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FROM CLARKSDALE

STREAMING LIVE BLUES 7 NIGHTS A WEEK

(OR HOWEVER LONG THIS LASTS)

Clarksdale welcomes people who travel from all over the world to the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of the blues.  Our downtown has a rich tapestry of venues where you can hear the blues live -- all 365 nights a year.

As people stop traveling and we work to keep our community safe from the coronavirus, we're creating new ways of staying connected and keeping the blues alive.

VIRTUAL JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

The physical edition of Clarksdale, Mississippi's biggest blues event may be on hiatus till next year, but fans around the world can enjoy a daylong online tribute in its place.

The first-ever Virtual Juke Joint Festival Celebration streamed Saturday, April 18th noon-9pm (CDT), followed by the world-premiere of the new Ted Reed Productions film Juke Joint Festival Revisited at 9pm.

The livestream can still be found in the Videos on Live From Clarksdale's Facebook page:

Y'all stay safe out there!

When the world can travel again, we look forward to welcoming y'all to Clarksdale.

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LIVE FROM CLARKSDALE

Many local musicians continue to play the blues.  They're just taking the watch party online.

As each watch party is scheduled, we'll keep this updated with where to find them.  You can also follow us and the hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram.

It's a new kind of virtual travel adventure we're embarking upon together.  Buckle up and join us!

Current Schedule

All Clarksdale-times: CDT

Monday 5/25

  • 6-7pm Lee Williams & Lucious Spiller on the Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page.

Tuesday 5/26

Wednesday 5/27

Thursday 5/28

  • 7pm David Dunavent live on his Facebook page.

  • 8pm Ground Zero Blues Club Quarantine Series live watch party on the Ground Zero Facebook page, with Lightnin' Malcolm.

Friday 5/29

Saturday 5/30

Sunday 5/31

  • 1-2pm Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour.  Note: Marshall now hosts his Social Distancing Tour every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come Visit Clarksdale in person again!

  • 2-3pm Deak Harp live at Shorty's Shotgun Shack at the Shack Up Inn; livestream on his Facebook page.