CLARKSDALE rings in the New Year w/blues and more!

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some PUBLIC. Please help us keep having live music. For PUBLIC shows: Sanitize. Mask up properly (humans have noses as well as mouths, y'all!). Socially distance. #VisitMSResponsibly.

Definitions for calendar below:

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

Wednesday, 12/30
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 12/31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE!
- 3PM - Cat Head (252 Delta Ave.) - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Front porch blues by Lucious Spiller (weather permitting; properly-worn masks required/social distancing), or watch/tip online indoors at on Lucci Spiller FB page — 3pm here and 10pm in Europe for our blues friends there!
- 4PM - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Watermelon Slim Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required, 4pm.
- 6PM - VIRTUAL - Deak Harp streams from Shorty's Shack (on Deak Harp Facebook page), 6pm.
- 6 & 8PM - PUBLIC - Hooker Grocer + Eatery (near blues museum) - Special NYE menu/reservations/entertainment.
- 8PM - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Hambone Gallery - Hopeless Case Blues Band, 8pm.
- 8PM - PUBLIC - New Year's Eve Party at Auberge Hostel - (old Madidi bar, E 2nd & Delta) - Drinks & karaoke.

Friday, 1/1
- 2pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Mask up  for Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Preston Rumbaugh at Hopson Commissary, or stream via LiveFromClarksdale.org. Plus, Rose Bowl on TV after at 3pm.
- 7-9pm - PUBLIC - Seth Stroud at Hooker Grocery + Eatery (316 John Lee Hooker Lane).

Saturday, 1/2
- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Shared Experiences presents "Beans, Bagels & Blues Experience" w/Terry "Harmonica" Bean at Meraki (Sunflower & 3rd) plus streaming via LiveFromClarksdale.org.
- 8:30pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller streams from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Sunday, 1/3
- 10am - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Blues Breakfast w/live blues TBA in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); outdoors, limited seating, social distancing, masks required.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall plays live at Mississippi Marshall Facebook page.
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent w/special guest at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on Gary Vincent's business Facebook page).

Monday, 1/4
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Deak Harp in Bluesberry Cafe Back Alley Bar or if too cold then inside (and Bluesberry Cafe FB page); limited seating, social distancing and masks required.

Tuesday, 1/5
- 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - Live blues TBA (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-Wed, 11am-4pm including New Year's Eve; closed New Year's Day; Sat till 5pm. Shop WEB STORE at www.cathead.biz.

SHOP JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL STORE! Shop the brand-new JJF WEB STORE at jukejointfestival.com.

COMING SOON: Pandemic-ly safer edition of Clarksdale Film & Music Festival; info added weekly at ClarksdaleFilmFestival.com.

CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR at www.cathead.biz