Friday April 16, 2021

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

JJF EVENTS

10:00 am

JJF Merchandise Sales - 243 Delta

Open 10am to 5:30pm. 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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10:00 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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10:30 am

FREE - Mr. Taters Memorial Birthday

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... Robin Lane's "Mr. Tater Birthday" tribute to the late Foster "Mr. Tater / The Music Maker" Wiley.

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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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Who: RL SUPERBAD

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

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10:45 am

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show One of Four

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12:00 pm

FREE "live" blues

Mask up, social distance and celebrate Cadillac's 94TH BIRTHDAY! Big Red Paden introduces performance. (Please no handshakes or hugs. We're trying to keep the old men safe. Thanks.) OR... watch the live-stream online via LiveFromClarksdale.org.

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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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Who: 94TH BIRTHDAY SHOW Cadillac John w/Bill Abel & Red Paden

Mask up, social distance and celebrate Cadillac John Nolden's 94TH BIRTHDAY! Big Red Paden introduces. (Please no handshakes or hugs. We're trying to keep the old men safe. Thanks.)

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12:45 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show two of four.

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1:00 pm

"Plow Hand Blues: Revisiting the Mules of Mississippi"

WHO: Marshall Blevins and Charlotte Jones WHAT: "Plow Hand Blues: Revisiting the Mules of Mississippi" WHERE: Meraki Roasting Co. -- 3rd St. and Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS WHEN: Friday, 4/16 -- 1 pm WHY: Two Delta-hoppers by way of the Mississippi River, Marshall Blevins (regionally-renowned outsider artist AKA Church Goin Mule) and Charlotte Jones (history practitioner and Ph.D. candidate) will be hosting an art exhibition and talk titled "Plow Hand Blues: Revisiting the Mules of Mississippi" on Friday, April 16th, at 1 pm at Griot Youth Program/Meraki Roasting Co. This 45-minute presentation will explore the bygone Mississippi mule, from their cultural inspiration in blues, art, and literature to farming misdeeds and mishaps, the Great War, and beyond! Come learn how "the blues was born behind a mule." This event is sponsored by the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House in LaPlace, LA, Chateau Debris, and Griot Youth Program. HOW (to contact): Marshall Blevins -- churchgoinmule.com IG: @churchgoinmule Charlotte Jones -- charlottejones10.com IG/Twitter: @swamp_cheeks

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Where: 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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1:30 pm

FREE "live" blues

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... The torchbearer of the Clarksdale sound: BIG 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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3:00 pm

"Daring to Suck: A Songwriting Workshop on How to Be Prolific Over Perfect"

Don't miss "Daring to Suck: A Songwriting Workshop on How to Be Prolific Over Perfect" with singer-songwriter Grace Askew. Limited attendance. First come, first served.

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Where: 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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Who: Grace Askew

At the wild age of 22, Grace left six generations of Memphis roots behind to find her voice - what she found was far more than a delicately destructive sound. Invoking the spirits of the cross roads and imbibing the spirits of the heartland, this Tennessee tumbleweed found a home with the salt of the earth.

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3:00 pm

FREE "live" blues

Mask up, social distance and enjoy... Sean "Bad" Apple (owner of Bad Apple Blues Club), Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill (cousin to Jesse Mae Hemphill) and King Artemis (Peggy's drumming hubby)!

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

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

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3:45 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show three of four

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5:15 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Final Show of Friday. See Saturday shows.

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6:00 pm

FREE Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Oxford, Mississippi's THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO "live" stage show returns to Juke Joint Festival with host Jim Dees, the Yallobushwhackers house band. Special guests include Ted Reed ("Blues Trail Revisited"). Blues performers include Miss Gladys, Terry "Big T" Williams & Lee Williams... Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill, Sean "Bad" Apple & King Artemis... and the fabulous Eden Brent!

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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.)

10:00 am

Bill Abel

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Abel-192999535686/

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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12:00 pm

Carson Diersing

Carson is the youngest endorsee with Hohner Harmonicas. Featured on the Hohner Red Dragon Harmonica box. skateboarding with a harmonica in his hand.

https://carsondiersing.com/

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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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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1:00 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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Where: Willow Botanical & Goods

•Specializing in Living Indoor Planted Arrangements + Artisanal Gifts •Free Local Delivery 662.621.6591 211 Third Street Clarksdale ...https://www.instagram.com › willowbotanicalandgoods and facebook.com

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1:00 pm

LaLa Craig

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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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1:00 pm

Brian Doroba

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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1:00 pm

Mississippi Marshall Trio

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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

Big T Williams

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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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2:15 pm

Deak Harp

Deak Harp has been playing harmonica since he was 12 years old. His biggest early inspiration came when his brother introduced him to the music of James Cotton. Deak followed Cotton's band along the east coast for close to five years before Cotton offered Deak a job driving his van. For the next six years, Deak toured with the James Cotton blues band, eventually opening acts and playing along with "Superharp" himself.

http://www.deakharp.com

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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3:00 pm

Ray Cashman

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta.

http://www.raycashman.net/index/

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Where: The Den

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3:00 pm

Big T and Stan 'Dead-End ' Street

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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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4:00 pm

Pat Moss

Kansas City soul-bluesman, guitarist Pat Moss has been visiting Clarksdale for years.

https://www.facebook.com/Pat-Moss-96399108191/

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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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4:00 pm

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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4:00 pm

Jaxx Nassar

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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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4:00 pm

Life Celebration Memorial Kennth Dunn, Kern Pratt

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4:15 pm

Johnny Riley CD Release w/Special Guest Jimmy Mayes

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5:00 pm

Gyasi

In the woods of West Virginia, in an isolated hollow, a young boy thought he was a peacock. When he realized, much to his dismay, that he was not a peacock, he picked up a guitar. From then on the sounds of him loudly playing along to the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix could be heard echoing through the hollow. Somehow placed between roaming peacocks, a family of Russian intellectuals, and parents dedicated to living off the land, Gyasi was brought up in an environment that could only be described as unique. It was an isolated world, where life felt like a time capsule of a different era. With a precociously early interest in music, dance, and performance, Gyasi found himself altogether removed from his peers growing up in typical rural West Virginia culture. From his parents he inherited a love of blues, jazz and world music, and silent movies. Through the mentorship of the Russian immigrants next door, he learned about the heroes of the British Invasion, glam rock, and psychedelia.

https://gyasimusic.com/home

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5:30 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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5:30 pm

Ray Cashman

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta.

http://www.raycashman.net/index/

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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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7:00 pm

John Ford

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7:00 pm

Frank 'Guitar' Rimmer

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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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7:00 pm

Bill Abel

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Abel-192999535686/

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Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta

https://www.levons.net/

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7:00 pm

Big T Williams

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7:00 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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7:00 pm

Lucious Spiller

Lucious Spiller was born in St.Louis, MO. At an early age, he discovered that God had blessed him with a special gift. His dad gave him a guitar when he was four. Immediately he was a natural, he started out playing in church. Lucious has performed with countless well known musicians to include Bo Diddly, Larry “Totsy” Davis, Albert King, Eddie Clearwater, Robert Cray. He has been opening act for such artists as the legendary Ritchie Havens’ Bobby “Blue” Bland and the infamous Tower of Power, Zach Brown, and many others. His music is an energized mix of new blues and old school injected with a contemporary edge. His songs are brought to vivid life by his unlimited energy.

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiller/

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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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8:00 pm

Big A and the Allstars

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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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8:00 pm

Heather Crosse

Heather Crosse leads a high-energy Clarksdale band through blues and soul classics and originals!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=2ahUKEwiIxoqxkKrhAhUGOK0KHcMIAsMQtwIwC3oECAIQAQ&url=https%3

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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

Conrad Olson and Friends

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Where: 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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9:00 pm

Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection

Ever since I was knee-high to a duck, my dad called me “Willey Woot” and it sticks with me today. That’s what I am calling this CD. This is a mix of songs from my previous self produced CDs in the COTTON PATCH BLUES STYLE that I was raised on. That original SOUL BLUES like my Poppa played. I hope you enjoy.

http://robertkimbroughsr.com/

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9:00 pm

Bruce Brewer and The Deep Water Baptist

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Where: 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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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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10:00 am

FREE Livewell Fitness Studio Yoga/ Stretch with Ashley Freeman!

Free Friday 10:00-10:30 am Livewell Fitness Studio Yoga/ Stretch with Ashley Freeman! Bring your own mat

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Where: Delta Avenue Park

Green space on 200 block Delta Avenue

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1:00 pm

Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum

Open 1pm - 4 pm Admission is a donation of any amount Address: 106 Sharkey Ave, near First Street Website: www.tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com

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Where: Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum

Dedicated to the seminal Mississippi Delta history of one of America's greatest playwrights.

https://tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com

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2:00 pm

Tours Cutrer Mansion

The Cutrer Mansion, located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale's historic district, will be open for tours on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. We are offering guided tours at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM each day. This Italian style villa was completed in 1916. Named Belvoir by the Cutrer family, this home and the family who lived there inspired character names and settings in several works by celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams. For more information, call the Cutrer office at 662-621-9344 or contact Jen Waller at 662-645-3555 or jenwaller05@gmail.com.

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Where: Cutrer Mansion

The mansion was built in 1916 by Memphis architect Bayard Cairnes for Clarksdale attorney J.W. Cutrer and his wife Blanche Clark Cutrer, daughter of Clarksdale’s founder, John Clark. The dapper Jack Cutrer was very flamboyant and equally famous for his legendary parties and fiery politics. Not to be outdone, Blanche often threw extravagant yard parties and opulent masked balls, usually to the accompaniment of a full orchestra or swing band. Such events often attracted a young Tom Williams, who later became the celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams, to the Cutrer home as a child. Williams most likely came to the Cutrer Mansion on parish calls with his beloved grandfather, Rev. Walter Dakin. The Cutrers and their home, which they called Belvoir, inspired character names and settings in several of Tennessee Williams’ plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

https://www.cutrermansion.com

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3:00 pm

Tours Cutrer Mansion

The Cutrer Mansion, located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale's historic district, will be open for tours on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. We are offering guided tours at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM each day. This Italian style villa was completed in 1916. Named Belvoir by the Cutrer family, this home and the family who lived there inspired character names and settings in several works by celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams. For more information, call the Cutrer office at 662-621-9344 or contact Jen Waller at 662-645-3555 or jenwaller05@gmail.com.

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Where: Cutrer Mansion

The mansion was built in 1916 by Memphis architect Bayard Cairnes for Clarksdale attorney J.W. Cutrer and his wife Blanche Clark Cutrer, daughter of Clarksdale’s founder, John Clark. The dapper Jack Cutrer was very flamboyant and equally famous for his legendary parties and fiery politics. Not to be outdone, Blanche often threw extravagant yard parties and opulent masked balls, usually to the accompaniment of a full orchestra or swing band. Such events often attracted a young Tom Williams, who later became the celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams, to the Cutrer home as a child. Williams most likely came to the Cutrer Mansion on parish calls with his beloved grandfather, Rev. Walter Dakin. The Cutrers and their home, which they called Belvoir, inspired character names and settings in several of Tennessee Williams’ plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

https://www.cutrermansion.com

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