Saturday April 23, 2022

Multiple stages starting at 10am.

Get your wristbands now!

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)"

×

10:45 am

12:45 pm

3:45 pm

5:00 pm

JJF Pig Races

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

11:00 am
Show 1
THREE races per show.
12:00 pm
Show 2
THREE races per show.
1:00 pm
Show 3
THREE races per show.
2:00 pm
Show 4
THREE races per show.
3:00 pm
Show 5
THREE races per show.
4:00 pm
Show 6
THREE races per show.

JJF EVENTS

10:00 am

JJFest STUDENT ART & WRITING SHOW-Free

Open til 4 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students. JJF Writing Contest 2022 Theme: A Celebration of Discovery. STUDENT ART & WRITING AWARDS Presentation.

×

Where: Third St. & Sunflower Ave.

Visit our new exhibitor space for our creative students art and writing exhibit. Located at the corner of Third Street and Sunflower Avenue. (2 Third Street)

×
10:00 am

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE SALES

T-shirts, hats and other cool festival merchandise.

×

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).

×
10:00 am

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL WRISTBAND SALES

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS are required for Saturday night's main event and are VALID SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 ONLY. Each Wristband includes all 21 official JJF indoor venue locations (see lineup on this website or in program booklet), featuring 30 musical acts. BUY $30 PRE-SALE ONLINE till Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 pm. Please note that 2021 was a sellout, so buying Pre-Sale is highly recommended (and cheaper!). Then, $35 In-person Pre-sale Wristbands (if not already sold out) go on sale Thurs., April 21st 11 am to 6:00 pm and Fri., April 22nd 10 am to 5:30pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. (downtown Clarksdale, across from Nellie Mays). On Sat., April 23rd, regular $40 Wristbands (if not sold out) will be available 10 am till 8:30pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. Saturday-night $40 Wristbands (if not sold out) may also be available @ these select venue doors only: Ground Zero Blues Club, Hambone Gallery and Hopson Commissary; see event program for details. JJF strongly recommends buying wristbands in advance since a sellout is again possible. See Wristband webpage and printed program booklet for more information.

×

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).

×
10:45 am

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show One of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip!

×
11:00 am

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW ONE OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
12:00 pm

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW TWO OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
12:45 pm

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show Two of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip!

×
1:00 pm

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW Three OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
2:00 pm

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW Four OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
3:00 pm

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOWFive OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
3:00 pm

Daring to Suck: A FREE Songwriting Clinic with Grace Askew

Daring to Suck: A FREE Songwriting Clinic with Grace Askew

×

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

×

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.

×
3:45 pm

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show Three of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip!

×
4:00 pm

JJFEST HOT DOG RACING PIGS

FREE-FINAL SHOW. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact pba@clarksdale.com for more information.

×
5:00 pm

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-LAST SHOW A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Join us April 14 and 15th, 2023 as Tim and his team return to showcase Monkeys Riding Dogs...herding sheep!

×

RELATED MUSIC

(Cover may apply.)

8:30 am

Blues Breakfast:Coyote Motel/Ted Drozdowski

Ted Drozdowski's Coyote Motel is a Nashville, TN, based trio that plays Cosmic Roots Music. Formerly the leader of Scissormen, Ted's new band blends sounds and songs into a seamless psychedelic mix that has deep roots with a modern edge, and tells stories straight from the heart.

http://teddrozdowski.com/

×

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/

×

11:00 am

Mohead

John Mohead was born in Memphis Tennessee blocks from the Mississippi River. Mohead, as he is known to friends, spent his childhood in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, learning to play the blues from first generation masters like harmonica virtuoso Frank Frost and shuffle king Sam Carr. Mohead learned his country licks living on Moon Lake from family members of Conway Twitty. Mohead penned his first Billboard charted song at the age of 18 and followed that up as a staff writer with Patrick Joseph Music in Nashville. Not one to follow the crowd, Mohead left music city and headed south to Clarksdale Mississippi and teamed up with blues guru Jim O’Neal, founding editor of Living Blues Magazine. Mohead has opened or played with everyone from Bob Dylan, Little Feat and Robert Randolph, to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Sam Bush. After years of touring, Mohead quietly turned his attention to family life raising two boys and began pursuing his other passion for food, opening his own “funky fine dining” restaurant called Kathryn’s which he still operates. Thankfully his first passion for music has drawn him back in. Mohead is doing what he started out doing, playing his southern Americana style of original music.

https://www.moheadmusic.com

×

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

×

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

×

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

×

1:00 pm

David Dunavant

David Dunavent and EVOL LOVE is a hard hitting blues rock band hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta. David, the front man and namesake, has played along side blues legends like Bill "Howl n Madd" Perry, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, current Blues sensation Jarekus Singleton, and many more before striking out on his own.

http://artistecard.com/daviddunaventandevollove#!/bio

×

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

×

2:00 pm

Phillip Carter

Born in the blues fertile city of Clarksdale, MS, Phillip came to the blues at a relatively young age. Since then, he has focused his energy into lively and driving covers of original blues songs spiced with his own improvisational attitude. A regular at world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Phillip has entertained thousands during the annual Juke Joint Festival and Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival for years and has also performed as a side man across the Delta.

https://www.facebook.com/bluesunderground/

×

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

×

2:00 pm

Live blues TBA!

×

3:00 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

×

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

×

4:00 pm

Carlos Elliot Jr. ft. Bobby Gentilo

Innovating in the creation of a contagious rhythm they call "Dancing Blues, Roots, and Rock'nRoll", they fusion an eclectic mix of different musical genres with a native American flavor and the Blues, lived for the last 10 years, regularly performing with legendary masters, right in its cradle, Mississippi, US.

https://carloselliot.com/home

×

4:00 pm

Tim Cannon

Influenced by everyone from rockers Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and The Allman Brothers, to country artists Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, and Shenandoah, & Soulful powerhouses such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, and Ray Charles, Tim Cannon is trying to carrying on the tradition of the soulful hit music recorded in the lazy southern town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

https://timcannonmusic.com

×

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

×

4:00 pm

TBA

×

Where: Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Perfect location. Excellent accommodations and incredible rates.

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

×

5:00 pm

Mojo Hands

×

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

×

5:30 pm

Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller

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.

https://www.facebook.com/stevekolbusandtheclarksdalebluesrevueband/

×

Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta

https://www.levons.net/

×

5:30 pm

Blues Dinner w Fhil Rhythm and Jimmy Mayes

Fil Rhythm Band; Phil Bonsignore ~ Guitar/Vocals Ed Satterfield ~ Bass Robert Bucknor ~ Drums

https://www.facebook.com/FilRhythm/

×

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/

×

6:00 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/

×

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

×

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

×

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

×
9:00 am

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

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..
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.

×

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

×
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.

×

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

×
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)

×

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

×
10:00 am

Sunflower River Tour

Thursday, 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!

×

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

×
10:00 am

Special Museum Hours for JJF Weekend

SATURDAY Open from 10A - 6P SUNDAY Open from 10A - 3P Link to online tickets-- https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/tickets.aspx

×

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

×
12:00 pm

Open to the public Saturday April 23, 12noon-4pm.

12noon-4pm. Admission is a donation of any amount, and masks are required. For more information call 646-465-1578. Address: 106 Sharkey Ave, near First Street Website: www.tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com

×

Where: Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum

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

https://tennesseewilliamsrectorymuseum.com

×
1:00 pm

Sunflower River Tour

Thursday, 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!

×

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

×
1:00 pm

Student Book Signing & Ice Cream Social

Coahoma County School District Gifted Students discuss & sign their published book On the grand lawn of the Cutrer Mansion -- 109 Clark Street

×

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

×
2:30 pm

Tours Cutrer Mansion

The Cutrer Mansion, located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale's historic district, will be open for tours on Saturday, April 23. We are offering guided tours at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. 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.

×

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

×
3:30 pm

Tours Cutrer Mansion

The Cutrer Mansion, located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale's historic district, will be open for tours on Saturday, April 23. We are offering guided tours at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. 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.

×

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

×

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/

×

Where: Buster's Down Home Blues

Great new blues club on same block as New Roxy and Bad Apple Blues Club, owned by former Clarksdale city commissioner Buster Moten!

×

Juke Joint Festival® name and logo are registered trademarks of Clarksdale Downtown Development Association. All rights reserved.