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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! Get your vax, and book hotel rooms now...

2023 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVAL & SPECIAL EVENTS 2023:

- 1/27-29, 2023 - 13th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival! Lineup at www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- 4/13-16, 2023 - 20th annual Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/100 more blues acts - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/16, 2023 - Cat Head 21st Anniversary Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

- 5/6, 2023 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

- 5/19-20, 2023 - 2nd annual Women In Blues Festival - womeninblues.org

- 5/26-28, 2023 - final Goat Fest X - https://www.facebook.com/Goat-Fest-Presents-Sin-Repent-Repeat-The-New-Events-Page-107506774815036/

- 5/26-27, 2023 - Ground Zero Blues Club anniversary weekend of daytime/nighttime blues! - groundzerobluesclub.com.

- 6/17, 2023- Birthplace of American Music (BAM) Fest - www.bamfestms.com.

- 6/?-?, 2023 - (dates TBA) Pinetop Perkins Experience Workshop, culminating in Friday public show, pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/workshop.

- 8/11-13, 2023 - 34th Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org.

- 8/11-13, 2023 - Cat Head 21st Anniversary Weekend, www.cathead.biz.

- usually in Fall (TBA) - annual Mag Fest (organized by the Magnuson brothers).

- 9/2, 2023 - 5th Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest (MLK Park Stage) - www.cathead.biz.

- 9/22-23, 2023 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 9/30, 2023 - Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 10/4-7, 2023 - near Clarksdale, MS, in HELENA, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium, kingbiscuitfestival.com

- 10/8, 2023 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit Sunday) - www.cathead.biz.

- 10/8, 2023 - Super Blues Sunday: Tentatively including... 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)... plus music at Levon's, Hooker Grocer, Red's Lounge, Bad Apple Blues Club and more!

- 10/12-15, 2023 - Deep Blues Fest (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/12-14, 2023 - 31st Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

- 10/26-29, 2023 - Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

- 10/27-28, 2023 - Cruz’n The Crossroads Car & Truck Show, facebook.com/cruznthecrossroads.

- Watch this space for (hopefully) KINGFISH's annual "homecoming" shows in December!

- 12/29, 2023 - 1/1, 2024 - "New Year's at the Crossroads" - Live blues and more at various venues all weekend long!

2024 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVAL & SPECIAL EVENTS 2024:

- Fri-Sun, 1/26-28, 2024 - 14th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- Thurs-Sun, 4/11-14, 2024 - 21st annual Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/100 more blues acts; our biggest festival - www.jukejointfestival.com

- Sun, 4/14, 2024 - Cat Head 22nd Anniversary Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

- Sat, 5/11, 2024 - 14th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

- ??, 2024 - tentative - Women In Blues Festival - womeninblues.org

- Fri-Sat, 5/24-25, 2024 - Ground Zero Blues Club anniversary weekend of daytime/nighttime blues! - groundzerobluesclub.com.

- Sat, 5/25, 2024 - Deak's Harmonica Block Party returns! Info to come.

- Sun, 5/26, 2024 - new date! - 4th Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- Fri-Sun, 6/14-16, 2024- B.A.M. Fest (Birthplace of American Music) - www.bamfestms.com.

- 6/?-?, 2024 - Pinetop Perkins Experience Workshop, culminating in Friday public show, pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/workshop.

- Fri-Sun, 8/9-11, 2024 - 36th Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org.

- Fri-Sun, 8/9-11, 2024 - Cat Head 22nd Anniversary Weekend, www.cathead.biz.

- Sat, 8/31, 2024 - 6th Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest (MLK Park Stage) - www.cathead.biz.

- Fri-Sun, 9/20-21, 2024 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- Thurs-Sat, 10/9-12, 2024 - near Clarksdale, MS, in HELENA, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium (plus note that 2024 dates are 10/9-12), kingbiscuitfestival.com

- 10/13, 2024 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit Sunday) - www.cathead.biz.

- 10/13, 2024 - Super Blues Sunday: Tentatively including... 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)... plus music at Levon's, Hooker Grocer, Red's Lounge, Bad Apple Blues Club and more!

- 10/17-20, 2024 - Deep Blues Fest (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/17-19, 2024 - 32nd Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

- 10/24-27, 2024 - Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

- 10/25-26, 2024 - Cruz’n The Crossroads Car & Truck Show, facebook.com/cruznthecrossroads.

- Watch this space for (hopefully) KINGFISH's annual "homecoming" shows in December!

- 12/31, 2024 - Celebrate New Year's at the Crossroads - multiple shows around town!

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

- Visit Clarksdale Tourism, (lodging, maps, free app, festivals & more) 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:
- KSDS - Jazz88.org features the "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" w/Cat Head's Roger Stolle at jazz88.org/programs/Crossroads_Delta_Blues_Hour.

- XRDS.FM - Clarksdale blues 'n roots music radio, https://www.internet-radio.com/station/xrds/
- MPB Radio/Hwy 61 Radio Show - http://www.mpbonline.org/highway61/
- KFFA 1360AM - "King Biscuit Time", 12:15pm weekdays, http://www.kffa.com/2015/11/11/king-biscuit-time-show-audio/

ADVERTISE ON THIS "MUSIC CALENDAR" WEB PAGE! 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

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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
AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE: americanamusictriangle.com

Cat Head Blues Store is OPEN EVERY DAY at 11am (or earlier during festivals)! Shop in-person 7 DAYS A WEEK! Monday-Saturday from 11am-5pm & Sunday 11am-3pm. (FESTIVAL WEEKENDS: Special extended hours. HOLIDAYS: Open patriotic holidays (incl. Labor Day) 11am-2pm. Only closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. SHOP ONLINE on this website 24/7. QUESTIONS? Email me at roger@cathead.biz. Thanks!" - Roger Stolle, owner.

NOV/DEC 2023



SOUNDS AROUND TOWN CALENDAR

Keep up with blues news, Clarksdale happenings and more w/CAT HEAD UPDATE monthly newsletter! Example: https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1416015659.

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Wednesday, 11/1

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - Deak Harp at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Stan Street at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 11/2

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red & the Hawg Killers every Thurs at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Blues Jam w/Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 11/3

- 3pm-6pm - sorry, Bad Apple Blues Club CLOSED today (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Blues Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

(Note: Shack Up Inn "Private Party," so no live music.)

Saturday, 11/4

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Mud Hound at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- ​10am-3pm - NEW! Higher Purpose Fest at 238 Issaquena Avenue, downtown, w/music by Edna Nicole, Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band and Avery*Sunshine. FREE w/food trucks, wine, farmer's market, family portraits, health screenings and skating rink. Register at higherpurposeco.networkforgood.com/events/60981-higher-purpose-fest. Info: 662-592-1364, larry@higherpurposeco.org.

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 1pm - Stan Street Duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 6:30pm-8:30pm - Walt Busby & Steve Kolbus at Stone Pony (226 Yazoo Ave.).

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head), streaming live and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

(Note: Shack Up Inn "Private Party," so no live music.)

Sunday, 11/5 (We gain an hour tonight w/Daylight Savings Time ending!)

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Fonky Donkey at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 3pm-6pm (doors 2pm) - Stone Gas Band at Stovall Store (6499 Stovall Rd. at Hwy 1).

- 7pm - Watermelon Slim at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 11/6

- 10am-5pm - Mon-Sat (except holidays & festivals) - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Holly Peel and Blaine at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Marshall Hopper & Grayson Ackland at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 11/7

- 8pm - Little Joe McLerran at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 11/8

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 6pm - Terry Klein at Travelers Hotel lobby (3rd St.).

- 6:30pm - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

- 7:30pm - Deak Harp at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Lala & Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 11/9

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red & the Hawg Killers at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).; PLUS come back for next week's RL Boyce Benefit show!

- 8pm - Blues Jam w/The Mojo Hands at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 11/10

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 8pm - Mississippi Marshall & Juke Daddies at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Saturday, 11/11

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am (music 2pm) - Grand Opening of Red White & Brew Bar & Grill w/2pm Tori Tollison, 5pm Justin David McClain, 9pm Big Ticket (18356 Hwy 61 N Lyon).

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street Duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 5pm-midnight - Samuel Davis Memorial Benefit for the Love of Life & Blues Foundation w/Bill Abel, Jesse Cotton Stone, Libby Rae Watson and more at Hopson Commissary (1 Commissary Cir.); hopsonhospitality.com.

- 5pm - DJ Jimmy Harris 5-7:30 & DJ Franklin Johnson 7:30-9:30 at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head), streaming live and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Big Time Rhythm & Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Sunday, 11/12

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Guitar Frenchie at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 7pm - Watermelon Slim at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 11/13 - Please note that CAT HEAD will be closed today (Mon 11/13 only)... thanks

- 10am-5pm - Mon-Sat (except holidays & festivals) - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Alanna Mosley at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/The Mojo Hands at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 11/14

- 8pm - Deak Harp at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 9pm - Revenge of Daikaiju & The Mojo Hands at Ooze Bar (113 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 11/15

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - Deak Harp at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 11/16

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7pm - RL Boyce Legacy & Life Celebration Benefit Concert at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.)—"A blues family gathering, sending love to RL's journey!" Contributions go towards funeral expenses and family. 7pm till starring Carlos Elliot Jr, Kenny Brown, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Little Joe Ayers, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Lucious Spiller, Bill Abel, Trenton Ayers, Lady Trucker, Sean "Bad" Apple, Jesse Cotton Stone, Libby Rae Watson, Lee Williams, Clark Winkle, Heather Cross and more.

- 8pm - Blues Jam w/Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 11/17

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 5pm - Watermelon Slim plays Friday After 5 at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 8pm - Muddy Alexander at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - 19th Street Red & the Hawg Killers at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - The Mojo Hands at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 11/18

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Music Breakfast w/Tony Boyd at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street Duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head), streaming live and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Big A & the Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Blues Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm-11pm - Mag Fest VI at Hopson w/Gramm Phillips, Marshall Drew & Walt Busby playing The Beatles (1 Commissary Cir.).

- 8pm - Shawn Williams at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 11/19

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Gloria Turrini at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 7pm - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 11/20

- 10am-5pm - Mon-Sat (except closed holidays & festivals) - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Bill Abel at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 11/21

- 8pm - Little Joe McLerran at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 11/22

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7pm - Sunflower River Blues Festival Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Party & Fundraiser ($15/door) starring: 7pm Lucious Spiller, 7:45pm Mule Man Massey, 8:30pm Bill Abel, 9:15pm Sean “Bad” Apple, 10pm ” Super Chikan” Johnson and 10:45pm “Big A” Sherrod at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley); PLUS, plan now to attend next year's festival, sunflowerfest.org!

- 7:30pm - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Thursday, 11/23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY, Y'ALL!

- all day, every day - Enjoy Visit Clarksdale's FREE Audio Walking Tour app featuring 20 different voices telling you our town's blues/literary/civil rights/agricultural history as you walk around downtown; simply download the app in your fav app store, or check it out at https://voicemap.me/tour/clarksdale-mississippi/mississippi-delta-why-clarksdale-rocks-the-blues/sites.

- 8pm - Thanksgiving Night 'Open Blues Jam' w/Watermelon Slim (blues 'n beer but no food service) at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- (Note: Ground Zero Blues Club, Visit Clarksdale Tourism, Cat Head, Red's, Bad Apple and Delta Blues Museum are CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day, but come see us on Friday!).

Friday, 11/24

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 8pm - The Mojo Hands at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Saturday, 11/25

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Angel Cash Ocasio Jr at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street Duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head), streaming live and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Lala & Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Sunday, 11/26

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 7pm - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 11/27

- 10am-5pm - Mon-Sat (except holidays & festivals) - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Isabella Monet & Zacharia Tillotson at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Earnest "Guitar" Roy Band at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 11/28

- 8pm - Heavy Suga & SweeTones at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 11/29

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - Deak Harp at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 11/30

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red & the Hawg Killers every Thurs at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Blues Jam w/Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 12/1

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 5pm - Watermelon Slim plays Friday After 5 at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 5:30pm (tree lighting 7pm) - "1st annual Christmas Tree Lighting" w/music, food, movie and 'meet Santa' on Delta Blues Museum Lawn (1 Blues Alley); hosted by City of Clarksdale & Clarksdale Chamber of Commerce.

- 8pm - Muddy Alexander at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Jonivan Jones at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 12/2

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Joe McLarren at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street Duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at the original Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

- 6:30-8:30pm - Marshall Drew at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head), streaming live and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Big A and the Allstars ("Jukin' For A Cause" in honor of co-founder Bill Luckett, 6pm) at Ground Zero Blues Club.

- 8pm - Jamey St. Pierre at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 12/3

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Jamie St Pierre at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 7pm - Watermelon Slim at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 12/4

- 10am-5pm - Mon-Sat (except holidays & festivals) - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Joe Austin & the Tallahatchies at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Marshall Hopper & Grayson Ackerland at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 12/5

- 8pm - Reverend Robert at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 12/6

- 7pm - "Rockin' Around Clarksdale" Christmas Parade, downtown; presented by Chamber of Commerce.

PLUS... COMING SOON IN DECEMBER TO CLARKSDALE, MS...

HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E 2nd St.)

Tuesday December 12-Heather Crosse Band

SHACK UP INN (1 Commissary Cir.)

Friday, 12/08 - 8pm - Taylor Hollingsworth

Saturday, 12/09 - 8pm - Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Review

Friday, 12/15 - 8pm - Earnest "Guitar" Roy

Satuday, 12/16 - 8pm - Deak Harp and Sean "Bad" Apple

HOPSON COMMISSAR (1 Commissary Cir.)

December

  11th Deak Harp

  18th Marshall Drew

Christmas and New Year's open!

DELTA BLUES ROOM

Sat 12/9 - 8pm - Delta Blues Room Reunion for "grown folks" w/DJ Big Boi Tenner & DJ NYE (662-902-6018) at Delta Blues Room (352 Delta Ave.).

Fri 12/22 - 5pm - Southern Soul Band.

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
12/6 Wed. Cottonmouth Blues Band, 8pm
12/7 Thurs. Blues Jam w/TBA, 8pm
12/8 Fri. Stan Street & Hambone Band, 8pm
12/9 Sat. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
12/13 Wed. Steve Kolbus Blues Revue, 8pm
12/14 Thurs. Lala and Element 88, 8pm
12/ 15 Fri. Chris Pitts and the Memphis Prime, 8pm
12/16 Sat. Big Time Rhythm and Blues Band, 8pm
12/20 Wed. Deak Harp, 8pm
12/21 Thurs. Bill Abel, 8pm
12/22 Fri. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
12/23 Sat. Big T and the Family, 8pm
12/27 Wed. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
12/28 Thurs. Mojo Hands, 8pm
12/29 Fri. Lala and Element 88, 8pm
12/30 Sat. Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
12/31 Sun. NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY doors open @6pm! Starring:
                  Big A and the Allstars
                  Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks

LIVE IN-PERSON BLUES MUSIC & MORE 7 DAYS A WEEK (365!)... ONLY IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI! Plus, CATCH OCCASIONAL LIVE-STREAMS from The Crossroads via www.livefromclarksdale.org (or check venue or musician's Facebook page):

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop "Mississippi's blues store in Clarksdale since 2002" 252 Delta Avenue STORE Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11-3 plus extended hours for festival weekends (or by appointment; roger@cathead.biz); every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Plus, shop WEB STORE 24/7 at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app): Download Visit Clarksdale Tourism's FREE Audio Walking Tour of our historic downtown. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VISIT CLARKSDALE'S DELTA BLUES MUSEUM: Mon-Sat, 10-5pm (EXCEPT for "holiday" hours/closures) AND/OR take the free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

DELTA BOHEMIAN TOURS: Take a real, in-person driving tour with master guide (and local "character") Chilly Billy Howell in his iconic red Jeep. Details at deltabohemiantours.com.

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL "STORE": Shop www.jukejointfestival.store today!

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.

ALSO, VISIT THE NEW BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB LOCATION:

Biloxi website at groundzerobiloxi.com (ticketing website https://groundzerobiloxi.yapsody.com)...

Ground Zero Blues Club

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

- Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- Visit Clarksdale Tourism, (lodging, maps, free app, festivals & more) 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 - Clarksdale blues 'n roots music radio, https://www.internet-radio.com/station/xrds/
- MPB Radio/Hwy 61 Radio Show - http://www.mpbonline.org/highway61/
- KFFA 1360AM - "King Biscuit Time", 12:15pm weekdays, http://www.kffa.com/2015/11/11/king-biscuit-time-show-audio/

 



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