Thursday April 15, 2021

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

JJF EVENTS

11:00 am

JJF Merchandise Sales - 243 Delta

Open from 11am to 6pm. T-shirts, hats and other merchandise. New items for 2021, we have taken our old shirts and the ladies at Tutwiler Quilters have done a beautiful job of making then into quilts, bags and pot holders. Then, we have prior year shirts that are hand tie-dyed. Visit our new WEBSTORE to see all our additions!

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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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11:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES - 243 Delta Avenue

Sat-night Juke Joint Festival Wristbands are required for entry into all 12+ official participating Saturday, April 17, 2021, Juke Joint Festival nighttime music venues. Non-festival 'Related Events' organized by outside parties may require additional fees. Very limited quantities available. Sales will end immediately in the case of a sellout. More information on "Wristband" page of this website.

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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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1:00 pm

POSTER Signing Cristen Barnard

Meet and greet the artist who will be signing our 2020 festival poster.

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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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5:00 pm

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... Festival favorite (and owner of Clarksdale's new Bad Apple Blues Club) Sean "Bad" Apple drops Hill Country blues favorites and originals on his fans!

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Stage

Permanent outdoor stage attached to the world-famous Delta Blues Museum — celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019!

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Who: Sean 'Bad' Apple w/Lady Trucker & Artemis

Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill & King Artemis join Sean "Bad" Apple!

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6:15 pm

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... Official JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL Welcome and annual presentation of... Miss Sarah Awards (JJF), The MAX Sam Cooke star unveiling (Marty Gamblin) & Clarksdale Drummers Award (Derick Kemp).

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Stage

Permanent outdoor stage attached to the world-famous Delta Blues Museum — celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019!

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Who: Special Presentations

Including a Sam Cooke star unveiling by The MAX in Meridian, MS.

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6:30 pm

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... The native son returns — Christone "Kingfish" Ingram! Clarksdale's GRAMMY-nominated young blues prodigy started his path towards musical stardom as a student in the Delta Blues Museum's Arts & Education program (and briefly in the Griot Arts program). In the last couple years, Christone has toured the U.S. and internationally, often sharing stages with the likes of his mentor Buddy Guy. Best of all? He's not only a fine musician; he's a fine young man. Fun fact: His first paid gig was playing bass in the band of tonight's opening act — Sean "Bad" Apple.

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Stage

Permanent outdoor stage attached to the world-famous Delta Blues Museum — celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019!

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RELATED MUSIC

(Cover may apply.)

12:00 pm

'Live' blues TBA

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Where: 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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2:00 pm

RL SUPERBAD

Robin Lane is the heart of an act that continually conjures up the memory of Mr. Tater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtGiID3rT_A

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Where: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

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

http://www.cathead.biz

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4:00 pm

Mohead & Mograss

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Where: Travelers Hotel

Brand-new hotel in an old renovate brick building in the center of historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Cool lobby bar lounge.

http://www.statyattravelers.com

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4:00 pm

Ghalia Volt

Ghalia is an emerging Blues, R&R singer/songwriter from the city of Brussels, BE. For the last six years, she's been working as a solo artist as well as bandleader of two home-made acts: "Ghalia & The Naphtalines", a high energy boogie, rhythm’n’blues band and her (all-original) project "Voodoo Casino", with whom she recorded her first album in 2016.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiC0ISOx6jhAhVBY6wKHTj4COAQFjAAegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2

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8:00 pm

Lala Crag and Dean Boike

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Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta

https://www.levons.net/

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8:00 pm

Sean bad Apple and Friends

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Where: Bad Apple Blues Club

Formerly "Club 2000" juke joint, the Bad Apple Blues Club is the brand-new blues venue run by Sean "Bad" Apple! Grand opening during Juke Joint Festival week, y'all!

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

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8:00 pm

Terry Harmonica Bean

One of Mississippi's hidden treasures: a contemporary hill country bluesman, lifelong resident of Pontotoc, who has created his own distinctive version of the harp-blowing, guitar-grooving one-man band. Although he's long past the dues-paying stage, Bean has played with some of the most important bluesmen to come out of Mississippi in the past two decades.

http://www.hillcountryharmonica.com/terry_bean.html

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Where: 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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8:00 pm

Randy McAllister

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Where: 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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8:00 pm

Heavy Suga and the SweeTones

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Where: 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, Bill Luckett, Howard Stovall and Eric Meier, 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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11:00 pm

Hill Country Jam hosted by Jesse Cotton Stone

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RELATED EVENTS

(Cover may apply.)

9:00 am

Sunflower River Camping (Available Wednesday through Sunday)

In partnership with the Clarksdale Police Dept Quapaw Canoe Company is offering bathroom and shower access to persons camping along banks of Sunflower River in the City Park around our facility and in other places downtown. Bathroom and shower access is $25/tent/night for 2 people, $10 each additional person/night. Proceeds generated are split with our partners the Clarksdale Police Dept. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. Don’t park on asphalt drive which the police use for access. Camping is in grassy areas of City Park to north of ramp, and any flat grassy places down along the river. Please don’t block gravel road access to Canoe Company. No open fires, but camp stoves, hibachis or small personal-sized BBQ okay. No smoking (city ordinance in public places). Face masks and social distancing. For more reservations contact: John Ruskey 662-902-7841, or Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885.

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Where: 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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9:00 am

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

Partner: Mississippi Arts Commission, Spring Initiative and GRIOT Arts Location: behind Quapaw Canoe Company along Sunflower River, at Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts & Merkai Coffee Shop). Contact: John Ruskey 662-902-7841, or Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885. Duck-Doggie Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cypress log. 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.

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Where: 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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9:00 am

1Mississippi -- Can the River Count on You?

In partnership with 1Mississippi - MRN - Mississippi River Network Ongoing Exhibit and Southern campaign headquarters for the 1Mississippi River Citizen Program. Come on over and learn about how you can help protect and better the waters of America, our drinking water, swimming water & lifeblood of the nation. Become a River Citizen and join us in making the Mississippi River sparkle like the beautiful “Queen of Rivers” that she is. Contact: Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or email markriver@island63.com.

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Where: 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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10:00 am

Delta Blues Museum

Opens 10am to 5pm While we can accommodate many visitors in the gallery, the giftshop capacity is limited to 15. We will allow 20 people at a time (per online reservation) to come into the gallery every hour. If there is overlap, the gallery is spacious enough to accommodate. VISITATION POLICY: Friday and Saturday admissions must be made online. We will have someone outside to assist the visitor with making an online reservation. Someone will be positioned outdoors at the top of the stairs to make sure people have a reservation and a mask. If they just want to come inside and shop, they will need to wait until the giftshop can safely accommodate them. Link to online tickets: https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/tickets.aspx

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Where: 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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