CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI (south of Memphis at the “Crossroads” of Hwy 61&49) – Only town in Mississippi with live blues shows 365 nights a year (plus many days), the Delta Blues Museum and over a dozen annual festivals!
MONTHLY CALENDAR: www.cathead.biz/music-calendar.
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM: DeltaBluesMuseum.org
LODGING INFO & APPS: VisitClarksdale.com.
CROSSROADS DELTA BLUES HOUR (radio show): jazz88.org.
– 10am-5pm – Mon-Sat (except holidays & festivals) – Delta Blues Museum, deltabluesmuseum.org (1 Blues Alley).
– 6pm – Happy hour w/TBA at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).
– 7pm – Blues Dinner w/Mississippi Marshall Hopper at Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave.).
– 8pm – Hopeless Case Band at Hambone Gallery (111 E 2nd St.).
16th CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST – Saturday, May 6th:
Info at clarksdalecaravan.com
Cat Head Front Porch Stage – FREE! (252 Delta Ave.)
10AM – Randy “19th Street Red” Cohen
1PM – Lucious Spiller
1:30PM – Omar Gordon
2:15PM – Sean “Bad” Apple
Bluesberry Cafe (235 Yazoo Ave)
10AM – Lucious Spiller
3PM – Terry “Harmonica” Bean
4:30PM – Preston Rumbaugh
6PM – Watermelon Slim
Bad Apple Blues & Arts Center (256 Delta, next to Cat Head)
7PM – Terry “Big T” Williams
RED’S LOUNGE – juke joint featured in “We Juke Up in Here!”
Wed – Live blues every week, 7:30pm
Thurs – Live blues every week, 7:30pm
Fri – Live blues every week, 8pm
Sat – Live blues every week, 8pm
Sun – Live blues every week, 7pm
STONE PONY PIZZA
May 6 6:30-8:30PM Steve Kolbus
HOPSON COMMISSARY – Happy Hour 6pm Mondays
5/1 – Marshall Drew
5/8 – Tony Boyd
DELTA BLUES ALLEY CAFE (352 Delta Ave)
Friday after 5 blues jam… 5:05pm to 7pm…
5/5 lucious Spiller
5/12 – 19th street Red
5/26 lucious Spiller
6/2 watermelon slim
6/9 19th street Red
6/16-17 BAM festival
6/23 Lala Craig
Saturday May 13 – Johnny Rawls
Sunday May 14 – Anthony Gerachi Band 2-4
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB
5/3, Wed. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
5/4, Thur. Lala & Element 88, 8pm
5/5, Fri. Muddy Alexander, 8pm
5/6, Sat. Big A and the Allstars, 8pm
5/10, Wed. Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue,8pm
5/11, Thur. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
5/12, Fri. Howard Paul, 8pm
5/13, Sat. Pinetop Boogie (Benefit), 5pm
5/17, Wed. Lala & Element 88, 8pm
5/18, Thur. Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, 8pm
5/19, Fri. Akeem Kemp, 8pm
5/20, Sat. Keith Johnson and the Big Muddy Band, 8pm
5/24, Wed. Lucious Spiller, 8pm
5/25, Thur. Stan Street and the Hambone Blues Band, 8pm
5/26, Fri. 22nd Anniversary Weekend
Big A and the Allstars, 7pm
Al Green and the Heavy Hitters 9:30pm
5/27, Sat. Lala Craig 1pm
Jesse Cotton Stone, 3pm
Special Presentation of
“Last of the Mississippi Juke” 5pm
Terry Harmonica Bean Band, 7pm
Marquise Knox, 9pm
5/31 Wed. Mojo Hands, 8pm
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