CLARKSDALE rings in the New Year w/blues and more!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Sanitize. Mask up properly (humans have noses as well as mouths, y’all!). 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, 12/30
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 12/31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE!

– 3PM – Cat Head (252 Delta Ave.) – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Front porch blues by Lucious Spiller (weather permitting; properly-worn masks required/social distancing), or watch/tip online indoors at on Lucci Spiller FB page — 3pm here and 10pm in Europe for our blues friends there!
– 4PM – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Watermelon Slim Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required, 4pm.
– 6PM – VIRTUAL – Deak Harp streams from Shorty’s Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page), 6pm.
– 6 & 8PM – PUBLIC – Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near blues museum) – Special NYE menu/reservations/entertainment.
– 8PM – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Hambone Gallery – Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm.
– 8PM – PUBLIC – New Year’s Eve Party at Auberge Hostel – (old Madidi bar, E 2nd & Delta) – Drinks & karaoke.

Friday, 1/1
– 2pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Mask up  for Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Preston Rumbaugh at Hopson Commissary, or stream via LiveFromClarksdale.org. Plus, Rose Bowl on TV after at 3pm.
– 7-9pm – PUBLIC – Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).

Saturday, 1/2
– 12 noon – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Shared Experiences presents “Beans, Bagels & Blues Experience” w/Terry “Harmonica” Bean at Meraki (Sunflower & 3rd) plus streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
– 8:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 1/3
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA 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 Facebook page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Gary Vincent w/special guest at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on Gary Vincent’s business Facebook page).

Monday, 1/4
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 1/5
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Live blues TBA (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) 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-Wed, 11am-4pm including New Year’s Eve; closed New Year’s Day; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.


COMING SOON: Pandemic-ly safer edition of Clarksdale Film & Music Festival; info added weekly at ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz