CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town for festival week!

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.

TUNICA: Buddy Guy and Kingfish at Horseshoe Casino

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: 7 days of live blues music in Sounds Around Town…

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.

CLEVELAND 2021 International Conference on the Blues

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.

RULEVILLE: Route to America’s Music Festival

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