CLARKSDALE: Virtual/Public live blues music calendar…

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you’ll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

Definitions for calendar below:

“VIRTUAL” – Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via (unless noted otherwise below).
“PUBLIC” – Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
“PUBLIC/VIRTUAL” – Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 7/29 – 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/30
– 7pm – VIRTUAL – Jacqueline “Jaxx” Nassar & Walt Busby live (onJaxx’s Facebook page).
– 8pm – VIRTUAL – “Deep Fried Blues” new online quarantine series debuts, featuring Mark “Muleman” Massey w/chef Johnny at Hooker Grocer & Eatery, from Ground Zero Blues Club FB page.
– 7pm – PUBLIC – Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/31
– 12 noon – PUBLIC – Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside.
– 6pm – VIRTUAL – Terry “Harmonica” Bean live from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.‚Äč

Saturday, 8/1
– 8am (11am Clarksdale acts)- VIRTUAL – INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY” FESTIVAL w/musicians from Israel to Clarksdale. Watch from event’s FB page: PLUS, Live From Clarksdale schedule is 11-11:45am Sean “Bad” Apple, 11:45-12:30 Lucious Spiller & (from Cat Head) 12:30-1:15 Anthony “Big A” Sherrod… Followed by Jontavious Willis, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cedric Watson, Meredith Axelrod & more! Final act at 8:30pm.

Sunday, 7/26
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall’s Social Distancing Tour (on his FB page).
– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/3
– 7pm – VIRTUAL – Lala Craig from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/4 – 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – TBA blues at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 8/5 – 8pm – VIRTUAL – Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursdays – 7pm – PUBLIC – Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 8/7 – 6pm – VIRTUAL – Blues live stream TBA from from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.

Saturday, 8/8

– 12 noon – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL18th anniversary mini-mini blues party out front of CAT HEAD BLUES STORE (252 Delta Ave..) w/Sean “Bad” Apple, Peggy “Lady Trucker” Hemphill and Artemas — plus, Derick Kemp presents annual “Clarksdale Legendary Drummers Award” to Quicksand; social distancing outside; mask required inside; sanitize hands at the door.


*Please note Governor’s Exec Order: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.
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Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).
CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at
BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: Sat., 8/8 – Cat Head’s 18th Anniversary socially-distanced front porch music & drummer award, 12 noon.

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