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Music Friday 24 May, 2019 7:30pm

Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troop

Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era. Enjoy an evening of vintage blues with vocalist Julia Titus at the helm and her fabulous band.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe tell Bessie’s story, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of her songs, whilst chronicling her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, through to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

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Dates & Tickets

This is a past event, therefore tickets are no longer available.

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

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