DELTA BLUES EVENT CALENDAR

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CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI,
FESTIVALS IN
2015:
See web ads below for recommended places to stay!
• 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
• 10/2-3 -
MS Tennessee Williams 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)
• Date TBA 2015 - Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Fest
*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.

2016 FESTIVAL DATES:
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/28-30, 2016
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/14-17, 201
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- Sunflower River Blues Festival - 8/12-14, 201
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- Hambone Festival - 10/27-10/30, 2016

2017 FESTIVAL DATES:
- Clarksdale Film Festival - 1/26-28, 2017
- Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - 4/20-23, 201
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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.


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.
- 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.



Below is weekly “SOUNDS AROUND TOWN” snapshot of Clarksdale, MS! Keep scrolling down for a much larger list of local and regional blues happenings...




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AUGUST 2015

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!


Sat., 8/1 - Bikes, Blues & Bayous
Greenwood, MS

Info at 662-453-4152.



8/7-9, 2015 - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Clarksdale, MS

28th annual fest... plus related blues events at clubs, jukes, museums and (of course) Cat Head store! www.sunflowerfest.org

Friday, August 7, 2015

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Delta Blues Museum Band

5:30pm – 6:15pm

David Dunavent & The EVOL Love Band

6:30pm – 7:15pm

Joshua "Razorblade" Steward

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Sweet Angel

8:45pm – 10:00pm

Nathaniel Kimble

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Acoustic Stage Under ViP Tent but FREE

10:00am – 10:30am

TBA

10:45am – 11:15am

Pat Thomas

11:30am – 12:00pm

Bill Abel & Cadillac John

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Sharde Turner & Rising Star Fife & Drums Band

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Delta Acoustic Stage on Sunflower Ave

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Jimmy"Duck" Holmes

2:45pm – 3:15pm

LC Ulmer

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Terry "Harmonica" Bean

Saturday, August 8, 2015

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Lucious Spiller

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Heavy Suga & The Sweet Tones

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Kenny Brown

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Terry "Big T" Williams & The Family Band

6:00pm – 7:00pm

James "Super Chikan" Johnson

7:00pm – 7:15pm

Awards"

7:15pm – 8:15pm

Rita Engedalen

8:30pm – 10:00pm

William Bell

Sunday, August 9. 2015 Gospel Stage

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Sarah Metcalf

4:45pm – 5:15pm

The Singing Echoes

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Divine Angels

6:15pm – 6:45pm

The Sons of Wonderful

6:45pm – 7:00pm

Award "Presentation of Julius Guy Award"

7:00pm – 7:30pm

The Myles Family

7:45pm – 8:15pm

The New Converted Voices

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Patrick Hollis & United of Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's

(Tentative lineup; subject to change.)



Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art store
Celebrating 13 years in Clarksdale, MS
Sat., 8/8 - live blues by Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan, 3pm
Sun., 8/9 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II - FREE, FREE, FREE Sunday street festival near store! 10am till.... starring 83-year-old Delta blues legend Big George Brock, Sean “Bad” Apple, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, Deak Harp and more. BBQ available from Big Red out front. “Rain or shine.”


Red’s Loungeblues-only juke 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...
Sat., 8/1 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 9pm
Sun., 8/2 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm

Thurs., 8/6 - FEST WEEKEND - 16-yr-old Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, 8pm
Fri., 8/7 - FEST WEEKEND -
Hard Times’ Big George Brock & His Houserockers, 9pm
Sat., 8/8 - FEST WEEKEND -
We Juke’s Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, 9pm
Sun., 8/9 - POST-FEST BLUES JAM hosted by Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Sat 8/1 - Delta Crush ROCK NIGHT (see Red's above for blues)
Wed 8/5 -
FEST WEEK Heavy Suga and The SweeTones, 8pm
Thurs 8/6 -
FEST WEEKEND - Blues Jam Night!, 8pm
Fri 8/7 -
FEST WEEKEND - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, 9pm
Sat 8/8 - FEST WEEKEND, daytime - multiple acts throughout day, TBA
Sat 8/8 -
FEST WEEKEND, nighttime - Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks!, 9pm
Wed 8/12 - live music TBA
Fri 8/14 - The Final Touch Band
Sat 8/15 - Bishop Gunn
Fri 8/21 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker
Sat 8/22 - live music TBA
Fri 8/28 - 901 Blues Band
Sat 8/29 - Heavy Suga and The SweeTones

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
FEST WEEK:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 - MEET THE ARTIST: Q&A WITH SCOTT CAWOOD - The artist behind "Blues Portraits in Steel" will discuss his featured exhibit, a series of original portrait sculptures depicting legendary Mississippi Delta Blues artists. Open to the public, at 2P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 - DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE - Award-winning student band opens the 2015 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. On the Delta Blues Museum stage, at 5P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 - DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - From 9A.M. - 5P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 - DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Special Festival hours from noon - 5P.M., with an additional "Meet the Artist" Q&A with Scott Cawood at 2P.M.

Rock & Blues Museum
Clarkdsale, MS

www.blues2rock.com
FEST WEEK:
2nd Street Blues Party II (during sunflower Fest week) August 7,8 & 9, 2015 line up:
Friday August 7, 2015
JASON”SLATE’’DUMP  1-2 pm
LALA 2-3
RL SUPERBAD 3-5
Saturday August 8, 2015
STEPHAN DUNCAN noon
THEO “BOOGIEMAN”DASBACH 2pm
RL SUPERBAD 3-5
Sunday August 9, 2015
THEO “BOOGIEMAN” DASBACH noon
LALA 1pm
HOWL-N-MADD, SHY PERRY & OMAR GORDON 2pm
SPECIAL MUSEUM  SUB EXHIBIT : John Lee Hooker  "Mr Lucky’ party photo's
Musicians interested in busking in front of the museum outside please contact blues2rock@me.com

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars, 8:30pm
Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8/5-8 - FEST WEEK - Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars play nightly, 9pm

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

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon 8/3 Watermelon Slim,John Allouise,Joe Eagle Band

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tuesday August 25 - Sugarcane Collins & Cutlips Vogel @ 8.00pm


FARMER’S MARKET (downtown)
Thursdays - Farmer's Market has moved to new cooler, "rain or shine" location in covered breezeway behind Dutch Oven/Tourism Office/Train Depot, 4- 6 pm
INCLUDES LIVE MUSIC:
tba

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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:15 Friday Start Times...
August music:
7 - FEST WEEKEND - truck patch revival
14 Josh Journeay
21 kate dilly & bailey matthews
28 allana mosley

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

Occasional music.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Thurs., 8/6 - Justin Zamm


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 8/7 - FEST WEEKEND - Arkansas’ crazy man of the guitar, Lucious Spiller, 9pm
Sat., 8/8 - FEST WEEKEND - 83-yr-old blues legend Big George Brock, 9:30pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Live music most weekends.
Sun, 8/2 — Brad Fielder, 6 pm (BBQ available)
Thur, 8/6 — El Trio Grande (Mike Stinson, Jesse Dayton & John Evans), 9 pm
Fri, 8/7 — Kenny Brown Band, 9 pm
Sat, 8/8 — Lightnin' Malcolm, 9 pm
Sun, 8/9 — Lightnin' Malcolm, 3 pm

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Weekly/monthly events and activities!
Sign up for e-newsletter at cchecassistant@gmail.com
Friday, August 14 - Cutrer Concert on the Grand Lawn with the Blackwater Trio


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 

Po Monkey’s Lounge

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


Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues 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
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
tba

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
August 14 @ 9:30 pm - Jimbo Mathus
August 21 @ 9:30 pm - Ori Naftaly Band
August 22 @ 9:30 pm - Lightnin’ Malcolm

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
Music TBA but cool stop; owned by bluesman.

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
August:
1 - The Bluesman, 2Xtreme Band
6 - Late Night Karaoke With Matt Collette
7 - The Bluesman, Mr Dillon & The Juke Box
8 - The Bluesman, Pat Brown And The Mellinium Band
13 - Late Night Karaoke With Matt Collette
14 - The Bluesman, Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
15 - The Bluesman, Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
20 - Late Night Karaoke With Matt Collette
21 - The Bluesman, Sorrento Ussery
22 - The Bluesman, Jj Thames
27 - Late Night Karaoke With Matt Collette

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
Tuesdays are Jesse Robinson's night!
8/1 - JJ Thames
8/7 - Kern Pratt
8/14 - Time To Move
8/15 - Mikey B3
8/21 - Sherman Lee Dillon
8/22 - Orin Naftaly
8/28 - Bobcats
8/29 - Andrew Dillon

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).

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

http://www.vicksburgblues.net/
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
Live blues every weekend... Free!
August 1 MR. SiPP The Mississippi Blues Child
August 7-8 GRADY CHAMPiON
August 14-15  KiNG EDWARD
August 21-22  KENT BURNSiDE
August 28-29  EDDiE COTTON

Smoot’s Grocery Blues Lounge
Natchez, MS

319 N Broadway • 601-870-6882
“Coming Soon”

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

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sundays, 5pm...

100 Men Hall

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.
Saturday, August 8  - Boukou Groove



8/14-15 - Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
Jackson, MS

www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com
Chaka Khan, Macy Gray, Isley Bros, Eddie Cotton and more.


SEPTEMBER 2015

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!


Sat.-Sun., 9/5-6 - Mississippi John Hurt Festival, Avalon, MS - www.msjohnhurtmuseum.com

Sat., 9/19 - Delta Blues & Heritage Festival in Greenville, MS - www.deltablues.org


OCTOBER 2015

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!





10/2-3 - “DELTA ROADTRIP!”
Clarksdale to Helena “Sister City Event”
Transportation provided; more info to come; article at
http://www.helena-arkansas.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629964




Delta State University is pleased to announce

the Second International Conference on the Blues.

The conference will be held October 5-6, 2015.

Topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts alike will be presented, including African American musical traditions and their influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; race and ethnicity; and the Mississippi Delta.


Fri.-Sat., 10/2-3 - “DELTA ROADTRIP!” - Clarksdale to Helena “Sister City Event” - Transportation provided; more info to come; article at
http://www.helena-arkansas.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629964

Fri.-Sun., 10/2-4 - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS - 2 stages of blues, rock and more - www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com

Fri.-Sat., 10/2-3 - Mules & Blues Festival, Marks, MS - Starring Denise LaSalle and others... and celebrating Marks’ Mule Train history (and new AmTrak train stop) -  www.quitmancounty-ms.org

Mon.-Tues., 10/5-6 - International Conference on the Blues, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS - http://www.deltastate.edu/president/international-blues-conference/



Fri.-Sat., 10/2-3 - The Bona Fide Blues Festival, Overton Square, Memphis, TN - www.bonafidebluesfest.com



Cat Head — Mississippi's Blues Store
Clarksdale, MS

www.cathead.biz • 662-624-5992
LIVE BLUES NEAR STORE during King Biscuit Blues Fest:
Wed., 10/7 - "Highway 61: Crossroads on the Blues Highway" book signing w/author Derek Bright, 1pm.
Sun., 10/11 - annual CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST starring Big George Brock, Robert "Bilbo" Walker and more Mississippi blues legends! FREE performances. BBQ for sale from Big Red Paden. "Rain or shine." 9am-3pm.

CAT HEAD BUSKING STAGE during Deep Blues Fest:
Thurs 10/15
- 3pm - tba
Fri 10/16
- 3pm - tba
Sat 10/17
- Noon - Bob Bogdal
- 3pm - Black Mountain Moan
Sun 10/18
- Noon - tba
(
Musicians: Want to busk for tips and exposure? If so, please email roger@cathead.biz.)

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 10/9 - FEST WEEKEND - Lucious Spiller (plus BBQ) inside, 6pm-9pm!


Wed.-Sat., 10/7-10 - King Biscuit Blues Festival
Helena, AR

www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
Legendary blues fest just 30 minutes from Clarksdale, MS. Can’t find a hotel in Helena? Stay in Clarksdale. (Clarksdale also feature a full day of blues that Sunday after KBBF.)
Thursday, October 8th
Danny Lancaster 12:00pm – 12:50pm
Sterling Billingsley Band 1:10pm – 2:15pm
Brandon Santini 2:35pm – 3:40pm
Zac Harmon 4:00pm – 5:10pm
Kentucky Headhunters 5:30pm – 6:40pm
Cate Brothers 7:00pm – 8:10pm
Bobby Rush Starting at 8:30pm

Friday, October 9th
Carson Diersing Band
Dylan Doyle Band
Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright 11:00am – 11:35pm
Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain 11:50am – 12:50pm
Austin Walkin’ Cane 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Mississippi Spoonman & Spoonfed Blues 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Super Chikan 1:05pm – 2:10pm
Selby Minner Band 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Reba Russell 2:25pm – 3:30pm
C.W. Gatlin Band 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Samantha Fish 3:50pm – 5:00pm
Wampus Cats 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Anson Funderburgh 5:20pm – 6:30pm
Big Jay Cummings 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Paul Thorn 6:50pm – 8:05pm
Sweet Angel 7:20pm - 8:30pm
Jimmie Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton Starting at 8:25pm
Jimmy Burns Band 8:50pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, October 10th
Noon at Malco Theater - FREE King Biscuit Blues Symposium. Hosted by Don Wilcock and Roger Stolle. Lineup to come.
D.R. Diamond & Birthright Blues Project
Peterson Brothers
David Kimbrough 11:00am – 11:55am
Earnest “Guitar” Roy 12:10pm – 1:10pm
Reverend Robert with Da Bones Man 12:00pm - 12:45pm
June Bug & the Porchlights 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Don McMinn 1:25pm – 2:25pm
Ironing Board Sam 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Kenny Smith, Bob Margolin & Bob Stroger 2:45pm – 3:50pm
Big George Brock & His Houserockers 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Eb Davis 7:20pm - 8:20pm
Larry McCray 4:10pm – 5:15pm
Lil Biscuit 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Andy T & Nick Nixon 5:30pm – 6:40pm
Billy Gibson 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ruthie Foster 7:00pm – 8:10pm
Taj Mahal Starting at 8:30pm
Lucky Peterson 8:50pm - 10:00pm





Deep Blues Festival
Clarksdale, MS

http://deepbluesfest.com/
Thurs.-Sun., 10/15-18 - See web site (click banner) for full lineup. Related blues and more at Cat Head Busking Stage, Rock & Blues Museum Busking Stage, and the jukes/clubs around town!


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WANT MORE CLARKSDALE INFO? Click below:


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

Ride shotgun on a weekly road trip exploring Mississippi’s music, culture and characters

behind the blues. Free webisodes coming soon at www.moonshineandmojohands.com

(For more on the series, search it at www.imdb.com)


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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!

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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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