Mississippi Blues Trail - Blues Hall

303 Union Street

Bay St Louis, MS 39525

The Mississippi Blues Trail - Blues Hall - The 100 Men D.B.A. Hall, a longtime center of African American social life and entertainment, was built in 1922 by the One Hundred Members’ Debating Benevolent Association. Over the years the association sponsored many events and also rented the hall to promoters who brought in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz acts. Local residents have recalled performances by Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Ernie K-Doe, Deacon John, Earl King, and numerous others here.

Do you have a story to tell? We confront our deepest vulnerability when we write our own stories, and we must be brave to face that challenge! Spend a day writing in a supportive community at historic 100 Men Hall where music and stories have been made for over a century. Rachel Dangermond, a writer and facilitator has hosted workshops in California and New Orleans. In her workshop, you will dive
into the rich archive of personal memory to conjure your stories.