MS Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival

Not only do we throw our annual blues fest but we also do other events. We are involved in other events like our yearly mardi gras ball, children instrument contests, dances, and other community events since 1991. Come join us sometime. Want to help the community? Come to our events, become a member or volunteer.

Saturday Sept 12, 2020

Nearly 12 Hours of Blues! Over a Dozen Blues Performances! Gates open at noon and the last performance is at 9 PM. Come join in the fun.

Our Sponsors
Chevron USA
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Visit Mississippi – Tourism Group
Merchant & Marine Bank
Rovira Team Realty

The Host of the Show

Alvin “DJ Big Baby” Brown

Production Manager

Wallace Kirkland Production


Jackson County Sheriff’s Department


Justin Mitchell

Souvenir Booklet

Shaughnessy Printing Company

Our Organization

About Us

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission is a non-profit organization comprised of music enthusiast. Its mission is to promote the art of music through special events. Formed in 1989, the commission made its mark on the music scene and held its first Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival in 1991. We strive to enhance the Gulf Coast Community quality of life by keeping the music viable and alive. We are giving the public an entertainment outlet rich in tradition. Now going strong for over two decades, the festival is one of the longest running music events along the Gulf Coast attracting thousands from multiple states.

Non-Profit Status

The MGCBC, Inc. has been in existence for twenty-seven years. The organization has continued to register on an annual basis with the Secretary of State – the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI as a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Certificate of Registration is included.

Historical Blues Marker

Mississippi declared itself the birthplace of America’s Music. The Mississippi Legislature established the MS Blues Trail Commission to celebrate and explore the state’s rich musical heritage. Markers have been placed in designated locations across the state to share stories of blues musicians, venues, communities, and experiences. In recognition 25 years, the Blues and Heritage Festival received a Blues marker to commemorate the festival’s significance to the blues culture on the Gulf Coast at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, September 9, 2016. This accomplishment and recognition can be something we are proud of.

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