CLARKSDALE: 20th Juke Joint Festival and Related Events

Plan now for 2023 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & Related Events ( — Thurs-Sun, 4/13-16, 2023 — only in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi!

“Half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta!” with over 100 blues acts, racing pigs, Southern food and much more.
LODGING is hard to come by, so here’s what we recommend:
Go to, and call (or email) to inquire about rooms; don’t rely on online booking calendars or services since sometimes rooms are blocked out for that week. If you call, and they are booked up, then ask to be added to waiting list (since fans book their rooms so far out and sometimes have to cancel). Continue down the lodging list with calls or emails. Then/or, as a back up, book a room at the nearby (30 min drive) Isle of Capri in Lula… or in nearby (30-45 min) Batesville, Cleveland, Tunica or Helena.
ALSO, be sure to check AirBnB and VRBO for Clarksdale places, of course, and continue checking since some rooms/homes are added each year closer in to the event. If you have an RV or camper or tent, then go here:; the page has 2022 info, but the contacts are the same.
FINALLY… feel free to email If we learn of anything specific that is available, we can email you. This is a back up / last resort. First, try to find rooms, etc.
PLAN TO COME, regardless… If you live or stay near Clarksdale, you can easily drive in / out for the fabulous free daytime music — including around Saturday daytime acts on 13 FREE stages.
THANKS for making JJF the biggest blues week of the year, y’all! See you in April.
PS – Whether you can make it for JJF or not, please consider coming (back) for even more of Clarksdale, Mississippi’s amazing festivals (a dozen-plus!) by going to the Music Calendar at and scrolling down to this year’s/next year’s festivals.
PPS – The 2024 dates for JJF & Related are 4/11-14, 2024, by the way.

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