Come celebrate the 8th annual Oxford Blues Festival this weekend. Events kick off at 6pm, Friday, July 14 at the Tallahatchie Gourmet, under Neilson's on the Square, with Ben Wiley Payton and Effie Burt. On Saturday, the festival gets started at 11:00am at the Blues Archive (Archives and Special Collections, 3rd floor of the JD Williams Library), in a discussion with Beverly "Guitar" Watkins. Immediately following the talk, Blues Curator Greg Johnson will showcase some recent acquisitions and highlights of the Blues Archive. At 1:15, the festival moves outside, to the Grove, with bands playing until 8:45. All Saturday events are free and open to the public. For full schedule and details, visit http://oxfordbluesfest.com/.