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“Sleepy” John Estes Home receives new signage as part of inaugural Adopt a Music Landmark campaign

New interpretive signage was unveiled at the “Sleepy” John Estes Home over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend during the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center’s 12th annual Exit 54 Blues Fest. It was one of the results of the American Music Landmarks Project’s new “Adopt a Music Landmark” program of which this blues legend’s home was the first!



May 28, 2022 - New signage at the “Sleepy” John Estes Home in Brownsville, TN. (Photo: Sonia Outlaw-Clark)


*SAVE THE DATE* Next year’s Exit 56 Blues Fest will be held May 27-28, 2023 at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tennessee. Come for the music landmarks (the “Sleepy” John Estes Home and the Tina Turner Museum, the Queen of Rock’s childhood schoolhouse) and stay for the music and southern hospitality!



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