Saturday April 13, 2024

Multiple stages starting at 10am.

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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

10:00 am

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE SALES

Located in the tent in front of 243 Delta Avenue. 10 am to 6pm. T-shirts, hats and other cool merchandise.

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Where: Juke Joint Festival Headquarters - 243 Delta Avenue

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

"Create With Us"

Come celebrate our student writers and artists at 224 Yazoo! While you’re there, take a break and visit the “Create With Us” table to leave us a note, a poem, or a picture. You’ll find plenty of kid-friendly art supplies to inspire you.

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10:45 am

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show One of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip! Sponsored by Southern Bancorp. Co-sponsored by Westgate Drug and Jane and Jim Wilbourn.

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11:00 am

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW ONE OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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12:00 pm

JJFEST Workshop Pottery Demonstration

Clarksdale's own Mara Califf will demonstration how to build and decorate hand built pottery.

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12:00 pm

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW TWO OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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12:45 pm

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show Two of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip! Sponsored by Southern Bancorp. Co-sponsored by Westgate Drug and Jane and Jim Wilbourn.

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1:00 pm

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW Three OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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1:00 pm

Intro to Mississippi Blues Guitar Workshop

"Intro to Mississippi Blues Guitar: Classics and Deep Cuts" with musician/educator Ryan Lee Crosby. Explore the sound of Mississippi and the roots of American music with a selection of classic riffs and deep cuts from songs by John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Skip James. We'll examine signature melodies from each artist across multiple tunings. Open to all levels of playing ability. Tablature included for practice. (Questions? Email ryan@ryanleecrosby.com)

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Where: Venue TBA

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Who: Ryan Lee Crosby

The fingerstyle guitar maven, songwriter and powerfully emotional performer blends echoes of traditional music from Mississippi, Mali, and India into compelling songs that speak from—and to—the heart. Ryan Lee Crosby’s latest album "Winter Hill Blues" captures the timeless power of music from Mississippi, refracted by influences of Indian slide guitar and Crosby’s own unique approach to the style. The songs resonate with a sound and spirit forged from his life as a traveling musician and his studies with traditional masters Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and RL Boyce. Produced by Fat Possum Records’ Bruce Watson at his Delta-Sonic Sound studio in Memphis.

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2:00 pm

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOW Four OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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3:00 pm

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FREE-SHOWFive OF SIX. YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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3:00 pm

JJFEST Workshop Pottery Demonstration

Clarksdale's own Mara Califf will demonstration how to build and decorate hand built pottery.

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3:00 pm

Blues music performance

Following his guitar workshop at 1pm (and a short break), Ryan Lee Crosby will plays some acoustic blues for y'all.

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Where: Venue TBA

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Who: Ryan Lee Crosby

The fingerstyle guitar maven, songwriter and powerfully emotional performer blends echoes of traditional music from Mississippi, Mali, and India into compelling songs that speak from—and to—the heart. Ryan Lee Crosby’s latest album "Winter Hill Blues" captures the timeless power of music from Mississippi, refracted by influences of Indian slide guitar and Crosby’s own unique approach to the style. The songs resonate with a sound and spirit forged from his life as a traveling musician and his studies with traditional masters Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and RL Boyce. Produced by Fat Possum Records’ Bruce Watson at his Delta-Sonic Sound studio in Memphis.

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3:45 pm

JJFEST MONKEYS RIDING DOGS

FREE-Show Three of Four A must see! Pontotoc, Mississippi's own Tim Lepard and his team entertain all each year with YES, Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Sheep. Plan a field trip, bring a group and enjoy his show. It is worth the trip! Sponsored by Southern Bancorp. Co-sponsored by Westgate Drug and Jane and Jim Wilbourn.

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4:00 pm

JJFEST RACING PIGS

FINAL RACE YES, Racing Pigs...cheer on your favorite pig OR make a donation to name your pig. Contact office@jukejointfestival.com for more information. Sponsored by Southern Bancorp.

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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! Sponsored by Southern Bancorp. Co-sponsored by Westgate Drug and Jane and Jim Wilbourn.

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