From Black Town to Blues Festivals Opens Jan. 29

Join us for a magical tribute and exhibit to honor the legendary D.C. Minner. His life and musical contributions in Rentiesville, Okla. and worldwide will be featured.

The exhibit’s world premier, “From Black Town to Blues Festivals,” opens at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Jan. 29, 2011, starting with a grand opening party from 7 p.m. to 11p.m.

On Jan. 29, there will be a $15 cover that includes a dinner and the entertainment of five bands including acts such as, Miss Blues, Tony Mathews, Selby Minner, Harry Williams and Friends, Rudy Scott, Frank Swain, Buck Young and many more. There will also be a second stage with acts such as Lem Sheppard and Harold Aldridge. This lineup includes seven Blues Hall of Fame inductees right here in Muskogee.

Blues Legend D.C. Minner (1935-2008) was born in Rentiesville and toured professionally as a bassist with Freddie King, OV Wright, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley out of Oklahoma City. He switched to guitar and returned with wife/bassist Selby Minner to reopen his grandmother Lura’s Juke Joint as a blues club in 1988. The couple started the Blues Fest in 1991, bringing numerous luminaries to Rentiesville and founded the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in 2003, honoring Blues Players statewide.

About the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Oklahomans have always had a rich and profound impact on the world’s music culture. In 1995, recognizing the need to educate the public about the influence Oklahomans have had in the music industry, the vision for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame was born.

On an annual basis since 1997, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame has been honoring some of the world’s most notable talents whose gifts and musical styles are as breathtaking and diverse as the Oklahoma landscape. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization. For more information,

Updated 01-14-2011

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