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Florida’s Got the Blues



Did you know that Florida has a long blues tradition? Many notable blues artists had roots in Florida and they are featured in an engaging exhibit that explores topics such as Early Blues, Florida Women and the Blues, Blues Clubs and Jook Joints, Depression Blues and the WPA Recordings, Popular Music and the Blues, and Contemporary Blues.

Did you know that the blues artist with the highest number of 78-rpm records was Tampa Red who grew up in Florida? And did you know that Blind Blake-perhaps the greatest ragtime and blues guitarist-is connected with Jacksonville, Florida? These early blues men are just a few of the highlighted artists in this popular exhibit celebrating Florida's blues tradition.

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Exhibit Specifications

General Description

16 text and graphic panels, including title panel, varying in size from 22" x 32" to 62" x 38"; 21 more photo panels (including Artist statement), each 18”w x 24”h 11 vinyl graphic banners varying in size from 35" x 47" to 60" x 95" and a bandstand interactive stage that includes a 4' x 8' check tile floor, 8' x 10' backdrop panel, 2-D cut-out band figures, 2-D cut-out instruments, and a 2-D cut-out vintage juke box.  Also includes a blues documentary on DVD.

Space Required
200 to 250 linear feet.

Shipping Crates
Two crates:
33”w x 60”h x 72”l (777 lbs.)
31”w x 56”h x 69” (454 lbs.)

Total Shipping Weight
1,231 lbs.

Security Requirements

Exhibit Rental Fee
$1,500 / 3 months


TREX Program
Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
tel 850.245.6400 fax 850.245.6433
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