Indianola is home to the legendary B.B. King, experience music history, amazing food, and a vibrant community.
The Town B.B.King Calls Home
When most people stroll into Indianola, MS, they’ve
got two things on their mind- Mississippi
B.B. King. As the placewhere Riley B. King grew up and later claimed as home on stages around the world under his new name "Beale Street Blues Boy" - B.B. - King,
and stocked with blues joint after blues joint, Indianola draws blues enthusiasts
who travel the globe to experience the history of blues music in this small Mississippi
King Museum and Live Blues
The $15+ million, state-of-the-art
B.B. King Museum and
Delta Interpretive Center honors the history of blues music and
the cultural heritage of the Mississippi River Delta while telling the story of King’s life through interactive exhibits, videos and artifacts.
Two blues venues, the historic
Club Ebony and the nationally-known 308 Blues Club and Cafe, host the very best of
local and regional blues, rock, country, and hip-hop acts. These original juke joints
offer that “smack-you-in-the-face” blues vibe that can’t be duplicated
or reproduced anywhere else.
The annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival
draws the man himself into town -- where he and his band play for free to benefit the Museum and the town -- and is one of the most popular Mississippi blues
Blue Biscuit Bungalows and Delta
Blue Biscuit Bungalows offer
just the right amount of history, blues music authenticity and comfort without skimping
too much on the lodging amenities.
Bed on the Bayou provides the authentic
experience of staying in a renovated tenant house straight off the plantation.
Indianola is also home to several
celebrated eateries including The Crown Restaurant in historic downtown. Featured
in Bon Appetit, the Food Network and other national media, The Crown is just one
of Indianola’s dining delights.