ABOUT THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION

Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen.  He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists.  He passed away on March 21, 2011 at the age of 97.

To learn more about Pinetop Perkins Click Here.

The primary mission of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.

The Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit organization.  Donations to the Foundation will go towards scholarships to enable youth to attend the MasterClass Workshops held annually in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Pinetop Homecoming smANNUAL PINETOP PERKINS HOMECOMING CELEBRATION - October 12, 2014 - 3 to 7 PM


Mark your calendar for the Annual Pinetop Perkins Homecoming.  Note we start at 3:00 PM this year.  We have a jam packed line-up so far with more TBA - Super Chikan, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm, Bob Margolin, Jonn del Toro Richardson, Bob Stroger, Sweet Betty, Tom Holland, Jimmi Mayes, Kenny Brown, Clay Swafford, Rip Lee Pryor,  Stephen Blues Dude Duncan, Kingfish Ingram and Marcus "Mookie" Cartwright..

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Pinetop Hands TeeMERCHANDISE CLEARANCE - QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED


We're clearing out our merchandise and quantities are very limited.  We are offering two styles of tshirts and a ladies tank top. There's still plenty of time left in the festival season to show your love for Pinetop.  Proceeds will go towards funding the Annual MasterClass Workshops.  And First Class shipping is FREE within the US!

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2014 MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP DATES and INFORMATION

Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class of 2014

 Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class Of 2014

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation has set the date for the fifth Blues Masterclass workshops for young and young-at-heart adult musicians. The classes will be held at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where the youthful spirit of Pinetop (1913-2011) smiles on us. 

The event takes place from June 18-20, 2014 and offers piano, guitar and harmonica workshops as well as a meet and greet on June 17th.   Be sure and visit our Workshop Page for the most up to date information.


PINETOP PERKINS' LEGACY CONTINUES:  Meet Tomorrow's Blues Greats
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Listen Here for Candice Ludlow's piece on the Pinetop Perkins Master Workshop.


DONATE TO THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION

Please consider honoring Pinetop's legacy by donating to The Pinetop Perkins Foundation.  Donations can be made by check or through PayPal.  The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductable.


Mail Your Contribution
Check or money order payable to:
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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