CLARKSDALE: In-person weekend blues; live-streaming the rest…

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor’s Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y’all.

Definitions for calendar below:

“VIRTUAL” – Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via (unless noted otherwise below).
“PUBLIC” – Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
“PUBLIC/VIRTUAL” – Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 8/26
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/27
– 3pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi bluesman Ben Wiley Payton (who moved recently to Clarksdale) live-streams for Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series via
– 7pm – VIRTUAL/PUBLIC – Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer present Deep Fried Blues online.

Friday, 8/28
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside (max 10 people inside; max 20 people outside).
– 4pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Ghalia Volt One-Woman Band outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).

Saturday, 8/29
– 6pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Ghalia Volt Trio featuring Tony Holiday and Lee Andrew Williams, outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).
– 9pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 8/30
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall’s Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/31
– 7pm – VIRTUAL/PUBLIC – Watermelon Slim, John Allouise & special guest Ghalia Volt from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 9/1
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL- Preston Rumbaugh Blues Band (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.
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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at
BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October Festivals! Harmonica, Hambone, a sample of DBF & more…

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