CLARKSDALE: Blues shows and more 7 nights a week…

December 2019 – “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, (Thursday happy hour), Friday, Saturday and Sunday night…
Sat., 12/1 – Johnny Drummer, 9pm

Sun., 12/2 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Thurs., 11/29 – “Happy Hour Blues” w/Sadie Lamp, 5pm
Thurs., 11/29 – Deak Harp, 8pm
Fri., 11/30 – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer w/guests, 9pm
Sat., 12/1 – Johnny Drummer Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 12/2 – 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):
Sat., 12/1 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean Blues Band, 8pm

Wed 12/5- Deak Harp 8pm
Thur 12/6- Steve Kolbus 8pm
Fri 12/7- La La Element 88 8pm
Sat 12/8- Taylormade 8pm
Wed 12/12- Stan Street 8pm
Thur 12/13- Billy Howl N Madd Perry 8pm
Fri 12/14- David Dunnavent (Benefit for Deuce) 8pm
Sat 12/15- John Bull Band 8pm
Wed 12/19- La La Element 88 8pm
Thur 12/20- Taylormade 8pm
Fri 12/21- Ms Zeno and the Sharecroppers 8pm
Sat 12/22- Terry Harmonica Bean 8pm
Wed 12/26- Zach Koch 8pm
Thur 12/27- Steve Kolbus 8pm
Fri 12/28- Southern Groove Redemption 8pm
Sat 12/29- John Bezou 8pm
Mon 12/31- Taylormade 7-9 Super Chikan 10-1am (NEW YEARS EVE PARTY) – DOORS OPEN @ 6:30PM

Third Street Bistro
Clarksdale, MS

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

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992) Celebrating 16 years at the Crossroads

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (plus Sundays on festival weekends)!

Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

On winter vacation; reopens in late January for IBC and Clarksdale Film Fest!

(Founders areretiring, so building —  with cool, loft living space in back — ANDworld-famous collection are for sale; serious inquiries only, please,via museum website email.)

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

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

Celebrating 40 years in 2019 with special events!

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Sat., 12/1 – TBA, 8pm

Sun., 12/2 – Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/David Daniels, 3:30pm

12/7 – The Pistol and The Queen 8pm
12/9 – Big A 3:30pm
12/14 – Molly Gene One Whoaman Band 8pm
12/16 – Pistol Hill 3:30pm
12/21 – Tony Boyd 8pm
12/23 – Bill Abel 3:30
12/28 – Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller 8pm
12/30 – David Daniels 3:30

PLUS, in 2019…
1/4 – Ralph Miller 8pm
1/6 – Evan Farris 3:30pm
1/11- Tony Boyd 8pm
1/13 – John Ford 3:30pm
1/18 – Gramm Phillips 8pm
1/20 – Steve Kolbus 3:30pm
1/25 – Marshall Drew 8pm
1/27 – Ralph Miller 3:30pm
2/1- David Daniels 8pm
2/3 – Lala Craig 3:30 pm
2/8 – Bill Abel 8pm
2/10 – David Dunavent 3:30pm
2/15 – Ralph Miller 8pm


Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)


Club 2000

Clarksdale, MS

Issaquena Ave, downtown


Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Sat blues dinner, 6pm; Mon blues every week, 8pm!

Sat., 12/1 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sat., 12/1 – Blues Dinner w/Lucious Spiller Band, 6pm
Sun., 12/2 – Blues Breakfast w/Daddy Rich, 10am
Mon., 12/3 – Blues Dinner w/Bill Abel Band, 8pm

Sat., 12/8 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sat., 12/8 – Blues Dinner w/Deak Harp, 6pm
Sun., 12/9 – Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa, 10am
Mon., 12/10 – Blues Dinner w/Lucious Spiller Band, 8pm

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

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

Tues., 12/4 – Ben Wiley Payton, 8pm

Tues., 12/11 – Chris Gill, 8pm

Tues., 12/18- Frenchy’s Blues Destroyers

Tues., 12/25- Christmas blues show w/Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Tues., 1/1 – New Year’s Day recovery w/Lightnin’ Malcolm — the “Alka Seltzer of the blues”, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

Dec 7 Seth and friends
Dec 14 Mississippi Marshall
Dec 21 Gramm Phillips
Dec 28 TBA

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

Oakhurst Baptist Church
Clarksdale, MS

Sun., 12/10 – “Sounds of the Season: A Festival of Choirs,” 7pm

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

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.


Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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

PLUS, on weekends:

Sat. 12/15- 9pm., Griswold Tacky Christmas Party
Sat. 12/22- 9pm., Party Shot
Monday 12/31- New Years Eve with Rustenhaven

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Fri-Sat, 11/30-12/1 – Shack Up Inn – Burdine’s Blues & Greens Festival,

Sat., 12/8 – The Pistol and The Queen 6pm

Fri., 12/14 – Tony Boyd 6pm

Sat., 12/15 – Marlow Durrough 6pm

Sat., 12/15 – Molly Gene One Whoaman Band 8pm

Fri., 12/21 – Justin Howl 6pm

Sat., 12/29 – Shawn Williams Band 8pm

Clarksdale, MS
(1645 Desoto Ave.)
Sat., 12/1 – Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter presents “Santa Paws” pet photos w/Santa Claus, 9am!

Mississippi Sista Lounge
Clarksdale, MS

(225 MLK Dr.)

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.

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

December 6 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Hank Burdine – Dust in the Road
January 24 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Michael Farris Smith – The Fighter
February 21 – For the Love of Books Fundraiser – surprise author panel!
March 21 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Author TBA
April 18 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Wright Thompson – The Cost of These Dreams


Clarksdale, MS
Fri-Sat, 11/30-12/1 – Daytime food events, plus live blues: FRI 6PM w/Super Chikan, Tony Boyd and Big A & Allstars. SAT 3PMw/Gyasi, Bill Abel, Keith, Secor, Wes Lee & Libby Rae Watson,Fiddling Ferd & Raymondo Lamborgini and Lightnin Malcolm. Fullschedule at

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


MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
Clarksdale, MS

Full schedule at

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.


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