CLARKSDALE: Special Film Fest Edition of Blues Around Town

Special CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL edition of “Sounds Around Town”
Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 365 nights per year plus over a dozen annual festivals, y’all!

CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (downtown)
10th annual schedule at www.clarksdalefilmfestival.com
Fri.-Sat., 1/24-25 – $5 per day gets you into both Grandma’s Sports Bar & Hambone Gallery pop-up theater venues as well as a seat on Saturday’s History Bus Tours (limited seating). Plus, FREE Saturday workshops/panel discussions at Delta Blues Museum & Meraki. (Details on website.)
Sun., 1/26 – FREE daytime music at various venues (see website).

CAT HEAD STORE (252 Delta Ave.)

Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-3pm.
Sun., 1/26 – Preston Rumbaugh, 11am
RED’S LOUNGE (395 Sunflower Ave.)
Wednesdays – Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 1/24 – CD Release Party w/Lucious Spiller, 9pm
Sat., 1/25 – Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection, 9pm
Sun., 1/26 – Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (0 Blues Alley)
Wed., 1/22 – “Industry Night” (no live music, no cover)
Thurs., 1/23 – Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 1/24 – Terry Wall and the Wallbangers, 8pm
Sat., 1/25 – Lala Element 88, 8pm
Tues., 1/28 – Lunchtime w/Stone Cold Blues Band, 12 noon

LEVON’S BAR & GRILL (232 Sunflower Ave.)
Fri., 1/24 – Jacqueline Nassar, 8pm
Sun., 1/26 – Bill Abel, 2pm; Ray Cashman, 3:30pm
BLUESBERRY CAFE (235 Yazoo Ave.)

Sat., 1/25 – Blues Breakfast w/Lala Craig, 10am; “Blues Before Sunrise” blues film screening, 1pm; Watermelon Slim, 2pm.
Sun., 1/26 – Blues Breakfast w/Robert Kimbrough Sr.,10am. Sean “Bad” Apple, 12:30pm; Maldito, 1:30pm.
Mon., 1/27 – Blues Dinner w/Super Down Home Blues Band, 7pm; Watermelon Slim & The Truckers, 8pm.
LALA LAND (241 Yazoo Ave.)
Sun., 1/26 – Ashesh Dangol, aka “The Himalayan Hendrix” w/Janelle Frost & Chris Curry, 7pm
GRANDMA’S (115 3rd St.)
Wed., 1/22 – Matt Hill w/Nikki Hill & Chuck Cotton, 8pm
Fri.-Sat., 1/24-25 – Clarksdale Film Fest theater daytime venue!
HAMBONE GALLERY (111 E. 2nd St.)
Fri.-Sat., 1/24-25 – Clarksdale Film Fest theater daytime venue!
Sat., 1/25 – Ray Cashman, 8pm
Tues., 1/28 – Rae Gordon & Ben Rice, 8pm

HOOKER GROCER + EATERY (near Delta Blues Museum)

Sat., 1/25 – Ryan Lee Crosby, 7pm
Sun., 1/26 – Preston Rumbaugh, 3pm

HOPSON COMMISSARY (001 Commissary Circle)
Mon., 1/27 – Happy hour w/Alana Mosley 6pm

SHACK UP INN (The Gin)
Thurs., 1/23 – GA-20 band w/Matt Stubbs, 6pm

STONE PONY (226 Delta Ave.)
Fri., 1/24 – Alanna Mosley, 7pm

CLARKSDALE MUSEUMS (downtown)
– Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
– TN Williams Rectory Museum by appt. (646-465-1578).
– MS Room & Indian Archeological Exhibit @ Public Library, 114 Delta Ave.
FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app)
Visit Clarksdale Tourism web link at visitclarksdale.com/tours.

PLAN NOW: Pre-sale Sat-night JJF wristbands on sale now at www.jukejointfestival.com

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz