Fireside Chat


Joining President LaForge is Brennan Barham, a student with the Delta Music Institute.

We are now just days away from the much-anticipated opening of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, a historic addition to the culture and educational opportunities at Delta State and for the entire state of Mississippi.

Just two weeks ago, some of our Delta State students, who are enrolled in the Delta Music Institute, showed the city of Los Angeles and GRAMMY Recording Academy members one of the reasons that Delta State is the right location for this incredible Museum. The DMI All-Stars, a student band that covers songs of Mississippi GRAMMY-winning music, rocked the stage in the Clive Davis Theater in L.A. as part of the annual Mississippi Night held during GRAMMY Week. Performing alongside Mississippi musical legends like Cedric Burnside and Bobby Rush, our students performed for dignitaries, tourism leaders, politicians and special GRAMMY guests.

Opportunities like this are just one reason that Delta State is so excited about this new partnership with the GRAMMY Museum and the immediate benefits it will bring to our students and our community as a whole.

The entire Delta State family and larger community are excited to join in the opening events for GRAMMY Museum Mississippi this weekend, and we invite you to join us at 10 a.m. Saturday for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Museum. Everyone is invited to attend and to stay for “Mississippi Music on the Grounds” during which the Museum will be open to the public and a number of Mississippi musicians will perform. On Sunday, the festivities continue with the Museum opening to the public at noon. “Gospel Music on the Grounds,” a concert featuring a number of gospel groups, will occur from 1 to 4 p.m. It is an exciting and ground-breaking time for our university and state, and we would love for you to be here and join in the fun.

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