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NEWS RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachel Dangermond
Director
Cell: 415.336.9543
100MenHall@gmail.com

BOOKER FEST
100 MEN HALL

Booker Fest has been postponed.

BOOKER FEST will now take place December 3-5, 2021.


Bay Saint Louis, MS – The 100 Men Hall hosts its second annual Booker Fest to
celebrate the musical genius of James Booker. The festival
is sponsored by the Silver Slipper and features a rollicking good-time itinerary
that allows festivalgoers to enjoy a weekend of good music.
The Fest is an annual fundraiser for the maintenance and preservation of the 100
Men Hall and also to attract regional, national and international attention to this
African American landmark, one of the few standing buildings on the Mississippi
Blues Trail. The event happens Labor Day weekend in the historic district of Bay
Saint Louis at 100 Men Hall.
James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New
Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Bay
Saint Louis, MS. Booker's unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz
standards.
Musician Dr. John described Booker as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie

piano genius New Orleans has ever produced."

Booker Fest is designed to bring awareness to one of the town’s most gifted
artists who played with the St. Rose de Lima gospel choir and on the historic
stage at the 100 Men Hall. Booker Fest will include a gospel tribute by the
esteemed St. Rose de Lima choir and a piano tribute by two of New Orleans piano
greats, Josh Paxton and Tom Worrell, spoken word by Sunni Patterson, a piano
night with Joe Krown Trio, a concert with Sunny War, Booker plus tunes spun by
DJ T Swan, a screening of Lily Keber’s acclaimed documentary on Booker, Bayou
Maharajah, ending with an outrageous Drag Brunch with Catastrophe,
Zamareyah, Latonia and Misty in Booker's honor.

Booker Fest Schedule
Friday, Sep 3
7-9PM Joe Krown Trio
Saturday, Sep 4

11-12PM St. Rose Gospel Choir on 100 Men Hall's historic stage.
12:30-2PM Booker piano tribute performed by New Orleans piano greats

Josh Paxton and Tom Worrell.
2:30-3:30PM Spoken Word - Sunni Patterson.

4-6PM Sunny War
6:30-8:30 – DJ T Swan
Sunday, Sep 5
10-1PM – Booker Drag Brunch with
Catastrophe, Zamareyah, Latonia & Misty

MORE DETAILS AT: https://the100menhall.com/collections/tickets/products/booker-fest-2021



Larkin Poe live at The Lyric Oxford on Friday, November 5th.

Tickets on sale this Friday at 10 am.

Doors at 7, Show at 8

18 and up. Under 21 patrons will be subject to an underage fee collected at the door. Cash only.

The Lyric Oxford
1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

- Halloween Week - Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

COMO, MS: Walk Like A Big Blues Mane Workshop Weekend
Workshop, demos, tour and jam. www.rlboycepicnic.com MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS
Bluesy/blues-influenced/roots music calendar... https://www.martinsdowntownjxn.com/music

Sat 10/16 - Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers (members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Elliot Smith, & Pussy Galore).

- 10/14-17, 2021 - "DIY Deep Blues Weekend" (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/14-16, 2021 - Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

Sunday, October 10th
PINETOP PERKINS MEMORIAL HOMECOMING
Clarksdale, MS
POSTPONED TILL 2022...

But Clarksdale will feature its usual 7-days-a-week of live blues along with special bonus music each day over The Biscuit Weekend, so please c'mon! See what's up down in the Delta at https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar
Buddy Guy and special guest Christone “Kingfish”Ingram at Horseshoe Casino

Oct 9, 2021

1021 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

(800) 303-7463

caesars.com/tunica
Buy A Ticket

Please note the Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram show originally scheduled for May 15, 2020 at Tunica’s Horseshoe Casino has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 9, 2021. Tickets from the original show date and the March 2021 original reschedule will be honored at the new date or refunds are available now by request through July 30, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
CLARKSDALE, MS: Cat Head 19th Anniversary Celebration (part 2)!

Stay tune for details, and come see us in-person (or online at www.cathead.biz).

NOTE:  Since King Biscuit cancelled, Cat Head won't hold its next Cat Head Mini Blues Fest till Sun., 4/24, 2022. The 'post-Biscuit' Cat Head Mini Fest will return next October 2022.
Sadly, our friends in nearby Helena, AR, had to postpone their big King Biscuit Blues Fest due to the pandemic. Fortunately, we already have 'live' blues music 7 days a week in Clarksdale, MS, so if you've already bought the plane tix or gassed up the family truckster, then c'mon to the Crossroads, y'all! For the schedule of blues and more, please watch the Music Calendar (scroll down past "Sounds Around Town" to the dates) at www.cathead.biz/music-calendar.
Thursday, October, 07, 2021

FIRST THURSDAYS at the Museum! with Alphonso Sanders + Book Talk with Daniel Devise

https://bbkingmuseum.org/events/

POSTPONED TILL 2022

10/6-9, 2021 - Helena, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Saturday Symposium w/plenty of Mississippi blues personalities, kingbiscuitfestival.com

LELAND: Highway 61 Blues Festival - CANCELLED

NEW! - 10/1-2, 2021 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com

8th annual International Conference on the Blues, a celebration of the art form through scholarly activity, discourse, and music... Friday, October 1, 2021. This annual blues conference is hosted by Delta State University, located in Cleveland, Miss.

DETAILS: www.deltastate.edu/bluesconference

Welcome to the eighth annual International Conference on the Blues, a celebration of the art form through scholarly activity, discourse, and music! It will take place on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, recognized as the birthplace of American music.

Festivities kick off with a pre-conference concert at 7:30 PM Thursday, September 30th, 2021, with a crowd-pleasing performance at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the DSU campus. Purchase tickets by calling the box office at (662) 846-4626 or visit the Bologna Performing Arts Center website.

The conference begins Friday morning and continues until the early evening. The morning features performances connecting the Black gospel tradition to the blues, and the afternoon features academic presentations, all of which will be streamed and recorded for wide distribution. Topics include the blues; music of the African diaspora; Black musical traditions and influences on American music and culture; the influence of blues, gospel, spirituals, and soul music; Black music as protest and social commentary; and Black artists and the music industry.

Proposals will be accepted until July 1, 2021 and must be submitted via tinyurl.com/Blues2021.

Cedric Burnside
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Playing at Bologna Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, MS
6:00 PM North Mississippi Allstars
 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Playing at Bologna Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, MS
7:00 PM
Shake & Holla with North Mississippi Allstars & ReBirth Brass with special guest Cedric Burnside
7:30 pm CST
https://bolognapac.com/ticket-events/events/
JACKSON, MS

Ironhorse Grill
Brian Jones 30 Sep Thu 6 PM Oct
The Sal-tines 1 Oct Fri 7 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 2 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 7 Oct Thu 6 PM
Keyana Elaine 16 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chris Gill 21 Oct Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 22 Oct Fri 7 PM
Aaron Coker 28 Oct Thu 7 PM Nov
Fonkey Donkey 6 Nov Sat 7 PM

Martin's
TBA

F Jones Corner
Fridays - Live blues weekly
Saturdays - Live blues weekly
2021 BAD APPLE BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Organized by blues musician/teacher/club owner Sean "Bad" Apple, The Bad Apple Blues GUITAR WORKSHOP will be a 5-day immersion into the Clarksdale blues scene, living-legend demonstrations and personal instruction (two instructors); workshop fee includes nightly club admissions (paid to venues, jamming opportunities, tour of local blues sites and more. The 1-day BLUES FESTIVAL will feature older, traditional Mississippi blues performers, plus give workshop students an opportunity to perform in public.
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub AND https://www.facebook.com/seanbadapple.
QUESTIONS? Email seanbadapple72@gmail.com
Santana
Sun, Sep 26 | 8:30PM
Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, MS HOLLANDALE, MS
2021 Sam Chatmon Blues Festival!
Blue Front
Info at 662-827-2241 or on Facebook
HOLLANDALE, MS: Sam Chatmon Blues Festival returns on Sat., 9/25, 2021, in historic downtown Hollandale, y'all! 9/24-25, 2021 - Blue Front Cafe 73rd Birthday Celebration - Bentonia, MS.

Fully vaxed line-up for Friday night 9/24 below; please vax up and join 'em:
Ryan Lee Crosby
Lucci Spiller
Ghalia Volt
Jimmy “Duck “Holmes
CLARKSDALE: 9/24 - Expo Center w/Blues and Blue Jeans
TK Soul (aka "Bad Boy of Southern Soul"), Jay Morris Group and DJs
Doors 7pm - 662 902 7718
Cottonwood Public House (Key City Brewing)
Vicksburg, MS

keycitybeer.com

7PM music start time:
Sep 24 LaLa Craig & Dean Boike
Sep 25 Ralph Miller JACKSON, MS

Ironhorse Grill
Bluesman McKenny Williams 23 Sep Thu 6 PM
LaLa Craig & Dean Boike 25 Sep Sat 7 PM
Brian Jones 30 Sep Thu 6 PM Oct
The Sal-tines 1 Oct Fri 7 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 2 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 7 Oct Thu 6 PM
Keyana Elaine 16 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chris Gill 21 Oct Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 22 Oct Fri 7 PM
Aaron Coker 28 Oct Thu 7 PM Nov
Fonkey Donkey 6 Nov Sat 7 PM

Martin's
Sat 9/25 - Jarekus Singleton Band

F Jones Corner
Fridays - Live blues weekly
Saturdays - Live blues weekly
9/23-25 - Oxford (Mississippi) Blues Fest w/Thurs Kickoff and Fri/Sat festival music. Details and lineup at https://oxfordbluesfest.com
9/23 - The Black Keys & Robert Finley at the Lyric Theatre in Oxford, MS.
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — most in-person and some live-streamed online via LiveFromClarksdale.org. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find your vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 9/22
- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.) with distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - Jax Nassar at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8:30pm - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks on sidewalk near Bluestown Music (317 Delta Ave.).

Thursday, 9/23
- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club .
- 7pm - Lala Craig & Dean Boike at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).
- 7pm - Jam Night w/Stan Street at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Friday, 9/24
- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 6pm - The Dubber plays at Travelers Hotel (212 Third St.).
- 7pm-9pm - Isabella Monet at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 8pm - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - Stormy Monday Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.
- 8-10pm - Terry "Big T" Williams at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/25
- 3pm-6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 8pm - Lucious Spiller Blues Band at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Sunday, 9/26
- 10am - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing/masks required.
- 1pm - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent on his business FB page).
- 5pm-7pm - Jesse Cotton Stone at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/27
- 7pm - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Bad Apple Workshop guests in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing/masks required.

Tuesday, 9/28
- 9/27-10/1 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop (Want to join? Email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details).
- 7pm - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Night (public performance) at Hambone Gallery.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 10/1-2 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall, mightyrootsmusicfestival.com, AND 10/2 - Bad Apple Blues Fest, facebook.com/seanbadapple.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

B.B. King's Fall Early Learning Literacy Program

Tuesday, September, 21, 2021

September 21-23, 2021

Hosted Virtually with B.B. King Museum (Pre-K thru 2nd grade)

Johnny Appleseed Day celebrates the birthday of John Chapman, the famous apple tree planter, who introduced apples to the West, and whose legend continues to grow year after year.

Sponsored by MAC

MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
September 18
Greenville,  MS
10AM - 8PM
https://www.deltabluesms.org/
GRAMMY MUSEUM® MISSISSIPPI TO CELEBRATE MEMPHIS'
ICONIC ROYAL STUDIOS WITH EVENTS FROM SEPT. 17–18
AN EVENING WITH THE MITCHELL FAMILY TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPT. 17, AND
A FREE FAMILY DAY EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPT. 18 WITH FOOD TRUCKS
AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

9/17 - An Evening with the Mitchell Family, https://www.grammymuseumms.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-the-mitchell-family
9/18 - Royal Studios Family Day, https://www.grammymuseumms.org/events/detail/royal-studios-family-day

PRESS RELEASE:

CLEVELAND, MISS. (SEPT. 02, 2021) — In conjunction with its latest exhibit, Willie Mitchell & The Music of
Royal Studios, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will host a special weekend of events from Sept. 17–18 to
celebrate the legendary Memphis studio where icons such as Al Green, Bruno Mars and John Mayer have
been recorded. The weekend will kick off on Friday, Sept. 17, with An Evening With The Mitchell Family
featuring a moderated conversation with GRAMMY® winner Boo Mitchell, followed by a special performance
from the Hi Rhythm Section featuring Ashton Riker and Lil Rounds. On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Museum
will host Royal Studios Family Day, a free community event featuring a live performance from R&B and soul
duo Variety in partnership with Deep Roots, a special screening and more. Food Trucks will be on site for
guest purchasing. Sponsors for Royal Studios Family Day include Needle Specialty Products, Kings
Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2 and Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.
"As one of the oldest recording studios in the country, Royal Studios has given so much to American music,
and the countless artists who have had the privilege of recording there," said Emily Havens, Executive
Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. "We are so thrilled to be able to celebrate the late Willie Mitchell
and the history of Royal Studios with our exhibit and this special weekend of events."
Willie Mitchell & The Music of Royal Studios is a collaborative exhibit between the Mississippi Museum and
Memphis-based Royal Studios that tells the story of the iconic studio—one of the oldest in the world that
continues to operate today—and the late Willie Mitchell, who ran the studio and produced many artists on its
label, Hi Records. This exhibit will be on display at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi through February 2022. For
more information on the exhibit, click here.
An Evening With The Mitchell Family will be held in the Museum's Sanders Soundstage on Friday, Sept. 17,

at 7 p.m., with a pre-event reception starting at 6 p.m. The event will feature a conversation with GRAMMY-
winning producer, musician, songwriter and audio engineer Boo Mitchell, son of the late Willie Mitchell, and

other members of the Mitchell family. The conversation will be followed by a special performance from
members of the Hi Rhythm Section featuring Ashton Riker and Lil Rounds. Tickets to An Evening With The
Mitchell Family are $20 for Museum Members and $25 for non-members. For ticket information, click here.
More information about the GRAMMY Museum's Membership program can be found here.
Royal Studios Family Day will be held at the Museum on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free
event will give attendees the opportunity to explore the GRAMMY Museum and its exhibits, including the Royal
Studios exhibit, and participate in arts activities with the Delta Arts Alliance. At 11 a.m., the Museum will host
a special screening of Willie Mitchell and the Music of Royal Studios, followed by a 12 p.m. performance
featuring Variety in partnership with Deep Roots. Prior to the event, at 9 a.m. guests can get moving to the

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music of Motown at the Museum's FitBeat Series: Motown Moves, presented by the Bolivar Medical Center
Foundation. For more information on Royal Studios Family Day, click here.
ABOUT BOO MITCHELL
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell is a GRAMMY-winning record producer, musician, songwriter, audio engineer, Cottonwood Public House (Key City Brewing)
Vicksburg, MS

keycitybeer.com

7PM music start time:
Sep 17 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry & Shy Perry
Sep 18 Brian Jones
Sep 24 LaLa Craig & Dean Boike
Sep 25 Ralph Miller JACKSON, MS

Ironhorse Grill
Barry Leach 16 Sep Thu 6 PM
Rhythm Masters 17 Sep Fri 6 PM
Bluesman McKenny Williams 23 Sep Thu 6 PM
LaLa Craig & Dean Boike 25 Sep Sat 7 PM
Brian Jones 30 Sep Thu 6 PM Oct
The Sal-tines 1 Oct Fri 7 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 2 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 7 Oct Thu 6 PM
Keyana Elaine 16 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chris Gill 21 Oct Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 22 Oct Fri 7 PM
Aaron Coker 28 Oct Thu 7 PM Nov
Fonkey Donkey 6 Nov Sat 7 PM

Martin's
Sat 9/25 - Jarekus Singleton Band

F Jones Corner
Fridays - Live blues weekly
Saturdays - Live blues weekly Thacker Mountain Radio Show

Thursday, Sept. 16 - (note new time) 6:30 pm
Oxford's Old Armory Pavilion - FREE Lawn chairs and picnics encouraged!

This week on air: Author Heather Cass White with blues by Mark "Mule Man" Massey and world boogie music by Afrissippi!

https://thackermountain.com
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) & VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find your vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 9/15
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; distancing/masking per musician (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - 19th Street Red busks on sidewalk (weather permitting), near Bluestown Music (317 Delta Ave.).

Thursday, 9/16
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Friday, 9/17
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge; distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club.
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Colombian Carlos Elliot Jr. at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - 19th Street Red busks on sidewalk (weather permitting), near Bluestown Music.

Saturday, 9/18
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Colombian Carlos Elliot Jr. at Red's Lounge; distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Sunday, 9/19
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing/ masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on Gary Vincent's business FB page most weeks).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Tony Boyd at Hooker Grocer + Eatery.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge; distancing/masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/20
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Colombian Carlos Elliot Jr. in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing/masks required.

Tuesday, 9/21
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Ray Cashman at Hambone.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 10/1-2 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall, mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Cedric Burnside
 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford, MS
7:30 PM
B.B. King Museum AllStars Tryouts
Saturday, September, 11, 2021
SEPT 11th – 9 AM-12 PM
SEPT 25th – 1-4 PM

Who can participate?

Anyone enrolled in grades 6th – 12th
Attire:

Sunday Best

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center will be auditioning for the ALLSTARS at the museum beginning at 9:00-12:00 on Saturday, September 11th and from 1:00 -4:00 on Saturday, September 25th. All interested students in grade 6th – 12th are invited to audition.

Please call the Museum at 662-887-9539 before September 7, 2021, to schedule an audition appointment time or for more info. Print the application below and bring with you to the audition.

For more information, call 662-887-9539. Cottonwood Public House (Key City Brewing)
Vicksburg, MS

keycitybeer.com

7PM music start time:
Sep 10 "19th Street Red"
Sep 11 Aaron Coker
Sep 17 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry & Shy Perry
Sep 18 Brian Jones
Sep 24 LaLa Craig & Dean Boike
Sep 25 Ralph Miller JACKSON, MS

Ironhorse Grill
Sammy DaQuan 9 Sep Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 10 Sep Fri 7 PM
Bass Rhythms & Groove 11 Sep Sat 7 PM
Barry Leach 16 Sep Thu 6 PM
Rhythm Masters 17 Sep Fri 6 PM
Bluesman McKenny Williams 23 Sep Thu 6 PM
LaLa Craig & Dean Boike 25 Sep Sat 7 PM
Brian Jones 30 Sep Thu 6 PM Oct
The Sal-tines 1 Oct Fri 7 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 2 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 7 Oct Thu 6 PM
Keyana Elaine 16 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chris Gill 21 Oct Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 22 Oct Fri 7 PM
Aaron Coker 28 Oct Thu 7 PM Nov
Fonkey Donkey 6 Nov Sat 7 PM

Martin's
Sat 9/11 - Jesse Cotton Stone
Sat 9/25 - Jarekus Singleton Band

F Jones Corner
Fridays - Live blues weekly
Saturdays - Live blues weekly CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - 7 days a week of live blues (plus festivals):

Wednesday, 9/8- Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jax Nassar Hump Day Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/9 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 9/10 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Closed for private party at Ground Zero Blues Club, so go to Red's for blues.

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/11 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/12 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/13 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/14 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/15- Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

Thursday, 9/16 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 9/17 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/18 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/19 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/20 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/21 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/22- Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jax Nassar at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/23 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/24 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Stormy Monday Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/25 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/26 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/27 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/28 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 9/27-10/1 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/29- Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 9/27-10/1 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/30 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- WORKSHOP - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop  — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 10/1 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10/1-2 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 9/27-10/1 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 10/2 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10/1-2 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

- 10/2 - Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 10/3 - Get vaxed HERE, y'all... thanks!

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

COMING SOON TO CLARKSDALE, MS:

- 9/4, 2021 - 3rd Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest on Sat of Labor Day Weekend (downtown Clarksdale). FREE main stage performances by... NOON 94-year-old Cadillac John Nolden w/Bill Abel, 1PM Watermelon Slim, 2PM Johnny Drummer, 3PM Little Joe Ayers, 4PM RL Boyce, 5PM Miss Gladys w/Big T, and 6PM Super Chikan! FREE music from 11am-6pm on MLK  Stage. Then, 9pm live blues TBA at Red's juke joint (cover charge applies inside). Get your shots, or mask up and socially-distance on the MLK Stage grand lawn near the Sunflower River, y'all. Bring a blanket or chair.

- 9/3-5, 2021 - Mag Fest Weekend with Terry "Big T" Williams at Shack Up Inn on Fri 9/3 at 8pm (cover), JP Soars & the Red Hots plus opener Stan Street at Shack Up Inn on Sat 9/4 at 8pm (cover), AND Black Water Trio in Hopson Courtyard on Sun 9/5 at 2pm (no cover, free BBQ); details subject to change, so please see Facebook.

- 9/9-10 - Yazoo Yaupon & Delta Arts District present Huckin' Around — A celebration of the Mississippi River, its culture, ecology, and history; info https://www.facebook.com/events/340626014394105.

- 9/27-10/1, 2021 - Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 10/2, 2021 - Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

- 10/1-2, 2021 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

-  10/7-92021 - In nearby Helena, AR... King Biscuit Blues Festival CANCELLED TILL 2022 — including Saturday 10/9 KBBF Blues Symposium (10am at Malco) w/Kingfish, Thornetta Davis, Sean "Bad" Apple and others; moderated by Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock.

- 10/8-10, 2021 - Cat Head 19th Anniversary Celebration Part II w/music each day - www.cathead.biz.

- 10/10, 2021 - DUE TO KING BISCUIT CANCELLATION (pandemic), stay tuned on 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), Levon's Sunday Ramble (3:30pm), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (5pm), Red's Juke Joint Jam (7pm), Bad Apple Blues Club (7pm) and more!

- 10/14-17, 2021 - Deep Blues Fest (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

- 10/14-16, 2021 - Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

- Halloween Week - Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

Cat Head Busking Stage during Deep Blues Fest
2021
THURS 10/14
- 3pm - Robin Lane
FRI 10/15
- 11am -
- 1pm -
- 3pm -
SAT 10/16
- 11am - Libby Rae Watson
- 1pm - Todd Roth
- 3pm - Shaun Marsh
SUN 10/17
- 12 noon - Juke Jones

NOTE: Clarksdale is the only town in Mississippi that has 'live' blues shows 7 days week, 365 days a year! Even in 2021. No exceptions. Really. PLUS over a dozen annual festivals! Book lodging today at VisitClarksdale.com.

For "VIRTUAL" shows, watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise). All Clarksdale times are CDT.

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop "Mississippi's blues store in Clarksdale since 2002" 252 Delta Avenue STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm, Sat till 5pm, Sun 11-3 (or by appointment; roger@cathead.biz). 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  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.

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) & VIRTUAL (incl. LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 9/8
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; distancing/masking required by musician.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jax Nassar Hump Day Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - 19th Street Red busks on sidewalk near Bluestown Music (317 Delta Ave.).

Thursday, 9/9
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Stan Street at Hambone Gallery.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Friday, 9/10
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge; distancing/masking required by musician.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Closed for private party at Ground Zero Blues Club,.

Saturday, 9/11
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking as appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Sunday, 9/12
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar & FB page; social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent on Gary's business FB page.
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking as appropriate.

Monday, 9/13
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Iceman — happy birthday Carol & Sandy — in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar & FB page; social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/14
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 9/27-10/2- Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop & Festival, www.facebook.com/seanbadapple!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI
9/4-5, 2021 - Mag Fest
- Mag Fest w/JP Soars & the Red Hots and opener Stan Street Band at Juke Joint Chapel (Shack Up Inn) on Sat 9/4 at 8pm (cover), AND Black Water Trio in Hopson Courtyard on Sun 9/5 at 2pm (no cover, free BBQ).

"Mag Fest" is a quasi-annual blues 'n roots music festival put on by Clarksdale transplants, the Magnusson Brothers. It's always a good time!

Sat., 9/4, 2021 - Labor Day Weekend (moved from Memorial Day Weekend) - Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest in downtown  Clarksdale, Mississippi! Social distance for some old-school blues on the large outdoor MLK Stage, just down from Red's Lounge on Sunflower Ave. Red's blues acts this year will range from 60 to 94 years old — including Cadillac John Nolden, Super Chikan and more. More info at  https://www.facebook.com/redsoldtimersbluesfestival AND https://www.facebook.com/events/990381055041456?acontext={%22event_action_history%22%3A[{%22surface%22%3A%22page%22}]}.

100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS
228-342-5770 / 100menhall.org

"MARK YOUR CALENDARS for BOOKER FEST - Sep 3-5th - Labor Day weekend - we are going to pass a good time INSIDE THE HALL!" Cottonwood Public House (Key City Brewing)
Vicksburg, MS

keycitybeer.com

7PM music start time:
Sep 3 Temperance Babcock
Sep 4 YZ Ealey & Casey Gilbert
Sep 10 "19th Street Red"
Sep 11 Aaron Coker
Sep 17 Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry & Shy Perry
Sep 18 Brian Jones
Sep 24 LaLa Craig & Dean Boike
Sep 25 Ralph Miller POSTPONED: Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram
Fri, Sep 03 | 7:00PM
WaterView Casino & Hotel, Vicksburg, MS JACKSON, MS

Ironhorse Grill
Sep Ben Sterling 2 Sep Thu 6 PM
Blind Dog Otis 3 Sep Fri 7 PM
Prime Time 4 Sep Sat 7 PM
Sammy DaQuan 9 Sep Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 10 Sep Fri 7 PM
Bass Rhythms & Groove 11 Sep Sat 7 PM
Barry Leach 16 Sep Thu 6 PM
Rhythm Masters 17 Sep Fri 6 PM
Bluesman McKenny Williams 23 Sep Thu 6 PM
LaLa Craig & Dean Boike 25 Sep Sat 7 PM
Brian Jones 30 Sep Thu 6 PM Oct
The Sal-tines 1 Oct Fri 7 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 2 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 7 Oct Thu 6 PM
Keyana Elaine 16 Oct Sat 7 PM
Chris Gill 21 Oct Thu 6 PM
Mississippi Marshall 22 Oct Fri 7 PM
Aaron Coker 28 Oct Thu 7 PM Nov
Fonkey Donkey 6 Nov Sat 7 PM

Martin's
Sat 9/11 - Jesse Cotton Stone
Sat 9/25 - Jarekus Singleton Band

F Jones Corner
Fridays - Live blues weekly
Saturdays - Live blues weekly
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) & VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find your vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 9/1
- 1pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Writers Trail marker dedication for Richard Ford at Carnegie Library (114 Delta Ave.).
- 3-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.); face masks and social distancing required by musician.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jesse Cotton Stone at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/2
- 3-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 3pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller live-streams on his Lucci Spiller Facebook page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big A & the Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/3
- 3-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 5-7pm - PUBLIC - Mag Fest Pop-up Art Show at 247 Delta Ave.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Lala at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Mag Fest w/Big Sur Bound at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle).

Saturday, 9/4
- 12pm - PUBLIC - Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest - FREE on MLK Park Stage: NOON Cadillac John w/Bill Abel, 1PM Watermelon Slim, 2PM Johnny Drummer, 3PM Little Joe Ayers, 4PM RL Boyce, 5PM Miss Gladys w/Big T, and 6PM Super Chikan! "Shots recommended. Masks welcome. Social distancing observed." Bring a blanket or chair.
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Terry Wall Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Mag Fest w/JP Soars & Red Hots plus Stan Street at Shack Up Inn.

Sunday, 9/5
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams on FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business FB page).
- 2pm - Mag Fest w/Black Water Trio in Hopson Courtyard at 2pm (no cover, free BBQ).
- 5-7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lightnin' Malcolm at Hooker Grocer and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/6
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) & FB page via LiveFromClarksdale.org; social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/7
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jesse Cotton Stone at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 9/27-10/2- Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop & Festival, www.facebook.com/seanbadapple!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Martin's in Jackson, MS
Fri 8/27 - Watermelon Slim
https://www.martinsdowntownjxn.com/music IRON HORSE GRILL
Jackson, MS...


Robert Kimbrough Sr. 21 Aug Sat 7 PM
Casey Phillips 26 Aug Thu 6 PM

http://theironhorsegrill.com/events
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) & VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find your vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 8/25
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller live-streams from home on his Lucci Spiller Facebook page.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jax Nassar Hump Day Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 8/26
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena.).
- 3pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller live-streams from home on his Lucci Spiller FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 8/27
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Rust Bucket Roadies at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 8/28
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big A and the Allstars at Ground Zero (0 Blues Alley).
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp on his Harp Shack Stage across RR tracks from Hopson.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller live-streams from home on his Lucci Spiller FB page.

Sunday, 8/29
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business Facebook page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Jaxx Nassar at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 8/30
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/31
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 9/4 - FREE Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest outdoors on MLK Park Stage!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLACK PRAIRIE BLUES MUSEUM
West Point, Mississippi...


"BPBM Advisory board member Birney Imes will be having an exhibit of his award winning juke joint blues photographs (his works have been exhibited in museums across the nation including MOMA, the Met, Getty Center, etc.) at the Blues Museum at the end of this month through September. In addition to Birney signing copies of his book “Juke Joint”, the amazing blues guitarist and singer Terry Harmonica Bean will be performing, as well as the stellar food and drinks by Magnolias Restaurant and The Smokestack. We hope that you can join us for the opening Sunday August 22 from 4 pm to 7 pm..."
MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL 2021
Featuring plenty of Mississippi history, music and blues books and contributors.

Hundreds of contemporary authors — national, regional and local — connect directly with fans and new readers, as invited guests on Official Panels that explore in-depth themes, or along Authors Alley, the festival’s hub for self-published authors.

INFO: https://msbookfestival.com IRON HORSE GRILL
Jackson, MS...


Robert Kimbrough Sr. 21 Aug Sat 7 PM
Casey Phillips 26 Aug Thu 6 PM

http://theironhorsegrill.com/events 8/21, 2021 - CRAWDAD'S in Merigold, MS - Memorial to Samuel Davis w/six bands, including Deak Harp, Lightnin' Malcolm, Jesse Cotton Stone and Bill Abel.
Brad's Ranch
MS-8, Ruleville, MS 38771
Aug. 21st, 2021
12:00 PM

“Route To America’s Music Festival” on Saturday, August 21st, at Brand’s Ranch in Ruleville, MS. With performances by GRAMMY Award Winning Blues Legend, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Latimore, Nellie Travis, Calvin Richardson, Steve Azar, Ms. Jody, J’Wonn, plus Carla Cooke, daughter of Soul Legend Sam Cooke and many more!!! No Grills allowed. Coolers and tents are welcomed. Advance tickets on sale now at Impacttickets.com. Gates open at 10 AM, show starts at 12 Noon! Celebrating the Birthplace of America’s Music! You don’t want to miss this EPIC event!! For Vendor and RV information please visit www.routetoamericasmusic.com August 21
Southaven
18th Annual Tri-State Blues Festival
Landers Center
www.landerscenter.com
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 8/18
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen busks on 300 block of Delta Avenue, in the parking lot across from Delta Cafe and at LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 8/19
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Zechariah Lloyd at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 8/20
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Howl N Madd Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 8/21
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Emerson Hill at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 8/22
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Jax Nassar in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC -  Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 8/23
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Jax Nassar Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/24
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Sat., 9/4 - Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest AND Mag Fest (see Facebook).

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

- 8/15, 2021 - Cat Head 19th Anniversary w/free 'live' street blues - www.cathead.biz

- 8/13-15, 2021 - tentative - 34th Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org

BB KING MUSEUM

Book Talk with Bobby Rush

Thursday, August, 12, 2021

FREE! Moderated by Alphonso Sanders

B.B. King Museum Gin

7 PM
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST WEEK EDITION! Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Go to LiveFromClarksdale.org for weekly live-streams. And plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 8/11
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 8/12 - Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 7pm - VIP EVENT - Sunflower Blues Fest's "Grits, Greens & BBQ VIP Party," 7pm-9:45pm.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Heavy Suga & SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp on Harp Shack Stage near Hopson/Shack Up.
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - Randy  "19th Street Red" Cohen plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta Ave.).

Friday, 8/13 - Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Cat Head's 19th Anniversary w/Sean "Bad" Apple; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Live blues all day long, starting at noon at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 3pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones (3pm) PLUS Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends (till 9pm) at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena ).
- 7pm-11pm - PUBLIC - FREE Sunflower Blues Fest w/Lightnin' Malcolm, Super Chikan & more on grounds of Delta Blues Museum. Social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots, y'all. Lineup: sunflowerfest.org.
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - 19th Street Red plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big A & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 10pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp, Black Lung Lucy & blues jam on Harp Shack Stage near Hopson/Shack Up.

Saturday, 8/14 - Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
- 10am till midnight - PUBLIC - Get up early for the Sunflower Blues Fest acoustic stage (w/Pat Thomas, Duck Holmes & more), and then hang around for the main stage (w/Jimbo Mathus, Big A & more); near Delta Blues Museum. Social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots; lineup at sunflowerfest.org.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Cat Head's 19th Anniversary w/Lucious Spiller; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.
- 12 noon -PUBLIC - Live blues all day long, starting at noon at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 2pm - PUBLIC - Cat Head's 19th Anniversary w/Tom Ward book signing for new "I Died and Went to Clarksdale" novel at Cat Head store (252 Delta Ave.).
- 3pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero (0 Blues Alley).
- 8:30pm - PUBLIC - 19th Street Red" plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta).

Sunday, 8/15 - Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Chad Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, distancing, masks required.
- 11am - PUBLIC - Lala plays Blues Brunch at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Cat Head's 19th Anniversary w/Terry "Harmonica" Bean; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours: Sun 11-4.
- 3pm-8:30pm - PUBLIC - FREE Sunflower Blues Fest GOSPEL STAGE at Clarksdale's downtown Civic Auditorium; social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots; lineup at sunflowerfest.org..
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 8/16
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/17
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" & Allstars at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) & LiveFromClarksdale.org.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 9/4 - FREE Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest on MLK Park Stage!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
WATERFORD: Foxfire Ranch Sunday w/Duwayne Burnside at 5pm
IRON HORSE GRILL
Jackson, MS...


Chad Marshall 7 Aug Sat 7 PM
Robert Kimbrough Sr. 21 Aug Sat 7 PM
Casey Phillips 26 Aug Thu 6 PM

http://theironhorsegrill.com/events August 5th - 7pm - BB KING MUSEUM features First Thursdays live  music  w/Eric and Shara of Variety. bbkingmuseum.org CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI...
Live blues music EVERY SINGLE DAY (7 days a week), y'all!


Wednesday, 8/4

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

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

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 8/5

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Seth Stroud & Walt Busby at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 8/6

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

- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

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

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Chad Marshall Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Lightnin' Malcolm at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 8/7

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

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

- 8-10pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 8/8

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Chad Marshall Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 8/9

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lucious Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/10

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

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

MUSIC CALENDAR UPDATES: https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar CELEBRATE WITH BOBBY RUSH
FOR OUR FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT!




Wednesday, August 4th at 4:30pm CST
Bobby Rush signs from his
new memoir, I AIN'T STUDDIN' YA!

First Edition. Signed on 8/04/2021
Cedric Burnside will be stopping by END OF ALL MUSIC record store on
Wednesday, August 4th at 5 p.m.
to sign copies of his new record, I Be Trying, and play a few songs; this is a free event.

The End of All Music
1423 North Lamar
Oxford, Ms 38655 BLUE MONDAY, produced by the Central MS Blues Society, has returned to Jackson, Mississippi's Hal & Mal's!

Front Porch will start at 7:00 in the bar and the band will start in the Pub/Patio Room at 8:00.

Central MS Blues Society, Inc.
Website: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com
  • Join us tonight, Monday August 2 for Blue Monday at Hal & Mal’s, Jackson - produced by the Central Mississippi Blues Society and sponsored by a grant from the MS Arts Commission .
  • Doors open at 7:00 - Front Porch Blues with Ben "BenStrings" Sterling and Maya "Hippie Drummer" Kyles!
  • The Blue Monday band starts at 8:00 with Lonn'e George- guitar, Michael Bernard- bass, Rick Lewis- drums, Malcolm Shepherd- congas & Toni Blair - keys, Dennis Fountain -MC.
  • Join us for THE BEST LIVE BLUES ON A MONDAY NIGHT IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI! Still just $5 ($3 for CMBS members - ask Ms. Frances for a membership card - just $25)
  • Please wear a mask 😷
Read CMBS member Brinda Fuller Willis' write-up in the Jackson Advocate on Blue Monday reopening last month!  
And don't forget to mark  your calendar for Bobby Rush and Brinda Willis at History Is Lunch (12-1pm) and Lemuria's (4:30)

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Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please keep our musicians, venues and tourists safe... mask up & social distance when appropriate. Then, VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, 7/28
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jax Nassar Hump Day Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 7/29
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 7/30
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 7/31
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Kent Burnside at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 8pm - PUBLIC  - Bill Abel, Black Lung Lucy, and Deak Harp & Lee Williams on Deak's porch across from Shack Up Inn.

Sunday, 8/1
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mississippi Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent &guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 8/2
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/3
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN NOW: 9/27-10/1- Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop & Festival, www.facebook.com/seanbadapple.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUE MONDAY, produced by the Central MS Blues Society, returns to Hal & Mal's on Monday July 12!

Front Porch will start at 7:00 in the bar and the band will start in the Pub/Patio Room at 8:00.

Central MS Blues Society, Inc.
Website: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com UTICA, MS: 2021 Charles Evers Memorial Blues Show at Liddell's Ranch. Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton & more. Info 601-948-5835.
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 7/21
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 7/22
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" & Shy Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Friday, 7/23
- 3pm-5pm - PUBLIC - Show #1! Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 6pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Show #2! Watermelon Slim at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Mojo Hand at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 7/24
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big A & the Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley)and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 7/25
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/19th Street Red in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Isabella Monet at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 7/26
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 5:30pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Clarksdale Farmers Market w/local produce, occasional music and more in Collective Seed & Supply courtyard.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mississippi Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 7/27
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Check out Sunflower Blues Fest lineup at sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUE MONDAY, produced by the Central MS Blues Society, returns to Hal & Mal's on Monday July 12!

Front Porch will start at 7:00 in the bar and the band will start in the Pub/Patio Room at 8:00.

Central MS Blues Society, Inc.
Website: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com The Black Prairie Blues Museum
West Point, MS

Friday,  7/16 from  6pm-9pm
"Brzuszek, Beer & Blues" with art exhibit, beer tasting and live music by Mookie. Info:  662-275-7819. Tickets also available at the Growth Alliance in West Point.
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 7/14
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 7/15
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 7/16
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Gramm Phillips at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Terry Wall Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 7/17
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 7/18
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Ray Cashman in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org; distancing, masks required.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Juke Jones plays Sunday blues on Cat Head's front porch; shop 11am-3pm (252 Delta Ave.).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business Facebook page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 7/19
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 5:30pm-6:30-ish - PUBLIC - Farmers Market with local produce, occasional music and more at Collective  Seed & Supply courtyard.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Sean "Bad" Apple in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 7/20
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Ray Cashman at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Check out Sunflower Blues Fest lineup at sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUE MONDAY, produced by the Central MS Blues Society, returns to Hal & Mal's on Monday July 12!

Front Porch will start at 7:00 in the bar and the band will start in the Pub/Patio Room at 8:00.

Central MS Blues Society, Inc.
Website: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com DUCK HILL: 2021 Grassroots Blues Festival - 19th annual!
Fri-Sat,  7/9-10 - www.grassrootsblues.com... with RL Boyce, Bobby Rush and more.
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, 7/7
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge at 395 Sunflower Ave. (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 7/8
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 7/9
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge at 395 Sunflower Ave. (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big T & the Family at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 7/10
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Robert Kimbrough, Sr., at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Zach Koch at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 7/11
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Jaxx Nassar in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall on Marshall's Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary's business Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 7/12
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/The Deltas in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 7/13
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Sunflower River Blues Fest returns 8/13-15, sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks.

AFTERNOON BLUES: Bad Apple Blues Club has 3pm live blues every day but Sunday!

Wednesday, 6/30
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Rev Robert at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (& Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) & FB.

Thursday, 7/1
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - 78-yr-old Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Anthony  "Big A" Sherrod at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 7/2
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer & Johnny Drummer at Red's Lounge at Red's Lounge (Sunflower & MLK Dr).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Johnie B & Queen Iretta Sanders at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 7/3
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge (Sunflower & MLK Dr).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak's back porch blues party w/Deak Harp & Black Lung Lucy (across from Shack Up).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - American Blonde at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 7/4
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mississippi Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing, masks required.
- 11am-3pm - PUBLIC - Cat Head blues store (252 Delta) IS open for July 4th, y'all!
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (Sunflower & MLK Dr).

Monday, 7/5
- 1-4pm - PUBLIC - Opera for Earth; open to public; Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Clarksdale Farmers Market in Collective Seed & Supply courtyard.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blues Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 7/6
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd) and FB.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Sunflower River Blues Fest returns 8/13-15, sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

Blues on The Roof at 1311

1311 Washington St., (Above Cottonwood)

Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

 

Saturdays in June, 6-9p

 

Find more information about the artists and our lineup at:

https://www.facebook.com/vicksburg.blues/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Series presented by the Vicksburg Blues Society.

This project is funded in part by grants through Visit Mississippi and Visit Vicksburg.

 

Contact:

Shirley Waring | Shirley@VicksburgBlues.net

Home Place Yard Party | A summer dinner series with celebrating the food, music, and culture of Como Ms.

June 25th at 6:30pm

Music: Final line-up announced soon!

Come on out to Home Place to hear some hill country blues and taste chef Lee's creative presentation of Home Place meats and local, seasonal ingredients. Throughout the summer, we'll have you to the Home Place on Friday evenings to celebrate the setting, food, music, and culture of the community we're proud to call home. Come have some drinks and meet the friends we bring out along the way, including musicians, guest chefs, and community leaders!

INFO: https://homeplacepastures.com/products/home-place-yard-party-a-summer-dinner-series-with-celebrating-the-food-music-and-culture-of-como-ms?_pos=1&_sid=ea1818f16&_ss=r

6/25-26, 2021 - North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic - Waterford, MS. Blues festival specializing in Hill Country blues!
http://www.nmshillcountrypicnic.com
https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic/
Thursday, June 24th

THE ALLUVIAN - Happy Hour 

5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Live Music in the Lobby Lounge:
Johnie B & Iretta Sanders
Welcome to the CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, weekly music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please get vaxxed or mask up, social distance, and plan your blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks, y'all!

Wednesday, 6/23
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 6pm-7:30pm - PUBLIC - Keith Robinson at Meraki (282 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (& Lucci Spiller FB page); come wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LiveFromClarksdale.org's Colleen Buyers!
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Stan Street at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/24
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod in-person & online via LiveFromClarksdale.org at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Steve & Walt Birthday Bash at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 6/25
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Ghalia Volt at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/26
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm-9pm - PUBLIC - Nic Wade at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 6/27
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Shy & Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Isabella Monet in Hooker Grocer courtyard.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.

Monday, 6/28
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Clarksdale Farmers Market at Collective Seed & Supply.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Ghalia Volt in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/29
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Rev Robert at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store and plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN NOW: Sunflower River Blues Fest returns 8/13-15, sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

Art of Living Smart Summer Camp

Monday, June, 21, 2021

Summer Camp 2021

June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Ages from 8 – 17 years old

 https://bbkingmuseum.org/art-of-living-smart-summer-camp-2/

Now enrolling! Applications may be picked up at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Education Coordinator, Misty Clark-Johnson at 662.887.9539.

- 6/19, 2021 - Birthplace of American Music (BAM) Fest - annual event returns - www.bamfestms.com

Blues on The Roof at 1311

1311 Washington St., (Above Cottonwood)

Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

 

Saturdays in June, 6-9p

 

Find more information about the artists and our lineup at:

https://www.facebook.com/vicksburg.blues/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Series presented by the Vicksburg Blues Society.

This project is funded in part by grants through Visit Mississippi and Visit Vicksburg.

 

Contact:

Shirley Waring | Shirley@VicksburgBlues.net BROOKHAVEN, MS: The Mississippi Garden of Rhythm & Blues immersive art exhibition presented by the Little Yellow Building. Details at https://www.thelittleyellowbuilding.com/msg-rb.html

Experience what happens when Mississippi Visual Artists are under the influence of Mississippi’s Rhythm & Blues heritage. Bring your headphones and a smart device to discover the world behind the art. Narrated by Claire Ishi Ayetoro. Sponsored by the Brookhaven Tourism Council

www.thelittleyellowbuilding.com

Thursday, June 17th - Happy Hour
The Alluvian in Greenwood, MS
5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Live Music in the Lobby Lounge:
Mississippi Marshall
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, 6/16
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (& Lucci Spiller Facebook page) w/distancing, masking as appropriate.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Heavy Suga and the SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Thursday, 6/17
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 6/18
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Clarksdale Kings (new, local, young blues band) at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jaxx Nassar at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/19
- 12 noon till - BAM FEST (Birthplace of American Music)! Tickets/info at bamfestms.com. SCHEDULE (subject to change): Noon-1:15pm - Bad Apple Blues Club w/Sean 'Bad' Apple. 1:15-2:45pm - Delta Byrd Cage w/Lucious Spiller. 2:45-4pm - Hooker Grocer w/Terry 'Harmonica' Bean. 4-5:15pm - Red's Lounge w/Frank "Guitar" Rimmer (per Fest website). 5:15-6:30pm - Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front) w/Earnest "Guitar" Roy. 6:30-7:45pm - Delta Blues Alley Cafe (back) w/Jordan Sledge (7pm LiveFromClarksdale.org stream). 7:45-9pm - Delta Amusement Alley w/Iretta & Johnie B Sanders. 9-10:15pm - Bluesberry Cafe w/Big A (also on Bluesberry FB page). 10:15-11:15pm - Crossroads Cultural Arts Center w/Big T. 11:15 till - Delta Blues Alley Cafe (back stage) w/JR Blu (11:15) & The Southern Soul Band (12:15).
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer at Red's Lounge.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 6/20
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Nick Wade in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business FB page).
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Tony Boyd plays courtyard at Hooker Grocer (JLH Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge w/distancing, masking as appropriate.

Monday, 6/21
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Clarksdale Farmers Market w/live music, local produce & more at Collective Seed & Supply.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/22
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena ).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5, Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 8/13-15 - Sunflower River Blues Festival, sunflowerfest.org.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

JUNE 14-19

Bentonia: Bentonia Blues Festival, Blue Front Café, 107 E. Railroad Ave. Juke begins at 6 pm each evening, then all day Saturday. Food and merchandise vendors, RV and tent camping (fees apply), live music. See visityazoo.org/bentonia-blues-festival for lineup and Facebook @bluefrontcafeblues for updates.

Bentonia Blues Festival 2021

June 14-19, 2021
Blue Front Cafe

107 E Railroad Avenue, Bentonia, Mississippi
Juke starts at 6 pm each evening

 

Stay up-to-date with the latest announcements!  “Like” the Bentonia Blues Festival page on Facebook!

The 2021 Bentonia Blues Festival will take place all day Saturday, June 19, at the historic Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi off Highway 49 North. The event will feature food and merchandise vendors, RV, and tent camping (fees apply), live music, and more. The Bentonia Blues Festival is a unique down-home style festival that runs on juke joint time just like the historic and authentic oldest juke joint in daily operation, the Blue Front Cafe… In other words, times and order of performances are bound to change a bit. Relax and have a great time with us as we help to keep the Bentonia blues alive!

Bentonia Blues Festival 2021 Line-up

The 49th-anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival (2021) Line-Up
(Be sure to check Blue Front Cafe page on Facebook for updates.)

A list of artist that will be playing at the Bentonia Blues Festival June 14-19,2021

*Monday June 14th
Opening act for the week
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Arion baby Bell
Others

*Tuesday June 15th
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Red Meat Rhetoric
Others

*Wednesday June 16th
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Jesse Cotton Stone
Mississippi Marshall
McKinney Bluesman Williams

*Thursday June 17th
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Little Joe Ayers
Ryan Lee Crosby
Chris Gill
Ghalia Volt

* Friday June 18th
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Groove Johnson
Nick Wade
19th street Red
Lightnin Malcom
RLBoyce

*Saturday June 19th
Nick Wade
Ryan Lee Crosby
Deak Harp
Lightnin Malcom
RL Boyce
Jimmy Duck Holmes
Roosevelt Roberts
Pleshette Howard

 

About the Bentonia Blues Festival

The Bentonia Blues Festival began in 1972 on a farm just up the road from the world-famous Blue Front Cafe on land owned by the Holmes family. It was a tiny event, with only one D.J. and Walter “Big Daddy” Hood (“500 lbs. of Blues”) performing a capella. The location of the festival was moved into downtown Bentonia, Mississippi in 2006. Since that time, the festival has grown from an attendance of a couple hundred to ten thousand in recent years, prompting the festival to be moved back to the original location on the Holmes farm from time to time. The festival has attracted blues performers and fans from far and wide.

“When I started this festival in 1972, it was to help preserve the Bentonia style of blues, which is unique to this area. I knew then that it would be a great event, but I never knew it would be as big as it is now,” says Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, owner of the Blue Front Cafe and creator of the Bentonia Blues Festival. “The fact that so many people have become aware of this music and want to celebrate it every year with us here in Bentonia really warms my heart. Every year we have people here from a different country or state that’s never been before. The Bentonia blues is still alive, and it’s right here.”

The 2019 Bentonia Blues Festival is scheduled annually for the 3rd Saturday in June with live music starting the Monday before and continuing every evening at the historic Blue Front Cafe. Saturday’s festival is an all-day event some years held back on the Holmes’ Farm at 313 Wilson-Holmes Road, Bentonia, MS.


OXFORD, MS: Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

This June, the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to its original home on the Grove stage on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Summer Sunset Series is a community event made possible through a collaboration of Visit Oxford, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the University of Mississippi  Museum, the Ford Center for Performing Arts, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Each Sunday night in June, starting at 6 pm, locals and visitors alike can bring a blanket or lawn chair and set up their own picnic to listen to live music.

The series will kick off on Sunday, June 6, with musical guest The Soul Tones sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. The Soul Tones is an Oxford-based party band comprised of musicians with decades of experience. Their musical repertoire has influences from New Orleans jazz, Memphis soul, Nashville country, St. Louis rhythm and blues, as well as Muscle Shoals rock and roll.

Sunday, June 13, the series will feature James “Super Chikan” Johnson, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “Super Chikan” is an American blues musician based out of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Sunday, June 20, Blackwater Trio will take the stage sponsored by the University of Mississippi Museum. Blackwater Trio is a three-piece band that delivers American, folk, and rock band music featuring members Seth Stroud, Walt Busby, and Alice Hasen.  

The final performance of Summer Sunset Series will be a live show by Thacker Mountain Radio Show, sponsored by the Ford Center for Performing Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Thacker Mountain Radio is normally performed and recorded live at Off Square Books and has become a beloved Oxford staple.  

For more information, go to visitoxfordms.com.

Blues on The Roof at 1311

1311 Washington St., (Above Cottonwood)

Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

 

Saturdays in June, 6-9p

 

Find more information about the artists and our lineup at:

https://www.facebook.com/vicksburg.blues/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Series presented by the Vicksburg Blues Society.

This project is funded in part by grants through Visit Mississippi and Visit Vicksburg.

 

Contact:

Shirley Waring | Shirley@VicksburgBlues.net
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI's 7-days-a-week calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Clarksdale/Coahoma County is 28% fully vaccinated, so please continue to mask up & social distance when asked or appropriate. Thanks, y'all. Get vaxxed & plan a trip at VisitClarksdale.com.

NEW THIS MONTH: Bad Apple Blues Club has 'live' blues every day (but Sunday) at 3pm.

Wednesday, 6/9
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Zechariah Lloyd Duo at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/10
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and Lucci Spiller FB page.

Friday, 6/11
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - 78-year-old Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.) and Lucci Spiller FB page.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Big A & Allstars Blues Birthday Bash at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Saturday, 6/12
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" & Shy Perry at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 6/13
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Robin Hathaway in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page / LiveFromClarksdale.org; distancing/masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 4pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA (as well as a DJ) in the courtyard at Hooker Grocer (John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 6/14
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/bluesman Mississippi Marshall Hopper, local produce and more in Collective Seed & Supply courtyard.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Ice Man & The Two Dam Blues Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; distancing/masks required.

Tuesday, 6/15
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - John Ford at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 6/19 - BAM Fest (Birthplace of American Music Festival), bamfestms.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
OXFORD, MS: Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

This June, the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to its original home on the Grove stage on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Summer Sunset Series is a community event made possible through a collaboration of Visit Oxford, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the University of Mississippi  Museum, the Ford Center for Performing Arts, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Each Sunday night in June, starting at 6 pm, locals and visitors alike can bring a blanket or lawn chair and set up their own picnic to listen to live music.

The series will kick off on Sunday, June 6, with musical guest The Soul Tones sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. The Soul Tones is an Oxford-based party band comprised of musicians with decades of experience. Their musical repertoire has influences from New Orleans jazz, Memphis soul, Nashville country, St. Louis rhythm and blues, as well as Muscle Shoals rock and roll.

Sunday, June 13, the series will feature James “Super Chikan” Johnson, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “Super Chikan” is an American blues musician based out of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Sunday, June 20, Blackwater Trio will take the stage sponsored by the University of Mississippi Museum. Blackwater Trio is a three-piece band that delivers American, folk, and rock band music featuring members Seth Stroud, Walt Busby, and Alice Hasen.  

The final performance of Summer Sunset Series will be a live show by Thacker Mountain Radio Show, sponsored by the Ford Center for Performing Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Thacker Mountain Radio is normally performed and recorded live at Off Square Books and has become a beloved Oxford staple.  

For more information, go to visitoxfordms.com. 
JUNE 5TH, 2021
B.B. King Museum Expansion Opening Celebration

B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center will open the new addition and exhibits that celebrate the last decade of B.B.’s life. We will also unveil the new Memorial Garden and a life-size bronze of our own King of the Blues.

Expansion & Memorial Garden Ribbon Cutting -- 2 PM

Live Music & Museum Tours -- 3 PM until 6 PM (timeslot registration required)
Tags

Location:
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center - B.B. King grave
400 2nd Street




Blues on The Roof at 1311

1311 Washington St., (Above Cottonwood)

Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

 

Saturdays in June, 6-9p

 

Find more information about the artists and our lineup at:

https://www.facebook.com/vicksburg.blues/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Series presented by the Vicksburg Blues Society.

This project is funded in part by grants through Visit Mississippi and Visit Vicksburg.

 

Contact:

Shirley Waring | Shirley@VicksburgBlues.net MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS
Bluesy/blues-influenced/roots music calendar... https://www.martinsdowntownjxn.com/music

Fri 6/4 - Southern Komfort Brass Band playing New Orleans-style street jazz with a unique Mississippi twist.

Sat 6/5
Saint Boogie Brass Band based out of St Louis, MO, with blends of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Funk

Sat 10/16 - Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers (members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Elliot Smith, & Pussy Galore). CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, has returned to "live" blues performances every single day the Crossroads of American music, location of the Delta Blues Museum and home of over a dozen annual festivals!

CALENDAR UPDATES:
VisitClarksdale.com, www.cathead.biz and LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Tuesday, 6/1

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stone Gas Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 6/2

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Blues Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Jesse Cotton Stone at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/3

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 6/4

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - 78-year-old, guitar-playing/singer Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Phillip ‘Cat’ Carter at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/5

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Big T & The Family at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Duck Hill, MS' bluesman Little Willie Farmer at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - The June Bugs featuring Big A & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 6/6

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mississippi Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 4pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Blackwater Trio (as well as a DJ) in the courtyard at Hooker Grocer (John Lee Hooker Lane).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

Starting MON., JUNE 7th at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown Clarksdale):
- Mon-Sat (every day but Sun), 3pm-6pm - Live blues by Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends!
- Fri & Sat, 7pm-10pm - Nighttime blues bands every weekend.

Monday, 6/7

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market RETURNS! With live music TBA, local produce and more at Collective  Seed & Supply courtyard.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blues Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/8

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 6/9

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Zechariah Lloyd Duo at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/10

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 6/11

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Big A & Allstars BIRTHDAY BASH at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/12

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 6/13

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 4pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA (as well as a DJ) in the courtyard at Hooker Grocer (John Lee Hooker Lane).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

Monday, 6/14

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market with live music TBA, local produce and more at Collective  Seed & Supply courtyard.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/15

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - John  Ford at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 6/16

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

Thursday, 6/17

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

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

Friday, 6/18

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live music at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/19

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Keith Johnson & the Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 6/20

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 4pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA (as well as a DJ) in the courtyard at Hooker Grocer (John Lee Hooker Lane).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

Monday, 6/21

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market with live music TBA, local produce and more at Collective  Seed & Supply courtyard.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/22

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 6/23

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 8pm - PUBLIC - Stan Street at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/24

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Steve & Walt Birthday Bash at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 6/25

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

Saturday, 6/26

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 6/27

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 4pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Live music TBA (as well as a DJ) in the courtyard at Hooker Grocer (John Lee Hooker Lane).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

Monday, 6/28

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 5pm-6:30pm - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market with live music TBA, local produce and more at Collective  Seed & Supply courtyard.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/29

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Reverend Robert at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 6/30

- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

NOTE: Clarksdale is the only town in Mississippi that has 'live' blues shows 7 days week, 365 days a year! Even in 2021. No exceptions. Really. Book lodging today at VisitClarksdale.com.

 

Sunday, 7/25

- 12 noon - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands play front porch at Cat Head store (252 Delta Ave.).

For "VIRTUAL" shows, watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise). All Clarksdale times are CDT.

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop "Mississippi's blues store in Clarksdale since 2002" 252 Delta Avenue STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm, Sat till 5pm, Sun 11-3 (or by appointment; roger@cathead.biz). 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, 10-4pm  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 (masked and following State health rules) driving tour with master guide (and local "character") Chilly Billy Howell in his iconic red Jeep. Details at deltabohemiantours.com.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION":  Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED": View Ted's Reeds festival doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL "STORE": Shop www.jukejointfestival.store today!

4 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2021. WAGB Radio Station, Money Road, Greenwood, Mississippi. Memorial Day Weekend Blues Fest. Narvel Echols, Jeter Jones, Big Yayo, Summer Wolfe, Sassy D, Nathaniel Kimble, James Redd, Lady Trucker, Brandice, Stacy. Gates open 10 am. Host: Marvin Jones. No grills. Tickets: Local outlets. 901-871-2324.​

Saturday, 5/29-31, 2021 - Goat Fest VII www.facebook.com/GOAT-FEST-III-568833646616346/

Fri-Sat, 5/28-29, 2021 - Ground Zero Blues Club 20th anniversary weekend of blues - groundzerobluesclub.com.

The Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
Zechariah Lloyd Tillotson 27 May Thu 6 PM
Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, weekly music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, 5/26
- 5pm-8pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller FB page); distancing, masking.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/27
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Miss Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Fri., 5/28 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Ground Zero Blues Club 20th anniversary (groundzerobluesclub.com)! Tickets at door. 12pm Jesse Cotton Stone, 1pm Lala Craig, 2pm Lightnin' Malcolm, 3pm Bill Perry, 4pm Stan Street, 5pm Keith Johnson, 6pm Lucious Spiller. 8pm: Big A & Allstars w/spec. appearance by Kingfish. 11PM LIVE STREAM via livefromclarksdale.org.
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge w/distancing, masks.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Maness Brothers at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Zechariah Lloyd at Hooker Grocer (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Fridays at Stage w/Blackwater Trio on DBM Stage.

Sat., 5/29 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
- 11am (doors) - PUBLIC (plus some VIRTUAL) - Goat Fest at Hopson Commissary. 12pm Jesse Cotton Stone, 1:30pm Cedric Burnside, 3pm R.L. Boyce, 4pm Lightnin' Malcolm, 5:30pm Eric Deaton Trio, 7pm Jimbo Mathus! Info: facebook.com & livefromclarksdale.org.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Ground Zero Blues Club 20th anniversary (groundzerobluesclub.com)! 12pm Steve Kolbus, 1pm TBA, 2pm Bill Perry, 3pm Lala Craig, 4pm Lucious Spiller, 5pm Mark Massey, 6pm TCB Taylor. 8pm: Sweet Randi Love, Ra'Shad The Blues Kid, TJ Hooker Taylor w/spec appearance by Bobby Rush. 10:30PM LIVE STREAM via livefromclarksdale.org.
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks, distancing.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Mini Harp Shack Fest w/Deak Harp, 19th Street Red, Black Lung Lucy.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer at Red's w/distancing, masking.
- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks, distancing.

Sun., 5/30 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Zecharah Lloyd in Bluesberry Cafe & FB page; distancing, masks.
- 12:30pm -  PUBLIC - Todd Roth at Levon's (232 Sunflower Ave.).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's w/distancing, masking.

Monday, 5/31
- 11am-2pm - PUBLIC - Shop CAT HEAD's Memorial Day hours or at www.cathead.biz.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe & FB page; distancing, masks.

Tuesday, 6/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stone Gas Band at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 6/19 - BAM Fest (Birthplace of American Music), bamfestms.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
The Tin Shed porch at the 100 Men Hall welcomes twice
Grammy-nominated blues master Cedric Burnside on Sunday, May 23rd from
7pm to 10pm for an outdoor evening of BBQ & BLUES. There will be BBQ for
purchase at the concert by Smokin’ Jo’s.


The 100 Men Hall is hosting outdoor concerts until the Hall opens for its second
annual Booker Fest Labor Day weekend (Sep 3-5, 2021). For Cedric Burnside’s
outdoor concert, guests are invited to purchase a table to invite their own
friends/pod to enjoy an evening of world class blues and delicious Mississippi
BBQ. Food for purchase by Smokin’ Jo’s.


Cedric Burnside was born with Blues in his blood as he is the descendant of
Mississippi Hill Country blues royalty, the grandson of famed R.L. Burnside. The
twice Grammy-nominated artist earned his stripes working the drum kit behind
his legendary Grand Father in juke joints, roadhouses and blues festivals across
the country. Touring the world on his own, Cedric's approach to the Blues has a
rumbling style and is a hypnotic musical form of chugging rhythms, stinging
guitar licks, snap neck drum licks and singing that is filled with sharp changes
and raw, cutting rhythms.

General Info:
 Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 7PM to 10PM
 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, BSL, MS
 Ticket Information here:
https://the100menhall.com/collections/tickets/products/cedric-burnside-
returns-to-the-tin-shed 100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS
228-342-5770 / 100menhall.org

Cedric Burnside broke our pandemic malaise when he appeared on the Tin Shed porch for a concert back in November. Cedric has had many firsts here - he was the first concert we had when we re-opened the Hall in 2018 and he was the first concert for the public we did on the Tin Shed porch. And we love him and know you do too. Tickets for the outdoor May 23rd concert are selling like hotcakes so get your table now. Bay Saint Louis Chef Michele Lee will be cooking up scrumptious BBQ and fixings for purchase and the bar, yes the bar, is stocked. We love you CEDRIC and can't wait till you return to the Tin Shed. ‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series announced
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.
HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (March 18, 2021) – A pandemic only means a postponement! Porch Blues is thrilled to
announce a new summer concert series, Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to
Holly Springs for monthly evening concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to
the public at no cost. Gates open at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out
on the lawn around the porch and are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.
The lineup is: May 22 – Kenny Brown; June 19 – Garry Burnside; July 24 – Duwayne Burnside; August 14 – Lady
Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 25 – Lightnin Malcolm.
More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com).
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About Porch Blues
One night over dinner, Holly Springs residents Dave & Pam Zelman and Mike & Lisa McCarter decided it would
be fun to combine their love of old houses with their love of the legendary Hill Country Blues by hosting
concerts...on their porches. They asked some neighbors to join in, asked some local blues musicians to perform
and 72 hours later, they had created a company and a concert series. Hill Country Blues has a worldwide
following...Porch Blues hopes that everyone will take advantage of the chance to see their hometown legends
play, quite literally, in their neighbors’ yards.
For more information on Porch Blues, please visit www.bluesontheporch.com or contact Pam Zelman or Lisa
McCarter (see contact information below).
About Hill Country Blues
Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of
Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a “hill country” blues style characterized by
few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the "groove" or a steady, driving
rhythm. R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough became unlikely heroes of the music world in the 1990s when their
“hill country” style caught on in both blues and alternative rock music circles. They developed a new, younger
following after they appeared in the 1991 documentary Deep Blues and recorded for the Oxford-based Fat
Possum label, and college students and foreign tourists mixed with locals at Kimbrough’s legendary juke joint in
Chulahoma. Both artists toured widely and inspired musicians from Kansas to Norway to emulate their hill country
sounds. Their songs were recorded by artists including the Black Keys and the North Mississippi Allstars, and
remixes of Burnside tracks appeared in films, commercials, and the HBO series The Sopranos. Kimbrough’s and
Burnside’s children, grandchildren and protégés continue the legacy and record for Fat Possum and other labels.
(source: http://www.msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-markers/hill-country-blues) MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS
Bluesy/blues-influenced/roots music calendar... https://www.martinsdowntownjxn.com/music

Fri 5/21 - Subcontra is an instrumental focused jazz-funk group from Oxford, MS formed in 2018.

Sat 5/22 - Music By KOTA,” is influenced by artists of the past like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Hendrix;  mix of blues, rock, and folk.

Fri 6/4 - Southern Komfort Brass Band playing New Orleans-style street jazz with a unique Mississippi twist.

Sat 6/5
Saint Boogie Brass Band based out of St Louis, MO, with blends of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Funk

Sat 10/16 - Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers (members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Elliot Smith, & Pussy Galore).
Welcome to the CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, weekly music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots... and plan your blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks, y'all!

Wednesday, 5/19
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (next to New Roxy at 349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Robin Hathaway at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/20
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee show from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - 78-year-old Australia "Honeybee" Jones at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 5/21
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Fridays at the Stage w/Walt Busby & Gramm Phillips "Beatles Tribute" on Delta Blues Museum Stage.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 5/22
- 3pm-6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing.
- 7pm-10pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller, Iceman at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lightnin' Malcolm at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 5/23
- 9:30am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucious Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing.

Monday, 5/24
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lala Craig in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 5/25
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Big T Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store and plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Clarksdale's Memorial Day Weekend blues at Ground Zero Anniversary & Goat Fest PLUS Red's, Bad Apple, Bluesberry & more.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
The Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
Prime Time 15 May Sat 7 PM
Zechariah Lloyd Tillotson 27 May Thu 6 PM
Sat 5/15 - 9pm
Crawdad's in Merigold, MS
Free admission; info 662 748 2441
Big T... Clapton Tribute... and American Blonde perform.
Thursday, May 13th

Happy Hour

5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Live Music in the Lobby Lounge:
Jesse Cotton Stone
The Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
Brian Jones 13 May Thu 6 PM
Prime Time 15 May Sat 7 PM
Zechariah Lloyd Tillotson 27 May Thu 6 PM

Wednesday, 5/12

- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

Thursday, 5/13

- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller (solo) streams matinee show from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Big A & Allstars at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 5/14

- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Fridays at the Stage (Chamber of Commerce) w/Lucious Spiller Band on Delta Blues Museum Stage.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

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

Saturday, 5/15

- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - 19th Street Red (7pm), Black Lung Lucy (9pm) & Deak w/Quicksand (10:30pm) at Harp Shack (next  to Shorty's Shack across from Shack Up Inn) and Deak's FB page..

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Diedre Ruff Pro Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 5/16

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Robin Hathaway in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

Monday, 5/17

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Doug Brosseau River City All Stars & Lee Williams in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 5/18

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS
Sunday, 5/9 - Garry Burnside (Mother's Day Show), 5pm
MASK UP & SOCIAL DISTANCE...

Saturday, 5/8, 2021 - "Pandemic-ly modified" 15th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (live blues at Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com


MASK UP & SOCIAL DISTANCE...

Saturday, 5/8, 2021 - Crossroads Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest - New downtown event! - www.bamfestms.com

Bobby Rush
Friday, May 07, 2021
Playing at Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education,
Memphis, TN
8:00 PM

North Mississippi Allstars

Levitt Shell @ Memphis, TN

Thu, May 06, 2021

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, most PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up, social distance... and join the fun. Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 5/5
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Craig at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/6
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee show on Lucci Spiller FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 5/7
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Fridays at the Stage w/Loose Bruce & the Deepwater Baptists on Delta Blues Museum Stage.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Big T & Family at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley and Facebook Live).

Saturday, 5/8 - Two festivals plus blues clubs!

- 10am till - PUBLIC and some VIRTUAL - Free! Pandemic-ly modified CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST. (Established in 2006.) 2021 SCHEDULE at clarksdalecaravan.com. Grab your mask, folding chair... and book your hotel rooms, y'all. Three outdoor, socially distanced stages with live music all day lon, PLUS a special live-stream or two via LivefromClarksdale.org!

   CARAVAN FEST MUSIC SCHEDULE:

   CAT HEAD (front porch) - Free!

   10am - Terry "Harmonica" Bean - live-streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org

    11:30am - Lightnin' Malcolm

   1pm - Lucious Spiller

   2:30pm - Sean "Bad" Apple w/"Miss Honeybee" Jones

   BLUESBERRY CAFE (back alley stage) - Free!

   3pm - Mississippi Marshall

   4:30pm - Lala Craig

   6pm - Super Chikan

   BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB (backyard) - Free!

   8pm - Sean "Bad" Apple w/King Artemas & Peggy Sue Hemphill

   9:30pm - Terry "Big T" Williams & Family Band

- 10am (5pm music) - PUBLIC - New event! CROSSROADS BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FEST. #VisitMSresponsibly.  At Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta). 10am BBQ contest; 1pm DJ; 5pm music. Tickets at eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-blues-brews-bbq-festival-tickets-144773039057.

   BBQ FEST MUSIC SCHEDULE:

   Front bar

   1 to 5 Dj Hustleman

   5pm lady trucker

   6.05 Big Tee and his band

   7.20 Terry Harmonica Bean

   Back bar

   8.30 dj hustle man

   9pm lady Iretta and Johnnie B

   10.10 Jordan Sledge and the night cast

   11:20 Southern soul band

   12:30 JR Blu


- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Robert Kimbrough Sr at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 5/9
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Robert Kimbrough Sr in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.

Monday, 5/10
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blue Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 5/11
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store and plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Clarksdale's Memorial Day Weekend blues blowout w/Ground Zero Anniversary, Goat Fest, Red's Old-timers Blues Fest & more.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
CLARKSDALE, MS
"Live" blues performances every single day at the "Crossroads" of American music and home of the Delta Blues Museum.


In addition to new/different/varying music schedules at various other clubs, jukes and restaurants (plus nearly monthly festivals), these venues offer regular weekly music:

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB - every Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat night
RED'S LOUNGE - every Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun night
BLUESBERRY CAFE - every Sun morning (Blues Breakfast) and Mon night
HAMBONE - every Tuesday and  Thursday night
BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB - every Wed/Fri/Sat at 3pm plus some weekend nights; and STARTING JUNE 7TH, live blues every day but Sunday (Mon-Sat 3-6pm; Fri-Sat 7-10pm)!
HOOKER GROCER + EATERY - music Fridays 7pm and Sundays 4pm (often blues)

OTHER 'SOMETIMES' VENUES include Cat Head, Hopson Commissary, Shack Up Inn, Levon's, Stone Pony, New Roxy, Auberge, Delta Blues Museum, Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Travelers/Collective, etc.

FULL MUSIC CALENDAR: https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar
FESTIVALS/LODGING: VisitClarksdale.com
WEEKLY LIVE-STREAMS: LiveFromClarksdale.org
MISSISSIPPI MUSEUMS FOR BLUES FANS...
Most of the Magnolia State's blues music and culture museums are open, but some may be operating at reduced capacity and/or hours for your safety. Masks and social distancing, please. Special cleaning and disinfecting protocols at most places. Healthy visitors only, of course. (And be sure to sign the guestbook for possible contact-tracing purposes.)

GATEWAY TO THE BLUES MUSEUM - Tunica, MS
Visit Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm.
Info at https://tunicatravel.com/things-to-do/the-blues/gateway/

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM - Clarksdale, MS
Visit Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; closed Sun.
Info at deltabluesmuseum.org

BB KING MUSEUM - Indianola, MS
Visit Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm; closed Sun-Wed.
Updates at bbkingmuseum.org

GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI - Cleveland, MS
Visit Thur-Sat 10am-5pm; closed Sun-Wed.
www.grammymuseumms.org

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES MUSEUM - Leland, MS
May still be temporarily closed due to pandemic; contact before visiting.
http://www.highway61blues.com/highway_61_blues_museum.htm

MISSISSIPPI CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
& MUSEUM OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY - Jackson, MS
Tues-Sat 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm; closed Mon.
www.mdah.ms.gov/2MM

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL
"The largest blues museum in the world is always open!"
Over 200 two-sided markers around the state and beyond.
Get the app, or plan your tour now at msbluestrail.org

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, "AUDIO WALKING TOUR"
https://voicemap.me/tour/clarksdale-mississippi/mississippi-delta-why-clarksdale-rocks-the-blues

OTHER MISSISSIPPI BLUES ATTRACTIONS:
visitmississippi.org
visitclarksdale.com Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, most PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up, social distance... and join the fun. Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 4/28
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place. (Also on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 4/29
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee show from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Stone Gas Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 4/30
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Little Willie Farmer of Duck Hill, MS, plays matinee show at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 5/1
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Miss "Honey Bee" Jones (Paul "Wine" Jones' 77-yr-old sister) plays Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- ?pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at TBA venue and via LiveFromClarksdale.org..
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams plays Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 5/2
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking.

Monday, 5/3
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mississippi Marshall by in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 5/4
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Danny Brooks & Lil' Miss Debi at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store and plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Sat., 5/8 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple), clarksdalecaravan.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB is back!
Enjoy great Delta food and an early night of Clarksdale blues,  y'all:

4/28 Wed. live blues TBA, 8pm
4/29 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm
4/30 Fri. Mississippi Marshall, 8pm
5/1 Sat. live blues TBA

Ground Zero Blues Club
P.O. Box 69
0 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-621-9009 (Club)
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Best Blues Clubs.org ranks GZBC the #1 Blues Club in America!
Fodor's Travel Guide ranks Clarksdale, home of GZBC, the #1 Music City that isn't Nashville!
Celebrated Living Magazine(American Airlines) ranks GZBC in the top 3 best LIVE Music Clubs in the world!
100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS
228-342-5770 / 100menhall.org

Where have you been? We barely have been able to announce Chapel Hart is playing on the Tin Shed porch Saturday, April 24th because we are nearly sold out by word of mouth alone. To accommodate the pandemic, our outdoor concerts are sold by table so you sit with your own pod/friends. Our fabulous Chef Chris Hayes will be cooking up some delicious food for purchase and as always, the bar is stocked waiting for you. There are a few tables left but they are going fast. Saturday, April 24 - MS COLISEUM (1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS) - 2021 Soul City Blues Fest with TK Soul, Sir Charles, Omar Cunningham, MS Jody, Jay Morris Group, Isaac Lindsey. Hosted by Nardo Backtastic. Doors 6pm, music 7pm. Info/reservations: 678-322-8098. Ticketmaster.com. 100 Men Hall
303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS
228-342-5770 / 100menhall.org

Dr. James Inabinet has been the artist in residence at the Tin Shed. While most of us are caught in the world of getting and spending, James has been thinking and feeling about how humans interact with their environment. We are delighted to have him share his work with the public on Friday, April 23. A special thank you to the Mississippi Humanities Council for funding this event with a grant. Cottonwood Public House
1311 Washington Street - Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Fri April 23 - Denise Owen &  Stevie J.
Sat April 24 - Will Wesley & Philip Chandler
Sat May 1 - Bill Abel
Fri May 7 - Robin Hathaway
Sat May 8 - Watermelon Slim
Fri May 14 - Ghalia Volt
Sat May 15 - LaLa Craig
Fri May 28 - Johnny Riley
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB is back!
Enjoy great Delta food and an early night of Clarksdale blues,  y'all:

4/21 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
4/22 Thur. live blues TBA, 8pm
4/23 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
4/24 Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm

4/28 Wed. live blues TBA, 8pm
4/29 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm
4/30 Fri. Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
P.O. Box 69
0 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-621-9009 (Club)
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Best Blues Clubs.org ranks GZBC the #1 Blues Club in America!
Fodor's Travel Guide ranks Clarksdale, home of GZBC, the #1 Music City that isn't Nashville!
Celebrated Living Magazine(American Airlines) ranks GZBC in the top 3 best LIVE Music Clubs in the world!
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, most PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up and social distance. Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 4/21
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams on Lucci Spiller Facebook page (and possibly publicly at TBA location).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 4/22
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 4/23
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & social distancing.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Jaxx Nassar at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 4/24
- 3pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple matinee show at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & social distancing.
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill Abel at Shack Up Inn and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Live blues TBA at Red's Lounge w/limited seating, social distancing, masking.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 4/25
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall streams on Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business Facebook page).

Monday, 4/26
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/live blues TBA by in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks.

Tuesday, 4/27
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more via jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 5/8 - pandemic-ly modified Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest, clarksdalecaravan.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Cottonwood Public House
1311 Washington Street - Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Fri April 16 - Doug BrouSseau & Sam Hogan
Fri April 23 - Denise Owen &  Stevie J.
Sat April 24 - Will Wesley & Philip Chandler
Sat May 1 - Bill Abel
Fri May 7 - Robin Hathaway
Sat May 8 - Watermelon Slim
Fri May 14 - Ghalia Volt
Sat May 15 - LaLa Craig
Fri May 28 - Johnny Riley

GOT MASK?
Willing to help keep others safe? Then... a smaller, smarter JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL 2021 is "on"!

Your favorite festival returns to your second home — Clarksdale, Mississippi — the long weekend of April 15-18 in 2021 (with main events that Saturday the 17th). BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.

If y'all are willing to properly mask up (indoors and out, even between bites and sips), socially-distance at all times, hand sanitize often, go through an occasional temperature check and agree to stay home if you're sick... then plan now to attend this year's smaller, socially-distanced, more outdoors, limited indoor capacity, PANDEMIC-LY MODIFIED Juke Joint Festival.

TOO MANY RULES FOR YOU? Then, please wait till 2022 (weekend of 4/23/22) to attend our nonprofit event. Our musicians, volunteers, businesses and community truly appreciate your thinking of us. Thanks. Y'all rock!

MORE DETAILS COMING
on or around March 15th at jukejointfestival.com.

THE ALLUVIAN
GREENWOOD, MISS.
Thursday, April 15th
Join us for

Happy Hour

 
5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Live Music in the Lobby Lounge:
Johnie B. and Queen Iretta Sanders
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB is back!
Enjoy great Delta food and an early night of Clarksdale blues,  y'all:

4/14 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
4/15 Thur. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
4/16 Fri. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
4/17 Sat. - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Derek St Holmes 7pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 8:30pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required -John Horton Blues Band 10pm

4/21 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
4/22 Thur. TBA, 8pm
4/23 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
4/24 Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm

4/28 Wed. TBA, 8pm
4/29 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm
4/30 Fri. Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
P.O. Box 69
0 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-621-9009 (Club)
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Best Blues Clubs.org ranks GZBC the #1 Blues Club in America!
Fodor's Travel Guide ranks Clarksdale, home of GZBC, the #1 Music City that isn't Nashville!
Celebrated Living Magazine(American Airlines) ranks GZBC in the top 3 best LIVE Music Clubs in the world!
MERIGOLD: Crawdads with blueswoman Ghalia Volt Sunday, 4/11 - Foxfire w/Malcolm - Open air, outside, social distancing, etc. 5pm.
JACKSON,  MS
4/9 - Martin's with blueswoman Ghalia Volt
Cottonwood Public House
1311 Washington Street - Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Fri April 9 - Mississippi Marshall
Fri April 16 - Doug BrouSseau & Sam Hogan
Fri April 23 - Denise Owen &  Stevie J.
Sat April 24 - Will Wesley & Philip Chandler
Sat May 1 - Bill Abel
Fri May 7 - Robin Hathaway
Sat May 8 - Watermelon Slim
Fri May 14 - Ghalia Volt
Sat May 15 - LaLa Craig
Fri May 28 - Johnny Riley April 8-16 - MERIDIAN, MS - 68th annual Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival - "America's Longest-Running Music Festival" w/Jesse Cotton Stone, Lightnin' Malcolm  and Robert Kimbrough plus rock music, country, etc. https://www.jimmierodgers.com/festival-2021
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB is back!
Enjoy great Delta food and an early night of Clarksdale blues,  y'all:

4/7 Wed. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 7pm
4/8 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 7pm
4/9 Fri. Bill Abel, 7pm
4/10 Sat. Keith Johnson, 7pm

4/14 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
4/15 Thur. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
4/16 Fri. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
4/17 Sat. - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Derek St Holmes 7pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 8:30pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required -John Horton Blues Band 10pm

4/21 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
4/22 Thur. TBA, 8pm
4/23 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
4/24 Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm

4/28 Wed. TBA, 8pm
4/29 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm
4/30 Fri. Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
P.O. Box 69
0 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-621-9009 (Club)
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Best Blues Clubs.org ranks GZBC the #1 Blues Club in America!
Fodor's Travel Guide ranks Clarksdale, home of GZBC, the #1 Music City that isn't Nashville!
Celebrated Living Magazine(American Airlines) ranks GZBC in the top 3 best LIVE Music Clubs in the world!
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, most PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up, social distance... and join the fun. Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 4/7
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (new club in old Club 2000 location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 4/8
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Stone Gas Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 4/9
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 location on Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 4/10
- 1pm - PUBLIC - Lady Australia 1pm-3pm at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim 6pm-9:30pm at Bad Apple Blues Club (Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Keith Johnson at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 4/11
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent w/guest (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 4/12
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Dead End Trio in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 4/13
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Reverend Robert at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more in Web Store Shop at jukejointfestival.com.

WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW: Mask up for pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Events, 4/15-18, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Cottonwood Public House
1311 Washington Street - Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi:

Sat April 3 - Bill “Howl-n-Madd” & Shy Perry
Fri April 9 - Mississippi Marshall
Fri April 16 - Doug BrouSseau & Sam Hogan
Fri April 23 - Denise Owen &  Stevie J.
Sat April 24 - Will Wesley & Philip Chandler
Sat May 1 - Bill Abel
Fri May 7 - Robin Hathaway
Sat May 8 - Watermelon Slim
Fri May 14 - Ghalia Volt
Sat May 15 - LaLa Craig
Fri May 28 - Johnny Riley CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI has returned to 7 days a week of live blues (mostly early evening) as of late March 2021, so mask up and social distance for the real-deal at The Crossroads.

CALENDARS/TOURIST INFO:
- www.cathead.biz
- www.livefromclarksdale.org
- www.jukejointfestival.com
- www.groundzerobluesclub.com
- www.msbluestrail.org
- www.visitclarksdale.com
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB is back!
Enjoy great Delta food and an early night of Clarksdale blues,  y'all:

4/1 Thur. Lala Element 88, 7pm
4/2 Fri. Big T and the Family, 7pm
4/3 Sat. Big A and the Allstars, 7pm

4/7 Wed. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 7pm
4/8 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 7pm
4/9 Fri. Bill Abel, 7pm
4/10 Sat. Keith Johnson, 7pm

4/14 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
4/15 Thur. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
4/16 Fri. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
4/17 Sat. - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Derek St Holmes 7pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 8:30pm
               - Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required -John Horton Blues Band 10pm

4/21 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
4/22 Thur. TBA, 8pm
4/23 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
4/24 Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm

4/28 Wed. TBA, 8pm
4/29 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm
4/30 Fri. Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
P.O. Box 69
0 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-621-9009 (Club)
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Best Blues Clubs.org ranks GZBC the #1 Blues Club in America!
Fodor's Travel Guide ranks Clarksdale, home of GZBC, the #1 Music City that isn't Nashville!
Celebrated Living Magazine(American Airlines) ranks GZBC in the top 3 best LIVE Music Clubs in the world!
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — VIRTUAL and PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up & social distance... Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 3/31
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing, please.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 4/1
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street, Lala Craig & the April Fools at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Lala Element 88 at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 4/2 - Happy [number redacted!] birthday to Cat Head's sister, Karen.
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands band in the Shack Up Inn Courtyard.
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt plays Auberge Hostel (old Madidi bar) and online.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club; masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - The Mojo Hands at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Big T & the Family at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 4/3
- 2pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands on Cat Head front porch (masks, social distancing, etc.).
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club; masks between sips & social distancing.
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt in Shack Up Inn courtyard and online.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Big A & the Allstars at reopened Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 4/4
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary's business FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Ghalia Volt at Auberge Hostel (old Madidi Bar).

Monday, 4/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/The Mojo Hands in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 4/6
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

All Clarksdale times are Central.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more in Web Store Shop at jukejointfestival.com.

WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW: Mask up for pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Events, 4/15-18, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

The B.B. King Ambassadors are hosting a city Easter “Guitar” Hunt starting March 29th. This is a FREE event for children in Kindergarten through 6th grades.

The ambassadors have created clues to find some of the “Harmony Guitars” located in the town of Indianola. Children are asked to pick up a clue sheet from the B.B. King Museum to participate. Participants must solve the clues where the Harmony Guitars are located and write answers on their clue sheet. Once clue sheet is completed, parents may bring child/children to the museum on April 1, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. to receive a treat bag. 

Clue Sheets may also be printed from the museum’s website at https://bbkingmuseum.org/virtual-egg-hunt/
Fri 3/26 - Blue Front Cafe (outdoors, socially distanced, etc.) - Lightnin'  Malcolm's Post-Grammy Party for Duck Holmes, 6pm. CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - Live blues every day!
Calendar updates at: https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar
Visitor info at: VisitClarksdale.com
Live streams via: LiveFromClarksdale.org

Monday, 3/22

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lala Craig at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.

Tuesday, 3/23

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 3/24

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  3/25

- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 3/26

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

Saturday, 3/27

- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp at outdoor Harp Shack Stage; bring lawn chairs (near Shack Up Inn).

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 3/28

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucious Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

- 4pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus on Frank & Sarah's front porch (near Shack Up Inn).

Monday, 3/29

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Jaxx Nassar by in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 3/30

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ray Cashman at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 3/31

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 4/1

- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street, Lala Craig & the April Fools at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 4/2 - Happy [number redacted] birthday to Cat Head's sister, Karen!

- 2pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands band on Cat Head front porch (masks, social distancing, etc.).

- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - The Mojo Hands band in the Shack Up Inn Courtyard.

- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live music TBA plays Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

Saturday, 4/3

- ?pm - VIRTUAL - Live music TBA via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 4/4

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

Monday, 4/5

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/live blues TBA by in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 4/6

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 4/7

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (awesome new club in old Club 2000 juke joint location on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thurs-Sun, 4/15-18 - JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & Related Events... Mask up, and read on below

GOT MASK? THEN, JUKE JOINT FEST '21 IS "ON"!

Your favorite festival returns to your second home — Clarksdale, Mississippi — the long weekend of April 15-18 in 2021. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. If y'all are willing to properly mask up (indoors and out, even between bites and sips), socially-distance at all times, hand sanitize often, go through an occasional temperature check and agree to stay home if you're sick... then plan now to attend this year's smaller, socially-distanced, more outdoors, limited indoor capacity, pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival. TOO MANY RULES FOR YOU? Then, please wait till 2022 (April 23rd weekend) to attend our nonprofit event. Our musicians, volunteers, businesses and community truly appreciate your thinking of us. Thanks... y'all rock! Lineup, wristbands and more at jukejointfestival.com.

For "VIRTUAL" shows, watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise). All Clarksdale times are CDT.

Plus... SMALL, "LIVE" MUSIC EXPERIENCE BY APPOINTMENT! Bad Apple Blues Club owner/musician Sean "Bad" Apple is happy to open up his little juke joint for 1 to 6 healthy people with advance notice. Yup... you'll need to maintain social distancing, wear a mask when not drinking, wash/sanitize your hans, etc. Call or drop by Cat Head to arrange (662-624-5992, roger@cathead.biz, 252 Delta Ave., Clarksdale). Club website at BadAppleBluesClub.com.

 

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop "Mississippi's blues store in Clarksdale since 2002" 252 Delta Avenue STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm AND Sat till 5pm (or by appointment; roger@cathead.biz). 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, 10-3  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 (masked and following State health rules) driving tour with master guide (and local "character") Chilly Billy Howell in his iconic red Jeep. Details at deltabohemiantours.com.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION":  Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED": View Ted's Reeds festival doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

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.

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

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.


Molly's in Grenada, MS - March 20th - "Rimmer Renditions" show with bluesman Frank Guitar Rimmer. Saturday, 4/20 - Tupelo, MS - Link Centre - Sam Mosley, Duwayne Burnside and Libby Rae Watson. "Covid protocols!" link-centre.org IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS
March:

Andrew Pates 19 Mar Fri 7 PM Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — VIRTUAL and/or PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up & social distance. Thanks, y'all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 3/17
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 juke on Issaquena Ave., downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 3/18
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 3/19
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 juke on Issaquena, downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jaxx Nassar plays Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and FB page.

Saturday, 3/20
- 5pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel plays the Shack Up Inn Courtyard; new "back door bar" opens 4pm.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - RL Boyce & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 juke on Issaquena, downtown); masks between sips & social distancing.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Trio at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB page.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 3/21
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Capt Dirk at Bluesberry Cafe  and FB page; outdoors if  possible, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 3/22
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lala Craig at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 3/23
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB page.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more in Web Store Shop at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: 4/15-18 - pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Right to Write: Music's Journey to Freedom

FREE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
 
MARCH 9, 2020 - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
MARCH 13, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Nissan Foundation are offering a FREE online Professional Development Workshop for educators in grades 4-12 entitled Right to Write, Music's Journey to Freedom: Using My Pencil to Peacefully Protest. Students will learn the power of writing music as a means of activism to create positive social change through the study of music in the Civil Rights Movement. This program offers 0.5 CEU Credits through Delta State University.

https://grammymuseumms.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/right-to-write-musics-journey-to-freedom-2?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_12_02_COMING_UP) IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS
March:

Bluesman Kenny Williams 11 Mar Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 12 Mar Fri 7 PM
Andrew Pates 19 Mar Fri 7 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — VIRTUAL and/or PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: "Leave the [mask on], take the cannoli." Oh, and social distance, y'all. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 3/10
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 3/11
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 3/12
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Black Lung Lucy at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and on their FB page.

Saturday, 3/13
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller & Derek Kemp, live in-person at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and online on Lucci Spiller FB page; limited attendance, social distancing, masks required.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 3/14
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA at Bluesberry Cafe; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 3/15
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Jesse Cotton Stone at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited attendance, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 3/16
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB page.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more in Web Store Shop at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: 4/15-18 - pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Right to Write: Music's Journey to Freedom

FREE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
 
MARCH 9, 2020 - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
MARCH 13, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Nissan Foundation are offering a FREE online Professional Development Workshop for educators in grades 4-12 entitled Right to Write, Music's Journey to Freedom: Using My Pencil to Peacefully Protest. Students will learn the power of writing music as a means of activism to create positive social change through the study of music in the Civil Rights Movement. This program offers 0.5 CEU Credits through Delta State University.

https://grammymuseumms.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/right-to-write-musics-journey-to-freedom-2?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_12_02_COMING_UP) IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS
March:

Brian Jones 4 Mar Thu 6 PM
Johnie B. Sanders Blues Band Revue featuring Ms.Iretta 5 Mar Fri 7 PM
Greg Pippen and The Smooth Funk Band 6 Mar Sat 7 PM
Bluesman Kenny Williams 11 Mar Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 12 Mar Fri 7 PM
Andrew Pates 19 Mar Fri 7 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — VIRTUAL and/or PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. For real. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 3/3
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  3/4
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

Friday, 3/5
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Big T" Williams w/special guest Miss Gladys at Red's Lounge (and via LiveFromClarksdale.org); limited seating (1-hour show; $10 cover; 15 people max); hand sanitizing at door, social distancing at all times, properly-worn face masks required to enter and between sips—seriously; Red thanks y'all!
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jesse Cotton Stone at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

Saturday, 3/6
- 12 noon - VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Houndog Mules food truck near Hooker Grocer (and via LiveFromClarksdale.org).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 3/7
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live on Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 3/8
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Captain Dirk at Bluesberry Cafe; limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 3/9
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: JJF shirts, handbags, quilts and more in Web Store Shop at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: 4/15-18 - pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz


B.B. King Museum’s Tune in to Black History Month Series

Enjoy VIRTUAL STORIES during the month of February featuring African American women who have shaped their communities. All shows are free and open to the public.

Click https://bbkingmuseum.org/womenleaders/ to watch:

February 25

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY B.B. King Museum AllStars

 

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Help us put on live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 2/24
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  2/25
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 2/26
- 12 noon - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Terry "Big T" Williams performs, plus he and Brenda Luckett celebrate the launch of Visit Clarksdale Tourism's new African American Heritage Map via sharedexperiencesusa.com/blackhistory.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

Saturday, 2/27
- 5pm - VIRTUAL - Shy & Bill "Howl-n-Madd" Perry perform online on Live From Clarksdale's FB page.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 2/28
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/TBA at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 3/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Jesse Cotton Stone at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.

Tuesday, 3/2
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jesse Cotton Stone at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: Shop or make donations online at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: April 15-18 - pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Fest & Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

B.B. King Museum’s Tune in to Black History Month Series

Enjoy VIRTUAL STORIES during the month of February featuring African American women who have shaped their communities. All shows are free and open to the public.

Click https://bbkingmuseum.org/womenleaders/ to watch:

February 18

FUTURE — Featuring Miss Khadijah Ransom, Miss Jimesia Clark, and Miss Yasmin Brown

February 25

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY B.B. King Museum AllStars

 

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Help us put on live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 2/17
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  2/18
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page)
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 2/19
- ?pm - VIRTUAL - Live music TBA via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Saturday, 2/20
- 12 noon - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod plays, and Johnny Newson on the site of Dr. Aaron Henry's Drugstore (MLK Dr & Yazoo Ave) discusses Business as part of sharedexperiencesusa.com/blackhistory Black History Month celebration.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 2/21
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest Curt Chambers (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

Monday, 2/22
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.

Tuesday, 2/23
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues by TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: Shop or make donations online at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: April 15-18 - pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Fest & Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

B.B. King Museum’s Tune in to Black History Month Series

Enjoy VIRTUAL STORIES during the month of February featuring African American women who have shaped their communities. All shows are free and open to the public.

Click https://bbkingmuseum.org/womenleaders/ to watch:

February 11

PRESENT — Featuring Dr. Ora Starks and Dr. Gloria McIntosh

February 18

FUTURE — Featuring Miss Khadijah Ransom, Miss Jimesia Clark, and Miss Yasmin Brown

February 25

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY B.B. King Museum AllStars

 

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Help us put on live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 2/10
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from Lucci Spiller Facebook page.

Thursday,  2/11
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from  Lucci Spiller FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd).

Friday, 2/12
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - JH Sitton streams from Honey Hill via facebook.com/LiveFromClarksdale.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jax Nassar at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near blues museum).

Saturday, 2/13
- 12 noon - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays, and Dr. Jimmy Wiley & Aallyah Wright discuss Civil Rights on site of Dr. Aaron Henry's Drugstore (MLK Dr & Yazoo Ave); sharedexperiencesusa.com/blackhistory Black History Month celebration.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from  Lucci Spiller FB page.

Sunday, 2/14
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry FB page); social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live from Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 2/15
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Captain Dirk at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry FB page); social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 2/16
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery for Fat Tuesday (111 E. 2nd).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Coahoma County Higher Ed Center & National Book Foundation presents authors in conversation re: Southern literature and Black writers redefining stereotypes of the South. RSVP @ nationalbook.org/events/nbf-presents-secrets-of-the-south.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: Shop or make donations online at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: April 15-18 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

B.B. King Museum’s Tune in to Black History Month Series

Enjoy VIRTUAL STORIES during the month of February featuring African American women who have shaped their communities. All shows are free and open to the public.

Click https://bbkingmuseum.org/womenleaders/ to watch:

February 4  

PAST — Featuring Minnie Cox and Fannie Lou Hamer

February 11

PRESENT — Featuring Dr. Ora Starks and Dr. Gloria McIntosh

February 18

FUTURE — Featuring Miss Khadijah Ransom, Miss Jimesia Clark, and Miss Yasmin Brown

February 25

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY B.B. King Museum AllStars

 

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Help us put on live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 2/3
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 10pm - VIRTUAL - Late night w/Lucious Spiller! Streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  2/4
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 2/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Walt & Seth at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.

Saturday, 2/6
- 7pm-8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean celebrates Black History Month w/LiveFromClarksdale.org at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower); limited seating (1-hour show; $10 cover; 15 people max); hand sanitizing at door, social distancing at all times, properly-worn face masks required to enter and between sips—seriously.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 2/7
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe; limited seating, distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live on Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & Curt Chambers (on Gary's business FB pg).

Monday, 2/8
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lala Craig at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.

Tuesday, 2/9
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   *  * 

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

JUKE JOINT FEST STORE: Shop or make donations online at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN TO MASK UP: April 15-18 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
INDIANOLA, MS
BB King Museum
Computer lab... https://bbkingmuseum.org/computer-lab-available/

Hours: 4:15 until 6:15 PM

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center now features a handicap-accessible, ten-station computer lab to provide students with internet access, Microsoft software, and a printing area. The lab was constructed with grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

The following lab policies have been established to serve the interests of our students and to provide an environment most conducive to academic endeavors:

The Lab is FREE to current 1st through 12th grade students of Indianola, Sunflower County and surrounding Delta communities.

The Lab will be staffed with two certified teachers and a certified counselor who will offer a place for students to study and use these tools in a safe environment. 

The Lab will adhere to CDC guidelines. A mask MUST be worn when entering the computer lab and for remainder of the visit.

The lab has been designated a Quiet Area devoted to academic pursuits. Anyone creating a disturbance will be asked to leave. Cell phones must be silenced before entering the lab.

Please do not leave personal items unattended. The Museum staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not bring food or drinks into the lab.



YES! The 11th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival is "on" for January 29-31, 2021!

Watch for details at www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com... but expect a curated collection of Blues and Mississippi-connected films and more... plus "live" music performances and special workshops/panel discussions.

2021 PANDEMIC EDITION:
- Saturday DAYTIME INDOOR venue will be The Bank at E 2nd & Yazoo, downtown. If you're healthy, then wash up, mask up and plan to attend. We'll check temps at the door, socially distance the seating, keep surfaces clean, etc., in the large, spacious, well-ventilated The Bank venue.
- Friday and Saturday NIGHTTIME  OUTDOOR "venue" will be a special pop-up drive-in theater in a large parking lot downtown. If you're healthy and don't mind staying in your closed car, then plan to attend.
- Friday afternoon and Sunday will feature "live" music performances — with details to come.


TICKETING: Info coming soon to website.

Plan now, watch our website, and email roger@cathead.biz with questions.

Frankie Finds the Blues Virtual Program

By: |Published on: Jan 29, 2021|Categories: Events for All Ages|

Date/Time  Date(s) - Friday, January 29, 2021 - Sunday, February 28, 2021  All Day

Location Bolden/Moore Library  Click here for video program

Categories Events for All Ages

On Friday, January 29th, the Bolden Moore Library will have a special virtual program dedicated to the book Frankie Finds the Blues by Joel Harper. This is a program produced in support from the Central Mississippi Blues Society.When Frankie’s grandmother invites him to a blues concert, he’s hesitant at first because he loves hip hop! But he can’t resist his beloved grandmother’s invitation. Little does he know, that night ignites his passion for learning to play the blues. Along the way, an afternoon in the park opens a door for Frankie that proves to be life-changing. He not only learns to play guitar, but he also discovers the roots of the blues and its profound influence on popular music.In the video, Abdul Rasheed, blues artist, Jackson resident and member of the Central Mississippi Blues Society, Inc., reads the book as illustrations from the pages, created by Gary Kelley, are shown.For more information, please contact the R.G. Bolden/Anna-Bell Moore Library at 601-922-6076

DISCLAIMER: The video is wholly produced by the Central Mississippi Blues Society, Inc. and is shared with permission of CMBS. JHLS claims no ownership of its content.

Video coming soon!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Properly mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday, 1/27
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  1/28
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB pg).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Fri-Sun, 1/29-31
- See clarksdalefilmfestival.com for pandemic-ly modified 11th CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL schedule and pre-sale tickets!

Friday, 1/29
- 2pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays CAT HEAD blues store (shop 11-4) at 252 Delta Ave. (& Lucci Spiller FB pg); outdoors if weather permits; limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.
- 3pm - VIRTUAL - Film Festival Live Music & Film Workshop w/Ted Reed, Colleen Buyers & David Rodwin via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 4pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays at his Bad Apple Blues Club; limited attendance, masks, etc.
- 5pm parking/6pm film - PUBLIC - Film Festival DRIVE-IN THEATER w/Finding Nemo movie by Disney/Pixar (3rd & Issaquena Ave., downtown); ticket info/rules at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - John Ford at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

Saturday, 1/30
- 10:30am opening/11am-6pm films - PUBLIC - Film Festival INDOOR movie screenings at The Bank (enter door at 121 E 2nd St.); Temp checks/sanitizing required at door; properly-worn (nose/mouth) face masks required at all times indoors; free paper masks available; cleaning/compliance crew on hand. Tix/info: clarksdalefilmfestival.com.
- 11:30am/2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Film Festival Free Panel Discussions: 11:30am "Clarksdale Festivals in the Age of Covid" & 2:30pm "Blues Music in the Age of Covid" via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 5pm parking/6pm film - PUBLIC - Film Festival DRIVE-IN THEATER w/Blues Trail Revisited movie by Ted Reed (3rd & Issaquena); tickets/info at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB pg).
- 9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Blues Trio via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 1/31
- 10am/noon/2pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lala; then, Deak Harp (noon) & Watermelon Slim (2pm) at Bluesberry Cafe (& FB pg); limited seating, masks, social distancing required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall streams from Marshall's FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary's business FB page).
- 4pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays Bad Apple Blues Club; limited attendance, masks, etc.

Monday, 2/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Robin Hathaway at Bluesberry Cafe (& FB pg); limited seating, masks, social distancing required.
Tuesday, 2/2
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - John Ford at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FEST STORE during film fest and online at jukejointfestival.com.

PLAN NOW: This April 15-18, mask up for a pandemic-ly modified Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, jukejointfestival.com!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO
Hosted by Jim Dees and the Yalobushwhackers
2021 Season Premiere!
Bobby Rush and Nikki Giovanni!
With songwriter Xanthe Alexis
Saturday
Jan. 23

Mississippi Public Broadcasting
MPB
7 pm (CT)
Listen online

Alabama Public Radio
APR
9 pm (CT)
Listen online

WUTC
Chattanooga Public Radio
3 pm (ET)
Listen online

Fridays

WYXR
Memphis Community Radio
9 am (CT)
Listen online


Thursdays

WUMS
University of Mississippi Radio
6 pm (CT)
Listen online

    
    
    
Nikki Giovanni
Author of of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Her latest book is, Make Me Rain. Don't miss our warm interview with Giovanni as she recounts her love of quilts, blues music, and "benches" - her word for loved ones. Plus she reads from her book! Learn more.
    
    
Bobby Rush
At age 86, with countless albums, accolades (a 2017 Grammy) and even a bout with Covid under his belt, Bobby Rush is still rockin'. His latest album, Rawer Than Raw, is a tribute to the old blues masters. Don't miss our interview and tunes from the album! Learn more.
    
    
Xanthe Alexis
Latest single is Compass, a sneak peek off her forthcoming album, The Offering, scheduled for release this summer. Alexis has relocated to Colorado Springs and uses the mountain vibe to inform her sound.
Learn more.
Welcome to our Chattanooga and Memphis listeners!
    
    

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has more listeners than ever!

The show is now heard on WUTC - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Saturdays at 3 pm (ET) and on WYXR, community radio in Memphis, Fridays at 9 am (CT).
   
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can be heard every Saturday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (7 pm) and Alabama Public Radio (9 pm). The show is also heard in Oxford every Thursday at 6 pm on WUMS – University of Mississippi (92.1 FM). Welcome to all our listeners!

More information about our schedule, guest artists, authors and how to contact us here.
    
Saturday, 7 pm Central
Click here to listen online at airtime.
            
Saturday, 9 pm Central
Click here to listen online at airtime.
    
    
Saturday, 3 pm Eastern
Click here to listen online at airtime.
            
Friday, 9 am Central
Click here to listen online at airtime.
    
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Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows; Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 1/20
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  1/21
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer + Eatery present Deep Fried Blues w/Terry "Big T" Williams & Johnny Cass; intro by Morgan Freeman. Watch on GZBC Facebook page.

Friday, 1/22
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Sarah Levingston & Lee Williams at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

Saturday, 1/23
- ?pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues stream TBA via LiveFromClarksdale.org
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 1/24
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and friends (on Gary Vincent's business FB page).

Monday, 1/25
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Lucious Spiller at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited attendance, hand sanitizing, social distancing, properly-worn face masks required.

Tuesday, 1/26
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Fri-Sun, 1/29-31 - Pandemic-ly modified Clarksdale Film & Music Festival w/pop-up drive-in and more; schedule and health & safety info at clarksdalefilmfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 1/13
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  1/14
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 1/15
- 4pm - VIRTUAL - Sean "Bad" Apple streams from his Bad Apple Blues Club via Live From Clarksdale Facebook page.

Saturday, 1/16
- 7pm-8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Big T" Williams at Red's Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.) and via LiveFromClarksdale.org; limited seating ($10/ea cover; 15 people max), hand-sanitizing at door, 6' social distancing at all times and properly-worn face masks required; no exceptions.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 1/17
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & friends (on Gary's business FB page).

Monday, 1/18
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Robin Hathaway at Bluesberry Cafe or backyard bar if weather cooperates (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 1/19
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 -  ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com w/pop-up drive-in theater and more!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

Special Blue Monday Show (Virtual) on Facebook Monday, Jan. 11, 7:30 PM Central

Join the Central Mississippi Blues Society on Monday January 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm on the CMBS Facebook page as we present a special Blue Monday show/interview with Jock Webb Sr. - sponsored by South Arts in conjunction with the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Jock is a Blues harmonica musician from Birmingham, Al who attends Blue Monday in Jackson, MS on a regular basis. He is also a blues historian who has been inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame and is a favorite of our Blue Monday crowd. Watch the show as he plays with the Blue Monday Band and is interviewed by CMBS President Malcolm Shepherd.

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Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 1/6
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy plays at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 1/7
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 1/8
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - J.H. Sitton streams live from Honey Hill B&B on J.H. Sitton's FB page.

Saturday, 1/9
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jaxx Nassar & Walt Busby in-person behind Levon's Bar & Grill, underneath the lights between Sunflower & Delta Ave. (and on Jaxx's FB page).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 1/10
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and friends (on Gary Vincent's business FB page).

Monday, 1/11
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 1/12
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Steve Kolbus Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 -  ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com w/pop-up drive-in theater and more!

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Mask up and enjoy a socially-distanced New Year's Eve, y'all...
NEW YEAR'S EVE IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI!
Thurs., 12/31 - Bad Apple Blues Club (Clarksdale, MS) - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends, 7pm
Thurs., 12/31 - Hambone Gallery (Clarksdale, MS) - Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm.
Thurs., 12/31 - New Year's Eve celebration at Auberge Hostel in old Madidi bar (Clarksdale, MS). MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS:
Thurs., 12/31 - NYE w/Jarekus Singleton Band
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Sanitize. Mask up properly (humans have noses as well as mouths, y'all!). Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/30
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE!
- 3PM - Cat Head (252 Delta Ave.) - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Front porch blues by Lucious Spiller (weather permitting; properly-worn masks required/social distancing), or watch/tip online indoors at on Lucci Spiller FB page — 3pm here and 10pm in Europe for our blues friends there!
- 4PM - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required, 4pm.
- 6PM - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp streams from Shorty's Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page), 6pm.
- 6 & 8PM - PUBLIC - Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near blues museum) - Special NYE menu/reservations/entertainment.
- 8PM - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hambone Gallery - Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm.
- 8PM - PUBLIC - New Year's Eve Party at Auberge Hostel - (old Madidi bar, E 2nd & Delta) - Drinks & karaoke.

Friday, 1/1
- 2pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mask up  for Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Preston Rumbaugh at Hopson Commissary, or stream via LiveFromClarksdale.org. Plus, Rose Bowl on TV after at 3pm.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).

Saturday, 1/2
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Shared Experiences presents "Beans, Bagels & Blues Experience" w/Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Meraki (Sunflower & 3rd) plus streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 1/3
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

Monday, 1/4
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 1/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm including New Year's Eve; closed New Year's Day; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Pandemic-ly safer edition of Clarksdale Film & Music Festival; info added weekly at ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS:
Sat., 12/26 - Bobby Peoples & Friends
Thurs., 12/31 - NYE w/Jarekus Singleton Band
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/23
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  12/24
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Lala Craig & Robin Hathaway lead a Hopeless Case Christmas Eve Jam at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 12/25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL!
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Christmas "live" w/Santa Lucious Spiller from North Pole (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Saturday, 12/26
- ?pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Big T" Williams plays at public venue TBA (see LiveFromClarksdale.org).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 12/27
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/guest at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

Monday, 12/28
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/29
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Wed, 11am-4pm; Christmas Eve till 3pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Masked/socially-distanced New Year's Eve w/Cat Head (Lucious 3pm), Deak (6pm stream), Hooker Grocer (dinner), Auberge Hostel (TBA), Hambone (blues 7pm), etc.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
IRONHORSE GRILL in Jackson, MS:
The Sal-tines 18 Dec Fri 7 PM 100 MEN DBA HALL in Bay St. Louis, MS:
Thurs., 12/17 - Open Mic NIght.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/16
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
Thursday,  12/17
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 12/18
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller "Gospel Dinner" show a/First Lady Ann Stokes of St Mark's Power of the Spirit Church at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane) and on Lucci Spiller Facebook page.

Saturday, 12/19
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Randy & Deak live-stream from Deak Harp's place via Deak Harp Facebook page.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller BAND streams from not-open Grandma's Sports Bar (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 12/20
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest TBA at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 12/21
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/22
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival w/pop-up drive-in theater and more! Donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
IRONHORSE GRILL in Jackson, MS:
Chad Perry 10 Dec Thu 6 PM
The Sal-tines 18 Dec Fri 7 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/9

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  12/10
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 12/11

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp streams from Shorty's Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page).

Saturday, 12/12

- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Johnny Rawls, Stan Street  & Friends (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 12/13

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest bluesman Stacy Mitchhart of Nashville at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 12/14

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Stan "Dead End" Street in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/15

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Trio (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and look for the new JJF WEB STORE link on the site starting this week.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI in Cleveland, MS:
Mon., 12/7 - Have Yourself a Delta Little Virtual Christmas, 7pm, grammymuseumms.org.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

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

- Late December 2020 - tentative Kingfish Homecoming Weekend II - TENTATIVE... info to come!

- 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 - TENTATIVE... info to come!

Thursday, 12/3
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer present "Deep Fried Blues" w/Bill  "Howl-N-Madd" Perry online video live-stream (via GZBC Facebook page)! MARTIN'S in Jackson, MS:
Fri., 12/4 - Tab Benoit
Sat., 12/26 - Bobby Peoples & Friends
Thurs., 12/31 - NYE w/Jarekus Singleton Band

IRONHORSE GRILL in Jackson, MS:
John Causey 3 Dec Thu 6 PM
Stan Black 4 Dec Fri 7 PM
Keyana Elaine 5 Dec Sat 7 PM
Chad Perry 10 Dec Thu 6 PM
The Sal-tines 18 Dec Fri 7 PM

F JONES CORNER in Jackson, MS:
Fri-Sat, 12/4-5 - Jamell MellyMell Richardson.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/2
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  12/3
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 12/4
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ben Wiley Payton — plus Big River Bagels sandwiches curbside pickup — from Meraki  (3rd & Sunflower), streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 4-9pm - PUBLIC - HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR w/local artwork, food truck, drinks & Santa Claus at Collective Seed & Supply Courtyard (145 Delta Ave.) — masks & social distancing. Live music: Caleb Chambers 4:30pm, Horace Willis 5:15, Bill Abel 6:15, Rod Smoth 8pm.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Tony Boyd at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Ln.)
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 12/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
- 8pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Johnny Rawls at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 12/6
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business FB page).

Monday, 12/7
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Robin Hathaway & Jaxx Nassar in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/8
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and look for the new JJF WEB STORE link on the site starting this week.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

‘Be Holding’ – Hoop dreams (and nightmares) plus the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers!

Season Finale! Rocking into the holidays with Dr. J!

November 28, 2020 at 7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting; 9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio; 3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Thursdays 6 pm (CT) University of Mississippi; Fridays 9 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio

Saturday, Nov 28The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour welcomes poet Ross Gay and blues “super group” the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers for our season finale!

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Saturday. November 28 – 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

3pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thursdays 6pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Fridays 9am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks. Note limited attendances. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 11/25
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp at Harp Shack Stage near Shack Up Inn (weather permitting); see his Facebook page.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Thursday, 11/26
- 7pm - PUBLIC - THANKSGIVING JAM NIGHT hosted by Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Friday, 11/27
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - JH Sitton plays Shack Up Inn courtyard (and on his FB page).
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Jaxx Nassar plays courtyard at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm, live blues nightly w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 11/28
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jaxx Nassar at the Crossroads — a quintessential Mississippi show outside Abe's, paying homage to blues & BBQ; LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm, live blues nightly w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 11/29
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 11/30
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hopeless Case Blues Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St. and FB page).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and watch for new Web Store coming soon.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Delta State’s 2020 Blues Conference going virtual with Mississippi Delta Blues Festival Brazil Online Edition

Delta State University’s 7th Annual International Conference on the Blues is going virtual this month with a Brazilian beat. Delta State, through The Delta Center for Culture and Learning and the College of Arts and Sciences, has been invited to participate in the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival (MDBF) Brazil Online Edition scheduled for Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22, 2020.
The MDBF Brazil online festival will be free and accessible to the public. The online festival will be broadcast on MDBF Brazil’s official website: www.mdbf.com.br

More info: http://www.deltastate.edu/news-and-events/2020/11/delta-states-2020-blues-conference-going-virtual-with-mississippi-delta-blues-festival-brazil-online-edition/

Thursday,  11/19,  2020:

- 4pm-7pm - PUBLIC - Start your gift shopping in Clarksdale, Mississippi, at the 2020 DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE — including special hours at the Juke Joint Festival "store" (243 Delta Ave)!

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Preston Rumbaugh plays blues classics in-person on Cat  Head's socially-distanced front porch during the Downtown Open House (252  Delta Ave., cathead.biz)!

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Blues Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks. Note limited attendances. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 11/18
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  11/19
- 4pm-7pm - DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE!
- 4pm - PUBLIC -  Shop Juke Joint Festival "store" (243 Delta Ave.); mask required; 3 customers at time.
- 4:30pm - PUBLIC - Ghalia Volt plays Willow Botanical + Goods for Downtown Open House (211 3rd St.).
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Preston Rumbaugh plays Cat Head's socially-distanced front porch (252 Delta Ave.)!
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays outside at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 11/20
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen plays in the Shack Up Inn courtyard (and on his FB page).
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays courtyard at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Ln.).
- 7pm till - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays new Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

Saturday, 11/21
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 3:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays in the Shack Up Inn courtyard (and on his FB page).
- 7pm till - PUBLIC - Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill & King Artemis w/Sean "Bad" Apple play Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).

Sunday, 11/22
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live on his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business FB page).

Monday, 11/23
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 11/24
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. (Thursday Open House till 7pm.) Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and shop JJF Store at 243 Delta Ave. during Downtown Open House on 11/19.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
Fri., 11/13 - 6-8:30PM
100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis, MS.

Silver Slipper Casino presents twice Grammy-nominated blues master Cedric Burnside and master guitarist and vocalist Alvin Youngblood Hart for an outdoor BBQ & BLUES concert at 100 Men Hall. BBQ by The Smoking Oyster for purchase in advance.

DETAILS AT
https://the100menhall.com/pages/cedric-burnside-and-alvin-
youngblood-hart-together-at-the-hall
.

A Different Kind of Gala: Down in Mississippi

Virtual Livestream - Celebrating Bobby Rush

GRAMMY®-winning blues artist Bobby Rush will be the recipient of the second annual Crossroads of American Music Award at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s 2020 Gala, which will be streamed live from the Museum in Cleveland, Miss., on Thursday, Nov. 12. Rush will appear at the Museum’s virtual ceremony to accept the award and perform. Special guests Steve Azar and Cedric Burnside will also perform during the livestream.

 

The 2020 GRAMMY Museum Gala will feature live performances by Rush and special guests. This year’s virtual event will also feature the presentation of the 2020 L.U.C.Y. Award, which honors a K-12 educator from the state of Mississippi who embodies the educational mission of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

 

Tickets to the Virtual Gala are currently on sale and can be purchased at live.grammymuseumms.org.

 

In conjunction with the Virtual Gala, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will also launch its first-ever online auction. The online auction will go live the morning of Friday, Oct. 23, at biddingforgood.com/GRAMMYMuseumMS. Proceeds from the auction and 2020 Virtual Gala will benefit the Museum’s education program, which seeks to use music as a gateway to learning by inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.

 

    ONLINE AUCTION


ABOUT THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD

Established by the Museum’s Board of Directors, the Crossroads of American Music Award honors an artist who has made significant musical contributions influenced by the creativity born in the cradle of American music. The inaugural recipient of the Crossroads of American Music Award was three-time GRAMMY Award winner Charley Pride.

 

The annual GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Gala is the Museum’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from this year’s virtual gala will benefit the Museum’s education program, which seeks to use music as a gateway to learning by inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.


ABOUT BOBBY RUSH

Bobby Rush has been making records for nearly 70 years and has more than 400 recordings, 75 career releases and now 27 studio albums to his name. A five-time GRAMMY nominee, Rush won the Best Traditional Blues Album GRAMMY at the 2017 awards for his album Porcupine Meat. He received his fifth career GRAMMY nomination in 2019 for his album Sitting On Top Of The Blues. As one of the last Black bluesmen to emerge out of and triumph in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in Chicago, Rush has recorded for more than 20 labels, from Checker/Chess and ABC to Philly Int’l and Rounder/Concord.

 

With the release of his 27th studio album Rawer Than Raw (August 2020), an all-acoustic effort that pays tribute to the rich blues history of Mississippi, Rush has cemented his reputation as one of the preeminent bluesmen in the world—one of the last living links to the music’s glorious past, and an inspiration for its future stars. Partly inspired by the popular series of intimate solo concerts Rush has made a mainstay of his concert calendar in the years since his first all-acoustic album (Raw), Rawer Than Raw casts a spotlight on five Mississippi Blues Hall of Famers: Skip James, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Muddy Waters.

 

Born Emmett Ellis, Jr. outside Homer, La., Rush became a professional blues musician while still a teenager, adopting his stage name Bobby Rush so as to not disrespect his preacher father. Among the artists Rush has worked with include legendary slide guitarist Elmore James, harmonica ace Little Walter, guitarist Freddie King, and blues greats Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, among others. Rush has also won numerous awards and accolades, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s won 13 Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award at the 36th annual Blues Music Awards. Rush was the first bluesman to perform at the Great Wall of China, attracting an audience of more than 40,000 and earning him the title of “China's Ambassador of the Blues.” In 2008, he was honored with a marker on Mississippi Blues Trail.


ABOUT STEVE AZAR

Steve Azar is a native of Greenville, Miss., and serves as his state’s Music and Cultural Ambassador. Following a lengthy career phase spent in Nashville, during which Azar enjoyed significant success, he returned to Greenville and became a force in Mississippi music, touring nationally with GRAMMY-nominated artist Bob Seger.  In 2013, Azar co-founded the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, which has presented such headliners as Band of Heathens, Ryan Bingham, Cedric Burnside, Dwayne Dopsie, G. Love & Special Sauce, Government Mule, Kingfish, Ashley McBride, Merlin Morris, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Revivalists, Jarekus Singleton, Mr. Sipp, and Chris Stapleton, and others. 

 

Two years ago, Azar released Down At The Liquor Store, an album that was recorded at the legendary Club Ebony in Indianola, hometown of B.B. King. For the project, Azar was backed by The Kings’ Men, a band of veteran Mississippi musicians, the majority of whom worked for B.B. King, with some also doing double duty behind Elvis Presley. While still based in Nashville, Azar released his 2002 breakthrough album  Waitin’ On Joe. The album’s hit title song went to No. 1 on CMT and the coinciding music video featured the participation of fellow Mississippian and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.  That landmark album also included “I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday),” which earned a three Million-Air Award from BMI and ranked in the Top 5 of most-played songs of the decade. Taylor Swift told People magazine in 2010 that her favorite song of that year was Azar’s “Sunshine.” In the interim, the song has become a popular wedding anthem. His 2009 album Slide On Over Here included the single “Sunshine” that also produced a hit video.


ABOUT CEDRIC BURNSIDE

Cedric Burnside is the scion of a family that has been tremendously influential in the blues field. His grandfather was the legendary R.L. Burnside, whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson did. His grandfather shed light on North Mississippi’s idiosyncratic hill country blues style. Cedric was literally born to the blues. He grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as Delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones.

 

GRAMMY-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s most recent album, 2018 Benton County Relic (Single Lock Records), offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar. He recorded 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay. Cedric has both played and recorded with the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson gave him his first electric guitar), Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. He was also featured playing drums alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Craig Brewer’s 2006 feature film, Black Snake Moan, which was in part a tribute to his grandfather R.L. and other iconic bluesmen.


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS

Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS

www.theironhorsegrill.com
Chuck Bryan 12 Nov Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 13 Nov Fri 7 PM
TBA 14 Nov Sat ?PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks. Note limited attendances. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 11/11
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Collective Seed Book Club with "So You Want To Talk About Race" at Collective Seed & Supply  (145 Delta  Ave.).
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Collaborations presents Lucious Spiller w/Jaxx Nassar live-streaming on Lucci Spiller Facebook page.

Thursday, 11/12
- 5:30pm - PUBLIC - Open Mic Night at Griot Arts (282 Sunflower Ave.).
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams live matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 11/13
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jacqueline Nassar at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane) and on Jaqueline's FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm, live blues nightly w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 11/14
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL  Terry "Big T" Williams plays socially-distanced front porch at Clark House (211 Clark St.); also live-streamed via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Iceman & Indissippi play at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 11/15
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest TBA at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 11/16
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - David Dunavent in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 11/17
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

THURSDAY, 11/19 - HO HO HO!
Clarksdale's annual Downtown Open House — 4pm-7pm!

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. (Thurs., 11/19 Open House till 7pm.) Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and shop JJF Store at 243 Delta Ave. during Downtown Open House on 11/19.

COMING SOON: 1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival - donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
JACKSON, MS: Bobby Rush "Rawer than Raw" birthday show at Duling Hall on Nov 10 at 7:30pm CT. Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS

www.theironhorsegrill.com
Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood 5 Nov Thu 6 PM
The Sal-tines 6 Nov Fri 7 PM
Greg Pippen and The Smooth Funk Band 7 Nov Sat 7 PM
Chuck Bryan 12 Nov Thu 6 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 13 Nov Fri 7 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music! For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks. Note limited attendances. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 11/4
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 11/5
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 5:30-9:30pm - PUBLIC - Griot Arts Fall Feast w/live music outdoors on 3rd Street (near Sunflower Ave.); event is "providing masks & sanitizer, distancing tables" and following direct/low-contact food serving (info/tix: griotarts.org).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 11/6
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jodi James & Clay Parker w/Eric Schmitt play Collective Seed & Supply outside plant area (145 Delta Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Missihippie Music Presents Stephen Michael & Mallory Everett at Levon's (232 Sunflower Ave.).
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Sarah Levingston at Hooker Grocer (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) open 7pm w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 11/7
- 2pm - PUBLIC - Loripalooza! w/musicians Mark Edgar Stuart (2pm) & Grammy-winner Mike Farris (3:30pm) in Shack Up Inn courtyard.
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays his Harp Shack Back Porch Stage near Shack Up (and his FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) open 7pm w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 11/8
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucious Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business FB page).

Monday, 11/9
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Robin Hathaway & Walt Busby in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or inside if too cold (and Bluesberry FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 11/10
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about shirts, posters & more.

PLAN NOW: Thurs., 11/19 - Clarksdale's Downtown Open House, y'all! 4pm-7pm.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BB KING MUSEUM
Indianola, MS

Staffed by two teachers and a counselor, the museum's Computer Lab will be open Mon-Thurs, 4:15pm-6:15pm. Info at https://bbkingmuseum.org/visit/education/. - 10/31, 2020 - Hambone Festival (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html - STILL "ON"!

- 10/31, 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - Blues & roots music (approx 11-3), https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/ - STILL "ON"!

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

- 10/29-11/1, 2020 - Hambone Festival (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html - STILL "ON"!

- 10/30-31, 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - Blues & roots music (approx 11-3), https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/ - STILL "ON"!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music! For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks. Note limited attendances. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.


Wednesday, 10/28
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 10/29
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (Lucci Spiller F​B page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night ​w/Stan Street & Hopeless Case Band at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 10/30
- 12 noon-5pm - PUBLIC/(some VIRTUAL) - Hambone Festival FREE street party ​near Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) ​w/live ​blues TBA, incl. 4pm Live From Clarksdale stream (Hambone FB).
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Graham Phillips plays Clark House (211 Clark St.).
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Ray Cashman, Libby Rae Watson (6:30pm LiveFromClarksdale.org stream) & Gumbo Rivers outside Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle).
- 5:30pm - PUBLIC/(some VIRTUAL) - Cruzn Crossroads Car parade, starting at Delta Blues Museum; ​see Facebook.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - 8ball Aitken at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker L​n.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Graham Phillips plays Collective Seed & Supply outside (145 Delta Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave​.) open 7pm​ ​w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 10/31
​-​ 7am vendors/9am regist​./11am music - PUBLIC - Cruzn Crossroads Car w/Blackwater Trio (11am-1pm) ​& Sean "Bad" Apple (2-4pm)! ​See Facebook.
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Rev Robert in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing​/masks required.
- 11am - PUBLIC - The JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL ​store is open (masks​/social distancing) at 243 Delta Ave., 11am-3pm.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays for FREE on CAT HEAD's front porch (and Lucci Spiller FB page)! Masks​/social distancing required.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Hambone Fest FREE street party ​near Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.)​ ​starring 12-1pm David Dunavent, 1-2 MS Marshall, 2-3 Rev Robert, 3-4 Big A, 4-5 Ray Cashman. Outdoors, social distancing, masks​. See FB​.
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Libby Rae Watson, Chris Gill & Ray Cashman outside Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) open 7pm w/Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays his Shack's back porch near Shack Up Inn (and Deak FB page).
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Hambone Fest nighttime ​blues — 3 shows at $10 PER SHOW — ​inside Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) - 7pm Frenchies Blues Destroyers; 8pm Johnny Rawls "#1"; 9pm Johnny Rawls "#2". Limited seating, social distancing, masks required. See FB.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller F​B page).

Sunday, 11/1
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Jimi Hayes Mill Street Depot in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Hambone Festival (see Facebook) FREE street party out front of Hambone, and ​TV ​football inside, Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.). Limited seating, social distancing​/masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marsha​l​l plays Collective Seed & Supply outside at 145 Delta Ave. (and MM FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/Libby Rae Watson at Clarksdale Stuck in House Party (on ​GV business F​B page).

Monday, 11/2
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim & guest play in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 11/3
- 12  noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - "Election Day Celebration" by Live From Clarksdale (masks, social-distancing).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about shirts, posters & more.

PLAN NOW: 1/29-31, 2021 - Clarksdale Film & Music Fest (donate at clarksdalefilmfestival.com).

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

- 10/24, 2020 - Light Blues Festival & Chili Cookoff (small, new, downtown event w/blues and rock).

RIPLEY • A new music festival, aimed at helping musicians who have lost money due to the pandemic, is planned this Saturday in Ripley.

The Alice Mae Blues Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. on the grounds of First Monday Trade Day. Admission is $20 for the outdoor event.

This gathering of Mississippi Hill Country Blues musicians is a tribute to Miss Alice Mae, the wife of R.L. Burnside. R.L. and Alice Mae had 13 children, including Garry and Dwayne Burnside.

 Food, crafts, flea market and musician merchandise booths will be available during the event.

“We ask that you wear a mask when you visit the booths or talk to musicians. We don’t want to endanger our musicians,” said event organizers.

The grounds include RV and tent camping areas if patrons want to spend Friday or Saturday night on the grounds.

No refunds will be given due to weather or COVID. All proceeds will be distributed to the musicians.

The line up for the festival is as follows:

10 a.m. Reese Horton

11 a.m. The Grillhouse Band

12 p.m. Tatum Shappley

1 p.m. Josh Smith and Friends

2 p.m. King Edward Band

3 p.m. Tate Moore

4 p.m. Robert Kimbrough

5 p.m. Kent Burnside

6 p.m. Shannon McNally

7 p.m. Mark Muleman Massey

8 p.m. Kenny Brown

9 p.m. Dwayne Burnside

10 p.m. Garry Burnside and Chris Chew

JACKSON, MS
Ironhorse Grill
Jarekus Singleton 22 Oct Thu 6 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! Please help us have more music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Socially distance. Wear masks when not eating/drinking. Limited attendance. Thanks! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 10/21

- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Collaborations w/Lucious Spiller & Billy Gibson (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 10/22

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Session hosted by Stan Street & LaLa Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 10/23

- Time TBA - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watch LiveFromClarksdale.org for details.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm w/blues by Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 10/24

- 12 noon-8pm - PUBLIC - Light Blues Festival & Chili Cookoff, downtown w/Big A, Lala, Kolbus & Ronnie Drew. Cookoff, till 5pm (Delta Cafe, 344 Delta Ave.; 662-902-9118).

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm w/blues by Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 10/25

- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Robin Hathaway at Bluesberry Cafe (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page).

Monday, 10/26

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Voodoo Chikan plays in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page).

Tuesday, 10/27

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Reverend Robert at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE in your underwear at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: 10/29-11/1 Hambone Festival! 10/31 Cruzn the Crossroads Car Show! VisitClarksdale.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Saturday, 10/17
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays for FREE on Cat Head's front porch during DBF Sampler Weekend (social distancing outdoors/masks inside; limited attendance; be cool, y'all). Info: https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

- 10/15-18, 2020 - Deep Blues Fest - DBF downsized and taken outdoors; small outdoor music planned near Shacks, etc., PLUS Sean "Bad" Apple plays on Cat Head's front porch at 12 noon on Sat., 10/17 (cathead.biz). Fest updates at www.deepbluesfest.com

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

 

THEN...

- 10/31, 2020 - Hambone Festival (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html - STILL "ON"!

- 10/31, 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - Blues & roots music (approx 11-3), https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/ - STILL "ON"!

JACKSON, MS
Ironhorse Grill
Lonn'e George 15 Oct Thu 6 PM
Steve Chester 16 Oct Fri 7 PM
Press Play 601 17 Oct Sat 7 PM
Jarekus Singleton 22 Oct Thu 6 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, some PUBLIC! Please help us have more music. For PUBLIC shows: Sanitize hands. Socially distance outdoors. Wear masks indoors. Limited attendance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 10/14
- 7:15pm - PUBLIC - Music Trivia w/Emma & Sara at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.); reservations 662-624-7669.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 10/15\
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).- 5:30pm  - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Kenny Brown kicks off Deep Blues Festival at Shack Up Inn and Deep Blues Fest Facebook page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple performs at his Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Session w/Stan Street & LaLa Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 10/16
- 5:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deep Blues Festival w/Memphissippi Sounds at the Shack Up Innand Deep Blues Fest Facebook page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - John Ford (w/State health rules in place) at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple performs at his new Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).
- 7:30pm - PUBLIC - Deak Harp, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson & Black Lung Lucy socially-distanced on Frank & Sarah's front porch near Shacksdale.

Saturday, 10/17
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays for FREE on CAT HEAD's front porch! Masks required inside store or if near musician; social distancing required outside.
- 3pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deep Blues Festival w/Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood at New Roxy and DBF  Facebook page.
- 4pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple performs solo at his Bad Apple Blues Club (old Club 2000 at  349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).
- 5:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deep Blues & MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival present Heartbreak Hill Trio at the Shack Up Inn and DBF Facebook page.
- 8pm - PUBLIC - Lady Trucker, Mr. Artemis & Friends perform at his Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 10/18
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Voodoo Chicken in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (business Facebook page).
- 2pm - PUBLIC - Deep Blues Festival w/TBA at TBA venue.
- 4pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends perform at his Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown).

Monday, 10/19
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill Abel performs in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 10/20
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - John Ford at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times CDT.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Masked up! Shop Mon-Fri 11am-4pm Sat till 5pm, or 24/7 at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE FEST STUFF: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Light Blues Fest, Hambone Fest & Cruzn Crossroads.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Sun., 10/11 - Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, MS - Jontavious Willis - CANCELLED. Sat., 10/10/20 - Please wash your hands, bring your mask and enjoy FREE, socially-distanced "live" blues out front of CAT HEAD — continuing Cat Head's celebration of 18 years as Mississippi's blues store in Clarksdale. Updates at www.cathead.biz. Saturday, 10/10
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays for FREE on Cat Head's front porch in lieu of Biscuit Sunday's Mini Fest (social distancing outdoors/masks inside; limited attendance; be cool, y'all). Info: https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar

PLUS COMING SOON...

- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple plays for FREE on Cat Head's front porch during DBF Sampler Weekend (social distancing outdoors/masks inside; limited attendance; be cool, y'all).

Thursday-Saturday, 10/8-10

- VIRTUAL -  King Biscuit Blues Festival & related events go virtual from nearby Helena, AR! Info at https://kingbiscuitfestival.com/virtual/. Please donate  to KBBF if you can, and plan to attend next year (10/6-9, 2021).

KBBF is known for booking many of our MISSISSIPPI blues artists!

Clarksdale, MS, and nearby Helena, AR:
- 10/8-10, 2020 - King Biscuit Blues Festival in nearby Helena, AR, kingbiscuitfestival.comMOVING ONLINE: King Biscuit Blues Festival & related events go virtual from nearby Helena, AR! Info at https://kingbiscuitfestival.com/virtual/. Please donate  to KBBF if you can, and plan to attend next year (10/6-9, 2021)..

- 10/11, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit) POSTPONED TILL 2021, BUT... socially-distance live blues music by Lucious Spiller at Cat Head on Saturday, 10/10/20 at 12 noon; info at www.cathead.biz.

- 10/11, 2020 - Super Blues Sunday - postponed  till 2021.

THEN...

- 10/15-18, 2020 - Deep Blues Fest - DBF downsized and taken outdoors; small outdoor music planned near Shacks, etc., PLUS Sean "Bad" Apple plays on Cat Head's front porch at 12 noon on Sat., 10/17 (cathead.biz). Fest updates at www.deepbluesfest.com

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

- 10/31, 2020 - Hambone Festival (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html - STILL "ON"!

- 10/31, 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - Blues & roots music (approx 11-3), https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/ - STILL "ON"!


Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! Please help us have more music. For PUBLIC shows: Sanitize/wash hands. Socially distance outdoors. Wear masks indoors. (Limited attendance.) #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday,  10/7
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Clarksdale Collaborations starring Lucious Spiller & Watermelon Slim (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 10/8
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Session hosted by Stan Street & LaLa Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
-  8pm - VIRTUAL - GZBC & Hooker Grocer present Deep Fried Blues w/Christone "Kingfish" Ingram via Ground Zero Blues Club FB page.

Friday, 10/9
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA show via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm, live blues nightly.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jesse Cotton Stone at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).

Saturday, 10/10
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays for FREE on CAT HEAD's front porch (and Lucci Spiller FB page) in lieu of our usual Post-Biscuit Cat Head Fest! Masks required inside store or if near musician; social distancing required outside. Seriously, help us be safe here, y'all... thanks.
-  4pm-6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - A Celebration of KBBF w/Heather Crosse & the Biscuit Heads via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave., downtown) open 7pm, live blues nightly.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 10/11
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucci Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 2pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Pinetop Perkins Tribute w/live blues TBA at Hopson Commissary Courtyard in lieu of usual Homecoming event via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Monday, 10/12
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Marshall Hopper at Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 10/13
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Rockin' Johnny Burgin (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October events (calendar below)! Deep Blues Fest, TN Williams Fest, Hambone Fest & Cruzn Crossroads Car Show.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
ARTS NOW — MISSISSIPPI STATE ARTS CONFERENCE 2020 (Mississippi Arts Commission) - FREE online video panels available thru 11/9 include blues musicians Libby Rae Watson & Little Joe  Ayers, Robert Kimbrough Sr., Delta Blues Museum's Shelley Ritter, YAC's Wayne Andrews and other interesting and informative folks -  https://arts.ms.gov/arts-now-state-arts-conference-2020/.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

Saturday, 10/3

- Noon-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - ****DEAK'S HARMONICA BLOCK PARTY**** (deakharp.com/blockparty) — Clarksdale, Mississippi's annual harmonica blues festival! SCHEDULE: Terry "Harmonica" Bean 12 noon... Jesse Cotton Stone 1:30pm... Deak Harp & Quicksand 3:30pm... Watermelon Slim 5:30pm... Steven Bell and John Primer 7:30pm. Visit Clarksdale Tourism providing touchless hand-sanitizers at the gate. Face masks required for entry. Social distancing rules in place, and mask to be worn when not drinking/eating, please. Pay $20 now at GoFundMe or at the gate. Questions? See Facebook, or email Deak at deak@deakharp.com.


CHECK WEBSITE/FACEBOOK OR WITH DSU BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND...

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

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

October 2nd, 2020 blues conference! DSU International Conference on the Blues 2020.

GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI
Cleveland, MS

Willie Mitchell & the Music of Royal Studios

https://www.grammymuseumms.org/exhibits/willie-mitchell-and-the-music-of-royal-studios

In partnership with Memphis Tourism, the exhibit, titled Willie Mitchell & The Music of Royal Studios, is a collaboration between the Mississippi Museum and Memphis-based Royal Studios, and will tell the story of the iconic studio—one of the oldest in the world that continues to operate today—and the late Willie Mitchell, who ran the studio and produced many artists on its label, Hi Records. On display through Sept. 5, 2021, the exhibit will feature artifacts from Royal Studios and Hi Records artists, such as:

- Boo Mitchell’s Record Of The Year GRAMMY® Award for Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," which was recorded at Royal Studios

- Willie Mitchell’s Trustee GRAMMY Museum® Award

- Al Green’s "No. 9" microphone, an RCA 77DX ribbon mic that Al Green preferred to use on his recordings

- Plus more artifacts from legendary Royal Studios artists and sessions


New Year-Long Exhibit To Celebrate the History of the Legendary Memphis-Based Recording Studio 

CLEVELAND, MISS. — The legendary studio that was instrumental in shaping the sound  of Memphis soul will be celebrated with a new exhibit opening at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on  Thursday, October 1, 2020.

In partnership with Memphis Tourism, the exhibit, titled Willie Mitchell & The Music of Royal Studios, is a collaboration between the Mississippi Museum and Memphis-based Royal  Studios, and will tell the story of the iconic studio—one of the oldest in the world that continues to operate  today—and the late Willie Mitchell, who ran the studio and produced many artists on its label, Hi Records. On display through September 5, 2021, the exhibit will feature artifacts from Royal Studios and Hi Records artists, such as:  

“The Royal Studios display at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will educate visitors on the impact that my  father, Willie Mitchell, and all the producers and artists he worked with at Royal Studios and Hi Records  have had on the Memphis sound,” said GRAMMY-winning artist and producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell,  son of Willie Mitchell and current owner of Royal Studios. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the museum to bring the history of Royal Studios to life in the form of this exhibit. The artifacts and stories we  culled together will show how instrumental Royal Studios has been and continues to be in shaping the  music and careers of so many influential artists of yesterday and today.” 

“We are so grateful to Boo Mitchell and the Royal Studios team for helping us bring this exhibit to life,”  said Emily Havens, executive director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “Willie Mitchell and Royal  Studios played such an important role in developing the Memphis soul sound. And today, as one of the  oldest still-operating recording studios in the world, Royal Studios continues to bring us music by such  contemporaries as Bruno Mars and John Mayer. We’re thrilled to be able to share this important piece of  music history with our visitors.”  

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Royal Studios to  share this important piece of Memphis music history,” said Kevin Kane, President/CEO of Memphis  Tourism. “As the home of blues, soul and rock and roll, Memphis continues to have a large impact on  American music, and, like so many studios in Memphis, Royal Studios has played an important role in putting Memphis on the musical map. It’s an honor for us to get to partner with these two music  institutions to bring the story of Royal Studios and Memphis music to life.”  

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is currently open with updated health and safety protocols on Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from noon to 3 pm. For more information, visit  www.grammymuseumms.org.  

For up-to-date information on upcoming GRAMMY Museum Mississippi exhibits and programming,  subscribe to the Museum’s newsletter at grammymuseumms.org/newsletter.

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow State health regulations: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Limited attendance.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday 9/30
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig birthday live at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 7:15pm - PUBLIC - Music Trivia w/John Sherman at Stone Pony (reservations 662-624-7669).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Thursday, 10/1
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jam Session hosted by Stan Street & LaLa Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Jaxx Nassar will livestream via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Friday, 10/2
- 6-7:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays socially-distanced on Frank & Sarah's front porch near Shacksdale (and Lucci Spiller FB page); masks required.
- 7pm - PUBLIC -  Jimi's People in Collective Seed & Supply courtyard, 7pm. Masks/social distancing required. Folding chairs optional.
- 7:30pm & 9pm - PUBLIC - Lala Craig (7:30pm) & Black Lung Lucy (9pm) socially-distanced near Frank & Sarah's front porch near Shacksdale.

Saturday, 10/3
- Noon-9pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - DEAK'S HARMONICA BLOCK PARTY (deakharp.com/blockparty). Deak Harp & Quicksand, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Watermelon Slim, Steven Bell & John Primer. Visit Clarksdale Tourism touchless hand-sanitizers at gate. Masks required for entry. Social distancing, etc. Email questions to deak@deakharp.com.

Saturday & Sunday, 10/3-4
- Sat 6am-4pm & Sun 1pm-4pm - PUBLIC - "De-Flea Market" yard sale fundraiser benefiting CARES Animal Shelter at The Bank (2nd & Yazoo Ave.).

Sunday, 10/4
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Anthony "Big A" Sherrod in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 10/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jessie Cotton Stone and Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 10/6
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jesse Cotton Stone (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October festivals & events... Deep Blues, TN Williams, Hambone & Cruzn Crossroads.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

Tuesday, 9/29

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy McCallister (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

BLUESBERRY CAFE features "live" blues shows again every Monday... plus, HAMBONE GALLERY features it every Tuesday and Thursday night — 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov. 9/26-27, 2020 -  Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival - https://kimbroughcottonpatchsoulbluesfestival.com/2018/11/15/dates/
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

9/26, 2020 - 2nd Yazoo Avenue Jazz Festival (200 block of Yazoo, downtown) - ON HOLD DUE TO PANDEMIC.


Plus, coming up......

- 9/26, 2020 - 2nd Yazoo Avenue Jazz Festival (200 block of Yazoo, downtown) - ON HOLD DUE TO PANDEMIC.

- 10/2-3, 2020 - Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com - POSTPONED TILL 2021.

- 10/3, 2020 - Deak’s Harmonica Block Party STILL SCHEDULED AS OF AUGUST, www.deakharp.com

(- 10/7-10, 2020 - King Biscuit Blues Festival in nearby Helena, AR, kingbiscuitfestival.comMOVING ONLINE.

- 10/11, 2020 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit) POSTPONED TILL 2021, BUT... socially-distance live blues music planned out front of Cat Head on that Saturday, 10/10/20; for details, watch www.cathead.biz.

- 10/11, 2020 - Super Blues Sunday - TENTATIVE... info to come.

- 10/15-18, 2020 - Deep Blues Fest - DBF acts cancelled; small outdoor music planned near Shacks instead, www.deepbluesfest.com

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

- 10/31, 2020 - Hambone Festival (blues), http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html - STILL "ON"!

- 10/31, 2020 - Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show - Blues & roots music (approx 11-3), https://www.facebook.com/Cruzn-the-Crossroads-Car-Truck-Show-1569738336652415/ - STILL "ON"!

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

- Late December 2020 - tentative Kingfish Homecoming Weekend II - TENTATIVE... info to come!

- 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 - TENTATIVE... info to come!

‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Porch Blues summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: September 26 – Garry Burnside.

More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com).
"Live" weekend blues shows YOU CAN ATTEND have returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi! In-person or online... enjoy at least one blues show each Friday and Saturday. Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov. BLUESBERRY CAFE features "live" blues shows again every Monday... plus, HAMBONE GALLERY features it every Tuesday and Thursday night — 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! To attend PUBLIC shows, please follow State/Fed health regulations and honor musicians' wishes: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors or within 6 feet. Limited attendance. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public w/health rules in place (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-perso
n.

Wednesday 9/23
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7:15pm - PUBLIC - Music Trivia w/Jimmy & Jean Harris at Stone Pony (reservations 662-624-7669).
Thursday 9/24
- 4pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 6-7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Big T" Williams benefiting Delta Diaper Bank in honor of Diaper Needs Awareness Week, streamed via Live From Clarksdale.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Session hosted by Stan Street & LaLa Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
Friday 9/25
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp in person at the Shack Up Inn courtyard, and online (on Deak Harp FB page).
Saturday 9/26: Harp Party at the Shacks (plus, book a Share Experience with Deak Harp at SharedExperiencesUSA.com)
  - 4pm- PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp socially-distanced in the Shack Up Inn courtyard.
  - 5pm- PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean socially-distanced in the Shack Up Inn courtyard and on Live From Clarksdale FB page.
Sunday,  9/27
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucci Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt w/Lee Williams for a sunset show socially-distanced at the Shack Up Inn courtyard and online at Ghalia Music's Facebook page.
Monday, 9/28
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim and John Allouise in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.
Tuesday, 9/29
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues act TBA (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

COMING SOON: Are you okay to follow HEALTH RULES? Then, please attend Clarksdale's October harmonica, Deep Blues, TN Williams, Cruzn Crossroadsand Hambone FESTIVALS! (See Music  Calendar below.)

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUESBERRY CAFE features "live" blues shows again every Monday... plus, HAMBONE GALLERY features it every Tuesday and Thursday night — 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov. Sat., 9/19/20 - Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival in Greenville, MS.
Stay tuned for pandemic updates at https://www.deltabluesms.org/ Saturday, 9/19
12 noon - VIRTUAL - Our friends in nearby Greenville, Mississippi, live-stream a mini version of MACE's long-running MS Delta Blues & Heritage Festival w/help from Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau; watch, enjoy, donate. INFO:
- www.deltabluesms.org
- https://visitgreenville.org
- https://www.ddtonline.com/news/maces-annual-blues-fest-going-virtual-year-0#sthash.DgUwL2l0.dpbs
BLUE FRONT CAFE
Bentonia, MS

VIRTUAL-ONLY! Live-stream on 9/18 at 7pm - 72nd Anniversary Concert from the iconic juke joint.  (See Facebook for more info.)
"Live" weekend blues shows YOU CAN ATTEND have returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi! In-person or online... enjoy at least one blues show each Friday and Saturday. Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.
"Live" weekend blues shows YOU CAN ATTEND have returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi! In-person or online... enjoy at least one blues show each Friday and Saturday. Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov. IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS:
Scott Albert Johnson 18 Sep Fri 7 PM

Please follow all State health guidelines. Let's protect each other, so the music can continue. BLUESBERRY CAFE features "live" blues shows again every Monday... plus, HAMBONE GALLERY features it every Tuesday and Thursday night — 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.

Wednesday, 9/16 - 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Birthday Show! Lucious and his band play out front of Cat Head store for his 58th birthday; grab your mask, socially-distance and join us in-person (all State health regs in effect)... or watch online via LiveFromClarksdale.org. And tip tip tip the band!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow State health regulations: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Limited attendance. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 9/16
- 4pm - VIRTUAL- Quapaw Canoe Company presents B.E.A.M. (Backyard Expeditions Arkansas/Mississippi) Session 2: “Canoe Anatomy: Bringing the Spirit to Life” (on Quapaw FB page).
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Birthday Show! Lucious and his band play out front of Cat Head store for his 58th birthday; grab your mask, socially-distance and join us in-person... or watch online via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 7:15pm - PUBLIC - Music Trivia w/Jimmy & Jean Harris at Stone Pony (reservations 662-624-7669).

Thursday, 9/17
- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on 
Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session hosted by Sadie Lamp duo at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 9/18
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside.
- 6pm - PUBLIC/
VIRTUAL - JH Sitton plays outside near Shack Up Inn w/socially-distanced w/State health rules in place.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack (on Deak Harp FB page).

Saturday, 9/19
- 6pm - PUBLIC/
VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod w/Preston Rumbaugh & Lee Willams play outside near Shack Up Inn w/socially-distanced w/State health rules in place.
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 9/20
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Anthony "Big A" Sherrod in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (an
d Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 9/21
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - David Dunavent in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and 
Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 9/22
- 7pm - PUBLIC
/VIRTUAL - Preston Rumbaugh w/Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Lee Willams (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October festivals & events... Harmonica, Deep Blues, TN Williams, Hambone & Cruzn Crossroads.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUESBERRY CAFE features "live" blues shows again every Monday... plus, HAMBONE GALLERY features it every Tuesday and Thursday night — 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.
Catfish & Spaghetti Blues Fest
Benton, MS

Sat, 9/12 - 2pm gates, 5pm music... blues & southern soul... Lady Trucker, Nathaniel Kimble & more... Info 601-882-7791 / 662-763-8611.

PLEASE FOLLOW STATE HEALTH ORDERS, Y'ALL.

Season Premiere! Back in the Thacker Shack! https://www.thackermountain.com/upcoming-shows/season-premiere-back-in-the-thacker-shack/

50 years of Living Blues! Rev. John Wilkins, the life of B.B. King and real deal blues from Down Under to the Hill Country!

September 12, 2020 at 7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting; 9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio; 3 (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Thursdays 6 pm (CT) University of Mississippi

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is proud to present our Fall 2020 season premiere this Saturday, Sept. 12!

Guests: Gospel-rocker Reverend John Wilkins, B.B. King biographer Diane Williams and Australian blues rocker Dom Turner

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Tonight’s show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Living Blues magazine. Founded in Chicago in 1970, Living Blues is now published bimonthly by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. We salute 50 years of in-depth interviews, spectacular photography and groundbreaking articles!

Also we’re proud to welcome our new broadcast partners, WUTC – a public service of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Thanks for joining us and we hope you like what you hear!

Air times:

Saturday, September 12 at 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

3 pm (ET)  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"Live" weekend blues shows YOU CAN ATTEND have returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi! In-person or online... enjoy at least one blues show each Friday and Saturday. Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.
IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS:
Steve Chester 11 Sep Fri 7 PM
Lonn'e George 12 Sep Sat 7 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 18 Sep Fri 7 PM

Please follow all State health guidelines. Let's protect each other, so the music can continue.
HAMBONE features "live" blues shows again every Tuesday and Thursday night a 7pm, y'all!

Schedules posted weekly at LiveFromClarksdale.org and https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. Let's protect each other and keep the music playing...

PLEASE READ: These are all outdoor shows, for safety. All require social distancing — and masks where appropriate. (Masks required indoors, statewide.) All other MS State health mandates in place. More health guidelines at CDC.gov.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Limited attendance. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 9/9
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 9/10
- 10am - VIRTUAL - Video tribute to "the Delta's last street musician," bluesman Foster "Music Maker" Wiley — 10 years gone — posted to YouTube.com by RL SUPERBAD; shared on Facebook (tagging Cat Head/Roger Stolle).
- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Jacqueline Nassar live-stream (on Jacqueline's FB page)

Friday, 9/11
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside (max 10 people inside; max 20 people outside).
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - TBA live blues stream; location, etc., at LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Saturday, 9/12
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Bill Abel plays near Shack Up Inn (on Bill Abel FB page).

Sunday, 9/13
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/Lucious Spiller in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing required, etc.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 9/14
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar  (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing required, etc.

Tuesday, 9/15
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - TBA live blues (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Live, socially-distanced, Saturday blues on CAT HEAD front porch... 10/10 Lucious Spiller & 10/17 Sean "Bad" Apple.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
FOXFIRE RANCH - Waterford, MS
Sunday outdoor, socially-distanced blues show with Keith Johnson & the Big Muddy Band. 5pm. https://www.facebook.com/foxfireranch2008
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

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


Plus, coming up......

- 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!

Sat., 9/5 - 4th annual Money Road Unity Festival: The 2020 Pandemic Session (presented by WABG Radio) - "Free... Noon till late on the grounds of
WABG Radio. Bring your coolers and tents." - http://www.awesomeam.com/moneyroad.html Join Mississippi Valley State University in celebrating "The Best of the Best" during the 6th Annual B.B. King Day at MVSU Symposium. This year's virtual event will air at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5th, on the official MVSU YouTube Channel and will feature replays of live performances, discussions and jam sessions from legendary Blues musicians and artists.

More questions or more information, call (662) 254-3875, or e-mail

mwclark@mvsu.edu.

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!

Sep 4 & 5 - James Booker Fest (2nd Annual)

IRON HORSE GRILL - Jackson, MS:
McKinney Williams 3 Sep Thu 6 PM
Blind Dog Otis 4 Sep Fri 7 PM
Keyana Elaine 5 Sep Sat 7 PM
Steve Chester 11 Sep Fri 7 PM
Lonn'e George 12 Sep Sat 7 PM
Scott Albert Johnson 18 Sep Fri 7 PM

Please follow all State health guidelines. Let's protect each other, so the music can continue.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Limited capacities. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 9/2
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 9/3
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - LaLa Craig, Stan Street & Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - GZBC & Hooker Grocer present "Deep Fried Blues" w/Anthony "Big A" Sherrod (via FB page).

Friday, 9/4
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - A Tale of Two Johns w/John Mohead & John Ruskey launch The Moon Lake Experience (created by parent company Shared Experiences USA — paddle+picnic on the lake here!).  Live in-person by Sunflower River behind Quapaw Canoe Co (291 Sunflower Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Jodi James & Clay Parker w/Eric Schmitt in Collective Seed & Supply courtyard in-person & on Collective's FB page.

Saturday, 9/5
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lightnin' Malcolm in Shack Up Inn courtyard and on his FB page.
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 9/6
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lightnin' Malcolm w/Prayer Bailey in Shack Up Inn courtyard on Shack Up Inn FB page.

Monday, 9/7
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 9/8
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - David Dunavent (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/9

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 9/10

- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Tuesday, 9/29

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy McCallister (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

ALSO, COMING SOON... via LiveFromClarksdale.org & Shared Experiences USA:

  • We're working with musicians+venues to book live music outdoors every Friday+Saturday in September & October.  Cruzn the Crossroads & The Hambone Festival are ON; check Cat Head's music calendar for the full festival list.

  • You can also enjoy our new Moon Lake experience outdoors every Saturday, and take-out and dine-in from our many restaurants daily.  If you're considering a socially-distanced roadtrip, come Visit Clarksdale and share an experience here.


All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October Festivals! Harmonica, Hambone, a sample of DBF & Car Show... VisitClarksdale.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
RL BOYCE PICNIC
Como, MS

SUNDAY, 8/30/20
- 2PM Photos by Bill Steber at the Emily J. Pointer Library.
- 5PM Music Starts at Como Park... FREE... by RL Boyce, Lightnin Malcolm, Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, Andrea Staten, Kody Harrel, KC Conner, Muddy Gutt and more.
(Art vendor & food truck space Available. Sponsorship & advertising opportunities.) INFO at rlboycepicnic.com. Friends of RL Boyce Picnic, Memphis Blues Society, Como Public Library. Sponsored by FANCY!
Martin's
Jackson, MS
Sat., 8/29 - Hill Country blues player Lightnin' Malcolm (socially distancing, etc.), 7pm
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 8/26
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/27
- 3pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi bluesman Ben Wiley Payton (who moved recently to Clarksdale) live-streams for Kennedy Center's Arts Across America series via https://streamyard.com/4d4y27ex9j
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer present Deep Fried Blues online.

Friday, 8/28
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside (max 10 people inside; max 20 people outside).
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt One-Woman Band outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).

Saturday, 8/29
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt Trio featuring Tony Holiday and Lee Andrew Williams, outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 8/30
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/31
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim, John Allouise & special guest Ghalia Volt from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 9/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL- Preston Rumbaugh Blues Band (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October Festivals! Harmonica, Hambone, a sample of DBF & more... VisitClarksdale.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

Wednesday, 8/26

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/27

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer present Deep Fried Blues online.

Tuesday, 9/1

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Preston Rumbaugh Blues Band (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Tuesday, 9/29

- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy McCallister (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).


FOXFIRE RANCH
Waterford, MS

Sunday, 8/23 - 5pm - Outdoor concert w/Clarksdale bluesman Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & the Allstars. (See Facebook for more info.)
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.
.

Wednesday, 8/19
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/20
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Sadie Lamp & Friends (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - GZBC & Hooker Grocer present "Deep Fried Blues" w/Lala Crag & Super Chikan (via FB page).

Friday, 8/21
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside (max 10 people inside; max 20 people outside).
- 5pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Deak Harp livestreamed and in person at Shorty's Shotgun Shack in Shacksdale by Shack Up Inn (on his Facebook page).
- 6pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller Band on Frank & Sarah's front porch by Shacksdale (on Lucci Spiller's Facebook page).
- 7:30pm - VIRTUAL - Bill Abel live from home (on his Facebook page).

Saturday, 8/22
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod on Clark House Inn front porch, streamed via Live From Clarksdale's Facebook page.  Bring a lawn chair & picnic — socially-distanced.
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 8/23
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/24
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/25
- 5pm-ish - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays socially distanced near Lyon Farmers Market (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Black Lung Lucy (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CLARKSDALE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET:
Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October Festivals! Harmonica, Hambone and more. Info at VisitClarksdale.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Porch Blues summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: August 16 – Lady Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 26 – Garry Burnside.

More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com). IRON HORSE GRILL
JACKSON, MS
Brian Jones 13 Aug Thu 6 PM
Smooth Funk Band 14 Aug Fri 7 PM
Bass Rhythms & Groove 15 Aug Sat 7 PM
Welcome to Clarksdale, Mississippi's world-famous SOUNDS AROUND TOWN calendar with some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC shows! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 8/12
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home on Lucci Spiller Facebook page.

Thursday, 8/13
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home on Lucci Spiller FB page.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Night at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club and Hooker Grocer & Eatery present "Deep Fried Blues" via GZBC FB page.

Friday, 8/14
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; masks required inside.
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller Band socially-distanced on front porches (State health rules in place) at Shacksdale (Shack Up Inn), streamed at Lucci Spiller's FB page.​

Saturday, 8/15
- 4pm - VIRTUAL - Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar rocks the blues, songs of transition & more on her FB page​.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack on Deak Harp FB page.
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home on Lucci Spiller FB page.

Sunday, 8/16
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour, every Sunday from his FB page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party on his business FB page.

Monday, 8/17
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Theo "Boogie Man" Dasbach from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/18
- 5pm-ish - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays socially distanced near Lyon Farmers Market (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues act TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and FB page.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CLARKSDALE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET:
Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: 10/3 - Deak Harp's annual Harmonica Block Party — socially distanced.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
8/9, 2020 - Cat Head 18th Anniversary - www.cathead.biz

Plus, coming up......

- 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!

Sunday, 8/9,  2020 - WATERFORD, MS: Foxfire w/socially distanced Duwayne Burnside at 5pm.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
8/7-9, 2020 - 33rd Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - www.sunflowerfest.org

Plus, coming up......

- 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!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 8/5
- 5:30pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller band socially distanced near Shack Up Inn (Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/6
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 8/7
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Terry "Big T" Williams streams oon Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.

Saturday, 8/8
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Cat Head Blues Store 18th anniversary "Customer Appreciation" (on front porch & Cat Head Facebook page) blues by Sean "Bad" Apple, Lady Trucker & Artemas — plus, Derick Kemp presents "Clarksdale Legendary Drummers Award" to Quicksand; social distancing outside; mask required inside; sanitize hands inside door.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 8/9
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack (on Deak Harp FB page).

Monday, 8/10
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/11
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Preston Rumbaugh & Stan Street at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   *  * 

CLARKSDALE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET:
Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: 10/3 - Deak Harp's annual Harmonica Block Party — socially distanced.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Saturday, August 1, Malcolm Shepherd, president of Central MS Blues Society, Inc. will read the book, Frankie Finds the Blues at the Learning Tree Book Club virtual meeting, 2-3:30 Central.  If you would like to participate in the Zoom meeting, send your email address to the Community Library Mississippi:  commuitylibrary.ms@gmail.com to receive a link to the free event.

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUMS FOR BLUES FANS...
Many of the Magnolia State's blues music and culture museums are open but operating at reduced capacity for your safety. Masks and social distancing required. Some temperature checks in effect. Special cleaning and disinfecting protocols in place. Healthy visitors only, please. (And be sure to  sign the guestbook for possible contact-tracing purposes.)

Note: most places closed for major holidays.

GATEWAY TO THE BLUES MUSEUM - Tunica, MS
Visit Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm.
Info at tunicatravel.com/things-to-do/the_blues/gateway1

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM - Clarksdale, MS
Visit Mon-Sat 10am-3pm.
Info at deltabluesmuseum.org

BB KING MUSEUM - Indianola, MS
Visit Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm; closed Sun-Wed.
Updates at bbkingmuseum.org

GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI - Cleveland, MS
Visit Tues-Sat 10am-5:30pm; Sun 1pm-5:30pm; Closed Mon ("Groups of 10 or more by request")
www.grammymuseumms.org

MISSISSIPPI CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
& MUSEUM OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY - Jackson, MS
Tues-Sat 9am-4pm; closed Sun and Mon.
www.mdah.ms.gov/2MM

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL
"The largest blues museum in the world is always open!"
Over 200 two-sided markers around the state and beyond.
Plan your tour now at msbluestrail.org

OTHER MISSISSIPPI BLUES ATTRACTIONS:
visitmississippi.org
visitclarksdale.com
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/29 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/30
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar & Walt Busby live (onJaxx's Facebook page).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - "Deep Fried Blues" new online quarantine series debuts, featuring Mark "Muleman" Massey w/chef Johnny at Hooker Grocer & Eatery, from Ground Zero Blues Club FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/31
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean live from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.​

Saturday, 8/1
- 8am (11am Clarksdale acts)- VIRTUAL - "INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY" FESTIVAL w/musicians from Israel to Clarksdale. Watch from event's FB page: www.facebook.com/events/311165340293448/. PLUS, Live From Clarksdale schedule is 11-11:45am Sean "Bad" Apple, 11:45-12:30 Lucious Spiller & (from Cat Head) 12:30-1:15 Anthony "Big A" Sherrod... Followed by Jontavious Willis, Lightnin' Malcolm, Cedric Watson, Meredith Axelrod & more! Final act at 8:30pm.

Sunday, 7/26
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (on his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/3
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Lala Craig from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/4 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - TBA blues at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 8/5 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursdays - 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 8/7 - 6pm - VIRTUAL - Blues live stream TBA from from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.

Saturday, 8/8

- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - 18th anniversary mini-mini blues party out front of CAT HEAD BLUES STORE (252 Delta Ave..) w/Sean "Bad" Apple, Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill and Artemas — plus, Derick Kemp presents annual "Clarksdale Legendary Drummers Award" to Quicksand; social distancing outside; mask required inside; sanitize hands at the door.

 

*Please note Governor's Exec Order: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   *  * 

CLARKSDALE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET:
Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Sat., 8/8 - Cat Head's 18th Anniversary socially-distanced front porch music & drummer award, 12 noon.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Porch Blues summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: July 25 – Kenny Brown; August 16 – Lady Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 26 – Garry Burnside.

More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com).
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/22

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/23

- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Bill Abel performance from home.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/24

- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Blues Buzzards play outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside.

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Sean "Bad" Apple live streams at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.).

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Marlow Dorrough at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

Saturday, 7/25

- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Music in the Courtyard" at Shack Up Inn w/Lightnin'  Malcolm — socially-distanced outside; bring a chair; have mask handy; rent a Shack at 662-624-8329.

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 7/26

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 7/27

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller from Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 7/28 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall Hopper at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

*Please note Governor's Exec Order rules: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Venues at 50% capacity. More info at CDC.gov.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CLARKSDALE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET:
Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Sat., 8/8 - Cat Head's 18th Anniversary socially-distanced front porch music & drummer award, 11am-1pm.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

Thursday, 7/16

- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Preston Rumbaugh streams blues from home.

- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly  Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/17

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

Saturday, 7/18

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

- PUBLIC - Southern Edition at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle), 9pm.

Sunday, 7/19

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 7/20

- 6pm - PUBLIC - TBA plays Hopson Commissary happy hour (001 Commissary Circle).

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - TBA streams from Bluesberry Cafe. 

Tuesday, 7/21 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at Hambone Gallery and Lucci Spiller Facebook page (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 7/22 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursdays - 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly  Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/24

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Marlow Dorrough at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

Saturday, 7/25

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

Sunday, 7/26

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 7/27

- 6pm - PUBLIC - TBA plays Hopson Commissary happy hour (001 Commissary Circle).

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - TBA streams from Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 7/28 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hopeless Case Blues Band plays Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

- 9pm - PUBLIC - David Dunavent at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

Wednesday, 7/22 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursdays - 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly  Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Thursdays - 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly  Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

For "VIRTUAL" shows, watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise). All Clarksdale times are CDT.

Plus... "LIVE" MUSIC ANY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON! Bad Apple Blues Club owner/musician Sean "Bad" Apple can open and play any weekday afternoon with two-hour's notice ($25 to open and play for up to 2 customers; $5 cover for each additional attendee). Call or drop by Cat Head to arrange (662-624-5992, roger@cathead.biz, 252 Delta Ave., Clarksdale). Club website at BadAppleBluesClub.com.

 

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB reopening update (via Instagram, 6/26/20): "At this current time, we will not be opening in the beginning of July. As soon as more information becomes available to us, we will let everyone know."

*Please note State rules before attending live music events: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Venues at 50% capacity.

 

UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS: https://www.visitclarksdale.com/updated-local-business-hours.

 

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

 

CLARKSDALE IN '10 BEST' USA TODAY NOMINATION: Vote for Clarksdale in USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Awards at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-small-town-2020/clarksdale-mississippi/.

 

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app): Download FREE Audio Walking Tour of our historic downtown. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

 

VIRTUAL TOUR BY DELTA BLUES MUSEUM: Free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

 

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION":  Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

 

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED": View Ted's Reeds festival doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL "STORE": Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about T-shirt and poster purchases. Retro tye-dye tees,  2020 posters and more. (Web store coming soon.)

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/15
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (at facebook.com/ImNoFool1).

Thursday, 7/16
- 2:30pm  - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller matinee performance from home (at facebook.com/ImNoFool1).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Preston Rumbaugh streams blues from home.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/17
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 7pm.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - JH Sitton performs from home.

Saturday, 7/18
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 7pm.
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mark "Mule Man" Massey at Hooker Grocer & Eatery.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (at facebook.com/ImNoFool1).
- 9pm - PUBLIC - Southern Edition at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).

Sunday, 7/19
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (at facebook.com/MississippiMarshall).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (at facebook.com/garyj.vincent.5).
- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack (at facebook.com/deak.harp).

Monday, 7/20

- 6pm - PUBLIC -  Zack Tillotsen plays Hopson Commissary happy hour (001 Commissary Circle).

- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim & The Truckers from Bluesberry Cafe.


Tuesday, 7/21 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and at facebook.com/ImNoFool1.

*Please note Governor's Exec Order rules: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Venues at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Sat., 8/8 - Cat Head 18th Anniversary w/socially-distanced porch music.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
BLUES ASSEMBLY EVENT featuring young, black bluesmen...

In the backdrop of a global pandemic and widespread racial and political unrest, bluesman Jontavious Willis reached out to Foxfire Ranch about hosting 8 black bluesmen for a week of sanctuary, fellowship, deep learning, storytelling and immersion in the blues. From these conversations the Foxfire Blues Assembly was born, as a vehicle for nurturing, connecting, and supporting the next generation of the blues vanguard. The attendees this year include Jontavious Willis (Georgia), Marquise Knox (Missouri), Stephen Hull (Wisconsin), Jamia “Jayy Hopp” Hopson (Georgia), DK Harrell (Louisiana), Sean McDonald (Georgia), Little Dylan Triplett (Illinois), and an additional Mississippi musician who will not be named at this time. Their ages range from 18 years old to the ripe old age of 29. 

Over the course of July 12-18, these musicians will deepen their study of the blues, share protips on professionalism, and have intimate visits, story sharing, and dinners with an intergenerational cross-section of Mississippi blues musicians. The week will conclude with 2 nights of concerts that are open to the public, in an outdoor setting observing appropriate physical distancing protocols. 

Foxfire Ranch is a black-owned farm and event venue located in Waterford, Mississippi in the North Mississippi Hill Country. These 80 acres have been in the Hollowell family for over 100 years. As we envision the next century we are holding Foxfire as a space for rest, retreat, connection, deep learning, and celebration. We are a resource for artists, healers, and lovers of justice. We are committed to the survival of our unique cultural traditions, art, and expressions.

Autonomous Black land spaces have always served a central role in preserving and sharing blues music and cultural expression. For the past 12 years, every Sunday from March to Thanksgiving, Foxfire Ranch has hosted evening concerts featuring Hill Country Blues musicians and culture-bearers. Through the support of our local community and blues lovers from around the globe, we have created a truly intergenerational and interracial space for everyone - full of wide-open joyful spaces, blue skies, tall knotty pines, and food that feeds your soul.

MORE INFORMATION OR TO DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-first-annual-foxfire-blues-assembly?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
7/10-11, 2020 - Oh Brother Fiddler & Fried Green Tomatoes Festival w/Hank Burdine & friends at Shack Up Inn - TENTATIVE.

Plus, coming up......

- 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!

GRASSROOTS BLUES FESTIVAL in Duck Hill, MS, just south of Grenada. The festival is held in a large field and you can easily sit apart from others

Friday night includes Kingfish (Christone Ingram) and Mark Massey, the "Muleman," with Billy Earheart

Saturday night includes Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood, the Nellie Mack Project and Little Willie Farmer.

$20 for a two-day ticket. You can bring coolers with your choice of beverages. There are usually some food vendors.

INFO: www.grassrootsblues.com

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105452095219336&set=a.649225963866&type=3&theater
- GRAMMY Museum Mississippi (Cleveland, MS) - Reopening July 9th (Thurs-Sun); see grammymuseumms.org for details.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/8
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/9
- 2:30pm  - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller matinee performance from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Bill Abel performance from home.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Jam Night w/Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.)

Friday, 7/10
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - "Chikan Dinner" w/James "Super Chikan" Johnson performs from home.
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Lewis Czamanske at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Stephen Michael 'outdoor acoustic show' (or inside if rain) at Levon's Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).

Saturday, 7/11
- 9am - PUBLIC - Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave).
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Side Street Steppers Duo at Hopson Commissary's courtyard (001 Commissary Circle) .
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 7/12
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 7/13
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud plays Hopson Commissary happy hour (001 Commissary Circle).
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Michissippi Mick Kolassa from Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 7/14 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Randy McAllister at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

*Please note Governor's Exec Order rules: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Venues at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more (Web Store coming soon).

COMING SOON: 10/3 - Deak Harp's Harmonica Block Party in downtown Clarksdale.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

LIVE-STREAMING CALENDAR at LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Definitions for calendar below.

"VIRTUAL" - Closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
"PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
"PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/1 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/2
- 2:30pm  - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller matinee performance from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 6-9pm - PUBLIC - DJ 4 EVAYOUNG at Hooker Grocer & Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - "The Best of the Quarantine Series" from Ground Zero Blues Club.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - TBA blues live stream from Live From Clarksdale.

Friday, 7/3
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Sean "Bad" Apple (5pm; live-stream at 6pm) and Terry "Big T" Williams (8pm) at Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
- 6pm-8pm - PUBLIC - David Dunavent at Hooker Grocer & Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).

Saturday, 7/4
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Sean "Bad" Apple (5pm) and Terry "Big T" Williams (8-9pm live-stream; 9-midnight music) at Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
- 6:30pm-7:30pm - PUBLIC - Libby Rae Watson & Hambone Willie in Shack Up Inn courtyard (socially-distanced outside; bring chair; BYOB; have mask handy).
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 7/5
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 2-3:30pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack.

Monday, 7/6
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Tony Boyd plays Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle) happy hour.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - David Dunavent at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 7/7
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim plays Hambone Gallery(111 E. 2nd St.).

*Please note State rules events: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Masks recommended. Social distancing required. Bars/restaurants/clubs can operate at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm and by appointment. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more (Web Store coming soon).

MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
MR. SIPP
Duling Hall (Jackson, MS)
Friday, June 26th


"You can't get enough of Mr. Sipp's honest lyrics, rich vocals, and genuine instrumental backing.  While staying true to the classic blues influences he has managed to put a modern spin on the genre, marking it as his own and ushering a whole new generation to a love of the blues."

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mr-sipp-tickets-96922677337?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=1578e5c72e&mc_eid=03821f6417 Mississippi Marshall 25 Jun Thu 6 PM
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.

LIVE-STREAMING CALENDAR at LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Definitions for calendar below.

"VIRTUAL" - Closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
"PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
"PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 6/24
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 6/25
- 2:30pm  - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 6:30-9pm - PUBLIC - DJ 4 EVAYOUNG at Hooker Grocer & Eatery.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - TBA live blues stream.
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club's Quarantine Series w/David Dunavent (on GZBC FB page).

Friday, 6/26
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple w/guests at Bad Apple Blues Club (open 4pm-midnight).
- 6-9pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Stone Pony.
- 6-8pm - PUBLIC - Black Lung Lucy at Hooker Grocer & Eatery.
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - J.H. Sitton plays from Honey Hill.

Saturday, 6/27
- 9am - PUBLIC - Downtown Farmers Market KICKOFF at Collective Seed & Supply Co.
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple (5pm) and Indyssippi (8pm) at Bad Apple Blues Club (open 4pm-midnight).
- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Higher Purpose Co & ICTV present "Selma: Untold Stories" musical — drive-in movie style (238 Issaquena) and on Facebook.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lala Craig & Dean Boike at Levon's Bar & Grill.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 9pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Hopson Commissary.

Sunday, 6/28
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent's Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).
- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp plays from Shorty's Shotgun Shack.

Monday, 6/29
- 6pm - PUBLIC - Lucious Spiller plays Hopson Commissary happy hour.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim & Ghalia play at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 6/30
- 10am-2pm - PUBLIC - CDRY Touring & Cab's Voter Registration Drive at Old Harvest Food Parking Lot on Desoto Ave.
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod plays Hambone Gallery.

*Please note state rules for public events/venues: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Masks optional. Social distancing required. Bars/restaurants/clubs can operate at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.


CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more (Web Store coming soon).

COMING SOON: Sat., 7/4 - 5pm - 4th of July blues celebration at Bad Apple Blues Club.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
6/20, 2020 - Birthplace of American Music (B.A.M.) Festival, www.bamfestms.com

Plus, coming up......

- 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!

‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Porch Blues summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: June 20 – Lightnin Malcolm; July

25 – Kenny Brown; August 16 – Lady Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 26 – Garry Burnside.


More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com). CLARKSDALE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Clarksdale, MS

Fri., 6/19 - Virtual and socially-distanced public event celebrating JUNETEENTH 2020 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. On-line and in/near Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta Ave.) More info at olemiss.zoom.us and bamfestms.com.


Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 6/17 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at home.

Thursday, 6/18
- 2:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller matinee at home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 6-8:30pm - PUBLIC - DJ 4 EVAYOUNG at Hooker Grocer & Eatery.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - JH Sitton at Hambone Gallery.

- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club's Quarantine Series w/Terry "Harmonica" Bean.

Friday, 6/19
- 11am-1pm - VIRTUAL - Juneteenth Celebration virtual discussion - olemiss.zoom.us.
- 5-10pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Juneteenth Invest Fest w/blues  by Johnie B & Queen Iretta Sanders, Lucious Spiller, Guelel Kumba & Chandra Williams, Southern Soul Band & more; behind Delta Blues Alley Cafe - bamfestms.com.
- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at new Bad Apple Blues Club (open 4pm-midnight).

- 6:30-8:30pm - PUBLIC - Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer (outside stage).

Saturday, 6/20

- 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at new Bad Apple Blues Club (open 4pm-midnight).

- 6pm - PUBLIC - TBA live blues at Delta Blues Alley Cafe (tentative).

- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller at home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

- 8:30pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt at Hopson Commissary (9:30pm live-stream).

Sunday, 6/21

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).

- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 6/22

- 6pm - PUBLIC - Seth & Walt play Hopson Commissary happy hour.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall at Bluesberry Cafe.
Tuesday, 6/23 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Lady Trucker & Sean "Bad" Apple at Hambone Gallery.

Wed-Thurs, 6/24-25 - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at new Bad Apple Blues Club; open 4-9pm, music 5pm.

Thursday, 6/25 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club's Quarantine Series w/David Dunavent.

Friday, 6/26 - 6-9pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Stone Pony.

Fri-Sat, 6/26-27 - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at new Bad Apple Blues Club; open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

Saturday, 6/27

- 9am - PUBLIC - Downtown Farmers Market kickoff at Collective Seed & Supply Co.

- 5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Higher Purpose Co & ICTV present "Selma: The Untold Stories" Broadway musical — drive-in movie style (238 Issaquena) and on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/events/1101468473556844/.

- 9pm - PUBLIC - Mississippi Marshall at Hopson Commissary.

Sunday, 6/28

- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).

- 2pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Tuesday, 6/30 - 10am-2pm - PUBLIC - Voter Registration Drive at Old Harvest Food Parking Lot on Desoto Ave. Hand sanitizer, masks and refreshments for people who register to vote (while limited quantities last). Hosted by CDRY Touring & Cab.

Wed-Thurs, 7/1-2 - 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple at new Bad Apple Blues Club; open 4-9pm, music 5pm.

Fri-Sat, 7/3-4 - 5pm - PUBLIC - Sean "Bad" Apple & Friends at new Bad Apple Blues Club; open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.

*Please note Governor's Exec Order rules: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Masks optional. Social distancing required. Bars/restaurants/clubs can operate at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more (Web Store coming soon).

COMING SOON: Sat., 6/27 - 5pm - Higher Purpose & ICTV present "Selma: Untold Stories" musical — drive-in movie style (238 Issaquena) & Facebook Live.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
Bentonia Blues Festival still planned for 6/15-20...
According to facebook.com/bluefrontcafeblues (6/3/20)... the 48th annual Bentonia (Mississippi) Blues Festival will still happen — June 15-20, 2020. "All Performances will at the Blue Front Café starting at 4PM daily." Lineup includes Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, RL Boyce, Roosevelt Roberts and more. Watch Facebook for any updates, etc.


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*As of June 1st, bars and music venues can reopen, but there are lots of new regulations designed to keep the public safe. Read the full order at https://mailchi.mp/d35bf0719795/governor-tate-reeves-announces-safe-return-for-mississippi-in-final-stages-of-reopening-economy?e=af2ac1b3c1%20.

For our blues clubs/bars, the main points are:
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS NOT Possible): Public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 20 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 50 people in an outdoor space where individuals are in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to each other.
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS Possible): Except as otherwise provided, public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 50 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 100 people in an outdoor space where individuals are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation.
 
Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit bars that do not serve food to re-open subject to the limitations on restaurants and bars in Paragraph I(a) and its subparts of Executive Order 1478, including limiting the number of customers to 50% of maximum capacity and setting hours of operation to close to the public no later than 10:00 p.m.
 
Paragraph I(a)(xii) of Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit restaurants and bars to have live music. There shall be a minimum of 12 feet of separation between the musicians and restaurant/bar customers. It shall be the responsibility of the restaurant and/or bar to maintain social distancing between customers while live music is being performed.
 
Please go to www.cdc.gov for the latest health news and recommendations regarding social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing, etc.

WATERFORD, MS - Sun., 6/14 - Foxfire Ranch w/Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, 5pm.
PLUS... PLAN AS LIVE, IN-PERSON BLUES MUSIC RETURNS TO CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI...
Fri-Sat, 6/12-13 - new BAD APPLE BLUES  CLUB (former Club 2000 location on Issaquena Ave, downtown) opens with live blues music, featuring the N MS Hill Country blues stylings of Sean "Bad" Apple — details coming soon!

Please note these new State rules before attending: Sanitize hands at the door. Masks optional. Social distancing required. Venue must close at 10pm, so music will be early. If we help our venues observe State rules, then we can all stay safe and help our clubs stay open and do business. Thanks, y'all! To read all details, please see the MS Gov's executive order via https://www.wlox.com/2020/05/27/governors-safe-return-order-allows-all-businesses-mississippi-reopen/
WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com
Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public* (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person*; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 6/10
7pm - VIRTUAL
- Seth Hill from home.
8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller from home.

Thursday, 6/11
2:30pm - VIRTUAL
- Lucious Spiller matinee (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
7pm - VIRTUAL - David Dunavent from Bum Bum's Shed.
8pm - VIRTUAL
- Ground Zero Blues Club's Quarantine Series w/Lucious Spiller.

Friday, 6/12
5pm - PUBLIC - new BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB (former Club 2000 location) - Sean "Bad" Apple (w/guests) — Open 4pm-10pm; music starting at 5pm.

5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL
- Blue Mother Tupelo at Hopson Commissary.
6pm - VIRTUAL - Bill Abel from his home studio.
7pm - VIRTUAL - JH Sitton from Honey Hill B&B.

Saturday, 6/13
5pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - new BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB - Sean "Bad" Apple (w/guests) — Open 4pm-10pm; music starting at 5pm PLUS live-stream at 7pm.
7pm - PUBLIC - Steve Kolbus & Walt Busby at Levon's Bar & Grill.

9pm - VIRTUAL
- Lucious Spiller (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 6/14
1pm - VIRTUAL
- Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour.
2pm - VIRTUAL
- Deak Harp from Shorty's Shotgun Shack.
2pm - VIRTUAL
- Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 6/15
6pm - PUBLIC
- Tony Boyd plays Hopson happy hour.
6pm - VIRTUAL
- Johnny Riley at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 6/16 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery.

*Please note Governor's Exec Order rules before attending: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at door. Masks optional. Social distancing required (6' from each other; 12' from band). Reduced audience capacity (so get there early). Bars must close at 10pm. Thanks, y'all! More details via https://www.wlox.com/2020/05/27/governors-safe-return-order-allows-all-businesses-mississippi-reopen/.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email pba@cableone.net to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more (Web Store coming soon).

CLARKSDALE IN '10 BEST' USA TODAY NOMINATION: Vote for Clarksdale in USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Awards at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-small-town-2020/clarksdale-mississippi/.

PLAN NOW: 10/2-3 - Mighty Roots Music Festival. 10/3 - Deak Harp's Harmonica Block Party.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
6/9-12, 2020 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation Masterclass Workshop Experience, www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org

Plus, coming up......

- 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!

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI'S

MUSIC VENUES BEGIN TO RE-OPEN!

Live, in-person music returns with safety regulations in place*:

Saturday, 6/6 - PUBLIC RE-OPENING* of Hopson Commissary w/Blue Mother Tupelo 5-6pm & David Dunavent 8-10pm.

Monday, 6/8 - 6pm - Seth Stroud at Hopson Commissary (PUBLIC SHOW*; not live-streamed).

Tuesday, 6/9 - 7pm - PUBLIC RE-OPENING* of Hambone w/blues by Stan Street & Mississippi Marshall.

PLUS, PLAN NOW: Fri-Sat, 6/12-13 - new BAD APPLE BLUES  CLUB (former Club 2000 location) - bluesman Sean "Bad" Apple performs live, in-person — details coming soon!

*Please note these new State rules before attending: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Masks optional. Social distancing required (6' from each other; 12' from band). Bars must close at 10pm, so music will be early. If we help our venues observe State rules  now, then we can all stay safe and help our clubs stay open and do business. Thanks, y'all! To read all details, please see the MS Gov's executive order via https://www.wlox.com/2020/05/27/governors-safe-return-order-allows-all-businesses-mississippi-reopen/

INDIANOLA, MS...

SAT., 6/6 - The Blue Biscuit w/Mississippi Marshall performing, 7pm.

IN INDIANOLA, MS...

SAT., 6/6 - The Blue Biscuit w/Mississippi Marshall performing, 7pm.

Johnie B. Sanders Blues Band Revue featuring Ms. Iretta 5 Jun Fri 7 PM
Chris Gill 6 Jun Sat 7 PM
Mississippi Marshall 25 Jun Thu 6 PM
WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com
Welcome to another SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — mostly VIRTUAL and some "LIVE, IN-PERSON*" shows! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is famous for 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus a dozen annual festivals). During health crisis, musicians have moved to worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support the music. All Clarksdale times are CDT.

GO HERE for links to all of the shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

Wednesday, 6/3 - 8pm - Lucious Spiller at home. 

​Thursday, 6/4
- 7pm - LaLa Craig from LaLa Land.
-  8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series watch party w/James "Super Chikan" Johnson.

Friday, 6/5 - 6pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Preston Rumbaugh.

Saturday, 6/6 - PUBLIC RE-OPENING* of Hopson Commissary w/Blue Mother Tupelo 5-6pm & David Dunavent 8-10pm.

Sunday, 6/7
- 1pm - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
- 2pm - Gary Vincent's Clarksdale Stuck at the House Party.

Monday, 6/8
- 6pm
- Johnny Riley at Bluesberry Cafe, 6pm.
- 6pm - Seth Stroud at Hopson Commissary (PUBLIC SHOW*; not live-streamed).

Tuesday, 6/9 - 7pm - PUBLIC RE-OPENING* of Hambone w/blues by Stan Street & Mississippi Marshall.

*Limited seating; sanitized spaces, social distancing, etc.; full venue requirements at www.sos.ms.gov (search for Exec Order 1492); check with venues for more info.

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NEXT WEEK, PLAN TO ATTEND opening of new Bad Apple Blues Club (former Club 2000 location on Issaquena) Friday and Saturday w/Sean "Bad" Apple, badapplebluesclub.com.

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS:

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: 
Shop STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-3pm. Shop WEB STORE  24/7 at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app):
Download the FREE app. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VIRTUAL TOUR BY DELTA BLUES MUSEUM:
Free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FEST CELEBRATION": 
Watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED":
View Ted Reed Productions' doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

PLAN NOW: 4/17, 2021 - Juke Joint Festival, jukejointfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the music world these days (obviously), so here is what I was able to find out this week about our region's museums. As always, watch msbluestrail.org, visitmississippi.org, visitclarksdale.com and cathead.biz (as well as the individual entity/event websites) for updates.
 
DELTA MUSIC MUSEUM "COVID" UPDATES (as of June 1st; subject to change):
- Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale, MS) - Temporarily closed; watch deltabluesmuseum.org for updates.
- Gateway To The Blues Museum (Tunica, MS) - Reopened May 21st; https://tunicatravel.com/things-to-do/the-blues/gateway/.
- BB King Museum (Indianola, MS) - Temporarily closed; watch bbkingmuseum.org for updates.
- GRAMMY Museum Mississippi (Cleveland, MS) - Reopening July 9th (Thurs-Sun); see grammymuseumms.org for details.
- Highway 61 Blues Museum (and other museums in Leland, MS) - Temporarily closed.
- Delta Cultural Center (Helena, AR) - Open Tues-Fri 10-4; Sat 9-5. Masks required at all times.
- Blues Hall of Fame at Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN) - Temporarily closed; watch blues.org for updates.
BLUES/MUSIC BARS/VENUES ARE SLOWLY RE-OPENING (see restrictions below*), BUT...

Due to the current national health crisis, all physical/in-person 'live' blues shows/festivals in March/April/May 2020 were cancelled, though many musicians and some venues continued the blues online via live-stream watch parties. Those are still continuing in June... even as our state's venues and events start to re-open/re-start.

Clarksdale, Mississippi, is keeping its 365 days a year of 'live' blues and entertainment going online via watch parties. Please go to LiveFromClarksdale.org for schedule and links to watch.

(Re)Watch Clarksdale's April 18th "Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration" (9 hours; 27 acts) for free via livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival

(Re)Watch Ted Reed's new "Juke Joint Festival Revisited" documentary film for free at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc

From Jackson, Mississippi... In place of its usual weekly Blue Monday event usually held at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson, the Central Mississippi Blues Society is 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. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/134758873254380/

Note that CAT HEAD blues store in Clarksdale, Mississippi, has reopened (Mon-Sat, 11am-3pm), www.cathead.biz.

Also, VISIT CLARKSDALE Tourism Office has reopened, www.visitclarksdale.com.

Watch Blues Foundation's "Virtual Blues Music Awards (BMAs)" from Sun., May 3rd via blues.org.

Watch now... Austin City Limits w/Gary Clark Jr., https://www.pbs.org/video/gary-clark-jr-qlysro/

REGIONAL WEB RESOURCES...

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI BLUES SOCIETY: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com

MS DELTA BLUES SOCIETY OF INDIANOLA: www.indianolabluessociety.org

VISIT CLARKSDALE TOURISM: www.visitclarksdale.com

VISIT MISSISSIPPI TOURISM: www.visitmississippi.org

MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION: www.arts.ms.gov

BLUES FOUNDATION (Memphis): www.blues.org

ALSO, CHECK OUT...

LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOUR GUIDE: http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#{%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1}

AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE: americanamusictriangle.com

FREE "MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS" WEB SERIES: Watch 10 FREE episodes, and tour Mississippi virtually at www.moonshineandmojohands.com.

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.

*As of June 1st, bars and music venues can reopen, but there are lots of new regulations designed to keep the public safe. Read the full order at https://mailchi.mp/d35bf0719795/governor-tate-reeves-announces-safe-return-for-mississippi-in-final-stages-of-reopening-economy?e=af2ac1b3c1%20.

For our blues clubs/bars, the main points are:
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS NOT Possible): Public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 20 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 50 people in an outdoor space where individuals are in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to each other.
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS Possible): Except as otherwise provided, public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 50 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 100 people in an outdoor space where individuals are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation.
 
Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit bars that do not serve food to re-open subject to the limitations on restaurants and bars in Paragraph I(a) and its subparts of Executive Order 1478, including limiting the number of customers to 50% of maximum capacity and setting hours of operation to close to the public no later than 10:00 p.m.
 
Paragraph I(a)(xii) of Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit restaurants and bars to have live music. There shall be a minimum of 12 feet of separation between the musicians and restaurant/bar customers. It shall be the responsibility of the restaurant and/or bar to maintain social distancing between customers while live music is being performed.
 

 

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

May 29 - Cedric Burnside BBQ & Blues
Sep 4 & 5 - Booker Fest (2nd Annual)

CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC... see y'all in 2021.

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
5/29-31 - Goat Fest VII (rockin' blues 'n more) - https://www.facebook.com/GOAT-FEST-III-568833646616346/

WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:
Thur. 5/28- Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) TV

Paul Thorn: The Making Of…
Southern roots music hero Paul Thorn records his gospel-infused “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” record with the Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, Bonnie Bishop, and other special guests. Recording sessions take place at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, and then back home to Tupelo, Mississippi. Airs Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
 

Paul Thorn's Mission Temple Fireworks Revival
Paul Thorn and his band, along with Grammy award-winning gospel icons and special guests join together for a night of gritty, soulful, and raucous Southern gospel music. Recorded live at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Airs right after Paul Thorn: The Making Of… at 7:30 p.m. BB KING MUSEUM ONLINE ACTIVITIES... details at https://bbkingmuseum.org/visit/education/

The Museum wants to offer these online tools to continue educating your students and/or children during this COVID-19 pandemic. Download any of the resources below based on age range. Need incentive while the #saferathome order is in place? How about some FREE B.B. King Museum merchandise? HOW TO ENTER: Post a photo to social media with the tag: #BBKingEducation or email your completed project photos to kreed@bbkingmuseum.org. Winners will be chosen and notified every two weeks.

Ages 1-5:
Color the Big Red Bus

Ages 6-11:
One Shoe Blues: Video & Coloring Page

Ages 11 and up:
Name that B.B. King Lyric!

PLUS, QUIZZES...

B.B. King Museum has put together WEEKLY quizzes for a GRAND PRIZE. Come back each week, enter your answers, and be put into the drawing. Winner will be notified August 1, 2020 via email address.

All details at https://bbkingmuseum.org/visit/education/
POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC...

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
5/23 - Red's Old-Timers Blues Fest (MLK Park Stage), https://www.gofundme.com/f/2nd-annual-red039s-oldtimers-blues-festival
CHECK STATUS BEFORE GOING, DUE TO PANDEMIC...

‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (February 24, 2020) – Porch Blues is thrilled to announce a new summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: May 23 – Mark Muleman Massey; June 20 – Lightnin Malcolm; July

25 – Kenny Brown; August 16 – Lady Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 26 – Garry Burnside.


More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com). LIVE-STREAMING BLUES!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
9th Annual (virtual) Oxford Blues Festival
Oxford, Mississippi


WEBSITE: www.oxfordbluesfest.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Oxford-Blues-Festival-149263388461540/

SCHEDULE:
3:00pm-3:25pm Cameron Kimbrough
3:30pm-3:55pm Matt Gaylord
4:00pm-4:25pm Cassie Bonner
4:30pm-4:55pm Ghalia Volt
5:00pm-5:25pm Duwayne Burnside
5:30pm-5:55pm Lightnin Malcolm
6:00pm-6:30pm Ben Wiley Payton
6:30pm-6:55pm R. L. Boyce
7:00pm-7:30pm Reba Russell
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) TV

B.B. King plays Parchman prison
B.B. King at Parchman
"The King of the Blues" performs an outdoor concert at Mississippi's Parchman prison. This originally aired in 1984.
Watch tonight at 8 p.m.
   
Blues Divas: Denise LaSalle
The Queen of the Southern Soul Blues performs "You Can Have My Husband," "Still the Queen" and more.
Watch tonight at 9 p.m. MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC BROADCASTING (MPB) TV features blues 'n roots music in May:

5/22 - BB King at Parchman, 8pm (blues)
5/22 - Denise Lasalle, 9pm (soul blues)
5/28 - Paul Thorn, 7pm (singer-songwriter)

More TV updates at https://www.mpbonline.org/
MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC BROADCASTING (MPB) TV features blues 'n roots music in May:

5/22 - Denise Lasalle, 9pm (soul blues)

More TV updates at https://www.mpbonline.org/
WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:Thur. 5/21- Ben Payton ft The Boneman, 8pm
Thur. 5/28- Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com
Welcome to another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for links to most of shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

Wednesday, 5/20 - 8pm - Lucious Spiller at home. 

Thursday, 5/21
- 2pm - Lucious Spiller (Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
- 7pm - Lala Craig in a special show featuring the music that influenced her.
- 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series live watch party w/Ben Wiley Payton featuring Randy "Da Bones Man" Seppala.

Friday, 5/22 - 6pm - Terry "Harmonica" Bean is back at Cat Head.

Saturday, 5/23
- 6pm - Sean "Bad" Apple live from the new Bad Apple Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale.
- 8:30pm-ish - Lucious Spiller (Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 5/24
- 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday at 1pm).
- 2pm - Gary Vincent from Clarksdale Sound Stage.

Monday, 5/25 - 6pm - Lucious Spiller celebrates Memorial Day at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 5/26 - 7-8pm - Stan Street & Jacqueline Nassar at Hambone Art Gallery.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS:

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: 
Shop T-shirts, music, books and more at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app):
Download the FREE app to tour Clarksdale in-person and online. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VIRTUAL TOUR BY DELTA BLUES MUSEUM:
Free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION": 
Free at www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED":
Ted Reed Productions doc is free at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

PLAN NOW: 1/24-26 - Clarksdale Film & Music Festival, clarksdalefilmfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
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!

May 15 - Alvin Youngblood Hart BBQ & Blues
May 29 - Cedric Burnside BBQ & Blues
Sep 4 & 5 - Booker Fest (2nd Annual)

MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC... see host for more info.

HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi
Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival
at The Hut (475 West Valley Ave.) - Fri-Sun, 5/15-17, 2020
Hosted by Robert Kimbrough, Sr.
POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC... see venue for more info.


Horseshoe Casino's Bluesville
Robinsonville, MS
Fri, May 15 - Buddy Guy WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:
Thur. 5/14- Keith Johnson and George Mumford of Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
Thur. 5/21- Ben Payton ft The Boneman, 8pm
Thur. 5/28- Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com

POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC... see web link for more info.

 

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

Welcome to another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for links to all of the shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Wednesday, 5/13
- 7pm - Seth Hill from home. 
- 8pm - Lucious Spiller at home.  

Thursday, 5/14
- 2-3pm
- Lucious Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.
- 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series w/Keith Johnson & George Mumford.

Friday, 5/15 - 6pm - Bill Abel makes his Facebook livestream debut.

Saturday, 5/16 - 6pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art.

​Sunday, 5/18
- 1-2pm
- Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday, 1pm).
- 2-3pm - Deak Harp show.

Monday, 5/18 - 6-7pm - Watermelon Slim & The Truckers at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 5/19 - 7-8pm - Jaxx Nassar & Stan Street at Hambone Art Gallery.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS:

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: 
Expanded Web Store at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app):
Download FREE Audio Walking Tour of our historic downtown. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VIRTUAL TOUR BY DELTA BLUES MUSEUM:
Free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION": 
Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED":
View Ted's Reeds festival doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

PLAN NOW: 2021 Juke Joint Festival, jukejointfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:

Sat., 5/9 - 14th Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest (Cat Head/Bluesberry/Bad Apple Blues Club) - www.clarksdalecaravan.com

CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC — See y'all for CCMF in 2021!
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB'S
"Quarantine Series" for May 2020:

Thurs., 5/7 - Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, 8pm
Thur. 5/14- Keith Johnson and George Mumford of Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
Thur. 5/21- Ben Payton ft The Boneman, 8pm
Thur. 5/28- Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroBluesClub/

THEN... visit the world-famous blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when they reopen... groundzerobluesclub.com
groundzerobluesclub.com
Welcome to another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for links to all of the shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Wednesday, 5/6 - 6:30pm - Lucious Spiller Band at home.  

Thursday, 5/7
- 2-3pm - Lucious Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.
- 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series live watch party w/Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.

Friday, 5/8 - 6pm - Chikan Dinner w/James "Super Chikan" Johnson.

Saturday, 5/9 - 4-8pm - "Blues at the Crossroads: a Celebration of Where Blues Came From, and Where It's Going." Lineup soon at LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Sunday, 5/10 - 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour.  Every Sunday at 1pm.

Monday, 5/11 - 6-7pm - Robert Kimbrough Sr. at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 5/12 - 7-8pm - Live music TBA at Hambone Art Gallery.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS:

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: 
Expanded Web Store at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app):
Download FREE Audio Walking Tour of our historic downtown. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VIRTUAL TOUR BY DELTA BLUES MUSEUM:
Free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

WATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION": 
Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

WATCH "JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL REVISITED":
View Ted's Reeds festival doc at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc.

PLAN NOW: 10/15-18 - Deep Blues Festival, deepbluesfest.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
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/ Watch Blues Foundation's "Virtual Blues Music Awards (BMAs)" on Sun., May 3rd via blues.org!
Cancelled due to pandemic; monthly show will resume when possible.

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. Grammy-winning blues-soul rocker Gary Clark Jr. is featured. The Austin singer, songwriter and guitarist performs songs from his highly acclaimed album “This Land.”

Watch MPB Television Saturday, May 2 at 11 p.m. for a thrilling show or stream online now at:
https://www.pbs.org/video/gary-clark-jr-qlysro/
Facebook LIVE STREAM Tonight!
Courtesy of Lake Shore Systems
Virtual Concert Series

Friday, May 1st @ 7pm cst / 8pm EST
 

★ LIVE From Como, MS ★ 
Here's the Link: facebook.com/lakeshoresconcertseries
MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC BROADCASTING (MPB) TV features blues 'n roots music in May:

5/1 - Big George Brock, 9pm (blues)
5/8 -  Meet Carl Jackson,  8pm (country)
5/15 - Steve Azar, 8pm (country/Americana)
5/22 - BB King at Parchman, 8pm (blues)
5/22 - Denise Lasalle, 9pm (soul blues)
5/28 - Paul Thorn, 7pm (singer-songwriter)

More TV updates at https://www.mpbonline.org/ THURS., APRIL 30, 2020
Griot Virtual Open Mic Night

Public • Hosted by Griot Youth Program • 4 PM – 5 PM
Clarksdale, Mississippi

DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/events/538622150100039/
Cleveland, Mississippi's mothership... the original GRAMMY Museum presents...

GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES INSTAGRAM LIVE EVENT IN HONOR OF THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMY WINEHOUSE'S "BACK TO BLACK" SINGLE RELEASE ON APRIL 30

MULTIPLATINUM POP/R&B RECORDING ARTIST JOJO CONFIRMED AS PARTICIPANT
WHO:
The Instagram Live event features multiplatinum pop/R&B recording artist JoJo, who will discuss how Amy Winehouse was a huge musical influence; Winehouse's stylist Naomi Parry; Winehouse's close friend Catriona Gourlay; and hosted by music journalist Eve Barlow.
WHAT:
The GRAMMY Museum® will host an Instagram Live event in honor of what would have been the 13th anniversary of the release of Amy Winehouse’s single "Back To Black." The live event will highlight the impact of Winehouse’s music and fashion with those who worked with her and were influenced by her. In January, the Museum opened Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse exhibit, which was supposed to run through April 2020. Since the Museum had to close its doors in March until further notice due to COVID-19, there will be a virtual exhibit for those who missed it. Following the Instagram Live event, the virtual exhibit will be made available on the Museum's website.
 
                      
Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse received incredible press recognition and was beloved by Museum members and Winehouse fans. The exhibit offers a retrospective of Winehouse's career, her biggest influences, her most iconic fashion moments, and how she — while only living to be 27 and releasing two studio albums — left an indelible mark on music, fashion and pop culture. This exhibit captures the spirt of Winehouse through some of her most cherished and unique outfits and showcases her wit and charm by displaying never-before-seen handwritten lyrics and prolific journal entries.
WHEN:
Instagram Live event will be Thursday, April 30 from 2–3 p.m. PT.
Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse virtual exhibit will go live on the Museum's website on Friday, May 1.
WHERE:
Instagram Live:  @grammymuseum
Virtual exhibit: www.grammymuseum.org
Welcome to another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for links to all of the shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

Wednesday, 4/29 - 8-9pm - Lucious Spiller at home. 

Thursday, 4/30
- 2-3pm - Lucious Spiller matinee at home.
- 7-8pm - Jaqueline "Jaxx" Nassar at home.
- 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series live watch party w/TBA.

Friday, 5/1 - 7pm - J.H. Sitton performs live.

Saturday, 5/2 - 6pm - Lala Craig live from Lala Land.

Sunday, 5/3
- 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday at 1pm).
- 2-3pm - Deak Harp at Shorty's Shotgun Shack in Shacksdale, MS.

Monday, 5/4 - 6-7:30pm - Walt Busby at Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 5/5 - 7-8pm - Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Art Gallery.

( All Clarksdale times are CDT. All performances also livestreamed on Instagram when possible: @SharedExperiencesUSA. Plus, follow via hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram.)

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE BUSINESS HOURS

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART (252 Delta Ave.)
Shop expanded Web Store at www.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. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

REWATCH "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION"
Miss it? Watch now via www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival.

PLAN NOW: 10/15-18 - Deep Blues Festival, deepbluesfest.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.
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/ ‘Blues on the Porch’ Summer Concert Series announced
This new concert series will feature Hill Country Blues musicians performing monthly on the front porches of local
antebellum houses. Concerts are free and open to the general public.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS (February 24, 2020) – Porch Blues is thrilled to announce a new summer concert series,
Blues on the Porch, that brings Hill Country Blues musicians home to Holly Springs for monthly evening
concerts. Each concert is on the porch of a local antebellum home and open to the public at no cost. Gates open
at 7:00, the musicians play from 7:30-8:30. Concertgoers are free to spread out on the lawn around the porch an
are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics.

The lineup is: April 25 – Duwayne Burnside; May 23 – Mark Muleman Massey; June 20 – Lightnin Malcolm; July

25 – Kenny Brown; August 16 – Lady Trucker and the Headcutter Band; September 26 – Garry Burnside.


More information about the performers and porch locations can be found on the series website
(www.bluesontheporch.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/bluesontheporch/) or by email
(info@bluesontheporch.com).

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About Porch Blues

One night over dinner, Holly Springs residents Dave & Pam Zelman and Mike & Lisa McCarter decided it would

be fun to combine their love of old houses with their love of the legendary Hill Country Blues by hosting

concerts...on their porches. They asked some neighbors to join in, asked some local blues musicians to perform

and 72 hours later, they had created a company and a concert series. Hill Country Blues has a worldwide

following...Porch Blues hopes that everyone will take advantage of the chance to see their hometown legends

play, quite literally, in their neighbors’ yards.

For more information on Porch Blues, please visit www.bluesontheporch.com or contact Pam Zelman or Lisa

McCarter (see contact information below).

About Hill Country Blues

Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of

Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a “hill country” blues style characterized by

few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the "groove" or a steady, driving

rhythm. R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough became unlikely heroes of the music world in the 1990s when their

“hill country” style caught on in both blues and alternative rock music circles. They developed a new, younger

following after they appeared in the 1991 documentary Deep Blues and recorded for the Oxford-based Fat

Possum label, and college students and foreign tourists mixed with locals at Kimbrough’s legendary juke joint in

Chulahoma. Both artists toured widely and inspired musicians from Kansas to Norway to emulate their hill country

sounds. Their songs were recorded by artists including the Black Keys and the North Mississippi Allstars, and

remixes of Burnside tracks appeared in films, commercials, and the HBO series The Sopranos. Kimbrough’s and

Burnside’s children, grandchildren and protégés continue the legacy and record for Fat Possum and other labels.

(source: http://www.msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-markers/hill-country-blues)

Contacts:

Pamela Zelman

hilltop1856@gmail.com

513.381.6195

Lisa McCarter

lisadmccarter@yahoo.com

662.404.5652

MEMPHIS FLYER "The Flow": Live-streamed music events, incl. some blues at https://www.memphisflyer.com/MusicBlog/archives/2020/04/23/the-flow-live-streamed-music-events-this-week-april-24-29?utm_source=The+Memphis+Flyer&utm_campaign=afb522569f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_28_05_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8db73d5317-afb522569f-261520225
Welcome to another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for links to all of the shows below: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

Wednesday 4/22 - 8-9:30pm - Lucious Spiller at home. 

Thursday 4/23
- 1-2:30pm - Lucious Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.
- 8pm Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series live watch party w/Stan Street & Mississippi Marshall.

Friday 4/24 - 7pm - Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar at  home.

Saturday 4/25 - 5pm - Terry "Harmonica" Bean live from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art.

Sunday 4/26 - 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's The Social Distancing Tour.  Note: Every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come Visit Clarksdale in person again!

Monday, 4/20 - TBA live blues at Bluesberry Cafe, today and every Monday.

Tuesday, 4/21 - 7-8pm - TBA live blues at Hambone Art Gallery.

( All Clarksdale times are CDT. All performances also livestreamed on Instagram when possible: @SharedExperiencesUSA. Plus, follow via hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram.)

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UPDATED CLARKSDALE 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.

PLAN NOW: 2021 Juke Joint Festival lineup now posted at www.jukejointfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
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/ 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)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mississippi streams "Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration" live from Clarksdale

Clarksdale, Mississippi (April 15, 2020) — This weekend's planned Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, may be on hiatus till next year due to Covid-19, but fans from around the world can now enjoy a daylong online celebration in its place.

Organizers announced this week that the first-ever Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration will stream Saturday, April 18th, via www.LiveFromClarksdale.org from 12 noon to 9 p.m. CDT. It will be followed by the world-premiere of the new film Juke Joint Festival Revisited at 9 p.m.

"Thanks to our partners at Shared Experiences USA and Ted Reed Productions, we've assembled a daylong celebration of our furloughed festival that everyone can enjoy online," said Nan Hughes, co-organizer of Juke Joint Festival. "With the generous support of our amazing musicians, Visit Mississippi, Visit Clarksdale, the Walton Family Foundation and others, the Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration will be a free event."

While the 9 hours of live-streamed blues and roots music are free, fans are encouraged to tip musicians through PayPal and Venmo. The filmmakers also invite fans to consider a donation to the Blues Foundation's Covid-19 Fund and the MS Blues Foundation's Blues Musician Fund.

"Through the magic of the world wide web, we'll be streaming live performances from Clarksdale to Columbia, from New Orleans to Nashville," explained Roger Stolle, Juke Joint Festival co-founder. "Confirmed acts include Reverend Peyton, Johnny Rawls, Jimbo Mathus, Lucious Spiller, Grace Askew, Watermelon Slim and many more who were originally booked to play this year's Juke Joint Festival."

The daylong celebration will conclude with the world-premiere of Juke Joint Festival Revisited, created by Grammy- and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Ted Reed and shot at last year's festival. Preview trailer at youtu.be/77MjILSQPOc.

The live-streamed portion of the celebration will feature some 27 acts performing at home or in small, no-audience venues thanks to event partner Colleen Buyers, founder of Shared Experiences USA and Live From Clarksdale.
 
"Following the Virtual Juke Joint party, we'll continue streaming music Live From Clarksdale all 7 nights a week. During the pandemic, Shared Experiences is coordinating and promoting daily live-streamed musical performances," said Buyers. "Prior to the crisis, Clarksdale already had 365 nights of live blues. Now, musicians are playing 'Live From Clarksdale' to living rooms around the world until the clubs can reopen and everyone can visit Clarksdale again."

With the support of Visit Clarksdale, Visit Mississippi and the Clarksdale Chamber of Commerce, Live From Clarksdale has just launched to stream daily live performances via its centralized listing at www.LiveFromClarksdale.org. Now, even in the midst of the health crisis, the blues can stay alive in the land where it was born.

Stolle reminds blues fans and tourists to plan now for next year's April 15-18, 2021, Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (www.JukeJointFestival.com) in downtown Clarksdale — and to Visit Mississippi (www.VisitMississippi.org) in-person just as soon as the health crisis is over.

WHAT: Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration
WHEN: April 18, 2020 - noon-10pm CDT
WHERE: www.facebook.com/livefromclarksdale
COST: free; tips go directly to the musicians
2020 INFO: www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

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(Re)Watch "VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION" (27 acts, 9 hours... all FREE!) that streamed 'live' from Clarksdale, Mississippi! See it in its entirety, broken into two parts via:

https://www.livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival
ITS POPULAR PUBLIC PROGRAM SERIES AS PART OF ITS DIGITAL MUSEUM ON MUSEUM'S WEBSITE

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE INGRID ANDRESS,
BRANDY CLARK, KEVIN CRONIN OF REO SPEEDWAGON, ECHOSMITH, JIM LAUDERDALE, KIP MOORE,
CAITLYN SMITH, THE SHINE DOWN, SOUL ASYLUM,
WEBB WILDER, AND MORE
WHO:
Confirmed artists participating in the Museum's new digital Public Program series include Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon, Echosmith, Jim Lauderdale, Kip Moore, Caitlyn Smith, The Shine Down, Soul Asylum, Webb Wilder, and more artists to be announced soon via the GRAMMY Museum's social channels and website.
WHAT:
The GRAMMY Museum® announces the debut of its popular Public Program series as part of its Digital Museum on the Museum's website, starting with Soul Asylum this Saturday, April 18, followed by Caitlyn Smith on Monday, April 20. The Museum cancelled all upcoming programs during its closure until further notice in light of COVID-19. The Museum's Public Program series normally takes place in its 200-seat Clive Davis Theater at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live, but will now be recorded via Zoom and released on the Museum's website. The series features interviews with moderator Scott Goldman and will be released every week throughout the Museum's indefinite closure. Since the GRAMMY Museum opened 12 years ago, it has offered more than 900 Public Programs.
 
The Museum has also been releasing free digital content, including never-before-released archival Public Program footage, exhibit slideshows that feature past exhibitions, digital educational content and lessons plans, and continuing its mission of paying tribute to our musical heritage and bringing our community together through music. The Museum is sharing daily playlists and thoughts curated by its staff, including the guest services and security team members, in an effort to continue keeping all employees engaged during this closure.
WHEN:
The first digital Public Programs to be released will be Soul Asylum this Saturday, April 18, followed by Caitlyn Smith on Monday, April 20. Upcoming dates will be announced soon via the Museum's social channels and website.
WHERE:
The digital Public Program series will be released as part of the Digital Museum on the Museum's Website: grammymuseum.org
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.
 
For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.
CONTACTS
 
Jasmine Lywen-Dill
Communications Manager, GRAMMY Museum
T. 213.725.5703
jlywen-dill@grammymuseum.org

 

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.

4/16-19, 2020 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS (click for details).

PLAN NOW FOR NEXT YEAR:
Book hotel rooms now for Thurs.-Sun., April 15-18, 2021, Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, featuring over 100 blues acts... including Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, James "Super Chikan" Johnson and many many more!
CLARKSDALE, MS:

- 4/16-18, 2020 - 1st ever Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival (at The Holy Moly), deltabluesdulcimerrevival.com
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB... VIRTUAL "The Quarantine Series" live-streaming event!

#gzthequarantineseries is live right here on Facebook at 8 PM. Simply click on the event (if you mark interested, Facebook will notify you!) and voila..a live #gzblues concert right in your living room! It's a charity event to help our treasured artists and staff during the pandemic. Give what you can.
https://www.paypal.me/ groundzeroblues
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/
Welcome to  another "VIRTUAL" SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts below, and donate online to support those keeping the blues alive.

GO HERE for updated schedule and links: https://www.sharedexperiencesusa.com/livefromclarksdale

( All Clarksdale times are CDT. All performances also livestreamed on Instagram when possible: @SharedExperiencesUSA. Plus, follow via hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram.)

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

Thursday, 4/9 - 1-2:30pm - Lucious Spiller's Facebook page: Lucci Spiller live matinee for friends overseas.

Friday, 4/10 - 7-8pm - J.H. Sitton live on their Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, 4/11 - 8-9:30pm - Lucious Spiller's Facebook page: Lucci Spiller live.

Sunday, 4/12 - 1-2pm - Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour. Note: Marshall every Sunday at 1pm!

Monday, 4/13 - 2pm - Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page: Lala Craig. Note: Bluesberry will host every Monday.

Tuesday, 4/14 - 7-8pm - Live blues TBA at Hambone Art Gallery. Note: Hambone will host every Tuesday.

PLUS, more musicians including Blackwater Duo, David Dunavent, Sean "Bad" Apple and others coming soon to this space!

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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).

ALSO, PLEASE NOTE...
Clarksdale Recycling is taking a month or two off (till the regional recycling center reopens after the health crisis).

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.

PLAN NOW: 2021 Juke Joint Festival lineup now posted at www.jukejointfestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI... Streaming Live Blues 365 Nights A Year (or however long 'this' lasts)!

Clarksdale is normally known  for its 7-nights-a-week in-person live blues shows, but during our national health crisis, live-streamed blues "Watch Parties" online will  have to do, y'all. So, enjoy...

Current Schedule & Watch Links: LiveFromClarksdale.org

(All Clarksdale-times: CDT. All performances will also be livestreamed on Instagram when possible: @SharedExperiencesUSA)

PLUS...

(Re)Watch Clarksdale's April 18th "Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration" (9 hours; 27 acts) for free via livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival

(Re)Watch Ted Reed's new "Juke Joint Festival Revisited" documentary film for free at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc

ALSO... WATCH GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB's Quarantine blues series via their Facebook page:
Thur. 5/14- Keith Johnson and George Mumford of Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
Thur. 5/21- Ben Payton ft The Boneman, 8pm
Thur. 5/28- Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Thur.  6/4- Super Chikan, 8pm
Thur. 6/11- Lucious Spiller, 8pm

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/ GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB
Clarksdale, MS

www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Sat., 4/4 - Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta presents "Party with a Purpose" starring Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & the Allstars plus Mona Dixon (2010 NYOY), and featuring VIP Pre-show Event and unique auction items from some of the South's most celebrated talent. 7pm-midnight. Info: www.bgcmsdelta.org or 662-763-5234. 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. On April 3, harmonica player Scott Albert Johnson will stream a live performance from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Facebook Live. The long-time Jackson resident uses a harmonica technique known as “overblow” to create his signature sound. The concert is free, but listeners are welcome to donate to the artist through PayPal or Venmo at scott@scottalbertjohnson.com or through Donorbox at donorbox.org/sajconcerts. Find him on Facebook for the show at facebook.com/scottalbertjohnsonmusic.

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

Bottleneck Blues Bar

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

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

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

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

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

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):

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
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...

Sat., 3/14 - Joe  Marcinek Band feat Papa Mali, 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: tba

 

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).

 

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

VIRTUAL 'SOUNDS AROUND TOWN'

Live blues shows streaming Daily (Thanks to 'Shared Experiences'!)

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI: 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."

(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.)

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

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.

Cat HeadMississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS

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

Celebrating 18 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!

Sat., 3/21 - Lou Shields performs, 11am
Sun., 3/22 - Juke Jones performs, 12 noon

Hill Country Blues Night, Saturday March 21, 2020 at The Cherry Place, 341 Wilson Golden Rd, Waterford, MS! 8pm- until! Come see Garry Burnside, Kenny Brown, Andrea Staten, Kinney Kimbrough, Kent Burnside, Beverly Davis, Pharmtruck, and Duwayne Burnside “The Prince of The Blues”! $20 admission! Bring your own liquor and beer! BBQ and fish will be sold! Hook ups for camping available! Come out and show your blues appreciation!! Sponsored by: Burnside Music Productions LLC, Scott Robinson, and Adrian Pinson. 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

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

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):

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
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...

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: tba

 

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).

 

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

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - Sounds Around Town

THESE ARE TRYING TIMES, Y'ALL...
Please note that the info here is subject to change based on the current national health crisis; call before you go. ALSO, please note that April's Juke Joint Festival had to be cancelled but will return April 15-18, 2021, so book your hotel rooms now. See festival updates at jukejointfestival.com.

CDC/MS HEALTH DEPT GUIDELINES
See CDC website for info about social distancing, handwashing/sanitizing and more at www.cdc.gov

CAT HEAD STORE (252 Delta Ave.)
Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-3pm.
Sun., 3/22 - Juke Jones performs, 12 noon

RED'S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)
Fri., 3/20 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 3/21 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" & Shy Perry, 9pm
Sun., 3/22 - Live blues TBA, 7pm

BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)
Sat., 3/21 - Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am
Sun., 3/21 - Blues Breakfast w/Captain Dirk, 10am
Mon., 3/22 - Blues Dinner w/Marshall Hopper Band, 10am

HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Thurs., 3/19 - Guitar Workshop performance, 8pm
Tues., 3/24 - Danny Brooks, 8pm

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 3/20 - Marshall Drew, 7pm

BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB (349 Issaquena Ave.)
Coming soon!

NO MUSIC AT THESE NORMAL VENUES THIS WEEK... but food service (mostly carryout, so call first) still planned as of press deadline: Ground Zero Blues Club, Hooker Grocer + Eatery, and Levon's Bar & Grill.

CLARKSDALE MUSEUMS (downtown)
- Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.
- TN Williams Rectory Museum by appt. (646-465-1578).
- MS Room & Indian Archeological Exhibit @ Public Library, 114 Delta Ave.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Visit Clarksdale Tourism web link at visitclarksdale.com/tours.

PLAN AHEAD: 4/15-18, 2021 - next Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz
MANY VENUES/FESTIVALS ARE OPEN/HAPPENING, BUT SOME ARE NOT
Due to the current national health crisis, Mississippi's nightly blues music and annual festivals may or may not be happening. See below, and watch our MS Blues Trail Calendar for updates on in-person events. Also, please support our musicians/venues who are putting on 'live streaming' web concerts and watch parties via Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Executive Orders/CDC Recommendations/Venue & Festival Requirements may include these music venue/event restrictions: Social distancing at all times. Masks indoors. Indoor and outdoor venues/events are operating at reduced capacity/attendance. See details and updates via  https://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Executive-Orders.aspx as well as individual blues venue/festival websites. Please help us keep our musicians and citizens safe — allowing Mississippi to have even more live blues events. Thanks, y'all!

Clarksdale, Mississippi, (as of October) has public, in-person "live" blues shows you can attend Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays... and live-streamed, virtual shows from Clarksdale every single day/night. For in-person shows (confirm before going!), go to https://www.cathead.biz/music-calendar. For DAILY virtual, live-streaming blues shows, go to LiveFromClarksdale.org.

REGIONAL WEB RESOURCES...

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI BLUES SOCIETY: www.centralmississippibluessociety.com

MS DELTA BLUES SOCIETY OF INDIANOLA: www.indianolabluessociety.org

VISIT CLARKSDALE TOURISM: www.visitclarksdale.com

VISIT MISSISSIPPI TOURISM: www.visitmississippi.org

MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION: www.arts.ms.gov

BLUES FOUNDATION (Memphis): www.blues.org

ALSO, CHECK OUT...

LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOUR GUIDE: http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#{%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1}

AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE: americanamusictriangle.com

FREE "MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS" WEB SERIES: Watch 10 FREE episodes, and tour Mississippi virtually at www.moonshineandmojohands.com.

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.
(Re)Watch Clarksdale's April 18th "Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration" (9 hours; 27 acts) for free via livefromclarksdale.org/jukejointfestival

(Re)Watch Ted Reed's new "Juke Joint Festival Revisited" documentary film for free at https://youtu.be/HiPsS5spBMc

From Jackson, Mississippi... In place of its usual weekly Blue Monday event usually held at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson, the Central Mississippi Blues Society is 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. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/134758873254380/

Watch Blues Foundation's "Virtual Blues Music Awards (BMAs)" on Sun., May 3rd via blues.org!

PLUS, watch now... Austin City Limits w/Gary Clark Jr., https://www.pbs.org/video/gary-clark-jr-qlysro/

 

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

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


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

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):

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
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...

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: tba

 

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).

 

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

Roosters Blues House
Oxford, MS
Fri., 3/13 - Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, 9:30pm
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - Sounds Around Town
"Live blues shows 365 nights a year plus over a dozen annual festivals!"

NOTE: "Clarksdale is open on Sundays!" Details below under Bluesberry Cafe, Delta Blues Museum, Hooker Grocer, Levon's and Red's Lounge listings; PLUS, Cat Head open Sundays 11am-3pm.

RED'S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)
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

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
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

LEVON'S BAR & GRILL (232 Sunflower Ave.)
Sun., 3/15 - The Blues Doctors, 4pm

BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)
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

DELTA BLUES ALLEY CAFE (352 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 3/13 - Happy Hour w/live music by TBA, 5pm

HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Tues., 3/17 - Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm

HOOKER GROCER + EATERY (near Delta Blues Museum)
Sun., 3/15 - Holley Peel, 5pm

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE (243 Delta Ave.)
Thurs., 3/12 - Sale & Clearance on JJF shirts and more, 1pm-5:30pm! Details in store.

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle)
Mon., 3/16 - Happy hour w/Gramm Phillips, 6pm

SHACK UP INN (The Gin)
Music some weekends.

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 3/13 - Mississippi Marshall, 7pm

CLARKSDALE MUSEUMS (downtown)
- Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sundays noon-5pm.
- TN Williams Rectory Museum by appt. (646-465-1578).
- MS Room & Indian Archeological Exhibit @ Public Library, 114 Delta Ave.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Visit Clarksdale Tourism web link at visitclarksdale.com/tours.

BUY NOW: Pre-sale Sat-night Juke Joint Festival wristbands on sale at www.jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

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  

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.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (and nearby Bentonia):

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: tba

 

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).

 

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

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - Sounds Around Town
"Live blues 365 nights a year plus over a dozen annual festivals!"

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE (243 Delta Ave.)
Thurs., ​3/5​ - Sale & Clearance on JJF shirts and more, 12 noon-5:30pm! Details in store.

RED'S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)
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 Blues Band, 7pm

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
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

LEVON'S BAR & GRILL (232 Sunflower Ave.)
Fri., 3/6 - Alanna Mosley, 7:30pm
Sun., 3/8 - Steve Kolbus & Mark Miller, 4pm

BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)
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

DELTA BLUES ALLEY CAFE (352 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 3/6 - Happy Hour w/live music by Southern Soul Band, 5pm

HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Tues., 3/10 - Live blues TBA, 8pm

HOOKER GROCER + EATERY (near Delta Blues Museum)
Sun., 3/8 - Blackwater Trio, 5pm

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle)
Mon., 3/9 - Happy hour w/Holly Peel , 6pm

SHACK UP INN (The Gin)
Sun., 3/8 - JH Sitton at 4pm, Josh Cook at 5pm, and John Paul Keith at 6-8pm

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 3/6 - Ryan Purser, 7pm

CLARKSDALE MUSEUMS (downtown)
- Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
- TN Williams Rectory Museum by appt. (646-465-1578).
- MS Room & Indian Archeological Exhibit @ Public Library, 114 Delta Ave.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Visit Clarksdale Tourism web link at visitclarksdale.com/tours.

COMING SOON: Thurs., 4/16 - Juke Joint Festival Kickoff w/KINGFISH @ New Roxy, jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

Meridian, MS

www.msarts.org

Fri., 4/3 - Blues Series: Aa’Keela and The Beats, 6pm-9pm  

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI - March 2020 preview with live blues 7 nights a week!

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

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 - Live blues TBA, 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
Wed., 3/18 - LALA Element 88, 8pm
Thur., 3/19 - David Dunavent, 8pm
Fri., 3/20 - Emerson Hill, 8pm
Sat., 3/21 - Zach Koch
Wed., 3/25 - Bill Abel, 8pm
Thur. 3/26 - Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 3/27 - Mark Miller and the Coldwind ft Heather Buckley, 8pm
Sat., 3/28 - Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 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/

LaLaLAND

Clarksdale, MS (241 Yazoo Ave.)

tba

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

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

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

Sun., 3/15 - Holley Peel, 5pm

Sun., 3/20 - Lou Shields, 5pm

Sun., 3/22 - Tony Boyd, 5pm

Fri., 3/27 - Alanna Mosely, 7pm

Sun., 3/29 - John Ford, 5pm

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

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

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/DJ Blu Majic (Southern soul), 5pm

Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

"Original music" occasionally, including:
tba

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

www.stayattravelers.com

3/6 - Higher Purpose Happy Hour, 6:30pm
3/19 - Delta GUMBO, 6pm
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

tba

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.)

tba

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.)
Thurs., 4/16/20 - Griot Arts Open Mic Night 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:

   March

   9 Holly Peel 

   16 Gramm Phillips

   23 Tiffany Harmon 

   30 Griot Band and Seth and Walt 

PLUS, SOME WEEKENDS (cover applies):
Sat., 3/21 - The Roof Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/4 - Mike Ellis Band, 9pm
Fri., 4/17 - John Sutton Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/18 - JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL!
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