CLARKSDALE: Daily live blues plus festivals… info

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – 7 days a week of live blues (plus festivals):

Wednesday, 9/8Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Jax Nassar Hump Day Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/9Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lala Element 88 at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/10Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLICClosed for private party at Ground Zero Blues Club, so go to Red’s for blues.

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/11Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/12Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent’s business Facebook page).

– 5pm-7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/13Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/14 Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Watermelon Slim at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/15Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Deak Harp at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/16Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Steve Kolbus at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/17Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/18Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Terry “Harmonica” Bean at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/19Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent’s business Facebook page).

– 5pm-7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/20Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/21 Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/22Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Jax Nassar at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/23Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Bill Abel at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 9/24Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Stormy Monday Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 9/25Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 9/26Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent’s business Facebook page).

– 5pm-7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

Monday, 9/27Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Dinner w/Live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

Tuesday, 9/28 Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 9/27-10/1 – Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 9/29Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 9/27-10/1 – Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

– 7:30pm – PUBLIC – Lucious Spiller plays Red’s Lounge; limited seating, social distancing, masking and other health protocols in place.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 9/30Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– WORKSHOP – Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop  — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

– 3pm-6pm – PUBLIC – Sean “Bad” Apple & Friends at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).

– 7pm – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Jam Night w/Stan Street & Lala Craig at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.) and online.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Lala Element 88 (Birthday Bash) at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Friday, 10/1Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10/1-2 – Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

– 9/27-10/1 – Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop — email badapplebluesclub@gmail.com for details.

– 7pm-9pm – PUBLIC – Live music TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLICLive blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Saturday, 10/2Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10/1-2 – Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

– 10/2 – Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

– 8pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

– 8-10pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Circle Rd.).

Sunday, 10/3Get vaxed HERE, y’all… thanks!

– 10am – PUBLIC/VIRTUAL – Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) and Bluesberry Cafe FB page; outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Mississippi Marshall live-streams blues on Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.

– 1pm – VIRTUAL – Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party w/Gary Vincent and guest (on Gary Vincent’s business Facebook page).

– 5pm-7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near Delta Blues Museum).

– 7pm – PUBLIC – Live blues TBA at Red’s Lounge with distancing and masking when appropriate.

COMING SOON TO CLARKSDALE, MS:

9/4, 20213rd Red’s Old-Timers Blues Fest on Sat of Labor Day Weekend (downtown Clarksdale). FREE main stage performances by… NOON 94-year-old Cadillac John Nolden w/Bill Abel, 1PM Watermelon Slim, 2PM Johnny Drummer, 3PM Little Joe Ayers, 4PM RL Boyce, 5PM Miss Gladys w/Big T, and 6PM Super Chikan! FREE music from 11am-6pm on MLK  Stage. Then, 9pm live blues TBA at Red’s juke joint (cover charge applies inside). Get your shots, or mask up and socially-distance on the MLK Stage grand lawn near the Sunflower River, y’all. Bring a blanket or chair.

– 9/3-5, 2021Mag Fest Weekend with Terry “Big T” Williams at Shack Up Inn on Fri 9/3 at 8pm (cover), JP Soars & the Red Hots plus opener Stan Street at Shack Up Inn on Sat 9/4 at 8pm (cover), AND Black Water Trio in Hopson Courtyard on Sun 9/5 at 2pm (no cover, free BBQ); details subject to change, so please see Facebook.

– 9/9-10 – Yazoo Yaupon & Delta Arts District present Huckin’ Around — A celebration of the Mississippi River, its culture, ecology, and history; info https://www.facebook.com/events/340626014394105.

– 9/27-10/1, 2021 – Bad Apple Blues Guitar Workshop, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

– 10/2, 2021 – Bad Apple Blues Festival, https://www.facebook.com/badapplebluesclub.

– 10/1-2, 2021 – Mighty Roots Music Festival at Stovall Farm, www.mightyrootsmusicfestival.com.

–  10/7-92021 In nearby Helena, AR… King Biscuit Blues Festival CANCELLED TILL 2022 — including Saturday 10/9 KBBF Blues Symposium (10am at Malco) w/Kingfish, Thornetta Davis, Sean “Bad” Apple and others; moderated by Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock.

– 10/8-10, 2021 – Cat Head 19th Anniversary Celebration Part II w/music each day – www.cathead.biz.

– 10/10, 2021 – DUE TO KING BISCUIT CANCELLATION (pandemic), stay tuned on Super Blues Sunday: Tentatively including… Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (9am), Bluesberry Cafe Blues Breakfast (10am), Delta Blues Museum special hours (noon), Ground Zero Blues Club blues brunch (11am), Hopson Commissary/Shack Up Inn’s Pinetop Perkins Celebration (3pm), Levon’s Sunday Ramble (3:30pm), Hooker Grocer + Eatery (5pm), Red’s Juke Joint Jam (7pm), Bad Apple Blues Club (7pm) and more!

– 10/14-17, 2021 – Deep Blues Fest (official and related blues & roots music events), www.deepbluesfest.com

– 10/14-16, 2021 – Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, https://deltawilliamsfestival.com/

– Halloween Week – Hambone Festival & Related Events, http://www.stanstreet.com/hambone-festival.html

Cat Head Busking Stage during Deep Blues Fest
2021
THURS 10/14
– 3pm – Robin Lane
FRI 10/15
– 11am –
– 1pm –
– 3pm –
SAT 10/16
– 11am – Libby Rae Watson
– 1pm – Todd Roth
– 3pm – Shaun Marsh
SUN 10/17
– 12 noon – Juke Jones

NOTE: Clarksdale is the only town in Mississippi that has ‘live’ blues shows 7 days week, 365 days a year! Even in 2021. No exceptions. Really. PLUS over a dozen annual festivals! Book lodging today at VisitClarksdale.com.

For “VIRTUAL” shows, watch via www.livefromclarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise). All Clarksdale times are CDT.

CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Shop “Mississippi’s blues store in Clarksdale since 2002” 252 Delta Avenue STORE Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm, Sat till 5pm, Sun 11-3 (or by appointment; roger@cathead.biz). Shop WEB STORE 24/7 at www.cathead.biz.

FREE AUDIO WALKING TOUR (smartphone app): Download Visit Clarksdale Tourism’s FREE Audio Walking Tour of our historic downtown. Info: visitclarksdale.com/tours.

VISIT CLARKSDALE’S DELTA BLUES MUSEUM: Mon-Sat, 10-5pm  AND/OR take the free Muddy Waters virtual tour at https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/virtual-tour.aspx.

DELTA BOHEMIAN TOURS: Take a real, in-person driving tour with master guide (and local “character”) Chilly Billy Howell in his iconic red Jeep. Details at deltabohemiantours.com.