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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2016
PLAN NOW FOR 2016 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/28-30, 2016 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/14-17, 2016 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/15 & 4/17, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/17, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
• 5/6-8, 2016 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 5/21, 2016
(related events 5/16-22) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/14, 2016 -
Cat Head 14th Anniversary Blues Party
• 8/13-14, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/6-8 2016 (
nearby Helena, AR) - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium
• 10/8-9, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/9, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
• 10/9, 2016 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/13-16, 2016 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/27-30, 2016 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.


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2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale & vicinity):
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring) - 4/23, 2017
- Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest - 5/12-14, 2017
- Mississippi Saxophone (harmonica) Fest - 5/20, 2017 - tentative
- Goat Fest IV - 6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV
- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/11-13, 201
7
- Cat Head Delta Blues 15th Anniversary Show - 8/13, 201
7
- King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative) - 10/5-7, 201
7
- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall) - 10/8, 2017
- PLUS: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.






6-PACK OF RECOMMENDED NON-CLARKSDALE BLUES FESTS:
- King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR - www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
- North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS -
https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic
- The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS -
www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com
- Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville, MS -
www.deltablues.org
- Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, West Point, MS -
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Wolf-Memorial-Blues-Festival/464486450390
- Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, Jackson, MS -
www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com


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MORE FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
- Mississippi Blues Trail info,
www.msbluestrail.org
- Mississippi blues fests,
www.blueshighway.org
- Blues fests nationwide,
www.bluesfestivalguide.com
- Juke Joint Festival (Clarksdale, MS),
www.jukejointfestival.com
- Sunflower River Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS),
www.sunflowerfest.org
- King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR), www.kingbiscuitfestival.com

NOTE NEW LEVON’S ADDRESS: 232 Sunflower Ave., downtown Clarksdale, MS!

MORE DELTA MUSIC INFO ON THE RADIO:
• MPB Highway 61 Blues Radio Show & web site with Scott Barretta — music and information about Mississippi blues/events at www.highway61blues.com.
• Clarksdale’s WROX “Crossroads Delta Blues Show with Paul Wilson” and other blues programming most Saturday nights, www.wroxradio.com.
• King Biscuit Time radio shown with Sunshine Sonny Payne in Helena, AR, weekdays 12:15pm, www.kffa.com.


Sample of MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA MUSEUMS:

- Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.deltabluesmuseum.org -- sign up for newsletter): Muddy Water's "cabin," traveling photo exhibits, gift shop and more; a must-visit destination! Open Mon.-Sat.
- Rock & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.blues2rock.com): Excellent collection of rare rock and blues memorabilia. Wonderful owner (Theo). Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm.
- B.B. King Museum, Indianola, MS (www.bbkingmuseum.org): New, state of the art blues museum in BB's hometown.
- Other Mississippi museums... Hwy. 61 Blues Museum in Leland AND the Howlin' Wolf Museum in West Point.
Also, in Tunica... the Tunica Museum has a "blues corner" and the Tunica River Park Museum.
- Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR (www.deltaculturalcenter.org): Helena, Arkansas: Main Street of the Blues exhibit and more; also visit Sunshine Sonny Payne at KFFA's daily King Biscuit Time radio show at 12:15pm Tues.-Fri. ... and nearby "Blues Corner" store.
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN (www.soulsvilleusa.com)... plus other museums in Memphis. ALSO recommended: National Civil Rights Museum (www.civilrightsmuseum.org).





Mississippi Blues Trail
Dedications

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JUNE 2016
NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop Experience
Clarksdale, MS
Wed.-Fri., 6/15-17 - Masterclasses in Piano, Guitar, Harmonica and CD Production.
Info at http://pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/2016-workshop-experience

FREE web series!

Watch first 5 episodes of new BLUES REALITY SHOW online for FREE at www.moonshineandmojohands.com. Your road-trip hosts Roger Stolle & Jeff Konkel introduce you to Jimbo Mathus, Andre Otha Turner, Robert Kimbrough, Super Chikan, Arthniece "Gas Man" Jones, Frank "Rat" Ratliff, Bilbo Walker, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart, Lucious Spiller and many many more Mississippi blues characters at fascinating locales... for FREE!
Thurs., 6/9 - All-new Episode 6 starts streaming — featuring Mississippi stops in Tutwiler, Rome, Parchman and Indianola.
Thurs., 6/16 - All-new Episode 7 starts streaming — featuring Mississippi’s northern neighbor... Memphis.


Red’s Loungeblues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Wednesdays - EVERY week... Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Thurs., 6/2 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 6/3 - Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street, 9pm
Sat., 6/4 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 6/5 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 6/10 - Robert Eskew Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 6/11 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm
Sun., 6/12 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 6/17 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, 9pm
Sat., 6/18 - Millage Gilbert, 9pm
Sun., 6/19 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Fri., 6/24 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 6/25 - Frank "Guitar" Rimmer, 9pm
Sun., 6/26 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Wed., 6/1 - Steve Kolbus, 8pm
Thurs., 6/2 - Weekly Blues Jam, 8pm

Fri., 6/3 - Bill Abel, 9pm
Sat., 6/4 - Mississippi-born blues legend, 84-yr-old BIG GEORGE BROCK & New Houserockers, 9pm
Wed., 6/8 - live music tba, 8pm
Thurs., 6/9 - Blues Jam w/Deak Harp, 8pm
Fri., 6/10 - Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 9pm
Sat., 6/11 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 9pm
Wed., 6/15 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 8pm
Thurs., 6/16 - Blues Jam w/Steve Kolbus, 8pm
Fri., 6/17 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation Fundraiser, 8pm
Sat., 6/18 - Albert King Jr & Final Touch Band, 9pm
Wed., 6/22 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 8pm
Thurs., 6/23 - Blues Jam w/Lala, 8pm
Fri., 6/24 - Lucious Spiller, 9pm
Sat., 6/25 - Red Sugar Blues, 9pm
Wed., 6/29 - David Dunavent & Evol Love, 8pm
Thurs., 6/30 - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga, 8pm

Cat Head store
Clarksdale, MS
www.cathead.biz - (252 Delta Ave.)
Sat., 6/4 - "Mississippi's Blues Store" w/Anthony “Big A” Sherrod (solo), 12 noon

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
tba

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
6/20-24 - Guitar and Drum Camp. Students from ages 9-18 will focus on lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums--interested students should already have a basic knowledge of their instrument of choice. The camp will begin on June 20th and end with a public performance on June 24th on the Museum stage. The camp hours are 9 AM to 12 noon. Instructors include Walt Busby, John Holmes, Lee Williams and other special guests. 662-627-6820.

Levon’s Bar & Grill - NEW!
Clarksdale, MS
(232 Sunflower Ave)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

Thurs., 6/2 - Sean "Bad" Apple, 9pm

Sun., 6/5 -  Levon's Sunday Ramble w/Lucious Spiller, 3-6pm
Thurs., 6/9 - Billy "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 8pm

Sun., 6/12 - Levon's Sunday Ramble w/Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 3-6pm

Thurs., 6/16 - Robert Kimbrough Blues Band, 8pm

Sun june 19 - mississippi marshall
(closed for mini vacation 6/24-26


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
http://www.newroxy.com/ - (363 Issaquena Ave.)
WED., 6/1 - New World Wednesday - rare public screening of new blues road-trip web series — MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS — 6pm! Co-creators Roger Stolle & Jeff Konkel as well as some of the reality show’s music stars will be on hand, and BBQ will be available. www.moonshineandmojohands.com
Sat. 6/4 - Goat Fest III ("heavy blues & roots music") - Left Lane Cruiser 7pm, Zakk & Big Papa Binns 5:30pm
Sat., 6/18 - World-premiere of Pericles, a film by Will Goss, 7pm; followed by live music, 9pm
Thurs., 6/30 - Layla Musselwhite and J. H. Sitton, 7pm

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
Sat., 6/4 - Breakfast & Blues w/Lala Craig, 10am
Sun., 6/5 - Breakfast & Blues w/TBA, 10am
Mon., 6/6 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry & Shy Perry, 7:30pm
Sat., 6/11 - Breakfast & Blues w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 6/12 - Breakfast & Blues w/TBA, 10am
Mon., 6/13 - Deak Harp, 7:30pm
Sat., 6/18 - Breakfast & Blues w/Big A Anthony Sherrod, 10am
Sun., 6/19 - Breakfast & Blues w/Millage Gilbert, 10am
Mon., 6/20 - Amanda's Birthday Blues Bash w/Watermelon Slim & Truckers, 7:30pm
Sat., 6/25 - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Sun., 6/26 - Blues Breakfast w/TBA live music, 10am
Mon., 6/27 - Stud Ford Experience w/Lightnin' Malcom & Jessie, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tues. 6/7 -  Duncan Street [ Dave Duncan / Stan Street - blues ]
Thurs. 6/9 - Zoe Sundra (singer-songwriter)
Sat., 6/11 - Ronnie & the Remnants (classic rock)
Tues. 6/14 - Marshall Hopper (blues)
Thurs. 6/16 - Meghan Maike
(singer-songwriter)
Tues. 6/21- Bill " Howl 'N Madd Perry (blues/soul)
Tues. 6/28 - Randy McAllister Band

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
Fri., 6/3 - Brian Sherwood, 7:15pm
June 10 josh Journeay 
June 17 alanna mosley
June 24 Blackwater Trio 

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursdays happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
June 2 – Marshall Drew
June 9 Lautaro Mantilla, Columbian born classical guitar
June 16 Howard Smith country music acoustic
June 23 Gramm Phillips
June 30…blackwater trio


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
6/4- Against It All
6/18-Bonfire Orchestra

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music Wednesday and most weekends.
Fri., 6/3 - Goat Fest III w/RL Boyce, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm, 8pm
Sat., 6/4 - Goat Fest III w/Chili Cold Blood & Scott H. Biram, 9:30pm
Thur, 6/9 -- Robert Eskew, 7 pm
Thur, 6/16 — Millage Gilbert, 7 pm
Sat, 6/18 — Big A & the All Stars, 8 pm
Sun, 6/19 — Mike Munson, 6 pm
Wed., 6/21 — Monaco & Alameda, 7pm
Thurs., 6/22 — Monaco & Alameda, 6pm
Fri., 6/23 — Marshall Drew, 7pm

DELTA JUBILEE
Clarksdale, MS (Expo Center)
Fri.-Sat., 6/3-4 - 33rd Annual Delta Jubilee

CROSSROADS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Clarksdale, MS (332 Delta Ave.)
Now thru Fri., 6/10 - PJ's Music Production Arts Camp (228-233-0329), 9am-1pm

AUDREY'S PORCH
Clarksdale, MS (old Atmos Building, 121 Delta Ave.)
6/13-8/12 - Summer Program at Audrey’s PORCH open to students 13 and up (
info@porchsociety.org); Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC - 109 Clark St.)
Clarksdale, MS - Weekly/monthly events and activities! Sign up for e-newsletter at cchecassistant@gmail.com
Thurs., 6/9 - Community Book Talks lecture series continues with “Mockingbird” author Charles L. Shields! Free event starts at 5pm.


Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
Thursdays - R&B deejay weekly after 8pm.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.

Bluesville, Horseshoe Casino,
Tunica, MS

Friday 08 April 2016 - Buddy Guy


Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

Thacker Mountain Radio
www.thackermountain.com
Live Mississippi radio show w/audience… Free… details on-line:
Sat., 6/18 - Clinton High School, Clinton, MS - includes bluesman Eddie Cotton.

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Monday June 6, 2016 - Summer Camp - The Art of Living Smart Summer Camp will start Monday June 6, 2016 from 8:00am-4:30pm. This program is made possible through our partnership with Indianola Promise Community and Delta Health Alliance.
Tuesday June 7, 2016 - Piano & Guitar Lessons - The B.B. King Museum will now be offering piano and guitar lessons to children ages 8-17 Tuesdays and Wednesday. Piano Lesson are from 4:00pm-6:00pm and Guitar Lessons are from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Those interested may register in Lucille's Gift Shop. Please call Verna Ransom at 662-887-9539 for more information.

The Alluvian (Hotel)
Greenwood, MS
www.thealluvian.com
Thursday happy hour with music (not usually blues)

Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brickhouse-Bar-Grill/204487119599714

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

Distillery & Hickory Street
Canton, MS
Tue, Jun 07, 2016 - Grady Champion (acoustic)

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

Hal & Mal’s
Jackson, MS
www.halandmals.com
Mondays - Central MS Blues Society, Inc. hosts Blue Monday every Monday night at Hal & Mal’s.

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
TH 6/2 10pm - Cyril Neville’s ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
FR 6/3 10pm - THE SOUL REBELS
FR 6/17 10pm - JAREKUS SINGLETON
SA 6/18 10pm - LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
tba

Thalia Mara Hall and Bankplus Concert Series
Jackson, MS (255 E. Pascagoula St.)
Sunday, June 5th - St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/

LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).


MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
Sat 6/18 - Jarekus Singleton, 8pm
Sun 6/26 - Grady Champion CD Release Party, 9pm

MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at http://www.vicksburgblues.net/

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
Thurs June 2 - Jimmy Duck Holmes 8 - 12 midnight
Friday June 3 - Red Sugar Blues 9 - 1 am
Friday June 10 - Low Society Band 9 - 1 am
Thursday June 16 - Tito Deler  8 - 12 midnight
Friday June 17 - Closed
Sat June 18 - Closed
Fri - June 24 - Magnolia Bayou
Saturday June 25 - Deak Harp

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
SUNDAYS, 5pm:
June 5th Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
June 12th Lightnin' Malcolm
June 19th The Pinetop Perkins Review
June 26th Hill Country Funk

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.
Sun., 6/12 - Cajun Dance Party w/Waylon Thibodeaux, 1pm-5pm


The Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s Workshop Experience
Clarksdale, MS
http://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/2016-workshop-experience
June 15, 2016 - June 17, 2016 - Seventh Annual Workshop Experience. Masterclasses in Piano, Guitar, Harmonica and CD Production.
PLUS: Friday, June 17 - Ground Zero Blues Club - 7:30 pm to Midnight - showcase performances for public.


Bentonia Blues Festival - since 1972
Saturday, June 18, 2016

BACK at the Holmes Farm
313 Wilson-Holmes Road, Bentonia, Mississippi
Related Events leading up to the Bentonia Blues Festival ALL WEEK with LIVE Music at the Blue Front Cafe June 13-17
http://visityazoo.org/bentonia-blues-festival/


2016 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic
near Holly Spring, MS
INFO: http://www.nmshillcountrypicnic.com
LINEUP (subject to change):

Thursday 6/23/16
5:30 – 8:00 pm the Guitar and Harmonica Jam on the Picnic Campground Stage open to the public.
Friday 6/24/16
Camp Ground Stage
12:00 The Hill Country Funk
1:00 Woodstomp
2:00 Kenny Brown and Friends
3:00 Bill Steber and Libby Rae Watson
Main Stage
5:00-5:45 Rocket 88
6:00-6:45 Blue Mother Tupelo
7:00-7:45 Robert Kimbrough
8:00 – 8:45 Kudzu Kings
9:00-10:00 Jimbo Mathus
10:00-11:00 David Kimbrough Band
11:00-12:00 Duwayne Burnside Band
Sat 6/25/16
Camp Ground Stage
9:00 – 9:45 AM John McDowell
9:45-10:15 Luther Dickinson
Main Stage
10:30-11:15 R.L. Boyce
11:20-12:00 Solar Porch
12:10-12:40 Little Joe Ayers
12:45-1:35 Rev. John Wilkins
1:35-2:30 Bill Abel
2:30-2:40 RAFFLE
2:40-3:30 Cary Hudson
3:40-4:40 Eric Deaton
4:45-5:00 RAFFLE
5:00-5:45 Rising Star Drum and Fife Band
5:50-6:50 Garry Burnside Band
6:50-7:00 RAFFLE
7:10-8:30 Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory
8:40-10:00 Kenny Brown Band
10:10-11:30 N MS Allstars

JULY 2016

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!

Red’s Loungeblues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
Fri., 7/1 - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm
Sat., 7/2 - Pat Moss, 9pm
Sun.., 7/3 - live blues TBA, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Weekdays 8pm, weekends 9pm showtime:
Fri 7/1 - Mark Mule Mann Massey
Sat 7/2 - Dark Water
Wed 7/6 - Steve Kolbus
Fri 7/8 - The Old Memphis Kings
Sat 7/9 - Deak Harp
Thurs 7/14 - Blues Jam w/Deak Harp
Fri 7/15 - Magnolia Bayou
Sat 7/16 - MS Bigfoot
Wed 7/20 - Lala
Fri 7/22 - Little Boy Blue
Sat 7/23 - Kern Pratt
Wed 7/27 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones
Thurs 7/28 - Blues Jam w/Kolbus
Fri 7/29 - Elijah Butler Band
Sat 7/30 - Robert Eskew

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
John Walker  Thursday, June 30  11 a.m.
John Walker   Saturday, July 2     11 a.m.
John Walker    Sunday, July 3,     12 noon

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
tba

Delta Blues Alley Café
Clarksdale, MS
(across from Ground Zero Blues Club)
Fri., 7/1 - Josh “Razorblade” Stewart, 9pm


Levon’s Bar & Grill
Clarksdale, MS
(232 Sunflower Ave)
Thurs., 6/30 - Johnny Cass & Big Blind Ray, 9pm

Sun., 7/3 - Mississippi Marshall, 3.30pm

Thurs., 7/7 - Thursday Night Live w/special guests, 9pm

Sun., 7/10 - Heather Crosse, 3:30pm


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!
Sat 7/2 Breakfast and Blues 10am w/Lala Craig
Sun 7/3 Breakfast and Blues10am w/TBA
Mon 7/4 Big A Anthony Sherrod and All Stars, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
tba

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
Fri., 7/1 -  Mississippi Marshall

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
Thursday 7/7 Marshall Drew 6-9PM

Thursday 7/14 Howard Smith 6-9PM


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
July 2   Bruce Brewer
July 9   Bishop Gunn
July 16  Jon & Angela
July 23 & 30 - tba

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music Wednesday and most weekends.

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at
cchecassistant@gmail.com

Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
Thursdays - R&B deejay weekly after 8pm.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.

Bluesville, Horseshoe Casino,
Tunica, MS

Friday 08 April 2016 - Buddy Guy


Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

Thacker Mountain Radio
www.thackermountain.com
Live Mississippi radio show w/audience… Free… details on-line:
Sat., 7/23 - The Neshoba County Fair, Philadelphia, MS - includes bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch.

Oxford Blues Fest
www.oxfordbluesfest.com
Fri.-Sat., 7/15-16 - 7th annual festival!

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
SPECIAL HOURS: open 4th of July, 10am-5pm!

The Alluvian (Hotel)
Greenwood, MS
www.thealluvian.com
Thursday happy hour with music (not usually blues)

Grassroots Blues Festival
Duck Hill, MS

July 8 - 9, 2016 - Annual blues festival at Elliott Field


Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brickhouse-Bar-Grill/204487119599714

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
tba

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
tba

MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/

LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).


MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
Sat 6/18 - Jarekus Singleton, 8pm
Sun 6/26 - Grady Champion CD Release Party, 9pm

MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at http://www.vicksburgblues.net/

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
9pm start times:
Friday, July 1 - David Dunavent and Evol Love
Saturday, July 2 - Garry Burnside
Sat July 9 - Niecie and the Second Wind
Friday July 15 - Vinnie Cheney
Friday July 22 - Watermelon  Slim
Saturday July 23 - Little Boys Blue
Sat Aug 6 - Polk & Riley and the Moonstone medicine show
Fri August 12- Diedra and Ruff Pro
Fri Sept 9 - Patti Parks
Sat Oct 14 - Harper & Midwest Kind

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.


AUGUST 2016

NOTE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, features live blues 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! Nowhere else in  Delta can boast this! Drop by my CAT HEAD store upon your arrival, and we’ll give you recommendations!


Thurs-Sun, 8/11-14  - SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST
Clarksdale, MS

www.sunflowerfest.org



Red’s Loungeblues-only juke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues show every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night...
tba

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
tba

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
Sun., 8/14 - 14th Anniversary Celebration with live blues and special hours! 10am till... Earnest “Guitar” Roy and others perform for FREE under tents out front. (Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
tba

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
tba

Levon’s Diner
Clarksdale, MS
((232 Sunflower Ave)
Sundays - Levon’s Sunday Ramble w/food — every week, 3pm-6pm:

tba


Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba.

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
tba

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays - Breakfast (7:30am) & Live Blues (10am) - weekly!

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
tba

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
tba

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thursday happy hour usually has some acoustic music, including:
tba


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
tba

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music Wednesday and most weekends.

The Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at
cchecassistant@gmail.com

Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS
Thursdays - R&B deejay weekly after 8pm.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


Dockery Farms

(near Cleveland, MS)

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food restaurant with occasional live blues.


Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roosters-Blues-House/113323452034136
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

Thacker Mountain Radio
www.thackermountain.com
Live Mississippi radio show w/audience… Free… details on-line:
Sat., 8/13 - Link Centre, Tupelo, MS - includes blues/soulman Sam Mosley.

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
https://www.facebook.com/pages/308-Blues-Club-Cafe/113105652097314
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
tba

The Alluvian (Hotel)
Greenwood, MS
www.thealluvian.com
Thursday happy hour with music (not usually blues)

Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
tba

Brickhaus Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brickhouse-Bar-Grill/204487119599714

Tons of beers; occasional live blues.


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS

Occasional blues.
tba

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
Jackson, MS

www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com
Fri.-Sat., 8/19-20 - Jackson Convention Complex - R&B, soul, blues and more

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
FEB:
tba

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
tba

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
tba

MORE JACKSON, MS, music listings at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/music/listings/

LD's Kitchen — cool venue, great soul food lunch!
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).


MISSISSIPPI BLUES TOUR GUIDE
Check out this digital issue of Living Blues magazine for a statewide blues tour:
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=226901#%7B%22issue_id%22:226901,%22page%22:1%7D 

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
tba

MORE VICKSBURG, MS, music listings at http://www.vicksburgblues.net/

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
tba

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
tba

100 Men Hall - CURRENTLY FOR SALE

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.


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Fri., 9/2 -  Black Prairie Blues Festival (formerly Howlin' Wolf Mem. Blues Fest)
West Point, MS
(Mary Holmes College Campus)
starring Stormy Monday, Lightnin' Malcolm, Jarekus Singleton.

Sat.-Sun., 9/3-4 - Mississippi John Hurt Music Festival
Avalon, MS
(blues Sat and gospel Sun).


September 17, 2016 - 39th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival

Washington County Convention Center

Greenville, MS

1.888.812.5837

www.deltablues.org




BRIDGING THE BLUES 2016,
www.bridgingtheblues.com:

9/30-10/2 - Greenville, MS - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com

10/2-4 - Cleveland, MS - International Conference on the Blues at Delta State University, http://www.deltastate.edu/academic-affairs/international-blues-scholars-program/

10/5-8 - Helena, AR - King Biscuit Blues Festival — including Call & Response blues symposium (Sat), http://kingbiscuitfestival.com/

10/9 - Clarksdale, MS - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest www.cathead.biz, 2nd Street Blues Party www.blues2rock.com, Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming http://pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/

10/13-16 - Clarksdale, MS - Deep Blues Festival, http://deepbluesfest.com/

10/13-15 - Greenville, MS - Delta Hot Tamale Festival, www.hottamalefest.com

10/14-15 - Aberdeen, MS - Bukka White Festival, http://www.bukkawhitefestival.com/







COMING TO CLARKSDALE, MS, IN OCTOBER:
“first ever Yazoo Pass Keggers for Kittens or Pints for Pup Beer Festival right out in the middle of the street in front of Yazoo Pass.  It will run from 2PM until 6PM on October 15 and will include lots of Mississippi Brewers, music, and food. Proceeds will go to CARES or as I like to call it, the animal shelter. We hope to have more than 30 different beers to sample.” - owners Yazoo Pass


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PLUS, SAVE THE DATE FOR THE

33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

January 31 - February 4, 2017 in Memphis, TN

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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2016
PLAN NOW FOR 2016 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/28-30, 2016 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/14-17, 2016 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/15 & 4/17, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/17, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
• 5/6-8, 2016 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 5/21, 2016
(related events 5/16-22) - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
• 8/12-14, 2016 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/14, 2016 -
Cat Head 14th Anniversary Blues Party
• 8/13-14, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 10/6-8 2016 (
Helena, AR) - King Biscuit Blues Festival & Symposium
• 10/8-9, 2016 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/9, 2016 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
• 10/9, 2016 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/13-16, 2016 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/27-30, 2016 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale & vicinity):
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
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- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring) - 4/23, 2017
- Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest - 5/12-14, 2017
- Mississippi Saxophone (harmonica) Fest - 5/20, 2017 - tentative
- Goat Fest IV - 6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV
- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/11-13, 201
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- Cat Head Delta Blues 15th Anniversary Show - 8/13, 201
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- King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative) - 10/5-7, 201
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- Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall) - 10/8, 2017
- PLUS: Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/12-15, 2018
*MUSICIANS: Contact roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com for street busking slots near Cat Head store or Rock & Blues Museum, during Sunflower or Deep Blues Fest.


2017 CLARKSDALE FESTS...




IN MEMPHIS, TN in 2017:
Blues Foundation events

www.blues.org
Tues.-Sat., 1/31-2/4, 2017 - International Blues Challenge (IBC)
Wed., 5/10, 2017 - Blues Hall of Fame inductions

Thurs., 5/11, 2017 - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)



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WANT MORE CLARKSDALE INFO? Click below:


Ride shotgun on a weekly road trip exploring Mississippi’s music, culture & characters behind the blues. MOONSHINE & MOJO HANDS free web series debuts 4/21, 2016 exclusively at www.moonshineandmojohands.com

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Late Sept thru early Oct 2016
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2016 blues festivals and blues events across three states — highlighting the Delta Busking Festival, Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Highway 61 Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, Second Street Blues Party and more... in Clarksdale, Mississippi... Greenville, Mississippi... Memphis, Tennessee... Helena, Arkansas... and more!

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HIRE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOUR GUIDES:

BIRDSONG TOURS (Clarksdale) - Robert Birdsong, Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

DELTA BOHEMIAN EXCURSIONS (Clarksdale) - Billy Howell, poorwilliam@deltabohemian.com

THE REAL DELTA TOURS (Clarksdale) - Abe Hudson, abehudson@hotmail.com

AMERICAN DREAM SAFARI (Memphis) - Tad Pierson, tad@americandreamsafari.com


Memphis' BLUES CITY TOURS is booking buses to come to Clarksdale, Indianola and Tunica on a new Delta Blues Tour, y'all! The world-infamous Cat Head blues store is just one of many cool Delta stops. Check 'em out and ride with Blues City Tours next time you're in Memphis, Tennessee. More details at http://www.bluescitytours.com/delta-blues-tour.php (901-522-9229 or bluescitytours@aol.com)


BLUE NOTE TOURS… "Where the blues is alive & well!" Blues, food & more from Chicago to St. Louis to Memphis to Clarksdale to Indianola to New Orleans. Includes stop at Cat Head blues store, Ground Zero Blues Club and more in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (402)750-8483 or (315)886-9744 • Itinerary & info at  http://www.bluenotetoursllc.com

BLUES AND RELATED VENUES

Venues featuring all or some blues music at various times
in Mississippi...
- CLARKSDALE: Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge, Hambone Gallery, Bluesberry Cafe, Club 2000, Hopson Commissary, Juke Joint Chapel at Shackup Inn, The Den, Channel Zilch, Delta Blues Room, Bluesberry Cafe, Delta Amusement Cafe, Messenger's, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Anniebelle's Lounge.
- CLEVELAND: The Senator's Place (1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61), Pickled Okra (662-843-8510), Airport Grocery (662-843-4817) and Delta State University (www.blueshighway.org).
- NEAR MERIGOLD: Po Monkey's Lounge (deejay).
- GREENVILLE: Walnut Street Blues Bar (662-378-2254).
- GREENWOOD: Alluvian Hotel.
- ROSEDALE: Blue Levee Market, (662-759-6333).
- TAYLOR: Taylor Catfish (662-236-6363).
- OXFORD: Proud Larry's, Rooster's Blues House (114 Courthouse Square), Library (662-234-1411), Red House (662-234-0089) and Two Stick (662-236-6639), Lyric Theater.
- COMO: Windy City Grill (662-526-0331), Rooster's Blues House, and Como Steakhouse (662-526-9529).
- JACKSON: Queen of Hearts (601-898-2225), Martin's Martin's, Hal & Mal's, Soulshine Pizza Factory, F Jones Corner, 119 Underground, Schimmel's (601-981-7077), Field's Cafe, Shuckers (Ridgeland).
- VICKSBURG: Info at www.vicksburgheritage.com, LD's Kitchen
- LEXINGTON: Kittrell's on the Square (662-834-4194)
- HATTIESBURG: Just 1 More Blues Bar www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar, The Thirsty Hippo, Brownstones, Walnut Circle.
- OCEAN SPRINGS: The Shed.

THE LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES???
HERE’S MOST OF WHAT’S LEFT
(PLUS A FEW IN LA, AL & TN):

Teddy's Juke Joint
17001 Old Scenic Hwy.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225)892-0064 or (225)658-8029

Blue Front Cafe
107 E Railroad Ave
Bentonia, MS 39040
(662) 528-1900

Queen of Hearts
2243 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 352-5730

Red's Lounge
395 Sunflower Ave.
Clarksdale, MS
(Red Paden doesn't give out his number, but I list his blues shows above on my Music Calendar.)

Po Monkey's Lounge
near Merigold, MS
(Very rarely live blues… but deejays on Thursday nights; directions at the bottom of this web page.)

Wild Bill's
1580 Vollintine Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 726-5473

Gip's Place
3101 Ave C
Bessemer, AL, 35020
256-525-9440

JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:

- PO MONKEY'S LOUNGE, NEAR MERIGOLD, MS: From Clarksdale, take Hwy 61 South 30 miles to Pemble Road and turn RIGHT. Note that the green Pemble Road street sign is missing, so look for Dollar General on left side of highway and a brown "Blues Trail" sign on right as well as as a "Pemble Farms" sign in field at turn-off. [If you miss the turn off and get to LEFThand "Merigold" exit, you've gone too far. In that case, turn around and take what will then be your SECOND left. Then...]. After making turn onto Pemble Road, take immediate left fork in the road which is gravel. [That's Po Monkey Road, but that sign is also missing!] The juke is approx. 1 1/4 mile down on left. 662-748-2254 or 662-514-7488.

- OTHA TURNER MEMORIAL PICNIC, SENATOBIA, MS: Get off of I-55 on the Senatobia exit and turn away from town down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner's Picnic is on the right there will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road. -- Directions courtesy Blues Mother Tupelo.

  1. OTHER "LIVE" MUSIC SOURCES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Mississippi Blues Trail: http://www.msbluestrail.org
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.visitmississippi.org/music/music_calender.asp
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.mississippipolitical.com/blues.htm
    - Memphis, TN area: http://afterdark.memphisflyer.com
    - Memphis, TN area: http://www.jambase.com
    - Jackson, MS area: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/music/listings/
    - Nashville, TN area: http://tennessean.com/entertainment/music/calendar/index.shtml
    - New Orleans, LA area: http://www.offbeat.com/
    - Baton Rouge, LA area: http://www.rhythmcitymag.com/
    - St. Louis, MO area: http://www.stlblues.net or http://www.riverfronttimes.com or http://www.stltoday.com/music
    - Little Rock, AR area: http://www.arktimes.com/calendar/calendar.html
    - Birmingham, AL area: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/
    - Chicago, IL area: http://www.chireader.com/music/mainmusic.html
    - United States: http://www.moretotheblues.com

  2. OTHER CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, SITES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Cat Head’s Clarksdale Guide: http://www.cathead.biz/guide.html
    - Clarksdale.com: http://www.clarksdale.com
    - ClarksdaleInfo.com: http://www.clarksdaleinfo.com
    - ClarksdaleNow.org: http://www.clarksdalenow.org
    - ClarksdaleTourism.com: http://visitclarksdale.com/livepage.apple.com
    - Delta Bohemian: http://www.deltabohemian.com

  3. Click here for a CLARKSDALE GUIDE to historic sites, jukes, hotels and more.

  4. PRE-TRIP PURCHASES (from Cat Head, of course!):
    - "Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail" essential new tourist guidebook to Mississippi Delta and Memphis.
    - Steve Cheseborough's Blues Traveling Delta blues club/museum/grave/food guide book, UPDATED!
    - M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues DVD ($20) and CD soundtrack ($15).
    - Hidden History of Mississippi Blues by Roger Stolle, $19.99.


LOVE CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI?  SUPPORT ITS NON-PROFITS:
- Juke Joint Festival - www.jukejointfestival.com
- Sunflower River Blues Festival -
www.sunflowerfest.org
- Delta Blues Museum and its Arts & Education Program -
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
- Rock & Blues Museum -
www.blues2rock.com
- Clarksdale Revitalization -
www.revitalizeclarksdale.com
- Griot Arts (after school program) -
www.griotarts.com
- Spring Initiative (after school program) -
www.spring-initiative.com
- Friends of the Library at Carnegie Public Library -
http://www.cplclarksdale.lib.ms.us/
- Clarksdale Care Station (meals) -
www.facebook.com/ClarksdaleCareStation

Blues Education web page to check out:
http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Music-Education--The-Blues-Genre-A612.html





















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