CLARKSDALE: Blues music and more for November

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – November 2019 (updates weekly)
“Live blues 7 nights a week plus over a dozen annual festivals!”

Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, MS

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

(8pm showtimes):
10/30 Wed. Songwriters night hosted by Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
10/31 Thur. Halloween Jam hosted by Stan Street and the Hambone Band, 8pm
11/1 Fri. Two-Drink Minimum (cover band) at Benefit Community Foundation of Northwest MS, 8pm
11/2 Sat. Mississippi Marshall and the Juke Daddies, 8pm
11/6 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
11/7 Thurs. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
11/8 Fri. Taylormade Blues Band, 8pm
11/9 Sat. Big A and the Allstars ft. Spacecowboy, 8pm
11/13 Wed. Steve Kolbus, 8pm
11/14 Thurs. Closed Private Party @6pm – GO TO HAMBONE FOR MUSIC (below), 8pm!
11/15 Fri. Closed Private Party @6pm – GO TO RED’S FOR BLUES (above), 9pm!
11/16 Sat. Tullie Brae, 8pm
11/20 Wed. Closed Private Party @6pm – GO TO RED’S FOR BLUES (above), 8pm!
11/21 Thurs. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
11/22 Fri. Lucious Spiller,8pm
11/23 Sat. Bill Abel, 8pm
11/27 Wed. annual Sunflower Blues and Gospel Festival Benefit, 8pm
11/28 Thurs. Closed for Thanksgiving – GO TO HAMBONE FOR THANKSGIVING BLUES (below), 8pm!
11/29 Fri. David Dunavent Band, 8pm
11/30 Sat. Stone Gas Band, 8pm


Sat., 12/28 – Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram HOMECOMING CELEBRATION (night 2), 8pm!

12/31 Tues. New Years Eve Party (doors open 6pm), Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars at 7pm AND Super Chikan & Fighting Cocks at 10pm!

Delta Blues Museum – Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm

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

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)

Friday Nov 1 – Day of the dead party w/DJ 4EVAYOUNG, 7pm
Sunday Nov 3 – Lucious Spiller, 5-7pm
Sunday Nov 10 – John Ford, 5-7pm
Sunday Nov 17 – Preston Rumbaugh, 5-7pm

Brooke Atwood
Clarksdale, MS
(247 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 11/8 – GRAND OPENING (new Mississippi blues-inspired fashion store) w/music by blues legend JIMMY “DUCK” HOLMES, 6:30pm!!

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.

Tuesday October 29- Mississippi Marshall, 8pm

Friday November 1-Amanda Fish, 8pm

Tuesday November 5- Johnny Drummer, 8pm

Tues., 11/12 – Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm

Thurs., 11/14 – Meghan Maike, JH Sitton, 8pm

Tuesday November 19- Preston Rumbaugh, 8pm

Thurs., 11/28 – THANKSGIVING NIGHT BLUES w/Lucious Spiller & Friends, 8pm

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

ALSO: Plan now for 2020 festival,

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Thursday, Oct. 31- Jacqueline Nassar 7pm

Friday, Nov. 1st- Lucious Spiller 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 3rd – The Blues Doctors 3:30

Friday, Nov 8 – Gramm Phillips 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 10 – Deak Harp 3:30

Friday, Nov 15- Tony Boyd 8pm

Sunday, Nov 17- Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 3:30

Friday, Nov 22- Stan Street 8pm

Sunday, Nov 24 – John Ford 3:30

Friday, Nov 29 – Ralph Miller 8pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Sat., 11/2 – Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am

Sun., 11/3 – Blues Breakfast w/Bill Abel, 10am

Mon., 11/4 – Blues Dinner w/Sean Bad Apple, 8pm

Sat., 11/9 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 11/10 – Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am
Mon., 11/11 – Blues Dinner w/Lucci Spiller, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:
Nov1  Allie Middleton 
Nov 8 Mississippi Marshall
Nov 15 Jacqueline Nassar
Nov 22 Alanna Mosley
Nov 29 Gramm Phillips

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:
Thurs., 10/10 – Justin Zamm (originals), 6pm

Thurs., 10/31 – Oxford Jazz Trio (originals), 6pm

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Tues., 11/5 – Will Jacks “Po Monkey’s” coffee table book signing, 6-7:30pm!

Fri.-Sat., 11/15-16 – Songwriting Workshop w/Grammy winner Tricia Walker;

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

Thurs., 11/7 – 7-8:30pm – SOLD OUT – Master of Ceremonies David Elliott presents “Bye Bye Miss American Pie — a break-down of the classic song.” Lots of fun and interaction. Info: Tickets:

Auberge Hostel (Delta & E 2nd St.)

Clarksdale, MS NEW!



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!

Fri.-Sat., 11/1-2 – Preston “Blues” Rumbaugh plays indoors, 10:30am

Sat., 11/9 – TBA, 10:30am


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.)


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

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

Fri., 11/1 – Happy Hour w/live music by TBA, 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.


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

The Bank

Clarksdale, MS (E 2nd & Yazoo Ave)


The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING EARLY 2020

Clarksdale, MS

349 Issaquena Ave, downtown

TBA – “Live” blues, workshops and more!

Annie Bell’s Lounge

Clarksdale, MS (N State St.)

Thurs., 11/28 – Thanksgiving night – Nate Dogg & the Fellas, 9pm

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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



   4 Tony Boyd

  11 Holly Peel

  18 Tiffany Harmon

  25 Seth and Walt

PLUS, MOST WEEKENDS (cover applies):

Fri., 11/1 – John Sutton Band, 8pm – w/”Red Beans & Rice Till its Gone!”
Sat., 11/16- Soulbender, 9pm
Sat., 11/23- MS Marshall, 9pm
Sat., 11/30- Shakerz, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Saturday, 11/2 Bill Abel 6-8pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

Plus annual festival,

The Delta Byrd

Clarksdale, MS

(721 Riverside Dr.)


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