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) — or $20 Pre-Sale Wristbands 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 go up to $25 and available till 11 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building. 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

JJF KICK OFF EVENT -

Cristen Barnard JJF poster signing, TBA 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: Delta Cinema Lobby

The spacious lobby of the classic Delta Cinema in historic, downtown Clarksdale offers an excellent venue for solo/duo musical performances, posters signings, event merchandise sales and more! Tasty treats available from the Delta Cinema concessions...

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6:15 pm

JJF KICK OFF EVENT - Miss Sarah Awards

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. Sponsored by Miss Del's General Store.

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Where: Delta Cinema Stage

Classic Clarksdale movie and performance theater. Main cinema (there are two) features a live performance stage. Juke Joint Festival features a kick-off concert event on this Delta Cinema Stage every year on the Thursday evening prior to the fest itself. This venue provides a very special visual and listening arena for extra special shows such as the musical "Mosquitoville" (2010) and the North Mississippi String Band (2011). These events are purposely planned for early evening to avoid conflicts with live, nighttime blues at the jukes. Also, plan to arrive early for free lobby music and a poster signing with artist Cristen Barnard (6pm).

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delta-Cinema/165665316779751

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6:30 pm

JJF KICK OFF EVENT - Music TBA

FREE MUSIC sponsored by C Spire Official Wireless Sponsor of Juke Joint Festival

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Where: Delta Cinema Stage

Classic Clarksdale movie and performance theater. Main cinema (there are two) features a live performance stage. Juke Joint Festival features a kick-off concert event on this Delta Cinema Stage every year on the Thursday evening prior to the fest itself. This venue provides a very special visual and listening arena for extra special shows such as the musical "Mosquitoville" (2010) and the North Mississippi String Band (2011). These events are purposely planned for early evening to avoid conflicts with live, nighttime blues at the jukes. Also, plan to arrive early for free lobby music and a poster signing with artist Cristen Barnard (6pm).

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delta-Cinema/165665316779751

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