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MUSIC CALENDAR
MUSIC CALENDAR MENU:  Scroll down for A) Festivals.  B) Featured accommodations.  C) Monthly club/event listings D) Extra info.

Visit Cat Head's Clarksdale Guide for hotels, tours/transportation & tourism maps.

See why Clarksdale IS "The Festival City," y'all! Book hotel rooms now...

2019 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVALS:

- 12/6-7,  2019 - Burdine's Blues & Greens Festival at Shack Up Inn, www.bbgfestival.com

-NEW YEAR'S EVE 2019 - Party at the Crossroads; it's Clarksdale's annual New Year's blues blowout at Red's, Ground Zero, Hambone, Hopson and other venues!

2020 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVALS:

- 1/24-26, 2020 - 10th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- 4/16-19, 2020 - 17th Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (headline event Sat., 4/18/20) - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/19, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

- 5/9, 2020 - 14th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/New Roxy) - www.cathead.biz

- 5/23, 2020 - Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest (MLK Park Stage), https://www.gofundme.com/f/2nd-annual-red039s-oldtimers-blues-festival

- 5/29-31, 2020 - Goat Fest VII - DATE COMING SOON, https://www.facebook.com/GOAT-FEST-III-568833646616346/

- 6/9-12, 2020 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation Masterclass Workshop Experience, www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org

- 6/20, 2020 - Birthplace of American Music (B.A.M.) Festival, www.bamfestms.com

- 7/10-11, 2020 - Oh Brother Fiddler & Fried Green Tomatoes Festival w/Hank Burdine & friends at Shack Up Inn - TENTATIVE.

- 8/7-9, 2020 - 33rd Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org

- 8/9, 2020 - Cat Head 18th Anniversary - www.cathead.biz

- 9/5 - 2020 - Mag Fest returns to Clarksdale - details TBA.

- 9/26, 2020 - 2nd Yazoo Avenue Jazz Festival (200 block of Yazoo, downtown).

- FALL (TBA) 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - DATE COMING SOON, https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/

- 10/3, 2020 - Deak’s Harmonica Block Party, www.deakharp.com

(- 10/7-10, 2020 - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium in nearby Helena, AR, kingbiscuitfestival.com)

- 10/11, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit), www.cathead.biz

- 10/11, 2020 - Super Blues Sunday: Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (9am), Bluesberry Cafe Blues Breakfast (10am), Delta Blues Museum special hours (noon), Ground Zero Blues Club blues brunch (11am), Hopson Commissary/Shack Up Inn's Pinetop Perkins Celebration (3pm), Levon's Sunday Ramble (3:30pm), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (5pm), Red's Juke Joint Jam (7pm) and more!

- 10/15-18, 2020 - Deep Blues Fest & Delta Busking Stages (heavy blues, rock, Americana), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/15-17, 2020 - Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

- 10/30-11/1, 2020 - Hambone Festival & related events (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

-  12/4-5,  2020 - Burdine's Blues & Greens Festival at Shack Up Inn, www.bbgfestival.com

-NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020 - Party at the Crossroads; it's Clarksdale's annual New Year's blues blowout at Red's, Ground Zero, Hambone, Hopson and other venues!

PLAN NOW FOR 2021 CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS:

- 4/16-19, 2020 - 17th Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (headline event Sat., 4/18/20) - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/14, 2019 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

- Visit Clarksdale & Coahoma County Tourism, https://www.visitclarksdale.com/

- Mississippi Blues Trail, www.msbluestrail.org

- Highway 61 blogspot, https://highway61music.blogspot.com/

- City of Clarksdale, http://www.cityofclarksdale.org/
- Clarksdale/CC Chamber of Commerce, http://www.clarksdale-ms.com

- Mississippi Tourism (MDA - tourism), www.visitmississippi.org

BLUES ON THE DELTA'S RADIO DIAL:
- XRDS.FM - 88.1FM - Clarksdale blues 'n roots music radio, https://www.internet-radio.com/station/xrds/
- MPB Radio/Hwy 61 Radio Show - http://www.mpbonline.org/highway61/
- WROX 97.5FM/1450AM - Clarksdale; blues on Saturday nights, http://wroxradio.com/
- KFFA 1360AM - "King Biscuit Time", 12:15pm weekdays, http://www.kffa.com/2015/11/11/king-biscuit-time-show-audio/

 

ADVERTISE HERE! Join the list of banners below — Just $50 per month. (Offer open to blues/tourism businesses/events that we can sincerely recommend.) Email roger@cathead.biz

Visit Clarksdale, Mississippi:

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Where's the music?

 

WROX RADIO CALENDARS for Clarksdale, MS:
Music - www.wroxradio.com/calendar/concert-calendar
Events - www.wroxradio.com/calendar/event-calendar

AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE: americanamusictriangle.com

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL CALENDAR: msbluestrail.org/calendar

LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOUR GUIDE:

http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D


CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

Clarksdale is only Mississippi town with 365 nights a year of live blues! Visit Cat Head store for printed schedule.

CLARKSDALE'S TYPICAL WEEK — original blues music every night:

- Monday - Bluesberry Cafe (8pm, blues) and Hopson Commissary (6pm, acoustic music).
- Tuesday -
Hambone Art & Music (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
- Wednesday - Red's Lounge (8pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
- Thursday -
Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Red's Lounge (8pm, blues), sometimes Hambone (8pm), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary).
- Friday -
Red's Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), Levon's (8pm, sometimes blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary) and Stone Pony (7pm, acoustic music); also, Delta Blues Alley Cafe starts regular Fri 5pm Happy Hour w/music on July 19.
- Saturday - Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), , Red's Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary), sometimes Hambone (4 or 8pm) and Hopson Commissary (9pm, usually rock/country).
- Sunday - Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), Levon's (3:30pm, sometimes blues), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (4pm, sometimes blues) and Red's Lounge (7pm, blues).
OTHER MUSIC VENUES:
New Roxy, Bad Apple Blues Club (coming in Oct 2019), Grandma's, Crossroads Cultural Arts Center, Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Yazoo Pass, etc.

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NOV/DEC 2019


MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL

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.

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, has blues 365 nights a year... "The #1 American Music City that's not Nashville" - Fodor's Travel

VISITING CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI??
- Need a tourism map? Go here.

- Want free Audio Walking Tour app? Go here.
- Need a pro tour guide? Go here.
- Want "Shared Experience" w/local musician, artist or entrepreneur? Go here.
- Need a place to stay? Go here.

- Need nightly "live" music calendar? Keep scrolling down!

SPECIAL EVENTS - Clarksdale, MS (scroll down for details):

- Thurs., 11/8 - BROOKE ATWOOD - Grand Opening (store) w/blues legend Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, 6:30pm.

- Wed., 11/27 - GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival Fundraiser, 8pm.

- Thurs., 11/28 - HAMBONE ART& MUSIC - Thanksgiving Night Blues starring Lucious Spiller, 8pm!

PLUS, COMING IN DECEMBER...

- 12/27-28 - "KINGFISH" HOMECOMING CELEBRATION at 2 venues: Fri @ Red's Lounge (9pm) and Sat @ Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm)!

- Tues., 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE - Clarksdale rings in the New Year with music at Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge, Hopson Commissary and more!! Details TBA (in listings below).

SPECIAL EVENTS - Elsewhere in MS (and beyond):

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CLUBS, JUKE JOINTS, RESTAURANTS & MORE:

Cat HeadMississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992, but no voicemail; email roger@cathead.biz)

Celebrating 17 years at the Crossroads. Your 1st stop for "live" music & visitor info.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm AND Sundays 11am-3pm!

Fri.-Sat., 11/1-2 - Preston "Blues" Rumbaugh plays indoors, 10:30am

Fri.-Sat., 11/14-15 - Preston "Blues" Rumbaugh plays indoors, 10:30am


Red’s Lounge — blues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here and M for Mississippi films!

Clarksdale, MS

(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show EVERY Wednesday, (sometimes Thursday), Friday, Saturday and Sunday night!

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 11/1 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 11/2 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 11/3 - Stone Gas Blues Band
Fri., 11/8 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 11/9 - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 11/10 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wed., 11/13 - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Thurs., 11/14 - SPECIAL NIGHT w/Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Blues Band, 8pm!

Fri., 11/15 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean ("The bluesman who doesn't take breaks!"), 9pm

Sat., 11/16 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sun., 11/17 - Stone Gas Blues Band, 7pm

Wed., 11/20 - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

(Thurs., 11/28 - closed for Turkey Day, BUT go to Hambone below for BLUES at 8pm!)

Fri., 12/27 - Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram HOMECOMING CELEBRATION (night 1 at Red's; night 2 at GZBC below), 9pm!

Ground Zero Blues Club (co-owned by Morgan Freeman) — in M for Mississippi  and Moonshine & Mojo Hands films!

Clarksdale, MS

www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Live music (mostly blues) weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!

(8pm showtimes):
10/30 Wed. Songwriters night hosted by Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
10/31 Thur. Halloween Jam hosted by Stan Street and the Hambone Band, 8pm
11/1 Fri. Two-Drink Minimum (cover band) at Benefit Community Foundation of Northwest MS, 8pm
11/2 Sat. Mississippi Marshall and the Juke Daddies, 8pm
11/6 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
11/7 Thurs. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
11/8 Fri. Taylormade Blues Band, 8pm
11/9 Sat. Big A and the Allstars ft. Spacecowboy, 8pm
11/13 Wed. Steve Kolbus, 8pm
11/14 Thurs. Closed Private Party @6pm - GO TO RED'S FOR BLUES (above)/HAMBONE FOR ROOTS (below), 8pm!
11/15 Fri. Closed Private Party @6pm - GO TO RED'S FOR BLUES (above), 9pm!
11/16 Sat. Tullie Brae, 8pm
11/20 Wed. Closed Private Party @6pm - GO TO RED'S FOR BLUES (above), 8pm!
11/21 Thurs. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
11/22 Fri. Lucious Spiller,8pm
11/23 Sat. Bill Abel, 8pm
11/27 Wed. annual Sunflower Blues and Gospel Festival Benefit, 8pm
11/28 Thurs. Closed for Thanksgiving - GO TO HAMBONE FOR THANKSGIVING BLUES (below), 8pm!
11/29 Fri. David Dunavent Band, 8pm
11/30 Sat. Stone Gas Band, 8pm

12/4 Wed. Deak Harp, 8pm

12/5 Thur. Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm

12/6 Fri. Johnny Drummer and the Starlighters, 8pm

12/7 Sat. David Dunavent and the Shakers, 8pm

12/11 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm

12/12 Thur. Deak Harp, 8pm 

12/13 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm

12/14 Sat. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm

12/18 Wed. TBA, 8pm

12/19 Thur. Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm

12/20 Fri. Bill Abel, 8pm

12/21 Sat.Daddy Mac Blues Band, 8pm

12/25 Wed. CLOSED (MERRY CHRISTMAS) - stay tuned for where to hear blues on Christmas night in Clarksdale (I'm woring on it... roger@cathead.biz)!

12/26 Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm

12/27 Fri.  Eric Leech, 6pm

12/27 Fri. The B-3, 8pm

Sat., 12/28 - Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram HOMECOMING CELEBRATION (night 2), 8pm!

12/31 Tues. New Years Eve Party (doors open 6pm), Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at 7pm AND Super Chikan & Fighting Cocks at 10pm!

1/1 - GZBC Closed New Year's Day — go to Red's for Blues on 1/1/20!


Delta Blues Museum - Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

www.deltabluesmuseum.org

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm

Nice PBS NewsHour segment on the DBM's Arts & Ed Program at https://www.facebook.com/groups/newshourarts/

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)

Friday Nov 1 - Day of the dead party w/DJ 4EVAYOUNG, 7pm
Sunday Nov 3 - Lucious Spiller, 5-7pm
Sunday Nov 10 - John Ford, 5-7pm
Sunday Nov 17 - Preston Rumbaugh, 5-7pm

Brooke Atwood
Clarksdale, MS
(247 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 11/8 - GRAND OPENING (new Mississippi blues-inspired fashion store) w/music by blues legend JIMMY "DUCK" HOLMES, 6:30pm!!


Hambone Art & Music

Clarksdale, MS

(111 E 2nd St.) www.stanstreet.com

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT live blues music plus occasional musics on other days in gallery/bar, 8pm.

Tuesday October 29- Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Friday November 1-Amanda Fish, 8pm

Tuesday November 5- Johnny Drummer, 8pm

Tues., 11/12 - Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm

Thurs., 11/14 - Meghan Maike; JH Sitton & Doug Bales, 8pm

Tues., 11/19 - Preston Rumbaugh, 8pm

Tues., 11/26 - Stone Gas Band, 8pm

Thurs., 11/28 - THANKSGIVING NIGHT BLUES w/Lucious Spiller & Friends, 8pm

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS
(106 Sharkey Ave.)
Open by appointment, 646-465-1578. Info at tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com

ALSO: Plan now for 2020 festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Thursday, Oct. 31- Jacqueline Nassar 7pm

Friday, Nov. 1st- Lucious Spiller 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 3rd - The Blues Doctors 3:30

Friday, Nov 8 - Gramm Phillips 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 10 - Deak Harp 3:30

Friday, Nov 15- Tony Boyd 8pm

Sunday, Nov 17- Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 3:30

Friday, Nov 22- Stan Street 8pm

Sunday, Nov 24 - John Ford 3:30

Friday, Nov 29 - Ralph Miller 8pm

Sunday, Dec 1st - Bill Abel 3:30

Friday, December 6th - Gramm Phillips 7pm

Sunday, December 8th - Evan Farris 3:30

Friday, December 13th - Tony Boyd 8pm

Sunday, December 15th - Lucious Spiller 3:30

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS

(662-627-7008)

Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Mon blues every week, 8pm!

Sat., 11/2 - Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am

Sun., 11/3 - Blues Breakfast w/Bill Abel, 10am

Mon., 11/4 - Blues Dinner w/Sean Bad Apple, 8pm

Sat., 11/9 - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 11/10 - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am
Mon., 11/11 - Blues Dinner w/Lucci Spiller, 8pm

Sat., 11/16 - Blues Breakfast w /Captain Dirk, 10am

Sun., 11/17 - Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am

Mon., 11/18 - Blues Dinner w/Steve Kolbus Band, 8pm


Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:
Nov1  Allie Middleton 
November 8 Mississippi Marshall
November 15 Jax Nassar
November 22 Alanna Mosley
November 29 Gramm Phillips
December 6 Allie Middleton
December 13 TBA
December 20 Miss Marshall
December 27 Alanna Mosley
January 3 Mississippi Marshall


Clarksdale Sound Stage
Clarksdale, MS

(313 Issaquena Ave., downtown; enter via alley back door)
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Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

"Original music" occasionally, including:
Fri., 11/8 - Magnolia Triangle (jazz originals), 6pm

Fri., 11/15 - Justin Zamm (originals), 6pm

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Tues., 11/5 - Will Jacks "Po Monkey's" coffee table book signing, 6-7:30pm!

Fri.-Sat., 11/15-16 - Songwriting Workshop w/Grammy winner Tricia Walker; www.stayattravelers.com/blog

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

www.deltabohemian.com

Thurs., 11/7 - 7-8:30pm - SOLD OUT - Master of Ceremonies David Elliott presents "Bye Bye Miss American Pie — a break-down of the classic song." Lots of fun and interaction. Info: https://deltabohemian.com/bye-bye-miss-american-pie-home-concert-series/. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4371373.

Auberge Hostel (Delta & E 2nd St.)

Clarksdale, MS - NEW!

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New Roxy - "Possibly the coolest venue in the South..."

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

Plan now for 2020 DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL (& BUSKING), deepbluesfest.com.

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center
Clarksdale, MS
(332 Delta Ave.)

TBA

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

Live music Happy Hour every Friday, 5-8pm!

Fri., 11/1 - Happy Hour w/live music by TBA, 5-8pm

Fri., 11/8 - Happy Hour w/live music by TBA, 5-8pm

Fri., 11/15 - Happy Hour w/Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Blues Band, 5-8pm!

Grandma's Blues House
Clarksdale, MS
(115 3rd St. - Grandma's Pancake House/Blues House/Sports Bar)

Open many evenings with DJ; live blues during Clarksdale Film Festival and Juke Joint festival.

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Tourism Office
Clarksdale, MS
(326 Blues Alley)

visitclarksdale.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm PLUS Sat 9am-noon - Visit Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism inside the historic downtown train depot for maps, info and hospitality! Bubba O'Keefe, tourism director. (662) 627-6149.


Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

www.blues2rock.com

Founders are retired, so their building —  with its cool, loft living space in back — AND world-famous collection are for sale; serious inquiries only, please, via museum website email.

Meraki

Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)
Thursdays... 2/13 & 4/16/20 - Griot Arts Open Mic Nights at Meraki (open to all), 6:30pm-8pm

The Bank

Clarksdale, MS (E 2nd & Yazoo Ave)

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The Bad Apple Blues Club - COMING EARLY 2020

Clarksdale, MS

349 Issaquena Ave, downtown

TBA - "Live" blues, workshops and more!

Annie Bell's Lounge

Clarksdale, MS (N State St.)

Thurs., 11/28 - Thanksgiving night - Nate Dogg & the Fellas, 9pm

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

www.hopsonplantation.com

Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by someone playing free live acoustic music every week, 6pm!

MONDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MUSIC - FREE MUSIC & appetizers, 6PM:

November:

   4 Tony Boyd

  11 Holly Peel

  18 Tiffany Harmon

  25 Seth and Walt

PLUS, MOST WEEKENDS (cover applies):

Fri., 11/1 - John Sutton Band, 8pm - w/"Red Beans & Rice Till its Gone!"
Sat., 11/16- Soulbender, 9pm
Sat., 11/23- MS Marshall, 9pm
Sat., 11/30- Shakerz, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

https://www.shackupinn.com/services3

Saturday, 11/2 Bill Abel 6-8pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS
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Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

 https://tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com/
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

Plus annual festival, www.DeltaWilliamsFestival.com

The Delta Byrd

Clarksdale, MS

(721 Riverside Dr.)

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The Junction

Coahoma County, MS

(Hwy 61, just 10 min north of Clarksdale)

Coming March 2020.

Wonder Light City

near Clarksdale, MS

Here's a news story on it: https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/if-you-build-it-they-will-come-a-juke-joint-s-field-of-dreams
Closed. Sadly, 80-year-old bluesman Robert "Bilbo" Walker's passed away on 11/29/17. RIP.

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MERIGOLD-TO-GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI:

Po Monkey’s Lounge

near Merigold, MS

Permanently closed and signs/contents sold at auction - RIP Willie “Po Monkey” Seaberry - 1940-2016; http://msbusiness.com/2018/08/po-monkeys-items-to-be-auctioned/

 

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

http://www.deltastate.edu/bluesconference/

Plan now for 2020 blues conference!


Dockery Farms
(near Cleveland, MS)

www.dockeryfarms.org
VERY historic Blues Trail marker site with occasional events.

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

Cleveland, MS

www.grammymuseumms.org
11/26 - "The Last Waltz" film on big screen with The Band, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and more featured in the classic Scorsese documentary. 2pm.

12/2 - Holiday music, featuring Delta artists Steve Azar, Tricia Walker, The Buford Sisters, Variety, and the B.B. King All Stars... plus Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor.


The Senator's Place

Cleveland, MS

(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)

Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.

LEVEE BEATS & EATS


downtown Rosedale, MS
Sat., 11/2 - 2nd annual event w/food, arts, crafts, fun and music by Kern Pratt, Denise Craig Adams, La Terza Classe (Italy) and John Horton. 10am-7pm. Info at www.friendsofrosedale.com


Walnut Street Blues Bar

Greenville, MS

(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)

Music (usually blues) many weekends -- often house band.

MARKS-TO-OXFORD-TO-COMO, MISSISSIPPI:

Rooster's Blues House

Oxford, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136

rock/country/pop/blues


Thacker Mountain Radio

Oxford, MS (plus occasionally special locations)

www.thackermountain.com

Thurs., 11/7 - National Book Award nominee Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, R&B saxophonist Casey Lipe plus Memphis gospel singer Elizabeth King. 6pm.

Harlow's Casino
Greenville, MS

11/1-2 - Billy Jones blues band.


308 Blues Club

Indianola, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314

tba


BB King’s Club Ebony

Indianola, MS

404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264

Some Thursdays - "Jammin' at Club Ebony," 8pm

Friday, Nov 9 - Sid Kingsley at Club Ebony, 9pm


BB King Museum

Indianola, MS

https://bbkingmuseum.org/events/

Weekly - Guitar Lessons (Mon-Thurs) & Piano Lessons (Mon-Wed) at 4pm. Ages 8-17. Info: livory@bbkingmuseum.org.

 Thurs., 11/7 - Jake & Pearl Street Jumpers, 7pm - at Museum Gin.

Billy Bob’s Belzoni Sports Bar & Grill
Belzoni, MS

Saturdays, 8-11pm:
tba

Tallahatchie Flats
Greenwood, MS
(58458 County Rd 518)
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The Alluvian (Hotel)

Greenwood, MS

www.thealluvian.com

Thursday happy hour with music (not usually blues).

Harris Place aka "The Place to Be"
Tunica County, MS

(Hwy 61 to Hwy 4 turnoff towards Senatobia; 2915 Hwy 4 38676; 662-357-0800)
First Saturday EVERY MONTH - Stone Gas Blues Band, 7pm (doors 5pm) - with food available and plenty of parking.

Blues Belt Event Center & Mooji Juke Joint
Robinsonville, MS

(468 Casino Way)
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ELSEWHERE IN MISSISSIPPI:


Betty Davis Ponderosa

Marshall County, MS

(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)

some Sundays - live blues, 5pm

 

Foxfire Ranch

Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com

2nd & 4th Sundays (in season) at 5pm:
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Blue Canoe

Tupelo, MS

www.bluecanoebar.com

Fri., 11/1 - Rod Hamdullah of The Legendary Shack Shakers.

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

Meridian, MS

www.msarts.org

tba

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):


Blue Front Cafe - owned by bluesman Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues (including during blues festival week in June).

https://www.facebook.com/bluefrontcafeblues/
tba


F Jones Corner

Farish Street in Jackson, MS

www.fjonescorner.com

Blues/soul every Fri-Sat, midnight to 4am.

Thursdays - Open Mic hosted by Maya Kyles & F Jones Corner Band, 10pm
Fridays/Saturdays - live blues at midnight - TBA


Iron Horse Grill

Jackson, MS

www.theironhorsegrill.com

LaLa Craig 7 Nov Thu 6 PM
The Beautiful Experience 8 Nov Fri 9 PM
Johnie B. Sanders Blues Band Revue featuring Ms.Iretta 9 Nov Sat 9 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 14 Nov Thu 6 PM
John Bull Band 15 Nov Fri 9 PM
Lightnin Malcolm 16 Nov Sat 9 PM
Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen 21 Nov Thu 6 PM
John Ford Trio 22 Nov Fri 9 PM Anissa 23 Nov Sat 9 PM
Chris Gill & the Soulshakers 30 Nov Sat 9 PM
John Causey 5 Dec Thu 6 PM
Shy Perry and Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry 6 Dec Fri 9 PM
Doug Brousseau and the River City Allstars 7 Dec Sat 9 PM
Brian Jones 12 Dec Thu 6 PM
Blind Dog Otis 13 Dec Fri 9 PM
Deeb's Blues 20 Dec Fri 9 PM
Robert Kimbrough Sr. 2 Jan Thu 6 PM


Hal & Mal’s

Jackson, MS

Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday blues jam!


Martin’s

Jackson, MS

www.martinsdowntownjxn.com

tba


Underground 119 - may be closed?

Jackson, MS

www.underground119.com
House band every Thursday night, plus on weekends:

tba


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.)

Most Tuesday evenings - live blues and R&B.

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS
tba

Cottonwood Public House
Vicksburg, MS
(1311 Washington St.)
Fri - Nov 1- Kern Pratt & Denise Owen
Fri Nov 8 - Lala Craig
Sat Nov 9 - John Ford
Fri Nov 15- Itetta Sanders & Johnnie B
Fri - Nov 22 - 19th Street Red
Dec 7 - Johnny Riley
Fri Dec 13 - YZ Ealey & Casey Gilbert

Mississippi Barbeque Company
Vicksburg, MS
(717 Grove St)
7pm-10pm:
Sat Nov 2 - The Phillip Savell Band
Sat Nov 9 - Lala Craig
Sat Nov 16 - Chad Perry
Sat Nov 23 - 19th Street Red
Sat Dec 7 - Blackwater Boogie
Sat Dec 14 - Casey Phillips


MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at https://www.facebook.com/pg/vicksburg.blues/events/


Smoot’s Grocery

Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882

https://www.facebook.com/pg/smootsgrocery/events/?ref=page_internal
NOV 23 - Johnny B and Queen Iretta Blues Duo - Sat 8 PM

100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770 / 100menhall.org
Every fourth Thursday of the month - OPEN MIC night on the historic stage of the 100 Men Hall!
NOV2 - Day of the Dead, 4 PM

Sun., 12/22 - The Silver Slipper presents Panorama Jazz Band (A fixture in the trad jazz scene since 1995, the Panorama Jazz Band adds world music flair to their traditional tunes) w/brunch menu prepared by Food Network's
Chef Chris Hayes. 10AM to 12NOON.  Info: 100MenHall@gmail.com.

Late Sept thru Mid-Oct 2020

Bridging the Blues Weeks!

www.bridgingtheblues.com

Connecting multiple 2020 blues festivals and blues events across three states — highlighting the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Highway 61 Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, Second Street Blues Party, Deep Blues Festival and more... in Clarksdale, Mississippi... Greenville, Mississippi... Memphis, Tennessee... Helena, Arkansas... and more!


HIRE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOUR GUIDES:

- DELTA BOHEMIAN TOURS (Clarksdale, MS) - Chilly Billy Howell, chillybilly@deltabohemian.com; 662-701-5020; www.deltabohemiantours.com
- BIRDSONG TOURS (Clarksdale) - Robert Birdsong, Mississippimojo@yahoo.com
- THE REAL DELTA TOURS (Cleveland) - Abe Hudson, abehudson@hotmail.com
- AMERICAN DREAM SAFARI (Memphis) - Tad Pierson, tad@americandreamsafari.com
- Memphis' BLUES CITY TOURS - http://www.bluescitytours.com/delta-blues-tour.php (901-522-9229 or bluescitytours@aol.com)
- BLUE NOTE TOURS - 402)750-8483 or (315)886-9744 • Itinerary & info at  http://www.bluenotetoursllc.com

MEANWHILE, elsewhere on the Blues Hwy in 2019 (on your way to/from Clarksdale, MS):

- 4/25-5/5, 2019 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - , New Orleans Jazz Fest, www.nojazzfest.com

- 5/3-5, 2019 - MEMPHIS, TN - Beale Street Music Festival, www.memphisinmay.org

- 5/9 (Thurs), 2019 - MEMPHIS - Blues Music Awards (BMAs), www.blues.org

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

- Visit Clarksdale & Coahoma County Tourism, https://www.visitclarksdale.com/

- Mississippi Blues Trail, www.msbluestrail.org

- Highway 61 blogspot, https://highway61music.blogspot.com/

- City of Clarksdale, http://www.cityofclarksdale.org/
- Clarksdale/CC Chamber of Commerce, http://www.clarksdale-ms.com

- Mississippi Tourism (MDA - tourism), www.visitmississippi.org


BLUES AND RELATED VENUES
Venues featuring all or some blues music at various timesin Mississippi...

- CLARKSDALE: Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge, Hambone Gallery, Bluesberry Cafe, Club 2000, Hopson Commissary, Juke Joint Chapel/RUST at Shackup Inn, Bluesberry Cafe, Levon's, New Roxy and more!

- 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) - CLOSED.

- 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):

 

- Red's Lounge, 395 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS, (No phone; no regular hours; but live blues Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun.)

- CLOSED - Po Monkey's Lounge, near Merigold, MS (directions at the bottom of this web page.)

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

- Teddy's Juke Joint, 17001 Old Scenic Hwy. Zachary, LA 70791, (225)892-0064 or (225)658-8029
- Queen of Hearts, 2243 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Jackson, MS 39213, (601) 352-5730
- 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 (closed), 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.

 

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


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


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

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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