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CLARKSDALE-AREA FESTIVALS IN 2014
PLAN NOW FOR 2014 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/23-26, 2014 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/10-13, 2014 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/11 & 4/13, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/13, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/9-11, 2014 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/8-10, 2014 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/10, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/10, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 9/26-28, 2014 -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/11-12, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/30-11/2 2014 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

FUTURE HAMBONE FESTIVAL DATES:
2015 - 10/29-11/1
2016 - 10/27-10/30

6 RECOMMENDED NON-CLARKSDALE BLUES FESTS:
- Thurs.-Sat., 10/9-11 - King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR - www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
- Fri.-Sat., 6/27-28 - North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS - https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic
- Fri.-Sun., 10/3-5 - The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS - www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com
- Sat., 9/20 - Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville, MS - www.deltablues.org
- Fri., 8/29 - 19th Annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, West Point, MS - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Wolf-Memorial-Blues-Festival/464486450390
- Fri.-Sat., 8/15-16 - Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, Jackson, MS - www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com


2015 FESTIVALS... BOOK ROOMS NOW!:
1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/9-12 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/12 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
5/8-10 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
8/?-? - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
8/? (Sunday of Sunflower Fest weekend) - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
9/25-27 - Delta Busking Festival
10/8-10 - King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR - per their organizers)
10/11 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III


ALSO in Clarksdale, MS... Spring & late Summer 2014 - Carnegie Public Library, in partnership with the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, presents the Community Book Talks lecture series at the Cutrer Mansion, 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS. For more information, call Sarah Ruskey at 662-624-4461 or check out their Facebook page at Community Book Talks.


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MORE 2013-14 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.rockmuseum.biz): 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.
- Big Jack Johnson, Clarksdale, August 8, 4pm
- Jackson County Blues, Ocean Springs, September 19
- Willie “Pops” Mitchell, Ashland, September 27
-
Southern Crosses the Dog, Moorhead, MS, October 2
- Hoyt Ming COUNTRY MUSIC trail , Ackerman,  October 9
- Sonny Boy Williamson, Helena, October 9









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NOVEMBER 2014


Sat., 11/8 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest on Delta Blues Museum Stage, 11am-11pm. Details at www.mississippisaxophonefestival.com

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
(info: 662-902-6508 or www.griotarts.com)
Thurs., 11/13 - Clarksdale’s Griot Youth Program will again host “Live Music to Help Change Lives: An Evening with Eden Brent.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with food and drink from local establishments along with the local favorite, Blackwater Trio, providing the music. Ms. Brent will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available by calling 662-902-6508.

Quapaw Canoe Company
Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 11/6 - Musical fundraiser event... w/Ben Weaver/Jonathan Miles... at Sunflower River Frosty Beaver Moon Bonfire.
DETAILS AT
http://mailman.305spin.com/view/?cid=40&sid=264&uid=7&lid=201

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

Live blues every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
Fri., 10/31 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, 9pm
Sat., 11/1 - Space Cowboy & Blues Posse w/Kingfish, 9pm
Sun., 11/2 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Thurs., 11/6 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 11/7 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean , 9pm
Sat., 11/8 - Space Cowboy & Blues Posse w/Kingfish , 9pm
Sun., 11/9 - Kilborn Alley , 7pm
Thurs., 11/13
- BRAZILIAN TOUR send-off show w/Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm!
Fri., 11/14 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 11/15 - Leo “Bud” Welch, 9pm

Sun., 11/16 - Birthday Blues Bash w/live blues for owner Red Paden, 7pm!!!!!
Thurs., 1 1 / 20 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 8pm
Fri., 1 1 / 21 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, 9pm
Sat., 1 1 / 22 - Otis "TCB" Taylor Birthday Blues Bash , 9pm
Sun., 1 1 / 23 -  Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Thurs.- Sun., 11/27-30 - live blues TBA

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
November 1, 2014 9:00 pm The Beat Daddies
Thurs., 11/6 - Blues Jam w/ Razorblade , 8pm
Fri., 11/7 - La La & Element 88 , 9pm
Sat., 11/8 - Funk Rhythm & Blues Band , 9pm
Wed., 11/12 - Steve Kolbus , 8pm

Nov 13 Closed Private Party
Nov 14 Closed Private Party
Nov 15 Delta Crush
Nov 19 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
Nov 20 Closed Private Party
Nov 21 Charlie Burgan and The South Bound Train
Nov 22 All Night Long Blues Band
Nov 26 Kingfish
Nov 27 Closed
Nov 28 Mark “Mule Mann” Massey
Nov 29 Big Al and The Heavy Weights

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

Clarksdale, MS
(1 Blues Alley)

Sat., 11/1 - Civil rights "Freedom Rider" Thomas Armstrong talk/booksigning, 2pm


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy EVERY WEDNESDAY at Club 2000!
Fri-Sat, 11/14-15 - Jed Sparks, Ice Man and True Blues; 9pm
Fri.-Sat., 11/ 21-22 - Ice Man & Night Rockers w/ Jed Sparks
Fri.-Sat., 11/28-29 - Ice Man & Night Rockers w/ Sam Wooden

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Wed., 11/5 - “New World Wednesday” w/The Mosquito spoken word event, 7pm

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 1 1 / 3 - Watermelon Slim w/John Allouise & Joe Eagle, 7:30pm
Mon., 11/10 - La La & Steve , 7:30pm
Mon., 1 1 / 17 - Jed Sparks & "I ceman " Joe Williams, 7:30pm
Mon ., 11/24 - Sam Wooden & Night Rockers w/Ice Man , 7:30pm
Mon ., 12/2 - Watermelon Slim , 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Sat. , 11/1 - Hambone Festival street party w/Bill "Howl- N- Madd " Perry, Leo "Bud" Welch, Rev. Robert, Pat Moss & Kingfish , 12 noon
Sun. , 11/2 - Hambone Jam w/ Rev. Robert , 12 noon
Tues. , 11/4 -Rev . Robert , 8pm
Tues ., Nov. 11 -  Stan Street, Dave Duncan Duo
Nov. 18 -   Deak Harp, Lee Williams
Thurs. Nov. 20- Blackwater Trio
Nov. 25 - Stan Street, Chris Gill Duo
Dec. 2 - Heavy Suga' and the Sweetones
Dec. 9 - Mohead w/ Alice Hasen

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
Nov 7 cole Parker
Nov 14 David Dunavent
Nov 21 Blackwater trio
Nov 28 TBA

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly
Sun., 11/2 - Steve Kolbus , 4pm
Fri., 11/7 - Preston Rumbaugh, 9pm
Sat., 11/8 - Conrad's Homegrown Band, 7pm
Sun., 11/9 - Blackwater Trio, 4pm

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)

Fri., 11/7 - Justin Zamm, 6:30pm
Fri., 11/14 - Jaxx Nassar


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Sat., 11/1 - Party Shot (Redneck Limo available 662-624-5756)
Nov 7 Conrad's Homegrown Band
Nov 8 Mudflap King
Nov 15 county Line
Nov 21 Songwriter Night with Keith Sykes- special guest Taylor Craven & Double Dee
Nov 22 The Holley Peel Band
Nov 28  tba

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Sat., 11/1 - Moss, 9pm
Thur, 11/6 — Jodi James (AL), 7 pm
Fri, 11/7 — Bilbo Walker, 9 pm
Thur, 11/13 — TBA, 7 pm
Fri, 11/14 — Cary Hudson, 7 pm
Sat, 11/15 — Lightnin' Malcolm, 9 pm
Thur, 11/20 — Mark Edgar Stuart, 7 pm
Fri, 11/21 — Side Street Steppers, 7 pm

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

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS

www.bbkingmuseum.org

NOW THRU NOVEMBER 30: “We Are the Music Makers” Exhibit at B.B. King Museum. Check out this MPB story: http://video.mpbonline.org/video/2365356086/

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoetupelo.com

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

http://thebrickhousebarandgrill.com/

tba


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
Sat 11/1 - The Blues Man; 2Xtreme Band, midnight

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
Sat 11/1 - A Time to Move
Fri 11/7 - Big Al & Heavyweights
Sat 11/8 - Ghostown Blues Band
Fri 11/14 - Jesse Robinson
Sat 11/15 - Burnside Project
Fri 11/21 - tba
Sat 11/22 - Mr. Dillon & the Juke Box
Fri 11/28 - tba
Sat 11/29 - John Nemeth

LD's Kitchen
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

11/1 - Tommy Johnson Memorial Blues Festival
Jackson, MS


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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
NOVEMBER lineup (Friday and Saturday, 9p-1a):
7-8  EDDIE COTTON
14-15 KING EDWARD and his Blues Revue
21-22 IBC CHALLENGE SHOWCASE - Winners from the Vicksburg Challenge and Indianola Challenge
28-29 SHERMAN LEE DILLON and Mississippi Sound

12 Bar Lounge
Columbus, MS
115 5th Street South
http://www.facebook.com/12BarLounge/info

424 Blues Café
Philadelphia, MS
(former Oliphant Furniture/Carousel bldg @ 424 Beacon St.)
http://www.facebook.com/424BluesCafe/info

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

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.


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DECEMBER 2014


COMING SOON: Tues., 12/2 - Clarksdale Christmas Parade, downtown Clarksdale, 7pm.


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

Live blues most Thursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
tba

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

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
tba

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

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

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

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 12/5 - annual WROX Radio Christmas Concert, starring JIMBO MATHUS & Tristate Coalition!

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
tba

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
DECEMBER lineup (Friday and Saturday, 9p-1a):
5-6 MR. SIPP "The Mississippi Blues Child"
12-13  EDDIE COTTON
19-20 BIG AL and the HEAVY WEIGHTS
26-27 GRADY CHAMPION - Christmas Show


CLARKSDALE-AREA FESTIVALS IN 2014
PLAN NOW FOR 2014 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/23-26, 2014 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/10-13, 2014 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/11 & 4/13, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/13, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/9-11, 2014 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/8-10, 2014 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/10, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/10, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 9/26-28, 2014 -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/11-12, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/30-11/2 2014 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

FUTURE HAMBONE FESTIVAL DATES:
2015 - 10/29-11/1
2016 - 10/27-10/30

ALSO in Clarksdale, MS... Feb-June 2014 - Carnegie Public Library, in partnership with the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, presents the Community Book Talks lecture series at the Cutrer Mansion, 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS. For more information, call Sarah Ruskey at 662-624-4461 or check out their Facebook page at Community Book Talks.

BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR 2014 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS, Thurs-Sun, April 10-13! Official Hotel of Juke Joint Festival is ISLE OF CAPRI in nearby Lula, MS... with bus shuttle and special room rates... use Reservation Code “Juke14” 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 2014
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2014 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

WEEKLY GIGS & REGULAR EVENTS:

Weekly "BLUES JAM" Sessions
in Mississippi
• Mondays - Shuckers (Ridgeland)
• Mondays, 7pm - Bobby J's (Natchez); no cover; free red beans & rice.
• Tuesdays - Alumni House Sports Grill (Ridgeland) - Chris Derrick and the Electric Co. host.
• 2nd Tues. ea. month - L.D.'s Kitchen (Vicksburg) - Central MS Blues Society hosts. Free food.
• Thursdays, 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)
• Some Sundays - Red’s Lounge (Clarksdale)

Weekly blues-related gigs
in Mississippi
• Mondays - Hal and Mal’s, Central Mississippi Blues Society "Blue Monday" (Jackson), 7pm-11pm.
• Mon-Fri - F Jones Corner (300 block Farrish St.) - live lunchtime blues music.
• Some Tuesdays - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays - LD’s Kitchen, Vicksburg. Blues jam with the Central MS Blues Society.
• Thurs.-Sat. - Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)
• Thursdays, 5-9pm - The Senator's Place (Cleveland) - Barbecue & Blues w/house band.
• Thursdays (in season) - Thacker Mountain Radio (Off Square Books, Oxford)
• Fri.-Sat., 9pm - Walnut Street Blues Bar (Greenville) - house band.
• Fri, Sat & Sun - Red's Lounge juke joint (Clarksdale, MS)
• Sundays, 5pm (in season) - Foxfire Experience (Marshall County) - see calendar on web site.
• Some Sundays, 6pm - Club Ebony (Indianola).
• Sundays - L.K. Atwood Elks Club, 3100 West Lynch St., Jackson, 6:30pm - “Jazz, Blues and More”.

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.

- DO DROP INN JUKE JOINT IN SHELBY, MS: From Clarksdale, take hwy 61 south 25 min or so to Shelby exit. Take exit, and drive to stoplight. Turn right and cross the tracks. Take second left and park across from club.

- 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



A blues great and a great man has passed… JAMES "T-MODEL" FORD... R.I.P.
     The self-proclaimed "Ladies Man" and "Taledragger" passed away after a long illness at home in Greenville, Mississippi, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, surrounding by his loving wife and family. Funeral arrangements are below. Btw, the family wants to clear up any questions about T-Model's actual birth year. They say his birth certificate lists 1921. (T just celebrated his birthday last month with a big blues yard party, by the way.).
     Because T-Model hadn’t been able to play music for about a year, the family is asking for donations, please consider donating towards the funeral expenses using the bank information below (per his widow, Miss Estella Ford).
     T-Model Ford held a special place for his many friends, fans and family. He was a one-of-a-kind blues character, and anyone who ever met him has some amazing and/or ridiculous tale to tell. Thank you T for everything. You made this world a much richer place, and I will always treasure the times you allowed me to hang with you at home and on the road. This marks the end of an era in Mississippi blues. Hey T, please go easy on the house band upstairs… as you (as you once declared) play "in the key of my woman left me." R.I.P. and here's to you… It is now and forever "Jack Daniels Time!"


VISITATION is Friday, July 26 at Redmond Funeral Home located at 442 N. Broadway, Greenville, MS 38701 (662-335-8116) from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.


FUNDRAISER for the funeral will be held at T-Model's house at 216 N Delta, Greenville, MS 38703, starting at 3:30 PM.


FUNERAL services for James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford will be held at the Washington County Convention Center at 1040 S Raceway Rd Greenville, MS 38703 (662-332-0488), Saturday July 27 starting at 11:00 AM with a repast for the family following.


SEND DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO BANK:

Estella Ford

Routing# 084205708

Account# 4700445890

Planters Bank

424 Washington Ave

Greenville, MS 38701

PH: 662-335-5258; FX: 662-378-4429

OR MAIL CARDS, CHECKS, ETC. TO HOME:

Estella Ford, 216 North Delta Street Greenville MS 38703




















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