DELTA BLUES EVENT CALENDAR

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CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI,
FESTIVALS IN
2015:
See web ads below for recommended places to stay!
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/2-3 -
MS Tennessee Williams Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)*
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Date TBA 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
*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.

2016 FESTIVAL DATES:
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/28-30, 2016
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/14-17, 201
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- Hambone Festival - 10/27-10/30, 2016

2017 FESTIVAL DATES:
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
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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.


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.
- WROX Museum, Clarksdale, MS (257 Delta Ave., 662-645-8874): Clarksdale history and cultural museum housed in the historic studios of the old WROX blues/gospel station where Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk and Early Wright were on the air. Open by appointment only. Call 662-645-8874.
- 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).


Mississippi Blues Trail
& Country Music Trail Marker
Dedications

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.



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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JULY 2015

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!

COMING SOON: 8/7-9 - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, www.sunflowerfest.org


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

Live blues some Thursday and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Fri., 7/3 - Leo "Bud" Welch, 9pm
Sat., 7/4 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 9pm
Sun., 7/5 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
7/1 Steve Kolbus
7/2 Razorblade
7/3 The Henry Swain Club
7/4 The Ori Naftaly Band club will open at 8:00
7/8 Titanium Blue
7/9
CLOSED - Private event
7/10 The Juke Joint Allstars
7/11 LALA
7/15 Amy Black
7/16 Heavy Suga
7/17 Kingfish
7/18 Phillip Carter
7/22 The Henry Swain Club
7/23 Steve Kolbus
7/24 Sam Wooden and The Night Rockers
7/25 The Beat Daddies
7/29 David Dunavent
7/30 Johnny Riley
7/31 The Old Memphis Kings

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars, 8:30pm

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon 7/6 - Big and The All Stars Featuring Space Cowboy

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tues., 7/7 - Little Mike & The Tornadoes, 8pm

FARMER’S MARKET (downtown)
Every Thursday w/fruits & veggies, kids activities, health corner, live music and cooking demos at Train Depot/Tourism, 326 Blues Alley, 4-7pm
INCLUDES LIVE MUSIC:
7/2: Sarah Levingston
7/9: TBA
7/16: Gramm Phillips - Beatles Tribute


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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:15 Friday Start Times...
July 3 taylor bailey
July 10 josh journeay
July 17 frank caswell
July 24 alanna mosley
July 31 blackwater trio

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)

Thurs., 7/2 - Anthony “
Big A” & Allstars blues band, 8:30pm

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Occasional music.


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Mondays - Happy hour w/Marshall Drew, 6pm
July 11   Bonfire Orchestra
July 18  Dylan Moss Band

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Thurs., 7/2 - live music TBA, 7pm
Sat., 7/4 - John Paul Keith Band, 9pm
Tues., 7/14 - Amy Black & Muscle Shoals Music Revue, 8pm


Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
tba


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 

Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
Thursdays - R&B deejay weekly after 8pm.


Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues 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
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
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
Regular events, including occasional live music. Plus:
Be Smart- Control Your Diabetes - Wednesday, May20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tae Kwon Do Workshops - Every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the AT&T Learning Center.

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
July 10 @ 9:30 pm Voo Davis Band
July 18 @ 9:30 pm Amy Black “A Muscle Shoals Music Revue”

Brickhouse 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
Music TBA but cool stop; owned by bluesman.

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
JULY:
3 Fisher & Radcliffe AND Stevie J
4 JULY 4TH Backyard Blues Festival Feat. Dexter Allen / Free BBQ
10 The Bluesman AND Mr Dillon & Jesse Robinson
11 The Bluesman AND The "Legendary" House Rockers
17 The Bluesman AND Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
18 The Bluesman AND Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
24 The Bluesman AND Sorrento Ussery
25 The Bluesman AND Dexter Allen
31 The Bluesman AND The Lucky Hand Blues Band

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
JULY:
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
3 & 4 - closed for holiday
10 - Grady Champion
11 - Voo Davis
17 - Lucky Hand Blues Band
18 - Eddie Cotton
24 - Ori Naftaly Band
25 - Southern Comfort Brass Band
31 - Fearless Four

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).

Sun., 7/5 - WILLIE DIXON 100TH BIRTHDAY Celebration and Concert 
Vicksburg, MS

Sun., 7/5 - Vicksburg City Auditorium - EDDIE COTTON, MR. SIPP and Special Guest Artists. Doors Open at 3p / Showtime 4p-9p. Info at www.VicksburgBlues.net

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
Live blues every weekend... Free!
July 3-4 MR. SiPP The Mississippi Blues Child
July 10-11 EDDiE COTTON
July 17-18 GRADY CHAMPiON
July 24-25  LADY L and the River City Blues Band
with special guest G.C. CAMERON
July 31  MR. SiPP The Mississippi Blues Child

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
“Coming Soon”

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays, 5pm...

July 5th - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.



Sat., 7/18 - Oxford Blues Festival
Oxford, MS

http://oxfordbluesfest.com/
Annual (now) FREE blues festival w/RL Boyce, Duwayne Burnside, Cadillac Funk, Jeff Jenson, Bobby Rae Watson... plus a blues panel discussion. Read about it at http://hottytoddy.com/2015/06/15/blues-festival-returns-to-oxford-for-sixth-year/



Ride shotgun on a weekly road trip exploring Mississippi’s music, culture and characters

behind the blues. Free webisodes coming soon at www.moonshineandmojohands.com

(For more on the series, search it at www.imdb.com)


AUGUST 2015

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!


Sat., 8/1 - Bikes, Blues & Bayous
Greenwood, MS

Info at 662-453-4152.



8/7-9, 2015 - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Clarksdale, MS

28th annual fest... plus related blues events at clubs, jukes, museums and (of course) Cat Head store! www.sunflowerfest.org


Sun., 8/9 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
Clarksdale, MS
FREE, FREE, FREE.... Celebrate Cat Head Store’s lucky 13th anniversary, y’all!


8/14-15 - Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
Jackson, MS

www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com
Chaka Khan, Macy Gray, Isley Bros, Eddie Cotton and more.


SEPTEMBER 2015

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!


Sat, Sep 19, 2015 - Delta Heritage Blues Festival - Greenville, MS




OCTOBER 2015

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!





10/2-3 - “DELTA ROADTRIP!”
Clarksdale to Helena “Sister City Event”
Transportation provided; more info to come; article at
http://www.helena-arkansas.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629964




Delta State University is pleased to announce

the Second International Conference on the Blues.

The conference will be held October 5-6, 2015.

Topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts alike will be presented, including African American musical traditions and their influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; race and ethnicity; and the Mississippi Delta.







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WANT MORE CLARKSDALE INFO? Click below:


CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2015
PLAN NOW FOR 2015 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• TBA -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Early November, 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest


BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR 2015 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS, Thurs-Sun, April 9-12! Official Hotel of Juke Joint Festival is ISLE OF CAPRI in nearby Lula, MS... with bus shuttle and special room rates... use Reservation Code “Juke15” when booking your rooms.  Also, full accommodations listing for Clarksdale at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html


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Late Sept thru early Oct 2015
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2015 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.


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





















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