Indianola embraces native son B.B. King; his life from sharecropper to blues legend is detailed at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. Outside the center, historic and Mississippi Blues Trail markers lead you to landmarks from the corner where King first earned money singing the blues to Club Ebony. Dating to 1948, the club is known for bringing acts like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert King and eventually, B.B himself through town. Watch for a statue of King in his namesake park and a mural amplifying his likeness.
Annually the last Saturday in September, the Indian Bayou Arts Festival lines up music performances, local art and craft vendors, children’s activities and food concessions on the banks of Indian Bayou, the cypress tree-studded waterway that winds through town. Take your cues from the bayou and meander alongside the locals.