DELTA BLUES MUSIC CALENDAR

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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2016
PLAN NOW FOR 2016 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/28-30, 2016 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/14-17, 2016 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/15 & 4/17, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/17, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
• 5/6-8, 2016 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 5/21, 2016
(related events 5/16-22) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/14, 2016 -
Cat Head 14th Anniversary Blues Party
• 8/13-14, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/6-8 2016 (
nearby Helena, AR) - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium
• 10/8-9, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/9, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
• 10/9, 2016 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/13-16, 2016 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/27-30, 2016 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)


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2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale & vicinity):
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring) - 4/23, 2017
- Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest - 5/12-14, 2017
- Mississippi Saxophone (harmonica) Fest - 5/20, 2017
- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/11-13, 201
7
- Cat Head Delta Blues 15th Anniversary Show - 8/13, 201
7
- King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative) - 10/5-7, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall) - 10/8, 2017
- PLUS: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018






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


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


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


Sample of MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA MUSEUMS:

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





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MAY 2016

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


Thurs., 5/5 - 37th BLUES MUSIC AWARDS (BMAs)
Memphis, TN
Details at: http://blues.org/blues-music-awards/2016-blues-music-awards/



MAY 2016 BLUES FESTS in Clarksdale, Mississippi:

• 5/6-8, 2016 - 10th annual Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest w/downhome blues and roots, www.blues2rock.com

  1. 5/21, 2016 (plus Related Events 5/16-23) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Festival w/Lazy Lester, Paul Oscher, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Watermelon Slim, Rip Lee Pryor, Deak Harp, RJ Mischo, Carson Diersing, Brandon Santini and more blues harmonica greats, (web site soon at www.mississippisaxophonefestival.com).


5/6-8 - 10th CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST — two stages, always FREE!
Clarksdale, MS
CAT HEAD STAGE (252 Delta Ave.)
ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (113 E 2nd St.)
(Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

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

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Fri., 4/29 - Frank “Guitar” Rimmer Birthday Blues Bash, 9pm
Sat., 4/30 - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 9pm
Sun., 5/1 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Wednesdays - EVERY week... Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Fri., 5/6 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 9pm
Sat., 5/7 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 5/8 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Wednesdays - EVERY week... Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Fri., 5/13 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean One-man Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 5/14 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm
Sun., 5/15 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 5/20 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 9pm

Sat., 5/21 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sun., 5/22 - blues legend Lazy Lester, 7pm

Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 5/27 - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer & Mickey Rodgers, 9pm

Sat., 5/28 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm

Sun., 5/29 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm

Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm


Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
5/4 live music TBA
5/5 Steve Kolbus
5/6 West Coast Womans Blues Revue
5/7 LALA
5/11  Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
5/12 David Dunavent and The Evol Love
5/13 Mark Mule Mann Massey
5/14 Otis TCB Taylor
5/18 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
5/19 The Park Brothers Featuring Jarred Goldweber
5/20 John Nemeth
5/21 MS Sax fest Revie featuring Kilborn Alley
5/25 Steve Kolbus
5/26 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
5/27  The Beat Daddies
5/28 Mark Mule Mann Massey

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
Open 7 days a week... 10am-5pm!
Fri., 5/20 - Gypsy, RL Superbad/Cab Gabelroy & Theo "Boogieman" Dasbach, noon till
Sun., 5/22 - Theo "Boogieman" Dasbach Blues Jam — musicians welcome, noon till

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
Open Monday-Saturday... 9am-5pm!
Thurs., 5/19 - Booksigning & reception w/music legend Don Nix; blues by Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 5-7pm

Levon’s Drug Store Diner - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(232 Sunflower Ave - new location)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

Sun May 1 - Muleman Massey with Billy Earhart

Sun May 8 - Mother’s Day Lunch

Sun May 15 - Muleman Massey with Billy Earhart

Sun May 22 Jax Nassar, 3-6pm

Thu May 26 Lightning Malcolm Grand Reopening, 8:30pm

Sun May 29 Blackwater Trio, 3-6pm

Thu May 2 Sean Bad Apple, 8:30pm


DELTA BLUES ALLEY CAFE
Clarksdale, MS

(352 Delta Ave.)

Fri., 5/27 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8:30pm\


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
www.newroxy.com
(Issaquena Ave.)
Wed., 5/4 - New World Wednesday w/music TBA, 8pm
Fri., 5/6 - Gary Vincent and Gary Nicholson 7pm and Steve Kolbus 9pm
Sat., 5/7 - West Coast Women in Blues Revue & Invitational Jam, 8pm
Wed., 5/11 - New World Wednesday w/Truck Patch Revival, 8pm
Fri., 5/13 - Brandon Santini and Southern Halo. WROX St Jude Fundraiser.
Wed., 5/18 - Mississippi Saxophone Festival related event w/The Park Brothers feat. Jared Goldweber, 8pm
Sat., June 5th - Goat Fest III w/Zack & Big Poppa Bins 5:30pm and Left Lane Cruiser 7pm
COMING SOON: Fri.-Sun., 6/3-5 - GOAT FEST III ("heavy blues & roots music") - Shack Up Inn & New Roxy (details on Facebook page).

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
Mon 5/2 Eugene Bridges Band
Tues 5/3 Special CD Release Party Liz Manderville
Sat., 5/7 - Breakfast & Blues w/David Dunavent, 10am
Sun., 5/8 - Breakfast & Blues w/Big A Sherrod, 10am
Mon., 5/9 - Sean "Bad" Apple, 7:30pm
Sat., 5/14 - Blues breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 5/15 - Blues breakfast w/David Dunavent, 10am
Mon., 5/16 - MS Saxophone Fest Kick-off w/Watermalon Slim & Truckers, 7:30pm
Sat., 5/21 - Breakfast & blues w/TBA, 10am
Sun., 5/22 - Breakfast & blues w/David Dunavent, 10am
Mon., 5/23 - RJ Mishco, Hash Brown & Deak Harp, 7:30pm
Sat., 5/28 - Blues breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 5/29 - Blues breakfast w/TBA, 10am
Mon., 5/30 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tues.5/3 - Robert Bilbo Walker & Fiona Boyes, 8pm
Fri., 5/6 - Dublin, Mississippi-native Jimmy Burns, 9pm
Sat., 5/7 - Delmark recording artist Jimmy Burns, 9pm

Tues. 5/10 - Big A and The Allstars
Tues. 5/17 - Stan Street and The Streetwalkers
Thurs. 5/19 - Guitar Workshop Band
Tues. 5/24 - Sean "Bad" Apple
Tues. 5/31 - Watermelon Slim

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
May 6 is Taylor Bailey
May 13 is Brian Sherwood
Fri,, 5/27 - Lewis Czamanske, 7:15pm

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

Fri., 5/27 - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
tba


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Sat., 5/14- Ronnie & The Remnants 9:30pm
Fri., 5/27 - Lightnin' Malcolm (Bethany Howell's Air Force Going Away Party; all invited), 8pm
Sat., 5/28 - Dantone Band, 9:30pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music Wednesday and most weekends.
Wed, 5/4 — Brian Dolzani, 6 pm
Fri, 5/6 — John Paul Keith Band
Wed, 5/11 — My Politic, 6 pm
Thur, 5/12 —Jordan Hull, 7 pm
Fri., 5/13 - Robert Eskew, 7pm
Sat., 5/21 - Eric Deaton & Friends, 7:30pm
Wed. & Fri., 5/25 & 5/27 - Harmonica Jam Camp
Sat., 5/28 - Robert Eskew, 7pm
COMING SOON: Fri.-Sun., 6/3-5 - GOAT FEST III ("heavy blues & roots music") - Shack Up Inn & New Roxy (details on Facebook page).

Friday at the Stage (concert series)
Clarksdale, MS
Fridays 7pm-10pm:
Fri., 5/6 - Loose Bruce & Deepwater Baptists
Fri., 5/13 - Party Shot
Fri., 5/20 - David Dunavent
Fri., 5/27 - Taylor Bailey BAnd

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at
cchecassistant@gmail.com
Thurs., 5/5 - Community Book Talks lecture series w/Bill Haltom ("Milk & Sugar: The History of Seersucker"), 5pm

CIVIC AUDITORIUM
Clarksdale, MS

Sun., 5/29 - Dancing Divas Dance recital, 7pm


Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
Thursdays - R&B deejay weekly after 8pm.
Sun., 5/22 - Big T, 8pm

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


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


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

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

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

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Thursday May 5 - Jazz It Up! Thursday May 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM

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

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
5/11 - Son Little
5/13 - John the Conqueror

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

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

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
Fri., 5/13 - Cedric Burnside Project, 10pm

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

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

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


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 

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
http://www.ameristar.com/vicksburg/bottleneck-blues-bar
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES — FREE starting at 8pm
May 21 - Eddie Cotton
(Plus: June 11 - Vasti Jackson and June 18 - Jarekus Singleton)

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

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
9PM showtime:
Thursday, April 28: Jimmy duck holmes' album pre-release party
Friday, April 29: Mark Arshak
Saturday, April 30: Jonathan "Boogie" Long
Thursday, May 5: Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
Friday, May 6: Lady "L" River City Blues Band
Saturday, May 7: Marc Stone
Saturday, May 14: Cedric Burnside
Saturday, May 21: Mark and the Pentones

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
May 1st Duwayne Burnside

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

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.


Elsewhere in Mississippi:

5/26-30 - World Championship Old-Time Piano Contest & Festival
Oxford, MS
http://oldtimepianocontest.orghttp://theentertainersmovie.com
Blind Boy Paxton and many other fabulous entertainers lined up for the five day affair.


May 28, 2016  - B.B. King Museum's 2016 Homecoming Festival
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org



OTHER MAY EVENTS THROUGHOUT MISSISSIPPI:
May 1-7 • STATEWIDE - National Travel & Tourism Week
May 6-7 • MERIDIAN - Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
May 13-14 • NATCHEZ - Old-TIme Gathering & Fiddle Contest
May 28 • INDIANOLA - B.B. King Homecoming Festival


JUNE 2016

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


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

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Fri., 6/10 - Robert Eskew, 9pm
(Sat., 7/2 - Pat Moss, 9pm)

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

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
tba

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

Levon’s Drug Store Diner - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(Third & Issaquena)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

tba


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

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

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

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
tba

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

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
tba


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

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

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

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

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


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

Bluesville, Horseshoe Casino,
Tunica, MS

Friday 08 April 2016 - Buddy Guy


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

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

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

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

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

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

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

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

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

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

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

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

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


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 

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
tba

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

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
tba

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

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.


JULY 2016

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

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

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Fri., 6/10 - Robert Eskew, 9pm
(Sat., 7/2 - Pat Moss, 9pm)

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

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
tba

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

Levon’s Drug Store Diner - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(Third & Issaquena)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

tba


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

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

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

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
tba

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

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
tba


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

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

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

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

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


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

Bluesville, Horseshoe Casino,
Tunica, MS

Friday 08 April 2016 - Buddy Guy


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

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

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

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

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

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

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

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

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

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

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

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

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


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 

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
tba

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

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
tba

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

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.


AUGUST 2016

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


Thurs-Sun, 8/11-14  - SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST
Clarksdale, MS

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 show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Fri., 6/10 - Robert Eskew, 9pm
(Sat., 7/2 - Pat Moss, 9pm)

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

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
Sun., 8/14 - 14th Anniversary Celebration with live blues and special hours! 10am till... Earnest “Guitar” Roy and others perform for FREE under tents out front. (Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
tba

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

Levon’s Drug Store Diner - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(Third & Issaquena)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

tba


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

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

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

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
tba

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

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
tba


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

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

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

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

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


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

Bluesville, Horseshoe Casino,
Tunica, MS

Friday 08 April 2016 - Buddy Guy


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

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

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

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

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

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

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

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

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

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

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

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

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


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 

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
tba

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

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
tba

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

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.


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September 17, 2016 - 39th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival

Washington County Convention Center

Greenville, MS

1.888.812.5837

www.deltablues.org


BRIDGING THE BLUES 2016, www.bridgingtheblues.com:

9/30-10/2 - Greenville, MS - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

10/6-8 - Helena, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival

10/9 - Clarksdale, MS - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, 2nd Street Blues Party, Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming

10/13-16 - Clarksdale, MS - Deep Blues Festival

10/13-15 - Greenville, MS - Delta Hot Tamale Festival, www.hottamalefest.com





PLUS, SAVE THE DATE FOR THE

33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

January 31 - February 4, 2017

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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2016
PLAN NOW FOR 2016 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/28-30, 2016 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/14-17, 2016 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/15 & 4/17, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/17, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
• 5/6-8, 2016 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 5/21, 2016
(related events 5/16-22) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/14, 2016 -
Cat Head 14th Anniversary Blues Party
• 8/13-14, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/6-8 2016 (
Helena, AR) - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium
• 10/8-9, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/9, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
• 10/9, 2016 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/13-16, 2016 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/27-30, 2016 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale & vicinity):
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring) - 4/23, 2017
- Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest - 5/12-14, 2017
- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/11-13, 201
7
- Cat Head Delta Blues 14th Anniversary Show - 8/13, 201
7
- King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative) - 10/5-7, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall) - 10/8, 2017
- PLUS: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.


2017 CLARKSDALE FESTS...




IN MEMPHIS, TN in 2017:
Blues Foundation events

www.blues.org
Tues.-Sat., 1/31-2/4, 2017 - International Blues Challenge (IBC)
Wed., 5/10, 2017 - Blues Hall of Fame inductions

Thurs., 5/11, 2017 - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)



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WANT MORE CLARKSDALE INFO? Click below:


Ride shotgun on a weekly road trip exploring Mississippi’s music, culture & characters behind the blues. MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS free web series debuts 4/21, 2016 exclusively at www.moonshineandmojohands.com

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

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HIRE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOUR GUIDES:

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

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

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

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


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


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

BLUES AND RELATED VENUES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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





















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