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)
• Early November, 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 Deep Blues Fest.

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






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.
-
MS Blues Trail * Gulfport Boogie Marker Unveiling Ceremony * Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3 p.m. * Gulfport, Mississippi



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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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!
Sun., 2/1 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm
Fri., 2 /6 - live blues TBA, 9pm
Sat., 2/7 - Lightnin' Malcolm, 9pm
Sun., 2/8 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 2/13 - Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry & Friends, 9pm
Sat., 2/14 - Leo “Bud” Welch (w/film event), 9pm
Sun., 2/15 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 2/20 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 2/21 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sun., 2/22 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm
Fri., 2/27 - Leo “Bud” Welch (just mentioned in
Rolling Stone magazine!!), 9pm
Sat., 2/28 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 9pm
Sun., 2/29 - Deak Harp, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
(music starts 8pm during week and 9pm on weekends)
Wed., 2/4 - Marshall Hopper, 8pm
2/4 Marshall Harper
2/5 Preston Rumbaugh & Henry Swain Club
2/6 Albert King Jr & Final Touch
2/7 Rock Night w/ Phil Vaught
2/11 La La & Element 88
2/12 Razorblade
2/13 Ghost Town Blues Band
2/14 Delta Crush
2/18 Steve Kolbus
2/19 David Dunavent and The Evol Love Band
2/20 Heavy Suga and The SweeTones
2/21 Juke Joint Allstars
2/25 Blues Gate Jamz
2/26 Blues Jam w/Lala
2/27 Ori Naftaly Band
2/28 Rock Night with The Chad Wesley Band

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

Wednesdays - Big A & Allstars w/Space Cowboy EVERY WEDNESDAY at Club 2000!
Fri., 2/6 - Big A & the Allstars, 9pm

The Bank
Clarksdale, MS
(Yazoo Ave. & E. 2nd St.)
Thurs., 2/5 - 7:30 PM - GRACE ASKEW plays the "Upscale Nighttime Garage Sale/Bash. Hosted by Randall Andrews."

Clarksdale Train Depot
Clarksdale, MS
(326 Blues Alley, next to Dutch Oven)
Sat., 2/7 - Barefoot Workshops photography screening of "A Week in Clarksdale," featuring photo essays.
Fri., 2/27 - Barefoot Workshops presents 2 new Clarksdale film shorts featuring New Roxy/Robin Colonas and young bluesman Omar Gordon, 7pm; 7pm at new Clarksdale Tourism Office inside historic Train Depot, downtown (Issaquena & 3rd St.).

New Roxy
Clarksdale, MS
(363 Issaquena Ave.)
Sat., 2/14 - Lonely Hearts (not your standard Valentine's) event w/live music , 8pm

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 2/9 - Deak Harp & Friends, 7:30pm
Mon., 2/16 - Da Bones Man & Jim Koppel Delta Coasters, 7:30pm
Mon., 2/23 - Watermelon Slim & Mack (The Voice France), 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm:
2/3 - Marshall Hopper
2/10 - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry
2/17 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
2/24 - Dave Duncan & Stan Street
Thurs., 2/26 - Cary Hudson, 8pm

THE REAL DELTA
Clarksdale, MS
(216 3rd St.)

Sat., 2/14 - Valentine's Day Lounge Event w/music & more, 7pm


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

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
Feb 13 blackwater trio
Feb 14 marshall hopper
Feb 20 Taylor Bailey
Feb 27 Allana Mosley

Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(352 Delta Ave.)
Fridays @ 8pm - Cactus & Stud blues duo.

CLARKSDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
Clarksdale, MS
(506 E. 2nd St.)

Sat., 2/14 - Valentine’s Southern Soul/Soul Blues show w/David Brinston, Otis "TCB" Taylor & Narvel Echols, 8:30pm


Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 2/12 - Aggie's Night of Romance at The Cutrer Mansion with Aggie Food Science Students cooking and bluesman Big A & Allstars performing!
Thurs., 2/26 - PER CUTRER/CCHEC: "For the Love of Books Gala" February 26. You can get your tickets at the library now for this new event in support of the Community Book Talks Lecture Series. The gala will take place from 5:30-8:30 at our partner organization, the CCHEC (the Cutrer Mansion 109 Clark Street) Thursday, February 26. It will be a fun and unique evening of music and readings from items in our historical collections. As of now, entertainment will be provided by Sarah Levingston and Alice Hasen. We anticipate additions to our lineup, and we will let you know of the reading lineup as well." See flyer below.
In other Lecture Series News, we are pleased to announce that the season will kick off with widely acclaimed children's and young adult author Sharon Draper on March 19. Ms. Draper is a New York Times-bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. She is perhaps best known for Tears of a Tiger, and her latest book is Stella by Starlight.

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)
Fri., 2/27 - Justin Zamm, 7pm


Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Feb 7  Joe Kendall Band.
Feb 21 Holly Peel Band
Feb 28 Walt Busby Band

Juke Joint Chapel/RUST Restaurant at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Wed, 2/1—Alphonso Sanders, 7pm
Fri, 2/6—Cary Morin, 8pm
Sat, 2/7—Cary Hudson, 7pm
Thursday 2/12 — Walt Busby, 7pm
Friday 2/13 — Side Street Steppers, 7pm
Saturday 2/14 — TBD, 7pm
Wed., 2/25 - John Paul Keith solo for Happy Hour


ISLE OF CAPRI
(Lula, MS)

Sat., 2/28 - Clarksdale's WROX Radio presents Blues Brews BBQ benefit for St. Jude Hospital, 7pm. Info: 662-627-1450.



Gateway to the Blues Museum - NEW!
Tunica, MS
Thurs., 2/19 -
Grand opening at 3:30pm and “everyone is welcome to attend.”


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 

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
tba

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Regular events, including occasional live music...
Thursday, February 5 - Tune into Black History Month at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 5 - Jazz it Up with Dr. Alphonso Sanders at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11 - Created Equal Film Series: A Loving Story at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18 - Be Smart & Control Your Diabetes monthly seminar w/a screening 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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.
FEB:
5 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Open Mic
6 The Blues Man; Mr Dillon’s Jukebox
7 The Blues Man; The "Legendary" House Rockers
12 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Open Mic
13 The Blues Man
14 The Blues Man; 2Xtreme Band
19 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Open Mic
20 The Blues Man; Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
21 The Blues Man; Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound
26 The Blues Man, Car Wreck Blues, Open Mic
27 The Blues Man; The Lucky Hand Blues Band
28 The Blues Man

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...
FEB:
6 - Mikey B3
7 - Dexter Allen
14 - John Nemeth
15 - Ghost Town Blues Band
20 - Time to Move
21 - Mr. Sipp
27 - Southern Komfort
28 - Ori Naftaly

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
February 6-7   MR. SIPP the Mississippi Blues Child
February 13-14   EDDIE COTTON
February 20-21   BERNIE JENKINS
February 27-28   GRADY CHAMPION

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 14, 2015 - Zena Moses & Rue Fiya. Ticket Information contact Kerrie at 228-342-5770.



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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!

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!
Fri., 3/20 - Gospel bluesman LEO “BUD” WELCH’s 83rd Birthday Blues Bash at Red’s, 9pm!

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.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 3/2 - La La, 7:30pm

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tues., 3/3 - The Blues Doctors, 8pm
Thurs., 3/5 - Meghan Meike, 8pm
Tues., 3/10 - Watermelon Slim, 8pm

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

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

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
tba

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 3/26 - PER CUTRER/CCHEC: "In Book Talk Lecture Series News, we are pleased to announce that the season will kick off with widely acclaimed children's and young adult author Sharon Draper on March 19. Ms. Draper is a New York Times-bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. She is perhaps best known for
Tears of a Tiger, and her latest book is Stella by Starlight. If you'd like to help with our lecture events, please contact Sarah Ruskey at 624-4461.”

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

www.ameristarcasinos.com
4116 Washington Street; 601-638-1000
March 6-7   MR. SiPP the Mississippi Blues Child
March 13-14   EDDiE COTTON
March 20-21     The BLUEBiRDS featuring Kenny Bill Stinson
March 27-28  VASTi JACKSON 

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!

Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
Clarksdale, MS
www.jukejointfestival.com
“Come for Saturday’s festival, but party with us Thursday through Sunday, y’all!”
- Thurs., 4/9 - 5pm-8pm - DELTA CINEMA (lobby & stage) - FREE Juke Joint Festival Kick-off party starring MS Hill Country blues legend ROBERT “WOLFMAN” BELFOUR (main stage, 6:30pm) with opening act Sean “Bad” Apple & Big Boy Martin Grant (lobby, 5pm). Also on the main cinema stage: local student performers and more! Poster signing with Cristen Barnard in the lobby, plus JJFest T-shirt sales and pre-sale wristbands for Saturday’s nighttime venues.
- Fri., 4/10 - RELATED EVENTS AROUND TOWN - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!
- Sat., 4/11 - JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL (mainly downtown) - The actual world-famous festival itself with a dozen daytime stages, 20 nighttime venues, dozens of street vendors, racing pigs, children’s activities and much, much more! The official daytime events on 4/11 are FREE! For your Saturday-only nighttime venue wristband, go to http://www.jukejointfestival.com/fest_events.php and buy pre-sale now!
- Sun., 4/12 - RELATED EVENTS including Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, 2nd St. Blues Party & more - Watch this calendar for exciting blues events and more all around Clarksdale’s historic downtown and beyond!
HOTEL ROOMS, CAMPING & MORE AT: http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html



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

tba

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

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...

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
tba

Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC)
Clarksdale, MS
Thurs., 4/23 - PER CUTRER/CCHEC: "In Book Talk Lecture Series News, we are very pleased to have mystery-favorite Ace Atkins speaking April 23. Atkins received a nomination for a Pulitzer for his work as a reporter, and he has since written numerous novels, including the continuations of the Robert B. Parker
Spenser series. If you'd like to help with our lecture events, please contact Sarah Ruskey at 624-4461.”

Foxfire Ranch
Waterford, MS

www.foxfireranch.com
Sun., 4/5 - Leo “Bud” Welch CD Release Party & Show w/special guests like Robert “Bilbo” Walker and Cedric Burnside! 5pm till.


PLAN NOW FOR 2016...

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.

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!
Fri., 5/1 - Celebrate Mississippi-born blues legend BIG GEORGE BROCK’s 83rd birthday party as he returns home to Clarksdale for one night only!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

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

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...

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

YAZOO PASS
Clarksdale, MS

(Yazoo Ave.)


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

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
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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