CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town blues for Reds Fest week!

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI… the only town in Mississippi with live blues every single night and over a dozen festivals!

RED’S OLD-TIMERS BLUES FEST II (MLK Park Stage)
Sat., 5/25 (11am-8pm) – FREE – Cadillac John/Bill Abel, Miss Gladys/Big T, Johnny Drummer, Bill Perry, John Horton, Watermelon Slim & BOBBY RUSH!!!
FRIDAY AT THE STAGE (1 Blues Alley)
Fri., 5/24 Ronnie and the Remnants, 7pm

RED’S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)

Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Thursdays – occasional blues, 8pm
Fri., 5/24 – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 5/25 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 5/26 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
Wed., 5/22 – Steve Kolbus, 8pm
Thurs., 5/23 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 5/24 – Big T and the Family Band, 8pm
Sat., 5/25 – GZBC ANNIVERSARY PARTY starts at 1pm; Big A & Allstars headline, 8pm!

BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)
Sat., 5/25 – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sat., 5/25 – Grand Opening of Back Alley Bar w/Watermelon Slim & Truckers (free), 6pm
Sun., 5/26 – Blues Breakfast w/David Dunavent,10am
Mon., 5/27 – Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus, 8pm

LEVON’S BAR & GRILL (232 Sunflower Ave.)
Fri., 5/24 – Tony Boyd, 8pm
Sun., 5/26 – Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus, 3:30pm

HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Thurs., 5/23 – Guitar Camp, 8pm
Sat., 5/25 – Preston Rumbaugh AFTERNOON blues, 4-6pm
Tues., 5/28 – Steve Kerin Trio, 8pm


HOOKER GROCER + EATERY (near Delta Blues Museum)
Thurs., 5/23 – Gumbo, Grits & Guitars w/Lala, 7-8pm
Sun., 5/26 – Sunday BBQ, Blues & Grooves w/Lucious Spiller, 4-8pm

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle)
Mondays – Happy hour w/live acoustic music, 6pm
Sat., 5/25 – Shakerz

SHACK UP INN (The Gin)
Guitar Camp Week.

THIRD STREET BISTRO (216 3rd St.)
Sundays – Jazz w/Sadie Lamp duo, 12:30pm-2:30pm

GRANDMA’S BLUES BAR (115 3rd St.)
Fri., 5/24 – Mark Mill & Steve Kolbus, 7pm

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 5/24 – Lucious Spiller, 7pm

CLARKSDALE MUSEUMS (downtown)
Delta Blues Museum at 1 Blues Alley, open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum by appointment (646-465-1578).

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Courtesy of Visit Clarksdale Tourism! Download free VoiceMap app and search “Clarksdale.”

COMING SOON: 6/1-3 – Goat Fest VI (blues/rock) @ Roxy/Shack Up/Delta Blues Alley/Levon’s.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz