CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town for 2021 Caravan Fest Week!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL, most PUBLIC. Help us put on more live music. For PUBLIC shows: Please mask up, social distance… and join the fun. Thanks, y’all! #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

– “VIRTUAL” – Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless otherwise noted below).
– “PUBLIC” – Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
– “PUBLIC/VIRTUAL” – Watch online OR in-perso
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Wednesday, 5/5
– 3pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.); masks between sips & social distancing.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge (and Lucci Spiller Facebook page); limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lala Craig at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 5/6
– 2:30pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller streams matinee show on Lucci Spiller FB page.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 5/7
– 3pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena); masks between sips & social distancing.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Bill Abel at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum) and online.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Fridays at the Stage w/Loose Bruce & the Deepwater Baptists on Delta Blues Museum Stage.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
– 8pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Big T & Family at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley and Facebook Live).

Saturday, 5/8 – Two festivals plus blues clubs!

– 10am till – PUBLIC and some VIRTUALFree! Pandemic-ly modified CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST. (Established in 2006.) 2021 SCHEDULE at clarksdalecaravan.com. Grab your mask, folding chair… and book your hotel rooms, y’all. Three outdoor, socially distanced stages with live music all day lon, PLUS a special live-stream or two via LivefromClarksdale.org!

   CARAVAN FEST MUSIC SCHEDULE:

   CAT HEAD (front porch) – Free!

   10am – Terry “Harmonica” Bean – live-streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org

    11:30am – Lightnin’ Malcolm

   1pm – Lucious Spiller

   2:30pm – Sean “Bad” Apple w/”Miss Honeybee” Jones

   BLUESBERRY CAFE (back alley stage) – Free!

   3pm – Mississippi Marshall

   4:30pm – Lala Craig

   6pm – Super Chikan

   BAD APPLE BLUES CLUB (backyard) – Free!

   8pm – Sean “Bad” Apple w/King Artemas & Peggy Sue Hemphill

   9:30pm – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Band

– 10am (5pm music) – PUBLIC – New event! CROSSROADS BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FEST. #VisitMSresponsibly.  At Delta Blues Alley Cafe (352 Delta). 10am BBQ contest; 1pm DJ; 5pm music. Tickets at eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-blues-brews-bbq-festival-tickets-144773039057.

   BBQ FEST MUSIC SCHEDULE:

   Front bar

   1 to 5 Dj Hustleman

   5pm lady trucker

   6.05 Big Tee and his band

   7.20 Terry Harmonica Bean

   Back bar

   8.30 dj hustle man

   9pm lady Iretta and Johnnie B

   10.10 Jordan Sledge and the night cast

   11:20 Southern soul band

   12:30 JR Blu

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Harmonica” Bean at Red’s Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Robert Kimbrough Sr at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Sunday, 5/9
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Robert Kimbrough Sr in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) and Bluesberry FB page; limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on his FB page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent & guest (on Gary’s business FB page).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Big T” Williams at Red’s Lounge with limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols.

Monday, 5/10
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Blue Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 5/11
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers shop STORE Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat till 5 and Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
JUKE JOINT FEST: Shop web store and plan for 2022 at jukejointfestival.com.


COMING SOON: Clarksdale’s Memorial Day Weekend blues blowout w/Ground Zero Anniversary, Goat Fest, Red’s Old-timers Blues Fest & more.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz