2020 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO HEALTH CRISIS; RETURNING IN 2021

For Juke Joint Festival updates, please watch www.jukejointfestival.com.


Saturday April 17, 2021

14 stages from 10am to 6pm.

Get your wristbands now!

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

5:00 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

9:30 am

Regions Bank JJFest Parade

Bring the kids, your favorite instrument or dress the part...and let's kick off the festival Delta style. 2020 Juke Joint Birde and Groom TBA, Juke Joint King and Queen and Baby TBA.

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Where: Regions Bank Juke Joint Festival Parade

Starting from Regions Bank 211 East Second Street and traveling around downtown Clarksdale.

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10:00 am

JJFest Student Art & Writing Show

Open til 5 pm. Exhibiting works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students.

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Where: The Bank

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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10:00 am

Student Art & Writing Awards Presentation

Meet, greet and chat with some of our students as they receive their awards.

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Where: The Bank

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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10:00 am

Children's Activities

Bungie Jump, Wrecking ball, Sidewinder and Swings (JLHooker Lane) - Rock Wall (100 block East Second) - Petting Zoo (300 block Issaquena) 10 am to 5 pm.

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10:00 am

Juke Joint Festival Merchandise Sales

Festival shirt, 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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10:00 am

WRISTBAND SALES - 243 Delta Avenue

Wristband VALID ONLY Saturday, April 18, 2020, for Juke Joint Festival's Official Nighttime Music. On sale ALL DAY Saturday and at select venue doors at night (subject to change): The Bank, Club 2000, Ground Zero Blues Club, Hopson Commissary and Pete's Grill PLUS JJFest Headquarters (243 Delta Ave.) on Saturday Night. PLEASE NOTE: 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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10:45 am

JJFEST Monkeys Riding Dogs

Show 1 of 4. Pontatoc, Mississippi Ghost Riders. A must see for the whole family!

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11:00 am

JJFEST Racing Pigs

FREE: Show 1 of 6

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11:00 am

JJFest Birdsong Historic Bus Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in JJFest wristband purchase. Limited Seating.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Historic Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Issaquena.

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12:00 pm

JJFEST Racing Pigs

Free: Show 2 of 6

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12:30 pm

JJFest Birdsong Historic Bus Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in JJFest wristband purchase. Limited Seating.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Historic Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Issaquena.

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12:30 pm

Tamale Storytelling by Diane Williams

Tamale Alley - storytelling in Tamales tent.

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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: 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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12:45 pm

JJFEST Monkeys Riding Dogs

FREE: Show 2 of 4. Pontatoc, Mississippi Ghost Riders. A must see for the whole family!

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1:00 pm

JJFEST Racing Pigs

Free: Show 3 of 6.

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1:30 pm

Tamale Demonstration - The Art of Rolling Tamales.

Tamale Alley Tent - Malcolm Dye (Mr. Hot "T" Molly) will demonstrate the art of rolling tamales.

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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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2:00 pm

JJFEST Racing Pigs

Free: Show 4 of 6.

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2:00 pm

JJFest Birdsong Historic Bus Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in JJFest wristband purchase. Limited Seating.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Historic Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Issaquena.

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3:00 pm

JJFEST Racing Pigs

Free: Show 5 of 6.

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3:30 pm

JJFest Birdsong Historic Bus Tours

One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in JJFest wristband purchase. Limited Seating.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Historic Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Issaquena.

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3:30 pm

Tamale Demonstration - History of Tamales

Tamale Alley Tent - Dorothy Hardy (Dotz Hot Tamales & Catering) Hot tamales in the Delta has always been a late night snack, or a memory with love ones. Delta tamales are made with corn meal instead of traditional masa. I make many varieties of tamales pork, beef , and chicken. I look forward to sharing the history of tamales with you and a great taste of the Delta.

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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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3:45 pm

JJFEST Monkeys Riding Dogs

FREE: Show 3 of 4. Pontatoc, Mississippi Ghost Riders. A must see for the whole family!

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4:00 pm

JJFEST Racing Pigs

Free: FINAL SHOW

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4:15 pm

Tamale Demonstration - The Art of Rolling Tamales.

Tamale Alley Tent - Malcolm Dye (Mr. Hot "T" Molly) will demonstrate the art of rolling tamales.

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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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5:00 pm

JJFEST Monkeys Riding Dogs

FREE: FINAL SHOW Pontatoc, Mississippi Ghost Riders. A must see for the whole family!

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5:00 pm

JJFest Birdsong Historic Bus Tours

LAST TOUR: One seat on the historic and blues tour of Clarksdale is included in JJFest wristband purchase. Limited Seating.

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Where: Greyhound Bus Station

Historic Greyhound Bus Station (circa 1930) in downtown Clarksdale at 3rd and Issaquena.

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