musicians and fans to pay respect to many of the influences that
shaped and molded many of today's successful artists not only in
the blues world, but also in rock, pop and country.
Arkansas is the home of "King Biscuit Time"
radio show, where Sonny Boy Williamson, Pinetop Perkins, Robert
Lockwood Jr., James Cotton, Houston Stackhouse and numerous other
bluesmen played. It is the site of the premier blues
festival in the country, The King Biscuit Blues Festival which
is in its sixteenth year.
site for the first and second BluesAids was Horseshoe
Casino's Showcase Nightclub named "Bluesville".
Located 30 minutes south of Memphis next to Horseshoe Casino in
Robinsonville, Mississippi at Casino Center it seats over 1,000
patrons and houses "state of the art" sound
and video equipment.
2001's BluesAid moves to Memphis, TN on historic Beale Street and
will be the closing function of the 2001 Handy Awards. The event
will be at the New Daisy Theater and begins at 7:00 pm on
Saturday, May 26.