Saturday April 22, 2017

Rain or Shine!

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Parking Notice - Important!

Many downtown streets will be blocked to parking 2:00 am till 6:00 pm Saturday. Please see this map for more details.

parking_notice.pdf

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14 stages from 10am to 6pm.

Get your wristbands now!

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

10:00 am

JJF ART and WRITING EXHIBIT

THE BANK BUILDING LOCATED AT 123 EAST SECOND
Our community art and writing exhibit begins at 10 am till 5 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students.
We have exceptional talent among our community’s youth and our community enjoys seeing it showcased in the Art Exhibit.

This year's theme for our writing contest: Milestones Blues history is a timeline of milestones, from W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" published as sheet music to Mamie Smith's first blues hit, "Crazy Blues," to the invention of the electric guitar and the British Invasion. What milestones have you reached in your life? What future milestones are you looking forward to? Write about a significant event (in your life or in the world) in the form of a personal essay/memoir, poem, or flash fiction.

New to our 2017 event-Coloring books with a selection of our art and writing students works will be for sale.

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Where: Art & Writing Exhibit-123 EAST SECOND

Our community art & writing exhibit begins at 10 am till 5 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students.

http://www.eventsatthebank.com/about/

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10:00 am

Petting Zoo and Children's Train

Pet and feed the animals from 10am till 5pm. Free. One of our most popular children's event. Ride the train all day at our location on Issaquena, across from the Dutch Oven.

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10:00 am

JJF BUNGEE JUMP

FOR ALL AGES....Free

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10:00 am

JJF Mechanical Bull and Rock Wall

Street will be closed off for these activities. Children ages 3 to adults will enjoy climbing our rock wall. Free fun for all ages.

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Monkeys Riding Dogs

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

Our greatest attraction will be with us for 2 days in 2017, Friday & Saturday

Led by professional rodeo cowboy Tim “WILD THANG” Lepard,Team Ghost Riders is a group of sheep dogs and monkeys, who team together to provide one of the most entertaining traveling acts you will ever see.

"The animals are like family and require 24/7 care to ensure their well-being. When I see the crowd smiling and hear the laughter, it makes all the hard work worthwhile.(Tim)"

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10:45 am

12:45 pm

3:45 pm

5:30 pm

JJF Pig Races

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

11:00 am
Show 1
THREE races per show.
12:00 pm
Show 2
THREE races per show.
1:00 pm
Show 3
THREE races per show.
2:00 pm
Show 4
THREE races per show.
3:00 pm
Show 5
THREE races per show.
4:00 pm
Show 6
THREE races per show.

JJF EVENTS

Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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9:30 am

REGIONS BANK Juke Joint Festival Parade

PLEASE NOTE***LINE UP FOR PARADE REGIONS BANK 211 EAST SECOND STREET!
REGIONS BANK Juke Joint Festival Parade. Bring the kids, your favorite instrument or dress the part...and let's kick off the festival delta-style.
2017 Juke Joint Bride and Groom Kate MacAllister and Bradley Jennings, Juke Joint King Bo Luster, Juke Joint Queen Maggie Lewis, Juke Joint Baby Girl Tatum Dunlap, Juke Joint Baby Boy Jordan Prescott Blair.

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9:30 am

Awards Ceremony-5K & 8K Run and Walk

Award Ceremony for winners of the Juke Joint Festival 5K & 8K Run & Walk.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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10:00 am

STUDENT ART & WRITING AWARDS!

123 EAST SECOND STREET (THE BANK BUILDING) Awards presentation at 10 am. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students till 5 pm.

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Where: The Bank (main stage)

The Bank venue was the original “Bank of Clarksdale” built in 1930. The beautiful marble building is in the Neoclassical/Beaux Arts style. With its towering interior ceiling in the main room, skylights and marble counters, it is the perfect location for hosts who need a large space in which to host their events.

http://www.eventsatthebank.com/about/

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11:00 am

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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12:30 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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2:00 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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3:30 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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5:00 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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7:00 pm

Southern Comfort Blues Bus Shuttle — nighttime shuttle 7pm to 1am

Ride our "Southern Comfort Blues Bus Shuttle" between our official Juke Joint Festival nighttime venues! FESTIVAL WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Bus shuttles start out at hotels (& Expo RV park) around 7pm, and then rotate for the rest of the evening between the clubs and juke joints. (Runs till roughly 1am... but don't miss the last bus, please.)

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Where: Southern Comfort Blues Bus Shuttle

Ride our "Southern Comfort Blues Bus Shuttle" between our official Juke Joint Festival nighttime venues! FESTIVAL WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Bus shuttles start out at hotels (& Expo RV park) around 8pm, and then rotate for the rest of the evening between the clubs and juke joints. (Runs till roughly 1am... but don't miss the last bus, please.)

http://www.jukejointfestival.com/wristbands.php

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RELATED MUSIC

(Cover may apply.)

8:00 am

Blues Breakfast w/David Dunavent

Influenced by these greats, and incorporating a cocktail mixture of Delta, Texas, and Chicago blues.

http://artistecard.com/daviddunaventandevollove#!/bio

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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10:00 am

Blues & Breakfast w/Shy & Bill Perry

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and Shy Perry have travelled extensively as a duet and full band for years. They were recently one of the main musical acts on European Blues Cruise 2016 that sailed on the Mediterranean Sea from Marseille, France to Naples, Rome, and Bastia, Italy. Shy and Bill performed in Marseille and had 5 shows on the ship Croisieres De France.

http://billhowlnmaddperry.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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11:00 am

Blues & Breakfast w/ Ghalia

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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12:00 pm

Blues & Lunch Crawfish Boil & Regular Menu

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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12:00 pm

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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12:00 pm

TBA

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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1:00 pm

Adrian and Carla Kosky

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Meraki Roasting Company - Freshly Roasted Artisan Coffee roasted in house supporting our youth entrepreneurship program. Come visit our roastery to try our current coffee profiles. Pastries made by local vendors. www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
Meraki Market- Food and handmade items made by local artisans and students. Local produce, Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, local honey, fresh baked bread, craft beer and more. . www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Festival Hours: Thursday 9:30AM- 9:00PM Friday 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM Saturday 7:00AM- 1:00 AM Sunday 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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1:00 pm

Jeb Sparks

Jed plays the old school style of blues. Listen in and you can hear the roots of jazz & rock music.

http://jedsparks.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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2:00 pm

Matthew Jay & Jimbo Mack

With roots going back to the Ozark Region of Southwest Missouri & influences ranging from John Lee Hooker to Hank Senior, Matthew J Brings experience, authenticity, and a unique touch to his blues. Jimbo Mack has over 40 years of performing both Rock and Blues. Getting his start in the 1970’s touring the U.S. on a Triumph Chopper drifting from town to town he cut his teeth as a session and sit-in bassist during the latter part of Americana Music’s formative years.

https://matthewjandjimbomack.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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2:00 pm

Where: Gimme Gumbo Gallery

GimmeGumbo Art Gallery

Corner of Delta & 3rd St. 662-302-1256. Debbie Watson Gimmegumbo@icloud.com
Open April 19 - 24
Saturday, 2 - 3 ish Meet, Greet, Eat, & relax with Music by Wayne & Reba Russell and Friends
Exceptional rare works from beloved Mississippian Delta Artist, John Fewkes, (1956-2016). Unique custom candles by Delta Flame. Art by California painter Susan Conditt. Talented Memphis artist Marlee Howard vibrant acrylic or watercolors originals and prints on canvas in both large and small format are not to be missed. Memphis Artist and Musician, Wayne Russell, will be selling Original Paintings and Framed Prints. Wayne and Marlee will be available to sign, personalize purchases.

http://www.gimmegumbogallery.com

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2:00 pm

RL Superbad

Robin Lane is the heart of an act that continually conjures up the memory of Mr. Tater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtGiID3rT_A

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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2:00 pm

Bill Abel

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Abel-192999535686/

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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2:00 pm

All Seeing Eyes

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Where: Lambfish Art Co.

Joey Young is a potter and painter from the Mississippi Delta; his work exhibits regional influences shaped by the complicated coexistence of cultures steeped in blues music, agriculture, and religion. Young's creations include functional pottery, raw landscapes rooted in a pastoral realism and expressionistic figures portraying universal and regional alienation.

https://www.facebook.com/Lambfish-Art-Company-178252968880416/

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3:00 pm

Dirk & Robin Lane

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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3:00 pm

Harp, Hart & Bones

The traditional blues trio Harp, Hart & Bones consists of ‘Fast Eddie’ Consolmagno on harmonica and slide guitar, Bill ‘Dock’ Hart on resonator guitar, and Randy ‘da Bones Man’ Seppala on drums and folk percussion. Harp, Hart & Bones (H2B) draw their material largely from the blues tradition that dates to the 1920s and extends barely into the early 1950s. It was a time when bands of two or three people were common, playing on record, at dance parties, traveling shows and clubs. Unlike the urban blues and rock music that followed, it was a study in the essentials...acoustic-based music set against steady and syncopated rhythms with music responsibilities shared evenly to create one sound.

https://www.facebook.com/Harp-Hart-Bones-280768232082605/

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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3:30 pm

Chris Campos and Kandis Webb

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Meraki Roasting Company - Freshly Roasted Artisan Coffee roasted in house supporting our youth entrepreneurship program. Come visit our roastery to try our current coffee profiles. Pastries made by local vendors. www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
Meraki Market- Food and handmade items made by local artisans and students. Local produce, Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, local honey, fresh baked bread, craft beer and more. . www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Festival Hours: Thursday 9:30AM- 9:00PM Friday 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM Saturday 7:00AM- 1:00 AM Sunday 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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4:00 pm

David Dunavent & Evol Love Band

David Dunavent and EVOL LOVE is a hard hitting blues rock band hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta. David, the front man and namesake, has played along side blues legends like Bill "Howl n Madd" Perry, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, current Blues sensation Jarekus Singleton, and many more before striking out on his own.

http://artistecard.com/daviddunaventandevollove#!/bio

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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4:15 pm

Lewis Czamanske

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Meraki Roasting Company - Freshly Roasted Artisan Coffee roasted in house supporting our youth entrepreneurship program. Come visit our roastery to try our current coffee profiles. Pastries made by local vendors. www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
Meraki Market- Food and handmade items made by local artisans and students. Local produce, Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, local honey, fresh baked bread, craft beer and more. . www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Festival Hours: Thursday 9:30AM- 9:00PM Friday 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM Saturday 7:00AM- 1:00 AM Sunday 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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4:15 pm

Taylor Craven

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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5:00 pm

Blackwater Trio

Clarksdale's most popular non-blues act is this mostly acoustic trio.

http://www.blackwatertrio.com

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Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 8pm BILL ABEL BAND Saturday: 5pm BLACKWATER TRIO 8pm MISSISSIPPI BIGFOOT--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3pm DUWAYNE BURNSIDE

https://www.levons.net/

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5:00 pm

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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5:15 pm

Crawfish Boil & Reg Menu w/Taylor Made Blues Band

The Taylor Made Blues Band brings together four talented and respected blues artists whose love of and talent for the blues is infectious. The band was formed when singer “Michissippi” Mick Kolassa decided to start touring on a regular basis. Joined by David Dunavent on lead guitar and backing vocals, John Allouise on bass and vocals and Joe Eagle on drums, the quartet delivers rock solid blues in a show that keeps audiences coming back.

http://www.mimsmick.com/band/

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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5:30 pm

Stacey Mitchhart Blues Band

Stacy Mitchhart has built a worldwide fan base thanks to phenomenal live performances, national television exposure, radio airplay, loyal enthusiastic fans and aggressive marketing and merchandising campaigns. His masterful guitar work and strong vocals have been the driving forces behind his successful career.

http://stacymitchhart.com/index.html

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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6:00 pm

Deak Harp

Deak Harp has been playing harmonica since he was 12 years old. His biggest early inspiration came when his brother introduced him to the music of James Cotton. Deak followed Cotton's band along the east coast for close to five years before Cotton offered Deak a job driving his van. For the next six years, Deak toured with the James Cotton blues band, eventually opening acts and playing along with "Superharp" himself.

http://www.deakharp.com

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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6:00 pm

Dicky James & Night Shift

Dicky James is an American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is a highly skilled performer specializing in Chicago, Memphis, and Mississippi Hill Country style Blues. Over the years, Dicky has shared the stage with such Blues greats as: Little Joe Berson, Barrelhouse Chuck, Cedric Burnside, David Kimbrough III, Dan McCafferty, Earl the Pearl Banks, Robert Belfour, Koko Taylor, Grady Champion, Watermelon Slim, Biscuit Miller, Blind Mississippi Morris, Rod Piazza, Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows, Mick Kolassa, The Blue Flames, Stacy Mitchhart, Washboard Shorty, Blue (Gill) Fuller, and his good friend Sean “Bad Apple”.

http://www.dickyjames.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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6:00 pm

Justin Zamm

With playing described as "elegant and flawless" by Soundboard Magazine (2007), Justin Zamm received his B.M. and M.M. (Master of Music) degrees and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music as a student of Nicholas Goluses and Paul O'Dette. He won first-prize at both the 2005 D'Addario Classical Guitar Competition in Ithaca, NY and the 2007 Rosario International Guitar Competition in Akron, OH. Recent performances have brought him from his home of Norwalk, CT to Buffalo, London, Rochester, Clarksdale, and the World Youth Congress in Quebec City, Canada.

https://www.gigmasters.com/guitar/justin-zamm

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Where: Yazoo Pass Espresso Bistro & Bakery

A cup of coffee with class. In downtown Clarksdale, MS enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry while relaxing in the cozy atmosphere of Yazoo Pass. The espresso bar and bistro serves up fresh ingredients at this welcoming breakfast and lunch spot. The warm colors and clean aesthetic provide a classy location for a breakfast meeting, lunch group, or coffee chat session in the booths, couch area, or at the community table- or stay a while and enjoy the complimentary wireless internet.

http://yazoopass.com

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6:00 pm

Pork Chop Willie

Led by singer-guitarist Bill Hammer and violinist Melissa Tong, Pork Chop Willie is fueled by grooves, grit, honesty and passion as well as a unique blend of down-home and uptown musicianship.

http://porkchopwillie.com

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Where: Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge? It's the definition of a real-deal Mississippi juke joint. Don't expect to be spoiled with amenities. All you need is a been-there-done-that owner, some beers as big as your head and some "live" blues you'll never forget. (Oh, and MAYBE something out front on the grill.) This is how blues became blues... how the music grew up out of the cotton fields and onto a round piece of vinyl. Speaking of which, the building itself was called "Levine's Music Center" back in the day, and it's where Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm bought the instruments that played the first rock 'n roll song. Yeah, Red's is the real thing for sure...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Blues-Club/163702543685722

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6:00 pm

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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6:00 pm

Davis Coen

Coen’s recordings are strongly rooted in blues, country and religious-based music. He characterizes his style as ‘contemporary country-blues’…a modern culmination of the hodgepodge of musical influences absorbed from living in the Mid-Southern U.S. and continual touring.

http://daviscoen.com

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Where: Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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6:45 pm

Berklee college of music with Super Chickan

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Meraki Roasting Company - Freshly Roasted Artisan Coffee roasted in house supporting our youth entrepreneurship program. Come visit our roastery to try our current coffee profiles. Pastries made by local vendors. www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
Meraki Market- Food and handmade items made by local artisans and students. Local produce, Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, local honey, fresh baked bread, craft beer and more. . www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Festival Hours: Thursday 9:30AM- 9:00PM Friday 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM Saturday 7:00AM- 1:00 AM Sunday 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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RELATED EVENTS

(Cover may apply.)

Where: Virtual Reality Experience Center

Come on in and try it! 119 East Second Street

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9:00 am

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower (Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: 662-627-4070 or 902-7841. Catfish Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cottonwood log. Partnership with Spring Initiative and GRIOT ARTS youth programs. This project supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission. All ages welcome. We provide instruction, tools and safety equipment. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents. Contact: Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Paddling on the Sunflower River

9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday (Pick your time and stay out as long as you want) Canoe or kayak or SUP. Paddle the beautiful (and muddy!) Sunflower River through downtown Clarksdale with the “back-door view” of Red’s Lounge, The Riverside Hotel. Possible run through a Delta Wilderness with a take-out at Hopson Plantation. Meet Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: 662-627-4070 or 902-7841. See below for options & rates.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

1Mississippi -- Can the River Count on You?

9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday Ongoing Exhibit and Southern campaign headquarters for the 1Mississippi River Citizen Program. Come on over and learn about how you can help protect and better the waters of America, our drinking water, swimming water & lifeblood of the nation. Become a River Citizen and join us in making the Mississippi River sparkle like the beautiful “Queen of Rivers” that she is. Contact: Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or email markriver@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

New Exhibit- "Parchman"

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. DBM open "Parchman" photos by Kim Rushing, the first outside photographer allowed to photograph inmates.

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Where: Delta Blues Museum

Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is the state’s oldest music museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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10:00 am

ASPIRE Motorcycle Rally

ASPIRE (Assisting Single Parents In Realizing Education) of N Delta MS non-profit Motorcycle Rally, Ride & Fundraiser. Old Harvest Foods parking lot at E 2nd & Desoto. Registration 8am. Ride 10am. Info 662-624-5776, aspirendms.org

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10:00 am

Clarksdale Classic Limo

til 6:30. Then location moves to JLHooker and Third Street. Service until 2 am. $10.00 per person. 662-400-8665

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11:00 am

Tie dying workshop

Outside-278 Sunflower Ave- Free to community

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Where: Griot Arts

Griot Arts Inc. is a non profit organization committed to fostering compassion and creativity in order to produce a community that pursues beauty, justice and healing in Clarksdale, MS. Griot Arts creatively addresses the problems of the generational poverty cycle in Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta by giving young people the resources and the empowerment they need to support themselves and their families and become responsible citizens able to contribute to their community

http://www.griotarts.com

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11:00 am

Hayden G. Hall Art Gallery Pop-Up

Opening show reception. Thursday 5pm-8pm. Friday 1pm-5pm. Saturday 11am-5pm

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Where: Former Oxbow Restaurant

Opening show reception. Thursday 5pm-8pm. Friday 1pm-5pm. Saturday 11am-5pm

http://www.oxbowclarksdale.com

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4:30 pm

Crawfish Boil & Regular Menu

With music by Taylor Made Blues Band w/ Mick Kolas.

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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6:30 pm

Clarksdale Classic Limo

Service until 2 am. $10.00 per person. 662-400-8665

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