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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!

(Not-So-)Current Schedule*

All Clarksdale-times: CDT

* Time for a 2023 update!  We're revisiting what we loved about Live From Clarksdale, and asking fans:

what did YOU love about watching and connecting with musicians --

and our worldwide blues community?  What's next??

Stay tuned...

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 :)

Friday 8/12

  • 5-7pm Open house happy hour at our Shared Experiences HQ, 121 Delta Ave.  All are welcome to join us in raising a glass to the Sunflower Festival.


Saturday 8/20: A Day in the Life of Clarksdale

Watermelon Slim AND 19th Street Red AND the Stone Gas Band AND Bill Abel AND Edna Nicole AND Muddy Alexander all in a single day...  What is this new festival?!

It's just another day in Clarksdale!  We mean it when we say we have "live blues ALL 365 nights a year"... and not just in one venue, but 4 or 5 or 6.  THIS is why you don't need to wait for the next festival to visit Clarksdale!

Experience blues bar-hopping and juking with us ALL day at   We'll go live at the top of each hour (promptly as possible but please have patience for real Delta bluesmen on Delta Time!) for:

  • 10am  Watermelon Slim at the Bluesberry Cafe

  • 11am  Randy "19th Street Red" Cohen at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

  • 3pm  Our first Shared Experiences: Farm Tour kicks off with Howard Stovall and local farmers giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Mississippi Delta's world-class ag operations  (in person at 6499 Oakhurst Stovall Road; book online for $5! )

  • 4pm  Stone Gas Band at Stovall Store

  • 8pm  Bill Abel at the Shack Up Inn

  • 9pm  Muddy Alexander with Edna Nicole at Ground Zero Blues Club

  • ...and if we're lucky, another stop or two elsewhere along the way ;)

Saturday 8/27

  • 8pm Fonky Donkey -- the full Fonky Donkey 6-piece band including sax! -- plays the "Juke Chapel" at the Shack Up Inn.  Tune in to their Facebook page for the first set, or come party with them all night at the Shacks.

Saturday 9/3  (Labor Day Weekend!)

  • Red's Old-Timers Festival! starts with 95yo Cadillac John and Bill Abel at noon.​  Lucious Spiller will broadcast his set live -- he's almost 60!  Tune in and wish him HBD.

  • UPDATE:  Lucious' set is around 7:00pm, and can be found on his FB page:


Thursday 9/8

  • 8pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod hosts Ground Zero Blues Club's Thursday jam night.  We'll broadcast Big A's first set on the GZBC Facebook page.  Come on down in person -- and BYO instrument to join him on the next set!  Yes, YOU can be onstage in this "ground zero" for the blues.  With none other than Big A this week... and always someone great, every Wednesday and Thursday.


Saturday 9/17

  • 10pm Heather Crosse & friends celebrate Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar getting married!  We'll stream the after-party live from Ground Zero at

Saturday 9/24:  Mighty Roots Music Festival

Friday 9/30

  • 8pm Lala Craig's birthday bash at Ground Zero is open to the public -- and online!  Come celebrate Lala with us, either in person or on our Facebook page.


Sunday 10/9: Pinetop Perkins Festival

  • 6pm  Pro-Am Showcase, including Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Bob Stroger, Bob Margolin & Pinetop students will be live at Hopson and on our FB page.

Friday 10/14: Tennessee Williams Festival

  • 2pm  Curtis Wilkie & Ralph Eubanks in conversation about the civil rights movement in Clarksdale and beyond, streamed live from the Cutrer mansion and on our FB page.

  • 4:30pm Coahoma Community College Choir quartet will be streamed live during the festival kickoff on our Facebook page.

Friday 10/14: Deep Blues Festival

Saturday 10/29: Hambone Festival

  • 2pm Pat Moss brings the blues from Oklahoma to Clarksdale for the Hambone Festival.  The afternoon is free! both at Hambone and on our Facebook page.


Monday 10/31

  • 8pm Mississippi Marshall, Stan Street & Reverend Robert will be live for the Halloween costume party at the Bluesberry Cafe -- come join the fun on Bluesberry's Facebook page.

Sunday 11/6

  • 2pm Libby Rae Watson & Bill Steber celebrate our new Shared Experiences HQ!  With special guest appearances by our friends Vic Barbieri, Alan Cohen, Henri & Charlie Musselwhite, Carol & Gary Vincent, Alison with Sweet Brown Sugar food truck and more! :)  All on

  • THANKS to Heartland Forward & the Builders+Backers program for supporting this pop-up!

Sunday 11/13

  • 3pm Edna Nicole Luckett & Muddy Alexander host a Family Jam at our new HQ!  (UPDATE: it was sooo sweet!  Definitely worth a replay if you missed it live.)  Also on with a cameo by Alison and Sweet Brown Sugar, and extra thanks to Heartland Forward & the Builders+Backers.

Tuesday 11/15

  • 8pm Mississippi Marshall live at the "Hopeless Case Bar" inside Hambone Art Gallery -- and on his Facebook page at  ...And you can now go to for his merch and full calendar!

  • This'll be our last livestream before Thanksgiving -- be safe and have a wonderful holiday with your nearest and dearest.  We'll stream live again after the holiday -- but live blues continues in person all 365 days a year (including Thanksgiving) in Clarksdale. Check it out at and come visit if you just can't wait for the next show ;)

Sunday 12/4

  • 10:30am Watermelon Slim's last show #LiveFromClarksdale before his shoulder surgery -- pop in and say hi!  We'll be eating French toast at the Bluesberry Cafe, and online at

Friday 12/9

Saturday 12/10

  • 8pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod is "drumming up funds" for the Clarksdale Care Station in honor of Ground Zero's co-founder Bill Luckett.  The Care Station does incredible work feeding and supporting the community here; we can't wait to support them!  We'll stream the first set live on our or Ground Zero's FB page.

Saturday 12/17

  • 9pm Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's Homecoming at Red's Juke Joint will be streamed live for our friends around the world on our page at

Saturday 12/31 - Happy New Year's Eve!

  • 10ish Anthony "Big A" Sherrod will be streamed live from Ground Zero Blues Club's New Year's Eve party!  Then...

  • 11ish Superchikan & the Fighting Cocks return to the stage for a few songs.  Join us online, or come on down to join the midnight countdown!  You'll get to see Miss T, Morgan & the whole gang, whichever time zone you're in.  Both streams are on Ground Zero's page at

Saturday 1/12

  • 8:30pm Ghalia Volt returns to the Shack Up Inn at

Monday 1/16

  • 7pm Nestor Pardo esta aqui de Espana at the Bluesberry Cafe: drop in to say bienvenidos at

Clarksdale Film & Music Festival

  • 1/27-29 features films and live blues daily!  Join us for 5pm receptions Saturday & Sunday with Big A Sherrod and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, or come all Sunday afternoon to hear Libby Rae Watson, Lady Australia Jones Neal, Sean "Bad" Apple & Lucious Spiller.

Friday 2/3

  • 8pm Frank Sultana is hot off his win at the International Blues Challenge -- and playing at Levon's in Clarksdale!  Levon's and Frank both have Australian roots, and we're thrilled to host him here.  Dinner is served earlier, and music will start at 7:30p.  We'll share it live around the world on at 8pm our time, 1pm Sydney-time.

Friday 2/10

  • 8pm Johnie B. & Queen Iretta Sanders return to Ground Zero Blues Club, where we've got the first set live (say hi to Abryia, working her first show #LiveFromClarksdale) on

Saturday 2/25

  • 4-8pm Lady Trucker's CD release party is at Hambone Art Gallery -- we're so proud!  Come buy a CD and celebrate with her and so! many! of the 'Womens in Blues.'

  • 9:30pm Kent Burnside will stream his second set live at with perhaps a cameo from Lady Trucker.  He's coming from celebrating Chris Johnson's 60th Birthday at the Den (happy birthday Chris!!) on Friday, and she'll be coming straight from her CD release party.  Stop by to celebrate with them in person, or join us online on Saturday 9:30!

Wednesday 3/1

  • 7pm The Black Legacy Project is doing incredible work here with Music in Common.  Join the final night onstage at Coahoma Community College, with original music from Keith Johnson, Edna Luckett, Alice Hasen & Tricia Walker and a performance from the CCC Choir.  Update: the team will not stream this live (you can catch it published on their YouTube channel later; follow them to find out when).  So you have to come Visit Clarksdale to experience it in person!  It's free, and the after-party is jamming at Red's.

Friday 3/3

  • 10pm Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will livestream the first 30mins of their set at -- it's only the SECOND stop on their Spring tour, their first time playing here outside the Juke Joint Festival, and about to be a BIG. damn. show.

Saturday 3/4

  • 8pm LaLa Craig's All Women's Blues Revue kicks off Women's History Month at  and we're HERE for it.  She'll be tearing it up with Jacqueline "Jaxx Nassar," Chiemi on bass, and Jamiesa Turner on drums.

  • Note that Ground Zero features FOUR badass women in the month of March (and we're about to feature a dozen onstage at the second annual Women in Blues festival: mark your calendar for the weekend of May 20...).  Find the full calendar at

Friday 3/10

  • 8pm Django Knight plays #LiveFromClarksdale for the first time!  We'll be at Ground Zero and if you haven't seen+heard his guitar in action yet, come join us to experience this new force of blues.

Saturday 3/18

  • 3-6pm Jimbo Mathus in Residence at Shared Experiences' Clarksdale HQ starts...NOW.  Visit Clarksdale to come welcome him Delta-style, and join us for his big unboxing event.

  • 5pm Jimbo plays & streams live at  Curious to see what it's all about?  You can join us online for a few songs -- but we strongly encourage you to #getaroom to join the hands-on experience all weekend long ;)

Artist in Residence: Jimbo Mathus

Events & Open Studio details at Shared Experiences USA

Join us & Jimbo Mathus in residence at our downtown Clarksdale HQ for...

  • March-April  Open Studio marionette-making, composing & filming with Jimbo Mathus -- you're invited!

  • Sunday 4/9  Easter brunch buffet in Clarksdale

  • All week 4/10-4/16  The Juke Joint Experience: a full week of shared experiences in downtown Clarksdale.  Already got your Juke Joint room booked?  Great, stay an extra night.  Still need one?  Don't let that stop you from visiting Clarksdale -- come early or stay late, and you can still join the fun.  Including...

    • Wednesday:  Cultivating Clarksdale

    • Thursday:  Women in Blues

    • Friday:  Delta Roots

  • 4/20-4/23  Filming "The Secret World of Charlie Patton" with Jimbo Mathus:  come be part of it!

  • 5/18-20  2nd Annual Women in Blues Festival... here!

Women in Blues

Coming soon...  May 18th-20th -- sign up for details at and book your ticket now!

...and our regularly scheduled programming :)

Saturday 4/29

  • 8pm  Keith Johnson & the Big Muddy Band return to Ground Zero Blues club for the first time post-tornado :\  We'll stream live on Ground Zero's Facebook page.

Saturday 5/13

  • 9pm  Pinetop Perkins fundraiser -- and our Women in Blues preview with some very special guests...

Saturday 5/20

  • 7:30pm  Women in Blues concludes with the indominable Keesha Pratt, streaming live from the stage outside our Shared Experiences HQ!

Friday 5/26:  Memorial Day weekend!

  • 5ish  Goat Fest kicks off: we'll have a quick stream and preview at Hambone, then...

  • 9ish  Memphissippi Sounds returns to the Juke Chapel in the Shack Up Inn; we'll have them on Live From Clarksdale, then...

  • 10ish  Al Green celebrates Ground Zero's 22nd anniversary, which we'll stream from Ground Zero's page...


then we're turning the camera off, joining Quapaw Canoe Company on the Mississippi River, and taking the loooong weekend off.  From streaming, that is ;)  Prob still going to juke with our friends at Ground Zero, Goat Fest, and the dozen other venues with live music around town -- come join us.


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,

new farm tours, 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!

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.


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!

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