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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 Mini Blues Fest - 14th Anniversary Edition
• 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.
*****WILLIE "PO MONKEY" SEABERRY ARRANGEMENTS*****
The wake is this Friday 7/22/16 at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS, 2-6pm. The funeral is Saturday 7/23 11am at First Baptist Church in Merigold, MS. (That is the church across the street from Dollar General. It is a small church.) The burial will be at Merigold Cemetery. RIP. (Arrangement details per Will Jacks via Rolando Hertz. Thanks, y’all.) Don’t know who juke joint runner Willie Seaberry was? Please go here: http://www.deltabohemian.com/rip-mr-willie-seaberry-roger-stolle/?awt_l=5O5kw&awt_m=3bNigK2JYZ4oZiB


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2017 FESTIVAL/EVENT DATES (Clarksdale, MS, and vicinity):
1/26-28, 2017 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/20-23, 2017 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/23, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
4/28-5/7 2017 - New Orleans Jazz Fest
?-?, 2017 - MEMPHIS - Beale Street Music Festival (tba in August)
5/11 (Thurs), 2017 - MEMPHIS - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)
5/12-14, 2017 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
5/20, 2017 - TENTATIVE - MS Saxophone (harmonica) Fest
Late May - Ground Zero Blues Club 16th anniversary party
6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV
Early June - Delta Jubilee
8/11-13, 2017 - Sunflower River Blues Festival
8/13, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest - 15th Anniversary Edition!
10/5-7, 2017 - HELENA - King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative)
10/8, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
10/12-15, 2017 - TENTATIVE - Deep Blues Fest
Halloween weekend - annual Hambone Festival & related events

- 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


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).





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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!

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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 - closed for vacation day (SEE breakfast blues at Bluesberry and afternoon blues at Levon’s)
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Fri., 7/8 - Lightnin’ Malcolm, 9pm
Sat., 7/9 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sun., 7/10 - Terry “Harmonica” Bean, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Thurs., 7/14 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Band, 8pm
Fri., 7/15 - Robert Eskew Blues Band from Nashville, 9pm
Sat., 7/16 - Chicago’s legendary Taildragger returns, 9pm
Sun., 7/17 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Mon., 7/18 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Band, 8pm
Thurs., 7/21 - Shimmy Smallhands, Tada & Lucious Spiller, 8pm
Fri., 7/22 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, 9pm
Sat., 7/23 - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 9pm
Sun., 7/24 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
Thurs., 7/28 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Band, 8pm
Fri., 7/29 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sat., 7/30 - Miss Stella Ford benefit w/music, 1pm
Sat., 7/30 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Band, 8pm
Sun., 7/31 - Mark “Mule Man” Massey, 7pm
Wednesdays - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars w/Space Cowboy, 8pm
COMING SOON: Sat., 8/13 - 84-year-old Mississippi blues legend BIG GEORGE BROCK returns home (9pm)!

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
Thurs., 7/7 - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga, 8pm
Fri., 7/8 - The Old Memphis Kings, 9pm
Sat., 7/9 - Deak Harp, 9p
Wed., 7/13 - Josh "Razorblade" Stewart, 8pm
Thurs 7/14 - Blues Jam w/Deak Harp

Fri 7/15 - Magnolia Bayou
Sat 7/16 - MS Bigfoot
Wed 7/20 - Lala
Thurs., 7/21 - Blues Jam w/Razorblade, 8pm
Fri., 7/22 - Little Boy Blue, 9pm
Sat., 7/23 - Kern Pratt, 9pm
Wed., 7/27 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 9pm
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
6/30-7/3 - John Walker (Thurs. 11am; Sat. 11am; Sun. noon)
Mon., 7/4 - Rock & Blues Museum open 4TH OF JULY, 10am-5pm!

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
Open Mon-Sat. — closed on July 4th
(COMING SOON to DBM Stage: Fri.-Sun., 8/12-14 - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival,
www.sunflowerfest.org )

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)

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

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

Sun., 7/10 - Heather Crosse, 3:30pm
Thurs. 7/14 - Johnny Cass & Big Blind Ray, 9pm

Sun., 7/17 - Levon's Sunday Ramble w/Danny Green Blues Band, 3:30pm
Thurs., 7/28 - Levon's Blues Machine, 9pm

Sun., 7/31 - Levon's Sunday Ramble w/Deak Harp, 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 (Sat/Sun 10am) - weekly!
Sat 7/2 Breakfast and Blues 10am w/Lala Craig
Sun 7/3 Breakfast and Blues10am w/Pat Moss
Mon 7/4 Big A Anthony Sherrod and All Stars, 7:30pm
Sat 7/9 Breakfast and Blues 10am Lala Craig
Sun 7/10 Breakfast and Blues 10am  Big A Anthony Sherrod
Mon 7/11 Mossback Bluesman Neal Granstaff  King of The Jacks, 7:30pm
Sat., 7/23 - Blues & Breakfast w/David Dunavent, 10am
Sun., 7/24 - Blues & Breakfast w/Kern Pratt, 10am
Mon., 7/25 - Lala & Dean, 7:30pm
Sat., 7/30 - Blues Breakfast w/Shy & Bill Perry, 10am
Sun., 7/31 - Blues Breakfast w/Watermelon Slim, 10am
Mon., 8/1 - David Dunavent, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
Tues., 7/5 - David Dunavent (blues), 8pm
Tues., 7/12 - Lightnin’ Malcolm (blues), 8pm
Thurs., 7/14 - Dallas Alice (acoustic), 8pm
Sat., 7/23 - Ronnie & the Remnants (rock), 8pm
Tues., 7/26 - Johnny Cass & Big Blind Roy, 8pm

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
July 1 Mississippi Marshall
July 8 Blackwater Trio
July 15 Matt Wooten
July 22 Alanna Mosley
July 29 Josh Journeay

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 many Wednesdays and most weekends, including:
Fri., 7/15 - Robert Eskew, 6pm
Sat., 7/16 - Robert Eskew, 7pm
Wed., 7/20 - Jordan Hull, 6:30pm
Thurs., 7/21 - Ricky Stein, 7pm

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

FARMER'S MARKET
Clarksdale, MS

(Train Depot)

Every Tuesday - Clarksdale Revitalization's Farmer's Market w/eats, arts & crafts and more, 5pm


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

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

Friday, 7/8 @ 8pm - Bobby Rush along with the Go Cats (featuring Brenda Mitchell and Mickey Rogers) play Merigold, Mississippi's excellent surf 'n turf restaurant, Crawdads.. Reservations/info: 662-820-7861. Rare chance to see Bobby… Bobby… Bobby Rush in a small, intimate setting.


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., 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!
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)

Grassroots Blues Festival
Duck Hill, MS

https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsblues/
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

Iron Horse Grill
Jackson, MS
www.theironhorsegrill.com
Gary Burnside 1 Jul Fri 9 PM
Lightnin' Malcolm 2 Jul Sat 9 PM
Sherman Lee Dillon 7 Jul Thu 6 PM
Niecie and the Second Wind 8 Jul Fri 9 PM
YZ Ealey 9 Jul Sat 9 PM
Brian Jones 14 Jul Thu 6 PM
Little Todd & the Jimbobs 15 Jul Fri 9 PM
Lady Elle 16 Jul Sat 9 PM
Andrew Pates 21 Jul Thu 6 PM
James Bell Trio 22 Jul Fri 9 PM
Bernard Jenkins 23 Jul Sat 9 PM
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes 28 Jul Thu 6 PM
Adib Sabir Trio 29 Jul Fri 9 PM
The Barry Leach Band 30 Jul Sat 9 PM
Aug DieDra & The Ruff Pro Band 12 Aug Fri 9 PM

Hall & Mal’s
Jackson, MS
Mondays - Central MS Blues Society Blue Monday

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
Fri-Sat, 7/1-2 - Sherman Lee Dillon & the Mississippi Sound, midnight
Sun., 7/3 - Frank Jones presents Dexter Allen's 2nd annual BACKYARD BLUEZ FESTIVAL @ 8pm w/fireworks at midnight.

Martin’s
Jackson, MS
www.martinslounge.net
Sat. July 16 - Eric Deaton Trio 10 p.m.
Sat. July 30 - Southern Komfort Brass Band 10 p.m.
Sat. August 13 - Chapter:Soul (featuring KIRK JOSEPH, founding member of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, & CALVIN JOHNSON) 10 p.m.

The Penguin Restuaruant & Bar
Jackson, MS
https://www.facebook.com/The-Penguin-Restaurant-Bar-233825843339289/
Every Tuesday night - live jazz, 6pm

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
Fri., 7/1 - Hunter & the Gators w/ Larry Brewer 8 p.m.
Sat., 7/16 - Eddie Cotton, 8pm
Sat., 7/23 - Jarekus Singleton, 8pm

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
Sun., 7/3 - Lightnin' Malcolm, 5pm

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.
Sat., 7/17 - Cajun Dance Party w/Waylon Thibodeaux, 1pm


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

Thursday, August 11, 2016, Grits, Greens & Barbecue (VIP Tent)

6:00pm – 6:45pmRichard "Daddy Rich" Crisman

7:00pm – 7:45pmMarshall Drew

8:00pm – 8:45pmSean "Bad" Apple

Friday, August 12, 2016 Main Stage - FREE!

5:00pm – 5:45pmDelta Blues Museum Band

6:00pm – 6:45pmHeather Crosse: Heavy Suga & The Sweet Tones

7:00pm – 7:45pmJoshua "Razorblade" Stewart

8:00pm – 9:00pmJames "Jimbo" Mathus

9:15pm – 10:15pmToni Green

10:30pm – 11:30pmJames "Super Chikan" Johnson

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Acoustic Stage #1 Under VIP Tent BUT FREE!

10:00am – 10:45am David Dunavent

11:00am – 11:45am Pat Thomas

12:00pm – 12:45pm Lil Willie Farmer

1:00pm – 1:45pmLucious Spiller

2:00pm – 2:45pmEducational Program

3:00pm – 3:45pmLeo "Bud" Welch

4:00pm – 4:45pmSharde Thomas: The Rising Star Fife & Drums Band

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Acoustic Stage #2 at Levon’s - 232 Sunflower Ave. - FREE!

1:00pm – 1:45pmDeak Harp & Lee Williams

2:00pm – 2:45pmJimmy "Duck" Holmes

3:00pm – 3:45pmKenny Brown

4:00pm – 4:45pmTerry "Harmonica" Bean

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Acoustic Stage #3 at Crossroads Cultural Arts Center - 332 Delta Ave -  FREE!

1:00pm – 1:45pmMississippi Marshall

2:00pm – 2:45pmBill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry

3:00pm – 3:45pmWatermelon Slim

4:00pm – 4:45pmAnthony "Big A" Sherrod

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Main Stage - FREE!

5:00pm – 5:45pmBill Abel Band

6:00pm – 6:45pmChristone "Kingfish" Ingram

7:00pm – 7:45pmTerry "Big T" Williams

7:45pm – 8:00pmAwards

8:00pm – 9:00pmVasti Jackson

9:15pm – 10:15pmSweet Angel

10:30pm – 11:30pmLonnie Shields

Sunday, August 14, 2016 Gospel Stage - Civic Auditorium - 506 E 2nd St. - FREE!

4:00pm – 4:15pmThe Clarksdale Mass Choir

4:30pm – 4:45pmThe Singing Echoes

5:00pm – 5:15pmNed Johnson & The Jonestown Crusaders

5:30pm – 6:00pmThe Myles Family

6:15pm – 7:45pmLee Williams and The Spiritual QC's
PLUS... plenty of related blues events at the clubs, jukes and museums around town! Clarksdale, Mississippi, already offers live blues 7 nights a week, after all...


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...
including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!
Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars every week, 8pm
Thurs., 8/11 - RL Boyce & the Cornlickers, 8pm

Fri., 8/12 - 84-year-old gospel-bluesman LEO BUD WELCH, 9pm
Sat., 8/13 - 84-year-old Mississippi blues legend
BIG GEORGE BROCK returns home (9pm)!
Sun., 8/14 - annual post-blues fest BLUES JAM, 8pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
tba... including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!
Wed 8/3 -
Steve Kolbus 8pm
Thursdays - Blues Jam, 8pm
Fri., 8/5 - Ricky Da Soul Man Burton 9pm
Sat., 8/6 - Rockin Rouge 9:00
Wed., 8/10 - Heavy Suga and The SweeTones, 8pm
Thursdays - Blues Jam, 8pm
Fri., 8/12 - Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 9pm
Sat., 8/13 - Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, 9pm
Wed., 8/17 - Johnny Cass and Big Blind Ray, 8pm
Thurs., 8/18 - Blues Jam w/Heavy Suga, 8pm
Fri., 8/19 - Sister Lucille Band, 9pm
Sat., 8/20 - Earnest Guitar Roy, 9pm
Wed., 8/24 - Jarred Goldweber and The Par Brothers, 8pm
Thurs., 8/25 - Blues Jam w/Kolbus, 8pm
Fri., 8/26 - Rockin The Keys, 9pm
Sat., 8/27 - The Juke Joint Allstars, 9pm

Cat Head — Mississippi’s Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
Thurs/Fri/Sat, 8/11-13 - Omar Gordon plays blues daily, 11am
Sat., 8/13 - Sean "Bad" Apple (ex-All Night Long) one-man blues band, 2pm
Sun., 8/14 - CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST 14th Anniversary Celebration with live blues and special hours! 10am till... IBC-finalist Libby Rae Watson, 84-yr-old gospel-bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch, Clarksdale guitar hero Earnest “Guitar” Roy Jr., 84-yr-old blues legend Big George Brock and others perform for FREE under tents out front. PLUS, Big Red sells BBQ! (Litter and you leave. And please tip your musicians!)

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.blues2rock.com
Open daily... plus special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
AUGUST 11 - 14 2016 SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL Special Museum hours on Sunday, August 14 from 1 - 5PM
AUGUST 12 DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE With a special tribute to John Lee Hooker. On the DBM Main Stage, at 5PM
AUGUST 12     BOOKSIGNING WITH JUDY FLOWERS - "Clarksdale and Coahoma County (Images of America)" author leads a Q&A in the DBM classroom... Open to the public, at 1:30PM
AUGUST 13     BOOKSIGNING WITH JOE ROSEN - "Blues Hands" author leads a Q&A in the DBM classroom... Open to the public, at 2:30PM
AUGUST 22 JOHN LEE HOOKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Open to the public; cupcakes free while supplies last.

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

tba... including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!


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!
plus
special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm... including:
tba...
including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!
Tues., 8/2 - Heavy Suga & SweeTones, 8pm
Tues., 8/16 - Deak Harp, 8pm

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues), 7:15pm:
August 5 josh Journeay
August 12 Mississippi Marshall
August 19 Taylor Bailey
August 26 Jessie Black

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... including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week like:
Thurs., 8/11 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 8pm
Fri., 8/12 - Jimbo Mathus & Tristate Coalition, 9pm
Sat., 8/13 - Whiskey Barrel, 9pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Music Wednesday and most weekends...
including special events during Sunflower River Blues Fest week!

COAHOMA COUNTY EXPO CENTER
Tues., 8/2 - Sheriff's Office presents National Night Out (662-624-6745), 6-8pm.

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

Landers Center
Southaven, MS
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - Bobby Rush

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoebar.com
Fri., 8/5 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, 9:30pm

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
Closed for August renovation

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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SEPTEMBER 2016

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
https://www.facebook.com/MSDeltaBlues/

www.deltablues.org


September 24, 2016 - Indian Bayou Arts Festival w/blues music all day on a stage across from the BB King Museum and by the Blue Biscuit.
Indianola, MS


9/30 & 10/1, 2016 - Bona Fide Blues Festival (Overton Square)
Memphis, TN




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/







DURING DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL:
Cat Head Busking Stage

Thurs 10/13 - 3pm - Vauthier Ghalia

Fri 10/14 - 3pm -

Sat 10/15

- 11am -

- 1pm - Matt Ritchie

- 3pm -

Sun 10/16 -


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 Mini Blues Fest - 14th Anniversary Edition
• 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, MS, and vicinity):
1/26-28, 2017 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/20-23, 2017 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/23, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (spring)
4/28-5/7 2017 - New Orleans Jazz Fest
?-?, 2017 - MEMPHIS - Beale Street Music Festival (tba in August)
5/11 (Thurs), 2017 - MEMPHIS - Blues Music Awards (BMAs)
5/12-14, 2017 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
5/20, 2017 - TENTATIVE - MS Saxophone (harmonica) Fest
Late May - Ground Zero Blues Club 16th anniversary party
6/2-3, 2017 - Goat Fest IV (blues ‘n roots fest)
Early June - Delta Jubilee
8/11-13, 2017 - Sunflower River Blues Festival
8/13, 2017 - Cat Head Delta Blues 15th Anniversary Show
10/5-7, 2017 - HELENA - King Biscuit Blues Fest (tentative)
10/8, 2017 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (fall)
10/12-15, 2017 - TENTATIVE - Deep Blues Fest (blues, rock ‘n roots)
Halloween weekend - annual Hambone Festival & related events

- 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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