CLARKSDALE: April blues calendar w/music nightly

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — “Live” blues 365 nights a year, y’all:

“The #1 American Music City that’s not Nashville”Fodor’s Travel

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, (Thursday happy hour), Friday, Saturday and Sunday night…
Thursdays – occasional music
Fri., 4/5 – Johnnie Drummer, 9pm
Sat., 4/6 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Sun., 4/7 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wed., 4/17 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Thurs., 4/18 – TBA
Fri., 4/19 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Sat., 4/20 – Bill “Howl-N-Madd” & Shy Perry, 9pm
Sun., 4/21 – Stone Gas Blues Band, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Thurs., 4/25 – Deak Harp & Quicksand, 8pm

Fri., 4/26 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Sat., 4/27 – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer Blues Band Birthday Bash, 9pm

Sun., 4/28 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 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):

Wed., 4/3 – Deak Harp, 8pm
Thurs., 4/4 – Blues Jam w/Lala, 8pm
Fri., 4/5 – Rockin’ Rouge, 8pm
Sat., 4/6 – Big T & the Family, 8pm

Wednesday, April 10 Heavy Suga and the SweeTones
Thursday, April 11 Phillip Carter Band
Friday, April 12 Big A and the Allstars
Saturday, April 13 Super Chikan – JJFest Wristband required.
Sunday, April 14 Steve Kolbus and LaLa
Wednesday, April 17 LaLa Element 88
Thursday, April 18 Blues Jam w/Kolbus
Friday, April 19 Diedra Ruff Pro
Saturday, April 20 Ghalia Volt
Wednesday, April 24 LaLa Element 88
Thursday, April 25 Harmonica Jam with Heavy Suga
Friday, April 26 Mark Muleman
Saturday, April 27 Heavy Suga and the SweeTones
Wednesday, May 1 Steve Kolbus
Thursday, May 2 Lucious Spiller
Friday, May 3 LaLa Element 88
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Bones Festival
Wednesday, May 8 Murali Coryell Band
Thursday, May 9 Lucious Spiller
Friday, May 10 Heavy Suga and the SweeTones
Saturday, May 11, Pinetop Boogie


Clarksdale, MS (105 8th St.)
Sun., 4/21 – Easter blues by Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm

Third Street Bistro
Clarksdale, MS

(216 3rd St.)
Sundays – Jazz Sundays w/Sadie Lamp duo, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)
Thurs., 4/11 – Gumbo, Grits & Guitars w/Blackwater Trio, 6:30pm

Thurs., 4/18 – Gumbo, Grits & Guitars w/Lucious Spiller, 7-8pm

Thurs., 4/22 – Gumbo, Grits & Guitars w/Seth Stroud, 7-8pm

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992, but no voicemail) Celebrating 17 years at the Crossroads!

Your 1st stop for “live” music & visitor info. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (plus Sundays on fest weekends).

– Sat., 5/11 – Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest at Cat Head blues store – FREE w/Sean “Bad” Apple & more!

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sun.

Celebrating 40 years in 2019! plus Muddy Waters birthday, 4/4.

Mon., 4/22 – “Cadillac Records” outdoor screening (7:45pm) w/special movie night hours at Hooker Grocer & Eatery (6-9pm).

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

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Friday April 5th – Bill Abel 8pm

Saturday, April 6th – Bonesman & Gramm Phillip’s

Sunday April 7th – Captain Dirk and RL SUPERBAD 3:30

Wednesday, April 10th – Ron Parks’ Gypsyblue featuring Watermelon Slim and Billy Earheart

Thursday, April 11th – LaLa Craig and Dean Boike

Friday, April 12th – Ivor S.K.

Saturday April 13th – 19th Street Red 3pm ; Big Jon Short 6pm; Rip Lee Pryor 9pm; Mark “Mule Man” Massey and Billy Earheart 10pm

Sunday, April 14th – John Ford 3:30 

Friday, April 19th – Ralph Miller 8pm

Sunday, April 21st – Alanna Moseley

Friday, April 26th- The Pistol and The Queen 8pm

Sunday, April 28th – Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller3:30

Friday, May 3rd – Gramm Phillip’s 8pm

Sunday, May 5 – Lucious Spiller 3:30 pm

Friday, May 10th – Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 8pm

Sunday, May 12th – Mississippi Marshall 3:30

Friday, May 17 – Neon Roadster 8pm

Sunday, May 19th – Ralph Miller 3:30

Friday, May 24th- Tony Boyd 8pm

Sunday, May 26th – Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 3:30


Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)


Club 2000

Clarksdale, MS

Issaquena Ave, downtown


Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Sat., 4/20 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 4/21 – Blues Breakfast w/Captain Dirk, 10am
Mon., 4/22 – Blues Dinner w/Deak Harp, Hash Brown & harmonica friends, 8pm

Sat; 4/28-Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig,Bobby Roy,10am

Sun;4/29-Blues Breakfast W/David Dunavent,10am

Mon;4/30-Blues Dinner w/Clarksdale Blues Review,Mark Miller, Steve Kolbus 8pm

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

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

Tuesday April 9- Randy McAllister
Thursday April 11- Harp, Hart and Bones
Friday April 12 – Big George Brock
Tuesday April 16- Stan ” Dead- End ” Street and Friends

Tuesday April 23- Lightnin’ MalcolmTuesday April 30- Hopeless Case Band w/ Rev. Robert
Friday May 3- Bonesfest Band ( T.B.A. ) by Randy
Tuesday May 7- Fiona Boyes
Friday May 10- Lauren Mitchell Band
Saturday May 11-Johnny Rawls
Tuesday May 14- Lucky Losers
Tuesday May 21- Watermelon Slim
Tuesday May 28- Steve Kerin

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

04/05 Allie Middleton 7p

04/11  Alanna Mosley 7p

04/12 Mississippi Marshall 

04/13 Southern Halo JJ arm band required 7p

04/14 Mississippi Marshall 4p

04/19 Rick Brooks
04/26 Gramm Phillips
05/03 Alanna Mosley
05/10 TBA
05/17 Gramm Phillips
05/24 TBA
05/31 Joe Austin

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:

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.)


Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

Thurs., MAY 10 (new date) – Anthony Wilson (Diana Krall’s guitarist) & Matt Rollings (Lyle Lovett’s pianist).

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 retiring, 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.

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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

– 4/15 – Evan Farris

PLUS, ON WEEKENDS (cover applies):

Sat., 4/6- Southern Edition, 9pm
Fri., 4/12- Super 5
Sat., 4/13- Captain Dirk, 3pm
                  Evan Farris, 4pm
                  Seth Stroud, 5pm
                  Conrad Olson w/ Alice Hasen
                  Big George Brock (front) and Gearshifter (back) – JJFest Wristband required.
Thurs., 4/25- Country Singer David Ball
Sat., 4/27, Shakerz, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Tues., 4/2 – Bill Abel, 5:30pm

Wed., 4/3 – Gramm Phillips, 8pm

Thur., 4/4 – Big A & the Allstars, 8pm

Fri,, 4/5 – Brothers Beckham 8pm

Sat., 4/6 – Steve Kolbus & the Clarksdale Blues Review, 8pm

Wed., 4/10 – Captain Dirk, 6pm

Wed., 4/10 – Jesse Cotton Stone, 8pm

Thurs., 4/11 – Ghalia Volt, 5pm

Thurs., 4/11 – Kenny Brown, 8pm

Fri., 4/12 – Carlos Elliot Jr, 5pm

Fri., 4/12 – Bill Abel, 8pm

Sat., 4/13 – Cristina Vane 5pm

Sat., 4/13 – Kenny Brown, 8pm

Sat., 4/13 – Lightnin Malcolm, 10pm

Sun., 4/14 – Gyasi, 1pm

Sun., 4/14 – Big A & the Allstars, 3pm

Sun., 4/14 – The Stoop Down Rounders, 6pm

Thurs., 4/18 – Arthur Buezo, 6pm

Fri., 4/19 – Lucious Spiller, 6pm

The Turning Point Lounge
Clarksdale, MS
(1201 N State St.)
Thursday nights – blues/soul deejay

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.

COMING IN JUNE: Birthplace of American Music (BAM) Festival at Delta Blues Alley & Grandma’s!

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS
Fri., 4/5 – Community Book Talks w/Wright Thompson, “The Cost of These Dreams”, 5pm

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

COMING IN JUNE: Birthplace of American Music (BAM) Festival at Delta Blues Alley & Grandma’s!

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum – NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
Plus annual festival,

The Delta Byrd

Clarksdale, MS

(721 Riverside Dr.)


Wonder Light City

near Clarksdale, MS

(18 min. from downtown at 2000 Kline-Johnson Rd.)


Here’s a news story on it:
Closed. Sadly, 80-year-old bluesman Robert “Bilbo” Walker’s passed away on 11/29/17. RIP.


Sat., 5/11Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest at Cat Head blues store – FREE w/Sean “Bad” Apple & more!

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