Friday April 22, 2022

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

Our greatest attraction will be with us for 2 days in 2019, 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

10:00 am

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Enjoy socially-distanced blues on Cat Head's front porch, and shop the Juke Joint Festival store across the street.

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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: Randy '19th Street Red' Cohen

19th Street Red’s blues is not the “polite” blues. It is the low down, razor’s edge gutbucket blues that makes dancers want to sweat and shake their butts. This gritty style reminds you of the street music of Chicago’s Jew-town and the lowdown groove of Muddy Waters.

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1:00 pm

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Enjoy socially-distanced blues on Cat Head's front porch, and shop the Juke Joint Festival store across the street.

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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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1:00 pm

BLUES MUSICIAN PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by Dr. Clay Motley (Florida Gulf Coast University). Blues musician lineup: Watermelon Slim, Lucious Spiller, Lala Craig and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod.

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Thursday Open Mic is open to all ages, levels of talent and skill. We want everyone to come and share a piece of themselves and their love for blues. Til 5pm
Sunday breakfast with Jax Nasser 10 am to 12pm
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
www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Hours: Monday-Sunday (every day!) 7am to 2 pm

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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2:00 pm

PUBLIC INTERVIEW WITH SUPER CHIKAN

Friday, April 22 at 2pm - Meraki Coffee Roasters - James "Super Chikan" Johnson interview (blues music/folk art) with Clay Motley.

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Where: Meraki Coffee Roasters

Thursday Open Mic is open to all ages, levels of talent and skill. We want everyone to come and share a piece of themselves and their love for blues. Til 5pm
Sunday breakfast with Jax Nasser 10 am to 12pm
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
www.merakiroasting.com www.griotarts.com
282 Sunflower Ave Meraki Hours: Monday-Sunday (every day!) 7am to 2 pm

http://www.griotarts.com/meraki

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2:30 pm

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Enjoy socially-distanced blues on Cat Head's front porch, and shop the Juke Joint Festival store across the street.

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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: 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.

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3:00 pm

KIDS' INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP

Instrument building workshop for kids with Keith "Blues Wizard" Keifer. Approximately two hours long. Use paper plates, shipping tubes and other craft items to build simple rhythm instruments. Free to all. Family friendly, all ages.

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4:00 pm

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Enjoy socially-distanced blues on Cat Head's front porch, and shop the Juke Joint Festival store across the street.

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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

Baptized in the fire water of Clarksdale, MS., Sean “Bad” Apple began his spiritual journey of learning the blues by seeking out the old blues musicians that were willing to share their years of knowledge. Sean is working hard to keep Hill Country Blues alive and well. People are always in for a good show and never leave disappointed when the Bad Apple is on the stage

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6:00 pm

Special FREE Juke Joint Festival music event!

Special FREE JJF event starring Greenville, Mississippi's Eden Brent at the historic New Roxy!

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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: Eden Brent

Nicknamed "Little Boogaloo" by her Mississippi Delta mentor Boogaloo Ames, Eden Brent is much more than her signature boogie-woogie piano and juke-joint blues holler. She is a celebrated songwriter and dynamic performer, with numerous nominations and awards including eleven Blues Music Award nominations since 2009 and three BMA trophies. Her most recent Yellow Dog Records album, Jigsaw Heart was nominated for BMA Acoustic Album of the Year, continuing a streak of nominations for her last three albums.

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RELATED MUSIC

(Cover may apply.)

9:45 am

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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10:30 am

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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11:30 am

Theo 'Boogieman' Dasbach

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Where: Rock & Blues Museum-Outside

(Note: building 113 East 2nd Street is for sale, text 901-605-8662 for showings: www.blues2rock.com) Dave Wright memorial photo exhibit outside front window Rock & Blues Museum building 113 East 2nd St.: all day

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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11:30 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

LaLa Craig

Keyboardist/singer/songwriter LaLa Craig got her start in her hometown of Oceanside, CA, performing with her family's country band at the tender age of 4. Taking a turn at dabbling for decades in every style imaginable, LaLa found her true calling when the blues spoke to her at the age of 33.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7UhlEdO8s

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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12:30 pm

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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

Bear Ryan

With a sound heavily influenced by country, bluegrass, rock n roll, and blues - Bear started to make the music that she liked to hear. The music she longed for. The stuff that was rarely written from the female perspective. “It’s just rock n roll - comin’ from a lady-person.” That was that. Ask her what she plays, and she’ll tell you it’s Git-Down music. “It’ll either make you wanna git down, or bring you down. Either way…. that’s what I play.” With a big voice and a low growl, some left-handed slide guitar, and a knack for story-telling… Bear brings an enchanting performance to crowds of any kind.

https://www.bearsongs.com/shows

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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

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HAMBONE: "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

Jaxx Nassar

Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar is an emerging singer, songwriter, and artist who grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Jaxx is known to mesmerize an audience with her performances whether they are acoustic or with her band. She is a prolific writer and in 2016 collaborated with Grammy Award Musician Timothy Bloom in Los Angeles recording several of her original songs for release in 2017.

http://Jacqueline

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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2:00 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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2:00 pm

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Where: The Den

A retro-cool Clarksdale classic! The Den joins Juke Joint Festival's nighttime venue roster for 2022!

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2:00 pm

Harp, Hart & Bones

The traditional blues trio Harp, Hart & Bones consists of ‘Fast Eddie’ Consolmagno on harmonica and slide guitar, Bill ‘Dock’ Hart on resonator guitar, and Randy ‘da Bones Man’ Seppala on drums and folk percussion. Harp, Hart & Bones (H2B) draw their material largely from the blues tradition that dates to the 1920s and extends barely into the early 1950s. It was a time when bands of two or three people were common, playing on record, at dance parties, traveling shows and clubs. Unlike the urban blues and rock music that followed, it was a study in the essentials...acoustic-based music set against steady and syncopated rhythms with music responsibilities shared evenly to create one sound.

https://www.facebook.com/Harp-Hart-Bones-280768232082605/

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HAMBONE: "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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3:00 pm

Delta by the Beach

"Delta by the Beach" is a three piece blues band dedicated to creating the authentic sound of a Mississippi Juke Joint in California. Song oriented blues, like a hybrid of Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters... Our heads are in the Delta but our feet are on the Beach.

https://www.deltabythebeach.com/

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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3:00 pm

Where: Collective Seed & Supply Co.

Collective Seed & Supply Co.--Clarksdale's only independent garden center & general store.

https://www.facebook.com/collectiveseedandsupplyco/

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3:00 pm

Mississippi Marshall Hopper

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

https://www.facebook.com/MississippiMarshall/

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HAMBONE: "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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3:30 pm

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Where: The Den

A retro-cool Clarksdale classic! The Den joins Juke Joint Festival's nighttime venue roster for 2022!

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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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Where: 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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4:00 pm

TBA

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Where: Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Perfect location. Excellent accommodations and incredible rates.

https://www.aubergehostels.com/clarksdale/

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4:00 pm

Blind Boy And Son

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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

Donna Herula

Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional country and Delta Blues in addition to contemporary and original blues. Her sound combines her love for music of the Deep South with her love of blues guitar improvisation. Donna is a regular performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago and has opened for Buddy Guy multiple times. She is also a teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago where she teaches Acoustic Slide Guitar group and individual lessons.

http://donnaherula.com

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HAMBONE: "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

Steve Kolbus

was encouraged to learn and play an instrument by some of my great blues heros; Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger, and Hubert Sumlin; so I learned to play the harmonica. They introduced me to Little Arthur Duncan who was one of the great Chicago harmonica men who helped define the west side Chicago sound back in the 1950s and 60s. Little Arthur taught me to sing play and write music like no one but Steve Kolbus can. Although I play the blues I'm a huge fan of the blues and the people who play it first. with this in mind I hope to play and record every blues related genre and sub genre of music before it's all said and done. The Clarksdale Blues Revue is a high energy Rockin Blues band that enjoys making people happy. Our live show is a high energy interactive show with lots of antics!! We believe that our "Skippin and Hoppin" CD is a great reflection of this philosophy. I have been truly blessed as I have been surrounded by some of the worlds most accomplished musicians the whole time I've been playing. The Clarksdale Blues Revue with world class musicians like Walt Busby, Jaxx Nassar, and Cade Moore is no exception.

https://www.reverbnation.com/stevekolbusandtheclarksdalebluesrevue

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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5:00 pm

Todd Albright

Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it. ​

https://www.toddalbright.com

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Where: The Den

A retro-cool Clarksdale classic! The Den joins Juke Joint Festival's nighttime venue roster for 2022!

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5:00 pm

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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5:00 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

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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6:00 pm

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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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6:00 pm

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Where: 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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7:00 pm

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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

Duwayne Burnside

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and others.

https://myspace.com/duwayneburnside

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Where: 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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7:00 pm

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Where: Hooker Grocer + Eatery

Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, MS, deep in the Mississippi Delta, we are a stone’s throw from the Delta Blues Museum, Ground Zero Blues Club, The New Roxy, Red’s Juke Joint, Travelers Hotel, and Hambone Gallery. Hooker Grocer + Eatery is a restaurant and bar serving southern classics with an upscaled casual twist.

https://www.hookergrocer.com

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7:30 pm

Bear Ryan

With a sound heavily influenced by country, bluegrass, rock n roll, and blues - Bear started to make the music that she liked to hear. The music she longed for. The stuff that was rarely written from the female perspective. “It’s just rock n roll - comin’ from a lady-person.” That was that. Ask her what she plays, and she’ll tell you it’s Git-Down music. “It’ll either make you wanna git down, or bring you down. Either way…. that’s what I play.” With a big voice and a low growl, some left-handed slide guitar, and a knack for story-telling… Bear brings an enchanting performance to crowds of any kind.

https://www.bearsongs.com/shows

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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

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Where: 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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8:00 pm

Lightnin' Malcolm

The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

https://www.lightninmalcolm.com

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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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8:00 pm

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 23, 2022), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. 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

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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

He's been flying in the face of convention his whole career. No smoke, no mirrors, no choreography, no industry machines. One of the most versatile bluesmen in Texas, Randy plays driving drums and world-class harmonica, writes incredible songs and has one of the most amazing and soulful voices.

https://randymcallister.com

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 20+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HAMBONE: "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

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Where: The Den

A retro-cool Clarksdale classic! The Den joins Juke Joint Festival's nighttime venue roster for 2022!

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9:00 pm

The Whiskey Barrels

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Where: Hopson Commissary (main stage)

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday night (April 15, 2023), IF Juke Joint Festival Sat-night Wristbands are NOT sold-out, then limited quantities will be available for purchase only at the 243 Delta Ave JJF HQ building (only till 8:30pm) AND Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary (if/while supplies last). Entry to any/all 23+ JJF Sat-night venues requires a festival wristband. No exceptions. Details on Wristband webpage or in program booklet. HOPSON: 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

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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9:30 pm

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Where: 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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10:00 pm

Kenny Brown

American blues slide guitarist skilled in the North Mississippi Hill Country blues style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Brown_(guitarist)

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Where: The Den

A retro-cool Clarksdale classic! The Den joins Juke Joint Festival's nighttime venue roster for 2022!

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RELATED EVENTS

(Cover may apply.)

9:00 am

Sunflower River Camping (Available Thursday 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, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885, Jean-Canot(J-C) Walker 651-895-0115, or Solange Fraser 612-390-1503

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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 13– Saturday April 15. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com, John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-6479, Lee Perlow 312-246-3223, or Whit Smith 870-919-6654.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 21st – Saturday April 23rd, 2022. Partners: 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, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885, Jean-Canot(J-C) Walker 651-895-0115, or Solange Fraser 612-390-1503. Duck-Doggie Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cypress log. Project partner: 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 13– Saturday April 15. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com, John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-6479, Lee Perlow 312-246-3223, or Whit Smith 870-919-6654.

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.
All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 21st – Saturday April 23rd, 2022.

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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 13– Saturday April 15. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com, John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-6479, Lee Perlow 312-246-3223, or Whit Smith 870-919-6654.

http://www.island63.com

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10:00 am

Special Museum Hours for JJF Weekend

FRIDAY Open from 10A - 6P SATURDAY Open from 10A - 6P SUNDAY Open from 10A - 3P 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

Dave Wright memorial photo exhibit

Dave Wright memorial photo exhibit outside front window Rock & Blues Museum building 113 East 2nd St.: all day (Note: building 113 East 2nd Street is for sale, text 901-605-8662 for showings: www.blues2rock.com)

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Where: Rock & Blues Museum-Outside

(Note: building 113 East 2nd Street is for sale, text 901-605-8662 for showings: www.blues2rock.com) Dave Wright memorial photo exhibit outside front window Rock & Blues Museum building 113 East 2nd St.: all day

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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10:00 am

Sunflower River Tours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm Join us for a short tour along the historic Sunflower River in downtown clarksdale. Hear the Blues waft through the breeze while you float on the calm waters. Enjoy Juke Joint from a unique perspective while also glimpsing turtles, herons, and other wildlife while you leave the beaten path behind. Weather dependent. Bring sandals/boots that don't mind mud. Pack sunscreen, water etc. Rain/mud plan will be an extended tour of Quapaw including map talks, canoe building process and dugout canoe carving. *12 spots available, 6 people minimum to run each trip* $50/person To book your spot contact Jean-Canot(J-C) Walker at 651-895-0115, or stop by in person at Quapaw!

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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 13– Saturday April 15. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com, John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-6479, Lee Perlow 312-246-3223, or Whit Smith 870-919-6654.

http://www.island63.com

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10:00 am

Juke joint….. BASH Body Beats!

FREE-Join Beth and Ashley for a fun 30 minute workout with a combo of full body strengthening, stretching and dance fit exercises that will leave you feeling ready for some Jukin! www.bashfitness.net

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Where: Delta Avenue Park

Green space on 200 block Delta Avenue

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12:00 pm

Curveball at the Crossroads book signing

Author Michael Lortz signs his new novel (featuring jacket art by Grego) at Cat Head store during JJF weekend. "After a high school baseball star suffers a career-ending injury in his final game, he makes a deal at a Mississippi crossroads to put him back on top. But every deal with the Devil comes at a price."

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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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1:00 pm

Sunflower River Tour

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm Join us for a short tour along the historic Sunflower River in downtown clarksdale. Hear the Blues waft through the breeze while you float on the calm waters. Enjoy Juke Joint from a unique perspective while also glimpsing turtles, herons, and other wildlife while you leave the beaten path behind. Weather dependent. Bring sandals/boots that don't mind mud. Pack sunscreen, water etc. Rain/mud plan will be an extended tour of Quapaw including map talks, canoe building process and dugout canoe carving. *12 spots available, 6 people minimum to run each trip* $50/person To book your spot contact Jean-Canot(J-C) Walker at 651-895-0115, or stop by in person at Quapaw!

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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 13– Saturday April 15. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com, John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-6479, Lee Perlow 312-246-3223, or Whit Smith 870-919-6654.

http://www.island63.com

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3:00 pm

Live painting by Devin Liston and Lawson King.

April 22, 3PM - 5PM, Collective Seed, Live music by Harvey Dug and Rod Smoth. Live painting by Devin Liston and Lawson King.

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Where: Collective Seed & Supply Co.

Collective Seed & Supply Co.--Clarksdale's only independent garden center & general store.

https://www.facebook.com/collectiveseedandsupplyco/

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