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)
• Early November, 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 Deep Blues Fest.

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






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.
- Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Unveiling in Duncan, MS w/Eddie C. Campbell & others – APRIL 10TH 11am



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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APRIL 2015

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

Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
Clarksdale, MS
www.jukejointfestival.com
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL:
- LINEUP - http://www.jukejointfestival.com/fest_events.php
-
PRE-SALE WRISTBANDS - http://www.jukejointfestival.com/merchandise.php
“Come for Saturday’s festival, but party with us Thursday through Sunday, y’all!”
- Thurs., 4/9 - 5pm-8:30pm - DELTA CINEMA (lobby & stage) - FREE Juke Joint Festival Kick-off party featuring MS Hill Country Blues tribute to fallen blues heroes ROBERT “WOLFMAN” BELFOUR & Martin “Big Boy” Grant (main stage, 6:30pm) featuring Sean “Bad” Apple, Little Joe Ayers, Robert Kimbrough Sr., RL Boyce, Andre Otha Turner, Stud & more! Opening blues act Preston Rumbaugh & Henry Swain Club (lobby, 5pm). Also on the main cinema stage: Dancing Divas of the Delta w/music by Watermelon Slim! Poster signing with Cristen Barnard in the lobby, plus JJFest T-shirt sales and pre-sale wristbands for Saturday’s nighttime venues.
- Fri., 4/10 - RELATED EVENTS AROUND TOWN - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!
- Sat., 4/11 - JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL (mainly downtown) - The actual world-famous festival itself with 13 daytime stages, 20 nighttime venues, dozens of street vendors, racing pigs, children’s activities and much, much more! The official daytime events on 4/11 are FREE! For your Saturday-only nighttime venue wristband, go to http://www.jukejointfestival.com/fest_events.php and buy pre-sale now and SAVE MONEY!
- Sun., 4/12 - RELATED EVENTS including Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, 2nd St. Blues Party & more - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!

CLARKSDALE COLLECTIVE ARTWALK (downtown)
Tues., 4/7 - Cat Head (live blues), New Roxy, Delta Swirl, Lambfish, Tourism, Hambone, Maven, Brick, Real Delta, Foxtrot, Blues Museum, Stone Pony, Miss Del's, Holy Moly, Hooker Hotel, Bluesberry, Deak's, 224, Yazoo Pass, Delta Bohemian & more! 5-8pm.

MLK Park Stage
Clarksdale, MS (Sunflower & MLK)

Sat., 4/4 - Mr. Tater Memorial Birthday Bash. (Bluesberry is rain location.), 12 noon


FRIDAYS AT THE STAGE (Delta Blues Museum)
Clarksdale, MS

Fri., 4/24 - Ronnie & the Remnants, 7pm


Clarksdale Tourism

Clarksdale, MS

(Historic Train Depot behind restored Greyhound Stn)

Mon., 4/27 - Alysia Burton Steele book event ("Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom"), 5-7pm


Red’s Loungejuke 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... TBA!
Fri., 4/3 - Joyce Jones Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/4 - Otis “TCB” Taylor Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 4/5 - Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 7pm
Fri., 4/17 - Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street, 9pm
Sat., 4/18 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sun., 4/19 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 4/24 - Leo "Bud" Welch, 9pm
Sat., 4/25 - Terry "Big T" Williams, 9pm
Sun., 4/26 - 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!
4/1 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
4/2 Steve Kolbus
4/3 Ricky Da Soul Man Burton and Soul Ingredient
4/4 901 Blues Band
4/8 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
4/9 Phillip Carter and The Underground Blues
4/10 7-10 Stacey Mitchhart
4/10 10-2 Kingfish
4/11 Juke Joint
4/12 Lala and Steve
4/15 Bill Abel
4/16 Henry Swain Club
4/17 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
4/18  Closed Private
4/22 Vic High R&R Band
4/23 Razorblade
4/24 Cadilac Funk
4/25 Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue
4/29 David Dunavent & Evol Love
4/30 Lala

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy EVERY WEDNESDAY at Club 2000!

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.
Wednesdays - “New World Wednesdays” - April 1st AND 8th (Daddy Rich plays, 4/8) @ 8pm
Thursdays - “Adhel's Blues Thursdays at the New Roxy” w/April 2nd - Motown night AND April 9th - Big A and the Allstars feat. Space Cowboy, 8pm
April 7th - Downtown Art Walk
April 8th - NWW
April 9th - Adhels
April 10th -
4/10 Fri - Doors open at 2pm; 6pm Randy Cohen, 8pm Mark Muleman Massey Blues Band, 10 pm LC Ulmer.
April 11th - 5pm Black Mtn Moan. Then... JJFest wristband venue w/Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band & Robert Bilbo Walker, 8pm
April 17th - WROX St. Jude fundraiser - Ghost Town Blues Band

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

Clarksdale, MS

www.deltabluesmuseum.org
APRIL 4  MUDDY WATERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Open to the public at Delta Blues Museum; cupcakes free while supplies last. Sponsored by Kroger.

APRIL 7  ARTWALK Open to the public at Delta Blues Museum; extended Museum hours 9AM - 7PM.

APRIL 10 BOOKSIGNING with Ben Wynn, author of IN TUNE - Charley Patton, Jimmy  Rodgers and the Roots of American Music,  1PM.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 (ARTS & EDUCATION ROOM) sponsored by Juke Joint Festival:

- 2:30pm - Call and Response - Conversations in the Blues w/86-year-old LC Ulmer. Blues artist/educator Big Jon Short leads the discussion.

  1. -4pm - Call and Response - Conversations in the Blues w/83-year-old Leo "Bud" Welch. Blues artist/educator Big Jon Short leads the discussion.


ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM (113 E 2nd St.)
Clarksdale, MS

Wed., 4/29 - Theo D Boogieman performs, 2pm; "Rock Angel" book signing w/Jeanne Bogino, 3pm


Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 4/6 - Sean "Bad" Apple w/Iceman, 7:30pm
Tue., 4/7 - Art Walk w/Watermelon Slim 1-man Art Show, 5-8pm
Mon., 4/20 - live blues TBA, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Thurs., 4/2 -  Guitar Camp w/Hash Brown, Eric Deaton, Ralph, 8pm
Tues., 4/7 - Marshall Hopper, 8pm
Tues., 4/21 - Christone KINGFISH Ingram, 8pm
Thurs., 4/23 - Alphonso Sanders, 8pm
Tues., 4/28 - John Lee Sanders, 8pm
THURS. APRIL 30 - DAVIS COEN

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
Fri., 4/3 - Josh Journeay, 7pm
4-7 Alanna Mosley
4-8 Jimmy Harris (trivia)
April 22 trivia host is Arch Corley
April 24 is Marshall Drew

GRIOT CAFE
(278 Sunflower Ave.)

Thurs., 4/2 - Open Mic Night, ages 14-18, 7pm


YAZOO PASS (Yazoo & E 2nd St.)

Thurs., 4/16 - Sarah Levingston, 6:30pm
Thurs., 4/23 - Justin Zamm, 6pm


Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)
Some Fridays - Cactus & Stud, 9pm

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 4/3 - Back 40, 9:30pm
Sat., 4/18 - Bruce Brewer, 9:30pm
Sat., 4/25 - The Firm, 10pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Fri.-Sat, 4/3-4 - Guitar Camp Jam, 7pm
4/22 -- Dirty Trick, 6 pm
4/23 -- Ashley Raines, 6 pm; Geronimo Getty, 9 pm
4/24 -- Side Street Steppers, 7 pm
4/25 -- John Paul Keith, 9 pm

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 4/23 - PER CUTRER/CCHEC: "In Book Talk Lecture Series News, we are very pleased to have mystery-favorite Ace Atkins speaking April 23. Atkins received a nomination for a Pulitzer for his work as a reporter, and he has since written numerous novels, including the continuations of the Robert B. Parker Spenser series. If you'd like to help with our lecture events, please contact Sarah Ruskey at 624-4461.”


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.
Wed., 4/8 - "Harp, Hart & Bones" 7:30pm


Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues restaurant with live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

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

Fri-Sat, 4/24-25 - Double Decker Festival
Oxford, MS

http://doubledeckerfestival.com
Arts & Crafts festival w/music by Reverend John Wilkins, Kenny Brown, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, JJ Grey & Mofro and other rock, blues and soul acts. Plus, Sunday, Gospel Choir Showcase. INCLUDES THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO EVENT...

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
Saturday, April 4 - Billy "Soul" Bonds and his band will be performing at Club Ebony, and the doors open at 8 p.m., with the show beginning at 10 p.m. Billy Bonds is known for hits like "Scat, cat. Here, kitty, kitty" and "Get her with my twitter."

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Regular events, including occasional live music...
Thursday, April 2 - Jazz with Dr. Alphonso Sanders from 7-9 p.m.
Fri., 4/17 - Gospel music by the band Variety
Fri., 4/24 Big Tyme Rhythm & Blues Band during Relay for Life.

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
April 25 @ 9:30 pm - Garry Burnside

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
Weekend blues at midnight.
APRIL:
3 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues; Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
4 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues; Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
11 The "Legendary" House Rockers
18 2Xtreme Band

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
APRIL:
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
3 - Southern Komfort
4 - John Nemeth
10 - Ori Naftaly
11 - Sweet Tea Jubilee
17 - Garry Burnside
18 - Brandon Santini
24 - Eddie Cotton
25 - Big Al & Heavyweights

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
April 3  MR. SiPP the Mississippi Blues Child
April 4  KiNG EDWARD
April 10-11  EDDiE COTTON
April 17-18  GRADY CHAMPiON
April 24-25  LADY L and the River City Blues Band

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

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.

TBA


Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sun., 4/5 - Leo “Bud” Welch CD Release Party & Show w/special guests like Robert “Bilbo” Walker and Cedric Burnside! 5pm till.

University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
Thurs., 4/9 - Our friends at Living Blues Magazine have announced the 2015 Blues Today Symposium on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This year's symposium theme is the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues with paper presentations, keynote lecture and more. Details at www.livingblues.com



BLUES FOUNDATION
Memphis, TN
www.blues.org
April 9 at 4 p.m., unveiling of the Little Milton statue at the Blues Foundation, 421 South Main, Memphis


PLAN NOW FOR 2016...

MAY 2015

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


5/7 - Blues Music Awards (BMA)
Memphis, TN
http://www.blues.org/foundation-programs/blues-music-awards/
The 36th Blues Music Awards will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Memphis TN. Blues Music Award voting and tickets will be available on our website around December 10, 2014.



5/9-10 - 9th CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST!
Clarksdale, MS

www.blues2rock.comwww.cathead.biz
9th annual CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST: 2 days, 2 stages, plus related blues music at the clubs at night (cover may apply for nighttime). FREE DAYTIME SCHEDULE BELOW...
Sat, 5/9, 2015 - FREE - 2 stages!
CAT HEAD BLUES STORE STAGE (252 Delta Ave.):
11am - Piano Red
noon - Justin Johnson
1pm - Preston Rumbaugh
2pm - Sean "Bad" Apple
ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (113 E 2nd St.):
1pm - Daddy Rich
2pm - Johnny Riley
3pm - Liz Mandeville
4pm - Watermelon Slim
Sun., 5/10, 2015 - FREE - 2 stages!
CAT HEAD BLUES STORE STAGE (252 Delta Ave.):
11am - Deak Harp
noon - Libby Rae Watson
1pm - Omar Gordon
ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (113 E 2nd St.):
1pm Daddy Rich
Justin Johnson 11 am
"Woman in Blues" showcase…
12pm - Lucy Hammond w/Ben Rice
1pm - Liz Mandeville
2pm - Rosalind Wilcox
2:45pm - Sunday Wilde

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... TBA!
Fri., 5/1 - IBC finisher Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 5/2 - “We Juke” star Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, 9pm
Sun., 5/3 - live blue TBA 7pm
Fri., 5/8 - 83-yr-old recording artist Leo “Bud” Welch, 9pm
Sat., 5/9 - “M for Mississippi” star Robert “Bilbo” Walker, 9pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Fri., 5/1 - Celebrate Mississippi-born blues legend BIG GEORGE BROCK’s 83rd birthday party as he returns home to Clarksdale for one night only!
May 2 Bill Abel

May 6 Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue

May 7 LALA

May 8   4-5 David Dunavent and The Evol Love

                5-6 TBA

                6-7 LALA

                7-8 Phillip Carter and The Underground Blues

                8-9 Steve Kolbus and The Clarkdale Blues Revue

                9—1 Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks

May 9 Delta Crush

May 13 Henry Swain Club

May 14 Razorblade

May 15 Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue

May 16 Final Touch Band

May 20 David Dunavent and The Evol Love

May 21 Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue

May 22 The Beat Daddies

May 23 Kent Burnside

May 27 LALA

May 28 David Dunavent and The Evol Love

May 29 Terry “Harmonica” Bean

May 30 Sweet Tea Jubilee


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

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

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
TUESDAY MAY 5 - DAVE DUNCAN, STAN STREET
THURS. MAY 7 - CARY HUDSON
MUSIC T.B.A . OVER WEEK-END
TUES. MAY 12 - STAN STREET AND FRIENDS
THURS. MAY 14 - RANDY MCALLISTER  [ PARIS ,TEXAS ]

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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
tba

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 live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

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...

B.B. King Homecoming Festival
Sun, May 24, 2015
Indianola, MS
http://www.bbkingmuseum.org/bb-king-homecoming-festival

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

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
Weekend blues at midnight.
MAy:
tba

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
MAY:
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
tba

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
May 1-2 EDDiE COTTON
May 8-9  ANNiKA CHAMBERS featuring Jeff Jenson
May 15-16 MR. SiPP the Mississippi Blues Child
May 22-23 GARRY BURNSiDE
May 29-30 GRADY CHAMPiON

62nd annual Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
Meridian, Mississippi
May 1st & 2nd - Music and more!

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

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.

TBA


Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and Broke & Hungry Records proudly present "Moonshine & Mojo Hands"... the first-ever blues music reality show.


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)


JUNE 2015

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


6/17-19 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s annual summer workshop
Hopson Commissary • Shack Up Inn
Clarksdale, Mississippi

www.pinetopfoundation.org
The Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience is offered to intermediate and advanced adults and youth in guitar, harmonica and piano. The Workshop Experience takes place on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation and Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale -- the cradle of the blues in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.  The workshops encompass a total delta experience, which begins with a BBQ meet and greet on Tuesday evening June 16 at the Hopson Commissary. Also included are nightly jams, a reception at the Delta Blues Museum, and a final show featuring all workshop participants at Ground Zero Blues Club co-owned by Morgan Freeman and Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett. This year’s lineup of Master Class Workshop Experience leaders brings a veritable “whose who” of blues luminaries to Clarksdale. Blues artists Victor Wainwright and Jonn Del Toro Richardson will join Gary Allegretto and Bob Margolin for the 2015 Master Class Workshops in June.

June 20, 2015 - Bentonia Blues Festival
Bentonia, MS
Held annually on the 3rd Saturday in June, this festival celebrates the unique and haunting Bentonia style of country blues, which originated in Bentonia, Mississippi.  Hear from various blues artists including Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, creator of the Bentonia Blues Festival in 1972 and the last artist known to perform the Bentonia blues.  For information visit Bentonia Blues Festival on Facebook or call Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at 662-528-1900


Delta Heritage Blues Festival - Greenville, MS

Sat, Sep 19, 2015




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!

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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