Friday April 16, 2021

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Located at: JOHN LEE HOOKER LANE

Our greatest attraction will be with us for 2 days in 2019, 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 EVENTS

10:00 am

JJF Merchandise Sales - 243 Delta

10 am to 5:30 pm. T-shirts, hats and other 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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10:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES - 243 Delta Avenue

Sat-night Juke Joint Festival Wristbands are required for entry into all 20+ official Saturday, April 18, 2020, Juke Joint Festival nighttime music venues as well as for our Saturday daytime History Bus Tours (limited seating). Non-festival 'Related Events' organized by outside parties may require additional fees. Limited quantities available. Sales will end immediately in the case of a sellout. More information on "Wristband" page of this website.

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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

Storytelling by Diane Williams

The Life & Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon

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Where: Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

Brand-new hotel in an old renovate brick building in the center of historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Cool lobby bar lounge.

https://www.stayattravelers.com

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Who: Diane Williams

Diane Williams calls herself a “narratologist.” She is a professional performing artist/ storyteller, teaching artist, author, poet and mixed-media fiber artist whose tapestries often tells stories. She is former board chair for the National Storytelling Network and former board member and Life Member of the National Association of Black Storytellers. She is a recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award and the Oracle Award for Regional Leadership and Service in Storytelling. Three of the books she either authored or edited have won Storytelling World Awards. She is retired from a position in state government as director of grants for the Mississippi Arts Commission. Her writings are included in anthologies and literary journals, and her fiber art has been included on the cover of literary journals. Diane is currently on the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. She is also a member of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, and her artwork has been exhibited and lives in the collections of museums. She has exhibited in galleries and artistic and community venues around the region.

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10:30 am

Big Jon Short's CALL & RESPONSE w/special guest

FREE annual Q&A with music event in Arts & Education Room. Limited seating, so please plan to arrive early!

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Stage and classroom for unique blues education programs. Within the Museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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10:45 am

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show One of Four

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Where: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE sidewalk performances! Please tip your musicians, y'all

http://www.cathead.biz

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Who: 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

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Where: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE sidewalk performances! Please tip your musicians, y'all

http://www.cathead.biz

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12:45 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show two of four.

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1:00 pm

'GardenMama' Container Garden Care

Nellie Neal has been known as ‘GardenMama’ to her weekly radio audiences on the SuperTalk and MS News radio networks since the turn of the century. Join us for her talk on Container Garden Care Learn the ways and means of maintaining potted plants and combination pots of any size so they can reward you with flowers, color, and edibles, too. Take home a copy of her enewsletter, ‘All Things GardenMama Weekly’, devoted to timely tips for container gardening.

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Where: Collective Seed & Supply Co.

Collective Seed & Supply Co.--Clarksdale's only independent garden center & general store.

https://www.facebook.com/collectiveseedandsupplyco/

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Who: 'GardenMama' Nellie Neal

Nellie Neal has been known as ‘GardenMama’ to her weekly radio audiences on the SuperTalk and MS News radio networks since the turn of the century. A native of Monroe, LA, she grew up in a family of gardeners and majored in English and Horticulture at LSU (B.S., 1974). Nellie has lived and gardened in the Southeast most of her life including more than 25 years in Mississippi. GardenMam grows plants, writes and talks about her experiences, and teaches sustainable gardening strategies and practices. She is the author of a dozen books and working on 2 more.

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1:30 pm

Big Jon Short's CALL & RESPONSE w/special guest

FREE annual Q&A with music in Arts & Education Room. Limited seating, so please get there early!

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Where: Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Stage and classroom for unique blues education programs. Within the Museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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Where: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE sidewalk performances! Please tip your musicians, y'all

http://www.cathead.biz

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2:00 pm

Storytelling by Diane Williams

The Life & Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon

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Where: Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

Brand-new hotel in an old renovate brick building in the center of historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Cool lobby bar lounge.

https://www.stayattravelers.com

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3:45 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show three of four

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5:15 pm

Monkeys Riding Dogs

Final Show of Friday. See Saturday shows.

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6:00 pm

Special FREE JJF music event (TBA)!

Stay tuned, y'all, for a very special FREE Juke Joint Festival music event at the historic New Roxy!

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Where: New Roxy (main stage)

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. After deteriorating over a 30-year vacancy, this iconic building is being resurrected as a vibrant music, art, and theater venue for you to discover and enjoy.

Step inside to experience the regrowth—original sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, space for dancing, drinking, dining—all beneath a gorgeous view of the night sky through the open rooftop.

We are open throughout the year for events such as festivals, theater performances, film screenings and private parties. Two separate areas await your arrival. The front bar features a small, intimate stage (now fully covered and weather-proof) while the open-air main stage provides ample room for larger productions.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming events! The New Roxy has it all, with an easy online ticketing system for select events for your convenience.
Be a part of making history!

http://www.newroxy.com

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Where: New Roxy (main stage)

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. After deteriorating over a 30-year vacancy, this iconic building is being resurrected as a vibrant music, art, and theater venue for you to discover and enjoy.

Step inside to experience the regrowth—original sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, space for dancing, drinking, dining—all beneath a gorgeous view of the night sky through the open rooftop.

We are open throughout the year for events such as festivals, theater performances, film screenings and private parties. Two separate areas await your arrival. The front bar features a small, intimate stage (now fully covered and weather-proof) while the open-air main stage provides ample room for larger productions.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming events! The New Roxy has it all, with an easy online ticketing system for select events for your convenience.
Be a part of making history!

http://www.newroxy.com

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