April 14-17, 2011 – Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi
www.jukejointfestival.com • 662-624-5992
“Half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta!” World-famous annual event that attracted attendees from at least 45 U.S. states, 19 foreign countries and 51 Mississippi counties last year. Enjoy over 50 amazing live blues acts throughout the weekend. Main festival on Saturday with related events on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday night’s ($10 wristband) “Juke Joint Caravan” includes at least 17 jukin’ venues with 18 bluesin’ acts!
10am-5pm – Visit Delta Blues Museum and Rock & Blues Museum; shop historic downtown.
6pm – Delta Cinemas (11 Third St.) – Juke Joint Festival poster signing with artist Cristen Barnard.
7pm – Delta Cinemas (11 Third St.) – Live musical presentation TBA on the theater stage & more!
8pm – Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) – Blues Jam Night.
8pm – Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave) – live blues TBA
8pm/9pm – Other music venues… TBA.
10am – (252 Delta Ave.) – Pre-sale festival wristband sales begin (in tent out front).
Noon – former Wade Walton Barbershop (Issaquena) – Free music in front of historic building.
1pm – former Wade Walton Barbershop (Issaquena) – MS Blues Trail Marker dedication.
1:30pm – (252 Delta Ave.) – Free live blues performance (in tent out front).
2pm – (252 Delta Ave.) – Mississippi: State of Blues ($59.95) book signing with Ken Murphy and Scott Barretta.
3pm – (252 Delta Ave.) – Hidden History of Mississippi Blues ($19.99) book signing with Roger Stolle (author), Lou Bopp (photographer) and Jeff Konkel (‘Forward’).
4pm – Delta Blues Museum (1 Blues Alley) – “Conversations with Honeyboy Edwards.”
8pm/9pm – Other music venues… TBA.
9pm – Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave) – Big Jack Johnson — the legendary “Oil Man.”
9pm – Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) – The TCB Blues & Soul Band.
****JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL****
7am/8am – Annual 5K & 8K Run.
10am – Festival parade — join in the fun.
10am-5pm – Street vendors with arts & crafts, Southern food and much more.
10am-8pm – Free! 13 daytime music stages throughout downtown at places like with live blues — including Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Watermelon Slim, Robert Belfour, Cedell Dave & many many more!
9pm-1am – ($10 wristband) “Juke Joint Caravan” at 18 jukin’ venues with 20+ bluesin’ acts — including Super Chikan, Big George Brock, Big Jack Johnson, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Big T, Big A, Bilbo Walker, Guitar Mikey, Johnny Rawls and more… at places like Red’s Lounge, Messenger’s, Club 2000, Ground Zero Blues Club, Hopson Commissary and more.
FULL SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY MUSIC IS BELOW!
10am – (252 Delta Ave.) – CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST begins! Starring Honeyboy Edwards, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Big George Brock and more. (Rain or shine under tents in the street; please tip your musicians.) Food available from Big Red out front.
Noon – Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) – Blues Brunch (11am-2pm) with live music at noon.
7pm – Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave) – Annual post-fest BLUES JAM!
8pm/9pm – Other music venues possible… TBA.
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MUSIC SCHEDULE – Saturday, April 16, 2011
Robert Johnson Centennial Edition with “100 acts for 100 years”
DAYTIME STAGES (free performances):
CAT HEAD STAGE (252 Delta Ave.)
10am – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes “CD Re-issue Party”
11am – Watermelon Slim
Noon – Lightnin’ Malcolm “CD Release Party”
1pm – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
2pm – Rev. John Wilkins
3pm – Pat Thomas
4pm – L.C. Ulmer “CD Release Party”
5pm – Sharde & Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
6pm – Johnny Lowebow’s Mini Lowebow Fest!
MISS DEL’S STAGE (145 Delta Ave.)
10am – Terry “Harmonica” Bean One-man Band
11am – T.C.B. Blues Band
1pm – Bluff City Backsliders
2pm – Marshall Drew Blues Band
3pm – David Evans
4pm – Super Chikan Duo
5pm – Mr. Sippy’s Minstrels
YAZOO PARK STAGE (200 block of Yazoo Ave.)
10am – Mohawk Slim Band
11am – Cypress Groove
Noon – Westbound
1pm – Yalls Blues Band
2pm – Fresia and the Offsprings
3pm – Pork Chop Willie
4pm – Bloodshot Eyes
5pm – Guitar Lightnin’ Lee
STONE PONY STAGE (Stone Pony Pizza, Delta Ave.)
11am – Roman Barten-Sherman
Noon – Valerie June
1pm – Bill Durham
2pm – Austin “Walking” Cane
3pm – Big Jon Short
4pm – Pip Deaton
ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (2nd St. near Museum/Hambone Gallery)
10am – Doomsday Street Preachers
11am – Bernie Pearl
Noon – Tullie Brae & the Medicine Men
1pm – Leaf River Blues Band
2pm – Big Jerry Blues Band
3pm – Selwyn Cooper
4pm – Joe Daddy & HooDoo Jeff
5:15pm – Sharde & Rising Star Fife & Drum Band concludes
DELTA AMUSEMENT CAFE STAGE (348 Delta Ave.)
10am – Little Johnnie Kantreed
11am – Rodney John Cooper
Noon – Michael Packer Blues Band
1pm – Davis Coen
2pm – The Bailey Brothers
3pm – Big Dave Dunavent & Evol Love Blues Band
4pm – Whirled Boogie
5pm – The Scissormen
6pm – Blue Mother Tupelo
QUAPAW CANOE RIVER STAGE (Sunflower Ave. & Third St. @ the river)
11am – Bill Abel
Noon – Cadillac John & Bill Abel
1pm – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod
2pm – Eddie Cusic
3pm – Adam Gussow & Shine Turner
4pm – Rotten Belly Blues Band
WADE WALTON STAGE (317 Issaquena Ave.)
10am-1:45pm – All Night Long Blues Band REVUE
with Mary Ann “Action” Jackson, Joe Ayers,
Piano Red, R.L. Boyce & Earl The Pearl
2pm – Elam McKnight & Bob Bogdal with Ringo Jukes
3pm – KM Williams & Washboard Jackson
4pm – Phillip Carter Blues Band with Jacqueline Nassar
MR. TATER MEMORIAL STAGE (near New Roxy Theater on Issaquena)
10am – Earnest “Guitar” Roy
11am – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood & Larry Morrissey
Noon – Daddy Rich Blues Band
1pm – Cedell Davis & Brethren
2pm – Ray Cashman
3pm – Brad Webb & Friends featuring David Hudson
4pm – Big Joe Shelton
DELTA FURNITURE STAGE (Third St. & Issaquena Ave.)
10am – Heavy Suga & the Sweetones
11am – Myers Brothers Blues Band
Noon – Sons of the Delta
1pm – Ghost Town Blues Band
2pm – Daddy Mack Blues Band
3pm – The Beat Daddies
4pm – Lucious Spiller
ROBERT JOHNSON CENTENNIAL STAGE @ DELTA BLUES MUSEUM (1 Blues Alley)
3pm – Delta Blues Museum Students
4pm – Honeyboy Edwards (95-year-old blues legend; friend of Robert Johnson)
5pm – Rev John Wilkins Band (son of gospel-blues legend Rev Robert Wilkins)
6pm – Ol’ Skool Revue from Delta State University
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB STAGE (0 Blues Alley)
12noon – Butch Mudbone
1pm – Low Society Band
2pm – La La
3pm – Dr. Feelgood Potts & his Blues Band
4pm – Lew Jetton & 61 South
5pm – Cedric Burnside
“JUKE JOINT EXPRESS” TRAIN (downtown Train Depot at 100 Blues Alley shuttle ride to Hopson Plantation and back)
Times TBA – Jeff Norwood, Little Johnnie Kantreed and more
HOPSON COMMISSARY STAGE (Hopson Plantation)
12noon – KM Williams & Washboard Jackson
2pm – Paul Ray Thomas
3pm – Deak Harp
4pm – Tullie Brae & the Medicine Men
CROSSROADS MARKER (Hwy 49 & 61, near Abe’s BBQ)
11am – Butch Mudbone
12 noon – Uriah Lambert of Doomsday Street Preachers
1pm – Scissormen
2pm – Valerie June
3pm – Michael Packer
4pm – Low Society
5pm – Paul Ray Thomas
CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Delta Ave.)
12 noon – Brian Sivils “Blues for Kids!” performance
NIGHTTIME ACTS – “Juke Joint Caravan” ($10 Saturday night festival wristband required starting at 8pm; includes rides on bus and train shuttles):
Ground Zero Blues Club – Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks (9pm); Rev Peyton (8pm)
Delta Amusement Cafe – Guitar Mikey & the Real Thing with Billy Gibson
Lady at the Levee – Johnny Rawls Blues Trio
Delta Blues Room – Mark “Mule Man” Massey
Hambone Gallery – Stan Street & Hambone Blues Band
The Den – T-Model Ford & Stud
Bluesberry Cafe – Josh “Razorblade” Stewart Blues Band
Club 2000 – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood & Larry Morrisey
New Roxy – Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Revue with opener
Messenger’s – Jimbo Mathus & Tristate Coalition with special guest LC Ulmer
Red’sLounge – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Lucious Spiller & TheCornlickers (Big Jack Johnson Tribute); also, Miss Sarah Awardpresentation at 7pm.
Pete’s Grill – Terry “Big T” Williams & the Family with Miss Gladys & Rip Butler
Hick’s BBQ – “Way of Blues Revue” starring Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, King Edward, Mickey Rogers & Alphonso Sanders
Anniebelle’s Lounge – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars (Billy Hardin Tribute)
Hopson Commissary (front) – Big George Brock & the New Houserockers with Clarine Wagner
Hopson Commissary (back) – Bernie Pearl
Juke Joint Chapel/Shackup – Lightnin’ Malcolm “Renegade” CD Release Party
Stone Pony – Terry “Harmonica” Bean One-man Band
Channel Zilch – All Night Long Blues Band with Mary Ann “Action” Jackson
Line-up subject to change. It’s the Delta y’all!