LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — House of Blues announced today that on Thursday, June 26th, Blues Brother and House of Blues Co-founder Dan Aykroyd, will don a hard-hat and grab a shovel as he helps celebrate the beginning of construction of the stage at the brand new House of Blues music venue in Houston, Texas.
During the traditional “Mississippi Mud Pour” ceremony, shovels full of rich, dark mud from the banks of the Mississippi Delta are actually imbedded in the stage to symbolically infuse the House of Blues with the tremendous spirit of Southern hospitality. An incubator for countless famed blues artists, the Mississippi Delta region is home to legendary juke joints and the soulful, often fiery voices that comprise early American music. The “Mud Pour” ceremony began with the very first House of Blues which was established in Cambridge in 1992. For the Houston ceremony the mud will be collected from the banks of the Mississippi Delta and driven the 350 miles to Houston in celebration of the deep-rooted tradition.
“A House of Blues club is like no other music venue in the world,” said Deb Eybers, President of House of Blues. “Each of our venues has been built from the ground up, with the live music experience as the guiding light for their construction. The ‘Mud Pour,’ is an important part of the cultural traditions that have made every House of Blues venue such a unique concert and dining experience and we are pleased to continue the celebration in Houston.”
The House of Blues Houston is scheduled to open in October of this year as part of the Houston Pavilions Project. It will be the 12th House of Blues venue, joining venues in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Cleveland, San Diego, Atlantic City and Dallas. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers