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.

To keep our community safe -- and the blues alive -- as people stopped traveling, we created Live From Clarksdale.  It was the first virtual, international blues community juking up every day... for what wound up being 400 nights straight.

The blues never died in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Read the story at our parent company, Shared Experiences USA.

* Hooray!  Clarksdale venues have returned to hosting live blues in person all 7 nights a week, and we still broadcast once a week for our online friends around the world.  Tune in on Facebook -- and leave a comment if you'd like to say hi to the crowd+musicians and tell us where in the world you are!  We can't wait to juke up with you.

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

As each show 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

Memorial Day Weekend:

Friday 5/27

  • 5pm Jimmy Duck Holmes at Ground Zero's 21st Anniversary Party which goes 'til late! Friday and Saturday.  We'll broadcast Jimmy Duck Holmes' set for our friends online, via Ground Zero's Facebook page.


Saturday 5/28

  • 10am Robert Kimbrough Sr. starts Ground Zero + Goat Fest's Day 2 with blues brunch at the Bluesberry Cafe -- join us on Bluesberry's Facebook page!

Ground Zero's anniversary & Goat Fest IX are Friday 5/27 - Saturday 5/28.  Tune in online to kick off the weekend with us -- then book your ticket to Clarksdale and come enjoy live music all. weekend. long.

Friday 6/3

  • 8pm Rashad the Blues Kid celebrates with us and our friends online at Ground Zero's Facebook page.

Chicago Blues Fest:


Near the Windy City?  Stop by Visit Mississippi's Juke Joint Stage at the Chicago Blues Fest to see our local artists -- and visit Bubba at the Visit Clarksdale table!

Saturday 6/11

  • 8pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod's Birthday Bash is onstage at Ground Zero and online at Ground Zero's Facebook page.


Saturday 6/18

  • 5:45pm Terry "Harmonica" Bean celebrating Juneteenth at BAMFest, the Birthplace of American Music Festival.  We'll broadcast a set for friends online, and juke all weekend in a dozen venues across town.  Check out the full lineup at

Friday 6/24

  • 8pm Pinetop Perkins Workshop at Ground Zero Blues Club!  Join us in supporting students and the work of the Pinetop Perkins Foundation:

Friday 7/1

  • 8pm Mohead at Ground Zero Blues Club will not be streamed-- gotta come experience it in person yourself!

Tuesday 7/5

  • 8pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod returns to Hambone Art Gallery for an intimate show.  Drop in and say hi!  He might even take a request or two ;)

Friday 7/8

  • 8pm Reba Russell at Ground Zero Blues Club, for the first time ever #LiveFromClarksdale, on Ground Zero's Facebook page.

Friday 7/15

  • 5pm Lala Craig & Lee Williams host the new Friday After 5pm series at the Delta Blues Alley Cafe... bringing the blues to TGIF happy hours on Delta Avenue, hallelujah!  Come raise a glass to the weekend with us.  We'll be live at

  • Not online, but cool:  the Hair-Itage project from StoryWorks premieres at Meraki.  It's an evening of storytelling at the crossroads of hair and identity.  The show is both Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and tickets are free:

Friday 7/22

  • 8pm Lucious Spiller plays for the hometown crowd back at Ground Zero Blues Club!  He's been from Chicago to Biloxi and back, and is stoked to play live from Clarksdale again to friends around the world.  Catch the first set on his Lucci Spiller Facebook page online.

Saturday 7/30

  • 8pm Charlotte Taylor returns to Ground Zero Blues Club.  We'll stream the first set, but you've gotta Vsiit Clarksdale and follow Charlotte to catch the rest of her magic in person...

Saturday 8/6

  • 8pm Marquise! Knox! is finally coming to Clarksdale: he'll be at Ground Zero Blues Club in Biloxi on Friday, and here on Saturday.  Tune in with us online or get! your! tickets! now :)

Save the date: upcoming Clarksdale festivals

  • August 11-13: Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival -- and Cat Head's 20th anniversary weekend

  • September 2:  Red's Old-Timers Festival

  • September 22-23:  Mighty Roots Music Festival

  • September 30:  Bad Apple Blues Guitar Festival

  • October 4-7:  King Biscuit Blues Festival at our neighbors' place in Helena, Arkansas

  • October 8:  Cat Head Mini Blues Festival & Super Blues Sunday

  • October 12-15:  Deep Blues & Tennessee Williams Festivals

  • October 26-29:  Hambone & Cruzn the Crossroads Festivals

  • October 29:  Women in Blues returns?  Pack your beach blanket...  ;)

Beyond February:  #BlackHistory365 continues: we are proud to celebrate Black history EVERY day through our actions and programs to explore the roots of the blues -- and keep it alive and evolving.  Check out our Black history page for photo essays, archived live shows, and the Black history tour we now offer.

Visit Clarksdale to experience live blues nightly (check the Cat Head calendar), and

follow Shared Experiences USA for Deak Harp's Blues Experience, our Black History Experience,

and more ways to come experience the Delta yourself.

We miss y'all, and can't wait to see you soon.  Till then, we'll look forward to juking up together online!


If you can't travel yet, explore from home via the Blues Trail Revisited podcast from award-winning filmmaker (and blues fan!) Ted Reed:

Live From Clarksdale continues Clarksdale's tradition of "live blues -- 365 nights a year" with the support of Visit Clarksdale.  When you're ready to roadtrip and #WanderMS, stop by Visit Clarksdale online & in person... and #VisitMSResponsibly y'all!