CLARKSDALE: Live blues for early December at the Crossroads

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Clean up. Mask up. Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

– “VIRTUAL” – Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).
– “PUBLIC” – Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
– “PUBLIC/VIRTUAL” – Watch online OR in-person.

Wednesday, 12/2
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams matinee from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday,  12/3
– 2:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).
– 7pm – VIRTUAL/PUBLIC – Jam Night hosted by Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 12/4
– 12 noon – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Ben Wiley Payton — plus Big River Bagels sandwiches curbside pickup — from Meraki  (3rd & Sunflower), streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
– 4-9pm – PUBLIC – HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR w/local artwork, food truck, drinks & Santa Claus at Collective Seed & Supply Courtyard (145 Delta Ave.) — masks & social distancing. Live music: Caleb Chambers 4:30pm, Horace Willis 5:15, Bill Abel 6:15, Rod Smoth 8pm.
– 7-9pm – PUBLIC – Tony Boyd at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Ln.)
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.) w/Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends.

Saturday, 12/5
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
– 8pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Johnny Rawls at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
– 8:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller FB page).

Sunday, 12/6
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall FB page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Gary Vincent at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business FB page).

Monday, 12/7
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Robin Hathaway & Jaxx Nassar in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 12/8
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
SUPPORT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL: Donate now at jukejointfestival.com, and look for the new JJF WEB STORE link on the site starting this week.


COMING SOON: 1/29-31 – Clarksdale Film & Music Festival – donate now at clarksdalefilmfestival.com.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz