CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town BAM FEST edition 2021!

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) and VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our  shots. Plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, 6/16
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
– 7:30pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge (& Lucci Spiller Facebook page) w/distancing, masking as appropriate.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Heavy Suga and the SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley) via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

Thursday, 6/17
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
– 8pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 6/18
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm-10pm – PUBLIC – Clarksdale Kings (new, local, young blues band) at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Jaxx Nassar at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Big T” Williams at Red’s Lounge.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Saturday, 6/19
– 12 noon till – BAM FEST (Birthplace of American Music)! Tickets/info at bamfestms.com. SCHEDULE (subject to change): Noon-1:15pm – Bad Apple Blues Club w/Sean ‘Bad’ Apple. 1:15-2:45pm – Delta Byrd Cage w/Lucious Spiller. 2:45-4pm – Hooker Grocer w/Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean. 4-5:15pm – Red’s Lounge w/Frank “Guitar” Rimmer (per Fest website). 5:15-6:30pm – Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front) w/Earnest “Guitar” Roy. 6:30-7:45pm – Delta Blues Alley Cafe (back) w/Jordan Sledge (7pm LiveFromClarksdale.org stream). 7:45-9pm – Delta Amusement Alley w/Iretta & Johnie B Sanders. 9-10:15pm – Bluesberry Cafe w/Big A (also on Bluesberry FB page). 10:15-11:15pm – Crossroads Cultural Arts Center w/Big T. 11:15 till – Delta Blues Alley Cafe (back stage) w/JR Blu (11:15) & The Southern Soul Band (12:15).
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer at Red’s Lounge.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 6/20
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Nick Wade in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; social distancing, masks required.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams on his FB page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary’s business FB page).
– 5pm-7pm – PUBLIC – Tony Boyd plays courtyard at Hooker Grocer (JLH Lane).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge w/distancing, masking as appropriate.

Monday, 6/21
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 5pm-6:30pm – PUBLIC – Clarksdale Farmers Market w/live music, local produce & more at Collective Seed & Supply.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (or inside) & Bluesberry FB page; distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 6/22
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena ).
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mask up & shop Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5, Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store & plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.


COMING SOON: 8/13-15 – Sunflower River Blues Festival, sunflowerfest.org.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.