What Will You Be Doin in and around Clarksdale town? Posted 6-23-11

What Will You Be Doin’ in and around Clarksdale town?

Posted 6-23-11 – UPDATED 6-29-11

Delta Bohemian Ken Murphey of Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Delta Bohemian Ken Murphey of Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

→PHOTOS and VIDEO INCLUDED – MORE follow-up images  of the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 (displaced deer), QUICKSAND video and some weather shots←

What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and Coahoma County and beyond? Hmmm… I wonder. It’s summertime and methinks folks are traveling some and vacationing a bit and taking it kinda easy. The heat isn’t scorching … yet … but it’s heading that way.

The Delta Bohemians enjoyed a very quick flight to the NW to the tippy top end of Idaho for Poor William’s oldest daughter’s high school graduation. Then they headed back home and had a nice beach experience at Orange Beach with the rest of Poor William’s kiddos.

Our DELTA BOHEMIAN SCENE photos include some new and some old shots to help spice up this post since we have been traveling and out of town as of late.

Clarksdale has seen some scary weather recently and we captured some images of it. PLUS, while the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 was at full crest, The Delta Bohemians discovered a huge group of displaced deer. These deer found a yummy young wheat field and over several days demolished it. We were able to observe these beautiful animals up close and personal.


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Clarksdale ARTWALK and FARMER’S MARKET on DELTA AVENUE

THURSDAY NIGHT – June 30th from 5pm-8pm

Art Galleries and local retail shops open late plus pick up some local produce.

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RUST RESTAURANT

RUST Restaurant in Clarksdale, MS

Thursday night, June 30: Bill Abel – 7:00-9:00PM – Drink Specials!

Saturday night, July 2: SIDE STREET STEPPERS – 7:30PM

Check out our coverage of the Side Street Steppers at Rust HERE.

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BLUESBERRY CAFE (Yazoo Street, Clarksdale, 662-627-7008)

Monday Spaghetti night: Live music with Sean “Bad” Apple

You never know what surprise musicians will show up here!

Check out a video shot at BLUESBERRY on our Watcha Gonna Do post dated 5-26-11.

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HOPSON COMMISSARY

Monday nights: Acoustic music with RONNIE DREW and complimentary hors d’oeuvres!

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HAMBONE ART GALLERY

Tuesdays nights: live blues or roots music. 7:00PM til

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THE DEN – New! (220 Yazoo, Clarksdale)

The new annex of the Rock ‘n Blues Museum. Saturday nights: live music TBA 7:00-10:00pm. Non-smoking, family oriented environment.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES AND FOLK ART STORE

Saturdays: (non-event weekends) PIANO RED 12:00PM

CHECK OUT Cat Head’s amazing listing of LIVE MUSIC IN THE DELTA.

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RED’S BLUES LOUNGE

Corner of  Sunflower Avenue and MLK Dr.

FRIDAY, July 1 – ALL NIGHT LONG Band

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Often Red’s has music on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights.

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GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

Wednesday – Saturday nights: Live Music. Check the GZBC website for up-to-date event information.

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The Farmer’s Market in Lyon, MS next to the railroad tracks every Saturday from 8am til 11am. Larry Cook is spearheading it. Since the Clarksdale Farmer’s Market is “taking a break” he wanted to keep the fresh veggies flowin’ for us all. Thanks, Larry!

Fresh veggies

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DELTA BOHEMIAN SCENE PHOTOS

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Comments

  1. Great pictures! Love the deer and the lightning!

  2. I think I was UNDER that lightning! Thanks for the photos. (Also, looks like y’all had a nice beach excursion!)

  3. First two nights (and a day) of filming went awesome. We’re filming some interview stuff next week along with a little B-roll. Going through some of Damien/Lou’s footage now. Lookin’ good… and Bill Abel’s audio sounds killer. “We Juke Up In Here” — world premiere at Delta Cinema in Clarksdale on Friday, April 13, 2012.

  4. ALL the photos are wonderful- (with the exeption of the fallen tree, owner would probably agree). The gloaming sky is layered – Precise timing the lightning, Wow !

    • DB 2,
      Thankfully, the unfortunate house is unoccupied at this time. Still, hate to see a place destroyed like that. It still sits just as it was in that photo today.

      Thanks, too, about the other photographs. I had videotaped some killer stuff but got my focus messed up….still learning my camera. Plus, I’d run upstairs from the basement, quickly shoot some video, then rush back down. In my haste and fear I didn’t check my settings.

  5. I’m glad I came across this site. I have fond memories of my visit to Clarksdale several years ago to do research on a native son of Coahoma County, Frederick Bruce Thomas, an African-American who was born on a farm near Dublin (about a dozen miles to the SE) and who was the child of former slaves. Although he is now virtually forgotten, he went on to become a rich and famous nightclub owner in Moscow and Constantinople at the beginning of the twentieth century. I enjoyed staying at the Hopson Plantation, working in the Coahoma County Chancery Court records, having a wonderful dinner at Madidi, hanging out at the Ground Zero Blues Club in between impressive thunderstorms and tornado warnings, and visiting Friars Point and its North Delta Museum, run by the wonderful Flo Larson. Hope to come back some day. If anyone is interested in what came of my research, here is the Facebook page about my book: http://www.facebook.com/BlackRussianByVladimirAlexandrov

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