2022 Performing Musicians

95TH BIRTHDAY SHOW Cadillac John w/Bill Abel

Celebrate the world's oldest still-performing bluesman — Mr. John "Cadillac" Nolden — as he turns 95 years young! Belzoni, MS, native Bill Abel backs him up.

http://www.smokestacklightnin.com/Bios/Cadillac%20John%20with%20the%20Cornlickers.htm

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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Friday - 1:00 pm

Annual awards presentations

Juke Joint Festival's annual Miss Sarah Awards, Visit Clarksdale Tourism awards and Clarksdale Drummer Award.

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New Roxy (main stage)

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Thursday - 6:15 pm

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & Allstars

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 8:00 pm

Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 2:30 pm

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & the Allstars w/Space Cowboy

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

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

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224 Yazoo (BYOB venue)

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 10:00 am

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod (solo)

Clarksdale native Anthony Sherrod grew up in a musical home. His father, E.J. Johnson, is a gospel singer and still performs with the group The Golden Stars. At the age of six, Anthony picked up his first guitar and hasn’t stopped playing. In fact, he not only plays guitar but bass, drums and keyboards—and he sings.

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

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Levon's Bar & Grill indoor stage

Saturday - 11:30 am

Austin Walkin’ Cane

Damn Fine Blues! Original & classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals. A blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 & the delta blues experience. Austin Walkin' Cane is a blues singer, songwriter and slide guitarist that performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets. Austin Walkin’ Cane has toured Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar & suitcase in hand.

http://walkincane.com

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JCS Juke House Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

B4Y2K and DeltaRox bands (DSU)

We are a Tribute Band to the music of the 1990's

https://www.facebook.com/B4Y2Kband/

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Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 4:15 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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Levon's Bar & Grill

Friday - 7:30 pm

Willow Botanical + Goods

Friday - 1:00 pm

Big T Blues Jam

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Buster's Down Home Blues

Sunday - 7:30 pm

Big T Williams

One of Clarksdale's finest musicians, Terry "Big T" Williams knows the blues. He came up under "Mr. Johnnie" Billington's watch before graduating to "Big Jack" Johnson's band, The Jelly Roll Kings, The Stone Gas Band and his own Big T & the Family band. A favorite of big clubs and juke joints alike, Big T is a man to watch on guitar. Pick up his CD "Hellhounds on My Trail" ... and watch for a new release on Broke & Hungry Records coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhNmLuk-AMU

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Sunday - 12:00 pm

Bill 'Howl-N-Madd' Perry & Shy Perry

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and Shy Perry have travelled extensively as a duet and full band for years. They were recently one of the main musical acts on European Blues Cruise 2016 that sailed on the Mediterranean Sea from Marseille, France to Naples, Rome, and Bastia, Italy. Shy and Bill performed in Marseille and had 5 shows on the ship Croisieres De France.

http://billhowlnmaddperry.com

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Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

Saturday - 1:00 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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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Thursday - 3:00 pm

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 11:30 am

Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 2:30 pm

Shack Up Inn

Saturday - 6:00 pm

Black Lung Lucy

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 11:30 am

Blackwater Trio

Clarksdale's most popular non-blues act is this mostly acoustic trio.

http://www.blackwatertrio.com

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Levon's Bar & Grill

Thursday - 7:30 pm

Blind Boy And Son

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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 4:00 pm

Blue Mother Tupelo

Blue Mother Tupelo - the husband and wife team of Ricky Davis (acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, vocals) and Micol Davis (piano, tambourine, vocals) - began performing as a duo in 1995. Soon thereafter, drummers, bassists, harmonica players, fiddle players and other friends would sit in. BMT primarily performs as a trio with guitars (acoustic & electric), piano, tambourines & drums, percussion. Ricky & Micol also perform in the original duo format as well. Unique, passionate, inspired and unaffected by musical genres, Blue Mother Tupelo is pure heart and soul.

https://www.bluemothertupelo.com

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New Roxy (main stage)

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Blues Breakfast Robert Kimbrough Sr

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.

https://robertkimbroughsr.com

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 10:00 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/

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Bluesberry Cafe

Saturday - 8:30 am

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/

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Bluesberry Cafe

Saturday - 5:30 pm

Blues Jam Hosted by Jessie Cotton Stone Watermelon Slim

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 12:00 pm

Blues Lunch w/ FONKY DONKY

Foot stompin’, hip-shakin’, hard shufflin’, groove-driven blues, roots, and Americana music. Fonky Donkey music combines traditional Delta, Hill Country, and Chicago Blues with the influences of Bob Dylan and beyond, all while emphasizing some original Swamp Donkey and Gil Franklin songs. Fonky Donkey is three members of the Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame: BEN “SWAMP DONKEY” BRENNER (National Resonator Guitar, slide & lead guitar, harp, vocals), GIL FRANKLIN (lead & slide guitar, vocals), and LANCE “BUG TUSSLE SLIM” WOMACK (drums, Cajon, percussion, vocals), plus LYNN FITZGERALD (bass and flip-fone).

https://www.getdonkeymusic.com

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Friday - 12:30 pm

Captain Dirk

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Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

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

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Bluesberry Cafe

Friday - 9:30 pm

Red's Lounge

Thursday - 8:00 pm

Shack Up Inn

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Saturday - 8:30 pm

Chicks n Blues hosted by Ilana Katz Katz

Ilana Katz Katz has been hailed as “a rising star with her own blend of Blues and old-time Appalachian fiddling.” Ilana began as a busker in 2008, playing the crowded platforms of Boston’s subway stations. After a chance meeting with Ronnie Earl at a Billy Boy Arnold concert in 2013, Ronnie invited Ilana to sit in with him at an upcoming show. He subsequently took her under his wing, offering to accompany Ilana on her 2014 debut record, showcasing her as his guest in many shows around Boston and New York.

https://www.ilanakatz.com/

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Bluesberry Cafe

Thursday - 6:00 pm

Christone 'KINGFISH' Ingram

Since the release of Kingfish, his Grammy-nominated 2019 Alligator Records debut, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation.

https://www.christonekingfishingram.com

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The Bank

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Coyote Motel

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.

http://teddrozdowski.com/#listen

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The Den

Friday - 3:30 pm

Daddy Rick & the Rollers

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Saturday - 4:30 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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 1:00 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

David Evans

Dr. David Evans is one of the most important contemporary blues musicologists and academics, the author of the seminal traditional folk blues history “Big Road Blues- Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues.” Among his many honors, he is recipient of the Fulbright award. He holds degrees from Harvard and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of “The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to the Blues” and many other publicatons. He has produced more than 50 albums of field and studio recordings for the University of Memphis’ High Water Records.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/dr-david-evans/

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Saturday - 1:30 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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Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

Saturday - 2:30 pm

Deak Harp & Quicksand

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.

http://deakharp.com

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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 5:00 pm

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Thursday - 4:30 pm

Deak Harp and DJ Hustleman

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.

http://deakharp.com

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The Den

Friday - 8:00 pm

Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Students

The purpose of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Program is to continue the great musical tradition born in the Mississippi Delta: the Delta blues. The Arts and Education program teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument or instruments of their choice. Instruments – drums, guitars, and keyboards – are provided by the museum for use in the classroom and authorized performances. However, we encourage students to purchase their own instruments. Instructors utilize the oral tradition, recorded music, video, instruction books, and handouts to educate the students in a classroom environment. The students progress from learning the basics of playing music to working together as a band.

https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org/programs.asp

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Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 1:15 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 3:00 pm

Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

Saturday - 10:00 am

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.

https://donnaherula.com/

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Friday - 2:30 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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Hambone Art & Music

Friday - 4:00 pm

Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Duwayne & Garry 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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Pete's Grill

Saturday - 8:00 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://www.road-dawg.com/duwayne-burnside

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 2:30 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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Bluesberry Cafe

Friday - 7:00 pm

Earl 'Guitar' Williams

Raised in Bessemer, Alabama, Earl recognized he had an interest in music at the young age of seven. He often watched television and admired Roy Rogers, Ricky Nelson, and Elvis Presley as they played guitars. It was exciting to Earl to hear such melodious sounds come from guitars. He decided that he wanted to play a guitar and asked his parents to purchase one for him. Coming from a family of nine children, they could not afford to buy a guitar for him. However, Earl learned that Bo Didley made his own guitar out of a cigar box. Because he was so determined to have a guitar to play, Earl then focused on making his own. With much thought and anticipation, he successfully crafted a guitar. He used a King Edward cigar box, a broomstick, and fishing cord for the strings. It was the beginning of his musical career, and the rest is history.

https://www.facebook.com/EarlGuitarWilliams/

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 11:30 am

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.

https://www.edenbrent.com

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New Roxy (main stage)

Special FREE Juke Joint Festival music event!

Friday - 6:00 pm

Fhil Rhythm

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

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

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 12:30 pm

Frank 'Guitar' Rimmer

Frank Rimmer earned the money for his first guitar at age 11 years old by going to the Cotton Fields, and has been performing since age 14. . He still has the Guitar named Stella to this day. He founded his own Band Called "Exception To The Rule another band called Super Soul Sonic. Which consisted of Big Pete, {City Council} - Friends of Glen Harris. Some of their Big Influences were Earth-Wind & Fire; Motown; Isley Brothers. Frank has played with Magic Slim, and his father, Magic slim, Sr.

https://www.facebook.com/guitarrimmer

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Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

Saturday - 1:30 pm

Garry Burnside

Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 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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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Friday - 2:30 pm

Shack Up Inn

Thursday - 6:00 pm

Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 1:00 pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Friday - 4:00 pm

Hooker Grocer + Eatery

Saturday - 9:30 pm

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.

http://www.graceaskew.com

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

Daring to Suck: A FREE Songwriting Clinic with Grace Askew

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Meraki Coffee Roasters

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Hal Reed

Though Blues harpist, singer, and educator, Hal Reed is currently living in Bettendorf, IA, he was born just a few miles from the Mississippi Delta and grew up surrounded by legends of blues music. His playing brims with the stamp of authenticity, having a triple-fisted influence of Mississippi, Gospel and Chicago style blues pumping through his heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_hJEpig1Qk

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 2:30 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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Hambone Art & Music

Friday - 2:00 pm

Hambone Art & Music

Sunday - 12:00 pm

Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Harvey Dug and Rod Smoth

from Oxford, Mississippi

https://harveydug.bandcamp.com

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Collective Seed & Supply Co.

Friday - 3:00 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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Hooker Grocer + Eatery

Friday - 7:00 pm

Heather Crosse & SweeTones

"Blues and soul just speak to me the loudest," says Crosse, who's spent the past two decades paying her dues at festivals, clubs and honky tonks across the American South. Originally from Louisiana, she's now an in-demand player in her chosen hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she and her band have backed blues heavyweights including Bob Margolin, Guitar Shorty, Jody Williams and James "Super Chikan" Johnson. For years, Crosse has appeared regularly at the world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club. Early in 2015, she toured Europe and the UK as a member of the Blues Caravan 2015 "Girls With Guitars" tour and was also part of the Jim Gaines-produced album of the same name.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=2ahUKEwihprzDzajhAhUDi6wKHVXZCQYQFjAGegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2

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Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 11:15 am

Hoodoo Men

MississippiToChicago'LectrifiedBaconGreaseCornLiquorButtShakingGonnaBoogieTillThePoliceComePorkChopSamich&aSideOfHogMawswithHotSauceJukeJointBlues.

https://www.facebook.com/Hoodoo-Men-576979845680590/

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Hopeless Case Blues Allstars w/special guests!

Hopeless Case Blues Allstars w/Stan Street, Rachel Ammons, Rachelle Coba, Ilana Katz Katz & more!

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Hambone Art & Music

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Iceman Blues Band

The band, consisting of bass player Lee Williams, drummer Joe “Iceman” Williams and guitarist Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, all learned from blues musician and educator Johnnie Billington.

https://www.pressregister.com/index.php/communities-entertainment-local-news-top-stories/iceman-blues-band-one-big-blues-music-f

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Ilana Katz Katz

Ilana Katz Katz has been hailed as “a rising star with her own blend of Blues and old-time Appalachian fiddling.” Ilana began as a busker in 2008, playing the crowded platforms of Boston’s subway stations. After a chance meeting with Ronnie Earl at a Billy Boy Arnold concert in 2013, Ronnie invited Ilana to sit in with him at an upcoming show. He subsequently took her under his wing, offering to accompany Ilana on her 2014 debut record, showcasing her as his guest in many shows around Boston and New York.

http://www.ilanakatz.com

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Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

James 'Super Chikan' Johnson (solo)

Rare chance to catch the blues bird in a SOLO "live" performance! James “Super Chikan” Johnson was born in the small Delta community of Darling in 1951 and grew up in rural towns around the area. As a young boy living in the country, he developed an interest in his family’s chickens and spent time trying to understand the meaning of the noises they made. His friends and family soon began calling him “the old chicken boy” or “Chicken” for short. He received the other half of his moniker during a stint working as a taxi driver in Clarksdale. His speedy driving earned him the new nickname “Super Chikan.”

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=johnson_james

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 11:30 am

James 'Super Chikan' Johnson with Clay Motley.

Rare chance to catch the blues bird in a SOLO "live" performance!

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=johnson_james

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

PUBLIC INTERVIEW WITH SUPER CHIKAN

Friday - 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 2:00 pm

Meraki Coffee Roasters

Sunday - 10:00 am

Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 1:45 pm

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 6:00 pm

Shack Up Inn

Friday - 9:00 pm

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Thursday - 1:30 pm

Hambone Art & Music

Thursday - 2:00 pm

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 2:00 pm

JCS Juke House Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

Jimbo Mathus & Creatures of Southern Wild

JIMBO MATHUS (born in Mississippi, 1967) is an award-winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist (instruments: Guitar, bass, drums, piano, trombone, mandolin, harmonica). Perhaps best known for his work with the platinum-record-holding swing-revival band Squirrel Nut Zippers, other associated acts include Johnny Vomit & The Dry Heaves, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Mississippi Allstars, Jim Dickinson, Knockdown Society, Knockdown South and Buddy Guy. His current band is JIMBO MATHUS & TRI-STATE COALITION. Jimbo is a favorite of Juke Joint Festival, performing nearly every year since the festival's founding. �God bless Mississippi and pass the antiseptic.� ~ J. Mathus

https://www.therealjimbomathus.com/

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Messenger's

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is the proprietor of one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi, the Blue Front in Bentonia. In the mid-2000s he began performing blues actively after many years of performing casually, and has already garnered several awards and many accolades. He is a practitioner and conscious advocate of a distinctive blues style from his hometown whose most famous proponent was blues pioneer Skip James.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=holmes_jimmy

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

Bad Apple Blues Club

Saturday - 7:30 pm

Joe Williams Ice Man Band

The band, consisting of bass player Lee Williams, drummer Joe “Iceman” Williams and guitarist Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, all learned from blues musician and educator Johnnie Billington. Lee Williams, who also plays the drums at other performances, and Joe “Iceman” Williams are cousins. Sherrod also plays other instruments.

https://www.pressregister.com/index.php/communities-entertainment-local-news-top-stories/iceman-blues-band-one-big-blues-music-f

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 4:00 pm

John Ford

Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

John Ford

https://johnfordblues.com/bio

https://johnfordblues.com/home

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 3:00 pm

Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 1:30 pm

John Horton Blues Band

Bulldozer driver by day, bluesman by night! Greenville, Mississippi's Big John Horton is one of the hardest-playing juke-joint bluesmen in the biz...

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=horton_john

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 10:30 pm

Johnie B. & 'Queen' Iretta Sanders

A modern-day Ike and Tina, - Queen Iretta and Johnie B are a high energy blues Act, - whether as a duo or a full band. They have their own style of delivering music, everywhere they play, and are often asked back, or to sit in with other Blues Artists, such as The Dee Miller Band, or Barbra Leshore, in Minnesota did most of all our shows, in Chicago. Queen Iretta has sang on stage with people like westside Mary Lane, Willie Dee, and Linsey Alexzander,

http://www.johniebsanders.com

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Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Saturday - 1:30 pm

Johnny Lowebow

Johnny Lowebow is the stage name for John Lowe, musician and bookstore owner from Memphis TN who has become known for his unusual electric cigar box guitars called :Lowebows”. His live shows have been described as “brutal blues blasts” by fellow cigar box guitarist, Shane Speal. Johnny Lowebow’s set-up is a mixture of old drum parts, milk crates, guitar amps and his ever present Lowebow. The Lowebow cigar box guitar is a bizarre instrument made from two oak dowel rods, a wooden cigar box, three guitar strings and a bass string. It is played with a slide in the old blues tradition, but that’s about the only thing traditional about it. Lowe wires each instrument with hand-made pickups so that the Lowebow is broadcast through two amplifiers. The result is a massive wall of sound, one side low and grumbly, the other side screaming like a jet. There isn’t a style of music Lowe won’t try. His set lists contain everything from Johnny Cash to punk pioneer, Iggy Pop. Lowe regularly sets up on Beale Street, playing for passers-by.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&ved=2ahUKEwjX7eaJ1qjhAhURbawKHRQtBOAQFjAMegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Johnny Rawls Blues Band

American soul blues singer, guitarist, arranger, songwriter and record producer. He was influenced by the deep soul music of the 1960s, as performed by O. V. Wright, James Carr, and Z. Z. Hill, although his styling, production and lyrics are more contemporary in nature.

http://www.johnnyrawlsblues.com

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

Saturday - 3:30 pm

Jordan Sledge & Night Cast band

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Gentleman Nytes

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band

Keith Johnson is a 24-year-old traditional Mississippi bluesman who is the great nephew of Muddy Waters. Keith & The Big Muddy Band are the fresh-young faces of the blues who is keeping the blues alive for generations to come. We play indoor and outdoor concerts and festivals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74v9ErtQkns

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New Roxy (main stage)

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Thursday - 6:30 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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The Den

Friday - 10:00 pm

Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Kenny Brown And Eric Deaton

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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Orange Door Gallery

Thursday - 4:00 pm

Kenny Brown Blues Band

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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Shack Up Inn

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Kent Burnside

Kent hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi as the oldest Grandson and pupil of blues legend, R.L. Burnside. His playing dots the globe and his style is unlike any other: dark, hypnotic, inviting... and very dance-able.

http://BurnsideKent.com

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Buster's Down Home Blues

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a five-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and was the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

http://kirkfletcherband.com/bio/

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 12:45 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 12:00 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 3:45 pm

Lala & Element 88

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. "Almost on a dare" (as she puts it), LaLa entered her first blues tune, 'Blue Is Hardly The Word' in the 1998 San Diego Songwriters Guild Competition & to her astonishment, took home first prize. It was the move that was to send her on a musical sojourn beyond anything she could have possibly imagined. Her quest to seek authenticity led her to the Mississippi Delta where, like so many blues men & women before her, she sought to unearth for herself the roots of this distinctly American treasure known as the blues, & found herself almost instantly transformed.

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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Thursday - 8:00 pm

Lew Jetton

Lew Jetton learned The Blues while working in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee as a teenager and young man. Musically, he had 2 of the best mentors you could think of. While working in Jackson, Tennessee, he became acquainted with the legendary Carl Perkins. Later, after moving to Western Kentucky, he was befriended by blues legend Snooky Pryor, who hailed from just across the Ohio River in Southern Illinois. Lew joined the blues band 61 South in 1994 as a guitar player, then took over as the frontman a year later.

http://61south.com

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

Libby Rae Watson

Libby Rae is an authentic Blues woman who has been playing Blues since the early 1970's. She helped organize the talent for the very first Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS in 1978.

http://www.libbyrae.com

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Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

Saturday - 11:30 am

Libby Rae Watson & the Hoodoo Men

Libby Rae is an authentic Blues woman who has been playing Blues since the early 1970's. She helped organize the talent for the very first Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS in 1978.

http://www.libbyrae.com

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The Den

Friday - 2:00 pm

Shack Up Inn

Friday - 6:00 pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Thursday - 9:00 pm

Levon's Bar & Grill

Saturday - 9:00 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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Shack Up Inn

Sunday - 6:00 pm

New Roxy (main stage)

Friday - 8:00 pm

Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Hopson Commissary (back courtyard)

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Little Willie Farmer

“Little Willie” Farmer is a self-taught guitarist, who developed a style that is closest to the Memphis Blues, a mixture of Soul and Blues. He writes and performs original music and has produced several CDs. He performs in clubs, festivals, and for private parties and also does Blues education workshops, having worked with Johnnie Billington, and Jerry Fair in the Montgomery County School District, the Montgomery County Arts Council and Action Communication and Education Reform’s Cultural Arts and Multimedia Project.

http://www.arts.ms.gov/artist-roster/artist.php?n=farmer_little_willie&r=artist-roster

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

JCS Juke House Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Red's Lounge

Saturday - 6:00 pm

Live blues TBA!

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Cotton Boll Court (Hopson back courtyard)

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Lou Shields

Lou Shields continues the tradition of American music with a solo-performance that pulls in styles of days-gone-by. Using his 1931 National Resonator Guitar or Banjo accompanied by a unique front porch style of foot percussion and harmonica, he uses his voice as an extension of the past. Lou carries a full sound during live performances while sharing stories, thoughts and experiences with the audience. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for over 15 years and has released 8 full-length albums and 13 EP’s.

http://loushields.com

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Levon's Bar & Grill indoor stage

Saturday - 1:00 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 6:00 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 5:00 pm

Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Lucious Spiller Blues Band

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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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (backroom stage)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 4:30 pm

Lucious Spiller hosts annual BLUES JAM!

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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Red's Lounge

Sunday - 7:00 pm

Maggie McCabe and Suzie

Award-Winning Metro-Detroit based musician specializing in acoustic blues, Celtic, soul, gospel & rock - vocals, guitar, mandolin and Bodhran.

http://www.maggiemccabe.com

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Bluesberry Cafe

Thursday - 8:00 pm

Mark 'Mule Man' Massey & Billy Earheart

This Mississippi band is tearing up the south with their brand of Hill Country, and soulful blues, featuring Mark "The Muleman" Massey on vocals and guitar, and Grammy & Emmy award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ, with Dave Bennett bass and Walter Pope drums, from the Memphis Blues Society and 40 yrs veterans of the music scene.

https://www.reverbnation.com/markmulemanmasseyband

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Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Marshall Drew

Marshall Drew was born on January 11, 1984 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He took an interest in music at a young age, learning to play guitar at age five and beginning to write songs at eight. He played in several local bands during his teens, often performing blues music throughout the Mississippi Delta. Drew, however, cites classic rock-era singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young as his primary influences. He is also heavily influenced by highly melodic rock bands such as The Beatles and Big Star.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Drew

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The Bank

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Marshall Hopper

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

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

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 2:30 pm

Memphissippi Sounds

One fated summer night in 2017 the paths of two uniquely gifted and talented Memphis musicians aligned in a club on Beale Street. Cameron Kimbrough, grandson of Junior Kimbrough and native of the famed Mississippi hill country, brought his raw, stripped-down rhythms from the fresh, open air of Potts Camp, MS, to the crowded room. As the audience took in Kimbrough’s beats from the drums, they were blessed by the powerful and mesmerizing voice of Damion “Yella P” Pearson’s harmonica. Kimbrough had grown up hearing the blues from his grandfather’s juke joint, and later taught himself to play. Yella P. was also self-taught on the harmonica, first picking it up at age 13 and honing his style while listening to the blues on Beale Street. An instant connection growing from their chance encounter, they teamed up to form Memphissippi Sounds and immediately began creating a new sound. Their custom blend of North Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis blues and soul, rock, pop, and hip-hop was debuted at the New Daisy while opening up for guitar legend Eric Gales. In the past year, they’ve taken the Memphissippi Sound on the road to places such as Thacker Mountain Radio Hour in Oxford, Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival, and Little Rock’s Whitewater Tavern backing up Grammy-nominated local bluesman R.L. Boyce. Memphissippi Sounds has made local appearances at such venues as the Levitt Shell, Radio Memphis, and the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Between gigs, they enjoy doing some old-school busking on South Main, a throwback to the heyday of Memphis music.

https://www.memphissippisounds.com/home

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 11:30 am

Mick Kolassa & the Endless Blues Band

“Michissippi Mick” Kolassa lives in Memphis but was born in Michigan and lived in Mississippi for nearly 30 years, where he was given his nickname. He has played blues in solo and duo acoustic formats and with his bands for years. Regardless of the venue and configuration, Mick delivers lively and animated performances, assuring that the fans enjoy themselves as they listen to him playing his Free-Range Blues©.

https://mimsmick.com

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Bluesberry Cafe

Friday - 6:00 pm

Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Miss Australia 'Honeybee' Jones

“Honeybee,” as she likes to be called, lives at Indianola, in the Delta, but her guitar style more resembles the Hill Country style of blues than that of the Delta. She is furthermore a traditionalist, and has avoided the influence of most modern blues; her repertoire consists of old, traditional lyrics like “Baby, Please Don’t Go” or “Catfish Blues.” Her appearance should be welcomed at a time when most blues is of the Southern soul variety, and where female blues artists are few and far between outside of Southern soul.

https://www.facebook.com/clarksdale.register/posts/miss-australia-honeybee-jones-neal-spent-much-of-her-life-in-indianapolis-ind

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 2:15 pm

Mississippi Marshall Hopper

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

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

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Hambone Art & Music

Friday - 3:00 pm

Bluesberry Back Alley Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 11:00 am

Travelers Hotel Stage (across from hotel)

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Mojo Hands

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Nestor Pardo

(special guest from Spain) Blues lunch

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Friday - 1:30 pm

Open Mic Night

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

Thursday - 3:00 pm

Otis 'TCB' Taylor

All Aboard! that Blues Train. it's your boy Otis "TCB" Taylor. it's going down sunflower river blues fest, at Delta Blues alley Clarksdale miss. TCB ant the Main Stage Band will be performing from 1030pm to 1230pm at Adel's Blues alley, across from ground zero blues club, on Saturday nite. their will be a cover charge, so hey after William bell do his thang on the stage, come on over and check out a real live soul-blues performance from the hottest band in the land. [come on and do wat u do].

https://www.facebook.com/otis.taylor.102

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

Saturday - 5:00 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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Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 2:30 pm

Pat Thomas

The son of famed Mississippi bluesman James “Son” Thomas, from Leland, Mississippi, carries on the family blues business, keeping his fatherʼs songs alive, as well as doing his own thing in the country blues tradition. His dad, as many blues fans know, was brought to the international blues forefront by musicologist William Ferris. Pat Thomas is also a well renowned folk artist who makes clay sculpture of birds, animals, and human faces, also a passion he shares with his late father.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/pat-thomas/

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

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/

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Preston Rumbaugh

His years of playing Nashville, Clarksdale and Memphis have served his blues well.

https://www.facebook.com/preston.rumbaugh.5

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

Saturday - 11:00 am

RL Boyce & Como Breakdown

RL Boyce is a blues musician from Como, Mississippi. Born in 1955, he picked up music as a teenager, starting out as a drummer in the local fife-and-drum bands of Otha Turner and Napolian Strickland, and later with Jessie Mae Hemphill as heard on her classic "Feelin' Good" album. He is also a singer and guitarist, inspired by his neighbors RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, as well as the records of John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf. Boyce developed an individual style that draws upon songs from the local repertoire and interprets them with a considerable degree of enthusiasm and spontaneity. Though his recorded output is slim, Boyce's renown has grown over the years and his performances at his frequent house/yard parties attract friends, neighbors, and visitors from around the world.

https://www.facebook.com/RLBoyceBlues/

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Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

RL SUPERBAD

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

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

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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 10:30 am

Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Thursday - 12:00 pm

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

Thursday - 2:00 pm

Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Rachel Ammons

Rachel Ammons is rooted in the most primitive and raw beginnings of the Blues and constantly explores new sounds with her own soulful interpretation. Her mentor and co-founder of the beloved duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Smilin’ Bob, passed in 2019, prompting her move to go solo. But their fans will enthusiastically tell you she carries the torch well, and is running with it. Recently calling her a rock Goddess not of this planet, the Arkansas Times had formerly coined the term “PsycheDelta” to describe her “jaw-dropping” live performance. Reviewers write that her “howls, drones and stomps add up to what seems to be the work of several musicians, not just one”, describing a fresh sound like none other. Primal and progressive, foreign and familiar, her performances are frequently improvisational and share an uncontrived emotionality best experienced live. Ammons follows one rule above all: Play What You Feel.

https://rachelammons.com

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JCS Juke House Stage

Saturday - 1:30 pm

Rachelle Coba

Rachelle bought her first guitar on her 15th birthday, just before her mother surprised her by taking her to a Lonnie Mack and Stevie Ray Vaughan performance that same night. As a child, she studied violin and then switched to guitar. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the prestigious University of Miami School of Music. During this time Rachelle developed her unique finger-style approach to playing blues rhythm and lead guitar and was inspired when she got the chance to play with the Legendary Buddy Guy. Aside from her soulful guitar playing, she is equally known for her voice and songwriting. This American Showplace Music artist’s accomplishments include powerful performances both in the United States and Internationally, such as major festivals like Mississippi Juke Joint Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, as well as the BB King Day Symposium.

https://rachellecoba.com

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 1:30 pm

Bluesberry Cafe

Thursday - 7:00 pm

Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Saturday - 12:00 pm

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.

https://19thstreetred.com

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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Friday - 10:00 am

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

Thursday - 11:00 am

JCS Juke House Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

Levon's Bar & Grill indoor stage

Saturday - 4:00 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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Hambone Art & Music

Thursday - 3:00 pm

Hambone Art & Music

Friday - 8:00 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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Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 4:15 pm

Ray Cashman and Michele Biondi

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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Hambone Art & Music

Friday - 1:00 pm

Reverend Freakchild

Living Blues Magazine says “His attitude is irreverent, but his enthusiasm for the blues is clear”, and judging from the patter between songs, he gets the connection between gospel and blues - With just harp, National Steel guitar and his voice, the Rev keeps it simple.

http://www.www-reverendfreakchild.org/

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Reverend Robert

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. In the past two decades he has become accomplished at many other early twentieth century styles including ragtime and early jazz, Hawaiian, African and Caribbean. He combines these styles seamlessly in a combination of infectious rhythm and an authentic acoustic sound. In 2004 he took first place at the National Slide Guitar Festival in North Carolina The Reverend is known for his true conviction, and powerful delivery. You can hear it on his latest CD "Shake That Thing."

http://revrobert.com

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Hambone Art & Music

Thursday - 8:00 pm

Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 2:00 pm

Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 1:15 pm

Rip Lee Pryor

Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor didn't have to go far for his blues pass. He was born into it, he is the son of the legendary Snooky Pryor. Rip started at a young tender age blowing his dad's discarded harmonicas and mimicking his records. Rip played guitar in several local soul bands while in high school. In 1994, he started playing blues guitar with his dad, netting a spot on Snooky's CD recording "Mind Your Own Business" and also a Japan tour. Rip formed several blues bands in the Carbondale Il area, singing and blowing harmonica. In 1998, he recorded a CD "Pitch a Boogie Woogie" playing all instruments on 8 of the tracks. Later he got into doing his solo act playing guitar and harmonica. With the hassle of music and a day job he got out of the music business in 2000. After retiring from his day job in 2008 and a bout with bone marrow cancer in 2010, Rip is back and very strong. He has been working steady with his One Man Blues Show touring South America, Europe, playing various local venues and blues festivals throughout the US. Rip recorded a CD in 2014 with Electro-Fi Records "Nobody But Me". Rip plays Chicago '50's style blues with a vengence.

http://www.ripleepryor.com

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Levon's Bar & Grill indoor stage

Saturday - 2:30 pm

Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Saturday - 7:00 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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Bluesberry Cafe

Friday - 8:00 pm

Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Red's Lounge

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Roosevelt "Piano Red" Harper

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage (near New Roxy)

Saturday - 10:30 am

Ryan Lee Crosby

With an intercontinental band, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lee Crosby blends essences of American folk-blues and North Indian raga into meditative songs of impermanence, compassion and joy. Crosby’s music is a pleasing mix of improvised and composed material, performed on traditional and modern instruments. Through his recordings and performances, Crosby hopes to inspire peace, openness and respect - for tradition, for culture, for each other and for one’s self. Crosby describes himself as a ‘seeker’ within the music: producer and listener, performer and enthusiast, teacher and student. Crosby’s music-making is an inward process: creativity through meditation, devotion and discipline, but it is also oriented around community-building. As a bandleader, Crosby is guided by the potential of music to connect the internal to the external, the individual to the group, and to bridge seemingly disparate cultures and traditions.

https://www.ryanleecrosby.com/media/

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Ryan Lee Crosby W / Ilina Katz

With an intercontinental band, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lee Crosby blends essences of American folk-blues and North Indian raga into meditative songs of impermanence, compassion and joy. Crosby’s music is a pleasing mix of improvised and composed material, performed on traditional and modern instruments. Through his recordings and performances, Crosby hopes to inspire peace, openness and respect - for tradition, for culture, for each other and for one’s self.

https://www.ryanleecrosby.com/media/

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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 9:45 am

Sadie Lamp

Sadie Lamp is a mesmerizing duo act performing in the alternative jazz styles of fusing blues with pop genres , while keeping the standards interestingly alive. Their full slate touring ended them in Clarksdale, Mississippi performing to full house scheduled shows. In 2018 they took center stage at world famous Juke Joint Festival with their debut CD release party , then a show for Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival sponsored by the Clarksdale Blues Museum performing with the likes of the slide guitar master “Watermelon Slim," and then an astonishing show same year for the Deep Blues Festival. Currently Sadie Lamp is performing weekly scheduled shows as seen on CATHEAD’S MUSIC CALENDAR at cathead.biz , performing shows at Clarksdale's REDS LOUNGE on Thursdays at 5 pm with their new Happy Hour Blues Show and on Sundays weekly at The Third Street Bistro at 12:30pm. Sadie Lamp performs this show weekly as a black tie event with smooth and easy listening jazz while dining the bistros famous entree.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnfQTQPg-ykXgaeURucvGw

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

Sarah Levingston

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Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

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

http://seanbadapple.com

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New Roxy (main stage)

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Thursday - 5:00 pm

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC

Friday - 4:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 2:00 pm

Sean 'Bad' Apple w/Lady Trucker

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 Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill join Sean "Bad" Apple!

http://seanbadapple.com

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Cat Head Blues Store Stage

Saturday - 3:15 pm

Bad Apple Blues Club

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Sean bad Apple and Friends

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

http://seanbadapple.com

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Bad Apple Blues Club

Sunday - 7:00 pm

Bad Apple Blues Club

Friday - 7:00 pm

Bad Apple Blues Club

Thursday - 8:00 pm

Seth Stroud & Walt Busby

Growing up the son of a Baptist minister, music has always been a part of Seth Stroud’s life. Every Sunday he could be found on the front row singing in church. He spent his childhood performing in school and church musicals, and learning to play the piano and acoustic guitar. Soon the piano gave way to his love, the guitar. Today Seth Stroud can be found writing and recording with band mates Alice Hasen and Walt Busby, as well as playing in every venue that will have them, as they begin a new chapter in music know as the Blackwater Trio.

https://www.facebook.com/seth.stroud.56

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Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 5:30 pm

Side Street Steppers

Christian Stanfield and Miss Vera Victoria founded the Side Street Steppers in June of 2009. What began as a simple duo of musicians unearthing material from the Golden Age of American gramaphone recording has grown into a full-blown Memphis institution.

http://www.sidestreetsteppers.com

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Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Southern Soul Band

WE ARE A BAND THAT PERFORMS MORE THAN JUST BLUES. WE DO R&B,SOUL,SOME COUNTRY,POP ETC. WE PERFORM FOR ALL OCCASIONS.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthernSoulMS/

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The Bank (indoor stage) presented by John and Paulla Smith.

Saturday - 12:30 pm

Stacy Mitchhart Band

Stacy Mitchhart has built a worldwide fan base thanks to phenomenal live performances, national television exposure, radio airplay, loyal enthusiastic fans and aggressive marketing and merchandising campaigns. His masterful guitar work and strong vocals have been the driving forces behind his successful career.

http://stacymitchhart.com/index.html

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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

Saturday - 9:00 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 4:00 pm

Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 3:00 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/

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Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar

Sunday - 3:30 pm

Levon's Bar & Grill

Saturday - 5:30 pm

Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

In the world of Mississippi blues and folk art, you won't find much better than Mr. James "Super Chikan" Johnson. He is the man. His "live" shows are legendary for their originality and energy. Whether he's playing his signature B.C. Rich guitar or one of his homemade gas can "Chikan-tars," you'll know that good times have entered the building after the first three notes. Winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the arts, Chikan recently released his 4th and perhaps best CD, "Chikan Supe." He's been all over the world, but this weekend he's back in town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqi_j5Glmtc

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New Roxy (main stage)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

TBA

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Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Friday - 4:00 pm

Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

Thursday - 4:00 pm

Ted Drozdowski's Coyote Motel

Coyote Motel is cosmic roots music. I’ve always heard what I call Great American Music as a glorious continuum, and I believe that, like parallel universes, all of the sounds that it encompasses exist and can be heard at the same time. So for me, the influences of Muddy Waters and Daniel Lanois, or Lonnie Mack and Sonny Sharrock, not only can but should exist in the same song. I also believe the mark of a true artist is to distil influences and ideas into an original voice. With Coyote Motel, I’ve done my best to live up to those principles. To me, the 10 songs on Coyote Motel, which is also the name of the band, are a complete sonic vision. Some of my best lyrics and finest recorded guitar playing is here—but you should catch the band live. We have a reputation for explosive performances. We’re serious about upholding tradition while pushing the envelope, but we’re also seriously committed to everybody—including ourselves—having fun.

http://teddrozdowski.com/

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Terry 'Big T' Williams & Family Blues Band w/Miss Gladys

One of Clarksdale's finest musicians, Terry "Big T" Williams knows the blues. He came up under "Mr. Johnnie" Billington's watch before graduating to "Big Jack" Johnson's band, The Jelly Roll Kings, The Stone Gas Band and his own Big T & the Family band. A favorite of big clubs and juke joints alike, Big T is a man to watch on guitar. Pick up his CD "Hellhounds on My Trail" ... and watch for a new release on Broke & Hungry Records coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhNmLuk-AMU

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The Den

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Terry 'Big T' Williams & the Family Blues Band

Terry “Big T” Williams has dedicated his life to his music. Born in Clarksdale in 1960, he spent his early years on a plantation in Farrell, Mississippi, hearing stories about Muddy Waters attending Sunday picnics in his grandmother’s yard.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=williams_terry

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Red's Lounge

Friday - 8:00 pm

Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 1:30 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 3:15 pm

Terry Harmonica Bean

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

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

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Hambone Outdoor Stage

Saturday - 10:30 am

Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front bar)

Saturday - 7:00 pm

The Blues Wizard

In the mid 1990's (and against everyones advice) Kifer dedicated himself to learning how to play the blues. Since then this prolific songwriter has recorded 7 cd's of original music. Now known nationwide as The Blues Wizard , Keith and his songwriting partner Rosie Mac have been featured on national TV shows such as America's Got Talent and others.

https://lunaticfringeluthiery.com/

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

“… the reincarnated Mississippi moan of guys like Son House… a burly soul punishing the senses with a Deltapunk attack and a heavy helping of rural realism. You can’t ignore his Big Damn Band’s gospel.” — Elmore

https://www.bigdamnband.com/about/

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 8:30 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 11:30 am

Theo 'Boogieman' Dasbach

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Rock & Blues Museum-Outside

Sunday - 1:00 pm

Rock & Blues Museum-Outside

Friday - 11:30 am

Hooker Grocer Courtyard Stage

Saturday - 12:30 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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 4:00 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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The Den

Friday - 5:00 pm

The Den

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Vinnie C.

Hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi, Vince “Vinnie C.” Cheney brings the true, raw grit of North Mississippi Hill country style blues straight from the heart and soul. Vinnie is steeped in the tradition and learned his music firsthand from Jessie Mae Hemphill, Robert Belfour, R. L Burnside and others.

https://www.facebook.com/vinniecblues/

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 4:30 pm

Watermelon Slim & the Truckers

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote "From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat." Paste Magazine writes "He's one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he's got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him."

http://watermelonslim.com

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Bluesberry Cafe

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Watermelon Slim, Lucious Spiller, Lala Craig & Big A

“From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat” (HARP Magazine). Slim was raised in North Carolina listening to the housekeeper sing John Lee Hooker songs. In the Vietnam war he wound up in a hospital bed where he taught himself upside-down left-handed slide guitar on a $5 balsawood model using a triangle pick cut from a rusty coffee can top and his Army issued Zippo lighter as the slide. Slim has been a truck driver, forklift operator, sawmiller (where he lost a partial finger), firewood salesman, collection agent, funeral officiator and at times a small time criminal. His colorful songs and raw talent reflect his many adventures and misadventures. Very entertaining!

http://watermelonslim.com

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

BLUES MUSICIAN PANEL DISCUSSION

Friday - 1:00 pm

Whiskey Barrels

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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

Friday - 9:00 pm

Wolf Eagle / Trenton Ayers

WolfEagle is power trio formed by Trenton Ayers in 2021. Comprised of Timothy Scruggs on (Drums) and Quatavious Mason on (bass) Trenton Ayers on (vocals,guitar). Based out of Holly Springs Ms. It’s Rooted in deeply in Gospel and Blues and other genres that pushes the limits and know that it has attitude!

https://www.trentonayers.com

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Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

Friday - 12:30 pm

YZ Ealey Blues Band

YZ Ealey—“YZ” is his given name—was born in Sibley, about 14 miles south of Natchez on March 8, 1937, and grew up on a self-sufficient farm where his family raised crops and livestock. He is the middle of eleven children, with three sisters and two brothers both older and younger than him. He first began playing guitar as a child by picking up the guitar of his older brother “Bubba” (David, b. 1927), but his mother, Lucinda Barnes Ealey, would only allow religious music in the house. His father, David Ealey, Jr., could play guitar but did not have his own instrument.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=ealey_yz

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

with Keith 'Blues Wizard' Keifer

In the mid 1990's (and against everyones advice) Kifer dedicated himself to learning how to play the blues. Since then this prolific songwriter has recorded 7 cd's of original music. Now known nationwide as The Blues Wizard , Keith and his songwriting partner Rosie Mac have been featured on national TV shows such as America's Got Talent and others.

http://bleedstreet1.homestead.com/kk.html

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Meraki/Griot - "Mosaic Space"

KIDS' INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP

Friday - 3:00 pm

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