Saturday April 14, 2018

15 stages from 10am to 6pm.

Get your wristbands now!

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

10:00 am

JJF ART and WRITING EXHIBIT

THE BANK BUILDING LOCATED AT 123 EAST SECOND
Our community art and writing exhibit begins at 10 am till 5 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students.
2018 Writing Contest Theme: Lost and Found Blues singers throughout history have sung their stories about lost love, lost time, and even losing their minds. Through the power of music we often lose ourselves, but we often find ourselves there, too. How does the idea of being lost and then found relate to you and your life? Share your writing in the form of a personal essay/memoir, poem, or flash fiction.

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Where: Art & Writing Exhibit-123 EAST SECOND

Our community art & writing exhibit begins at 10 am till 5 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students.

http://www.eventsatthebank.com/about/

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10:00 am

Petting Zoo

Pet and feed the animals from 10am till 5pm. Free. One of our most popular children's event.

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10:00 am

JJF BUNGEE JUMP

FOR ALL AGES....Free

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10:00 am

JJF Rock Wall

Street will be closed off for these activities. Children ages 3 to adults will enjoy climbing our rock wall. Free fun for all ages.

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Monkeys Riding Dogs

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

Our greatest attraction will be with us for 2 days in 2018, Friday & Saturday

Led by professional rodeo cowboy Tim “WILD THANG” Lepard,Team Ghost Riders is a group of sheep dogs and monkeys, who team together to provide one of the most entertaining traveling acts you will ever see.

"The animals are like family and require 24/7 care to ensure their well-being. When I see the crowd smiling and hear the laughter, it makes all the hard work worthwhile.(Tim)"

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10:45 am

12:45 pm

3:45 pm

5:15 pm

JJF Pig Races

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

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

JJF EVENTS

Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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9:30 am

REGIONS BANK Juke Joint Festival Parade

PLEASE NOTE***LINE UP FOR PARADE REGIONS BANK 211 EAST SECOND STREET!
REGIONS BANK Juke Joint Festival Parade. Bring the kids, your favorite instrument or dress the part...and let's kick off the festival delta-style.
2018 Juke Joint Bride and Groom Caroline Tackett and Hunter Fondren, Juke Joint King Heith Alan Freeman, Juke Joint Queen Emma Grace Rodgers, Juke Joint Baby Girl TBA, Juke Joint Baby Boy George Samuel Bays.

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9:30 am

Awards Ceremony-5K & 8K Run and Walk

Award Ceremony for winners of the Juke Joint Festival 5K & 8K Run & Walk.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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10:00 am

STUDENT ART & WRITING AWARDS!

123 EAST SECOND STREET (THE BANK BUILDING) Awards presentation at 10 am. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students till 5 pm. 2018 Writing Contest Theme: Lost and Found Blues singers throughout history have sung their stories about lost love, lost time, and even losing their minds. Through the power of music we often lose ourselves, but we often find ourselves there, too. How does the idea of being lost and then found relate to you and your life? Share your writing in the form of a personal essay/memoir, poem, or flash fiction.

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Where: The Bank (main stage)

The Bank venue was the original “Bank of Clarksdale” built in 1930. The beautiful marble building is in the Neoclassical/Beaux Arts style. With its towering interior ceiling in the main room, skylights and marble counters, it is the perfect location for hosts who need a large space in which to host their events.

http://www.eventsatthebank.com/about/

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Who: Stephen 'Blues Dude' Duncan hosts acoustic jammers

Stephen the BluesDude is originally from the music rich town of Athens Georgia and now resides in Atlanta. He plays Country blues deeply rooted in the Mississippi Delta as well as the Piedmont.

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10:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS are required for Saturday night's main event (plus daytime history bus tours and nighttime shuttle buses). Festival wristbands are VALID SATURDAY, 4/14, 2018 ONLY and include venue stages and 20+ musical acts. BUY $20 PRE-SALE NOW ON-LINE $25.00 Wristbands are on sale Thurs, April 12th 10 am to 5 pm & Fri, April 13th 10 am to 6 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. (downtown, across from Nellie Mays). On Sat 4/14, 25.00 wristbands are available 10 am till 11 pm @ Juke Joint HQ Building, 243 Delta Ave. Saturday night $25 wristbands will also be available @ select venue doors; see event program for details. JJF strongly recommends buying wristbands in advance since a sellout is possible.

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Where: Juke Joint Festival Headquarters

The official Juke Joint Festival Headquarters is conveniently located at 243 Delta Avenue in downtown Clarksdale (basically across the street from Nellie Mays).

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10:00 am

JJF MERCHANDISE SALES - T-shirts, hats, posters

10 am to 5 pm. 243 Delta. T-shirts, hats and other festival merchandise.

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Where: Juke Joint Festival Headquarters

The official Juke Joint Festival Headquarters is conveniently located at 243 Delta Avenue in downtown Clarksdale (basically across the street from Nellie Mays).

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10:45 am

Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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11:00 am

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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12:30 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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12:45 pm

Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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2:00 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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3:30 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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5:00 pm

JJF Birdsong Historic Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in your pre-sale $20.00 wrist band or $25.00 day of festival wristband.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Visit the historical Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in Downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Isaqueena. Clarksdale Revitalization, a visitor information center, has maps, schedules, and area information to make your travels easy. Many transportation and community posters and historical photos are on display. And ... the coffee pot is always on! 662-621-8004.

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Who: Birdsong Tours

Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051; Mississippimojo@yahoo.com

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Who: Monkeys Riding Dogs

Truth really is stranger than fiction! Actual organ-grinder monkeys riding border collies and herding sheep... out of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Crazy fun...

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RELATED MUSIC

(Cover may apply.)

9:00 am

Ghalia Vauthier

Ghalia and the Naphtalines is a journey back in time through the origins of present-day music, sharing with you the best hits on the charts in the 40 '50' 60 '! Rock and roll rhythms, rock'n'roll, boogie, rhythm'n'blues and roots music are highlighted. So let's put your blue suede shoes and get ready to swing, to rock, to roll and let the voodoo get out of your soul!

https://ghaliaandthenaphtalines.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

.FRI APRIL 13
10AM BREAKFAST AND BLUES WITH "ROBERT KIMBROUGH" 12am CRAW FISH BOIL REG MENU MUFFULETTAS WITH "LALA :CRAIG" 4PM CRAW Fish Boil and dinner menu "Lucious SPILLER"
SAT APRIL 14 9AM BLUES AND BREAKFAST WITH GHALIA VAUTHIER 12PM CRAWFISH BOIL AND REG MENU WITH AGATHIE SWISS BLUES BAND 6pm Dinner and Craw Fish Boil with DICKY JAMES and Nite Shift
SUN APRIL 15 10AM BLUES and Breakfast with ROBERT KIMBROUGH 5pm Jam hosted by BIG T WATERMELON SLIM AND DICKY James

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11:00 am

Open Jam

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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12:00 pm

Ghalia & Mama's Boys

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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12:00 pm

Agathe Swiss Blues Band

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

.FRI APRIL 13
10AM BREAKFAST AND BLUES WITH "ROBERT KIMBROUGH" 12am CRAW FISH BOIL REG MENU MUFFULETTAS WITH "LALA :CRAIG" 4PM CRAW Fish Boil and dinner menu "Lucious SPILLER"
SAT APRIL 14 9AM BLUES AND BREAKFAST WITH GHALIA VAUTHIER 12PM CRAWFISH BOIL AND REG MENU WITH AGATHIE SWISS BLUES BAND 6pm Dinner and Craw Fish Boil with DICKY JAMES and Nite Shift
SUN APRIL 15 10AM BLUES and Breakfast with ROBERT KIMBROUGH 5pm Jam hosted by BIG T WATERMELON SLIM AND DICKY James

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12:00 pm

Reverend Robert , Stan 'Dead-End' Street

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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12:00 pm

Blindboy And Son

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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1:00 pm

Pat Moss and Rachelle Coba

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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1:00 pm

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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1:00 pm

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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2:00 pm

Capt. Dirk

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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2:00 pm

Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 12:30 PM Ghalia & Mama’s Boys 8:00 PM Jax Nassar Saturday: 2:00 PM T.C.B. Blues Band 3:00 She Wolfe Jones 5pm Blackwater Trio 7pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 8pm 3D LIONS--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 9pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3:30 pm BLACKWATER TRIO

https://www.levons.net/

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2:00 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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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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2:00 pm

TBA

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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2:00 pm

Open Jam

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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3:00 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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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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3:00 pm

The Pena Brothers

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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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3:00 pm

Hopeless Case Band w Street, Eric Deaton, Harvell Thomas

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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3:00 pm

She Wolfe Jones

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Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 12:30 PM Ghalia & Mama’s Boys 8:00 PM Jax Nassar Saturday: 2:00 PM T.C.B. Blues Band 3:00 She Wolfe Jones 5pm Blackwater Trio 7pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 8pm 3D LIONS--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 9pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3:30 pm BLACKWATER TRIO

https://www.levons.net/

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3:30 pm

Carson Diersing

For Carson, music is all about communication. “I want my music to tell stories and influence people. I want to write music and perform music that makes people want to hear more.” Carson is the youngest endorsee with Hohner Harmonicas.

https://www.carsondiersing.com

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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3:30 pm

Conrad Olson with Alice Hasen

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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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4:00 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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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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4:00 pm

J.D. Sipe

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Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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4:00 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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5:00 pm

Billy Gibson Linear Smith Randy Sappala

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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5:00 pm

Blackwater Trio

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

http://www.blackwatertrio.com

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Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 12:30 PM Ghalia & Mama’s Boys 8:00 PM Jax Nassar Saturday: 2:00 PM T.C.B. Blues Band 3:00 She Wolfe Jones 5pm Blackwater Trio 7pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 8pm 3D LIONS--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 9pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3:30 pm BLACKWATER TRIO

https://www.levons.net/

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5:00 pm

Stacey Mitchhart Blues 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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Where: Cotton Boll Court

Hobson back yard stage

http://hopsonplantation.com

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5:00 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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Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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5:00 pm

Deak Harp and Quicksand

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Where: Deak Harp Harmonica Shop

13 Third Street. Harmonica students playing.

http://www.deakharp.com

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6:00 pm

Pork Chop Willie

Led by singer-guitarist Bill Hammer and violinist Melissa Tong, Pork Chop Willie is fueled by grooves, grit, honesty and passion as well as a unique blend of down-home and uptown musicianship.

http://porkchopwillie.com

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Where: Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge? It's the definition of a real-deal Mississippi juke joint. Don't expect to be spoiled with amenities. All you need is a been-there-done-that owner, some beers as big as your head and some "live" blues you'll never forget. (Oh, and MAYBE something out front on the grill.) This is how blues became blues... how the music grew up out of the cotton fields and onto a round piece of vinyl. Speaking of which, the building itself was called "Levine's Music Center" back in the day, and it's where Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm bought the instruments that played the first rock 'n roll song. Yeah, Red's is the real thing for sure...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Blues-Club/163702543685722

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6:00 pm

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Where: Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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6:00 pm

Dicky James and The Night Shift

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Where: Bluesberry Cafe

.FRI APRIL 13
10AM BREAKFAST AND BLUES WITH "ROBERT KIMBROUGH" 12am CRAW FISH BOIL REG MENU MUFFULETTAS WITH "LALA :CRAIG" 4PM CRAW Fish Boil and dinner menu "Lucious SPILLER"
SAT APRIL 14 9AM BLUES AND BREAKFAST WITH GHALIA VAUTHIER 12PM CRAWFISH BOIL AND REG MENU WITH AGATHIE SWISS BLUES BAND 6pm Dinner and Craw Fish Boil with DICKY JAMES and Nite Shift
SUN APRIL 15 10AM BLUES and Breakfast with ROBERT KIMBROUGH 5pm Jam hosted by BIG T WATERMELON SLIM AND DICKY James

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6:00 pm

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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RELATED EVENTS

(Cover may apply.)

9:00 am

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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9:00 am

Sunflower River Camping

Wednesday - Sunday, April 12-15th, 2018 In partnership with the Clarksdale Police Dept Quapaw Canoe Company is offering bathroom and shower access to persons camping along banks of Sunflower River in the City Park around our facility and in other places downtown. Bathroom and shower access is $25/tent/night for 2 people, $10 each additional person/night. Proceeds generated will be donated to our partners the Clarksdale Police Dept. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. Don’t park on asphalt drive which the police use for access. Camping is in grassy areas of City Park to north of ramp, and any flat grassy places down along the river. Please don’t block gravel road access to Canoe Company. No open fires, but camp stoves, hibachis or small personal-sized BBQ okay. No smoking (city ordinance in public places). For more information contact: Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885. Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

Quapaw Canoe Company 9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday Partner: Mississippi Arts Commission, Spring Initiative and GRIOT Arts Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower (Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: 662-627-4070 or 902-7841. Catfish Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cottonwood log. Partnership with Spring Initiative and GRIOT ARTS youth programs. This project supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission. All ages welcome. We provide instruction, tools and safety equipment. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents or guardian. Contact: Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Paddling on the Sunflower River

Quapaw Canoe Company Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation 9 am to 4 pm Thursday - Saturday (Pick your time and stay out as long as you want) Canoe or kayak or SUP. Paddle the beautiful (and muddy!) Sunflower River through downtown Clarksdale with the “back-door view” of Red’s Lounge, The Riverside Hotel. Possible run through a Delta Wilderness with a take-out at Hopson Plantation. Meet Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954 or 662-627-4070. $25/person includes paddles, life jackets and all necessary gear. Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

1Mississippi -- Can the River Count on You?

Quapaw Canoe Company 9 am to 4 pm Thursday - Saturday In partnership with 1Mississippi - MRN - Mississippi River Network Ongoing Exhibit and Southern campaign headquarters for the 1Mississippi River Citizen Program. Come on over and learn about how you can help protect and better the waters of America, our drinking water, swimming water & lifeblood of the nation. Become a River Citizen and join us in making the Mississippi River sparkle like the beautiful “Queen of Rivers” that she is. Contact: Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or email markriver@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Coahoma County High School: Student Art Sale & Fundraiser for Art Dept.

Quapaw Canoe Company 9 am to 4 pm Saturday In partnership with Coahoma County High School Students from Coahoma County Junior and Senior High School will have original paintings for sale that have local scenes and blues related images and artists. The art pieces are really quite good quality with matting on the watercolors and decorated canvas frames for the acrylic paintings. The students will receive 50% of the sales and the rest will go to purchase art supplies for all of the classes. Students will be on hand for questioning about color choices, image selection and their use of the art principles in creating beautiful art. Thank-you for supporting our youth and the arts!!!

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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9:00 am

Delta Blues Museum - April is Muddy Waters Month

See our new exhibits "Live from the Mississippi Delta: Photographs by Panny Flautt Mayfield" and "In that Land of Perfect Day: Photographs by Brandon Thibodeaux."

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Where: Delta Blues Museum

Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is the state’s oldest music museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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10:00 am

Train Ride

to 10pm. Train travels from the train depot (near Dutch Oven) to Hopson Commissary. See website msdeltachristmastrain.com for schedule details. Tickets are $10 for adults/ $5.00 children.

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1:00 pm

Gallery Pop Up

til 4 pm

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