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On May 5-8 2011, we celebrated 100 years of Robert Johnson.

He lived twenty-seven years and recorded twenty-nine songs that changed music forever. Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of Robert Johnson.

Expert Panel

NPR Music - Robert Johnson And Pablo Casals' Game-Changers Turn 75

americana rhythm weekly - Robert Johnson Centennial Celebration

blues revue - Robert Johnson: The Centennial Collection

Chicago Tribune - 100 years after bluesman Robert Johnson's birth, his life, legacy spark celebrations, tributes

Clarion Ledger - Music World Celebrates Robert Johnson's Legacy

clarion ledger - Greenwood holding celebration for Robert Johnson

highway 61 radio - Schedule for Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts in Greenwood this weekend

LA Times - At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

Oxford American - Top 10 Untrue Facts About Robert Johnson

paste magazine - Robert Johnson: The Centennial Collection

pittsburg post gazette - Robert Johnson - almost 100

popmatters - Robert Johnson: The Centennial of an American Genius

stackhouse and bluesoterica - Robert Johnson Centennial Celebration

the dispatch - Johnson centennial plans announced

usa today - Riffing on Robert Johnson’s astounding legacy

usa today - Robert Johnson at 100: Legacy, legend

Washington Post - Robert Johnson: The bluesman, the myth, the legend

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Warren Haynes - Soulshine at Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

Exhibits and Tours

Robert Johnson Exposed: History and art exhibit
at Cottonlandia Museum

May 5th through September 6th

Open to the public, the art show will detail Robert Johnson’s life. The exhibit will include never before seen original album art, family pictures, and artistic interpretations of the legend created in the years after his untimely death.

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Please contact the Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau at 662-453-9197 for more event information.

Learn more about the legacy and mystery surrounding the Blues legend.

Image of Robert Johnson derived from the photo booth self-portrait © Delta Haze Corporation / All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.


Greenwood City Map

Festival Press Release (PDF)
The Robert Johnson Mystery
The Mississippi Blues Trail

Artist Bios

Jay Lang and the Devils Due
Bobby Rush
Honyboy Edwards
Lightnin' Malcolm Band
Cedric Burnside Project
Kenny Brown Band
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Scott Ainslie
Keb’ Mo’
Warren Haynes Band
Jerry Fair
Robert Johnson Blues Foundation