Thursday April 12, 2018

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

10:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES - Pre-sale

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS are required for Saturday night's main event (plus daytime history bus tours and nighttime shuttle buses). Festival wristbands are VALID SATURDAY, 4/14,2018 ONLY and include 20+ participating venues and 20+ musical acts. BUY NOW ON-LINE (click here) — Wristbands are on sale Thurs & Fri, 4/12-13 till 5 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. (downtown, across from Cat Head). On Sat 4/14, wristbands are available 10 am till 11 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. Saturday night $25 wristbands will also be available @ select venue doors; see event program for details. JJF strongly recommends buying wristbands in advance since a sellout is possible.

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Where: Juke Joint Festival Headquarters

The official Juke Joint Festival Headquarters is conveniently located at 243 Delta Avenue in downtown Clarksdale (basically across the street from Cat Head).

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10:00 am

JJF MERCHANDISE SALES - T-shirts, hats, posters

10 am to 5 pm. 243 Delta. T-shirts, hats and other festival merchandise.

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Where: Juke Joint Festival Headquarters

The official Juke Joint Festival Headquarters is conveniently located at 243 Delta Avenue in downtown Clarksdale (basically across the street from Cat Head).

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JJF EVENTS

5:00 pm

Free JJF KICK-OFF w/music by Sean 'Bad' Apple & more!

Cristen Barnard JJF poster signing, Sean 'Bad' Apple blues performance, and JJF Pre-sale Wristband sales in cinema lobby. FREE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT courtesy of C Spire, Official Wireless Sponsor of Juke Joint Festival.

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Where: New Roxy (front bar stage)

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. After deteriorating over a 30-year vacancy, this iconic building is being resurrected as a vibrant music, art, and theater venue for you to discover and enjoy.

Step inside to experience the regrowth—original sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, space for dancing, drinking, dining—all beneath a gorgeous view of the night sky through the open rooftop.

We are open throughout the year for events such as festivals, theater performances, film screenings and private parties. Two separate areas await your arrival. The front bar features a small, intimate stage (now fully covered and weather-proof) while the open-air main stage provides ample room for larger productions.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming events! The New Roxy has it all, with an easy online ticketing system for select events for your convenience.
Be a part of making history!

http://www.newroxy.com

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Who: Sean 'Bad' Apple

Baptized in the fire water of Clarksdale, MS., Sean “Bad” Apple began his spiritual journey of learning the blues by seeking out the old blues musicians that were willing to share their years of knowledge. Sean is working hard to keep Hill Country Blues alive and well. People are always in for a good show and never leave disappointed when the Bad Apple is on the stage

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6:15 pm

Free JJF KICK-OFF - Miss Sarah Awards & Festival Welcome

MISS SARAH AWARDS Presentation (theater), 6:15pm. Starting in 2010, the "Miss Sarah Award" has been awarded to one living and one passed member of the Clarksdale community who has 'given back' notably in the areas of blues, tourism and/or community support. The award is named for the late Miss Sarah Moore -- a long-time blues supporter and founder of world-famous Sarah's Kitchen. Miss Sarah passed away in 2009.

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Where: New Roxy (main stage)

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. After deteriorating over a 30-year vacancy, this iconic building is being resurrected as a vibrant music, art, and theater venue for you to discover and enjoy.

Step inside to experience the regrowth—original sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, space for dancing, drinking, dining—all beneath a gorgeous view of the night sky through the open rooftop.

We are open throughout the year for events such as festivals, theater performances, film screenings and private parties. Two separate areas await your arrival. The front bar features a small, intimate stage (now fully covered and weather-proof) while the open-air main stage provides ample room for larger productions.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming events! The New Roxy has it all, with an easy online ticketing system for select events for your convenience.
Be a part of making history!

http://www.newroxy.com

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Who: Miss Sarah Awards

PAST RECIPIENTS OF "MISS SARAH AWARD": 2010 --- Miss Sarah Moore & Robert Birdsong 2011 - Wesley "Junebug" Jefferson & Red Paden 2012 Big Jack Johnson & Panny Mayfield 2013 - Sid Graves & Frank "Rat" Ratliff 2014 - James "T-Model" Ford & Bill Luckett 2015 - Robert "Wolfman" Belfour & Robin Colonas Who will receive the honor this year? Come and find out!

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6:30 pm

Free JJF KICK-OFF w/Roots Magic blues/jazz band from Italy

Roots Music is a horn-based blues/jazz band from Italy that specializes in edgy jazz versions of Delta blues songs on acclaimed albums like "Last Kind Words" and "Hoodoo Magic" (Clean Feed Records). This, the band's first US tour, is based around its JJFest shows in the land of the crossroads. FREE MUSIC sponsored by C Spire Official Wireless Sponsor of Juke Joint Festival

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Where: New Roxy (main stage)

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. After deteriorating over a 30-year vacancy, this iconic building is being resurrected as a vibrant music, art, and theater venue for you to discover and enjoy.

Step inside to experience the regrowth—original sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, space for dancing, drinking, dining—all beneath a gorgeous view of the night sky through the open rooftop.

We are open throughout the year for events such as festivals, theater performances, film screenings and private parties. Two separate areas await your arrival. The front bar features a small, intimate stage (now fully covered and weather-proof) while the open-air main stage provides ample room for larger productions.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming events! The New Roxy has it all, with an easy online ticketing system for select events for your convenience.
Be a part of making history!

http://www.newroxy.com

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Who: Roots Magic

Roots Music is a horn-based blues/jazz band from Italy that specializes in edgy jazz versions of Delta blues songs on albums like "Last Kind Words" and "Hoodoo Magic" (Clean Feed Records). This US tour, the band's first, is based around its JJFest shows in the land of the crossroads.

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