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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2015
PLAN NOW FOR 2015 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• TBA -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Early November, 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest

FUTURE HAMBONE FESTIVAL DATE:
2016 - 10/27-10/30




6-PACK OF RECOMMENDED NON-CLARKSDALE BLUES FESTS:
- Thurs.-Sat., 10/9-11 - King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR - www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
- Fri.-Sat., 6/27-28 - North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS - https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic
- Fri.-Sun., 10/3-5 - The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS - www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com
- Sat., 9/20 - Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville, MS - www.deltablues.org
- Fri., 8/29 - 19th Annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, West Point, MS - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Wolf-Memorial-Blues-Festival/464486450390
- Fri.-Sat., 8/15-16 - 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


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.


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.rockmuseum.biz): Excellent collection of rare rock and blues memorabilia. Wonderful owner (Theo). Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm.
- WROX Museum, Clarksdale, MS (257 Delta Ave., 662-645-8874): Clarksdale history and cultural museum housed in the historic studios of the old WROX blues/gospel station where Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk and Early Wright were on the air. Open by appointment only. Call 662-645-8874.
- 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
& Country Music Trail Marker
Dedications

GO HERE FOR UPDATES: www.msbluestrail.org
Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.




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DECEMBER 2014


CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE CROSSROADS!
Clarksdale, MS
Wed., 12/31 - music at Ground Zero Blues Club (Super Chikan & Kingfish), Red's Lounge (Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street), Club 2000 (Anthony “Big A” Sherrod), Hopson Commissary (David Dunavent) Shack Up Inn (James Leg & Bill Abel), Delta Blues Room (DJ) & more!


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

Live blues some Thursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
Thursdays - 77-yr-old blues rocker Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 12/5 - Lightnin’ Malcolm... Hill Country Blues!, 9pm
Sat., 12/6 - Terry “Hamonica” Bean, 9pm
Sun., 12/7 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Thurs., 12/11 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 8pm
Fri., 1 2 /12  - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars , 9pm
Sat., 12 /13 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones , 9pm
Sun., 12 /14 - Watermelon Slim , 7pm
Thurs., 12/18 - live blues tba, 8pm
Fri., 12/19 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band , 9pm
Sat., 12/20 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean , 9pm
Sun., 12/21 - Red’s Blues Christmas Party, 7pm

Wed 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE BLUES BASH w/82-year-old gospel bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch!

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Wed 12/3 - Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
Thurs 12/4 - Blues Jam w/Razorblade
Fri 12/5 - 901 Blues Band
Sat 12/6 - closed (private party)
Wed 12/10 - David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
Thurs 12/11 - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
Fri 12/12 - Daddy Mack Blues Band
Sat 12/13 - Eric Hughes Blues Band
Wed 12/17 - Leo Bud Welch
Thurs 12/18 - Blues Jam w/Kingfish
Fri 12/19 - Preston Shannon Blues Band
Sat 12/20 - Rock Night w/ Party Shot
Wed 12/24 - Closed for Christmas Eve
Thurs 12/25 - Closed for Christmas
Fri 12/26 - David Dunavent and The Evol Love
Sat 12/27 - Rock Night w/ Back 40
Wed 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE BLUES BASH w/Kingfish (7:00 - 8:45) and Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks (9:00 pm)!
Thurs 1/1 - GZBC Closed on New Year's Day

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

EVERY WEDNESDAY - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars , 9pm
Sat.-Sun., 12/13-14 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars , 9pm
Sun., 12/21 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars , 8pm
Wed ., 12/24 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars , 8pm

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown
tba

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 12/18 - Space Cowboy w/Big A & the Allstars, 8pm
Wed., 12/31 - New Year’s Eve Party (details soon))!

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
MON DEC 8 DEAK HARP
Mon., 12 /15 - Sam Wooden Ice Man Dennis True Blues Band, 7:30pm
Mon., 12/22 - Josh "Razorblade" Stewart Blues Birthday Bash, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
TUES. DEC. 2  - HEAVY SUGA' AND THE SWEETONES
TUES. DEC. 9 - MOHEAD W/ ALICE HASSEN
THURS.DEC.11 - THE BLUES DOCTORS [ADAM GUSSOW, ALAN GROSS]
TUES. DEC.16- BILL "HOWL N' MADD PERRY
FRI. DEC.19 - HEAVY SUGA' AND THE SWEETONES
TUES. DEC.23- DAVE DUNAVENT AND STAN STREET
TUES. DEC.30- MARSHALL HOPPER

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
Fri., 12/12 - Blackwater Trio , 7:30pm
Dec 19- Taylor Bailey
Dec 26 Cole Parker

Yazoo Pass
Clarksdale, MS
(Yazoo & E 2nd St.)

Wed., 12/17 - Sarah Livingston, 6pm

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music most Sundays.

THE REAL DELTA
Clarksdale, MS
(216 3rd St.)
Fri., 12/5 - Rosalind Wilcox Art Exhibit, 7pm
Fri., 12/19 - Patricia Neely Dorsey book signing/poetry reading, 3-6pm. Lounge Set (open mic, appetizers, libations, music), 6-10pm. Info at 662-336-5865.

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 12/5 - annual WROX Radio Christmas Concert, starring JIMBO MATHUS & Tristate Coalition!
Sat., 12/13 - Mexican Christmas party
Sat., 12/20 - Griswold Christmas party

Juke Joint Chapel/RUST at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Thur, 12/4 — John Paul Keith (solo), 7pm
Fri, 12/5, Heavy Suga — 9 pm
Sat., 12/6 - Lightnin’ Malcolm (solo), 7pm
Thur, 12/11 — TBA
Fri, 12/12 — Deering & Down, 8 pm
Sat, 12/13 — Jodi James & Clay Parker, 7 pm
Thur, 12/18 — Ashley Raines, 7 pm
Fri, 12/19 — Side Street Steppers, 7 pm
Fri, 12/26 — tba), 9 pm
Sat, 12/27 - Grace Askew, 8pm
Wed., 12/31 - New Year's Eve w/James Leg (from Deep Blues Fest):  http://www.alive-records.com/artist/james-leg/, 10pm (also, Bill Abel plays at 7pm).
Sat, 1/3 — Motel Mirrors, 9 pm

CIVIC AUDITORIUM ( 506 E. 2nd St.)
Sat., 12/13 - Soul Blues & Southern Soul show, 8pm

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues restaurant with live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

Vince's Restaurant
Leland, MS
207 North Main St.; 662-686-2112
Friday, Dec. 19th - Raymond Longoria;
Saturday,Dec 20th - Cary Hudson;
Sunday Dec 21st - Alphonso Sanders;
Monday, Dec 22nd - Michael Dennis & Big Tyme R&B Band;
Tuesday, Dec 23rd - John Horton & Band.

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
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS

www.bbkingmuseum.org
Tuesday, December 2 - The Art of Living Smart After School Arts Enrichment Program ends the semester with a Finale Program.
Tuesday, December 2 - MVSU's Christmas Choral Concert: "O Holy Night". The B.B. King AllStar Choir will be performing during Mississippi Valley State University's Annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 4 - Jazz it Up! Come enjoy live Jazz with Dr. Alphonso Sanders and other talented musicians, from 7-9 p.m. in the Cotton Gin.
Thursday, December 4 - Indianola Civic League and Twentieth Century Club Meeting. The B.B. King AllStar Choir will be performing during this meeting taking place at the Christ United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, December 5 - Greenwood Christmas Parade. The B.B. King AllStar Choir will be performing during the parade from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, December 9 - Joy to the World: A Christmas Concert. The B.B. King Museum will hold it's annual Christmas concert in the Cotton Gin beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert will feature First United Methodist Church Choir, Voices of Victory, Robert Merritt Junior High School Choir, and the B.B. King AllStar Choir.

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoetupelo.com
12/6 - Grace Askew, 9:30pm

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

http://thebrickhousebarandgrill.com/

tba




Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS
tba

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

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
THURS 12/25- 10pm - MARTIN'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW featuring Cedric Burnside Project & Young Valley, www.cedricburnside.com

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
Fri 12/5 - Southern Komfort Brass Band
Sat 12/6 - Fearless Four
Sat 12/13 - Sweet Tea Jubilee

LD's Kitchen
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
DECEMBER lineup (Friday and Saturday, 9p-1a):
5-6 MR. SIPP "The Mississippi Blues Child"
12-13  EDDIE COTTON
19-20 BIG AL and the HEAVY WEIGHTS
26-27 GRADY CHAMPION - Christmas Show

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

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.
Wed., 12/31 - New Year’s Eve Party w/Little Freddie King!




JANUARY 2015

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

1/8-10 - Mississippi Blues Marathon & Pre-race BLUES EXPO
Jackson, MS
http://www.msbluesmarathon.com
Runner? Blues fan? Plan now for the great blues event in early January. That Friday as well as the Saturday race itself includes live blues performances by Terry “Harmonica” Bean and others. PLUS... please drop by our Cat Head (Roger Stolle) and Broke & Hungry Records (Jeff Konkel) booth on Friday to talk about blues music and our future projects.
Pre-race BLUES EXPO with live blues, vendors & more! Hours:
Thursday, January 8, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 9, 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pre-race Expo Location: Jackson Convention Complex, located at 105 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Race Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Race Start: 7:00 a.m.


1/20-24 - International Blues Challenge (IBC)
Memphis, TN
http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/2015-international-blues-challenge/
Per BLUES FOUNDATION: "The 2015 International Blues Challenge will be the 31st year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 31st International Blues Challenge January 20- January 24, 2015 in Memphis, TN. The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2014, 255 acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday, the semi-finals on Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. We will have at least that many in 2015."


1/29-31 - CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL
Clarksdale, MS
http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php
Celebrate the 5th anniversary of this uniquely Delta (and blues) film fest in the land of the Crossroads! Enjoy great Southern films, blues documentaries, live blues music, special guests, history bus tours, film workshops and more. Delta Cinema is home base with other venues helping out. Plenty of official events PLUS Clarksdale’s usual 7-nights-a-week live blues at the clubs and jukes at night! (Are you a filmmaker? Enter your film now at the film fest web site for consideration.)

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

Live blues some Thursday and every 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!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy EVERY WEDNESDAY at Club 2000!

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm

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

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Thursdays - live dinner music, 7pm

Sam's Town Casino
Robinsonville, MS
Sat, 1/17 - Bobby Rush

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues restaurant with live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

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
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

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

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Regular events, including occasional live music.

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

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com

Brickhouse 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
TBA but cool stop; owned by bluesman.

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
Weekend blues at midnight.

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

LD's Kitchen
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000

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

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.


FEBRUARY 2015

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

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

Live blues some Thursday and every 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!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy EVERY WEDNESDAY at Club 2000!

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(Issaquena Ave.)
Open sporadically, but super cool w/blues and roots musics or poetry events.

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm

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

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Thursdays - live dinner music, 7pm


MARCH 2015

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

APRIL 2015

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




MAY 2015

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


5/7 - Blues Music Awards (BMA)
Memphis, TN
http://www.blues.org/foundation-programs/blues-music-awards/
The 36th Blues Music Awards will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Memphis TN. Blues Music Award voting and tickets will be available on our website around December 10, 2014.



5/8-10 - CLARKSDALE CARAVAN MUSIC FEST!
Clarksdale, MS

www.blues2rock.comwww.cathead.biz
Enjoy great live blues in the streets near Cat Head blues store and the Rock & Blues Museum (free day music)... plus at the clubs and jukes at night (cover charges apply)... the weekend after the Blues Music Awards every year! Past performers have included T-Model Ford, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Sean “Bad” Apple, Theo D The Boogieman, Watermelon Slim, Rip Lee Pryor and others. 2015 schedule TBA.

JUNE 2015

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

6/17-19 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s annual summer workshop
Hopson Commissary • Shack Up Inn
Clarksdale, Mississippi

www.pinetopfoundation.org
The Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience is offered to intermediate and advanced adults and youth in guitar, harmonica and piano. The Workshop Experience takes place on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation and Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale -- the cradle of the blues in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.  The workshops encompass a total delta experience, which begins with a BBQ meet and greet on Tuesday evening June 16 at the Hopson Commissary. Also included are nightly jams, a reception at the Delta Blues Museum, and a final show featuring all workshop participants at Ground Zero Blues Club co-owned by Morgan Freeman and Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett. This year’s lineup of Master Class Workshop Experience leaders brings a veritable “whose who” of blues luminaries to Clarksdale. Blues artists Victor Wainwright and Jonn Del Toro Richardson will join Gary Allegretto and Bob Margolin for the 2015 Master Class Workshops in June.

June 20, 2015 - Bentonia Blues Festival
Bentonia, MS
Held annually on the 3rd Saturday in June, this festival celebrates the unique and haunting Bentonia style of country blues, which originated in Bentonia, Mississippi.  Hear from various blues artists including Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, creator of the Bentonia Blues Festival in 1972 and the last artist known to perform the Bentonia blues.  For information visit Bentonia Blues Festival on Facebook or call Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at 662-528-1900


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CLARKSDALE FESTIVALS IN 2015
PLAN NOW FOR 2015 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/29-31, 2015 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/9-12, 2015 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/10 & 4/12, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/12, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/8-10, 2015 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/7-9, 2015 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/9, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/9, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• TBA -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/10-11, 2015 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/11, 2015 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/14-18, 2015 -
Deep Blues Fest (& related events)
• 10/29-11/1, 2015 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)
• Early November, 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest


BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR 2015 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS, Thurs-Sun, April 9-12! Official Hotel of Juke Joint Festival is ISLE OF CAPRI in nearby Lula, MS... with bus shuttle and special room rates... use Reservation Code “Juke15” when booking your rooms.  Also, full accommodations listing for Clarksdale at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html


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Late Sept thru early Oct 2015
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2015 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!

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.


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





















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