TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CLARKSDALE

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Top 10 Things to do in Clarksdale

Clarksdale, Mississippi

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi So, are you thinking about coming to our little mecca in the heart of the Mississippi Delta but you aren’t too sure what to do when you get here? After all, could there really be that much to do in a town of 17,000+?

Before the list begins, we want you to know that you will meet some of the friendliest people on the planet but you must be open to them. Everyone speaks to each other around here. Speak to folks when you enter a room or a store, even if it’s just a nod of your head. And next, if you feel at all uncomfortable, just tell folks Madge and Billy told you to come here. You know. The Delta Bohemians. Everything should be alright, alright, alright after that!

Here goes. Here is your list of the Top 10 Things To Do In Clarksdale as of right now!

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CLARKSDALE

BEFORE ARRIVING…..
Watch this to learn why people are making Clarksdale a destination!

TOP 10 LIST

Number 1: LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

The Delta Bohemian always has the most current SOUNDS AROUND TOWN IN CLARKSDALE posted on our front page. That’s your go-to for live music for the week. It also lists upcoming events to plan for.

Our live music locations include but are not limited to and their hours of operation vary.
Bluesberry Cafe
Cathead Blues & Folk Art
Club 2000
Delta Blues Alley Cafe
Ground Zero Blues Club
Hambone Music & Art
Hopson Commissary
Juke Joint Chapel at Shack Up Inn
Levon’s Bar & Grill
Messenger’s
New Roxy
Our Grandma’s House of Blues
Red’s Blues Lounge
Stone Pony Pizza
Yazoo Pass
Get addresses HERE

Learn more about CLARKSDALE LIVE MUSIC VENUES

Number 2: VISIT A MUSEUM

Delta Blues Museum
Rock n Blues Museum
Get addresses HERE

Number 3: DINE IN THE DELTA

Abe’s Bar B Q
Atzimba
Bear’s Deli
Dutch Oven
Ground Zero Blues Club
Guadalajara
Hibachi Buffet
Hicks Bar B Q
Kathryn’s on Moon Lake
Larry’s Hot Tamales
Levon’s Bar & Grill
Lunch Box
Our Grandma’s House of Pancakes
Ramon’s Italian
The Ranchero
Rest Haven
Rust
Sumner Grille
Stone Pony Pizza
Wop’s Bar B Q Shak
Yazoo Pass
Get addresses and more information HERE

Number 4: CHECK OUT AN ART GALLERY

Hambone Music & Art Gallery
Lambfish Art Company

Number 5: TAKE A CANOE TRIP

John Ruskey’s Quapaw Canoe Company
a memory you will never forget

Number 6: PERUSE THE LIBRARY

Carnegie Public Library
cool history in here

Number 7: SPEND SOME BUCKS AT A RETAIL STORE

Bluestown Music
Cathead Blues & Folk Art
Deak’s Mississippi Saxophones
Delta Creations
Delta Blues Museum
Delta Bohemian (online)
Miss Del’s
Shack Up Inn
Shankerman’s Menswear Store
and more.

Number 8: TAKE A DELTA BOHEMIAN TOUR with CHILLY BILLY

Cruise around Clarksdale and the back roads with Chilly Billy on one of his relational Delta Bohemian Tours.
You sure as hell don’t get this shit in New York City!

Delta Bohemian Tours is one of the Top 10 Things to do in Clarksdale

Delta Bohemian Tours is one of the Top 10 Things to do in Clarksdale

 

Number 9: CROSS THE LEVEE

To see the Mississippi River. You can do this on your Delta Bohemian Tour, too.

Number 10: SPEND THE NIGHT

At the CLARKSDALE WHITE HOUSE

Clarksdale White House is one of the Best places to stay in Clarksdale

Clarksdale White House is one of the Best places to stay in Clarksdale

Clarksdale White House 325 W 2nd

or the DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE

Delta Bohemian Guest House

Green Acres Bedroom in the Delta Bohemian Guest House in Clarksdale

Delta Bohemian Guest House in Clarksdale

 

or the historical CLARK HOUSE.

CLARK HOUSE in Clarksdale. DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL place to stay.

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO GET A LOCAL FLAVOR OF CLARKSDALE. Music by Daddy Rich.

We highly encourage comments and sharing to your social media of choice.

From a plaque welcoming everyone into Clarksdale along the banks of the Sunflower River at the West end of the 2nd Street Bridge with a small statue in memorial of Louise Moss Montgomery.

Spirit on high, come down, come down…
“Spirit on high, come down, come down
And Rest Thy hand upon this town
And let Thy Love flow full and free
Through human vessels just like me.”
-LOUISE MOSS MONTGOMERY-
Poet Laureate of Mississippi 1973-1978

Plaque in Clarksdale Memorial to Louise Moss Montgomery

Plaque in Clarksdale Memorial to Louise Moss Montgomery

Originally published on March 31, 2014.

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Comments

  1. John Bellovich says:

    Visted Clarksdale for the first time in May of last year and stayed at the ShackUpInn and had a great time. Coming nack again next May and lookig forward to it.

  2. Marilyn Kirtley says:

    After visiting at least twice a year for the past six years we feel like we are at home. The Shack Up Inn is fantastic. Guy and Bill are so good to us. Sometimes hanging a sign to welcome us.,

  3. Thanks for commenting and sharing about your visit to Clarksdale! Hope to meet you on your next visit. We love the Shacks too!

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