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

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

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

2020 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVALS:

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

- 4/16-19, 2020 - Juke Joint Festival & Related EventsCANCELLED (due to national health crisis) - Book rooms now for April 15-18, 2021; fest updates at www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/16-18, 2020 - Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival (at The Holy Moly) - RESCHEDULED to 11/5-7, 2020, deltabluesdulcimerrevival.com

- 4/19, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF) - CANCELLED (due to national health crisis), www.cathead.biz

- 5/9, 2020 - 14th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - POSTPONED (due to national health crisis) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- 10/2-3, 2020 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm (details to come).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Late December 2020 - tentative Kingfish Homecoming Weekend II (stay tuned for more info)!

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

PLAN NOW FOR 2021 CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS:

- 1/29-31, 2021 - 11th Clarksdale Film & Music Festival, www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com

- 4/15-18, 2021 - 17th Juke Joint Festival & Related Events w/Kingfish, Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, Super Chikan and 100 more blues acts (headline event Sat., 4/17/21) - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/18, 2021 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

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

- Mississippi Blues Trail, www.msbluestrail.org

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

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

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

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

 

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

Visit Clarksdale, Mississippi:

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Where's the music?

 

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

AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE: americanamusictriangle.com

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL CALENDAR: msbluestrail.org/calendar

LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOUR GUIDE:

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


CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

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

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

NOTE: Our 365 nights of in-person live blues music is on hold during our nation's health crisis. See Sounds Around Town above and start of actual Music Calendar below for updates (and "live streaming" watch parties).

- Monday - Bluesberry Cafe (8pm, blues) and Hopson Commissary (6pm, acoustic music).
- Tuesday -
Hambone Art & Music (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
- Wednesday - Red's Lounge (8pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
- Thursday -
Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Red's Lounge (8pm, blues), sometimes Hambone (8pm), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary).
- Friday -
Red's Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), Delta Blues Alley Cafe (5pm happy hour R&B or blues), Levon's (8pm, sometimes blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary) and Stone Pony (7pm, acoustic music); also, Delta Blues Alley Cafe starts regular Fri 5pm Happy Hour w/music on July 19.
- Saturday - Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), , Red's Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary), sometimes Hambone (4 or 8pm) and Hopson Commissary (9pm, usually rock/country).
- Sunday - Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), Levon's (3:30pm, sometimes blues), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (5pm, sometimes blues) and Red's Lounge (7pm, blues)PLUS Cat Head and Delta Blues Museum are open 7 days including Sundays!
OTHER MUSIC VENUES:
New Roxy, Bad Apple Blues Club (coming in April 2020), Grandma's, Crossroads Cultural Arts Center, Yazoo Pass, etc.

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MAR-APRIL 2020
 

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"LIVE FROM CLARKSDALE"

live blues shows streaming Daily

(Thanks to 'Shared Experiences'!)

 

CLARKSDALE: STREAMING LIVE BLUES 365, Y'ALL!
Clarksdale, Mississippi, usually offers live blues music 365 nights a year in our legendary jukin' venues (plus over a dozen annual festivals). However, during our nation's health crisis, LIVE FROM CLARKSDALE (Shared Experiences) in coordination with local musicians is offering daily doses of 'Live Streaming' blues music. These very special, intimate, authentic experiences can be accessed via the continually updated list at...

GO HERE: https://www.sharedexperiencesusa.com/livefromclarksdale.

MESSAGE FROM LIVE FROM CLARKSDALE:

"As each watch party is scheduled, we'll keep list updated with where to find them. You can also follow us and the hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram."

VIRTUAL 'SOUNDS AROUND TOWN'

Clarksdale, Mississippi...
(See "GO HERE" link above for updates. All Clarksdale times are CDT):
All performances will also be livestreamed on Instagram when possible: @SharedExperiencesUSA
Monday 3/23
* 6-8pm Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page:  Mississippi Marshall & Watermelon Slim.  Note: As always, Bluesberry will host every Monday.
Tuesday 3/24
* 7-8pm+ Hambone Art Gallery Facebook page:  Hopeless Case Band with Jaxx, Lee Williams & Stan Street.  Note: As always, Hambone will host every Tuesday.
Wednesday 3/25
* 8-9:30pm Lucious Spiller's Facebook page:  Lucci Spiller live. 
Thursday 3/26
* 1-2:30pm Lucious Spiller's Facebook page:  Lucci Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.
Friday 3/27
* 1-2pm Deak Harp live on Hohner's Instagram feed: link posted at Shared Experiences link above soon.
Saturday 3/28
* 8-9:30pm Lucious Spiller's Facebook page:  Lucci Spiller live.
Sunday 3/29
* 1-2pm Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour.  Note: Marshall now hosts his Social Distancing Tour every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come Visit Clarksdale in person again!

Monday 3/30

* 6-7pm Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page:  blues traveling man Watermelon Slim.  Note: As always, Bluesberry will host every Monday.

Tuesday, 3/31

* 7-8pm+ Hambone Art Gallery Facebook page: Hopeless Case Band with Jaxx, Lee Williams & Stan Street. (Note: As always, Hambone will host every Tuesday.)

Wednesday, 4/1

* 8-9:30pm - Lucious Spiller's Facebook page: Lucci Spiller live. 
Thursday, 4/2

* 1-2:30pm - Lucious Spiller's Facebook page: Lucci Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.
Friday, 4/3

* 7-8pm - J.H. Sitton live on his Facebook (and Instagram).
Saturday, 4/4

* 8-9:30pm - Lucious Spiller's Facebook page: Lucci Spiller live.
Sunday, 4/5

* 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour. (Note: Marshall now hosts his Social Distancing Tour every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come visit Clarksdale in person again!)
Monday, 4/6

* 6-7pm - Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page: Steve Kolbus, Walt Busby & Lee Williams. It WAS supposed to be Art's annual Birthday Bash, so celebrate online instead! (Note: As always, Bluesberry will host every Monday.)
Tuesday, 4/7

* 7-8pm - Hambone Art Gallery Facebook page: Live blues TBA. (Note: As always, Hambone will host every Tuesday.)

Monday, 4/12

* 2-4pm/6-8pm - Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page w/LaLa Craig: 2-4pm (live streaming show) AND 6-8pm (pre-recorded show). Note: Bluesberry will continue host virtual blues shows on Mondays.

UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS

VisitClarksdale.com tourism office is tracking updates at https://www.visitclarksdale.com/updated-business-hours.

 

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

Shop expanded Web Store at www.cathead.biz (shipping daily); curbside service/local deliveries possible (email roger@cathead.biz).

 

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Download the FREE app, and let 20 Clarksdale voices tell you stories as you walk around our historic downtown area. Visit Clarksdale Tourism web link at visitclarksdale.com/tours.

FREE "MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS" WEB SERIES

Watch 10 FREE episodes, and tour Mississippi virtually at www.moonshineandmojohands.com.

 

COMING SOON: Book rooms now for fall 2020 and spring 2021 festivals in Clarksdale! List at calendar link below.


CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

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Please go to www.cdc.gov for the latest health news and recommendations regarding social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing, etc.

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL

Go here for updates: www.msbluestrail.org

Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

- April 16-19, 2020 Juke Joint Festival cancelled due to national health crisis - Book hotel rooms now for April 15-18, 2021 Juke Joint Festival & Related Events in Clarksdale; fest updates at jukejointfestival.com

CLUBS, JUKE JOINTS, RESTAURANTS & MORE Due to national health crisis, no physical venues are permitted to host 'live' blues shows; please see 'virtual' shows above, and come visit us when the crisis is over... visitclarksdale.com

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JACKSON, MS... Note: In place of its usual weekly Blue Monday event usually held at Hal & Mal’s, the Central Mississippi Blues Society has begun hosting Watch Parties on its Facebook page. Every Monday night at 8:30 p.m., members post videos of past performances of the Blue Monday Band for viewers to enjoy. Video-length varies, with some footage being edited while other footage remains raw. Watch on their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/134758873254380/

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"NORMAL" (PRE/POST-HEALTH CRISIS) Music Calendar below (which will be updated when we get through this; for now, see above for live streaming virtual blues shows!):

Cat HeadMississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

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

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION (due to national health crisis):

- Limited hours by appointment only (email roger@cathead.biz), limit 3 healthy adults at a time, observing sodial distancing, etc.

- CAT HEAD WEB STORE (www.cathead.biz) open 24/7 with new items added weekly and shipping daily (plus, curbside servide and local deliveries by request).


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

Clarksdale, MS

(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

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

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Sun., 3/1 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 3/6 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 3/7 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sun., 3/8 - Terry "Big T" Williams, 7pm

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 3/13 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sat., 3/14 - Terry "Big T" Williams Blues Band w/Miss Gladys, 9pm

Sun., 3/15 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays - no Wed music for next two weeks.

Fri., 3/20 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 3/21 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" & Shy Perry, 9pm
Sun., 3/22 - Live blues TBA, 7pm

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

Clarksdale, MS

www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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

(8pm showtimes):

Wed., 3/4 - Live blues TBA, 8pm
Thurs., 3/5 - Blues Jam w/Lala, 8pm
Fri., 3/6 - Steve Kolbus, 8pm
Sat., 3/7 - Diedre Pro & Ruff Pro Band, 8pm

Wed., 3/11 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 8pm
Thurs., 3/12 - Blues Jam w/Jesse Cotton Stone, 8pm
Fri., 3/13 - Bill Abel, 8pm
Sat., 3/14 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
GROUND ZERO MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being; watch GZ website for updates; thanks for your support.

Delta Blues Museum - Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

www.deltabluesmuseum.org

Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm (spring/summer hours).

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

LaLaLAND

Clarksdale, MS (241 Yazoo Ave.)

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Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)
Sun.,  3/1 - Bill Abel, 5-7pm

Sun., 3/8 - Blackwater Trio, 5pm

MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being.


Hambone Art & Music

Clarksdale, MS

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

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

Tues., 3/3 - Ben Rice, 8pm.

Tues., 3/10 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, 8pm

Tues., 3/17 - Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm

Thurs., 3/19 - Guitar Workshop performance, 8pm

Tues., 3/24 - Danny Brooks, 8pm

Tues., 3/31 - Deak Harp, 8pm

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Sun., 3/1 - Gramm Phillips, 4pm

MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being.

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS

(662-627-7008)

Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Mon blues every week, 8pm!
Sun., 3/1 - Blues Breakfast w/Captain Dirk & Da Bones Man, 10am
Mon., 3/2 - Blues Dinner w/Johnny Riley Band, 8pm

Sat., 3/7 - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am

Sun., 3/8 - Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am

Mon., 3/9 - Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller, Steve Kolbus Band, 8pm

Sat., 3/14 - Blues Breakfast w/Captain Dirk, 10am

Sun., 3/15 - Blues Breakfast w/Jesse Cotton Stone, 10am

Mon., 3/16 - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple, 8pm

Sat., 3/21 - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am - cancelled

Sun., 3/22 - Blues Breakfast w/Captian Dirk, 10am - cancelled

BLUESBERRY CAFE - "Virtual Mondays" live blues online:

NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC LIVE STREAM ONLY

Mon., 3/23 - Live Stream w/Marshall Hopper & special guest Watermelon Slim, 6pm-8pm

                       Donations for musicians (paypal.me/criva853)

Mon., 3/30 - Live Stream w/Watermelon Slim, 6pm-8pm

                       Donations for musicians (paypal.me/criva853)


Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

March 6 Ryan Purser

March 13 Mississippi Marshall

March 20 Marshall Drew

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

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR:

Fridays - "Live" music (blues or R&B) weekly at 5pm!

Fri., 3/6 - Happy hour w/The Southern Soul Band, 5pm
Fri., 3/13 - Happy Hour w/live music by TBA, 5pm

MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being.


Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

"Original music" occasionally, including:
Fri., 3/6 - original jazz act, 6pm

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

www.stayattravelers.com

3/6 - Higher Purpose Happy Hour, 6:30pm
MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being.
4/16 - Travelers Hotel presents: John Mohead, 4pm
4/17 - Travelers Hotel presents: Big Water, 5pm

(See Facebook for event details.)

Clarksdale Sound Stage

Clarksdale, MS (Issaquena Ave.,  downtown)

4/28 - Erin Coburn Band, time TBA

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

www.deltabohemian.com

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

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

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

Delta Byrd (Byrd Cage venue)

Clarksdale, MS (721 Riverside Ave.)

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

TBA

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

Great LATE NIGHT spot on weekends; open many evenings with DJ; live blues during Clarksdale Film Festival and Juke Joint festival.

Tourism Office
Clarksdale, MS
(326 Blues Alley)

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

NOTE: Closed New Year's Day.

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

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


Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

www.blues2rock.com

Founders are retired, so their building —  with its cool, loft living space in back — AND world-famous collection are for sale; serious inquiries only, please, via museum website email. (Also, ask about their The Den building as well.)

Meraki

Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)
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Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

www.hopsonplantation.com

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

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

   March

   9 Holly Peel 

   16 Walt and Seth

   (Happy Hour Monday music "on hold" due to nat'l health crisis)

PLUS, SOME WEEKENDS (cover applies):
MUSIC ON HOLD due to national health emergency for the time being.
Fri., 4/17 - John Sutton Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/25 - Choctaw Clay, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

https://www.shackupinn.com/services3
Sun., 3/8 - THREE ACTS: JH sitton at 4pm, Josh Cook at 5pm, and John Paul Keith at 6-8pm!

Wed., 4/29 - Erin Coburn Band, 6-8pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

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Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

 https://tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com/
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

Plus annual festival, www.DeltaWilliamsFestival.com

The Bank


Clarksdale, MS (E 2nd & Yazoo Ave)
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The Bad Apple Blues Club - COMING EARLY 2020
Clarksdale, MS
349 Issaquena Ave, downtown
TBA - "Live" blues, workshops and more!

The Junction

Coahoma County, MS
(25960 US Hwy 61N @ Hwy 316; just 10 min north of Clarksdale)

Sat., 3/28 - 2pm-2am! - GRAND OPENING w/ribbon cutting, DJ and more! "Live" blues by Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Lightnin' Malcolm Johnny Drummer and more! (New multi-purpose event complex available for rental.) Info: 662-519-3818, pjsurdivant@sbcglobal.net

Wonder Light City

near Clarksdale, MS

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

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MERIGOLD-TO-GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI:

Po Monkey’s Lounge

near Merigold, MS

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

 

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

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

Plan now for October 2nd, 2020 blues conference!


Dockery Farms
(near Cleveland, MS)

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

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

Cleveland, MS

www.grammymuseumms.org

Fri., 4/17 @ 7pm - GRAMMY Museum Mississippi’s Youth Leadership Council presents the Fourth Annual Showcase Showdown.


The Senator's Place

Cleveland, MS

(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)

Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.


Walnut Street Blues Bar

Greenville, MS

(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)

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

Horseshoe Casino's Bluesville
Robinsonville, MS

Fri, May 15 - Buddy Guy

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

Rooster's Blues House

Oxford, MS

https://www.facebook.com/roostersblueshouse/

rock/country/pop/blues

Fri., 3/13 - Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, 9:30pm


Thacker Mountain Radio

Oxford, MS (plus occasionally special locations)

www.thackermountain.com

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Como Catfish Bar & Grill
Como, MS

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308 Blues Club

Indianola, MS

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

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BB King’s Club Ebony

Indianola, MS

404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264

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


BB King Museum

Indianola, MS

https://bbkingmuseum.org/events/

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

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood, MS

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

Greenwood, MS

www.thealluvian.com

Thursday happy hour with music (occasionally blues).

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

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

Blues Belt Event Center & Mooji Juke Joint
Robinsonville, MS

(468 Casino Way)
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ELSEWHERE IN MISSISSIPPI:

‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
HOLLY SPRINGS, MS

Spotlighting N MS Hill Country Blues... each concert is on porch of local antebellum home and open to public at no cost. Gates open 7:00, showtime 7:30-8:30. Chairs, blankets and picnics welcome.
April 25 – Duwayne Burnside
May 23 – Mark Muleman Massey
June 20 – Lightnin Malcolm
July 25 – Kenny Brown
August 16 – Lady Trucker & Headcutter Band
September 26 – Garry Burnside
www.bluesontheporch.com

Foxfire Ranch

Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com

2nd & 4th Sundays ("in season") at 5pm:
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Hill Country Harmonica
Waterford, MS

5/14-17, 2020 - Hill Country Harmonica event w/Phil Wiggins, Wallace Coleman, Terry "Harmonica" Bean and more; Foxfire Ranch; www.hillcountryharmonica.com

 

The Cherry Place
Waterford, MS

Sat., 3/21 - Hill Country Blues Night w/Garry Burnside, Kenny Brown, Andrea Staten, Kinney Kimbrough, Kent Burnside, Beverly Davis, Pharmtruck, and Duwayne Burnside “The Prince of The Blues”. BYOB but food for sale.


Blue Canoe

Tupelo, MS

www.bluecanoebar.com

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Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

Meridian, MS

www.msarts.org

Sat., 3/7 - First Saturday Concert: Daniel Houze (Southern gospel/country), noon-1pm
Fri., 4/3 - Blues Series: Aa’Keela and The Beats, 6pm-9pm   

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):


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

Bentonia, MS

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

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

4/24-26 - Bentonia Blues Workshop

6/15-20 - Bentonia Blues Festival and related events (see Facebook for info).


F Jones Corner

Farish Street in Jackson, MS

www.fjonescorner.com

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

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


Iron Horse Grill

Jackson, MS

www.theironhorsegrill.com
Ben Wiley Peyton 5 Mar Thu 6 PM
Johnie B. Sanders Blues Band Revue featuring Ms.Iretta 6 Mar Fri 9 PM
Nu Era 7 Mar Sat 9 PM
The Sal-tines 13 Mar Fri 9 PM
Chris Gill 14 Mar Sat 9 PM
John Causey 18 Mar Wed 6 PM Mississippi Marshall 19 Mar Thu 6 PM
YZ Ealey 20 Mar Fri 9 PM
Doug Brousseau 21 Mar Sat 9 PM
John Ford Trio 26 Mar Thu 6 PM
Barry Leach 28 Mar Sat 9 PM Jun
Mississippi Marshall 25 Jun Thu 6 PM


Hal & Mal’s

Jackson, MS

Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday blues jam!


Martin’s

Jackson, MS

www.martinsdowntownjxn.com

Rock/blues/funk...

Fri., 3/6 - Southern Komfort Brass Band, 10pm
Sat., 3/14 - Joe  Marcinek Band feat Papa Mali, 10pm
Sat., 3/21 - Miss Mojo, 10pm
Fri., 3/27 - Lee Bains & Glory Fires, 10pm


Underground 119 (may be closed?)

Jackson, MS

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

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Duling Hall
Jackson, MS

Friday, June 26 - MR. SIPP


MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/


LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!

Vicksburg, MS

(1111 Mulberry St.)

Most Tuesday evenings - live blues and R&B.

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS
occasional blues shows - https://vicksburg.ameristar.com/entertainment/bottleneck-blues-bar/

Fri., 3/20 - Nucorp (funk/R&B), 8pm
Fri., 3/27 - Groove Inc. (funk/R&B/jazz), 8pm

Cottonwood Public House
Vicksburg, MS
(1311 Washington St.)

Sat., 3/28 - John Ford, 7pm

 

Landshark
Vicksburg, MS

Sat., 3/14 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" & Shy Perry, 6-9pm

Mississippi Barbeque Company
Vicksburg, MS
(717 Grove St)

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


Smoot’s Grocery

Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882

https://www.facebook.com/pg/smootsgrocery/events/?ref=page_internal
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100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

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

April 18 - Chapel Hart
May 9 - Froggy Bottom Concert Day
May 15 - Alvin Youngblood Hart BBQ & Blues
May 29 - Cedric Burnside BBQ & Blues
Sep 4 & 5 - Booker Fest (2nd Annual)

Late Sept thru Mid-Oct 2020

Bridging the Blues Weeks!

www.bridgingtheblues.com

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


HIRE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOUR GUIDES:

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

MORE EVENT INFORMATION:

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

- Mississippi Blues Trail, www.msbluestrail.org

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

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

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


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

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

- CLEVELAND: The Senator's Place (1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61), Pickled Okra (662-843-8510), Airport Grocery (662-843-4817) and Delta State University (www.blueshighway.org).

- NEAR MERIGOLD: Po Monkey's Lounge (deejay) - CLOSED.

- GREENVILLE: Walnut Street Blues Bar (662-378-2254).

- GREENWOOD: Alluvian Hotel.

- ROSEDALE: Blue Levee Market, (662-759-6333).

- TAYLOR: Taylor Catfish (662-236-6363).

- OXFORD: Proud Larry's, Rooster's Blues House (114 Courthouse Square), Library (662-234-1411), Red House (662-234-0089) and Two Stick (662-236-6639), Lyric Theater.

- COMO: Windy City Grill (662-526-0331), Rooster's Blues House, and Como Steakhouse (662-526-9529).

- JACKSON: Queen of Hearts (601-898-2225), Martin's Martin's, Hal & Mal's, Soulshine Pizza Factory, F Jones Corner, 119 Underground, Schimmel's (601-981-7077), Field's Cafe, Shuckers (Ridgeland).

- VICKSBURG: Info at www.vicksburgheritage.com, LD's Kitchen

- LEXINGTON: Kittrell's on the Square (662-834-4194)

- HATTIESBURG: Just 1 More Blues Bar www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar, The Thirsty Hippo, Brownstones, Walnut Circle.

- OCEAN SPRINGS: The Shed.


THE LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES???

HERE’S MOST OF WHAT’S LEFT (PLUS A FEW IN LA, AL & TN):

 

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

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

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

- Teddy's Juke Joint, 17001 Old Scenic Hwy. Zachary, LA 70791, (225)892-0064 or (225)658-8029
- Queen of Hearts, 2243 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Jackson, MS 39213, (601) 352-5730
- Wild Bill's, 1580 Vollintine Ave., Memphis, TN 38107, (901) 726-5473
- Gip's Place, 3101 Ave C, Bessemer, AL, 35020, 256-525-9440


JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:
- PO MONKEY'S LOUNGE (closed), NEAR MERIGOLD, MS: From Clarksdale, take Hwy 61 South 30 miles to Pemble Road and turn RIGHT. Note that the green Pemble Road street sign is missing, so look for Dollar General on left side of highway and a brown "Blues Trail" sign on right as well as as a "Pemble Farms" sign in field at turn-off. [If you miss the turn off and get to LEFThand "Merigold" exit, you've gone too far. In that case, turn around and take what will then be your SECOND left. Then...]. After making turn onto Pemble Road, take immediate left fork in the road which is gravel. [That's Po Monkey Road, but that sign is also missing!] The juke is approx. 1 1/4 mile down on left. 662-748-2254 or 662-514-7488.
- OTHA TURNER MEMORIAL PICNIC, SENATOBIA, MS: Get off of I-55 on the Senatobia exit and turn away from town down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner's Picnic is on the right there will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road. -- Directions courtesy Blues Mother Tupelo.

 

OTHER "LIVE" MUSIC SOURCES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:

- Mississippi Blues Trail: http://www.msbluestrail.org

- Mississippi as a whole: http://www.visitmississippi.org/music/music_calender.asp

- Mississippi as a whole: http://www.mississippipolitical.com/blues.htm

- Memphis, TN area: http://afterdark.memphisflyer.com

- Memphis, TN area: http://www.jambase.com

- Jackson, MS area: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/music/listings/

- Nashville, TN area: http://tennessean.com/entertainment/music/calendar/index.shtml

- New Orleans, LA area: http://www.offbeat.com/

- Baton Rouge, LA area: http://www.rhythmcitymag.com/

- St. Louis, MO area: http://www.stlblues.net or http://www.riverfronttimes.com or http://www.stltoday.com/music

- Little Rock, AR area: http://www.arktimes.com/calendar/calendar.html

- Birmingham, AL area: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/

- Chicago, IL area: http://www.chireader.com/music/mainmusic.html

- United States: http://www.moretotheblues.com


OTHER CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, SITES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:

- Cat Head’s Clarksdale Guide: http://www.cathead.biz/guide.html

- Clarksdale.com: http://www.clarksdale.com

- ClarksdaleInfo.com: http://www.clarksdaleinfo.com

- ClarksdaleNow.org: http://www.clarksdalenow.org

- ClarksdaleTourism.com: http://visitclarksdale.com/livepage.apple.com

- Delta Bohemian: http://www.deltabohemian.com


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

LOVE CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI?

SUPPORT ITS NON-PROFITS:

- Juke Joint Festival - www.jukejointfestival.com

- Sunflower River Blues Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org

- Delta Blues Museum and its Arts & Education Program - www.deltabluesmuseum.org

- Rock & Blues Museum - www.blues2rock.com

- Clarksdale Revitalization - www.revitalizeclarksdale.com

- Griot Arts (after school program) - www.griotarts.com

- Spring Initiative (after school program) - www.spring-initiative.com

- Friends of the Library at Carnegie Public Library - http://www.cplclarksdale.lib.ms.us/

- Clarksdale Care Station (meals) - www.facebook.com/ClarksdaleCareStation

 

Blues Education web page to check out:

http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Music-Education--The-Blues-Genre-A612.html

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