Join us for the June edition of the Summer Music Series with blues musician and muralist Bobby Whalen. He will perform songs that recall the juke joints, stills, and casinos highlighted our exhibition, Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics at the Two Mississippi Museums. The Mississippi Distilled special exhibit will end on Saturday, June 26. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free every Sunday. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.
Bobby Whalen is a native of the historic Church Street district in Indianola where distinguished blues musicians such as B.B. King performed in many African American clubs and cafes. Whalen began his musical career performing as a drummer and bassist in his band, The Ladies Choice, along with several other musicians. He continues to perform blues music at local venues across the region and has been featured in several blues publications. As an artist, Whalen designed the mural paintings of the “Lucille’s Place” juke joint exhibit featured in the Museum of Mississippi History’s Soul of the State gallery.