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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2016
PLAN NOW FOR 2016 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/28-30, 2016 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/14-17, 2016 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/15 & 4/17, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/17, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
• 5/6-8, 2016 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 5/21, 2016
(related events 5/16-22) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/14, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest - 14th Anniversary Edition, 10am
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Rock & Blues Museum (music 3pm Fri; noon Sat/Sun)
• 9/9-10, 2016 -
Cruzn The Crossroads Car Show w/parade, cruise, music
• 9/30-10/1, 2016 -
Mississippi Tennessee Williams Festival
• 10/6-8 2016 (nearby Helena, AR) - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium
• 10/8-9, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/9, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
• 10/9, 2016 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/13-16, 2016 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events) - http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412684346
• 10/27-30, 2016 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.


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2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale, MS, and vicinity):
1/26-28, 2017 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/20-23, 2017 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/23, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
4/28-5/7 2017 - New Orleans Jazz Fest
?-?, 2017 - MEMPHIS - Beale Street Music Festival (tba in August)
5/11 (Thurs), 2017 - MEMPHIS - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)
5/12-14, 2017 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
5/27, 2017 - TENTATIVE - MS Saxophone (harmonica) Fest
Late May - Ground Zero Blues Club 16th anniversary party
6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV
Early June - Delta Jubilee
6/13-16, 2017 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s Masterclass Workshop Experience
8/11-13, 2017 - Sunflower River Blues Festival
8/13, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest - 15th Anniversary Edition!
10/5-7, 2017 - HELENA - King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative)
10/8, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
10/12-15, 2017 - TENTATIVE - Deep Blues Fest
Halloween weekend - annual Hambone Festival & related events

- PLUS: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.






6-PACK OF RECOMMENDED NON-CLARKSDALE BLUES FESTS:
- King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR - www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
- North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS -
https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic
- The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS -
www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com
- Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville, MS -
www.deltablues.org
- Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, West Point, MS -
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Wolf-Memorial-Blues-Festival/464486450390
- Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, Jackson, MS -
www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com


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MORE FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
- Mississippi Blues Trail info,
www.msbluestrail.org
- Mississippi blues fests,
www.blueshighway.org
- Blues fests nationwide,
www.bluesfestivalguide.com
- Juke Joint Festival (Clarksdale, MS),
www.jukejointfestival.com
- Sunflower River Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS),
www.sunflowerfest.org
- King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR), www.kingbiscuitfestival.com


MORE DELTA MUSIC INFO ON THE RADIO:
• MPB Highway 61 Blues Radio Show & web site with Scott Barretta — music and information about Mississippi blues/events at www.highway61blues.com.
• Clarksdale’s WROX “Crossroads Delta Blues Show with Paul Wilson” and other blues programming most Saturday nights, www.wroxradio.com.
• King Biscuit Time radio shown with Sunshine Sonny Payne in Helena, AR, weekdays 12:15pm, www.kffa.com.


Sample of MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA MUSEUMS:

- Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.deltabluesmuseum.org -- sign up for newsletter): Muddy Water's "cabin," traveling photo exhibits, gift shop and more; a must-visit destination! Open Mon.-Sat.
- Rock & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.blues2rock.com): Excellent collection of rare rock and blues memorabilia. Wonderful owner (Theo). Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm.
- B.B. King Museum, Indianola, MS (www.bbkingmuseum.org): New, state of the art blues museum in BB's hometown.
- Other Mississippi museums... Hwy. 61 Blues Museum in Leland AND the Howlin' Wolf Museum in West Point.
Also, in Tunica... the Tunica Museum has a "blues corner" and the Tunica River Park Museum.
- Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR (www.deltaculturalcenter.org): Helena, Arkansas: Main Street of the Blues exhibit and more; also visit Sunshine Sonny Payne at KFFA's daily King Biscuit Time radio show at 12:15pm Tues.-Fri. ... and nearby "Blues Corner" store.
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN (www.soulsvilleusa.com)... plus other museums in Memphis. ALSO recommended: National Civil Rights Museum (www.civilrightsmuseum.org).






Below is weekly “SOUNDS AROUND TOWN” snapshot of Clarksdale, MS! Keep scrolling down for a much larger list of local and regional blues happenings...


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www.americanamusictriangle.com
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NOVEMBER 2016

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


Red’s Lounge — blues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and some Thursday nights...
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & the Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 11/4 - Carlos Elliot, Bobby Gentillo and Cameron Kimbrough, 9pm
Sat., 11/5 - live blues TBA, 9pm
Sun., 11/6 - live blues TBA, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Thurs., 11/3 - live blues TBA, 8pm
Fri., 11/4 - Carlos Elliot, Bobby Gentillo and Cameron Kimbrough, 9pm
Sat., 11/5 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 11/6 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 11/11 - Robert Eskew Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 11/12 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 11/13 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 11/18 - live blues TBA, 9pm
Sat., 11/19 - live blues TBA, 9pm
Sun., 11/20 - live blues TBA, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
NOVEMBER (8pm weeknights; 9pm weekends):

11/2 Steve Kolbus
11/3 Private Party -
CLOSED, so see Red’s Lounge above for live blues, 8pm
Fri., 11/4 - Rocking the Keys, 9pm
Sat., 11/5 - The Unseen Eye, 9pm
11/9 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
11/10 Private Party -
CLOSED, so see Red’s Lounge above for live blues, 8pm
11/11 MoJo Mudd
11/12 The Old Memphis Kings
11/16 Deak Harp
11/17 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
11/18 Steve Kolbus
11/19 Mark Mule Mann Massey
11/23 Sunflower River Blues Festival Benefit
11/24
Closed for Thanksgiving - see elsewhere on this calendar for live blues
11/25 Magnolia Bayou
11/26 MS Bigfoot
11/30 Lala

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
Sat., 11/5 - Piano Redd busks for tips out front of the store, 11am till

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm!

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
November 1st, 2016 at 1PM  - SLIM HARPO BIOGRAPHER MARTIN HAWKINS TO HOLD BOOKSIGNING AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM.

Levon’s Diner
Clarksdale, MS
((232 Sunflower Ave)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food, 3:30pm — every week:

Sun Nov 6 - Blues Doctors with Adam Gussow

Sun Nov 13 - Blackwater Trio

Sun Nov 20 - Mississippi Marshall

Sun Nov 27 - Robert Kimbrough Snr

Sun Dec 6 - Heather Crosse


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues every week, 7:30pm
Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
Sat., 11/5 - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA, 10am
Sun., 11/6 - Blues Breakfast w/Lane Daniels, 10am
Mon., 11/7 - David Dunavent Blues Band, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tues., 11/1 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, 8pm
Tues., 11/8 - Stan Street & David Dunavent, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Nov 4 Blackwater Trio
Nov 11 mississippi marshall
Nov 18 Alanna mosley
Nov 25 Seth and Walt

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)
Saturday November 5th - Ricky “The Soul Man” Burton

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(207 Yazoo Ave.)
tba

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Nov 5 - The Pistol & The Queen
12- Whiskey Barrel
19- Rustenhaven

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music many Wednesdays and most weekends...
tba

Shacksdale
Clarksdale, MS (across from Shack Up)
tba

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at
cchecassistant@gmail.com
Tuesday, November 15th -- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Community Book Talks presents Delta Rainbow:  The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson by Sally Palmer Thomason.



MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Mississippi Blues Trail
GO HERE FOR UPDATES: www.msbluestrail.org
Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.

Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
RIP Willie “Po Monkey” Seaberry - 1940-2016.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.

Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

Thacker Mountain Radio
www.thackermountain.com
Live Mississippi radio show w/audience… Free… details on-line:
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
November 3, 2016  - Jazz It Up!

The Alluvian (Hotel)
Greenwood, MS
www.thealluvian.com
Thursday happy hour with music (fun but not usually blues)

Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brickhouse-Bar-Grill/204487119599714

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
Nov 04, 2016 Stevie J
Nov 05, 2016 Stevie J
Nov 11, 2016 Todd Thompson and the Lucky Hand Blues Band
Nov 12, 2016 Sorrento Ussery
Nov 18, 2016 Sherman Lee Dillon & The MS Sound
Nov 19, 2016 Sherman Lee Dillon & The MS Sound

Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
www.theironhorsegrill.com
Bluesman Kenny Williams 3 Nov Thu 6 PM
Wes Lee 4 Nov Fri 9 PM
Bernard Jenkins 5 Nov Sat 9 PM
Brian Jones 10 Nov Thu 6 PM
Kern Pratt 11 Nov Fri 9 PM
Bill Abel 12 Nov Sat 9 PM
Vinnie C. 17 Nov Thu 6 PM
Reverand KM Williams 18 Nov Fri 9 PM
Sister Lucille Band 19 Nov Sat 9 PM
YZ Ealey 25 Nov Fri 9 PM

Hall & Mal’s
Jackson, MS
Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday blues jam!

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
tba

The Penguin Restuaruant & Bar
Jackson, MS
https://www.facebook.com/The-Penguin-Restaurant-Bar-233825843339289/
Tuesday nights - live jazz, 6pm

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
tba

MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/

LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
EDDiE COTTON plays Ameristar Casino Vicksburg BOTTLENECK BLUES BAR on:
Friday • NOVEMBER 11 • 8p

MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at http://www.vicksburgblues.net/

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
Nov 19 - Uvee Hayes from St Louis

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays at 5pm:
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

tba.


DECEMBER 2016

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


Red’s Lounge — blues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Wednesdays - Big A & the Allstars, 8pm
Sat., 12/31 - NEW YEAR’S EVE BLUES BASH... details TBA, but plan now!

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
DECEMBER (8pm weeknights; 9pm weekends):

12/1 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
12/2 Terry Wall and The Wall bangers
12/3 Deak Harp
12/7 TBA
12/8 Steve Kolbus
12/9 The Kruise Kontrol
12/10 Dark Water
12/14 Deak Harp
12/15 Kingfish
12/16 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
12/17 Lucious Spiller
12/21 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
12/22 TBA
12/23 TBA
12/24 (stay tuned)
12/28 Steve Kolbuse
12/29 Deak Harp
12/30 Lala
Sat., 12/31 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones open up for NEW YEAR’S EVE headliner Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks!

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
tba

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm!

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
tba

Levon’s Diner
Clarksdale, MS
((232 Sunflower Ave)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week:

tba


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues every week, 7:30pm
Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
tba

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
tba

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

tba

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)
Saturday November 5th . Blues The SoulMan Burton"

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(207 Yazoo Ave.)
tba

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
tba

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music many Wednesdays and most weekends...
tba

Shacksdale
Clarksdale, MS (across from Shack Up)
tba

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at
cchecassistant@gmail.com
tba


COMING SOON: 1/26-28, 2017 - 6th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival, www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com



MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Mississippi Blues Trail
GO HERE FOR UPDATES: www.msbluestrail.org
Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.

Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
RIP Willie “Po Monkey” Seaberry - 1940-2016.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.

Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

Thacker Mountain Radio
www.thackermountain.com
Live Mississippi radio show w/audience… Free… details on-line:
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
tba

The Alluvian (Hotel)
Greenwood, MS
www.thealluvian.com
Thursday happy hour with music (fun but not usually blues)

Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brickhouse-Bar-Grill/204487119599714

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
TBA

Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
www.theironhorsegrill.com
tba

Hall & Mal’s
Jackson, MS
Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday blues jam!

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
tba

The Penguin Restuaruant & Bar
Jackson, MS
https://www.facebook.com/The-Penguin-Restaurant-Bar-233825843339289/
Tuesday nights - live jazz, 6pm

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
tba

MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/

LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
EDDiE COTTON plays Ameristar Casino Vicksburg BOTTLENECK BLUES BAR on:
Friday • DECEMBER 16 • 8p
Saturday • DECEMBER 17 • 8p
(Subject to Change)

MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at http://www.vicksburgblues.net/

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
Dec 2 - 19th Street 
Dec 9 - JJ Thames

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays at 5pm:
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

tba.


JANUARY 2017

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


7th annual CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com


FEBRUARY 2017

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!

PLUS, IN NEARBY MEMPHIS, TN:

33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

January 31 - February 4, 2017 in Memphis, TN
www.blues.org


APRIL 2017

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


Clarksdale & vicinity’s biggest single blues event... Half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta... with over 100 acts, a dozen daytime stages and 20 nighttime venues... plus monkeys riding dogs herding sheep, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, Southern food and much, much more! Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 14th annual JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS — Thurs-Sun, 4/20-23, 2017. www.jukejointfestival.com


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CLARKSDALE & VICINITY
FESTIVALS IN
2017
PLAN NOW FOR FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale and vicinity):
1/26-28, 2017 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/20-23, 2017 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/23, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
4/28-5/7 2017 - New Orleans Jazz Fest
?-?, 2017 - MEMPHIS - Beale Street Music Festival (tba in August)
5/11 (Thurs), 2017 - MEMPHIS - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)
5/12-14, 2017 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
5/27, 2017 - TENTATIVE - MS Saxophone (harmonica) Fest
Late May - Ground Zero Blues Club 16th anniversary party
6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV (blues ‘n roots fest)
Early June - Delta Jubilee
8/11-13, 2017 - Sunflower River Blues Festival
8/13, 2017 - Cat Head Delta Blues 15th Anniversary Show
10/5-7, 2017 - HELENA - King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative)
10/8, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
10/12-15, 2017 - TENTATIVE - Deep Blues Fest (blues, rock ‘n roots)
Halloween weekend - annual Hambone Festival & related events

- 2018: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest

PLUS IN JUNE...

June 13-16, 2017 - Hopson Commissary & Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS - Pinetop Perkins Foundation "Master Class Workshop Experience", www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org

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WANT MORE CLARKSDALE INFO? Click below:


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Late Sept thru early Oct 2016
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2016 blues festivals and blues events across three states — highlighting the Delta Busking Festival, Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Highway 61 Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, Second Street Blues Party and more... in Clarksdale, Mississippi... Greenville, Mississippi... Memphis, Tennessee... Helena, Arkansas... and more!

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HIRE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOUR GUIDES:

BIRDSONG TOURS (Clarksdale) - Robert Birdsong, Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

DELTA BOHEMIAN EXCURSIONS (Clarksdale) - Billy Howell, poorwilliam@deltabohemian.com

THE REAL DELTA TOURS (Clarksdale) - Abe Hudson, abehudson@hotmail.com

AMERICAN DREAM SAFARI (Memphis) - Tad Pierson, tad@americandreamsafari.com


Memphis' BLUES CITY TOURS is booking buses to come to Clarksdale, Indianola and Tunica on a new Delta Blues Tour, y'all! The world-infamous Cat Head blues store is just one of many cool Delta stops. Check 'em out and ride with Blues City Tours next time you're in Memphis, Tennessee. More details at http://www.bluescitytours.com/delta-blues-tour.php (901-522-9229 or bluescitytours@aol.com)


BLUE NOTE TOURS… "Where the blues is alive & well!" Blues, food & more from Chicago to St. Louis to Memphis to Clarksdale to Indianola to New Orleans. Includes stop at Cat Head blues store, Ground Zero Blues Club and more in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (402)750-8483 or (315)886-9744 • Itinerary & info at  http://www.bluenotetoursllc.com

BLUES AND RELATED VENUES

Venues featuring all or some blues music at various times
in Mississippi...
- CLARKSDALE: Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge, Hambone Gallery, Bluesberry Cafe, Club 2000, Hopson Commissary, Juke Joint Chapel at Shackup Inn, The Den, Channel Zilch, Delta Blues Room, Bluesberry Cafe, Delta Amusement Cafe, Messenger's, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Anniebelle's Lounge.
- CLEVELAND: The Senator's Place (1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61), Pickled Okra (662-843-8510), Airport Grocery (662-843-4817) and Delta State University (www.blueshighway.org).
- NEAR MERIGOLD: Po Monkey's Lounge (deejay).
- GREENVILLE: Walnut Street Blues Bar (662-378-2254).
- GREENWOOD: Alluvian Hotel.
- ROSEDALE: Blue Levee Market, (662-759-6333).
- TAYLOR: Taylor Catfish (662-236-6363).
- OXFORD: Proud Larry's, Rooster's Blues House (114 Courthouse Square), Library (662-234-1411), Red House (662-234-0089) and Two Stick (662-236-6639), Lyric Theater.
- COMO: Windy City Grill (662-526-0331), Rooster's Blues House, and Como Steakhouse (662-526-9529).
- JACKSON: Queen of Hearts (601-898-2225), Martin's Martin's, Hal & Mal's, Soulshine Pizza Factory, F Jones Corner, 119 Underground, Schimmel's (601-981-7077), Field's Cafe, Shuckers (Ridgeland).
- VICKSBURG: Info at www.vicksburgheritage.com, LD's Kitchen
- LEXINGTON: Kittrell's on the Square (662-834-4194)
- HATTIESBURG: Just 1 More Blues Bar www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar, The Thirsty Hippo, Brownstones, Walnut Circle.
- OCEAN SPRINGS: The Shed.

THE LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES???
HERE’S MOST OF WHAT’S LEFT
(PLUS A FEW IN LA, AL & TN):

Teddy's Juke Joint
17001 Old Scenic Hwy.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225)892-0064 or (225)658-8029

Blue Front Cafe
107 E Railroad Ave
Bentonia, MS 39040
(662) 528-1900

Queen of Hearts
2243 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 352-5730

Red's Lounge
395 Sunflower Ave.
Clarksdale, MS
(Red Paden doesn't give out his number, but I list his blues shows above on my Music Calendar.)

Po Monkey's Lounge
near Merigold, MS
(Very rarely live blues… but deejays on Thursday nights; directions at the bottom of this web page.)

Wild Bill's
1580 Vollintine Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 726-5473

Gip's Place
3101 Ave C
Bessemer, AL, 35020
256-525-9440

JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:

- PO MONKEY'S LOUNGE, NEAR MERIGOLD, MS: From Clarksdale, take Hwy 61 South 30 miles to Pemble Road and turn RIGHT. Note that the green Pemble Road street sign is missing, so look for Dollar General on left side of highway and a brown "Blues Trail" sign on right as well as as a "Pemble Farms" sign in field at turn-off. [If you miss the turn off and get to LEFThand "Merigold" exit, you've gone too far. In that case, turn around and take what will then be your SECOND left. Then...]. After making turn onto Pemble Road, take immediate left fork in the road which is gravel. [That's Po Monkey Road, but that sign is also missing!] The juke is approx. 1 1/4 mile down on left. 662-748-2254 or 662-514-7488.

- OTHA TURNER MEMORIAL PICNIC, SENATOBIA, MS: Get off of I-55 on the Senatobia exit and turn away from town down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner's Picnic is on the right there will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road. -- Directions courtesy Blues Mother Tupelo.

  1. OTHER "LIVE" MUSIC SOURCES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Mississippi Blues Trail: http://www.msbluestrail.org
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.visitmississippi.org/music/music_calender.asp
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.mississippipolitical.com/blues.htm
    - Memphis, TN area: http://afterdark.memphisflyer.com
    - Memphis, TN area: http://www.jambase.com
    - Jackson, MS area: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/music/listings/
    - Nashville, TN area: http://tennessean.com/entertainment/music/calendar/index.shtml
    - New Orleans, LA area: http://www.offbeat.com/
    - Baton Rouge, LA area: http://www.rhythmcitymag.com/
    - St. Louis, MO area: http://www.stlblues.net or http://www.riverfronttimes.com or http://www.stltoday.com/music
    - Little Rock, AR area: http://www.arktimes.com/calendar/calendar.html
    - Birmingham, AL area: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/
    - Chicago, IL area: http://www.chireader.com/music/mainmusic.html
    - United States: http://www.moretotheblues.com

  2. OTHER CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, SITES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Cat Head’s Clarksdale Guide: http://www.cathead.biz/guide.html
    - Clarksdale.com: http://www.clarksdale.com
    - ClarksdaleInfo.com: http://www.clarksdaleinfo.com
    - ClarksdaleNow.org: http://www.clarksdalenow.org
    - ClarksdaleTourism.com: http://visitclarksdale.com/livepage.apple.com
    - Delta Bohemian: http://www.deltabohemian.com

  3. Click here for a CLARKSDALE GUIDE to historic sites, jukes, hotels and more.

  4. PRE-TRIP PURCHASES (from Cat Head, of course!):
    - "Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail" essential new tourist guidebook to Mississippi Delta and Memphis.
    - Steve Cheseborough's Blues Traveling Delta blues club/museum/grave/food guide book, UPDATED!
    - M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues DVD ($20) and CD soundtrack ($15).
    - Hidden History of Mississippi Blues by Roger Stolle, $19.99.


LOVE CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI?  SUPPORT ITS NON-PROFITS:
- Juke Joint Festival - www.jukejointfestival.com
- Sunflower River Blues Festival -
www.sunflowerfest.org
- Delta Blues Museum and its Arts & Education Program -
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
- Rock & Blues Museum -
www.blues2rock.com
- Clarksdale Revitalization -
www.revitalizeclarksdale.com
- Griot Arts (after school program) -
www.griotarts.com
- Spring Initiative (after school program) -
www.spring-initiative.com
- Friends of the Library at Carnegie Public Library -
http://www.cplclarksdale.lib.ms.us/
- Clarksdale Care Station (meals) -
www.facebook.com/ClarksdaleCareStation

Blues Education web page to check out:
http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Music-Education--The-Blues-Genre-A612.html





















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