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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:

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

- 4/13-16, 2023 - 20th annual Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/100 more blues acts; our biggest festival - 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 - 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 20th 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.

- 9/25-29, 2023 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 9/30, 2023 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar 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 - (tentative) Cruz’n The Crossroads Car & Truck Show, facebook.com/cruznthecrossroads.

PLUS, PLAN FOR 2024 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL DATES in Clarksdale, MS:
- Sat., April 13, 2024 Juke Joint Festival w/related events that Thurs-Sun.

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

Visit Clarksdale, Mississippi:

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CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR... keep scrolling, y'all!

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.

JANUARY 2023

PLEASE HELP US PUT ON MORE MUSIC: Please #VisitMSresponsibly. Many of our musicians, artists and club owners are older or have pre-existing conditions. Please stay home when sick, social distance when indoors, mask up when asked... and please get vaxed/boosted (flu shot, too). FREE COVID TESTS BY MAIL: https://www.covid.gov/tests. FIND YOUR VAX LOCALLY: https://www.vaccines.gov/results/?zipcode=38614. These "variants" ain't playin' around. THANKS, y'all.... sincerely. This has been a tough couple years on our musical community.



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.

​Friday, 12/30 - NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND BEGINS...

- Lodging info at VisitClarksdale.com.

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

- 8pm - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

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

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Saturday, 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE, Y'ALL!! - Find lodging early via VisitClarksdale.com/stay-all

- 10am (open 9am) - Blues Breakfast w/Irene Popa at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

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

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

- 6pm - New Year's Eve House Party w/the incredible Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars PLUS local legend James "Super Chikan" Johnson & Fighting Cocks at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 7:30pm - New Year's Eve Blues Bash w/Pontotoc, Mississippi's famous bluesman — Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - New Year's Eve Blues Party w/N MS Hill Country Blues favorite Lightnin' Malcolm at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- 9pm - New Year's Eve Blues Party w/Juke Daddys (and champagne toast) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours New Year's Eve Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Sunday, 1/1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

- 10am (open 9:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Tony Boyd at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD (open 11am-3pm NY Day).

- 7pm - Celebrate the first day of the new year w/Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 1/2

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Mississippi Marshall Hopper at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.) & FB page.

Tuesday, 1/3

- 10am-5pm - Open Mon-Sat - Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 1/4

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

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

- (Note: Ground Zero Blues Club is closed for vacation from 1/4-1/7/23.)

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Thursday, 1/5

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

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- (Note: Ground Zero Blues Club is closed for vacation from 1/4-1/7/23.)

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Friday, 1/6

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

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

- (Note: Ground Zero Blues Club is closed for vacation from 1/4-1/7/23.)

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Saturday, 1/7

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Steve Kolbus & Walt Busby at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

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

- 7pm - KSDS "Crossroads Delta Blues Hour" radio show w/host Roger Stolle (Cat Head) — this week showcasing the upcoming Clarksdale Film & Music Festival — streaming 'live' and later at Jazz88.org.

- 8pm - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer Blues Band at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

- (Note: Ground Zero Blues Club is closed for vacation from 1/4-1/7/23.)

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Sunday, 1/8

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

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD.

- 7pm - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 1/9

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

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Tony Boyd at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

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

Tuesday, 1/10

- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 1/11

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

- 7:30pm - Big T at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

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

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Thursday, 1/12

- Note: Bad Apple Blues Club closed for the rest of the week; "see y'all next week!"

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red & Friends at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

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

- 8pm - Ghalia Volt at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Friday, 1/13

- Note: Bad Apple Blues Club closed for the rest of the week; "see y'all next week!"

- 7:30pm - Lewis Czamanski at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).

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

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

- 8pm - Shawn Williams at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Saturday, 1/14

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

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

- Note: Bad Apple Blues Club closed today.

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

- 8pm - NEW ADDITION! Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - JH Sitton at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Sunday, 1/15

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

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD.

- 7pm - Deak Harp at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 1/16

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

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Seth and Walt at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Nestor Pardo at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 1/17

- 8pm - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 1/18

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.; next to New Roxy, downtown).

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

Thursday, 1/19

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.; next to New Roxy, downtown).

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red w/Jeremy Burnett at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga and the SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 1/20

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.; next to New Roxy, downtown).

- 7pm - Soft City Band (7pm) AND Big A and the Allstars (8pm) at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Hugh & Kevin at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.; across from Greyhound bldg).

Saturday, 1/21

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

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

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.; next to New Roxy, downtown).

- 3pm-7pm - Stone Gas Band out at The Stovall Store (6499 Stovall Rd at MS Hwy 1).

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

- 8pm - Robert Kimbrough Sr & Blues Connection at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Django Knight at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Soft City at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.; across from Greyhound bldg).

Sunday, 1/22

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

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD.

- 7pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 1/23

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

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Soft City (Norway) at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 1/24

- 8pm - Rae Gordon Jam w/Rev Robert & Ben Rice at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 1/25

- 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 - Richiman Groove Nice (South Korea) at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 1/26

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

- 7:30pm - 19th Street Red & Friends at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

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

Friday, 1/27

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

- 3pm-8pm - 13th annual CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL at new Shared Experiences HQ (121 Delta Ave.). THANKS to supporters Visit Clarksdale Tourism, Mississippi Film Office, Clarksdale Public Utilities & City of Clarksdale! (Click for Press Release.) Details at ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com:

    3pm - NATIONAL ANTHEM new film by Clarksdale’s Will Goss (73 min)

    4:15pm - THREE MISSISSIPPI MUSIC VIDEOS by Tim Hardiman (13 min)
    4:30pm - NIGHTHAWKS & OUR CORNERSTONE films by Helena’s Nolan Dean (25 min)

    4:55pm - TRAILER: James 'Super Chikan' Johnson — A Life in Blues (2 1/2 min)
    5pm-6pm - lobby reception with 'LIVE' BLUES by Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Duo!
    6:15pm - DEEP BLUES remastered film presented by director Robert Mugge (91 min)

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

- 8pm - Zach Koch at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Tyron Benoit at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Saturday, 1/28

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

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

- 11am-8pm - 13th annual CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL at new Shared Experiences HQ (121 Delta Ave.). THANKS to supporters Visit Clarksdale Tourism, Mississippi Film Office, Clarksdale Public Utilities & City of Clarksdale! (Click for Press Release.) Details at ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com:

     11am - BLUES DIVAS presented by director Robert Mugge (120 min)
    1:15pm - BONNIE BLUE new James Cotton doc presented by filmmakers (86 min)
    3pm - JOURNEY OF A BLUESMAN life & music of bluesman Tail Dragger presented by Tail Dragger himself (88 min)
    4:40pm - HARMONICA BEAN doc presented by director Ted Reed (20 min)
    5pm-6pm - lobby reception with 'LIVE' BLUES by Terry "Harmonica" Bean — ALSO via LiveFromClarksdale.org!
    6:15pm - PARADISE HIGHWAY - new thriller filmed in Clarksdale, directed by Anna Gutto; starring Morgan Freeman, Juliette Binoche, Frank Grillo (115 min); presented by Mississippi Film Office.

- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at 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 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Lightnin' Malcolm at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Blues Wizards at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

- 10pm show (7pm doors) - Nathaniel Kimble & DJ Stunna1 at Buster's Down Home Blues Club (347 Issaquena Ave).

- Midnight - 19th Street Red After-Hours Blues Jam w/red beans & rice at Redtop's Club 305 (305 Issaquena Ave.).

Sunday, 1/29

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

- 11am - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks for tips at CAT HEAD.

- 11am - 'Women In Blues coffee' in Shared Experiences HQ lobby (prior to festival music at 1pm)

- 1pm-4pm - CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL at Shared Experiences HQ (121 Delta Ave.). THANKS to supporters Visit Clarksdale Tourism, Mississippi Film Office, Clarksdale Public Utilities & City of Clarksdale! (Click for Press Release.) ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com:

     1pm - 'LIVE' BLUES by Libby Rae Watson (as seen in Delta Magazine this issue).

     2pm - 'LIVE' BLUES by Sean "Bad" Apple (acclaimed musician Bad Apple Blues Club owner).

     3pm - 'LIVE' BLUES by Australia "Honey Bee" Jones (80-year-old sister of Paul "Wine" Jones).

- 7pm - Steve Kolbus at Red's juke joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 1/30

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

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Rev Robert at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Earnest Guitar Roy & New House Rockers at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 1/31

- 8pm - Mississippi Marshall & Frank Sultana at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

PLUS... COMING SOON IN CLARKSDALE:

HOPSON COMMISSARY (Monday happy hour w/live music)...

 2/6 - Alanna Mosley
2/13 - Tony Boyd

THE DEN (Yazoo Ave.)

Fri., 2/24 - 7pm - Chris Johnson's 60th Birthday at The Den.

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB Clarksdale in Feb...

2/1 Wed. TBA

2/2 Thurs. Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm

2/3 Fri. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm

2/4 Sat. Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm

2/8 Wed. Lala & Element 88, 8pm

2/9 Thurs. Stan Street and the Hambone Band, 8pm

2/10 Fri. Johnny B. Sanders and Queen Iretta, 8pm

2/11 Sat. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm

2/15 Wed. TBA

2/16 Thurs. Lala & Element 88, 8pm

2/17 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm

2/18 Sat DK Harrell, 8pm

2/Wed. TBA

2/23 Thurs. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm

2/24 Fri. Chris Pitts and the Memphis Prime, 8pm

2/25 Sat. Kent Burnside, 8pm

LIVE IN-PERSON BLUES MUSIC & MORE 7 DAYS A WEEK (365!)... ONLY IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI! Plus, CATCH WEEKLY 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 - BILOXI DECEMBER 2022 LINEUP:
December 1 : Bill Perry Quintet
December 2: Eric Gales with opener D.K. Harrell
December 3: Lucious Spiller
December 7: Keiko Komaki and Sierra Green duo
December 8: Kashus Culpepper Band
December 9: Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band "Chicago Style Blues"
December 10: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram with opener Eric Johanson
December 14: Tiffany Pollack Duo
December 15: Lil Joe Thompson + Friends
December 16: Unfazed Christmas Show and Band
December 21: Hank Berumen
December 22: Billy Miller and the Soul Savants
December 23: Chris Leblanc Band ft. Big Luther Kent
December 29: Samantha Fish + Jesse Dayton with opener Eric Johanson
December 30: Josh Garrett Band
December 31: Mr. Sipp ft. the Chitlins

2022 (see near top of page for 2023!) CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVAL & SPECIAL EVENTS:

See why Clarksdale IS "The Festival City," y'all...

- 1/28-30, 2022 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival (featuring all-music this year; films return in 2023; see 3-day music lineup on website) - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- 4/21-24, 2022 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/100 more blues acts; our biggest festival - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/24, 2022 - Cat Head 20th Anniversary Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

- 5/7, 2022 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

- 5/12-14, 2022 - NEW! - Women In Blues Festival (Fri in Helena/Sat in Clarksdale) - womeninblues.org

- (NOTE: 4th Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest moved from Memorial to Labor Day Weekend; see below).

- 5/27-28, 2022 - Goat Fest IX - https://www.facebook.com/Goat-Fest-Presents-Sin-Repent-Repeat-The-New-Events-Page-107506774815036/

- 5/27-28, 2022 - Ground Zero Blues Club 21th anniversary weekend of daytime/nighttime blues! - groundzerobluesclub.com.

- 6/18, 2022- Birthplace of American Music (BAM) Fest - www.bamfestms.com.

- 6/22-24, 2022 - Pinetop Perkins Experience Workshop, culminating in Friday public show, pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/workshop.

- 8/12-14, 2022 - 34th Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org.

- 8/13-15, 2022 - Cat Head 20th Anniversary Weekend, www.cathead.biz.

- usually Fall 2022 - annual Mag Fest (organized by the Magnuson brothers).

- 9/3, 2022 - 4th Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest - rescheduled from Memorial to Labor Day weekend (MLK Park Stage); SCROLL DOWN TO 9/3 ON MONTHLY CALENDAR BELOW FOR LINEUP.

- 9/3, 2022 - "Labor Day Feast of Blues, R&B, Comedy and New Blood Show" at Clarksdale Civic Auditorium (901-238-4510).

- 9/23-24, 2022 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 10/1, 2022 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 10/5-8, 2022 - near Clarksdale, MS, in Helena, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium, kingbiscuitfestival.com

- 10/9, 2022 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit) - www.cathead.biz.

- 10/9, 2022 - CLARKSDALE'S SUPER BLUES SUNDAY, including... Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (9am), Bluesberry Cafe Blues Fest (10am), Delta Blues Museum special hours (1-5pm), Ground Zero Blues Club blues brunch (11am-3pm), Hopson Commissary/Shack Up Inn's Pinetop Perkins Homecoming (3-8pm), Hooker Grocer + Eatery w/music (7pm), Red's Juke Joint Jam (7pm), Stovall Store w/music (4pm) and more. SCROLL DOWN TO MONTHLY 'MUSIC CALENDAR' for the most up-to-date information and lineups!

- 10/13-16, 2022 - Deep Blues Fest (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/14-15, 2022 - 30th Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

- 10/27-30, 2022 - Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

- 10/28-29, 2022 - Cruz’n The Crossroads Car & Truck Show, facebook.com/cruznthecrossroads.

- Fri., 12/9/22 - Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram homecoming show at Ground Zero Blues Club!!

PLUS, PLAN FOR FUTURE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL DATES in Clarksdale, MS:

- Sat., April 15, 2023 w/related events that Thurs-Sun.
- Sat., April 13, 2024 w/related events that Thurs-Sun.

 

2023 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVAL & SPECIAL EVENTS:

- 1/27-29, 2023 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- 4/13-16, 2023 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/100 more blues acts; our biggest festival - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/16, 2023 - Cat Head 20th 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 - 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 20th 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.

- 9/25-29, 2023 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 9/30, 2023 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar 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 - (tentative) Cruz’n The Crossroads Car & Truck Show, facebook.com/cruznthecrossroads.

PLUS, PLAN FOR 2024 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL DATES in Clarksdale, MS:
- Sat., April 13, 2024 w/related events that Thurs-Sun.

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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