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)


MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS free web series now streaming online exclusively at www.moonshineandmojohands.com


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
- 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






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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APRIL 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., 4/14-17, 2016 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
Clarksdale, Mississippi!

www.jukejointfestival.com

Clarksdale’s biggest festival is “Half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta” and attracts attendees from as many as 28 foreign countries and 46 states each year! The 13th annual blues festival’s main event on Saturday, 4/16, will feature over 100 blues acts, 13 daytime stages and 20+ nighttime venue stages... plus... a 5K/8K run, parade, racing pigs, rock walls, a petting zoo, dozens of arts & crafts vendors, student art/writing contests, Southern food and much, much, much more. Related events run from Thursday (which also includes an official Kick-off event at Delta Cinema, 5pm) through Sunday nights. Also, look for monkeys riding dogs (Ghost Riders) on that Friday! It’s a crazy-fun-and-bluesy-weekend, y’all... It’s Juke Joint Time!



Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 4/15:
   - 1pm - Preston Rumbaugh (solo)
   - 2pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod (solo)
   - 3pm - Lightnin' Malcolm CD Release Party!
Sat., 4/16 - Juke Joint Festival over 8 blocks downtown 10am till!
Sun., 4/17 -
CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST — free on sidwalk/street:
1
0am – Hezekiah Early &  Robert Lee "Lil Poochie" Watson
11am – Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Noon – Big George Brock & New Houserockers w/Clarine Wagner
1pm – Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Revue
2pm – Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street
3pm – Sean "Bad" Apple

(Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

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 - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 4/1 - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm
Sat., 4/2 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry & Shy Perry Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 4/3 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 4/8 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 4/9 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 4/10 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm
Wed., 4/13 - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Thurs., 4/14 - RL Boyce, Carlos Elliot Jr., & the Cornlickers, 8pm
Fri., 4/15 - Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street, 8pm
Sat., 4/16 - Related Event... Pork Chop Willie, 6pm
Sat., 4/16 - JJFest Wristband Venue w/Cadillac John, Big A & The Cornlickers, 8pm
Sun., 4/17 - annual post-JJFest blues jam hosted by The Cornlickers & Friends, 8pm
Mon., 4/18 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker, 8pm
Fri., 4/22 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean One-man Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/23 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 4/24 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 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

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
April 1 9:00 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry
April 2 9:00 Deak Harp Band
April 7 8:00 LALA
April 8 9:00 The Sister Lucille Band
April 9 9:00 The Johnney Riley Band
April 13 8:00 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
April 14 8:00 Phillip Carter and The Underground Blues
April 15 7-9 Kingfish, then… April 15 9:00 Stacy Mitchhart
April 20 8:00 LALA
Thurs., 4/21 - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga, 8pm
Fri., 4/22 - Fundraiser for Officer Couch w/special guests including Bobby Rush, 9pm
Sat., 4/23 - Charlie Burgan & Southbound Train, 9pm
Wed., 4/27 - Bill Abel, 8pm
4/28 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
4/29 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
4/30 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
Fri., 4/8 - CCC Art Major Contest & Reception (3pm) w/Theo "Boogieman" Dasbach (5pm)
JJFest Weekend - 2nd Street Blues Party! (Plus, official Sat daytime stage.)

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
Fri., 4/15:
- 10:30pm - Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Room: Call and Response - Conversations in the Blues w/a veteran bluesman. Blues artist/educator Big Jon Short leads a discussion with native Mississippi Blues Artists who talk about their experiences growing up around the Delta, living and playing the Blues.
- 1:30pm - Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Room: Call and Response - Conversations in the Blues w/a veteran bluesman. Blues artist/educator Big Jon Short leads a discussion with native Mississippi Blues Artists who talk about their experiences growing up around the Delta, living and playing the Blues.

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

April 3 - DEAK HARP

April 10 - HEATHER CROSSE

April 17 - HEZEKIAH EARLY AND LIL POOCHIE WATSON (Juke Joint Wristband needed for this show)

April 18 - HEAVY SUGA AND THE SWEETONES

May 8 - BEN RICE
Sun., 4/24 - Levon's Sunday Ramble w/live music TBA, 3-6pm

May 29 - BLACKWATER TRIO


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Fri., 4/15 - 6pm-7pm - Thacker Mountain Radio: Juke Joint Festival Edition - FREE - Live radio show taping with readings and more — featuring live blues by Hezekiah Early, Robert Lee "Lil Poochie" Watson and Robert "Bilbo" Walker.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
Sat., 4/2 - Blues breakfast (7:30am) & David Dunavent (10am)
Sun., 4/3 - Blues breakfast (7:30am) & Daddy Rich (10am)
Mon., 4/4 - live blues TBA, 7:30pm
4/9 Sat Breakfast and Blues 10am David Dunavent
4/10 Sun Breakfast and Blues 10amWatermelon Slim
4/11 Mon Sean Bad Apple
Sat., 4/23 - Blues breakfast & blues by La La (10am)
Sun., 4/24 - Blues breakfast & live blues TBA (10am)
Mon., 4/25 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 7:30pm
Sat 4/30 Breakfast and Blues 10am watermelon Slim

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tuesday March 29 - SuperBad String Band - Tater Birthday Bash
Tuesday April 5 - Heavy Suga and The Sweetones
Thursday April 7 - Black Water Trio
Tuesday April 12 - Big Jon Short [ Dixie's Birthday Party }
Thursday April 14 6-8 - Harp, Hart, And Bones
Friday April 15-  Music, Time TBA
Tuesday April 19 - Duncan Street
Thurs. 4/28 - Rev. Robert

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
April 1 Mississippi Marshall
April 8 Taylor Bailey
April 14 Alanna Mosley
April 15 Josh Journeay
April 16 Southern Halo (JJF NIGHT - wristband required)
April 22 Blackwater Trio
April 29 Alanna Mosley

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:
Thurs.,
4/7 - Justin Zamm
Sun., 4/17 - 9am – live acoustic blues – Ray Cashman


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
April  9  Jon & Angela Band
April 15  Whiskey Barrel
April 16  Big George Brock & Gearshifter - as part of JJFest Wristband
April 23  Against It All
April 30  David Dunavent

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Wed, 4/6 -- Folk Family Revival (6 piece last minute could be cool?), 6 pm
Thur, 4/7 -- Jon Charles Dwyer, 7 pm
Fri, 4/8 -- John Paul Keith, 7 pm (solo)
Sat, 4/9 -- Robert Eskew, 7 pm
Wed, 4/27 — Superbad String Band, 6 pm
Thur, 4/28 — Big A & the All Stars, 9 pm
Fri, 4/29 — Catl, 8 pm
Sat, 4/30 — Bilbo Walker, 8 pm
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
Thurs., 4/28 - Community Book Talks lecture series w/Richard Grant (Dispatches from Pluto), 5pm

Miss Del's General Store
Clarksdale, MS
Wed., 4/13 - PORCH (Preservation of Rural Cultural Heritage) Art Show and mark the opening reception on Wednesday April 13th between 5:00pm and 7:00pm into your diary at the Atmos Building Gallery, 149 Delta Ave, Clarksdale. We will be showing the work of Eric Stone, Maria Delos Reyes, Magdalena Sole, John Chiara, Gerald Deloach, Maude and Langdon Clay, Robert Malone, Irma Hicks, and Hayden Hall. The show will also feature the work of Audrey’s PORCH students! 30% of the profits from sales during the show go to support the work of the PORCH Society and Audrey’s PORCH, while the balance of sales go directly to the artists.

OAKHURST BAPTIST CHURCH
Clarksdale, MS

Sun., 4/10 - Concert featuring Sally Chow, Allyson West & Alice Hasen, 4pm


"AMERICANA IN MISSISSIPPI TOUR"
Various cities, MS
Rambling Steve Gardner & The Jericho Roadshow tours of Mississippi, joining notable local musicians at each stop, and every show is FREE! Details: http://www.visitmississippi.org/americana/#tour
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
APR 5 - Greenwood - Webster's Food & Drink
APR 7 - Cleveland - The Alley on Cotton Row
APR 14 - Clarksdale - Ground Zero
APR 19 - Columbus - The Rosenzweig Arts Center
APR 21 - Indianola - Club Ebony
APR 26 - West Point - Ritz Theater
APR 28 - Tupelo - Blue Canoe

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

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

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GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Cleveland, MS

Wed., 4/27 - Moonshine & Mojo Hands — “the Mississippi Blues Series” — premieres two episodes in GMM’s theater. Blues authority Scott Barretta moderates Q&A with show creators/narrators Roger Stolle & Jeff Konkel. 7:30pm. CLICK POSTER for details!


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. - Tedeschi Trucks Band! Tickets: 662-846-4626 or dockeryfarms.org


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

Sat., 4/30 - Robert Johnson Blues Festival
Greenwood, MS
Robert Johnson's old stomping grounds of Baptist Town in historic Greenwood, Mississippi, host a tribute blues festival from "noon till
dark":
Noon - Lady Trucker
2pm - Jerry Fair and His Band
4pm - Mike Eldred Trio (new record about Baptist Town)
6pm - Sylvestor Hoover gives a history of Baptist Town
7pm - Steve Johnson Blues Band (grandson of Robert Johnson)


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
4/29 - Electric Mudd

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
SAT NIGHT BLUES:
April 2 Vasti Jackson
April 9 Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
April 16 Eddie Cotton “100% Cotton, 100% Blues”

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

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
Friday April 1 - Lex Luther Blues
Sat April 2 - Bill Abel  9 - 1
Thurs April 7 -  Brint Anderson 9 - 12
Friday April 8 - Red Hot Allstar Band  With G C Cameron 9 - 1
Saturday April 9 - Sista Lucille 9-1
Thursday- April 14 - Ben Lewis 9 - 12
Friday- April 15 -  LA Swampers
Saturday April 16 - Red Sugar Blues
April 21: Maggie Brown & Chris LeBlanc
April 22: Johnny Angel.
Sat April 23 -  Cadillac Funk 9 - 1
April 28: Jimmy "Duck" Holmes CD RELEASE PARTY at Smoot's
Friday April 29- Mark Arshak & the Motor City Blues  9 - 1
Sat April 30 -  Jonathan "Boogie" Long 9 - 1

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
March 26th... FOXFIRE BLUES FEST.

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.


"AMERICANA IN MISSISSIPPI TOUR"
Various cities, MS
Rambling Steve Gardner & The Jericho Roadshow tours of Mississippi, joining notable local musicians at each stop, and every show is FREE! Details: http://www.visitmississippi.org/americana/#tour
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
APR 5 - Greenwood - Webster's Food & Drink
APR 7 - Cleveland - The Alley on Cotton Row
APR 14 - Clarksdale - Ground Zero
APR 19 - Columbus - The Rosenzweig Arts Center
APR 21 - Indianola - Club Ebony
APR 26 - West Point - Ritz Theater
APR 28 - Tupelo - Blue Canoe


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).



During Blues Music Awards/Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest week in Clarksdale, MS:

Sun., 5/1 - Red's Lounge - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Mon., 5/2 - Bluesberry Cafe - live blues every Monday, 7:30pm

Tues., 5/3 - Hambone Art & Music - live blues every Tuesday, 8pm

Wed., 5/4 - Red's Lounge - Big A & Blues Allstars, 8pm

Wed., 5/4 - Ground Zero Blues Club - live blues weekly, 8pm

Thurs., 5/5 - "Moonshine & Mojo Hands" - new episode @ www.moonshineandmojohands.com

Thurs., 5/5 - Ground Zero Blues Club - Blues Jam Night, 8pm

Sat.-Sun., 5/7-8 - Bluesberry Cafe - Blues Breakfast w/music, 10am

Fri.-Sat., 5/6-7 - Red's Lounge - live blues weekly, 9pm

Fri., 5/6 - West Coast Women's Blues Revue, 9pm

Sat., 5/7 - La La & Element 88, 9pm

Fri.-Sun., 5/6-8 - 10th annual Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest @ Cat Head store and Rock & Blues Museum w/Sean "Bad" Apple, Watermelon Slim and others, 11am-6pm (www.blues2rock.com)

Sun., 5/8 - Levon's Drug Store Diner - Ben Rice, 3pm-6pm

Sun., 5/8 - Red's Lounge - Watermelon Slim, 7pm

Weekends - Shack Up Inn - live music TBA, 7pm



10th CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST
— two stages, always FREE!
Clarksdale, MS
CAT HEAD STAGE (252 Delta Ave.):
Friday, 5/6
- 2pm till - Deak Harp & Lee Williams
Saturday, 5/7
- 11am till -
MS HILL COUNTRY BLUES REVUE starring Sean "Bad" Apple, Robert Kimbrough Jr., RL Boyce, Joe "Ice Man" Williams and fife legend Otha Turner’s grandson’s Andre Otha & Rodney Turner!
Sunday, 5/8
- 12 noon till - Terry "Harmonica" Bean
ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (113 E 2nd St.):
Friday May 6
12 noon  Mashall Hopper
2.RL Superbad
4. Theo D
Saturday
1 pm Theo “Boogieman” Dasbach
2 Dave Dunavent
3 Watermelon Slim
4. Sam Joyner
Sunday
1.Dave Dunavent
2 Lala Craig
3pm Daddy Rich
4. Rl Superbad

(Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

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

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
tba

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

Levon’s Drug Store Diner - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(Third & Issaquena - but moving to a new location at 232 Sunflower Ave on the week starting May 9)
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 - Jaxx Nassar

Sun May 29 - Black water Trio


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!
Mon 5/2 Eugene Bridges Band
Tues 5/3 Special CD Release Party Liz Mandervlle

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tues.5/3- The Wild Hambonians
Fri. 5/6 - Jimmy Burns
Sat. 5/7  Jimmy Burns
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  [ tent. ]

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
May 6 is Taylor Bailey

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.
Sat., 5/14- Ronnie & The Remnants 9:30pm
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

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
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


April 30 - Blues & Heritage Festival
Downtown McComb, MS
10 am - 9 pm
www.mccombcreativeeconomy.org 

April 30 - Bluz Cruz, Canoe & Kayak Race
Begin @ Madison Parish Port, LA
Vicksburg, MS
bluzcruzms@gmail.com
www.bluzcruz.com


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!

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
tba
(Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

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...
tba

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.


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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
- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/?-?, 201
7
- Cat Head Delta Blues 14th Anniversary Show - 8/?, 201
7
- King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative) - 10/5-7, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall) - 10/8, 2017


*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...


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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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