“...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.

Rosanne Cash LIVE at Dockery Farms: June 6th, 2015 7:30PM

Rosanne Cash LIVE at Dockery Farms
Saturday, June 6, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.
2015 International Blues Challenge winner and Mississippi native Eddie Cotton, Jr. followed by multiple Grammy winner Rosanne Cash
A concert to benefit the Dockery Farms Foundation
Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

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

February 7, 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

National Geographic "Diggers" Show

National Geographic 'Diggers' Show will air on Channel 276, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 9 p.m. Central Time

February 21, 2013