The Delta International Film and Video Festival

The Delta, "Home of the Blues"

Delta State University is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta—a unique, thriving, culturally rich and diverse region of the United States. Known as the “Home of the Blues,” the Delta claims Blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, W. C. Handy, and Charley Patton (considered the “Father of the Blues”) as its own. Dockery Plantation, birthplace of Charley Patton, is just a few miles from Cleveland. The Delta Blues Museum is just down the road in Clarksdale, which is also home to the Ground Zero Blues Club, co-owned by Morgan Freeman. Po Monkey’s Lounge, one of the last rural juke joints, is also located within a few miles from Cleveland.