4/11-14 (Thurs-Sun) – JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS
“WHAT THE HECK IS IT?”Juke Joint Festival is “half blues festival, half small-town fair andall about the Delta.” It celebrates our past AND living history bypresenting over 100 blues acts during the course of the weekend — mostof them Mississippi or Southern, many in their 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s!This is the real-deal Mississippi blues festival that you’ve read about.It is like no other in the world. (Also includes Monkey Riding Dogs –literally — Friday and Racing Pigs on Sat!) Events kick off Thurs nightwith related events Friday and the main event Saturday/night; Sundayincludes related events like the infamous Cat Head Mini Blues Fest.Saturday features about a dozen daytime stages and maybe 100 vendor/foodtents all over downtown; Saturday night — which requires wristbands sold HERE— features around 21 nighttime venues (plus bus shuttles between ‘em& local hotels), including some of the coolest (and last of the)juke joints this side of the history books.
HOTEL ROOMS/CAMPING: Accommodations info is at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html
PERFORMERS INCLUDE (full linup to come): Super Chikan, Big George Brock, Jimbo Mathus, Rev. Peyton’s Big DamnBand, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Lightnin’ Malcolm & Stud, Eden Brent(Thurs Kickoff), Johnny Rawls, All Night Long Blues Band, Robert“Wolfman” Belfour, James “T-Model” Ford (health permitting), Pat Thomas,Eddie Cusic, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, LuciousSpiller, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Terry “Big T” Williams, T.C.B., BigJerry, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Space Cowboy, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart,Cedell Davis and many, many, many more to come!!!