CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – July 2019 blues news and more…
“Live blues in Clarksdale 365 nights a year, plus over a dozen music festivals!”
(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
Live music (mostly blues) weekly, Wed thru Sat — including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
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
(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
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sun.
Celebrating 40 years in 2019!
Nice PBS NewsHour segment on the DBM’s Arts & Ed Program at https://www.facebook.com/groups/newshourarts/
Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS (106 Sharkey Ave.)
Open by appointment, 646-465-1578. Info at tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com
ALSO: 10/17-19, 2019 – Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/
Levon’s Bar & Grill
(232 Sunflower Ave)
Fri., 7/5 – Sean “Bad” Apple, 8pm
Sun., 7/7 – J.H. Sitton & Doug Bales, 3:30pm
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
COLLECTIVE SEED & SUPPLY CO. (145 Delta Ave.)
Every Thursday – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music, 5pm
Thurs., 7/4 – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market w/music TBA, 5pm
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
(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
(313 Issaquena Ave., downtown; enter via alley back door)
(207 Yazoo Ave.)
“Original music” occasionally, including:
TRAVELERS HOTEL (3rd St.)
New Roxy – “Possibly the coolest venue in the South…”
(363 Issaquena Ave.)
PLAN NOW for Deep Blues Fest 2019 – www.deepbluesfest.com
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
(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.
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
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.
(Sunflower & Third St.)
The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING SOON!
349 Issaquena Ave, downtown
Every Monday night – free appetizers and music by someone playing free live acoustic music every week, 6pm!
MONDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MUSIC – FREE MUSIC & appetizers, 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)
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.)
Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS (352 Delta Ave.)
Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum – NEW!