Explore Pine Bluff invites you on a virtual visit so you can be inspired by the incredible untold stories of this historical Delta town. In response to travel concerns and restrictions, this tourism agency has developed several innovative ways for visitors to uncover Pine Bluff’s powerful and fascinating history.
The Freedom & Blues Experience: A Delta Music and Culture Encounter currently includes the WA&P Radio Show, highlighting a collection of 26 videos relating to famous artists and musicians with Pine Bluff and Jefferson County roots; the Delta Civil Rights Legacy Trail is a digital brochure with 22 videos relating to Pine Bluff’s history with the civil rights movement; and the Delta Cinema World is a collection of videos featuring Pine Bluff’s contribution to cinema and theater. Additionally, visitors to ExplorePineBluff.com can read about the incredible stories of Pine Bluff’s transformational past on its cultural and history blog page.
Coming soon to complement the Delta Music and Culture Encounter on the website will be podcast stories encompassing the zany, tragic and compelling world of the towns on the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway, an in-depth video docu-series relaying incredible civil rights and freedom stories, and the Delta Rhythm & Bayous music playlist – all relating to Pine Bluff and the Delta. Also in the works is a virtual museum which will delve deeper into the narrative of civil rights, blues, gospel and cinema.
Visitors to the website can still view the performances from the first ever Pine Bluff Virtual Blues and Soul Summer Sets. This virtual music series aired every second and fourth Thursday and Friday from June through August. Thursday evenings were dedicated to the best in Blues and Southern Soul deejaying, and Friday evenings featured performances from artists all with Pine Bluff and Delta roots.
Until it’s safe to travel again, Explore Pine Bluff is committed to satisfying your wanderlust with these online experiences. We do, however, look forward to welcoming you in person to our extraordinary city in the very near future.
Make your virtual trip to Pine Bluff here.