CLARKSDALE: 365 nights of live blues each year

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

10/13 – part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

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

Clarksdale, MS

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

(8pm showtimes):

9/18 Wed. TBA
9/19 Thurs. BLUES JAM Lala Element 88, 8pm
9/20 Fri. Mississippi Marshall and the Juke Daddies, 8pm
9/21 Sat. Terry and the Wall Bangers, 8pm
9/25 Wed. ORIGINAL MUSIC NIGHT Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
9/26 Thurs. BLUES JAM Lucious Spiller, 8pm
9/27 Fri. Sean Apple Band, 8pm
9/28 Sat. Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday and major holidays.

Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Nice PBS NewsHour segment on the DBM’s Arts & Ed Program at

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)


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

ALSO: 10/17-19, 2019 – Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival,

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Friday and Sunday music!

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

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

Thurs., 9/19 – Guitar Workshop Jam, 8pm

Tues., 9/24 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 8pm

PLAN NOW: Sat., 10/12 – special show starring 87-yr-old BIG GEORGE BROCK & New Houserockers, 9pm!

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

September 20 Alanna Mosley

September 27 David Dunavent

Clarksdale Sound Stage
Clarksdale, MS

(313 Issaquena Ave., downtown; enter via alley back door)

Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

“Original music” occasionally, including:


Clarksdale, MS

(200 block of Yazoo Ave., downtown)

Sat., 9/28 from 2pm-8pm – FREE – Take Five Clarksdale Jazz Club presents street fest starring The Oxford Jazz Trio, Ole Miss Jazz Combo and John Shaw’s Magnolia Triangle. (Food & beer available. No coolers, please.)

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS


New Roxy – “Possibly the coolest venue in the South…”

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

PLAN NOW for Deep Blues Fest

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


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

Live music Happy Hour every Friday, 5-8pm!

Fri., 9/20 – Happy Hour w/Gran Boiz Band, 5-8pm

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

Open many evenings with DJ; live blues during Clarksdale Film Festival and Juke Joint festival.

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.


Tourism Office
Clarksdale, MS
(326 Blues Alley)
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.

Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

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.



Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)
Thurs., 9/26 – 3rd annual “Babies, Blues & Bottoms” w/Afrissippi (musical fundraiser for Coahoma County Diaper Bank), 5:30-7:30pm

Clarksdale, MS
Thursdays… 9/19 & 11/7/19, 2/13 & 4/16/20 – Griot Arts Open Mic Nights at Meraki (open to all), 6:30pm-8pm


The Bank

Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 10/24 – Griot Arts Annual Fall Feast, 5:3opm –

The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING EARLY 2020!

Clarksdale, MS

349 Issaquena Ave, downtown


Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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


​Sept.        23 Weeping Willows (Australia )

       30 Seth and Walt

PLUS, SATURDAYS 9pm (cover applies):

Sat., 9/28 – Southern Edition, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

9/6 – Super Chikan 7-9pm

(9/17-21 – Guitar Workshop)

9/21 – Guitar Camp Jam, time TBA

(9/24-28 – Harmonica Workshop)

10/4 – JH Sitton 6-8
10/13 – Pinetop Perkins Homecoming
10/17-19 – Deep Blues Festival
10/18 – Deep Blues Fun Run

Paint The Town 2019
Clarksdale, MS

Downtown mural project w/Columbian, Memphian and Clarksdalian artists. SCHEDULE:
Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28: Artists arrive
Sunday, September 29: Organizing and setting up of scaffolding, etc.
Monday – Friday, September 30 – October 4: Painting of walls around downtown
Friday, October 4, 6pm: Dedication of walls. 2nd & Yazoo Streets, across from Regions
Friday, October 4, 8pm – whenever: Party at Hambone Gallery, 111 East 2nd St.
Clarksdale. Music by Anthony Big A Sherrod and the Allstars.
On Saturday October 5 most of the participating artists will be going to Memphis, TN to
participate in Paint Memphis.

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS
– October 17-19 – Tennessee Williams Festival.  For more information, visit

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