CLARKSDALE: December blues and music calendar (7 nights a week)

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s 31 nights of blues & events in December (updates HERE):

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):

12/4 Wed. Deak Harp, 8pm

12/5 Thur. Steve Kolbus, 8pm

12/6 Fri. Johnny Drummer and the Starlighters, 8pm

12/7 Sat. David Dunavent and the Shakers, 8pm

12/11 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm

12/12 Thur. Deak Harp, 8pm 

12/13 Fri. Lucious Spiller, 8pm

12/14 Sat. Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm

12/18 Wed. TBA, 8pm

12/19 Thur. Steve Kolbus, 8pm

12/20 Fri. Bill Abel, 8pm

12/21 Sat.Daddy Mac Blues Band, 8pm

12/25 Wed. CLOSED (MERRY CHRISTMAS)GO TO RED’S LOUNGE FOR BLUES: Christmas Night w/Lucious Spiller, 8pm!

12/26 Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm

12/27 Fri.  Eric Leech, 6pm

12/27 Fri. The B-3, 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!

1/1 – GZBC Closed New Year’s Day — go to Red’s for Blues on 1/1/20!

Clarksdale, MS

at Shack Up Inn…
FRI., 12/6:
Cap’n Dirk, 8pm
Fiddlin’ Ferd, 9pm
Libble Rae Watson, 10pm
SAT., 12/7:
Tony Boyd, 6pm
Gyasi, 7pm
Stan Street, 8pm
Deak Harp, 9pm
RL Boyce, 10pm
(6pm BBQ Dinner)

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!

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., 12/1 – Stone Gas Blues Band, 7pm

Wed., 12/4 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 12/6 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 12/7 – Johnny Drummer & Frank “Guitar” Rimmer, 9pm
Sun., 12/8 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

PLAN NOW: Wed., 12/25 – Christmas Night blues w/Lucious Spiller!

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 12/27 – Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram HOMECOMING CELEBRATION (night 1 at Red’s; night 2 at GZBC below), 9pm!

Tues., 12/31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE Blues Bash w/Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm

Delta Blues Museum – Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (closed major holidays)

JUST ADDED! Fri., 12/6 – “Dust in the Road: Recollections of a Delta Boy” book signing/Q&A w/Hank Burdine, 3-5pm

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

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)

Sun., 12/1 – Tony Boyd, 5pm

Wed., 12/4 – DJ4EVAYOUNG, 7pm
Fri., 12/6 – Gyasi, 7pm
Sun., 12/8 – Holly Peel, 5pm

Brooke Atwood
Clarksdale, MS
(247 Delta Ave.)

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 December 3 – Stan Street

Tuesday December 10 – Mississippi Marshall 

Tuesday December 17 – Reverend Robert

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)

Sunday, Dec 1st – Bill Abel 3:30

Friday, December 6th – Gramm Phillips 7pm

Sunday, December 8th – Evan Farris 3:30

Friday, December 13th – Tony Boyd 8pm

Sunday, December 15th – Lucious Spiller 3:30

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Sun., 12/1 – Blues Breakfast w/David Dunavent, 10am
Mon., 12/2 – Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm

Sat., 12/7 – Blues Breakfast wWatermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 12/8 – Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am
Mon., 12/9 – Blues Dinner w/Sean “Bad” Apple birthday blues bash, 8pm!

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:
December 6 Allie Middleton
December 13 live music TBA
December 20 Miss Marshall
December 27 Alanna Mosley
January 3 Mississippi Marshall

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:
12/32 NEW YEAR’S EVE – Oxford Jazz Trio

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS


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!


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., 12/6 – Happy Hour w/TBA, 5-8pm

Grandma’s Sports Bar
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.

NEXT MONTH: 1/22/20 – Nikki Hill and  Matt Band (unplugged), details to come!

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. (Also, ask about their The Den building as well.)


Clarksdale, MS

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

Annie Bell’s Lounge

Clarksdale, MS (N State St.)


Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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


   December Mon nights

     2 Tony Boyd

     9 Seth and Walt

   16 Rev. Robert

   23 Holly Peel

   30 TBA

PLUS, MOST WEEKENDS (cover applies):

Sat., 12/21 – Griswold Tacky Christmas Party with DJ Mario, 9pm

Tues., 12/31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE w/Trailor Park Disco band!

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Saturday, 11/2 Bill Abel 6-8pm

Plan now for 12/6-7 “Hank Burdine Blues & Greens Festival” (click for details)!

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

Plus annual festival,



Clarksdale is only Mississippi town with 365 nights a year of live blues! Visit Cat Head store for printed schedule.

CLARKSDALE’S TYPICAL WEEK — original blues music every night:

– Monday – Bluesberry Cafe (8pm, blues) and Hopson Commissary (6pm, acoustic music).
– Tuesday –
Hambone Art & Music (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
– Wednesday – Red’s Lounge (8pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues) and sometimes other venues.
– Thursday –
Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Red’s Lounge (8pm, blues), sometimes Hambone (8pm), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary).
– Friday –
Red’s Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), Levon’s (8pm, sometimes blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary) and Stone Pony (7pm, acoustic music); also, Delta Blues Alley Cafe starts regular Fri 5pm Happy Hour w/music on July 19.
– Saturday – Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), , Red’s Lounge (9pm, blues), Ground Zero Blues Club (8pm, blues), sometimes Shack Up Inn (times/genres vary), sometimes Hambone (4 or 8pm) and Hopson Commissary (9pm, usually rock/country).
– Sunday – Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry (10am), Levon’s (3:30pm, sometimes blues), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (4pm, sometimes blues) and Red’s Lounge (7pm, blues).
New Roxy, Bad Apple Blues Club (coming in Oct 2019), Grandma’s, Crossroads Cultural Arts Center, Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Yazoo Pass, etc.

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