CLARKSDALE: Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

historic Clarksdale, Mississippi
Clarksdale’s oldest blues and gospel festival is still free and fabulous! Line-up below represents many of the very best Mississippi-connected blues acts performing today.

PLUS, look for many special related blues events at local clubs, jukes, stores and museums all weekend long — including the Cat Head Mini Blues Fest on Sunday. More non-fest listing for Sunflower Week by CLICKING HERE.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 – Main Stage
4:15pm – 4:45pm Delta Blues Museum Band
5:00pm – 5:45pm Richard “Daddy Rich” Crisman
6:00pm – 6:45pm Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry
7:00pm – 7:45pm Robert “Bilbo” Walker
8:00pm – 9:00pm Joshua “Razorblade” Stewart
9:15pm – 10:15pm James “Super Chikan” Johnson
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 – Main Stage
1:30pm – 2:00pm Bill Abel Band
2:15pm – 2:45pm All Night Long Band
3:00pm – 3:30pm Phillip Carter Band featuring Jacqueline
3:45pm – 4:30pm Venessia Young & Pure Blues Express
4:45pm – 5:30pm Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Band
5:45pm – 6:45pm James “Jimbo” Mathis
7:00pm – 8:00pm Johnny Rawls
8:00pm – 8:15pm Awards
8:15pm – 9:15pm Homemade Jamz Blues band
9:30pm – 10:30pm Juke Joint Duo- Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
Acoustic Stage #1 @ New Roxy Theater (Issaquena Ave.)
9:00am Arthneice “Gas Man” Jones
9:40am Robert Belfour
10:15am Eddie Cusic
10:50am Pat Thomas
11:25am Lucious Spiller
12:00noon Big Jack Johnson
12:35pm Sharde Turner & Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
Acoustic Stage #2 @ Sunflower Ave. Park
2:00pm         Charles Fowler
2:40pm         Foster “Tater” Wiley
3:10pm         Bill Abel & Cadillac John
3:40pm         Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
4:10pm         Kenny Brown
4:50pm         Johnny Lowe Bow
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010 – Gospel Stage
4:00pm Christopher Coleman
4:40pm Voice of Joy
5:35pm Chapel Hill Men’s Chorus
6:25pm The Myles Family

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