CLARKSDALE: In-person weekend blues; live-streaming the rest...

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC! For PUBLIC shows, please follow Governor's Exec Orders: Sanitize/wash hands. Social distancing required. Masks required indoors. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20. Thanks, y'all.

Definitions for calendar below:

- "VIRTUAL" - Strictly live-streaming; closed to public; watch via (unless noted otherwise below).
- "PUBLIC" - Live, in-person music open to the public (but not live-streamed).
- "PUBLIC/VIRTUAL" - Watch online or in-person; the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, 8/26
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 8/27
- 3pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi bluesman Ben Wiley Payton (who moved recently to Clarksdale) live-streams for Kennedy Center's Arts Across America series via
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Ground Zero Blues Club & Hooker Grocer present Deep Fried Blues online.

Friday, 8/28
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside (max 10 people inside; max 20 people outside).
- 4pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt One-Woman Band outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).

Saturday, 8/29
- 6pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Ghalia Volt Trio featuring Tony Holiday and Lee Andrew Williams, outdoors near Shack Up Inn (social distancing, masks, etc.).
- 9pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 8/30
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (every Sunday from his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/31
- 7pm - VIRTUAL/PUBLIC - Watermelon Slim, John Allouise & special guest Ghalia Volt from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 9/1
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL- Preston Rumbaugh Blues Band (socially-distanced w/State health rules in place) at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART: Masked customers visit STORE Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. Shop WEB STORE at

BUY JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: Email to inquire about retro tie-dye shirts, posters and more.

COMING SOON: October Festivals! Harmonica, Hambone, a sample of DBF & more...