Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? VIDEOS IN POST Welcome to this week’s edition of our Sounds Around Town calendar. For 365 nights of “live” blues music plus over a dozen festivals per year, visit CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — “The #1 American music city that’s not Nashville!” – Fodor’s Travel.   CAT HEAD STORE — ALWAYS […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Expedia Names Clarksdale As The Best Place To Escape In Mississippi

Daily I get a lot of junk mail; I’m sure you do too. But yesterday, while rifling through my emails, I received one I would normally have put in the category of unsolicited. Nope. This one caught my attention. The Subject line read “Expedia names Clarksdale as the best place to escape in Mississippi.”

Bubba O’Keefe New Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism Director

By Roger Stolle CONGRATS to Bubba O’Keefe, welcomed as Clarksdale-Coahoma County’s new tourism director at the Coahoma County Tourism Commission’s monthly board meeting Wednesday, December 12, 2018. He’ll start January 1st.

It Ain’t Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’t Wrong if It’s Right

It Ain’ Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’ Wrong if It’s Right “When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.” — Ecclesiastes 8:11 Recently, we were the victims of a crime of intrusion and opportunity, when we contacted Clarksdale Police Department and the Mayor Chuck Espy, haste was […]

Son of the South – MOHEAD Home Concert

Presented by The Delta Bohemians at the Clarksdale White House Thursday, September 27, 2018 Son of the South – MOHEAD Home Concert  The Delta Bohemian® is jazzed to present local friend, musician and quintessential Son of the South, John Mohead, who just released a new album and will be performing on Thursday evening, September 27th, […]

Red’s Old Timers Blues Fest Genesis

Includes Video Interview with Red Paden inside his famous Red’s Lounge Red’s Old Timers Blues Fest Needs a Little Help from Some Friends (CHECK OUT SPONTANEOUS VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH RED PADEN SHARING HIS THOUGHTS ON THE FESTIVAL) Red Paden, head straw boss and proprietor at Red’s Lounge—the iconic downtown Clarksdale juke joint and coolest, most […]

Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian

#SeekTheDelta – VIDEO IN POST Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian? Riparian: that which resides on the bank of a river. Agrarian: rural and agricultural. Prelapsarian: innocent and unspoiled before the Fall of Man. #SEEKTHEDELTA, ’cause we got all three right here in and around River City, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Seek the Delta Right Next Door

We are seeing more of our immediate neighbors from contiguous states and Mississippi counties coming to Seek the Delta Right Next Door. Seek the Delta Right Next Door.  Europeans, Australians, and internationals from all over the world plan and save, sometimes for years, to travel across the ocean to visit and experience the Mississippi Delta. […]

Voyage Chicago features Clarksdale’s $Daddy Rich$ (a.k.a. Richard Crisman)

Meet the Mississippi Delta native musician up close and real. Voyage Chicago publishes article titled “Meet $Daddy Rich$ (a.k.a. Richard Crisman) in Clarksdale.” Thank you Village Chicago for writing about Richard Crisman, a.k.a. $Daddy Rich$. While managing Morgan Freeman’s Madidi Restaurant, I often hired Richard, aka Daddy Rich, to play in the bar on Wednesday […]

Jordi Baizan Home Concert with Alice Hasen

The Delta Bohemians Present their third Home Concert Series at the Clarksdale White House A new Home Concert is coming to the Clarksdale White House on Thursday, May 31st, featuring engaging singer-songwriter Jordi Baizan accompanied by Alice Hasen.

Hopson Commissary: Monday Evening Comin’ Down

Outside Clarksdale town listen to some awesome acoustic music. VIDEO & PHOTOS WATCH VIDEO I am increasingly drawn to Hopson Commissary’s Monday evening, acoustic, “comin’-down-easy” from the weekend, musical experience beginning at 6:00pm accompanied by free food (always a pot of something owners James & Cathy Butler have whipped up) and free music (please tip the musician […]

Lovin’ OXFORD MAGAZINE Lovin’

Clarksdalians featured in a recent issue. Check it out! Lovin’ Oxford Magazine and its lovin’. We are so very grateful for the love Oxford Magazine shows fellow Mississippians. Have you read one yet? Two recent articles titled “A Home Built For Three” and “Last-Minute Summer Getaways” featured Clarksdalians. It’s never too late to read about Clarksdale.  😎 

8th CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL

Features Mississippi and music films plus special guests and more! January 26-27, 2018 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — The 8th annual Clarksdale Film Festival returns to “Bluestown, USA” — Clarksdale, Mississippi — Friday-Saturday, January 26-27. And it’s going to be a real house party.   “This is a curated film festival, so it’s not just ‘whatever films […]