JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be dedicated in Rockland  —  the seventh to be placed outside the Magnolia State since the program started in 2006.

The marker is being placed Thursday in conjunction with this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, which was founded in 1994.

The marker is entitled “The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine.”

Others markers have placed in Memphis, Tenn.; Chicago; Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Helena, Ark.; and Ferriday, La.

The markers commemorate the influence Mississippi artists have had on the development of blues scenes outside of the state.