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Downtown Jackson celebrates the blues

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It was a celebration of travel and tourism, blues music and railroad history rolled into one event on Thursday.

The location was Union Station in downtown Jackson where the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau joined Amtrak, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Central Mississippi Blues Society and the City of Jackson to host a whistle stop celebration.

"Big Bill" and "Mud" Morganfield, sons of blues great Muddy Waters, were on hand for the celebration and received special guitars with their father's picture on them.

The event was part of a three-day journey through Mississippi to the Midwest.

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