CLARKSDALE: Public and virtual live blues shows…

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you’ll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

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; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/8
– 6pm – VIRTUAL – Deak Harp plays from Shorty’s Shotgun Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page).
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/9
– 2:30pm  – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller matinee performance from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).
– 7pm – VIRTUAL – Bill Abel performance from home.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Friends at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.)

Friday, 7/10
– 5pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
– 6pm – VIRTUAL – “Chikan Dinner” w/James “Super Chikan” Johnson performs from home.
– 6pm – PUBLIC – Lewis Czamanske at Stone Pony (226 Delta Ave.).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Stephen Michael ‘outdoor acoustic show’ (or inside if rain) at Levon’s Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).

Saturday, 7/11
– 9am – PUBLIC – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave).
– 5pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & special guests at new Bad Apple Blues Club (149 Issaquena Ave.); open 4pm-midnight, music 5pm.
– 6pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Side Street Steppers Duo at Hopson Commissary’s courtyard (001 Commissary Circle) .
– 8:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 7/12
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall’s Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday).
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 7/13
– 6pm – PUBLIC – Seth Stroud plays Hopson Commissary happy hour (001 Commissary Circle).
– 6pm – VIRTUAL – Michissippi Mick Kolassa from Bluesberry Cafe.

Tuesday, 7/14 – 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Randy McAllister at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

*Please note Governor’s Exec Order rules: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Venues at 50% capacity.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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COMING SOON: 10/3 – Deak Harp’s Harmonica Block Party in downtown Clarksdale.

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