Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? 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 LiveFromClarksdale.org (unless noted otherwise below).– “PUBLIC” – […]

Kingfish Crowned King of the Blues

Christone Ingram, aka Kingfish – Crowned King of the Blues The kind, God-loving 21-year-old is riding a humongous wave of well-deserved recognition tonight from blues music lovers worldwide and from his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. We couldn’t be prouder. Last night, during the virtual 2020 Blues Music Awards ceremony, Kingfish, who was nominated for 5 […]

Clarksdale Scenes Friday Before Juke Joint Fest 2017

VIDEO: Ride with Chilly Billy around town and listen to some fine music Clarksdale, Mississippi – VIDEO IN POST! The Delta Bohemian originally posted this on April 18, 2018. Greetings from Clarksdale, Mississippi, heart of the MS Delta! Juke Joint Fest 2018 is upon us and Clarksdale is hoppin’ like a jumpin’ bullfrog in Calaveras County. […]

DBJ Features Delta Bohemian Billy and Madge Howell

Delta Business Journal Features Delta Bohemian Billy and Madge Howell We are very grateful to Delta Business Journal (DBJ) and to writer Becky Gillette for recognizing us as “Ambassadors for the Delta.” Chilly Billy and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with Becky and appreciate her inquisitive interest in who we are and what we do. […]

Visit Clarksdale Presented Research-in-Action Award

Coahoma County Tourism’s Visit Clarksdale was presented with the Research-in-Action Award at the annual Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism Nine Special Research Awards were presented at the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism held this Fall in Columbus, Mississippi. These special awards are presented in recognition and appreciation of research efforts. Recipients are usually a Tourism […]

Back to the Blues with Mississippi Roads Featuring Clarksdale —VIDEO

Join Mississippi Public Broadcasting host Walt Grayson as he travels “Back to the Blues” with the popular show Mississippi Roads featuring Clarksdale.

THE SECRET HISTORY – Delta Bohemian Seminars Book Study Weekend

Delta Bohemian Seminars: Book Study of Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” “A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction….Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth.” — The Times (London) “A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured…..Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite.” […]

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CLARKSDALE

Let Chilly Billy be your guide. 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 15,000+? Before the list […]

A Clarksdale LIVE MUSIC VENUES Guide

Cash only? Credit Cards? Full Bar? Beer Only? Cover Charge? Find out here. 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 […]

Top Ten Juke Joint Rules

Lay Your Burden Down – Includes a Radioland Video Top Ten Juke Joint Rules for visiting Clarksdale’s fabled juke joints, blues clubs, music venues, etc., will ease your mind and put you square in the middle of cool. We might be a land of affable-yet-pugnacious characters, eccentrics, crazies, lazies, loosey-goozies and profound pontificators, but we do appreciate a […]

Best Places to Stay in Clarksdale

For a town of 17,000+, the cool places to stay continue to amaze! Looking for the best places to stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi? Considering a visit to the Mississippi Delta? Stay in Clarksdale, the heart of it all! With a population just over 17,000, the cradle of the blues boasts live music 365 days a year. We […]

Bye Bye Miss American Pie – Home Concert Series

An Interpretive and Interactive Evening of Music Presented by David Elliot Bye Bye Miss American Pie w/ Master of Ceremonies David Elliott    SOLD OUT! Around 1972, two boys’ dorm counselors at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Tad Meyer and Steve Zimmerman, and I sat down with two six packs of beer (it was […]

DBJ Profiles Seven Delta Women in Business

Delta Bohemian Co-founder Madge Howell featured The Delta Business Journal’s June 2019 Cover Story features seven Delta women in business. Madge Howell, co-founder of The Delta Bohemian®, is honored to be included in the article along with Mississippi Gift Company owner Cindy Tyler, Gainspoletti Financial Services advisor Brandyn H. Skeen, Sherman’s Restaurant owner Allison Nimrod, […]

DBJ Coins Roger Stolle as All Things Clarksdale and the Blues

Plus other local news including Delta Blues Museum’s 40th Celebration! Delta Business Journal coins Ohio-native transplant Roger Stolle as “All Things Clarksdale and the Blues.” Publisher Scott Coopwood writes an in-depth account about Roger, the marketing mastermind who now passionately claims Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta as his home…..and we are so thankful he has!

Wright Thompson Highlights Kathryn’s Moon Lake Memories for Garden and Gun

We agree with Wright; Kathryn’s is “Our Kind of Place” too! Clarksdale native Wright Thompson highlights Kathryn’s Moon Lake Memories for Garden and Gun Magazine in the April/May 2019 issue. Founded in 1939, current owner, chef and musician, John Mohead deserves the praise! People from all over the Mid-South eagerly make the journey to dine […]

Josh Troy reports Wilson Rollings perform at Clarksdale White House

Clarksdale Press Register writer attends Home Concert and shares his experience Clarksdale Press Register managing editor Josh Troy reports “Wilson Rollings perform at Clarksdale White House” Home Concert Series. Thank you for attending our special event, Josh, and for writing about your experience hearing Matt Rollings and Anthony Wilson perform in the living room of […]

“The Days of Wine and Roses” Connects Matt Rollings and Anthony Wilson

Hear their story. Watch them perform. VIDEO It is rare in today’s sound-bite culture to slow down and purposefully utilize the time and to add feet to an inclination to really understand something—even a something of exquisite value. The following twelve minute recording is exquisite in originality, expression, spontaneity, serendipity, yea, even providentially.

Red talking about Red’s Old Timers Blues Festival in Clarksdale

VIDEO: 2nd Annual – Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 25th in MLK Park Red talking about his 2nd Annual Old Timers Blues Festival to be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 11am-8pm in the MLK Park in Clarksdale. FREE!!!

ANTHONY WILSON & MATT ROLLINGS HOME CONCERT

Friday, May 10th at 7:30PM. Limited Seated     The Delta Bohemians present ANTHONY WILSON & MATT ROLLINGS in a Clarksdale White House Home Concert Series on Friday, May 10th at 7:30PM 325 W 2nd Street, Clarksdale Serendipity brought me together with Anthony Wilson. He was a guest at the Clarksdale White House. As I […]

USA Today Best Historic Small Town Contest Nominates Clarksdale

Vote for Clarksdale once daily until Monday, May 6 at noon ET when the poll closes. USA Today Best Historic Small Town Readers’ Choice Award Contest nominates Clarksdale. We are excited Clarksdale is in the running out of a total of 20 nominees!!! They will select the Top 10 from this list. The race is […]