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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...

2019 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVALS:

- 12/27-28 - Christone 'KINGFISH' Ingram Homecoming at Red's & GZBC, details below in Music Calendar!

- NEW YEAR'S EVE 2019 - Party at the Crossroads; it's Clarksdale's annual New Year's blues blowout at Red's (Lucious Spiller), Ground Zero (Big A/Super Chikan), Yazoo Pass (Oxford Jazz Trio), Hopson (Trailer Park Disco) and other venues — see details in monthly Music Calendar listings below!

2020 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, FESTIVALS:

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

- 4/16-19, 2020 - 17th Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (headline event Sat., 4/18/20) - www.jukejointfestival.com

- 4/16-18, 2020 - 1st ever Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival (at The Holy Moly), deltabluesdulcimerrevival.com

- 4/19, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-JJF), www.cathead.biz

- 5/9, 2020 - 14th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/New Roxy) - www.cathead.biz

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

- 5/29-31, 2020 - Goat Fest VII - DATE COMING SOON, 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/

- 10/3, 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:

- 4/15-18, 2021 - 17th Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (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 - 88.1FM - 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:

- 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), 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 (4pm, sometimes blues) and Red's Lounge (7pm, blues).
OTHER MUSIC VENUES:
New Roxy, Bad Apple Blues Club (coming in Oct 2019), Grandma's, Crossroads Cultural Arts Center, Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Yazoo Pass, etc.

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JAN-FEB 2020


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, MS (scroll down for details):

​Fri.-Sun., 1/24-26, 2020 - 10th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival — now 3 days!

SPECIAL EVENTS - Elsewhere in MS (and beyond):

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10TH CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Clarksdale, MS

Fri.-Sun., 1/24-26, 2020 - 10th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival (click for full lineup)!!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY FILMS, 1/24-25 - Grandma's Sports Bar & Hambone Gallery pop-up theaters: Buy $5 film fest ticket each day, valid for both theater venues, History Bus Tour and Fri/Sat 5pm blues receptions.

SATURDAY 'HISTORY BUS TOURS', 1/25 - Meet next to Hambone 15 min. before tour:

Robert Birdsong's popular History Bus Tour at 12 noon & 1:30pm (included w/Saturday film fest ticket, "first come, first served" seating).

SATURDAY FILM & BLUES 'PANEL DISCUSSIONS' & WORKSHOPS', 1/25 - Details on fest website:

FREE... Presented by Clay Motley & Coop Cooper Delta Blues Museum) plus Quinn Thomashow (Meraki).

SUNDAY ALL-DAY 'LIVE' BLUES MUSIC, 1/26 - various venues; mostly FREE:
  - 10am - BLUESBERRY CAFE - Blues Breakfast music is FREE!
  - 11am - CAT HEAD - Preston Rumbaugh, FREE!
  - 12:30pm - BLUESBERRY - Sean "Bad" Apple, FREE!
  - 2pm - LEVON'S BAR & GRILL - Bill Abel, FREE!
  - 3pm - HOOKER GROCER + EATERY - Preston Rumbaugh, FREE!
  - 3:30pm - LEVON'S - Ray Cashman, FREE!
  - 4pm - RED'S LOUNGE - Lucious Spiller, FREE!
  - 5pm - HOOKER GROCER - Live music TBA, FREE!
  - 7pm - RED'S - Mark "Mule Man" Massey (cover charge).
  - TBA - HAMBONE - possible music (cover charge may apply).

CLUBS, JUKE JOINTS, RESTAURANTS & MORE:

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.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm AND Sundays 11am-3pm!


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

Wed., 1/1 - New Year's Day night w/Lucious Spiller, 8pm (plus see Hooker Grocer for daytime)

Fri., 1/3 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 1/4 - Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 1/5 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wed., 1/8 - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 1/10 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sat., 1/11 - Terry "Big" Williams & Family Blues Band, 9pm

Sun., 1/12 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 1/17 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sat., 1/18 - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer 9pm

Sun., 1/19 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 1/24 - CFF Afterparty & CD Release Party w/Lucious Spiller, 9pm

Sat., 1/25 - Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection, 9pm

Sun., 1/26 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays - Lucious Spiller, 8pm

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):
1/2,Thur. Bill Abel (Blues Jam), 8pm
1/3, Fri. Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
1/4, Sat. Johnnie B and Queen Iretta, 8pm
1/8, Wed. Steve Kolbus, 8pm
1/9, Thur. Lala Element 88,  8pm
1/10, Fri. Big A and the Aallstars ft Space Cowboy, 8pm
1/11, Sat. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
1/15, Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
1/16, Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
1/17 Fri. Tony Holiday Band, 8pm
1/18 Sat. Kent Burnside, 8pm
1/22, Wed. Industry Night (No live music, no cover)
1/23, Thur. Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
1/24, Fri. Terry Wall and the Wallbangers, 8pm
1/25, Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm

1/28, Tuesday (special music day) . Stone Cold Blues Band, 12noon

1/29, Wed. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
1/30, Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
1/31, Fri. Deak Harp Blues Band, 8pm

Coming soon: Wed., 2/19 - Misty Blues feat. Gina Coleman, 8pm

Delta Blues Museum - Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

www.deltabluesmuseum.org

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (spring/summer hours Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, start 2/29/20).

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

Sat., 1/25 - The DBM hosts Clarksdale Film & Music Festival panel discussions and a film workshop (see fest website)!

LaLaLAND

Clarksdale, MS (241 Yazoo Ave.)

Sun., 1/26 - special event - "Live" blues from the Top of the World. Experience guitarist Ashesh Dangol, aka "The Himalayan Hendrix" from Kathmandu,  Nepal performing with award winning artist Janelle Frost on bass and Chris Curry on drums. 7pm.

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)
Wed., 1/1 - Recovery party w/DJ4EVAYOUNG; live music w/Seth & Friends, 12 noon

Wed., 1/15 - DJ 4EVAYOUNG, 6pm
Fri., 1/17 - Deak Harp (acoustic), 7pm

Sat., 1/25 - Ryan Lee Crosby, 7pm

Sun., 1/26 - Preston Rumbaugh, 3pm


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., 1/7 - Watermelon Slim, 8pm

(Please note that the 1/10-12 Johnny Rawls dates have been postponed till a later date TBA per Stan.)

Tues., 1/14 - Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Tuesday January 21- Bill " Howl N Madd "Perry

Fri.-Sat., 1/24-25 Hambone is new pop-up Clarksdale Film Festival theater venue, Jan. 24-25, 2020!

Saturday January 25- Ray Cashman, 8pm

Tuesday January 28- Rae Gordon and Ben Rice

Wednesday January 29- Rockin' Johnny

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Fri., 1/3 - Jacqueline Nassar, 8pm
Sun., 1/5 - Gramm Phillips, 3:30pm

Wed., 1/8 - Jacqueline Nassar 6pm

Fri., 1/10 - Steve Kolbus & Mark Miller, 8pm
Sun., 1/12 - Bill Abel, 3:30pm

Friday, January 17th - Stephen Micheal 8pm

Sunday, January 19th - Ralph Miller, 3:30pm

Friday, January 24 - Jacqueline Nassar 8pm

Friday, January 31st - Nick Nace 8pm

Sunday, February 2nd - Hector Anchondo (2016 IBC Finalist) 3:30

Sunday, Feburary 9th - Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 3:30

Valentine's Day Friday, February 14th - Gramm Phillips, 8pm

Sunday, Feburary 16th - Tony Boyd, 3:30pm

Sunday, Feburary 23rd - Ralph Miller, 3:30pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS

(662-627-7008)

Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Mon blues every week, 8pm!

Sat., 1/4 - Blues Breakfast w/David Dunavent, 10am
Sun., 1/5 - Blues Breakfast /wWatermelon Slim, 10am
Mon., 1/6 - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple, 8pm

Sat., 1/11 - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am (no cover)

Sun., 1/12 - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am (no cover)

Mon., 1/13 - Blues Dinner w/David Dunavent Band, 8pm

Sat., 1/18 - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am (no cover)

Sun., 1/19 - Blues Breakfast w/Deak Harp, 10am (no cover)

Mon., 1/20 - Blues Dinner w/Lucious Spiller Band, 8pm

Sat;1/25-Blues Breakfast w/ Lala Craig,10am

                Film Showing-1pm Blues Before Sunrise (featuring BilboWalker ,Super Chikan and various  muscians)

                                       2pm Watermelon Slim

Sun;1/26-Blues Breakfast w Robert Kimbrough Sr,10am

                                      12:30-pm Sean Bad Apple 

                                      1:30-pm (from Norway)  Maldito 

Mon;1/27-Blues Dinner w/Watermelon Slim and The Truckers 8pm

                 Blues Dinner w/ Super Down Home Blues Band (from Italy) 7pm


Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:
January 3 Mississippi Marshall (blues)

January 3 Mississippi Marshall (blues)
January 10 Gramm Phillips
January 17  Jax Nassar
Jan 24 Alanna Mosley
January 31 Seth & Friends
February 7 Mississippi Marshall (blues)
February 14 Alanna Mosley
February 21 TBA
February 28 TBA


Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

"Original music" occasionally, including:
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Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

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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.

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

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

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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.

Wed., 1/22/20 - Matt Hill with Nikki Hill & Chuck Cotton, 8pm

Jan. 24-25, 2020: Grandma's returns as Clarksdale Film Festival theater venue!

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.)
Thursdays... 2/13 & 4/16/20 - Griot Arts Open Mic Nights at Meraki (open to all), 6:30pm-8pm

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:

   January 

   6 Tony Boyd 

   13 Tiffany Harmon 

   20 Graham Phillips

   27 Alana Moseley

PLUS, SOME WEEKENDS (cover applies):

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Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

https://www.shackupinn.com/services3

Thurs., 1/23 - GA-20 band w/Matt Stubbs, 6pm
Sun., 2/2 - Erin McCawley's Harrison Street Band, 4pm
Mon., 2/3 - Big A & Allstars, 7pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 1/30 - Book talk with author Patricia Holmes, author of "Searching for Pilar" (free event), 5pm reception; 5:30pm talk.

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 RE-OPENING w/ribbon cutting, DJ, "live" blues 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.

Isle of Capri
Lula, MS

1/1 - Bill Jones Band (blues/funk/soul) nightly.

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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 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

Tues., 1/21, 2020 - GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi invites you to come and celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Mississippi Night! The evening will feature a conversation and performance by current GRAMMY Award nominees Southern Avenue and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. 6pm.


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.

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

Winter BROADCAST schedule:

Jan. 4 – Rick Bragg, Will Kimbrough, Love Moor.
Jan. 11 – Candace Bushnell, Grace Askew, New Respects.
Jan. 18 – Sarah M. Broom, Charlie Mars, Folk Family Revival.
Jan. 25 – Maggie Rose, Morgan Parker, The Sensational Barnes Brothers.
LIVE SHOWS resume:
Jan 23 – Pop Up Oxford show
Jan. 30 – Spring Season Premiere

Como Catfish Bar & Grill
Como, MS

Sat., 2/1 - RL Boyce Picnic presents Black History Month celebration "Jam with the Big Blues Mane, RL Boyce," 8pm-midnight


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

Thurs., 1/23 - "Stones in my Pathway Exhibit Opening" with blues photographer Bill Steber, 5pm

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).

Thurs., 1/9 - Scott Albert Johnson, 5-7:30pm (Lobby Lounge).

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:

Foxfire Ranch

Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com

2nd & 4th Sundays ("in season") at 5pm:
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Blue Canoe

Tupelo, MS

www.bluecanoebar.com

Fri.-Sat., 1/3-4 - Vinnie C.

Sat., 2/1 - Rashid the Blues Kid, 9pm

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

Meridian, MS

www.msarts.org

Sat., 2/1 - Mississippi Day - "On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy reduced admission, free refreshments all day, and a free Make + Take workshop for kids from 10am–noon." 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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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/

Fri., 1/17 - Blues legend Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, local player Phillip Savell and Boston's Ryan Lee Crosby, 7pm

 

Duling Hall
Jackson, MS

Tues., 1/21 - Mississippi Magic Lessons w/Elizabeth Gilbert (premiere screening) and also "live" performances by Bobby Rush, Teneia, Scott Albert Johnson and Valerie Ponzio. 7-8:30pm. www.ardenland.net for tickets.


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
Robert Kimbrough Sr. 2 Jan Thu 6 PM

Jesse Robinson 9 Jan Thu 6 PM
Lonn'e George 10 Jan Fri 8 PM
Anissa 11 Jan Sat 9 PM
Ted Hefko 17 Jan Fri 9 PM
Barry Leach 18 Jan Sat 9 PM
Ryan Lee Crosby 23 Jan Thu 8 AM
Brint Anderson 24 Jan Fri 9 PM
Chris Gill & the Soulshakers 25 Jan Sat 9 PM Feb
The High Frequency Band 1 Feb Sat 9 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 6 Feb Thu 6 PM
19th Street Red 27 Feb Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 19 Mar Thu 6 PM
John Ford Trio 26 Mar Thu 6 PM


Hal & Mal’s

Jackson, MS

Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday blues jam!


Martin’s

Jackson, MS

www.martinsdowntownjxn.com

tba


Underground 119 (may be closed?)

Jackson, MS

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

tba


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, tba

Cottonwood Public House
Vicksburg, MS
(1311 Washington St.)
Sat., 1/18 - Ryan Lee Crosby, 7pm

Sat., 2/8 - Russell Gulley, 7pm

Mississippi Barbeque Company
Vicksburg, MS
(717 Grove St)

tba


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
tba

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!

tba

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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