CLARKSDALE: 21st Juke Joint Festival and Related Events w/over 100 blues acts!

Thurs-Sun, 4/11-14 – 21st annual JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS in Clarksdale, Mississippi, with over 100 blues acts, monkeys-riding-dogs, street vendors, Southern food, educational events, children’s activities and much more. “It’s Clarksdale’s biggest blues week of the year!” Most official daytime activities are free. Buy pre-sale Saturday-nighttime Wristbands now at Blues music lineup announced in February, but always includes favorites like Super Chikan, Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Little Willie Farmer, Jimbo Mathus, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Lucious Spiller, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Terry “Big T” Williams, Sean “Bad” Apple, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Australia “Honey Bee” Jones, Deak Harp, Cadillac John Nolden, Bill Abel, Lala Craig and dozens more. Saturday wristband venues typically include Ground Zero Blues Club, Red’s Lounge, Bad Apple Blues Club, Messenger’s, Hambone, New Roxy, Hopson Commissary, Bluesberry Cafe, Shack Up Inn, etc. Local lodging is tough to come by, but go here for ideas: Lodging also available at Isle of Capri in nearby Lula, or at the hotels in Cleveland, Batesville or Tunica.

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