Regional Tourism Forum to be held in Cleveland on June 8

A regional tourism forum will take place next week to explain to local businesses and community leaders what they can do to bring more tourists to the Delta.

A forum titled “How DELTA Gets More Tourists” will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on June 8 at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland. The event was dedicated to the participation of businesses that can benefit from tourism.

The forum is free and sponsored by the Mississippi Press Association and the Mississippi Council for the Humanities.

The forum will focus on what is happening in the tourism industry in the Delta and where the region would like to go.

Speakers at the event include: Emily Havens of the Grammy Museum; Sean Johnson, director of tourism for Bolivar County; Malika Polk-Lee, executive director of the BB King Museum; Roger Stoll of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art; Shelley Ritter, executive director of the Delta Museum; Wayne Dowdy, Mississippi Delta National Heritage Program Manager; Todd Campbell, Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grant Management Specialist; and Beth Stevens, Executive Director of the Greenwood Leflore County Chamber of Commerce. Scott Coopwood, publisher of The Bolivar Bullet, will be the moderator.

Keith Johnson, Muddy Water’s great-nephew, will provide the entertainment.

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