The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days are coming in a few days, September 22-24th 2017! Sonia Outlaw-Clark, the lady behind the Tina Turner Museum, and her dynamic team will once again welcome TINA fans from all over the world and they came up with a great program for everybody to enjoy!
From the ‘T3 Mystery Tour‘ to the visit of Nutbush through some ‘Tinaoke‘ the weekend promises to be full of fun and surprises! Check out the ‘Weekend Schedule’ on the Heritage Days Website . Moreover, you don’t want to miss Miss Robbie Montgomery, former Ikette and star of the TV show ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’ who will also attend the weekend, do a Q&A session with fans and sign her new cookbook!
Climax of this 2017 TINA Heritage Days, Saturday night! With a special dinner & concert at Carver High Gym where TINA played basketball when she was a young girl (I can tell you you can still feel the energy). With performances from legendary TINA impersonator Larry Edward, Blues band Elmo & The Shades and super fans ‘Jarid & The Heartaches‘, it’s going to be a rockin’ evenin’!
And if you needed one more reason to convince you, any TINA fan should see from his own eyes the TINA Museum and why in itself, it is a full circle representation for Tina; The land where the small school for African American girls that little Anna Mae and her sister attended was donated by an ancestor of the family, allowing Black children from this area to have access to education. And that same one-room school where Tina learned how to read & write would, years later, be transferred from her original location near Nutbush to Brownsville, undergoing drastic transformations to become the Tina Turner Museum. It now holds memorabilia and precious artefacts from Tina’s amazing career. Watch this clip below, featuring Tina Turner on the TV special African Americans Lifes 2, to learn more about the rich history behind this piece of landmark!
Some activities require pre-registration. Check out this page for more information. Tickets and packages available for purchase online or at the door.
Dinner & Concert tickets require pre-purchase.
Call 731-779-9000, or email here for more details or questions.
You can support the TINA Museum by making a donation here (Tax Deductible for our US friends)
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The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days took place once again last weekend at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center where the Tina Turner museum is located. A great success once again and the occasion for fans worldwide to celebrate the legacy of the Queen of Rock. Tina’s personal assistant Rhonda Graam was again a part of the celebrations and graciously answered questions from fans. Watch the video of the Q&A session below thanks to Eric!
Moreover, here is a few words from organizer Sonia Outlaw-Clark about this year weekend:
“I am always amazed at how our Tina Turner Heritage Days feels so much like a family reunion. No one is a stranger here, Everyone has their love of Tina in common and that’s enough to make you an instant member of the “family.” And each year we grow and welcome new family members, which is great.
It was the fans who said four years ago that “we want to come to Brownsville and do a fan celebration.” This was just after the school had been moved to the Delta Heritage Center. I’m so glad I listened to them. Those who came then have continued to come back and also help plan each year, so this really is a fan driven effort and I am just thrilled that I get to be a part of it.
I think my favorite part is on Friday when everyone starts arriving. It’s so nice to see the hugs and hellos. Friday night is very informal, which gives everyone a chance to mingle and learn more about each other. And, of course there is live music and karaoke, so everyone who wants to can share their favorite Tina impersonations and dance moves. You can spend as much time as they like in the Tina Turner Museum, and if you’ve never tried salt pork and molasses, here’s your chance…. along with some other regional foods.
Saturday is tours and Tina tribute show. Getting to have lunch with Rhonda and ask her questions was a huge highlight of this year’s event. I think it went well and that everyone enjoyed it.”
Next year’s date is Sept. 23-25. The organizers hope everyone who can will start making plans now to be here. New “family” members are always welcome … plus you’ll have a great time!
You can already join the FB page for the 2016 celebrations!
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Celebrating the heritage and legacy of Flagg Grove School along with its most famous student, Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner. Held each year on the 4th weekend of Sept. at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.
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They call it Nutbush, they say Nutbush! You say Nut bush! we take you on a tour behind the scenes of the grand opening of the Tina Turner exhibition in Brownsville,TN close to her worldwide known hometown of Nutbush! With speciall tour guide, Tina Turner’s fan Stephen Evans!
Photos & video credit: Stephen Evans & Anja Offermann.
“The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker the mud, the more beautiful the flower blooms.” This Buddhist wisdom certainly rings true for Tina Turner’s life story. The seed of Tina Turner was planted deep in the Tennessee mud, Nutbush to be precise. A small town in the deep-south of the United States. Tina is not a person for nostalgia. So when she left Nutbush in her mid-teens, she hardly ever looked back.
By Erin Shaw Street – You know that Tina Turner song “Nutbush City Limits?” It’s about a real place–Nutbush, Tennessee, where she grew up. (Go on, you know you want to dance in your chair just thinking of the melody.) This week a museum dedicated to Tina’s legacy–and the community where she was raised–opens just down the road from Nutbush. The Flagg Grove School, where she spent her formative years, opens to the public this Friday after a painstaking restoration.
Elvis fans have Graceland. If you are more into the country style (and big boobs) you can have fun at Dollywood. Now Tina Turner fans have a place where they can gather and celebrate the legacy of the legendary singer. After a successful fundraising and a make over, Tina’s former school will open its door as a museum in honor of the Queen of Rock in September. Tina Turner showed a great interest herself in the project, contributing with memorabilia and other personal items. Last year gathering was already a success and organizers expect more people this year with the Grand Opening of the Flagg Grove School. If you want to participate to the event visit the Tina Turner Heritage Days website. More photos from the school transformation inside the post! Continue reading
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We have written about the restoration of Tina Turner’s school back in lil’ ol’ Nutbush before. But now it is time to take action. 75,000 dollar is needed to bring Flagg Grove School back to its original state. At the moment, over 40,000 dollar has already been donated. A campaign has been set up where us fans can become part of the project by making a donation. And what’s even better: when you make a donation your name will be included on a birthday card that will be delivered to Tina by her assistant Rhonda Graam.
Tina Turner’s primary school in Nutbush, Flagg Grove School, is to be saved and restored. The one-room school will be moved to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN. There the building will function as an exhbition room, including an exhibit on Tina herself, and African-American education in that era. The school was originally located on land bought from Benjamin Flagg in 1889, who was the brother to Tina’s (Anna Mae Bullock’s) great grandfather George Flagg. Tina attended the school in the 1940’s while she was growing up in Nutbush. The school was closed in 1960’s and after this has been used as a barn. For more information, visit the website of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.
Update June 3: Last Friday, June 1, Tina’s former school house, Flagg Grove School, was moved to its new location in Brownsville, TN, where it will be renovated and opened as an exhibition space. Via this link, you can follow this wonderful project. Thanks to Sonia Outlaw-Clark of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center for keeping us informed. See the photo below of the school being moved to Brownsville, via Highway 19 (a.k.a. Tina Turner Highway) – a wonderful sight!