Jackson County’s first Blues Trail marker will be unveiled Friday

The Mississippi Blues Trail will unveil a marker at noon Friday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Pascagoula in honor of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival’s 25th year.

It will be the first Blues Trail marker in Jackson County, the sixth on the Coast and the 191st in the state.

The festival is set for Saturday.

The festival’s lineup includes Eddie Cotton Jr., Kent Burnside, Simone De, Nikki DeMarks, Mark “Muleman” Massey, Lil Jimmie and the Yazoo Bayou Band.

The gates will open at noon and performances begin at 1 p.m. at 2902 Shortcut Road.

Details: 601-213-7300, 228-282-0951 or msgulfcoastbluesfest.com.

Sun Herald