4/10-13 – 11th JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & Related Events!
Clarksdale, Mississippi • 662-624-5992

World-famous “half blues festival, half small-town fair & all about the Delta” event. Last year, blues fans attended from at least 28 foreign countries, 46 U.S. States (plus D.C.) and 53 Mississippi Counties!


DELTA CINEMA (11 Third St.) – annual “Juke Joint Festival Kick-off!”
5pm – Juke Joint Festival poster w/artist Cristen Barnard (lobby)
5pm – Juke Joint Festival T-shirt and pre-sale wristband sales (lobby)
5pm – Sean “Bad” Apple performs (lobby)
6pm – Mayor Bill Luckett welcomes visitors (theater)
6:05pm- Miss Sarah Award presentations (theater)
6:15pm – Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition — Mississippi boogie music (theater stage)
7:30pm – Dancing Divas of the Delta — student dancers — with live blues by La La (theater stage)
7:45pm – Griot Arts student presentation (theater stage)

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM (1 Blues Alley – Arts & Education Room)
1pm – “Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues from Three Perspectives” (audio/visual presentation) by Matthew Keeler.
2:30pm- Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Room: Call and Response -Conversations in the Blues w/Jimmy “Duck” Holmes & Terry “Harmonica”Bean. Blues artist/educator Big Jon Short leads a discussion withnative Mississippi Blues Artists who talk about their experiencesgrowing up around the Delta, living and playing the Blues.
4pm – Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Room: Call and Response -Conversations in the Blues w/Leo “Bud” Welch. Blues artist/educator BigJon Short leads a discussion with native Mississippi Blues Artists whotalk about their experiences growing up around the Delta, living andplaying the Blues.


CAT HEAD STAGE (252 Delta Ave.)
10am – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
11am – All Night Long Blues Band
Noon – Robert Kimbrough, Sr.
1pm – David Kimbrough
2pm – André Otha Turner Fife & Drum Band
2:15pm – RL Boyce & Como Breakdown
3pm – Garry Burnside
4pm – Duwayne Burnside 

MISS DEL’S STAGE (145 Delta Ave.)
10am – Josh “Razorblade” Stewart Blues Band

11am – The Beat Daddys
12 noon – Phillip Carter & Blues Underground
1pm – Cadillac John & the Cornlickers
2pm – YZ Ealey Blues Band
3pm – Cedell Davis & Brethren
4pm – Stephen Duncan
5pm – The Mighty Family Soul Band

PARAMOUNT MARQUEE STAGE (200 block of Yazoo Ave.)
10am – Chris Gill
11am – Gary “Blind Possum” Cornett
Noon – Libby Rae Watson
1pm – Shannon McNally
2pm – Tyrannosaurus Chicken
3pm – Shelton Powe
4pm – Charles Cesare with
5pm – LC Ulmer

STONE PONY STAGE (Stone Pony Pizza, Delta Ave.)
10 am – SUPERBAD StringFusion
11am – Southern Halo
Noon – Pat Thomas
1pm – Eddie Cusic
2pm – Roy Harper
3pm – Wes Lee
4pm – Dicky James & the Blues Flames

ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM STAGE (2nd St. near Museum/Hambone Gallery)
10am – Theo D. “The Boogieman”
11am – Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry & Shy
Noon – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
1pm – Rip Lee Pryor
2pm – La La
3pm – Liz Mandeville
4pm – Leo “Bud” Welch

10am – David Raye
11am – Brown Hat Man
Noon – Big Jon Short
1pm – Lou Shields
2pm – Harp, Hart & Bones
3pm – Lew Jetton & 61 South
4pm – Shoutin’ Red
5pm – Davis Coen
6pm – Blue Mother Tupelo

THE BANK BUILDING (E. 2nd & Yazoo Ave.)
10am – Leaf River Blues Band
11am – Deak Harp
Noon – Heavy Suga & the SweeTones
1pm – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Blues Band
2pm – Dick The Poet & Juke Joint Five
3pm – Cash McCall
4pm – Kenny Brown
5pm – Marshall Drew

SUNFLOWER AVENUE GAZEBO STAGE (200 block of Sunflower Ave.)
11am – Daddy Rich
Noon – The Bailey Brothers
1pm – Low Society
2pm – Johnny No
3pm – Bloodshot Eyes
4pm – Hal Reed & Johnny Rawls Blues Duo
5pm – The Blues Doctors

WADE WALTON STAGE (317 Issaquena Ave.)
10am – Steve Kolbus & Clarksdale Blues Revue
11am – Ray Cashman
Noon – David Dunavent & Evol Love
1pm – Terry “Big T” Williams
2pm – Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child”
3pm – Lucious Spiller
4pm – Kern Pratt & the Accused
5pm – The Scissormen

DELTA FURNITURE STAGE (Third St. & Issaquena Ave.)
10am – Sons of the Delta
11am – The Myers Brothers
Noon – Tullie Brae & the Medicine Men
1pm – Rotten Belly Blues Band
2pm – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod
3pm – KM Williams & Washboard Jackson
4pm – Gip Gipson (owner of Gip’s Place)
5pm – Earnest “Guitar” Roy
6pm – John Lowe

MR. TATER MEMORIAL STAGE (near New Roxy theater on Issaquena)
10am – Jaxx Nassar
11am – KM Williams & Washboard Jackson
Noon – Lost Mesa Swamp Kings
1pm – Super Chikan Duo
2pm – TCB Blues Band
3pm – Mothman
4pm – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood & Larry Morrisey
5pm – Terry “Harmonica” Bean

2pm – Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Band
3pm – W.A. Higgins Rock Ensemble
4pm – Tutwiler Community Education Center Band
5pm – DeltaRoX
6pm – Ol’ Skool Revue

CROSSROADS MARKER (Hwy 49 & 61, near Abe’s BBQ)
11am – Harp, Hart & Bones
Noon – Grace Askew
1pm – David Raye
2pm – Gip Gipson (owner of Gip’s Place)
3pm – Roosevelt “Piano Red” Harper
4pm – Rachelle Coba
5pm – Vinnie C.

JJF Wristband Required ($15 pre-sale; $20 at doors):

NOTE the staggered start times for venues:

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB – 8pm – The Derrick St. Holmes Blues Explosion; 9pm – Eric Heatherly; 10pm – Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

HICK’S 6pm – Jarekus Singleton

JUKE JOINT CHAPEL – 10pm – Lightnin’ Malcolm & Stud

HOPSON COMMISSARY (main) – 9pm – Big George Brock & the NewHouserockers w/Clarine Wagner

HOPSON COMMISSARY (back porch) – 8pm – Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood & Larry Morrisey

DELTA BLUES ALLEY CAFE – 9pm – Terry “Harmonica” Bean Blues Band

THE BANK (main stage) 7:30pm – Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early &  Robert “Lil Poochie” Watson

THE BANK (back porch) 8pm – Jake Leg Stompers

RED’S LOUNGE – 8pm – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour; 10pm – Lucious Spiller & the Cornlickers

HAMBONE GALLERY – 8pm – Johnny Rawls Blues Band

BLUESBERRY CAFE – 7pm – Big Dave McClean; 9pm – Watermelon Slim w/Dicky James & the Blues Flames

MESSENGER’S – 8pm – Robert Kimbrough, Sr.; 9pm – All Night Long Blues Band

DJ HYPE’S R&B LOUNGE – 9pm – Roosevelt Roberts Jr. Blues Band

DELTA AMUSEMENT BLUES CAFE – 9pm – Guitar Mikey & the Real Thing

NEW ROXY – 8pm – Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Rev’s birthday!); 10pm – Robert “Bilbo” Walker Revue

CLUB 2000 – 8pm – Leo “Bud” Welch & Stan Street

STONE PONY – 9pm – Blackwater Trio

THE DEN – 8pm – Rip Lee Pryor

DELTA BLUES ROOM – 9pm – Space Cowboy & Blues Posse w/Kingfish

PETE’S GRILL – 9pm – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family Blues Band

DELTA CINEMA STAGE – 7pm – Mark “Mule Man” Massey Blues Band

SUN HOUSE STUDIOS – 8pm – LC Ulmer, Little Joe Ayers & Rosalind Wilcox

PINKBAR COURTYARD – 8pm – Rachelle Coba

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014

9am – live acoustic blues – Big Jon Short

10am – Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early &  Robert “Lil Poochie” Watson
11am – Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Noon – Big George Brock & New Houserockers w/Clarine Wagner
1pm – Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Revue
2pm – Leo “Bud” Welch & Stan Street
3pm – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars



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