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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! Book hotel rooms now...
 

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

- Thurs-Sun, 5/2-5, 2024 - Bones Fest XXVIII (Rhythm Bones Society) - www.rhythmbones.org

- Sat, 5/11, 2024 - 17th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bad Apple Blues Club/Bluesberry) - 10am-8pm - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

- Sat., 5/11, 2024 - Pinetop Boogie & Crawfish Boil at Ground Zero Blues Club benefiting Pinetop Perkins Foundation, 4pm till.

- Sat, 5/18, 2024 - 3rd anniversary Women In Blues festival - www.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.

- 6/11-14, 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, 9/13-14, 2024 (updated dates!) - 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, 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 "homecoming" shows in December!

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

- Fri-Sun, 1/24-26, 2025 - 15th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

NEXT YEAR—2025:

- 3/29, 2025 - Tater Superbad Blues Festival (details TBA)

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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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.

MAY 2024

CAT HEAD'S CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI...


SOUNDS AROUND TOWN CALENDAR

Clarksdale, Mississippi, hosts 'live' blues shows every single night (plus many days)—365, y'all!

Keep up with blues news, Clarksdale music, Mississippi festivals, Cat Head happenings and more with the world-famous CAT HEAD UPDATE E-NEWSLETTERfree "every couple months." Click HERE to read examples. Or go click HERE to join. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

MORE ON CLARKSDALE'S 365 BLUES SCENE:
- 60 Minutes TV show - cbsnews.com/video/kingfish-mississippi-delta-blues-60-minutes-video-2023-10-29
- PBS NewHour TV show - pbs.org/video/juke-joint-festival-1560549286

SHOP CAT HEAD STORE EVERY DAY and pick up a printed copy of the week's Music Calendar—Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11-3!

Wednesday, 5/1

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

- 8pm - The Hokum Cats at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

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

Thursday, 5/2

- Thurs-Sun, 5/2-5, 2024 - Bones Fest XXVIII (Rhythm Bones Society); info at www.rhythmbones.org AND facebook.com/groups/818901525412905

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

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

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

- 10pm-1am - 19th Street Blues Band at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

Friday, 5/3

- Thurs-Sun, 5/2-5, 2024 - Bones Fest XXVIII (Rhythm Bones Society); info at www.rhythmbones.org AND facebook.com/groups/818901525412905

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

- 5pm - Live blues TBA at Friday After 5 at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Fridays at the Stage w/Big A & Allstars, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce (Delta Blues Museum stage, 1 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Terry "Big T" Williams & Family blues band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8:30pm - Watermelon Slim at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

Saturday, 5/4

- Thurs-Sun, 5/2-5, 2024 - Bones Fest XXVIII (Rhythm Bones Society); info at www.rhythmbones.org AND facebook.com/groups/818901525412905

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

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

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

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

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

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 8pm - Bones Fest After-Party w/Heavy Suga & SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Deak Harp at The Den (221 Yazoo Ave.).

Sunday, 5/5

- Thurs-Sun, 5/2-5, 2024 - Bones Fest XXVIII (Rhythm Bones Society); info at www.rhythmbones.org AND facebook.com/groups/818901525412905

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Music Breakfast w/Da Bones Man & Rev Robert w/Fast Eddie at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Benton Parker at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (JLH Lane, near museum).

- 7pm - Guitar Frenchie plays "Old Madidi Bar" at the Auberge Hostel in downtown Clarksdale (164 Delta Ave.).

Monday, 5/6

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

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

Tuesday, 5/7

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

- (Tues-Sat, 5/7-11 - Harmonica Workshop at Shack Up Inn)

Wednesday, 5/8

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

- 8pm - The Hokum Cats at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 8pm - The Delta Kings at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/9

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

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

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

- 10pm-1am - 19th Street Blues Band at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

Friday, 5/10

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

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

- 6pm - Fridays at the Stage w/Party Shot, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce (Delta Blues Museum stage, 1 Blues Alley).

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

- 8pm - Joanna Conner at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 5/11

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

- 11am-3pm - 17th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest w/Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Preston Rumbaugh at CAT HEAD blues store (252 Delta Ave.) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

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

- 3pm-6pm - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest w/Sean "Bad" Apple & special guest at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

- 4pm - Pinetop Boogie & Crawfish Boil at Ground Zero Blues Club benefiting Pinetop Perkins Foundation, 4pm till. at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest w/Watermelon Slim & the Truckers at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

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

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

- 8pm - Johnny Rawls at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Sunday, 5/12

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

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Lucious Spiller at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (JLH Lane, near museum).

- 7pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at "Old Madidi Bar" at the Auberge Hostel in downtown Clarksdale (164 Delta Ave.).

Monday, 5/13

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

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

Tuesday, 5/14

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

- (Tues-Sat, 5/14-19 - Guitar Workshop at Shack Up Inn)

Wednesday, 5/15

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

- 8pm - The Hokum Cats at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 8pm - Deak Harp at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/16

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

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

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 10pm-1am - 19th Street Blues Band at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

Friday, 5/17

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

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

- 5pm-7pm - VIP & Sponsor party for Women In Blues festival at Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar) - www.womeninblues.org

- 6pm - Fridays at the Stage w/The Rustenhaven Band, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce (Delta Blues Museum stage, 1 Blues Alley).

- 7pm - Charlotte Taylor celebrates Women In Blues at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Lightnin' Malcolm at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 8pm - Cash's Juke Joint band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 5/18

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Blues Breakfast w/Cash's Juke Joint at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 12 noon-7pm - 3rd WOMEN IN BLUES FESTIVAL - Free! Featuring Aa'Keela Hudnall, Eden Brent, Alice Hasen, CRUZ the Dame, Soulful Femme, Prayer Bailey w/Lightnin' Malcolm, LaLa Craig, Heather Crosse, Charlotte Taylor, Edna Nicole, Gracey Williams, student performers & more in Delta Avenue Park (200 block), downtown Clarksdale, MS - www.womeninblues.org

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

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

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

- 7pm-9pm - Grace Askew feat. Mario Monterosso at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/special guest Lady Gladys (in honor of Women In Blues festival, earlier in the day) at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 8pm - Chris Pitts & Memphis Prime at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - The Jared Dylan Sitton & Johnny Lee McLerran Duo w/BE at The Den Again (220 Yazoo Ave.).

Sunday, 5/19

- 10am (open 8:30am) - Music Breakfast celebrates Women In Blues w/Australia "Honey Bee" Jones 10am & Soulful Femme 12 noon at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Charlotte Taylor at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (JLH Lane, near museum).

- 7pm - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at "Old Madidi Bar" at the Auberge Hostel in downtown Clarksdale (164 Delta Ave.).

Monday, 5/20

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner celebrates Women In Blues w/Lady Trucker at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

Tuesday, 5/21

- 8pm - Ray Cashman at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 5/22

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

- 8pm - The Hokum Cats at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

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

Thursday, 5/23

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

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

- 8pm - Watermelon Slim at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 10pm-1am - 19th Street Blues Band at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

CLARKSDALE'S 2024 MEMORIAL DAY BLUES PARTY WEEKEND

w/GZBC Anniversary, Deak's Harmonica Block Party, Bad Apple Blues Festival and more!

Friday, 5/24

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

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

- 5pm till - GZBC's 23RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - music starts 5pm w/headliners Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at 6:30pm AND Mr Sipp at 9pm - Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 6pm - Fridays at the Stage w/Stone Gas Band, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce (Delta Blues Museum stage, 1 Blues Alley).

- 7pm - Steve Kolbus and Walt Busby at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Edna Nicole & Delta Avenue at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.).

- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

- 8pm - Charlie Barath hosts Deak’s Harmonica Block Party at The Den Again (220 Yazoo Ave.).

Saturday, 5/25

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

- 10am - CAT HEAD store opens 10am with 19th Street Red busking out front (252 Delta Ave.).

- 12 noon "till" - DEAK'S HARMONICA BLOCK PARTY blues festival w/Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind, Watermelon Slim, Harrell "Young Rell" Davenport, Billy Gibson, Deak Harp, Irene, Charlie Barath and Carson Diersing ! Info: www.deakharp.com or facebook.com/deaksharmonicablockparty. (3rd Street in front of Deak's store, between Sunflower Ave & Delta Ave).

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

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

- 4:30pm till - GZBC's 23RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - music starts 4:30pm w/James "Super Chikan" Johnson... then, headliners Big A & Allstars at 6:30pm AND Tee Dee Young at 9pm- Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

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

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

Sunday, 5/26

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

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 1pm-8pm - The 4th BAD APPLE BLUES FESTIVAL—starring James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Australia "Honey Bee" Jones, Little Willie Farmer, Terry "Big T" Williams, Lucious Spiller, Sean "Bad" Apple & more in spacious backyard of Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.)! Info at facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 8pm - Cash's Juke Joint at The Den Again (220 Yazoo Ave.).

- 6pm - Steve Kolbus at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (JLH Lane, near museum).

- 7pm - Lucious Spiller at "Old Madidi Bar" at the Auberge Hostel in downtown Clarksdale (164 Delta Ave.).

Monday, 5/27

- 11am-2pm - Special Memorial Day shopping hours at CAT HEAD store (252 Delta Ave.).

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

- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Cash's Juke Joint at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).

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

Tuesday, 5/28

- 8pm - Charlie Barath at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 5/29

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

- 8pm - The Hokum Cats at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

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

Thursday, 5/30

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

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

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

- 10pm-1am - 19th Street Blues Band at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

Friday, 5/31

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

- 5pm - RL Superbad at Friday After 5 at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.).

- 5-8pm - Dr. B Healin’ with a feelin’ at The Den Again (220 Yazoo Ave.).

- 6pm - Fridays at the Stage w/Heavy Suga & SweeTones, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce (Delta Blues Museum stage, 1 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Lucious Spiller at Red's Juke Joint (395 Sunflower Ave.)

- 8pm - 2024 IBC winner Piper & the Hardtimes at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 6/1

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

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

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

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

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

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

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

- 8pm - Deak Harp at The Den Again (220 Yazoo).

- 8pm - Roll Cage Mary at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).

- 8pm - Silas Caldwell & the Magnolia Sound at Shack Up Inn (1 Commissary Cir.).

Sunday, 6/2

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

- 11am - 19th Street Red busks out front while y'all shop inside at Cat Head blues store (252 Delta Ave.).

- 6pm - Marlowe Durrough at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (JLH Lane, near museum).

- 7pm - Live blues TBA at "Old Madidi Bar" at the Auberge Hostel in downtown Clarksdale (164 Delta Ave.).

Monday, 6/3

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

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

Tuesday, 6/4

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

PLUS, COMING SOON TO CLARKSDALE, MS...

TRAVELERS HOTEL (Lobby bar on Third St., downtown):

Thurs., 6/13 - Ryan Lee Crosby & Grant

AND BOOK ROOMS NOW FOR.....

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

- 6/11-14, 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, 9/13-14, 2024 (updated dates!) - 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, 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 "homecoming" shows in December!

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

- Fri-Sun, 1/24-26, 2025 - 15th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

NEXT YEAR—2025:

- 3/29, 2025 - Tater Superbad Blues Festival (details 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:

- 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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