CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town for festival week!

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s 7-days-a-week music calendar — both PUBLIC (in-person) & VIRTUAL (LiveFromClarksdale.org) shows. Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Find your vax at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 9/1
– 1pm – PUBLIC – Mississippi Writers Trail marker dedication for Richard Ford at Carnegie Library (114 Delta Ave.).
– 3-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.); face masks and social distancing required by musician.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Jesse Cotton Stone at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/2
– 3-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 3pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller live-streams on his Lucci Spiller Facebook page.
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd).
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Big A & the Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/3
– 3-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 5-7pm – PUBLIC – Mag Fest Pop-up Art Show at 247 Delta Ave.
– 7-9pm – PUBLIC – Lala at Hooker Grocer (near Delta Blues Museum).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.
– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Mag Fest w/Big Sur Bound at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle).

Saturday, 9/4
– 12pm – PUBLIC – Red’s Old-Timers Blues Fest – FREE on MLK Park Stage: NOON Cadillac John w/Bill Abel, 1PM Watermelon Slim, 2PM Johnny Drummer, 3PM Little Joe Ayers, 4PM RL Boyce, 5PM Miss Gladys w/Big T, and 6PM Super Chikan! “Shots recommended. Masks welcome. Social distancing observed.” Bring a blanket or chair.
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Big T” Williams at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Terry Wall Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Mag Fest w/JP Soars & Red Hots plus Stan Street at Shack Up Inn.

Sunday, 9/5
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Mick Kolassa in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams on FB page.
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent (on Gary’s business FB page).
– 2pm – Mag Fest w/Black Water Trio in Hopson Courtyard at 2pm (no cover, free BBQ).
– 5-7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Lightnin’ Malcolm at Hooker Grocer and via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Mark “Mule Man” Massey at Red’s Lounge with distancing/masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/6
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Stone Gas Band in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting or inside) & FB page via LiveFromClarksdale.org; social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/7
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Jesse Cotton Stone at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd).


All Clarksdale times are Central.

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


COMING SOON: 9/27-10/2- Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop & Festival, www.facebook.com/seanbadapple!
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.