Monday, the Bluesberry Cafe; Tuesday, the Hambone Gallery; Wednesday & Thursday, Ground Zero Blues Club; Friday & Saturday, Red’s Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club; and Sunday, Red’s Lounge
Downtown Clarksdale . . .
BLUESBERRY CAFE- 235 Yazoo Avenue: Live music every Monday night with an “all you can eat” spaghetti menu. Always a great time and you never know who’ll show up to jam! Also open during festivals and special occasions with live music. 662.627.7008
CLUB 2000 - Issaquena Avenue: small basic juke joint located in the heart of the New World District on Issaquena near the New Roxy. Music most Sunday nights, Mr. Tater used to host the Sunday Jam here, but his spirit lives on.
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB - 0 Blues Alley: Open Wed. thru Sat., GZBC has live music from a basic blues jam to well known artists the likes of Big T, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Super Chikan. Check the website’s calendar for artists and events; 662.621.9009 www.groundzerobluesclub.com
HAMBONE ART GALLERY - 111 E. 2nd Street: Live music Tuesday nights from 7pm-10pm in a relaxed non-smoking environment; domestic and imported beer and setups. For info call 662.253.5586
PETE’S GRILLE - 550 Sunflower Avenue: close to the Riverside Hotel
MESSENGER’S POOL HALL - 133 MLK Boulevard: A multi-generational family business, part pool hall, cafe and juke joint. Open nightly, sandwiches, occasional live music. 662.624.2305
NEW ROXY THEATER - 357 Issaquena Avenue - This former movie theater is located in the Historic New World District of Clarksdale Mississippi. Renovation began in 2008 after sitting vacant and deteriorating since the mid 1980’s. What remains physically is a shell of the former theater…. a sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed yet beautiful brick walls, a gorgeous view of the night sky and a fabulous feeling that can only be understood when you stand inside. Currently open only for special events which often feature live blues music. newroxyclarksdale.com
RED’S LOUNGE - 395 Sunflower Avenue: The real deal blues club, as authentic as it gets. Formerly LaVene Music Center, Red’s hosts top blues artists such as Robert Belfour and Leo “Bud” Welch. A Walk of Fame marker at the door honors Big Jack Johnson. Live music most weekends and occasionally during the week; covers vary; beer and setups available. 662.627.3166 or 662.627.1367
farther on down the road . . .
JUKE JOINT CHAPEL - 001 Commissary Circle: Live blues music; also available for private parties; located in the Cotton Gin Inn at Hopson Plantation. For schedule of events and opening times, call or go to: 662.624.8329 www.shackupinn.com
HOPSON COMMISSARY - Hopson Plantation: Live blues and rock ‘n roll music in the commissary at historic Hopson Plantation; located about 3 miles south of town off Route 49. For schedule of events and opening times call or go to: 662.624.5756 www.hopsonplantation.com