“...You might say it all started right here.” - B.B.King

Dockery Farms was established in 1895 to produce cotton, America's biggest export at the time. African Americans who worked at Dockery, including blues pioneer Charley Patton, created a culture that inspired the music we know as the blues. Their songs influenced the development of popular music all over the world. more

Notes from Dockery Farms
News, music, and musings from the foundation and the farm.

Tedeschi Trucks Band LIVE at Dockery Farms Sunday, April 24, 2016

Combining inspired Memphis soul, electric rhythm & blues, country, rock and classic song craft, TTB has captured the admiration of both concert audiences and critics worldwide. Since their inception in 2010, TTB have seen both of their previous albums debut in the top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and won a GRAMMY® for their debut album Revelator, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “masterpiece.”  In studio and on stage, TTB continue to flourish and surprise, and the release of Let Me Get By marks the beginning of another exciting chapter in the band’s storied tale.

Tickets available online and by calling 662-846-4626.

February 8, 2016

Rosanne Cash LIVE at Dockery Farms: Back to the Roots of the Blues: Saturday June 6th, 2015 6:30PM

Rosanne Cash comes full circle to perform songs from her GRAMMY®-winning album that were inspired by this historically significant area of the south. The opening act for this unique event is Eddie Cotton, Jr., the winner of the 2015 International Blues Challenge.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. with blues artists Cadillac John, Bill Abel, and Jake and the Pearl Street Jumpers performing at different locations on the Dockery grounds. 

Tickets available online and by calling 662-846-4626. Specially priced tickets are available for Delta State University students and Teach for America teachers. Please call 662-846-4626 to purchase those.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Proceeds from this concert benefit the Dockery Farms Foundation.

April 24, 2015

A Personal Video Tour of Dockery Farms

It all started here, according to B.B. King, who helps narrate this video. Take a tour through historic and current day Dockery Farms with our foundation director, William Lester.

November 9, 2014