Greenville is a city in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 34,400 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Washington County.
Nelson Street is a historic strip of blues clubs that drew crowds in the 1940s and 1950s to the flourishing club scene to hear Delta blues, big band, jump blues and jazz and where record companies looked for talent. It was the equivalent of Beale Street in mid-1900s Memphis.
The second historic marker designated by the Mississippi Blues Commission on the Mississippi Blues Trail was placed in front of the Southern Whispers Restaurant on Nelson Street in Greenville, a stop on the chitlin' circuit in the early days of the blues. The marker commemorates the importance of this site in the history of the development of the blues in Mississippi.
The Greenville Bluesmen were an independent minor league professional baseball team from 1996-2001 in Greenville.
The Mississippi Miracles, formerly the Mississippi Stingers, were an American Basketball Association franchise from 2004-2006 in Greenville.
African-American bear hunter and sportsman Holt Collier is buried in Greenville. Collier was the guide for President Theodore Roosevelt on a bear hunt in Sharkey County and was instrumental in the birth of the teddy bear legend. In January 2004 the Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge was established on Collier’s "historic hunting grounds" south of Greenville.
Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker (1906–1993), an African-American trombonist, born in Newellton, Louisiana, lived in Greenville early in his career.
WLRK 91.5 FM Greenville, MS Christian Contemporary
WDSV 91.9 FM Greenville, MS Variety
WBAD 94.3 FM Leland, MS Urban Contemporary
KUUZ 95.9 FM Lake Village, AR Religious
WYMX 99.1 FM Greenwood, MS Classic Hits
KAVH 101.5 FM Eudora, AR Gospel Music
WIQQ 102.3 FM Leland, MS Top-40
WCLD 103.9 FM Cleveland, MS Urban Contemporary
WJIW 104.7 FM Greenville, MS Gospel Music
WIBT 105.5 FM Indianola, MS Urban Contemporary
WIXP (LPFM) 106.7 FM Greenville, MS Religious
WGVM 1260 AM Greenville, MS Talk
WNIX 1330 AM Greenville, MS Talk
WNLA 1380 AM Indianola, MS Gospel Music
WCLD 1490 AM Cleveland, MS Gospel Music
WESY 1580 AM Leland, MS Gospel Music
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - - 721 Highway 82, Greenville, MS 38701 (662) 537-1137
Silverleaf Salon - Category: Hair Salons - Specialized In:African-American Hair - 2044 Hwy 1 S Greenville, MS 38701 (662) 378-6010 - (reviews)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Buck's Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 152 North Harvey St.
Greenville, MS 38701 (662) 334-3301 - (reviews)
Dad & Son's Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 614 Nelson Street
Greenville, MS 38701-2939 (662) 335-8731
M M Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 224 Hughes Street
Greenville, MS 38701-5750 (662) 332-9449
The purpose of the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival is to reach a worldwide audience with a celebration of the contributions the Mississippi Delta Blues culture has made to the American story - and to help preserve that culture.
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