CLARKSDALE: Blues music every night in March…

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – March 2020 preview with live blues 7 nights a week!

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

Sun., 3/1 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 3/6 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 3/7 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Sun., 3/8 – Terry “Big T” Williams, 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., 3/4 – Live blues TBA, 8pm
Thurs., 3/5 – Blues Jam w/Lala, 8pm
Fri., 3/6 – Steve Kolbus, 8pm
Sat., 3/7 – Diedre Pro & Ruff Pro Band, 8pm

Wed., 3/11 – Live blues TBA, 8pm
Thurs., 3/12 – Blues Jam w/Jesse Cotton Stone, 8pm
Fri., 3/13 – Bill Abel, 8pm
Sat., 3/14 – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Wed., 3/18 – LALA Element 88, 8pm
Thur., 3/19 – David Dunavent, 8pm
Fri., 3/20 – Emerson Hill, 8pm
Sat., 3/21 – Zach Koch
Wed., 3/25 – Bill Abel, 8pm
Thur. 3/26 – Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 3/27 – Mark Miller and the Coldwind ft Heather Buckley, 8pm
Sat., 3/28 – Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 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.,  3/1 – Bill Abel, 5-7pm

Sun., 3/8 – Blackwater Trio, 5pm

Sun., 3/15 – Holley Peel, 5pm

Sun., 3/20 – Lou Shields, 5pm

Sun., 3/22 – Tony Boyd, 5pm

Fri., 3/27 – Alanna Mosely, 7pm

Sun., 3/29 – John Ford, 5pm

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.

Tues., 3/3 – Ben Rice, 8pm.

Tues., 3/10 – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, 8pm

Tues., 3/17 – Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm

Thurs., 3/19 – Guitar Workshop performance, 8pm

Tues., 3/24 – Danny Brooks, 8pm

Tues., 3/31 – Deak Harp, 8pm

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Sun., 3/1 – Gramm Phillips, 4pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Mon blues every week, 8pm!
Sun., 3/1 – Blues Breakfast w/Captain Dirk & Da Bones Man, 10am
Mon., 3/2 – Blues Dinner w/Johnny Riley Band, 8pm

Sat., 3/7 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am

Sun., 3/8 – Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am

Mon., 3/9 – Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller, Steve Kolbus Band, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

March 6 Ryan Purser

March 13 Mississippi Marshall

March 20 Marshall Drew

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


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

Fri., 3/6 – Happy hour w/The Southern Soul Band, 5pm
Fri., 3/13 – Happy hour w/DJ Blu Majic (Southern soul), 5pm

Yazoo Pass

Clarksdale, MS
(207 Yazoo Ave.)

“Original music” occasionally, including:

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

3/6 – Higher Purpose Happy Hour, 6:30pm
3/19 – Delta GUMBO, 6pm
4/16 – Travelers Hotel presents: John Mohead, 4pm
4/17 – Travelers Hotel presents: Big Water, 5pm

(See Facebook for event details.)

Clarksdale Sound Stage

Clarksdale, MS (Issaquena Ave.,  downtown)

4/28 – Erin Coburn Band, time TBA

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),

Delta Byrd (Byrd Cage venue)

Clarksdale, MS (721 Riverside Ave.)


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.)
Thurs., 4/16/20 – Griot Arts Open Mic Night 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!



   9 Holly Peel 

   16 Gramm Phillips

   23 Tiffany Harmon 

   30 Griot Band and Seth and Walt 

PLUS, SOME WEEKENDS (cover applies):
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., 3/8 – THREE ACTS: JH sitton at 4pm, Josh Cook at 5pm, and John Paul Keith at 6-8pm!

Wed., 4/29 – Erin Coburn Band, 6-8pm

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS


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!

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!

Sat., 3/21 – Lou Shields performs, 11am

Thurs., 4/16 – RL SUPERBAD, 3pm

Fri., 4/17 – Pre-Juke Joint Fest music TBA (afternoon) – FREE

Sat., 4/18 – Official JJFest stage, 10am-6pm – FREE;

Sun., 4/19 – annual FREE Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, 10am-5pm.


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,

Wonder Light City

near Clarksdale, MS

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

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