CLARKSDALE: July blues shows (overview)… every nights

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – July 2019 blues news and more…
“Live blues in Clarksdale 365 nights a year, plus over a dozen music festivals!”

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..

Wed., 7/3 – Live blues TBA, 8pm
Fri., 7/5 – Live blues TBA, 9pm
Sat., 7/6 – Live blues TBA, 9pm
Sun., 7/7 – Live blues TBA, 7pm

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):

Wed., 7/3 – Live blues TBA
Thurs., 7/4 – closed for 4th of July Holiday, BUT GO TO HAMBONE FOR LIVE BLUES (111 E 2nd St)
Fri., 7/5 – Big T and the Family
Sat., 7/6 – Emerson Hill Blues Band
Wed., 7/10 – Bill Abel

7/11 Thur. Lala Element 88, 8pm

7/12 Fri. Steve Kolbus Clarksdale Blues Revue Album Release, 8pm

7/13 Sat. Keith Johnson Big Muddy Band, 8pm

7/17 Wed. David Dunavent, 8pm

7/18 Thur. Stone Gas Band, 8pm

7/19 Fri. Bill Howl N Madd Perry. 8pm

7/20 Sat. Diedra and the Ruff Pro Band, 8pm

7/24 Wed. Deak Harp, 8pm

7/25 Thur. Steve Kolbus Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm

7/26  Fri.  Johnnie B.  Sanders, 8pm

7/27 Sat. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm

7/31 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)

Sun., 7/21 – C.W. Stoneking, 6-8pm

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992, but no voicemail) Celebrating 17 years at the Crossroads.

Your 1st stop for “live” music & visitor info. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (plus Sundays on fest weekends);

OPEN 4TH OF JULY… Thurs., 7/4 from 11am to 2pm, y’all!

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sun.

Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

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

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS
(106 Sharkey Ave.)
Open by appointment, 646-465-1578. Info at

ALSO: 10/17-19, 2019 – Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival,

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Fri., 7/5 – Sean “Bad” Apple, 8pm

Sun., 7/7 – J.H. Sitton & Doug Bales, 3:30pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


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

Mon., 7/1 – Blues Dinner w/Steve Kolbus, 8pm

Sat., 7/6 – Blues Breakfast w/David Dunavent, 10am
Sun., 7/7 – Blues Breakfast w/Mississippi Marshall,10am
Mon., 7/8 – Blues Dinner w/Sean “Bad” Apple, 8pm


Clarksdale, MS
Every Thursday – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music, 5pm

Thurs., 7/4 – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music TBA, 5pm

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT live blues music plus occasional musics on other days in gallery/bar, 8pm.

Tuesday July 2 -Stone Gas Blues Band
Thurs., 4TH OF JULY – Preston Rumbaugh & Firecracker Blues Band celebrates THE 4TH, 8pm
Tuesday July 9 – Deak Harp
Tuesday July 16 – Lightnin’ Malcolm
Tuesday July 3 – Bill ” Howl N Madd Perry
Tuesday July 30 – Rev. Robert

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

July 5 Mississippi Marshall

July 12 Sara Levingston 

July 19 Alanna Mosley 

July 26 David Dunavent

August 2 Sara Levingston

August 9 David Dunavent 

August 16 Debra Lane

August 23 Alanna Mosley

August 30 Mississippi Marshall

September 6 Mississippi Marshall

September 13 TBA

September 20 Alanna Mosley

September 27 TBA

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:


Clarksdale, MS


New Roxy – “Possibly the coolest venue in the South…”

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

PLAN NOW for Deep Blues Fest

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center
Clarksdale, MS
(332 Delta Ave.)

Fri., 7/5 –SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES ASSOCIATION First Friday Blues Mixer w/“Daddy Rich” Crisman (7:30pm-8:15 pm), “Mule Man” Massey (8:30pm-9:15 pm) and Lightnin’ Malcolm (9:30pm-10:15pm).

Grandma’s Blues House
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.

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.


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 retiring, 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.



Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)


The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING SOON!

Clarksdale, MS

349 Issaquena Ave, downtown


Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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

– 7/1 – Tony Boyd

– 7/8 – Graham Phillips

– 7/15 – Alana Mosley

– 7/22 – Zack Tillitson

– 7/29 – tba

PLUS, SATURDAYS 9pm (cover applies):

7/6 – Pawn
7/13 – Trailer Park Disco

Sat., 7/27-David Dunavent, 9pm
Sat., 8/10-Blackwater Trio, 9pm


7/26-28 – Mid-South Archaeological Conference at Hopson Commissary (see Facebook).

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

 Fri.-Sat., 7/5-6, 2019 – Oh Brother Fiddler & Fried Green Tomatoes Festival w/Hank Burdine & friends at Shack Up Inn.

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)


Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum – NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
Plus annual festival,

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