DELTA BLUES EVENT CALENDAR

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CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI,
FESTIVALS IN
2015:
See web ads below for recommended places to stay!
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/2-3 -
MS Tennessee Williams Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)*
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Early November, 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
*MUSICIANS:
Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Deep Blues Fest.

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






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



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


MORE DELTA MUSIC INFO ON THE RADIO:
• MPB Highway 61 Blues Radio Show & web site with Scott Barretta — music and information about Mississippi blues/events at www.highway61blues.com.


Sample of MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA MUSEUMS:

- Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.deltabluesmuseum.org -- sign up for newsletter): Muddy Water's "cabin," traveling photo exhibits, gift shop and more; a must-visit destination! Open Mon.-Sat.
- Rock & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.blues2rock.com): Excellent collection of rare rock and blues memorabilia. Wonderful owner (Theo). Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm.
- WROX Museum, Clarksdale, MS (257 Delta Ave., 662-645-8874): Clarksdale history and cultural museum housed in the historic studios of the old WROX blues/gospel station where Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk and Early Wright were on the air. Open by appointment only. Call 662-645-8874.
- B.B. King Museum, Indianola, MS (www.bbkingmuseum.org): New, state of the art blues museum in BB's hometown.
- Other Mississippi museums... Hwy. 61 Blues Museum in Leland AND the Howlin' Wolf Museum in West Point.
Also, in Tunica... the Tunica Museum has a "blues corner" and the Tunica River Park Museum.
- Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR (www.deltaculturalcenter.org): Helena, Arkansas: Main Street of the Blues exhibit and more; also visit Sunshine Sonny Payne at KFFA's daily King Biscuit Time radio show at 12:15pm Tues.-Fri. ... and nearby "Blues Corner" store.
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN (www.soulsvilleusa.com)... plus other museums in Memphis. ALSO recommended: National Civil Rights Museum (www.civilrightsmuseum.org).


Mississippi Blues Trail
& Country Music Trail Marker
Dedications

GO HERE FOR UPDATES: www.msbluestrail.org
Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.
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MS Blues Trail * Gulfport Boogie Marker Unveiling Ceremony * Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3 p.m. * Gulfport, Mississippi



Below is weekly “SOUNDS AROUND TOWN” snapshot of Clarksdale, MS! Keep scrolling down for a much larger list of local and regional blues happenings...



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MARCH 2015

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

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

Live blues some Thursday and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night... TBA!
Fri., 3/6 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean , 9pm
Sat., 3/7 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry , 9pm
Sun., 3/8 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm

Fri., 3/20 - Gospel bluesman LEO “BUD” WELCH’s 83rd Birthday Blues Bash at Red’s, 9pm!

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
3/4 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry 8:00pm
3/5 Steve Kolbus 8:00pm
3/6 Mark "Mule Mann" Massey 9:00pm
3/7 Lala and Element 88 9:00pm
3/11 Kingfish 8:00pm
3/12 Razorblade 8:00pm
3/13 - 8:00 p.m. "Wearing the Green/Singing the Blues" Fundraiser for Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness at
Ground Zero.
3/14 TCB Blues Band 9:00
3/18 Steve Kolbus 8:00 pm
3/19 Lala 8:00pm
3/20 Charlie Burgin and The Southbound Train 9:00
3/21 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones 9:00
3/25 Blues Gate Jamz 8:00pm
3/26 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones 8:00
3/27 Preston Shannon 9:00 pm
3/28 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry 9:00

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
(1 Blues Alley)

Clarksdale, MS
Sat., 3/7 - Blues legend Cedell Davis w/Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, R.E.M.), Jimbo Mathus and Zakk & Greg Binns perform in celebration of Davis' new CD, 3pm. Q&A/signing follows.


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

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

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 3/2 - La La, 7:30pm
Mon 3/9 Stud and  Cactus

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tues., 3/3 - The Blues Doctors, 8pm
Thurs., 3/5 - Meghan Meike, 8pm
Tues., 3/10 - Watermelon Slim, 8pm

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
March 6  truck patch revival
March 13 Blackwater Trio
March 20 Josh Journeay
March 27 Allana Mosley

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
march 5      Bud Light Rita Sampling & appetizers sponsored by Budweiser 
march 7     Monkeybone
march 14    Skyelor Anderson  - country music contestant on X Factor
march 21    Honey Please

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn (RUST Restaurant)
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Wed, 3/4 — Dirty Trick, 6 pm
Thur, 3/5 — Kierston White, 5 pm
Fri., 3/6 - Preston Rumbaugh & Henry Swain Club, 9 pm
Wed, 3/11 — Brian Whelan, 7 pm
Thur, 3/12 — Small Houses, 7 pm
Fri, 3/13 — Kenny Brown, 10 pm
Sat, 3/14 — James Leg, 10 pm
Sun, 3/15 — Caleb Caudle & Chris Porter, 6 pm

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 3/19 - PER CUTRER/CCHEC: "In Book Talk Lecture Series News, we are pleased to announce that the season will kick off with widely acclaimed children's and young adult author Sharon Draper on March 19. Ms. Draper is a New York Times-bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. She is perhaps best known for
Tears of a Tiger, and her latest book is Stella by Starlight. If you'd like to help with our lecture events, please contact Sarah Ruskey at 624-4461.”


MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


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

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

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Regular events, including occasional live music...
(Tae Kwon Do Workshops Every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the AT&T Learning Center.)
Thursday, March 5  - Jazz it Up! with Dr. Alphonso Sanders, and guest musician Steve Bell, son of blues man Carey Bell, from 7-9 p.m.
March 9-13 - Spring Fling - Children ages 8-17 can join us each day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for activities including X-box, music, art, fitness, double dutch, etc.And best of all, it's FREE! Contact April Brock at 662-887-9539 or abrock@bbkingmuseum.org. This camp is presented by the B.B. King Museum and the Indianola Promise Community.


FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MS HILL COUNTRY

BLUES LEGEND ROBERT "WOLFMAN" BELFOUR

(Details below via Mr. Belfour's nephew and sister-in-law as well as the funeral home director and church deacon.)

Sadly, blues icon Robert "Wolfman" Belfour passed away recently.  Obituary at http://www.commercialappeal.com/go-memphis/music/memphis-bluesman-robert-wolfman-belfour-dead-at-74

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS (Red Banks, MS):

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - open casket 11 am; funeral 12 noon (cemetery to follow)

Mt. Newell M.B. Church

1861 N. Red Banks Rd

Red Banks, MS 38661

662-252-3020

Directions from Memphis (The Blues Foundation):  https://goo.gl/maps/Rz4Ff

Directions from Clarksdale (Red's Lounge):  https://goo.gl/maps/LJMbr

THANKS TO SUPPORTERS:

- Mr. Belfour's funeral expenses have been generously paid by The Blues Foundation's HART Fund.  The HART Fund helps blues musicians and their families with funeral and medical expenses.  The Blues Foundation also offers free health screenings during the Blues Music Awards and International Blues Challenge.  If you would like to contribute, please go to http://www.shopbluesfoundation.org/hart-fund-donation/.  Every dollar donated goes to a musician in need.

- The Killer Blues Headstone Project has pledged to pay for and place a headstone for Mr. Belfour when the time comes.  Donations to the Project can be made at http://www.killerblues.net/Help-us-out.html.  The Project has placed 40 headstones since 2008.

- Additional funds for the burial and family have been raised by the Memphis Blues Society.  Donations to their Mr. Belfour fund can be made at http://memphisbluessociety.com/

- Thanks to gospel/bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch (and his manager Vencie Varnado) for volunteering to perform a tribute at the funeral.

- Special thanks to everyone else who worked to support (financially or otherwise) Mr. Belfour in life and his family after his passing — including the MS Blues Trail Musician Benevolent Fund (www.msbluestrail.org), Fat Possum Records (http://www.fatpossum.com/news/443) and Mr. Belfour's legion of friends and fans around the world.

- Also, thanks to photographer Shein Die for the use of her wonderful picture here.

MORE ON MR. BELFOUR:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Belfour


FOXFIRE RANCH
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sat., 3/7 @ 2pm - BLUES JAM/REPASS following bluesman Robert Belfour's funeral in nearby Red Banks, MS. Musicians welcome.

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
March 6 @ 9:30 pm - The Stooges Brass Band(Blue Canoe’s 4th Birthday Party Weekend)
March 7 @ 9:30 pm - Kenny Brown & Friends Blue Canoe 4th Birthday Bash
March 21 @ 8:30 pm - Jimbo Mathus

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

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

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS
Music TBA but cool stop; owned by bluesman.

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
Weekend blues at midnight.
MARCH:
6 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Roosevelt Roberts, Jr
7 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Pat Brown And The Mellinium Band
13 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Phillip Carter And The Underground Blues Band
14 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, 2Xtreme Band
20 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Sorrento Ussery Band
21 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Dexter Allen
27 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Mr Dillon & The Juke Box
28 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Stevie J

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
MARCH:
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
6 Grady Champion
7 JJ Thames
13 Lightnin Malcolm
14 Stevie J Homecoming
20 tba
21 Mr. Dillon & the Juke Box
27 Time to Move
28 tba

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

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
March 6-7   MR. SiPP the Mississippi Blues Child
March 13-14   EDDiE COTTON
March 20-21     The BLUEBiRDS featuring Kenny Bill Stinson
March 27-28  VASTi JACKSON

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

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.

TBA


APRIL 2015

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

Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
Clarksdale, MS
www.jukejointfestival.com
“Come for Saturday’s festival, but party with us Thursday through Sunday, y’all!”
- Thurs., 4/9 - 5pm-8pm - DELTA CINEMA (lobby & stage) - FREE Juke Joint Festival Kick-off party starring MS Hill Country blues legend ROBERT “WOLFMAN” BELFOUR (main stage, 6:30pm) with opening act Sean “Bad” Apple & Big Boy Martin Grant (lobby, 5pm). Also on the main cinema stage: local student performers and more! Poster signing with Cristen Barnard in the lobby, plus JJFest T-shirt sales and pre-sale wristbands for Saturday’s nighttime venues.
- Fri., 4/10 - RELATED EVENTS AROUND TOWN - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!
- Sat., 4/11 - JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL (mainly downtown) - The actual world-famous festival itself with a dozen daytime stages, 20 nighttime venues, dozens of street vendors, racing pigs, children’s activities and much, much more! The official daytime events on 4/11 are FREE! For your Saturday-only nighttime venue wristband, go to http://www.jukejointfestival.com/fest_events.php and buy pre-sale now!
- Sun., 4/12 - RELATED EVENTS including Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, 2nd St. Blues Party & more - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!
HOTEL ROOMS, CAMPING & MORE AT: http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html



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

Live blues some Thursday and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night... TBA!

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

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

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

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

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

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

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

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

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

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


PLAN NOW FOR 2016...

MAY 2015

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


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



5/8-10 - CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST!
Clarksdale, MS

www.blues2rock.comwww.cathead.biz
Enjoy great live blues in the streets near Cat Head blues store and the Rock & Blues Museum (free day music)... plus at the clubs and jukes at night (cover charges apply)... the weekend after the Blues Music Awards every year! Past performers have included T-Model Ford, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Sean “Bad” Apple, Theo D The Boogieman, Watermelon Slim, Rip Lee Pryor and others. 2015 schedule TBA.

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

Live blues some Thursday and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night... TBA!

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

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

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

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

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

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

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

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

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JUNE 2015

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

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

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

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




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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2015
PLAN NOW FOR 2015 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• TBA -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Early November, 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest


BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR 2015 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS, Thurs-Sun, April 9-12! Official Hotel of Juke Joint Festival is ISLE OF CAPRI in nearby Lula, MS... with bus shuttle and special room rates... use Reservation Code “Juke15” when booking your rooms.  Also, full accommodations listing for Clarksdale at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html


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Late Sept thru early Oct 2015
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2015 blues festivals and blues events across three states — highlighting the Delta Busking Festival, Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Highway 61 Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, Second Street Blues Party and more... in Clarksdale, Mississippi... Greenville, Mississippi... Memphis, Tennessee... Helena, Arkansas... and more!

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

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

BLUES AND RELATED VENUES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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





















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