A Clarksdale LIVE MUSIC VENUES Guide

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Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale

Clarksdale Live Music Venues – our little Mississippi Delta town features live music 365 days a year!

Where are the best places to hear live music in Clarksdale? This list will help, starting with our favorite, Red’s Blues Club. During festivals more music venues open and buskers are found on many streets. This Guide highlights our regular spots during non-festival times.

Read the weekly, up-to-date Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale or visit Cat Head’s Music Calendar for a listing of bands playing in our live music venues.


Starting with our favorite…….the rest are listed alphabetically!

Red's Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

RED’S BLUES CLUB (aka Red’s Lounge)

395 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music on Wednesdays @ 8pm, Friday and Saturday @ 9pm, Sunday @ 7pm
Red does occasionally open up on Thursday nights
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CASH ONLY
Expect to pay a cover charge.
Beer sold. BYO spirits and wine.
Intimate venue.
BBQ is often grilled and sold street-side.

“It’s an ole juke house,” says Owner Red Paden who opens his doors at varying hours. Drop by and say hello to Red and tell him Madge and Billy sent you. This is our home away from home. We treasure our times here and believe you will too.

Owned by Red Paden.

Red Paden, founder and owner of Red's Blues Club in Clarksdale

Red Paden, founder and owner of Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale

 


Live Music Venues Guide includes Bluesberry Cafe in Clarksdale

Front of Bluesberry Cafe in Clarksdale

BLUESBERRY CAFE

235 Yazoo Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music on Mondays @7:30pm
Friday-Sunday @10am – Blues Breakfast begins at 7:30am with music beginning around 10am
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Expect to pay a cover charge on Monday nights.
Beer sold. BYO spirits and wine.
Intimate venue.
Kitchen: Monday nights homemade Italian food served. Friday-Sunday mornings breakfast served.

One of two go-to spots in Clarksdale on Monday nights. The Crivaro’s have created a fun, relaxed atmosphere with numerous local musicians dancing and sitting in.

Owned by Art and Carol Crivaro.

Bluesberry Cafe in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Live Music Venue

Bluesberry Cafe in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Live Music Venue


 

Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

O BLUES ALLEY, Clarksdale
Live music on Wednesdays @ 8pm, Thursday-Saturday @ 9pm
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Expect to pay a cover charge.
Full bar.
Large venue.
Hours of Operation: Tues 11am-2pm, Wed-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Kitchen serves lunch Tues-Sat and dinner Wed-Sat

Thursday nights is always a Blues Jam with a local host band. Mostly blues is on the schedule but some nights the club features Country Music or Rock Music.

Owned by Morgan Freeman, Clarksdale business man and Mayor Bill Luckett and founder of Resource Entertainment Group Howard Stovall.

Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

 


 

Hambone Art and Gallery in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

Hambone Art and Music in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

HAMBONE ART AND MUSIC

111 East 2nd Street, Clarksdale
Live music on Tuesdays @ 8pm
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Expect to pay a cover charge.
Beer and Wine only. BYO Spirits.
Art Gallery open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

Intimate gathering place in Downtown Clarksdale and presently our go-to spot for Tuesday nights. There is usually an eclectic mix of tourists and locals.

Owned by musician Stan Street.

Hambone Art and Gallery in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

Hambone Art and Gallery in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

 


 

 

Hopson Commissary

Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

HOPSON COMMISSARY

Commissary Circle Road, Clarksdale
Live music on Mondays @ 6pm, often live music on Fridays and Saturdays
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Expect to pay a cover charge on the weekends. No cover on Monday night.
Full bar.
Large venue.
Kitchen: complimentary home-cooked food on Monday nights.

This spot has been frequented by locals for many decades. The historical commissary is filled with antique and historical items which create a nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the deep south Delta. Excellent outdoor back stage/patio is used during high traffic times when weather permits.

Owned by James and Cathy Butler.

Hopson Commissary

Hopson Commissary

 


 

Artist Joey Young and Poor William outside Juke Joint Chapel at Rust at Shack Up Inn

Artist Joey Young and Poor William outside Juke Joint Chapel at Rust at Shack Up Inn

JUKE JOINT CHAPEL @ The Gin @ SHACK UP INN

001 Commissary Circle, Clarksdale
Live music is typically Fri and Sat @7pm during dinner but can vary throughout the week with unexpected musicians.
Across the railroad tracks at Shacksdale you can occasionally hear live music in The Bin.
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Expect to pay a cover charge occasionally.
Beer only. BYO wine and spirits.
Kitchen caters to the Shack Up Inn guests: Wed-Sat 6-9pm, Sun 10am-2pm

The Shack Up Inn is a must see if you visit Clarksdale. The Juke Joint Chapel at Rust Restaurant is a laid back music venue which features an assortment of music from blues to americana and much more. Large assortment of beer served from 8am – late.

Owned by Guy Malvezzi and Bill Talbot.

Juke Joint Chapel at Rust at Shack Up Inn, a live music venue.

Juke Joint Chapel at Rust at Shack Up Inn, a live music venue.

 


Levon's in Clarksdale, Mississippi Live Music Venue

Levon’s in Clarksdale, Mississippi Live Music Venue

LEVON’S

232 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music on Sunday afternoons “Sunday Ramble” @ 3pm
Live music on so everyone Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and during festivals! 
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Full bar.
Excellent cuisine.
Kitchen: Dinner 4:00pm until…, Sat 4:00pm til late, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm

Newest hot spot in town. Owned by musician Johnny Cass and wife Naomi Casaceli. Sunday afternoons have fast become the place to be for locals and visitors alike, especially when weather permits. Customers enjoy live music while mingling both inside and out with friends.

Look for exciting news from Levon’s soon!  😎

Co-owners and Operators of Levon's Bar & Grill Naomi Casaceli and Johnny Cass

Co-owners and Operators of Levon’s Bar & Grill Naomi Casaceli and Johnny Cass


 

New Roxy in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

New Roxy in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

NEW ROXY

363 Issaquena Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music varies throughout the year.
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CASH ONLY. However, CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED online for special events at NR.
Expect to pay a cover charge occasionally.
Beer only. BYO wine and spirits.
Open-air Main Stage plus a small, intimate (fully covered and weather-proof) stage with bar.

Coolest music, theater, art, film event venue in the Southeast. Owned by Robin Colonas, a merchant marine who is lovingly renovating this historic spot; it just keeps getting better and better.

Owned by Robin Colonas.

 

New Roxy in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

New Roxy in Clarksdale, a live music venue.

 


 

Stone Pony Pizza in Clarksdale

Stone Pony Pizza in Clarksdale

STONE PONY

226 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music on Friday nights @7:15 pm
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Full Bar
Kitchen: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 5pm-10pm

This locally owned restaurant features live music during dinner hours on Friday nights. Hand-tossed pizzas.

Owned by Joe Weiss and Buddy Bass.

Stone Pony Pizza in Clarksdale

Stone Pony Pizza in Clarksdale

 


 

 

Yazoo Pass in Clarksdale

Yazoo Pass in Clarksdale

YAZOO PASS

207 Yazoo Avenue, Clarksdale
Live music on Thursday nights @7:15 pm
Live music during festivals
Read Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale for up-to-date information.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Full Bar
Kitchen: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This locally owned restaurant features live music during dinner hours on Thursday nights.

Locally owned.

Yazoo Pass in Clarksdale

Yazoo Pass in Clarksdale

 


This list will be updated from time to time. Please submit any corrections or additions to [email protected]

WATCH this Documentary to learn more about Clarksdale and see footage taken in several of the live music venues mentioned above.

 

Originally published March 23, 2016.

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