LIVE

FROM CLARKSDALE

Streaming Live Blues 365 Nights A Year (or however long this lasts)

Clarksdale welcomes people who travel from all over the world to the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of the blues.  Our downtown has a rich tapestry of venues where you can hear the blues live -- all 365 nights a year.

As people stop traveling and we work to keep our community safe from the coronavirus, we're creating new ways of staying connected and keeping the blues alive.

Now introducing...

Live From Clarksdale  

Many venues will continue to host live blues.  They're just taking the watch party online.

When venues can't host live music safely, some musicians will invite you into their living rooms.

As each watch party is scheduled, we'll keep this updated with where to find them.  You can also follow us and the hashtag #LiveFromClarksdale on Facebook and Instagram.

It's a new kind of virtual travel adventure we're embarking upon together.  Buckle up and join us!

Current Schedule

All Clarksdale-times: CST

Links are also updated on our page at www.LiveFromClarksdale.org

Saturday 2/20

  • noon  Black History Conversation #LiveFromClarksdale (at Messengers!) with Johnny Newson on Black Businesses.  Live music by Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Trio.   Hosted by JoAnn Blue, online only at Shared Experiences USA's Facebook page.

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Sunday 2/21

  • 1-2pm Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour.  Note: Marshall now hosts his Social Distancing Tour every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come Visit Clarksdale in person again!

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Monday 2/22

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  • 7-8pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod solo, live in person & online at the Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page.

Tuesday 2/23

  • 7-8pm Hopeless Case Band's Fat Tuesday Show: Harvell Thomas, Lee Williams, Stan Street, Mississippi Marshall & Lala Craig! live in person & online on the Hambone Art Gallery page.

Wednesday 2/24

  • 8pm  Lucious Spiller online on his Lucci Spiller Facebook page.

Thursday 2/25

  • 7pm  Terry "Harmonica" Bean & "Big A" Sherrod join the Central PA Blues Society's Mississippi Railroad event in person & online on the group's Facebook page.  Join the whole event with Carlos Elliot, Bobby Gentilo, and Bill Abel online!

Friday 2/26

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  • noon  Black History Conversation #LiveFromClarksdale with Brenda Luckett launching Visit Clarksdale's new African American Heritage Map!  Live music by Terry "Big T" Williams, online at Shared Experiences USA's Facebook page.

Saturday 2/27

  • 4pm  Shy & Bill "Howl-n-Madd" Perry perform and share their own experiences with Black history here (including Shy's experience on set filming ABC's Women of the Movement story of Mamie and Emmett Till...) online at Shared Experiences USA's Facebook page.

Sunday 2/28

  • 1-2pm Mississippi Marshall's Facebook page: The Social Distancing Tour.  Note: Marshall now hosts his Social Distancing Tour every Sunday at 1pm... until you can come Visit Clarksdale in person again!

Monday 3/1

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  • 7-8pm Jesse Cotton Stone live in person & online at the Bluesberry Cafe Facebook page.

Tuesday 3/2

What's next??

  • We're working with musicians+venues to book live music outdoors every weekend when weather permits....and when it doesn't, we'll do the best we can to keep you and musicians safe indoors, sometimes in person and always with a broadcast online.

  • Check Cat Head's music calendar for the full list of music you can enjoy in person when you Visit Clarksdale.

  • You can also enjoy our Moon Lake experience outdoors, and take-out and dine-in from our many restaurants daily.  If you're considering a socially-distanced roadtrip, share an experience here.

Live From Clarksdale continues Clarksdale's tradition of "live blues -- 365 nights a year" with the support of Visit Clarksdale.  When you're ready to roadtrip, stop by Visit Clarksdale online & in person... and #VisitMSResponsibly y'all!

 
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