CLARKSDALE: 7 nights of blues in Feb 2020

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Preview of February 2020 in Clarksdale & Coahoama County!
“Live” blues every night at one or more venues…

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

Sat., 2/1 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sun., 2/2 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 2/7 – Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, 9pm
Sat., 2/8 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 2/9 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean (instead of Mule Man; update), 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

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

(8pm showtimes):

2/1 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 8pm

2/5 Wed. Dave Warmerdam Band, 8pm
2/6 Thur. Steve Kolbus, 8pm – BLUES JAM NIGHT
2/7 Fri. Harp Dog Brown, 8pm
2/8 Sat. (ROCK NIGHT) David Dunavent Band, 8pm – Go to RED’S for BLUES!
2/12 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
2/13 Thur. Steve Kolbus, 8pm – BLUES JAM NIGHT
2/14 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
2/15 Sat. Keith Johnson Big Muddy Band, 8pm
Wed., 2/19 – Misty Blues feat. Gina Coleman, 8pm
2/20 Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm – BLUES JAM NIGHT
2/21 Fri. Taylormade Band, 8pm
2/22 Sat. Lala Element 88, 8pm
2/26 Wed. Deak Harp, 8pm
2/27 Thur. Bill Abel, 8pm – BLUES JAM NIGHT
2/28 Fri. Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm
2/29 Sat. Big A and the Allstars w/Space Cowboy (Ladies Night), 8pm

Delta Blues Museum – Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

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


Clarksdale, MS (241 Yazoo Ave.)


Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)
Sun., 2/2 – Reverend Robert, 5pm

Friday feb 7 Tony Boyd  7pm
Saturday feb 8 DJ4EVAYOUNG  6pm
Sunday Feb 9 Zechariah Lloyd 5pm

(Coming soon: Fri., 3/20 – Lou Shields)

Cat HeadMississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992, but no voicemail; email

Celebrating 17 years at the Crossroads. Your 1st stop for “live” music & visitor info.

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

Sunday, 2/9 – FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE – Storm Cellar blues band,  11AM!

(Coming soon: Sat., 3/21 – Lou Shields performs, 11am)

Hambone Art & Music

Clarksdale, MS

(111 E 2nd St.)

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

February 4-   7-8 p.m. Black Snake Moan ,  8-10  Maggie McCabe Duo
February 11- Stone gas Band
February 18-Lucious Spiller
February 25- Fat Tuesday w/Mississippi Marshall
March 3 –       Ben Rice

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

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

Friday, Feb 7 – Stormcellar blues band, 7:30pm

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

Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14th – Gramm Phillips, 8pm

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

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

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Sat:2/1-Blues Breakfast w/Bill Able,10am (no cover)

Sun;2/2-Blues Breakfast w/Black Snake Moan,10am (no cover)

Mon;2/3-Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Band,8pm

Sat., 2/8 – Blues Breakfast w/Steve Miller & Steve Kolbus, 10am
Sun., 2/9 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Mon., 2/10 – Blues Dinner w/Storm Cellar & Millage Gilbert, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:
February 7 Mississippi Marshall (blues)
February 14 Alanna Mosley
February 21 TBA
February 28 TBA

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

Sat., 1/25 – Robert Kimbrough Sr Duo, 5 to 8pm – early show!


Fridays – “Live” music (blues or R&B) weekly at 5pm!

Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

“Original music” occasionally, including:

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS


Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.


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

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

Plan now for 2020 DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL (& BUSKING),

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


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)
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

ALSO: Plan now for 2020 festival,

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. (Also, ask about their The Den building as well.)


Clarksdale, MS

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

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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



   3 Tony Boyd

   10 Gramm Phillips

   17 Seth and Walt

   24 Allie Meddleton

PLUS, SOME WEEKENDS (cover applies):

Sat., 2/1 – MS Marshall, 9pm
Sat., 2/8 – Tony Boyd, 9pm
Sat., 2/15 – House Blend Band, 9pm

Fri., 2/21- Ronnie & Marshall Drew, 8pm
Sat., 2/22 – Soulbender, 9pm
Sat., 2/29 – Johnny Riley & The Boneyard Medicine Show, 9pm
Sat., 3/21 – The Roof Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/4 – Mike Ellis Band, 9pm
Fri., 4/17 – John Sutton Band, 9pm
Sat., 4/25 – Choctaw Clay, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS
Sun., 2/2 – Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street Band, 4pm
Mon., 2/3 – Big A & Allstars, 7pm

Fri.-Sat., 2/7-8 – “Willie Tom 5”:
   Fri @7pm – John Mohead, then Deak Harp.
   Sat @ 7pm – Bill Abel, then Libby Rae Watson.

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 2/27 – Community Book Talks presents “For the Love of Books” Fundraiser with Surprise Author Panel; details TBA.

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

Plus annual festival,

The Bank

Clarksdale, MS (E 2nd & Yazoo Ave)

The Bad Apple Blues ClubCOMING EARLY 2020
Clarksdale, MS
349 Issaquena Ave, downtown
TBA – “Live” blues, workshops and more!

The Junction

Coahoma County, MS
(25960 US Hwy 61N @ Hwy 316; just 10 min north of Clarksdale)

Sat., 3/28 – 2pm-2am – GRAND RE-OPENING w/ribbon cutting, DJ, “live” blues and more! (New multi-purpose event complex available for rental.) Info: 662-519-3818,

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