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Mississippi John Hurt 20th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
October 2019

This October 2019 the Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival celebrates 20 years of honoring one of the legendary bluesmen. With the commitment of Taj Mahal who is curating the event and performing, the foundation looks forward to expanding the line up to include seasoned and younger performers influenced by the late great master. The Homecoming Festival takes place on the family land where the MJH museum and the church he worshiped in are located. Audiences will hear Blues on Saturday and Gospel on Sunday along with an open mic for up and coming players.

For 19 years John Hurt’s granddaughter, Mary Hurt Wright, and a small group of steadfast fans have produced this intimate event. Now help is needed in the form of donations, sponsorship and support to expand the Homecoming and festival production to keep John Hurts spirit and unique musical technique alive for the coming generations. Please email me at to discuss how you can support and be a part of this historic moment.

All profits from the Homecoming Festival will go to the MJH Foundation in support of musical instruction for youth and disadvantaged women.

Choose one of our levels or pick Good Night Irene and create your own level to support the 2019 Homecoming.

Good Night Irene:
You choose an amount you’re comfortable donating.

Salty Dog Level $100:
Your name listed on the MJH website.

Stack O’ Lee Level $500:
All the above and social media mentions.

Avalon Blues Level $1000: 
All the above and your logo on the MJH website, media ads and t-shirts.

Pay Day Level $2000 plus :
All the above and a banner with your logo hung at the Homecoming.

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