CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town blues shows and a festival!

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — Sounds Around Town
“Live blues 365 nights a year plus over a dozen festivals!”

B.A.M. FEST! (downtown)

Sat., 6/15 – 2nd annual Birthplace of American Music Festival, including activities on MLK Stage (free) and music at Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Messenger’s & other participating clubs (wristband required); acts include Fred T, Robert Kimbrough, Big A, “Harmonica” Bean, Shirley King & many more; info on Facebook or bamfestms.com. PLUS, related events on Friday and Sunday.

RED’S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)
Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm

Fri., 6/14 – Live blues TBA, 9pm
Sat., 6/15 – Lucious Spiller for BAM FEST (wristband required), 7pm-8pm

Sat., 6/15 – Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 6/16 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
Wed., 6/12 – Lala & Element 88, 8pm
Thurs., 6/13 – Walt & Steve Birthday Jam, 8pm

Fri., 6/14 – Pinetop Perkins Workshop Showcase w/Heavy Suga, 7:30pm
Sat., 6/15 – Big T & Family Blues Band, 8pm

BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)
Sat., 6/15 – Blues Breakfast w/Marshall Hopper, 10am
Sun., 6/16 – Blues Breakfast w/Table Hill, 10am
Mon., 6/17 – Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blues Band, 8pm

LEVON’S BAR & GRILL (232 Sunflower Ave.)
Fri., 6/14 – The Pistol & The Queen, 8pm

Sun., 6/16 – Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/Ralph Miller, 3:30pm
HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Thurs., 6/13 – J.H. Sitton, 8pm
Sat., 6/15 – Preston Rumbaugh/Big A/Derick Kemp, 4-6pm; Anthony Geraci, 8pm
Tues., 6/18 – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
HOOKER GROCER + EATERY (near Delta Blues Museum)

Sat., 6/15 – Fiona Boyes, 4-6pm
Sun, 6/16 – Mississippi Marshall, 4-6pm

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle)

Mon., 6/17 – Monday Happy Hour w/Rev. Robert , 6pm
Sat., 6/15 – Joe Austin, 9pm

SHACK UP INN (The Gin)
Music most weekends.

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 6/14 – Gramm Phillips, 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: 7/5-6 – Oh Brother Fiddler & Fried Green Tomatoes Festival at Shack Up Inn.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz