CLARKSDALE: Live blues and more at the Crossroads

“Live blues and more 7 nights a week, year ’round!”

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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, (Thursday happy hour), Friday, Saturday and Sunday night…
Thurs., 11/1 – “Happy Hour Blues” w/Sadie Lamp, 5pm
Thurs., 11/1 – Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm
Fri., 11/2 – Robert Kimbrough Sr. & Blues Connection, 9pm
Sat., 11/3 – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, 9pm
Sun., 11/4 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 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):
Thur, 11/1- Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
Fri,11/2- Steve Kolbus Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
Sat, 11/3- Dirty Red and the Saltshakers, 8pm
Wed,11/7- Ally Venable Band, 8pm
Thur, 11/8 Private Party (Closed), 8pm
Fri, 11/9- Kent Burnside, 8pm
Sat, 11/10- Diedra Ruff Pro Band (Birthday Bash),8pm
Wed, 11/14-Taylormade Band, 8pm
Thur, 11/15-Doc John D’ Amato,8pm
Fri, 11/16-Watermelon Slim, 8pm
Sat, 11/17- Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
Wed, 11/21-Sunflower Festival Fundraiser, 8pm
Thur, 11/22-Closed
Fri, 11/23- Lala Element 88, 8pm
Sat, 11/24-Taylormade Band, 8pm
Wed, 11/28-Bill Abel, 8pm
Thur, 11/29-Steve Kolbus Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri, 11/30-Taylormade Band, 8pm

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992) Celebrating 16 years at the Crossroads

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm (plus Sundays on festival weekends)!

Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

On winter vacation; reopens in late January for IBC and Clarksdale Film Fest!

(Founders are retiring, so building —  with cool, loft living space in back — AND world-famous collection are for sale; serious inquiries only, please.)

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

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

Celebrating 40 years in 2019 with special events!

Levon’s Bar & Grill

Clarksdale, MS

(232 Sunflower Ave)

Friday November 2nd Tony Boyd, 8pm

Saturday November 10 – Ivor SK 8pm

Sunday November 11 – John Ford 3:30

Friday November 16 – Big A  8pm

Saturday November 17-  Ralph Miller 8pm

Sunday November 18- The Pistol and The Queen 3:30

Sunday November 25 – Lala Craig and Special Guest


Clarksdale, MS

(Sunflower & Third St.)

Thurs. 11/8 – Open Mic Night @ Meraki!

Club 2000

Clarksdale, MS

Issaquena Ave, downtown


Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


Mondays – live blues every week, 7:30pm

11/3-Sat,Blues Breakfast,Table Hill,10am
11/3-Sat,Blues Dinner,Big A and The All Stars 6pm
11/4-Sun-Blues Breakfast,Daddy Rich,10am
11/5-Mon-Blues Dinner Lucious Spille Band,8pm

Hambone Gallery

Clarksdale, MS

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

Tues., 11/3 – Rev Robert, 8pm

Tues., 11/6 – Ben Wiley Payton, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

Fri., 11/2 – Gramm Phillips, 7pm

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:

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

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

PLAN NOW for Deep Blues Fest

Thurs., 11/1 – special engagement – Calvin Johnson, 7pm doors/8pm music (Hartle Road from Columbus, MS, opens up).

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

COMING SOON: Thurs., 11/29 – Caleb Elliott will perform in a Home Concert Series.

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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

PLUS, on weekends:

Sat., 11/10  Rustenhaven, 9pm

Sat., 11/17  Vintage, 9pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 11/1 – Kevin Brown Farewell Blues Jam, 6pmWed., 11/7 – Big A and The Allstars 8pm
Thur., 11/8 – Jesse Cotton Stone 6pm
Thur., 11/15 – Logan Ramp 6pm
Fri., 11/16 – The Pistol & The Queen 7pm
Sat., 11/17 – Lightnin Malcolm 8pm
Fri., 11/23 – John Paul Keith 8pm
Sat., 11/24 – Bill Abel Band 8pm

COMING SOON: Fri-Sat, 11/30-12/1 – Shack Up Inn – Burdine’s Blues & Greens Festival,

Mississippi Sista Lounge
Clarksdale, MS

(225 MLK Dr.)

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.

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Thursday, November 8 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Ellen B. Meacham, Author of Delta Epiphany:  Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi.
Thursday, November 29 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Lois McMurchy for Caroline Buntz – Culture Shock

December 6 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Hank Burdine – Dust in the Road
January 24 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Michael Farris Smith – The Fighter
February 21 – For the Love of Books Fundraiser – surprise author panel!
March 21 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Author TBA
Aptil 18 – 5:00 p.m. Community Book Talks presents Wright Thompson – The Cost of These Dreams

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


MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
Clarksdale, MS

Full schedule at

The Delta Byrd

Clarksdale, MS

(721 Riverside Dr.)


Wonder Light City

near Clarksdale, MS

(18 min. from downtown at 2000 Kline-Johnson Rd.)


Here’s a news story on it:
Closed. Sadly, 80-year-old bluesman Robert “Bilbo” Walker’s passed away on 11/29/17. RIP.

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