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
6
- 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
7






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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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.
5/8 - Blues Hall of Fame GRAND OPENING

Details TBA, www.blues.org. Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm Friday May 8




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).


AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE
www.americanamusictriangle.com
Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 5/7 - reception at Coahoma County Tourism Office (Clarksdale Station Depot, 326 Blues Alley), 5-6:30pm

Fri., 5/8 - official launch w/special guests, media & music at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley), 3pm


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 - Abbeville, MS’ Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 7pm
Thurs., 5/7 - Red’s open for Americana Music Triangle guests (music by Chikan’s son DJ Johnson, 6pm)
Fri., 5/8 - 83-yr-old recording artist Leo “Bud” Welch, 9pm
Sat., 5/9 - “M for Mississippi” star Robert “Bilbo” Walker, 9pm
Sun., 5/10 - Parchman-schooled Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Fri., 5/15 - 16-yr-old Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 9pm
Sat., 5/16 - “M for Mississippi” star Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Sun., 5/17 - crazy-good Lucious Spiller, 7pm
Fri., 5/22 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 9pm
Sat., 5/23 - Stan "Dead End" Street, 9pm
Sun., 5/24 - Deak Harp, 7pm

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!
May 2 Bill Abel
May 6 Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue
May 7 LALA
May 8 - AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE launch tour comes to GZBC at 3pm:

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 (rock night)

May 13 Preston Rumbaugh & Henry Swain Club

May 14 Razorblade

May 15 Steve Kolbus

May 16 Final Touch Band
Monday, 5/18 - special Griot show...

May 20 David Dunavent and The Evol Love

May 21 Steve Kolbus

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


FRIDAYS AT THE STAGE
(Delta Blues Museum Stage)
Clarksdale, MS
Fri., 5/1 - County Line, 7pm

Fri., 5/8 - David Dunavent & Evol Love, 7pm
Fri., 5/15 - Ricky “Da Soul Man” Burton, 7pm
Fri., 5/22 - Blackwater Trio, 7pm
Fri., 5/29 - Bruce & the Deep Water Baptists, 7pm


Club 2000 juke joint
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Every Wednesday - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars 9pm

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.
Sat., 5/2 - 7pm Vintage Fashion Show and Trunk Sale
May 7th - New World Wednesday
May 8th - Adhel's Blues Thursday w/Big A and the All Stars $7 cover
May 9th - Friday - West Coast Women's Blues Revue featuring: Teri Wilson, Lady "A" and Stacy Jones with special guest on drums Stan Street.
Wednesdays - New World Wednesday, 8pm
Thursdays - Adhele's Blues Thursday, 8pm
Thurs., 5/21 - Adhele's Blues Thursday w/live music TBA
Fri., 5/22 - Lightnin' Malcolm
Thurs., 5/28 - Paula Thompson Band

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 5/4 - The Hill Country Funk Band, 7:30pm
Fri 5/8 tba
Sat., 5/9 - Wendy Dewitt and Kirk Hardwood, 7:30pm
Mon 5/11 Sean Bad Apple with Iceman, 7:30pm
Mon., 5/18 - WatermelonSlim & Delta Coasters, 7:30pm
Mon., 5/25 - Deak Harp, 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 ]
Thurs., 5/21 - Clarksdale Revitalization presents: "Clarksdale After 5", 5:01pm

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
May 1 Cole Parker
May 8 Truck Patch Revival
May 15 Black Water Trio
May 22 Taylor Bailey
May 29 Gramm Phillips

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.
Mondays - Happy hour w/Marshall Drew, 6pm
Sat., 5/2 - County Line, 9pm
5/8 - Bonfire Orchestra, 9pm
SATURDAY 5/9 - Pinetop Foundation Benefit, 4pm
5/16 - The Gunsmoke Band, 9pm
5/23 - Monkeybone, 9pm
5/30 - Joe Kendall Band, 10pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Thurs., 5/7 - Bill Abel, 7pm
Fri., 5/8 - Big A & All Stars, 9pm
Sat., 5/9 - Libby Rae Watson, 7pm; Will Goss "Hunting" film screening w/music, 9pm
Wed, 5/13 — Heath Sitton, 6pm
Thurs., 5/14 - University of Michigan Jug Band, 7pm
Fri., 5/15 - Bill Abel, 7pm
Sat., 5/16 - John Paul Keith Band, 9pm
Coming in June: 6/5-6 - GOAT FEST II

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
5/22-23 - BLUE BISCUIT FEST:
Friday night (inside) - 4Play band
Saturday-Biscuit Outdoor Stage — FREE: Zach Day, Jack McWilliams, Alanna Mosely, On The Run,
Gary Vincent, Sweet Tea Jubilee, David Dunavent, Delta Crossin, Alan Jones, Ralph Sandidge,
Libby Rae Watson, Wes Lee. Kids, Strollers, Lawn Chairs are Welcome. Rain
moves inside. NO COOLERS!
Saturday after dark, inside stage: Ms Delta Blues Challenge Winner Libby Rae Watson, Wes Lee, The Beat Daddys.
Sunday night after dark, inside stage: David Dunavent & EVOL LOVE + maybe 1 more act.

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
Wed, May 6 - Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (TPAG); French Rock 'n Roll band, 7 p.m

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Regular events, including...
B.B. King Homecoming Tribute Festival
Sun, May 24, 2015
Indianola, MS
A tribute to the great BB King featuring various blues artists, tentatively including
David Dunavent, Eden Brent, Lil Ray Neal, North Mississippi Allstars.
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
May 15 @ 9:30 pm  - Lightnin’ Malcolm

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:
1 - The Bluesman “Car Wreck Blues”; Roosevelt Roberts
2 - The Bluesman “Car Wreck Blues”; Pat Brown And The Mellinium Band
8 - The Bluesman “Car Wreck Blues”; Mr Dillon & The Juke Box
9 - The Bluesman “Car Wreck Blues”; Jesse Robinson
15 - The Soul Shine Family Band
16 - The Soul Shine Family Band

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
MAY:
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
1 - Time to Move
2 - Ori Naftaly Band
8 - Erin and the Project
9 - JJ Thames
15 - Josh Howyer
16 - King Edward
22 - Southern Komfort
23 - Ghost Town Blues Band
29 - Chris Gill
30 - Mississippi Stomp

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!

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

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.



Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays, 5pm... in
May:
May 3rd Zak Tillotson
May 10th Joyce Jones
May 17th Little Willie Farmer
May 24th Anthony Sherrod
May 31st Leo Bud Welch


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JUNE 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., 6/6 - Clarksdale Civic Auditorium - Rhythm & Blues Music
Hall of Fame induction/concert
, www.rbhalloffame.com


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!

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
tba


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.

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

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

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.
Mondays - Happy hour w/Marshall Drew, 6pm
tba

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
6/5-6 - GOAT FEST II (Gray Goat Entertainment in association w/Shack Up Inn) -
Annual rockin' blues and roots festival at Juke Joint Chapel. Acts include Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside Project, Lightnin' Malcolm, James Leg, Left Lane Cruiser, Zakk & Big Papa Binns and Cedell Davis & Brethren.

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...

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.
JUNE:
tba

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
JUNE:
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
Live blues every weekend... tba

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays, 5pm... in
JUNE:
TBA

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.


6/6 - Rosanne Cash LIVE at Dockery Farms
Saturday, June 6, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.

2015 International Blues Challenge winner and Mississippi native Eddie Cotton, Jr. followed by multiple Grammy winner Rosanne Cash. A concert to benefit the Dockery Farms Foundation. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Tickets available online and by calling 662-846-4626.
http://dockeryfarms.org/notes/rosanne-cash-live-dockery-farms-june-6th-2015-730pm

6/12-13 - Thorn Plays Malco Theater June 12 and 13
Paul Thorn will play the Malco Theater, June 12 & 13. Tickets will go on sale online here and at the the King Biscuit Blues Festival office (319 Phillips St.), March 13; show starts at 7:30.
http://www.paulthorn.com/


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



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!


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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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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