Hi everybody! Last September, I had the privilege to attend the 5th Annual Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush! It was an amazing celebration and we encourage every TINA fans to join this great event, held every last weekend of September where the Tina Turner Museum stands proudly! See you there for #TTHD17 and until then watch the new trailer created especially for the event!
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How does Nutbush looks like in 2016!? Taking you beyond Tina Turner’s footsteps with this report from the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush with fans from all over the world!
From the TINA art unveiling to the concert and inside the church where little Anna Mae used to go, experience the South and the annual Tina Turner Heritage Days.
A truly amazing weekend, you read all about it here and now you can watch all about it! Enjoy!
With – Dashon Jones – Larry Edwards – Donovan Marcelle – Luisa Marshall – Samira Tina – Anja Offermann – Cindy Vandenbussche – Laurel Hudgens Herring – Quateisha Jackson – Teri Toeun – Fiona Elliott – Linda Benedict – Lucas Alexander – Billy Hardin – Ronnie Pierce – Eric Henry – Donna Harper Graeff – Sonia Outlaw-Clark – Robbie Montgomery – Rhonda Graam and many more!
By Ben – Filmed in 4K.
From left to right: Billy, Donovan, Ben & Dashon
First, I must apologize for not reporting sooner on the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days but it is always difficult to write about an event that turned out to be some sort of life changing experience. It was a journey I had been looking forward to for years and after two weeks on the road with fellow TINA fan Dashon, time was finally there to discover the Tina Turner Museum and of course Nutbush, the lil’ old town in Tennessee.
Tina Turner fans will gather from around the world this November in Amsterdam to celebrate TINA77, Tina Turner’s Fans Birthday Party but first stop: Nutbush this September!
The 5th annual edition of the Tina Turner Heritage Days will take place once again at the Tina Turner Museum, September 23-25, 2016. The schedule for this year weekend is already online and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun again!
Visit the Tina Heritage Days Website for more info and see you there! #TTHD16
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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.
Visit Tina Turner Heritage Days website.
More info and program inside the post! Continue reading
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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