CLARKSDALE: Virtual/Public live blues music calendar...

Welcome to SOUNDS AROUND TOWN — some VIRTUAL and some now PUBLIC! As Mississippi reopens, you'll notice more live, in-person PUBLIC* shows in addition to VIRTUAL live-streams!

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, 7/29 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (onLucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursday, 7/30
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Jacqueline "Jaxx" Nassar & Walt Busby live (onJaxx's Facebook page).
- 8pm - VIRTUAL - "Deep Fried Blues" new online quarantine series debuts, featuring Mark "Muleman" Massey w/chef Johnny at Hooker Grocer & Eatery, from Ground Zero Blues Club FB page.
- 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 7/31
- 12 noon - PUBLIC - Sadie Lamp duo plays outside on Cat Head porch (252 Delta Ave.); social distancing outside; mask required inside.
- 6pm - VIRTUAL - Terry "Harmonica" Bean live from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.​

Saturday, 8/1
- 8am (11am Clarksdale acts)- VIRTUAL - "INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY" FESTIVAL w/musicians from Israel to Clarksdale. Watch from event's FB page: PLUS, Live From Clarksdale schedule is 11-11:45am Sean "Bad" Apple, 11:45-12:30 Lucious Spiller & (from Cat Head) 12:30-1:15 Anthony "Big A" Sherrod... Followed by Jontavious Willis, Lightnin' Malcolm, Cedric Watson, Meredith Axelrod & more! Final act at 8:30pm.

Sunday, 7/26
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Mississippi Marshall's Social Distancing Tour (on his FB page).
- 1pm - VIRTUAL - Gary Vincent performs at Clarksdale Stuck in the House Party (on his business Facebook page).

Monday, 8/3
- 7pm - VIRTUAL - Lala Craig from Bluesberry Cafe FB page.

Tuesday, 8/4 - 7pm - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - TBA blues at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Wednesday, 8/5 - 8pm - VIRTUAL - Lucious Spiller plays from home (on Lucci Spiller Facebook page).

Thursdays - 7pm - PUBLIC - Weekly Jam Session at Hambone Gallery (111 E. 2nd St.).

Friday, 8/7 - 6pm - VIRTUAL - Blues live stream TBA from from Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts Facebook page.

Saturday, 8/8

- 12 noon - PUBLIC/VIRTUAL - 18th anniversary mini-mini blues party out front of CAT HEAD BLUES STORE (252 Delta Ave..) w/Sean "Bad" Apple, Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill and Artemas — plus, Derick Kemp presents annual "Clarksdale Legendary Drummers Award" to Quicksand; social distancing outside; mask required inside; sanitize hands at the door.


*Please note Governor's Exec Order: Healthy customers only. Sanitize hands at the door. Temps checked and masks required at some venues. Social distancing required. Indoor venues at max 10 capacity; outdoor events max 20.

All Clarksdale times are CDT.

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Every Saturday (9am) at Collective Seed & Supply (145 Delta Ave.).

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: Sat., 8/8 - Cat Head's 18th Anniversary socially-distanced front porch music & drummer award, 12 noon.