CLARKSDALE: Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

8/9-12, 201225th annual
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi

Still FREE, FREE, FREE! Featuring ex-Zep music legend Robert Plant with special guests. Also, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and many more.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 – Acoustic Blues – Grits, Greens, & Barbecue VIP Party – VIP Tent
6:00 – 6:30pmBill Abel and Cadillac John
6:35 – 7:05pmRichard “Daddy Rich” Crisman
7:10 – 7:55pmTerry “Harmonica” Bean
8:00 – 8:45pmSteve “Lightnin'” Malcom
8:50 – 9:35pmLucious Spiller

Friday, August 10, 2012 – Main Stage – Downtown Blues Alley
4:15 – 4:45pmDelta Blues Museum Band
5:00 – 5:30pmRick Burton Blues Band
5:45 – 6:30pmThe Sarah Metcalf Blues Band
6:45 – 7:30pmOtis “TCB” Taylor Blues
7:45 – 8:30pmJoshua “Razor Blade” Stewart
8:45 – 9:45pmO.B. Buchana
10:00 – 11:30pmBobby Rush

Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Acoustic Blues – Main Stage – Downtown Blues Alley
9:00 – 9:30amArthneice “Gas Man” Jones
9:40 – 10:10amRobert Belfour
10:20 – 10:50amEddie Cusic
11:00 – 11:30amPat Thomas
11:40am – 12:10pmJimmy “Duck” Holmes
12:20 – 12:50pmT–Model Ford
1:00 – 1:30pmShardee & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band

Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Electric Blues – Main Stage – Downtown Blues Alley
1:45 – 2:15pmBig Dave Dunavent
2:30 – 3:00pmHeather Crosse: Heavy Suga’ & The Sweet Tones
3:15 – 4:00pmKenny Brown
4:15 – 5:00pmTerry “Big T” Williams
5:15 – 6:00pmBill Howlin’ Madd Perry
6:15 – 7:15pmJames “Jimbo” Mathus
7:30 – 8:30pmJames “Super Chikan” Johnson
8:30 – 8:45pmAward Presentations: Early Wright Blues Heritage Award, Julius Guy Gospel Heritage Award
8:45 – 9:45pm Charlie Musselwhite
10:00 – 11:30pm ROBERT PLANT and The Sensational Space Shifters including Grammy winning vocalist/songwriter Patty Griffin; guitarist/composer Justin Adams and West African acoustic virtuoso Juldeh Camara, who have collaborated with Robert Plant on special projects/tours; keyboard artist John Baggott; guitarist Billy Fuller; and drummer Dave Smith

Sunday, August 12, 2012 – Gospel Stage
5:00 – 5:15pmFountain of Life COGIC Choir
5:30 – 5:45pmReal Faith Ministries
6:00 – 6:15pmNew Covenant MB Church Mass Choir
6:30 – 6:45pmOakhurt Baptist Choir
7:00 – 7:15pmTNBM Choir
7:30 – 7:45pmSt James Temple COGIC Choir
8:00 – 8:15pmChapel Hill Men’s Chorus
8:30 – 8:45pmThe Myler Family
9:00 – 9:45pmSusie Golden–Ferguson
10:00 – 11:00pmVickie Winans 

PLUS… Enjoy Clarksdale’s legendary juke joints, blues clubs, music museums and the Cat Head Mini Blues Fest that Sunday, 10am till! Full Clarksdale fest-related blues lineup at www.cathead.biz (“Music Calendar”).