Friday April 12, 2019

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

10:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES

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, 4/13, 2019 ONLY and include venue stages and 20+ musical acts. BUY $20 PRE-SALE NOW ON-LINE $25.00 Wristbands are on sale Thurs, April 11th 10 am to 5 pm & Fri, April 12th 10 am to 6 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. (downtown, across from Nellie Mays). On Sat 4/13, $25.00 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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Monkeys Riding Dogs

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

Our greatest attraction will be with us for 2 days in 2018, 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

5:15 pm

JJF EVENTS

10:30 am

Call And Response with Big Jon Short

Moderated by Big Jon Short. Blues artist/educator leads the Juke Joint Festival discussion, joined by TBA (morning session) and TBA (afternoon session). In the Delta Blues Museum classroom, at 10:30AM & 1:30PM

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Stage and classroom for unique blues education programs. Within the Museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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Who: TBA

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10:45 am

Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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12:45 pm

Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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1:30 pm

Call And Response with Big Jon Short

Moderated by Big Jon Short. Blues artist/educator leads the Juke Joint Festival discussion, joined by TBA (morning session) and TBA (afternoon session). In the Delta Blues Museum classroom, at 10:30AM & 1:30PM

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Stage and classroom for unique blues education programs. Within the Museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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Who: TBA

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Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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4:00 pm

Early Packet Pick Up for 5K/8K Race

April 12, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Packet pickup and early race day registration. Location TBA

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Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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6:00 pm

THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: JJF Edition!

Special Clarksdale appearance of THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO hosted by JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL. FREE & open to public - Live radio show taping featuring live blues by TBA plus literary guest TBA from 6pm-7pm. BRING A LAWN CHAIR, y'all. (Beverages available at New Roxy bar.)

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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: TBA

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