Saturday April 13, 2019

15 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.
2019 Writing Contest Theme: A Celebration of Unity In a world of differences where words can divide, music unites us. Music is often described as the universal language, a common bond we all understand. In fact, the annual Juke Joint Festival brings together a variety of people from dozens of states and different countries around the world. What have you done to bring people together and make the world a more harmonious place? Write about your experience with unity in the form of a personal essay/memoir, poem, or flash fiction. For writing information contact: jenniferlynnringo@gmail.com

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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

Pet and feed the animals from 10am till 5pm. Free. One of our most popular children's event.

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10:00 am

JJF BUNGEE JUMP

FOR ALL AGES....Free

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10:00 am

JJF 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 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 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

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.
2019 Juke Joint Bride and Groom TBA, Juke Joint King TBA, Juke Joint Queen TBA, Juke Joint Baby Girl TBA, Juke Joint Baby Boy TBA.

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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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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. 2018 Writing Contest Theme: A Celebration of Unity. In a world of differences where words can divide, music unites us. Music is often described as the universal language, a common bond we all understand. In fact, the annual Juke Joint Festival brings together a variety of people from dozens of states and different countries around the world. What have you done to bring people together and make the world a more harmonious place? Write about your experience with unity in the form of a personal essay/memoir, poem, or flash fiction. For writing information contact: jenniferlynnringo@gmail.com

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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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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 Nellie Mays).

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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 Nellie Mays).

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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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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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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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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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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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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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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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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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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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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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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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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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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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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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