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 […]

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 […]

How do we KEEP CLARKSDALE and continue to draw folks here?

Clarksdale, Mississippi at a Crossroads The following thoughts on the status of my hometown bear no reflection on anyone or any entity that I might have an integral or loose association with business-wise or personally. I will not address individuals or specific entities in this post as I muse out loud about how to Keep […]

Mt. Zion Church Goodness – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

He said yes to an invitation. On Sunday I attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Mt. Zion is just around the bend of the bayou and literally down the turn row from my house. In my 60 years I have driven by this iconic country church thousands of times. Often I have pulled on to […]

A Thanksgiving Cogitation

By Poor William A Thanksgiving Cogitation Poor William reflects on thankfulness. ⬇️ WATCH THE VIDEO ⬇️

Classic ROBERT BILBO WALKER at Reds Blues Club

Experience this blues entertainer at the iconic juke joint in Clarksdale By Magical Madge CLASSIC VIDEO If you have never seen this unique performer, then you need to go to Red’s Blues Club and hear Robert “Bilbo” Walker live, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in downtown Clarksdale. In the words of Roger Stolle, “Don’t miss the wig, suit, duckwalk and […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

From Club to Club to Club By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta folks ain’ scared of a party and that’s for damn sure. It’s always on in the Mississippi Delta: whether high-browing at the Country Club or low-browing just about any-damn-where-else. We Deltans love to party whether at a cocktail party, a tailgating event at […]

Hunt Marketing is Hot on the Trot from Oxford and Tupelo

Sample a slice of Southern Heritage Air Foundation from the eyes of these gifted young marketers By Magical Madge VIDEOS and PHOTOS If you are on the Oxford Square, look up! Above the fabulous boutique Nella (formerly Duvall’s), you can see and visit a marketing firm hot on the trot for businesses eager to get with today’s […]

Coahoma County Students aiming for Washington

History Teacher Mrs. Yo RenĂĄ Miller appeals for your help By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi We received a sweet note from a local teacher at Coahoma Country Jr. – Sr. High School in Clarksdale. Read it and respond if you will. We did. 

Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale

Pics from a few past Juke Joint Festivals Clarksdale, Mississippi PHOTOS FROM PAST JUKE JOINT FESTIVALS PAGE MAY BE SLOW TO LOAD DUE TO MANY PHOTOGRAPHS It’s Juke Joint Festival time and that means live music abounds everywhere and tourists start piling into Downtown Clarksdale. It’s been a long, cold winter. Let’s get to jukin’! […]

90 Days of Peace Rally in Clarksdale

Will you walk with your brothers and sisters? By MAGICAL MADGE Do you want peace in Clarksdale? (Or do you want to turn a blind eye and hope the bloodshed will just go away?) Do you want to take a stand and say “No More” to senseless violence? (Or do you want to continue thinking maybe it […]

VACATION RENTALS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

Memphis StyleBlueprint’s Sally Walker gives you guidelines on what to look for. By MAGICAL MADGE Every day I look forward to my email from Memphis StyleBlueprint and on my birthday a special one landed in my inbox. The title got me immediately–“CONFESSIONS OF (AND TIPS FROM) A VACATION RENTAL JUNKIE.”

Lucious Spiller Band at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale

Kickin’ Off a New Year of Blues for Twenty Fifteen By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO & PHOTOS “I really didn’t shoot her; I just kicked her to the curb!” — Lucious Spiller Last year’s Solo International Blues Challenge second place winner, the indomitable Lucious Spiller, gave a rave performance Saturday night at Red’s Lounge […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Delta Bohemian!!!!

God bless us everyone. Clarksdale, Mississippi Magical Madge and I want to thank our Business Partners (check ‘em out on our website), our Subscribers (if you haven’t subscribed do it now. It’s free!), and folks—near and far—who love the Mississippi Delta and all it has to offer:

Red Paden Birthday Bash at Red’s Lounge

He says he is now 17! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO AND PHOTOS Sunday night was a time of great festivity for Clarksdalians— natives, transplants, and miscreants—who love Red Paden and his world-renowned, one-of-a-kind, ain’t-nothing-like-it blues lounge. We celebrated Red’s birthday in typical Red’s Lounge fashion: cold beer, warm BBQ, hot […]

Lois Lowry Shares Her Story with Clarksdale

Community Book Talks Lecture Series ends 2014 with outstanding speaker By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi Library full, mostly women—young to old—kids on iPhones, growing up fast, three young ladies in white headdresses, teachers with list for extra credit, several young Mennonite girls, faces flush with innocence and beauty, wearing printed dresses, small groups of rovers patrolling […]

Small Town of Sumner Mississippi Acting Big

Art Gallery, Historical Museum, Restaurant, Farmer’s Market and Festival – What next?! By MAGICAL MADGE Sumner, Mississippi The small Town of Sumner in the Mississippi Delta isn’t letting its size of only 310 hold it back from making a difference in the community. The picturesque hamlet, county seat for West Tallahatchie, has a vision worth noting.

Do You Know Charlie Musselwhite?

Jeff Stone Kinda Does! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO) Ladies and genulmens, what do you get on a Thursday night when ya cross at the Crossroads a recently relocated Deep Blues Festival with a serendipitous encounter on the back porch at the Shack Up Inn late night, all made possible by Magical Madge’s curiosity about […]

The Delta – It’s Complicated – by Donald Christian

PART TWO By GUEST BOHEMIAN DONALD CHRISTIAN In a time long ago, I was a duck hunter in North Alabama dreaming of better days in the field. My former wife’s mother grew up in Bolivar County, Mississippi and after a few years of questions like “Are there any ducks over there?“ and “Did you ever hear […]