CLARKSDALE: Blues Clubs and more with blues nightly

“Live blues 365 nights a year plus over a dozen annual festivals!”

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):

8/1 Thurs. BLUIES JAM hosted by Steve Kolbus Clarkdale Blues Revue, 8pm
8/2 Fri. Ike Turner Jr, 8pm
8/3 Sat. Deidra and the Ruff Pro Band, 8pm




Wed., 8/7 – Bill Abel, 8pm
Thurs., 8/8 – Blues Jam w/David Dunavent, 8pm

Fri., 8/9 – DAYTIME MUSIC:
  2pm David Dunavent
  3pm Lala
  4pm Jax Nassar
  5pm Heavy Sugar
  6pm Kolbus
  7pm Charlotte Tayler

Fri., 8/9 – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Blues Band, 8pm

Sat., 8/10 – DAYTIME – “Live” music all day on Saturday! (See fest schedule above.)

Sat., 8/10 – James “Super Chikan” Johnson & Fighting Cocks, 8pm

8/14 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
8/15 Thur. Stan Street and the  Hambone Band, 8pm
8/16 Fri. Phillip Carter Blues Underground, 8pm
8/17 Sat. Kent Burnside, 8pm
8/21 Wed. TBA, 8pm
8/22 Thur. Steve Kolbus Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
8/23 Fri. Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
8/24 Sat. Lucious Spiller Band
8/28 Wed. TBA, 8pm
8/29 Thur. Lala Element 88, 8pm
8/30 Fri.Sugar Line Blues Band, 8pm
8/31 Sat. Zach Koch Band, 8pm

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday — EXCEPT special hours 8/11/19.

Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

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

Hooker Grocer + Eatery presents
– Screening Monday, July 29th at 8PM | OH BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? – Postponed due to rain!
(Free and open to the public. Special movie night hours at Hooker Grocer + Eatery,  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sponsored by Hooker Grocer + Eatery and Mississippi Arts Commission.)

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
Fri., 8/2 – Bill “Howl-N-Madd” & Shy Perry, 9pm
Sat., 8/3 – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Band, 9pm
Sun., 8/4 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Wed., 8/7 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Thurs., 8/8 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Fri., 8/9 – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer, 9pm

Sat., 8/10 – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, 9pm
Sun., 8/11 – Post-Fest Blues Jam, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 8/16 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 8/17 – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Band, 9pm
Sun., 8/18 – Stone Gas Blues Band, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)
Sunday Aug 4 Reverend Robert 5-7pm

Sunday Aug 11 Heather Crosse 5-7pm

Sat., 8/17 – DJ 4eva Young

Sun., 8/18 – Alanna Mosley, 5-7pm

Sun., 8/25 – Lucious Spiller, 5-7pm

Sun., 9/1 – Bill Abel, 5-7pm

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)

Fri., 8/2 – The Pistol & The Queen, 8pm
Sun., 8/4 – Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller, 3:30pm
Friday, August 9th- Ralph Miller 8pm
Saturday, August 10th- Bill Abel 7pm
Sunday, August 11th- Blackwater Trio 3:30
Friday, August 16th- Tony Boyd 8pm
Sunday, August 18th- John Ford 3:30
Friday, August 23rd- Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 8pm
Sunday, August 25th- J.H. Sitton and Doug Bales
Friday, August 30th- David Dunavent 8pm
Sunday, September 1st- Alanna Moseley 3:30

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Sat., 8/3 – Blues Breakfast w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus, 10am
Sun., 8/4 – Blues Breakfast w/Deak Harp, 10am
Mon., 8/5 – Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Band, 8pm

Sat., 8/10 – Blues Breakfast w/Sean Apple, 10am
Sun., 8/11 – Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am
Mon., 8/12 – Blues Dinner w/Sean “Bad” Apple & Iceman, 8pm
Sat., 8/17 – Blues Breakfast w/Lucious Spiller, 10am
Sun., 8/18 – Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig,10am

Mon., 8/19 – Blues Dinner w/Bill Abel Band & Bongo Art Crivaro, 8pm


Clarksdale, MS
Every Thursday – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music, 5pm

Thurs., 8/8 – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music by TBA, 5pm

Thurs., 8/15 – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music by TBA, 5pm

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

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

Tuesday August 6 – Stan “Dead-End ” Street, 8pm
Friday August 9 – TBA

Sat., 8/10 – OFFICIAL SUNFLOWER FEST DAY STAGE (lineup above or at
Sat., 8/10 – The Jericho Road Show w/Rambling Steve, Wes Lee, Bill Steber and Libby Rae Watson, 7pm
Sunday August 11- TBA
Tuesday August 13 – Big T birthday party, 8pm
Tuesday August 20 – Danny Brooks, 8pm
Wed., 8/21 – Lauren Mitchell (soul singer), 8pm
Tuesday August 27 – Stone Gas Band, 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:

August 2 Sara Levingston

August 9 David Dunavent 

August 16 Debra Lane

August 23 Alanna Mosley

August 30 Mississippi Marshall

September 6 Mississippi Marshall

September 13 TBA

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 (3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Fri., 8/23 – Lucious Spiller, 6pm

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.)

COMING SOON: Live music Happy Hour every Friday, 5-7pm!

Fri., 8/9 – Happy Hour w/Frank “Guitar” Rimmer w/guests Billy “Soul” Bonds & Southern Soul Band, 5-8pm

Sat., 8/10 – Live music day party, 2pm

Fri., 8/16 – Happy Hour w/live music by Lucious Spiller & Friends, 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.)


The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING OCT. 2019!

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!


– 8/5 – Tony Boyd

Aug. 12th Seth and Walt

         19th Alana Mosley 

         26th Graham Phillips 

Sept. 2nd Tony Boyd

PLUS, SATURDAYS 9pm (cover applies):

Sat., 8/3 – Mike Ellis & Hometown Band, 9pm
Sat., 8/10-Blackwater Trio, 9pm

Sat., 8/17 – St Jude Benefit w/DJ Jimmy Harris, 7pm
Sat., 8/24- Party Shot, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Sat., 8/3 – JH Sitton, 6pm
Thurs., 8/8 – Tony Boyd, 6pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS
– Thursday, August 22 – Blackwater Trio on the Cutrer lawn, 6pm.  More details to follow.
– October 17 – 19 – Tennessee Williams Festival.  For more information, visit

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT, plus open for Sunflower Fest, Fri-Sun, 8/9-11, 2019 from 2-4pm!

Plus annual festival,

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