2009 Freedom Creek Festival
in honor of the late, great Willie King

Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30
Old Memphis, near Aliceville, Alabama

featuring , Jerry "Boogie" McCain
and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm
AND MANY MORE!

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See pictures of 2008 festival by Max Shores

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY from 4pm featuring Cedric Burnside and Lightenin Malcolm, plus Alabama talent Taylor Moore, Julius Conner, Caleb Childs and the Old Memphis Kings, Little Willie Farmer, Willie Lee Halbert, Vanessia Young and the Pure Blues Express, and more!

SATURDAY from 11am featuring legendary bluesmen Kenny Neal , Jerry "Boogie" McCain PLUS The Liberators, "Birmingham" George Conner, Clarence Davis, Rev. Little, the Alabama blues women revue with Caroline Shines, Debbie Bond, Sweet Claudette and Shar-Baby, Todd Johnson, Big Joe Shelton, plus Pat Moss and more!

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ADMISSION: Friday $10, Saturday $12 suggested donation

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

HOTEL AND MOTEL: The nearest accommodations are in nearby Aliceville, Alabama. More choices are available a little further away in Columbus, Mississippi, Eutaw and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

CAMPING is available at the festival free of charge and at the nearby Pickensville Recreation Area.

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS will be available at the festival and you are welcome to bring you own. PLEASE NOTE the festival is in Pickens County, which is a dry county. Please help us by being sensitive to this issue and keeping a low profile.

BRING a chair and sunscreen.

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Many thanks to the following sponsors for making this festival possible: the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Bill Lucado, Musicmaker Foundation, Black Belt Community Foundation and Alabama Blues Project.

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READ FREEDOM CREEK MEDIA

Willie King’s Freedom Creek Festival lives on
Commercial Dispatch - May 10, 2009


Directions

The festival takes place in the small rural community of Old Memphis, Alabama.
From most directions, the best route without getting lost, is to get to Aliceville first!

From Aliceville to Old Memphis (in Pickens County)

  • take Route 17 South toward Geiger
  • about 9 miles out of town, turn right on County Road 32 West, toward Macon
  • about 1 mile further on, turn right onto County Road 1
  • just over 4 miles down the road you will see Cedar Grove Church on your right. Take the next turning on the right (just under 1 mile) onto Old Memphis Road, which will be signposted to the festival
  • the festival site is a little under 1 mile down Old Memphis Road, on the left hand side

CONTACT US
by Email or at
(205) 752-6263)


Alabama Blues Project
712 25th Avenue
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 752-6263
www.alabamablues.org

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