“...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: 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

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