2018 Venues

200 Block of Yazoo Avenue

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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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123 EAST SECOND

Beside the Dutch Oven and Hopson Commissary

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Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: 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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235 Yazoo Avenue

Bluesberry Cafe

.FRI APRIL 13
10AM BREAKFAST AND BLUES WITH "ROBERT KIMBROUGH" 12am CRAW FISH BOIL REG MENU MUFFULETTAS WITH "LALA :CRAIG" 4PM CRAW Fish Boil and dinner menu "Lucious SPILLER"
SAT APRIL 14 9AM BLUES AND BREAKFAST WITH GHALIA VAUTHIER 12PM CRAWFISH BOIL AND REG MENU WITH AGATHIE SWISS BLUES BAND 6pm Dinner and Craw Fish Boil with DICKY JAMES and Nite Shift
SUN APRIL 15 10AM BLUES and Breakfast with ROBERT KIMBROUGH 5pm Jam hosted by BIG T WATERMELON SLIM AND DICKY James

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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE sidewalk performances! Please tip your musicians, y'all

http://www.cathead.biz

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252 Delta Ave.

Club 2000

Funky little place with great live music- when they have it. Friendly- very friendly hosts that treat you well.

http://thefrontlinemusic.com/tag/club-2000/

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349 Issaquenna Clarksdale, MS 38614

Coahoma Collective

The nonprofit Coahoma Collective is developing the Travelers Hotel, a 20-room, artist-run hotel that will open in early 2019. Come by to learn more about the hotel and our other downtown revitalization projects. And if you're an entrepreneurial artist looking to spend more time in Clarksdale, we'd love to talk to you!

http://www.facebook.com/CoahomaCollective

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145 Delta Avenue

Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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1 Commissary Road

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

Clarksdale, MS is located in the Mississippi delta and is famously home to many artists. The Crossroads Cultural Arts Center will include an art gallery, creative spaces for learning, performance space, a visiting artists loft, and retail space. The Center would be infused with the works of traditional and contemporary Delta musicians and visual artists, with an emphasis on local African-American artists and their traditions.

https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsCulturalArtsCenter/

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332 Delta Avenue

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (backroom stage)

The newest kid on the block, located on the corner of Delta ave. and Blues Alley, 'now how down home is dat'. Equipped with a street side bar open daily with pool tables, games, flat screen viewing , juke box jams and Ice cold beer and beverages, giving you that local feel only Clarksdale can provide. Then once you go thru the 'big hole in da wall' and fade to black, its an unexpected experience with a dance floor, tables, booths, a separate bar and grill for your enjoyment and newly added mainstage for your entertainment. Local radio station disc jockeys play the grooves nightly and blues icons and other artist perform live @ Delta Blues Alley Caf� blues lounge. Local legends and up incoming stars like Robert Bilbro Walker, David Kimbrough and the Kimbrough Family, Cops by day, blues in the heat of the night, Otis TCB Taylor and main stage band, and Rickey Burton and all soul band, plus many more have graced our stage and are scheduled for upcoming events. Also coming Soon, the Saturday Night Fish Fry with Jaka Sherrie from one of the longest running blues program in the Mississippi Delta with live broadcast on Delta Force 3 radio and Bluesday 2'sday with live bands every Tuesday Night, and couple 2 for 1 admission and specials. Delta Blues Alley Caf� blues lounge welcomes you to the place where hard times and struggle fell in love, and the blues was born.

https://www.facebook.com/dbacinfo/

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352 Delta Avenue

Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front bar)

The newest kid on the block, located on the corner of Delta ave. and Blues Alley, 'now how down home is dat'. Equipped with a street side bar open daily with pool tables, games, flat screen viewing , juke box jams and Ice cold beer and beverages, giving you that local feel only Clarksdale can provide. Then once you go thru the 'big hole in da wall' and fade to black, its an unexpected experience with a dance floor, tables, booths, a separate bar and grill for your enjoyment and newly added mainstage for your entertainment. Local radio station disc jockeys play the grooves nightly and blues icons and other artist perform live @ Delta Blues Alley Caf� blues lounge. Local legends and up incoming stars like Robert Bilbro Walker, David Kimbrough and the Kimbrough Family, Cops by day, blues in the heat of the night, Otis TCB Taylor and main stage band, and Rickey Burton and all soul band, plus many more have graced our stage and are scheduled for upcoming events. Also coming Soon, the Saturday Night Fish Fry with Jaka Sherrie from one of the longest running blues program in the Mississippi Delta with live broadcast on Delta Force 3 radio and Bluesday 2'sday with live bands every Tuesday Night, and couple 2 for 1 admission and specials. Delta Blues Alley Caf� blues lounge welcomes you to the place where hard times and struggle fell in love, and the blues was born.

https://www.facebook.com/dbacinfo/

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352 Delta Avenue

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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Delta Blues Museum Classroom

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

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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Delta Furniture

Delta Furniture owned by Jim Youngblood has a friendly staff to help you find just what you are looking for. Come in and browse. We carry our own accounts

https://www.facebook.com/Delta-Furniture-Store-534933233283637/

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238 Issaquena Avenue

East Second and Desoto

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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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3rd & Delta Avenue

Grandma's Blues Club

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115 Third Street

Grandma's Sports Bar

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119 Third Street

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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Third Street and Issaqueena Avenue

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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278 Sunflower Avenue

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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0 Blues Alley

Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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111 E. Second Street

Hopson Commissary (back porch)

Home of the old Hopson Plantation and the current Shackup Inn, Hopson Commissary is a combination museum and music venue that has to be seen to be believed. Pinetop Perkins drove a tractor out at Hopson in the 40s, and it was also home to the first mechanical cotton picker.

http://hopsonplantation.com

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1 Commissary Circle

Hopson Commissary (main stage)

Home of the old Hopson Plantation and the current Shackup Inn, Hopson Commissary is a combination museum and music venue that has to be seen to be believed. Pinetop Perkins drove a tractor out at Hopson in the 40s, and it was also home to the first mechanical cotton picker.

http://hopsonplantation.com

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1 Commissary Road

Jerry's Tamales

In the former Levon's/Holy Moly location at Third & Issaquena, downtown!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerrys-Hot-Tamales-and-BBQ/127247070711449

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301 Issaquena Avenue

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by Stephen "Bluesdude" Duncan

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by Stephen "Bluesdude" Duncan

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JLHooker and Third Street

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John Lee Hooker Lane

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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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243 Delta Avenue

Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 12:30 PM Ghalia & Mama’s Boys 8:00 PM Jax Nassar Saturday: 2:00 PM T.C.B. Blues Band 3:00 She Wolfe Jones 5pm Blackwater Trio 7pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 8pm 3D LIONS--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 9pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3:30 pm BLACKWATER TRIO

https://www.levons.net/

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232 Sunflower Avenue

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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278 Sunflower Ave

Messenger's

This historic club, pool hall and cafe has been in continuous operation -- and in the same family -- since the 1930s. Alan Lomax even included it on his map of Clarksdale in 1941 (and Fisk University even documented the songs on the jukebox then). Since last year's Juke Joint Festival debut, Messenger's has featured "live" blues shows by Jimbo Mathus, Wesley Jefferson, and Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Bandr. Actor Samuel L. Jackson even showed up one night and caught musician Robert Belfour's performance! Look for the new sign out front and come on in for warm smiles and tall cool ones.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Messengers-Pool-Hall/389813951050381

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133 MLK Dr.

New Roxy

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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363 Issaquena Avenue

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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363 Issaquena Avenue

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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363 Issaquena Avenue

Our Grandma's House of Pancakes & Blues

Excellent breakfast place... with a blues club attached!

https://www.facebook.com/Our-Grandmas-House-of-Pancakes-409095742625032/

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115 3rd St

Paramount Marquee

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Pete's Grill

LIVE BLUES TBA. Night time music venue with $10.00 wrist band.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Petes-Cafe-Clarksdale-Ms/885163988186608

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550 Sunflower Avenue

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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289 Sunflower Avenue

Quapaw Canoe-Workshop_Carving Demo

9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday Partner: Mississippi Arts Commission, Spring Initiative and GRIOT Arts 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 18 must be accompanied by parents or guardian. Contact: Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

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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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395 Sunflower Avenue

Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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113 East 2nd Street

seedhouse @ hopson

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0 Commississary Circle (near Shack Up Inn)

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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1 Commissary Road

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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1 Commissary Road

Stone Pony Pizza

Friday, April 13-Open 11-midnight
Plate lunch special 11- 2 or menu orders
Saturday, April 14-
Breakfast pizza and fresh baked glazed donuts Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas served from 8am-11am Menu orders from 11-midnight
Sunday, April 15-Hours 10a- 10p
Plate lunch served from 10-3 or menu orders

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Stone Pony Tack Room

In June 2009, the idea of a gourmet pizza restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown Clarksdale, was born. The owners, Buddy Bass and Joe Weiss, cousins, are 4th generation Clarksdaleians who are proud of the history of Clarksdale and the new possibilities that await. With teenage, twenty and thirty year old children of their own, their idea was to create a place where kids and families would feel comfortable dining and relaxing. Second, they wanted to create a location that visitors to Clarksdale would enjoy and experience our local fare.

http://stoneponypizza.com

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226 Delta Avenue

The Bank (back porch)

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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123 E. Second Street

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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123 E. Second Street

The Delta Byrd

A Real Mississippi Delta emporium in downtown Clarksdale featuring small bites, music, vintage, and art. It's authentic, fun, and funky. Don't miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/deltabyrd/

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721 Riverside Avenue

The Dutch Oven

Open Mon-Friday 10am-3pm. Lunch 11am to 2pm. SPECIAL Festival Hours Saturday 8:30 til.
The Dutch Oven opened in 2003, specializing in quality baked goods in the tradition of its Mennonite proprietors - just another facet of Clarksdale’s diverse community. It is housed in a circa 1927 passenger train depot in the heart of Blues Alley and managed to secure its place in the hearts of locals and out-of-towners alike. Doors open each weekday at 10 a.m. to the decadent scent of freshly baked breads, homemade cakes and pies that puts an extra spring in your step on a hot summer day. During the lunch hour, the small cafe is teeming with a hungry crowd craving an easy lunch of sandwiches, soups and salads. Don’t be fooled by the simple menu. Southern sandwich staples such as pimento cheese (pronounced around here as "pa-minna") or the best-seller chicken salad comes on a choice of butter corn bread (croissant), Panini, wheat or rye and can be paired with a savory soup like Forage (cheese with ham, carrots and potatoes), Cream of Broccoli or a garden salad.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dutch-Oven/116439745047142

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100 Blues Alley Lane

The Holy Moly

The Holy Moly, an old Masonic Temple in the centre of the Historic Downtown Blues precinct of Clarksdale ,​ Mississippi, is now a revitalised building. Listed on the National Register of historic buildings, it was purchased by an Australian couple, Carla Maxwell and Adrian Kosky, in 2012, empty, and unused. In the last three years, ​four​ living/working spaces for artists/musicians have been established on the ground floor, together with ​ a diner on the corner. The second floor revitalisation work ​at The Holy Moly ​has just been completed, and the floor plan lends itself to more creative endeavours. It incorporates a theatre space for music, film and story telling, an event room with a commercial kitchen, an office with full living facilities, ​a ​meeting room, and​ a​ green room with living facilities. The unusual floor plan has been retained​​​ and recycled to suit and accommodate groups of people for workshops, leisure education​,​ and cultural activities. The second floor of ​The Holy Moly will be open over the Juke Joint Festival 2017​,​ as a night time concert venue on the Saturday night, from 7-10 pm. The owners invite you to explore the future possibilities for the revitalised second floor of The Holy Moly ​. ​They welcome your feedback, support​, ​and encouragement on how to best use it in the future. Please email your suggestions to ​Adrian@TheHolyMoly.com or​ Carla@TheHolyMoly.com.​

http://www.theholymoly.com

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218 Third Street

Third Street and JLHooker Lane

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Third Street in front of Delta Cinema

C.A.R.E.S. Fish Fry Fundraiser in street out front of Delta Cinema (with curbside pick up on Delta Ave.).

http://www.caresclarksdale.com

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11 Third St.

Writing Exhibit-123 EAST SECOND

NEW LOCATION FOR 2015-THE BANK BUILDING LOCATED AT 123 EAST SECOND STREET. Our winning entries will be displayed for you to enjoy. A CELEBRATION OF CHANGE is the theme of these essays, personal narratives, song lyrics or poems. Students from grades 4th thru 12 as well as our college students write. The power of music is transformative. Music can change a mood, a person, a society, or even the world. The Blues reflect real life, and thus reflect the changes we experience in our own lives, whether they are sudden or slow, tragic or triumphant. Celebrate change � and write about it!

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

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123 EAST SECOND

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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207 Yazoo Avenue

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