CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town… SUNFLOWER FEST EDITION!

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s 7-days-a-week music calendar — SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST WEEK EDITION! Please mask up & social distance till we all get our shots. Go to LiveFromClarksdale.org for weekly live-streams. And plan a blues pilgrimage at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 8/11
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 8/12 – Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
– 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.
– 7pm – VIP EVENT – Sunflower Blues Fest’s “Grits, Greens & BBQ VIP Party,” 7pm-9:45pm.
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Heavy Suga & SweeTones at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Deak Harp on Harp Shack Stage near Hopson/Shack Up.
– 8:30pm – PUBLIC – Randy  “19th Street Red” Cohen plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta Ave.).

Friday, 8/13 – Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Cat Head’s 19th Anniversary w/Sean “Bad” Apple; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Live blues all day long, starting at noon at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 3pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Miss Australia “Honeybee” Jones (3pm) PLUS Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends (till 9pm) at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena ).
– 7pm-11pm – PUBLIC – FREE Sunflower Blues Fest w/Lightnin’ Malcolm, Super Chikan & more on grounds of Delta Blues Museum. Social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots, y’all. Lineup: sunflowerfest.org.
– 8:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller Band at Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
– 8:30pm – PUBLIC – 19th Street Red plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Big A & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 10pm – PUBLIC – Deak Harp, Black Lung Lucy & blues jam on Harp Shack Stage near Hopson/Shack Up.

Saturday, 8/14 – Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
– 10am till midnight – PUBLIC – Get up early for the Sunflower Blues Fest acoustic stage (w/Pat Thomas, Duck Holmes & more), and then hang around for the main stage (w/Jimbo Mathus, Big A & more); near Delta Blues Museum. Social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots; lineup at sunflowerfest.org.
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Cat Head’s 19th Anniversary w/Lucious Spiller; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.
– 12 noon -PUBLIC – Live blues all day long, starting at noon at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 2pm – PUBLIC – Cat Head’s 19th Anniversary w/Tom Ward book signing for new “I Died and Went to Clarksdale” novel at Cat Head store (252 Delta Ave.).
– 3pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Frank “Guitar” Rimmer at Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus at Levon’s Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower).
– 8pm – PUBLIC – Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero (0 Blues Alley).
– 8:30pm – PUBLIC – 19th Street Red” plays sidewalk for tips (300 Block of Delta).

Sunday, 8/15 – Sunflower Blues Fest Weekend
– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/Chad Marshall in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, distancing, masks required.
– 11am – PUBLIC – Lala plays Blues Brunch at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Cat Head’s 19th Anniversary w/Terry “Harmonica” Bean; social distance outside/mask up inside (252 Delta Ave.); store hours: Sun 11-4.

– 3pm-8:30pm – PUBLIC – FREE Sunflower Blues Fest GOSPEL STAGE at Clarksdale’s downtown Civic Auditorium; social distance outside; mask up inside; please get your shots; lineup at sunflowerfest.org..

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook 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 (395 Sunflower Ave.).

Monday, 8/16
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; outdoors, limited seating, distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 8/17
– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena).
– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Anthony “Big A” & Allstars at Hambone (111 E. 2nd St.) & LiveFromClarksdale.org.

All Clarksdale times are Central.

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COMING SOON: 9/4 – FREE Red’s Old-Timers Blues Fest on MLK Park Stage!
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