CLARKSDALE: 2019 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

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Clarksdale, MS – downtown

World-famous Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival with real-deal Mississippi blues acts on multiple indoor stages (during day on Sat) plus evening headliners (Fri/Sat) on the outdoor main stage by the Delta Blues Museum… 2019 Sunflower River Blues Gospel Lineup*:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Grits, Greens & BBQ VIP Party                        
7:00pm-7:45pm    Gramm Phillips
8:00pm-8:45pm    Richard “Daddy Rich” Crisman                    
9:00pm-9:45pm    Marshall Drew

FRIDAY, 8/9:
Friday, August 9, 2019   Main Stage
7:00pm-7:45pm     Delta Blues Museum Band                        
8:00pm-8:45pm      Lady Trucker
9:00pm-9:45pm     Heather Crosse-Heavy Suga & The Sweet Tones
10:00pm-10:45pm    The Stone Gas Band                    
11:00pm-12:15pm     James”Super Chikan” Johnson  

SATURDAY, 8/10:                
Saturday, August 10, 2019   Acoustic Stage#1 Ground Zero
12noon-12:45pm    Kenny Brown
1:00pm-1:45pm     Pat Thomas
2:00pm-2:45pm    Richard “Daddy Rich” Crisman                    
3:00pm-3:45pm    Sharde Thomas:Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage #2 at LeVon Bar & Grill  on Sunflower Avenue                        
2:00pm-2:45pm    Deak Harp & Drummer
3:00pm-3:45pm    David Dunavent
4:00pm-4:45pm    Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Saturday, August 10, 2019  Acoustic Stage #3 at Crossroads Cultural Arts Center-332 Delta Avenue
4:00pm-4:45pm    Sadie Lamp
5:00pm-5:45pm    Bill Abel
6:00pm-6:45pm    Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage #4 at Hattie Jean’s on the corner of Third and Delta                        
4:00pm-4:45pm    TBA
5:00pm-5:45pm    Little Willie Farmer
6:00pm-6:45pm    Sean “Bad” Apple
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage#5 at Hambone Gallery  111 E 2nd St       
2:00pm-2:45pm    Stan Street
3:00pm-3:45pm    Bill Abel
4:00pm-4:45pm    Ben Payton
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage #6 at Reds- on Sunflower Avenue
3:00pm-3:35pm    Little Willie Farmer
4:00pm-4:45pm    Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood                    
5:00pm-5:45pm    Mark Mule Man Massey
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage #7 @ Blues Berry Café
4:00pm-4:45pm     Steve Kolbus & Guest    

5:00pm-5:45pm    Super Chikan
6:00pm-6:45pm    Anthony “Big A” Sherrod
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Acoustic Stage #8 @Messenger @ MLK
3:00pm-3:45pm    Mark “Mule Man” Massey                    
4:00pm-4:45pm    Sean “Bad” Apple
5:00pm-5:45pm    Terry “Big T” Williams
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Main Stage (Delta Blues Museum – outdoor stage)
7:00pm-7:45pm     Big George Brock
8:00pm-8:45pm    David Dunavant & The EVOL LOVE Band                    
8:45pm-9:00pm    Awards
9:00pm-9:45pm    Otis “TCB” Taylor & His Blues Band                    
10:00pm-10:45pm     Terry”Big T”Williams & The Family Band                    
11:00pm-12:15pm    Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & The All Stars

SUNDAY, 8/11:
Sunday, August 11 2019 Gospel Stage- Clarksdale Civic Auditorium East Second St                        
4:00pm-4:30pm    Pastor Betty Hamilton & The McGowan Singers
4:45pm-5:15pm    Terry Carr & The Clarksdale Mass Choir
5:30pm-6:00pm    Dianne & The Spiritual Angles                    
6:15pm-6:45pm    Ned & The Jonestown Crusaders                    
7:00pm-8:pm    Minister Ricky Burton & 4EVER Grateful

See why Clarksdale IS “The Festival City,” y’all! Book hotel rooms now…


– 8/9-11, 2019 – Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival,

– 8/11, 2019 – Cat Head 17th Anniversary,

– 10/5, 2019 – Deak’s Harmonica Block Party,

– 10/13, 2019 – Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (post-Biscuit),

-10/13, 2019 – Super Blues Sunday: Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (9am),Bluesberry Cafe Blues Breakfast (10am), 2nd Street Blues Party,Hopson/Shackup’s Pinetop Perkins Celebration (3pm), Levon’s SundayRamble (3:30pm), Red’s Juke Joint Jam (8pm) and more!

– 10/17-20, 2019 – Deep Blues Fest & Delta Busking Stages (heavy blues, rock, Americana),

– 10/10-12 – Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival,

– October 2019 – Cruzn Crossroads Car & Truck Show w/music,

– TBA 2019 – Harvest Fest at Hopson Commissary (country/Americana/folk),

– 10/24-27, 2019 – Hambone Festival & related events (blues),

– TBA 2019 –  Mag Fest IV,

– 12/6-7,  2019 – Burdine’s Blues & Greens Festival at Shack Up Inn,

-NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019 – Party at the Crossroads; it’s Clarksdale’s annual New Year’s blues blowout at Red’s, Ground Zero, Hambone, Hopson and other great venues!

– PLUS, plan now for 4/16-19, 2020 – 17th annual Juke Joint Festival & Related Events (headline event is Sat., 4/18/20) —


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