The Most Southern Weekend on Earth!
In celebration of its Best of the South issue, The Oxford American cordially invites you to a two-day shindig of Southern music and spirits in the heart of the Mississippi Delta on July 9-10, 2010 — at Ground Zero Blues Club.
Friday night (July 9): $20
9-10pm – Robert Belfour
10:15-11:15pm – Jimbo Mathus
11:30-1:00am – Kevin Gordon
Saturday night (July 10): $30
9:00-10:30pm – Mose Allison
11:00pm-1am – True Soul
BOTH NIGHTS: $40
Activities during the day on Saturday, include:
• A FREE onstage interview conducted by OA editor Marc Smirnoff with famed music writer Peter Guralnick, author of Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, and Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, and largely considered one of the giants of American music history.
• The First OA Independent (Southern) Beer Tasting and Contest, moderated by Daniel Bradford, Publisher of All About Beer Magazine (allaboutbeer.com).
• The Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail talk and tasting moderated by Amy Evans Streeter, oral historian of Southern Foodways Alliance (southernfoodways.com).
• Special talks and presentations by OA contributing writers.
• And more surprises and special guests!
Presented by The Oxford American, Clarksdale/Coahoma County, the Mississippi Division of Tourism, and Ground Zero Blues Club.
PLUS… related event at…
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art store
252 Delta Avenue, downtown Clarksdale, MS: SAT 7/10 (2pm) – FREE live blues out front by the All Night Long Blues Duo (featured in “Blues, Booze & BBQ” book) with Sean “Bad” Apple & Big Boy Martin. 662-624-5992.
ALSO, the Cat Head blues store will offer special SUNDAY hours from 11am-2pm (July 11th).