CLARKSDALE: Sounds Around Town for B.A.M. Fest week…

Welcome to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s 7-days-a-week music calendar — most in-person and some live-streamed via LiveFromClarksdale.org. Please mask up & social distance where appropriate. Find your booster at https://www.vaccines.gov, and plan a blues visit at VisitClarksdale.com.

Wednesday, 6/15
– 3pm-6pm – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club (349 Issaquena Ave.).
– 7:30pm – Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge (395 Sunflower Ave.).
– 8pm – Jaxx Nassar at Ground Zero Blues Club (0 Blues Alley).

Thursday, 6/16
– 3pm-6pm – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 7:30pm – 19th Street Red w/Deak Harp at Red’s Lounge.
– 8pm – Steve Kolbus & Walt Busby Birthday Jam at Ground Zero Blues Club.

Friday, 6/17
– 3pm-6pm – Sean “Bad” Apple at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 5pm – B.A.M. FEST w/Live@5 kickoff at Delta Blues Alley Cafe w/music & more; details/ticketing at bamfestms.com.

– 7pm – James Reed at Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near DB Museum).
– 7:30pm – Lewis Czamanski & Allie Middleton at Levon’s Bar & Grill (232 Sunflower Ave.).
– 8pm – Terry “Big T” Williams & Family at Red’s Lounge.
– 8pm – Bill Abel Blues Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.
– 8pm-10pm – Psychotic Reaction at Shack Up Inn (001 Commissary Cir.).

Saturday, 6/18
– 10am – Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing, masks.
– 1pm till – B.A.M. FEST (Birthplace of American Music Fest) – One wristband, multiple venues. Blues ‘n soul acts Jordan Sledge, The Grandboiz, Frank “Guitar” Rimmer, Big T, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Queen Iretta & Johnie B.Sanders, Southern Soul Band, Lady Trucker, TCB, Pearl Street Jumpers. Details/ticketing at bamfestms.com or Delta Blues Alley Cafe.
– 3pm-6pm – Sean “Bad” Apple w/Stud (T-Model’s grandson) at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 5-6pm – Ryan Lee Crosby at Travelers Hotel lobby (212 Third St.).
– 8pm – Terry “Harmonica” Bean at Red’s Lounge.
– 8pm – Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band at Ground Zero Blues Club.
– 8pm-10pm – James Reed at Shack Up Inn.

Sunday, 6/19
– 10am – Blues Breakfast w/Nick Wade in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing, masks.
– 11am – 19th Street Red busks on CAT HEAD porch (252 Delta Ave.).
– time TBA – B.A.M. FEST w/”Live music & DJ; cover charge may apply; Sunday Blues & Brunch; Super Soul Sunday Nights @ Delta Blues Alley Cafe”; bamfestms.com.
– 2:30pm – weekly Black History tour of downtown Clarksdale; book online (small fee) at SharedExperiencesUSA.com.
– 3pm-6pm – Sean “Bad” Apple w/Stud at Bad Apple Blues Club.
– 4pm-8pm – Stone Gas Band FATHER’S DAY sunset show (happy hour/full bar) at Stovall Store (6499 Stovall Rd @ Hwy 1).
– 6pm – Tiffany Harmon at Hooker Grocer + Eatery.
– 7pm – Watermelon Slim at Red’s Lounge.

Monday, 6/20
– 5:30pm – Downtown Clarksdale Farmers Market at Collective Seed (145 Delta Ave.).
– 6pm – Happy hour w/Tony Boyd at Hopson Commissary (001 Commissary Circle).
– 7pm – Blues Dinner w/Sean “Bad” Apple w/Stud (& Amanda’s Birthday) in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (weather permitting, or inside) & FB page; distancing, masks.

Tuesday, 6/21
– 8pm – Live blues TBA at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

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CAT HEAD BLUES STORE: Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat till 5 & Sun 11-3. WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.
COMING SOON: 8/12-14 – Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, sunflowerfest.org.
CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz.