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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.

SEPT/OCT 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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Friday, 9/1

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

- 8pm - Downtown Charlie Brown Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Number 2 at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 9/2

- 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.).

- 1pm-7pm - Annual RED'S OLD-TIMERS BLUES FESTFree Fest!—on MLK Park Stage just down from Red's Lounge on Sunflower Ave in downtown Clarksdale! 2023 SCHEDULE: 1PM Cadillac John & Bill Abel, 2PM Frank "Guitar Rimmer, 3PM Little Willie Farmer, 4PM Miss Gladys & Big T, 5PM Watermelon Slim, 6PM John Horton Blues Band; plus “19th Street Red”. Bring a chair or blanket... plus sunblock or mosquito spray if you need it (and BYOB). Then, 'live' blues at Red's Lounge at 8pm (below). Red thanks VisitClarksdale.com for the support.

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street & Friends 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 - Steve Kolbus & Walt Busby at Stone Pony Pizza (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 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Post-fest MISS GLADYS BIRTHDAY BLUES BASH w/Big T and friends at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Electric Mudd at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 9/3

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

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

- 6pm - Kathy Zhou at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (John Lee Hooker Lane).

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

Monday, 9/4 - LABOR DAY - Shop Cat Head Store 11am-2pm (Blues Museum/Tourism closed.)

- 4pm-8pm - Labor Day show with Stone Gas Band at Stovall Store (Stovall Rd. at Hwy 1).

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

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

Tuesday, 9/5

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

Wednesday, 9/6

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

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

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

Thursday, 9/7

- 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).

- 8pm - Arthur Buezo at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Friday, 9/8

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

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

- 6:30pm-10pm - Paw-King Lot Paw-ty jukin' with a cause for C.A.R.E.S. (animal rescue) Benefit w/Cam Cole & Arthur Buezo at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley); tickets at groundzerobluesclub.com.

- 8pm - Deak Harp at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Meghan Maike w/Ralph Carter, J.H. Sitton & Matt Cotter at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 9/9

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig 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 & Friends 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 - Southern Groove Redemption at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Lou Shields at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

- 9:30pm (doors) - Stone Gas Band plays late-night at Stovall Store (6499 Stovall Rd at MS Hwy 1).

Sunday, 9/10

- 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 store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Isabella & Zachariah at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (John Lee Hooker Lane).

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

Monday, 9/11

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

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple for co-owner Carol Crivaro's birthday at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 9/12

- 8pm - The Mojo Hands at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/13

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

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

- 8pm - Preston Rumbaugh Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/14

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

Friday, 9/15

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

- 5pm - Friday at 5 w/Lucious Spiller at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 8pm - Heavy Suga & SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Bill Abel at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 9/16

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

- 1pm-3pm - Stan Street & Friends 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 - Lucious Spiller Band (Lucci's 61st birthday!) at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Guitar Frenchie at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 9/17

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

- 6pm - Tony Boyd at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (John Lee Hooker Lane).

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

- 8pm - Luke Pigott & No Thank You John (on tour) at Ooze-Bar (113 E 2nd St).

Monday, 9/18

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

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

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

Tuesday, 9/19

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

Wednesday, 9/20

- 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, 9/21

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

- 4:30pm-5:45pm - Sunflower River Art Park + Walking Trail public update/community input session at Meraki Roasting Co. (282 Sunflower Ave).

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

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

Friday, 9/22

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

- 9/22-23, 2023 - MIGHTY ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL w/rock, Americana, roots, blues and more at Stovall Farms (Stovall Rd at Hwy 1), LINEUP: www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 5pm - Friday at 5 w/Lala Craig at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Clay Parker & Jodi James w/ Eric Schmitt at Travelers Hotel lobby bar (Third St.).

- 8pm - Watermelon Slim at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - John Krupa Project at Ooze-Bar (113 E 2nd St).

Saturday, 9/23

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

- 10am - Mighty Brunch w/Guitar Frenchie at Hopson Commissary (1 Commissary Cir.)

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

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

- 9/22-23, 2023 - MIGHTY ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL w/rock, Americana, roots, blues and more at Stovall Farms (Stovall Rd at Hwy 1), LINEUP: www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 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 - Keith Johnson & Big Muddy at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

Sunday, 9/24

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

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

- 6pm - Ralph Miller at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (John Lee Hooker Lane).

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

Monday, 9/25

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

- 6pm - Happy hour w/Gramm & Marshall at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

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

Tuesday, 9/26

- 8pm - 19th Street Red & the Hawg Killers at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/27

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

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

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

- 8pm - Husky Burnette & the Comedown at Ooze-Bar (113 E 2nd St).

Thursday, 9/28

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

- 7pm (6pm doors) - Ray Cashman at New Roxy—"Quite possibly the coolest venue in the South"—(363 Issaquena Ave).

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

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

Friday, 9/29

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

- 5pm - Friday at 5 w/live blues TBA at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

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

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

- 8pm - Live music TBA at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 9/30

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

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

- 2pm till - Annual BAD APPLE BLUES FESTIVAL w/80-yr-old Miss Australia "Honey Bee" Jones, Grammy-nominated RL Boyce, Music Maker Lifetime Achievement recipient Little Willie Farmer, club owner Sean "Bad" Apple, juke joint favorite Terry "Big T" Williams and more in spacious backyard of Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.)! Bring a chair or blanket.

- 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 (it's Lala's birthday!) at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Live music TBA at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 10/1

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

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

- 6pm - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (John Lee Hooker Lane).

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

Monday, 10/2

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

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 10/3

- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 10/4

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

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

- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 10/5

- 12 noon - Theo "Boogieman" Dasbach busks the blues on CAT HEAD porch (252 Delta Ave.).

- 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/TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Ghalia Volt at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Friday, 10/6

- 12 noon - Theo "Boogieman" Dasbach busks the blues on CAT HEAD porch (252 Delta Ave.).

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

- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Tyron Benoit at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 10/7

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

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

- 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 - Live blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Live music TBA at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

- 8pm - Sonny Green w/Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band play "Grown Folks (30 and up) show  at The Junction (25690 Hwy 61, Coahoma, MS near Clarksdale).

Sunday, 10/8 - annual CLARKSDALE SUPER BLUES SUNDAY returns after The Biscuit is baked! 'Live' blues and more around Clarksdale, Mississippi, from 9am till midnight (or beyond); book your rooms now (find via VisitClarksdale.com).

- 9am-4pm (music 10-3) - CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST - FREE performances starring Miss Australia "Honey Bee" Jones, Lucious Spiller, Sean "Bad" Apple, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, Randy "19th Street" Red and more (plus Big Red's Big BBQ for sale nearby) at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art store, 252 Delta Ave.
- 9:30am-5:30pm - BLUESBERRY BLUES FESTFREE performances starring Robert Kimbrough Sr, Ben Brenner, Trenton Ayers, Duwayne Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm and Watermelon Slim at Bluesberry Café, 235 Yazoo Ave.
- 11am-3pm (music at noon) - GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB BRUNCH w/live blues, 0 Blues Alley.
- 1pm-5pm - DELTA BLUES MUSEUM - Special Sunday hours.
- 2pm-8pm - PINETOP PERKINS HOMECOMING starring Bob Margolin, Bob Stroger, Bob Corritore, Anson Funderburgh, Lightnin' Malcolm, Deak Harp and more
at Hopson Commissary & Shack Up Inn, 1 Commissary Cr.
- 4pm-8pm - STOVALL STORE w/Stone Gas Band, 6499 Stovall Rd at Hwy 1.
- 6pm-8pm - HOOKER GROCER + EATERY w/Bill Abel, 316 John Lee Hooker Ln.
- 7pm till - RED’S POST-BISCUIT BLUES JAM - Red’s Juke Joint, 395 Sunflower Ave.
- AND MORE!!

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

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART (252 Delta Ave.)

- Wed., 10/4 - 12 noon - Cesar Valdomir (Argentina) busks for tips on front porch.

- Sun., 10/8 - 9am-4pm - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (outside). FREE CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST w/Miss Australia "Honey Bee" Jones, Lucious Spiller, Sean "Bad" Apple, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, Randy "19th Street" Red and more! Plus Big Red's Big BBQ for sale nearby, y'all.

- Fri., 10/13 - 12 noon to 3pm - Deep Blues Fest FREE "related music" w/blues by 19th Street Red (noon), Miss Australia "Honey Bee" Jones (1pm) and Little Willie Farmer (2pm)!

STONE PONY

10/21 - Steve Kolbus & Walt Busby, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

BLUESBERRY CAFE

Sun 10/8

Back Alley Bar

Presenting Cotton-Patch Soul Blues / Hill Country Blues

Host Ben Brenner

9:30 Blues Breakfast w Robert Kimbrough Sr

Brews & Brunch

12 noon Ben Brenner

12:30 Trenton Ayers

1:30 Duwayne Burnside

2:45 Lightnin Malcolm

4:00 Watermelon Slim w John Alliouse 

SHACK UP INN

Friday, 10/20 - 8pm - Earnest "Guitar" Roy
Friday, 11/17 - 8pm - The Mojo Hands
Saturday, 11/18 - 8pm - Shawn Williams
Saturday, 12/02 - 8pm - Jamey St. Pierre
Friday, 12/08 - 8pm - Taylor Hollingsworth
Saturday, 12/09 - 8pm - Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Review
Friday, 12/15 - 8pm - Earnest "Guitar" Roy

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle):

 October

    9th Chris Mullens

  16th Gramm Phillips

  23rd Mississippi Marshall

  30th Blackwater Trio

  October 14th - 10am-9:30pm - Hopson Pumpkin Pickin' Festival w/pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, kids activities and music by Guitar Frenchie (12:30pm), Mississippi Marshall (3:30pm and The Banditos (6:30pm) at Hopson Commissary (1 Commissary Cir.). https://www.hopsonhospitality.com/pumpkin-pickin-festival

  October 27th  American Horror Story - 6:30-until - Hunter Peebles and The Low Hanging Fruit.

 Sat., 11/11 - 5pm-midnight - Samuel Davis Memorial Benefit for the Love of Life & Blues Foundation w/Bill Abel, Jesse Cotton Stone, Libby Rae Watson and more (hopsonhospitality.com).

TRAVELERS HOTEL (Third St.)

Wed., 11/8 — Terry Klein, time TBA

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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