CLARKSDALE: Live blues, festivals and more – every night/week

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI“October sampling of blues and festival events!” – Updates at

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!
Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Wed., 10/2 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Thurs., 10/3 – Live blues TBA, 8pm

Fri., 10/4 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 9pm
Sat., 10/5 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 10/6 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

Wed., 10/9 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Thurs., 10/10 – Live blues TBA, 8pm
Fri., 10/11 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 8pm
Sat., 10/12 – Live blues TBA, 9pm
Sun., 10/13 – Post-Biscuit Blues Jam w/Lucious Spiller, 7pm – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

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):

10/2 Wed. Bill Abel, 8pm
10/3 Thur. Blues Jam hosted by Lala Element 88, 8pm
10/4 Fri. Deidra and the Ruff Pro Band, 8pm
10/5 Sat. Tony Holiday Band and Tom Play
10/9 Wed. Steve Kolbus, 8pm
10/10 Thur. Blues Jam Big T and the Family Blues Band, 8pm
10/11 Fri. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
10/12 Sat. Dexter Allen, 8pm
Sun., 10/13 – Annual Blues Brunch w/Steve Kolbus & Friends; noon-2pm (GZBC open 11am-3pm) – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!
10/16 Wed. Lala Element 88, 8pm
10/17 Thur. Blues Jam hosted by Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
10/18 Fri. Stone Gas Man, 8pm
10/19 Sat. Mark Muleman Massey
10/23 Wed. TBA, 8pm
10/24 Thur. Blues Jam hosted by Steve Kolbus, 8pm
10/25 Fri. Big T and the Family Blues Band, 8pm
10/26 Sat. Lucious Spiller, 8pm (Halloween Party)
10/30 Wed. Songwriters night hosted by Bill Howl N Madd Perry, 8pm
10/31 Thur. Halloween Jam hosted by Stan Street and the Hambone Band, 8pm

Delta Blues Museum – Celebrating 40 years in 2019!

Clarksdale, MS

Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm PLUS special SUNDAY hours in October:

October 6th: 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
October 13th: 12:00 noon – 5:00pm– as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!
October 20th: 9:00am – 5:00pm
October 27th: 12:00 noon – 5:00pm

(Note: Winter Hours of Mon-Sat 10am-5pm start in November.)

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

Hooker Grocer & Eatery

(near Delta Blues Museum)

Thursday oct 3 The Italian job w/Massimo and Gloria, 7:30-9pm
Sunday oct 6 Jax Nassar, 5-7pm

Sun., 10/13 – Live music TBA, 5pm– as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

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)
Sunday, September 1st- Alanna Moseley 3:30

Fri., 10/4 – Mississippi Marshall 8pm

Sun., 10/6 – Tomcat Playground, 3:30pm

Sun., 10/13 – Alanna Mosley (Americana), 3:30pm – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

Fri., 10/18 – Borderline, 8pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Clarksdale, MS


Sat/Sun blues breakfasts, 10am; Mon blues every week, 8pm!
Sat;10/5-Blues Breakfast w/Kevin Brown,10am

Sun;10/6-Blues Breakfast w/Massimo Bevilacqua and Gloria Turrini

Mon;10/7-Watermelon Slim and The Truckers w/Massimo Bevilacqua and Gloria Turrini,8pm

Sun., 10/13 – Blues Breakfast w/Kevin Brown, 10am– as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

Hambone Art & Music

Clarksdale, MS

(111 E 2nd St.)

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

Tues., 10/1 – Bob Long, 8pm
Wed. Oct. 2- Randy McAllister
Thurs. Oct 3- Dance night w/ The Columbians
Friday Oct 4- Big A
Tues. Oct 8- The Italian Job- Massimo and Gloria
Wed. Oct.9-Chris O’Leary
SPECIAL SHOW: Sat., 10/12 – 87-yr-old BIG GEORGE BROCK & New Houserockers, 9pm!
Tues. Oct.15- Stan ” Dead-End Street and Guests
Thurs. Oct. 17- J.H. Sitton

PLUS, special music during Deep Blues Fest weekend!

Stone Pony Pizza

Clarksdale, MS

(226 Delta Ave.)

Fridays at 7pm:

Oct 4 Lucious Spiller
Oct 11 Alanna Mosley
Oct 18 Mississippi Marshall
Oct 25 Mississippi Marshall
Nov1 TBA
Nov 8 Mississippi Marshall
Nov 15 Jacqueline Nassar
Nov 22 Alanna Mosley
Nov 29 Gramm Phillips

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:

Travelers Hotel (212 3rd St.)

Clarksdale, MS

Thursday October 3rd at 5:30 UK bluesman Bob Long.

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

Clarksdale, MS

(363 Issaquena Ave.)

COMING SOON… the awesome Deep Blues Fest, Thurs-Sun, 10/17-20,

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store

Clarksdale, MS

(252 Delta Ave.; 662-624-5992, but no voicemail; email

Celebrating 17 years at the Crossroads. Your 1st stop for “live” music & visitor info.

Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm AND Sundays 11am-3pm through the end of October…

Fridays & SaturdaysPreston “BLUES” Rumbaugh plays indoors, 10:30am – FREE!

SUNDAY, 10/13 – FREE CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday! – STARRING 6-string Andrew, Lucious Spiller, Big George Brock, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod and Sean “Bad” Apple plus special guests Preston Rumbaugh and Derick Kemp… and more! FREE blues performances 9am-3pm; store open till 4pm. BBQ for sale out front by Big Red.

JUKE JOINT FEST HQ (243 Delta Ave.)

Sun., 10/13 – special hours TBA– as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

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


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

Live music Happy Hour every Friday, 5-8pm!

Fri., 10/4 – Happy Hour w/Jordan Sledge and the Night Cast, 5-8pm

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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Sat., 10/5 – Over Under — The Escape Tour – “…liberated sounds of jazz, the floating melodies of folk-rock…an escape [and] a night of wild expression” lead by East Coast-based experimental filmmaker Quinn Thomashow. “Quinn has a deep passion for camerea-less filmmaking. Teaching workshops across America, she dreams of making experimental film more accessible. She joins forces with Over Under as lead singer.” Experimental Film Workshop: 5:30pm. Live Music 7:30pm.

Clarksdale White House
325 W 2nd St.

PLAN NOW: Thurs., 11/7 – “Bye Bye Miss American Pie Experience” presented by David Elliott (Home Concert), 7pm-8pm (doors 6pm).

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 retired, 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.)
Thursdays… 11/7/19 and 2/13 & 4/16/20 – Griot Arts Open Mic Nights at Meraki (open to all), 6:30pm-8pm


The Bank

Clarksdale, MS

Thurs., 10/24Griot Arts Annual Fall Feast, 5:3opm –

The Bad Apple Blues Club – COMING EARLY 2020

Clarksdale, MS

349 Issaquena Ave, downtown

TBA – “Live” blues, workshops and more!

Hopson Commissary

Clarksdale, MS

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



   7th Tony Boyd
   14th Jacqueline Nassar
   21st Evan Farris
   28th TBA

PLUS, MOST SATURDAYS 9pm (cover applies):

Sun., 10/13 – PINETOP PERKINS HOMECOMING, 3pm – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Clarksdale, MS

10/4 – JH Sitton 6-8
Sun., 10/13 – PINETOP PERKINS HOMECOMING, 3pm – as part of Clarksdale’s Super Blues Sunday!
10/17-19 – Deep Blues Festival
10/18 – Deep Blues Fun Run


Paint The Town 2019
Clarksdale, MS

Downtown mural project w/Columbian, Memphian and Clarksdalian artists.
Monday September 30, approximately 1pm – 6pm – Artists start painting. Feel free to
drop by to lend a helping hand or simply enjoy the spectacle.
Locations where painting will be going on during the week are:
– 2nd St. between Yazoo & Issaquena, across from Regions Bank – main big wall of
the event.
– The Arts Alley between 2nd and 3rd Streets and Delta and Yazoo Avenues and the
open areas (across from Nellie May’s and behind the Hooker, Squeezebox and
Delta Digs hotels) that lead into the alley from Delta and Yazoo
– South wall – facing the railroad track – of Ground Zero Blues Club
– CARES Animal Shelter, 1645 Desoto Ave (Hwy 49, near the intersection with
Hwy 61) – check for actual dates and times painting will be taking place here.
Tuesday October 1, 10am – 6pm, painting.
Wednesday October 2, 10am – 6pm, painting
Thursday October 3, 10am – 6pm, painting
8pm – midnight, Latin dance and Roc en Espanol night at Hambone, DJs Likmi
& Toxicomano. $5 cover charge
Friday October 4, 10am – 6pm, painting
6pm – Dedication of paintings, 2nd St. across from Regions Bank
8pm till – Blues party with Big A & the Allstars, Hambone Art & Music. $5 cover charge.
Saturday October 5. PAINT MEMPHIS: visiting artists will be in Memphis to participate
in Paint Memphis. Painting will be going on all day, and Sunday, but the public event is
from 4-10pm on Saturday at #1688 – 1730 Lamar Avenue (in and around the historic
Lamar Theater.) There will be over 100 artists, live bands, DJs and food trucks.
Monday October 7, 10am – 6pm, most of the visiting artists will be finishing up their
painting in Clarksdale.
Email Eric Stone at

CUTRER MANSION (109 Clark St.)

Clarksdale, MS
– October 17-19 – Tennessee Williams Festival.  For more information, visit

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Clarksdale, MS

Plus annual festival,

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