Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 3-17-11

Watcha Gonna Do?

Posted 3-17-11


Magical Madge pimpin' Clarksdale. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Magical Madge pimpin' Clarksdale. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Watcha Gonna Do in Clarksdale/Coahoma County this week?






Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jonestown Family Center Fundraiser at Ground Zero Blues Club on St. Patrick’s Day



Clarksdale’s Ground Zero Blues Club will host  “Wearin’ the Green and Singin’ the Blues” on St. Patrick’s Day to raise funds for the Jonestown Family Center. The event is March 17th, 8 p.m. with area blues bands performing throughout the evening.  Jonestown, MS Family Center operates a full-day Montessori pre-school, a toddler play group, an after-school tutoring and enrichment program, a parenting program, and a fitness and health club. “Our mission is to increase educational and wellness opportunities for people in Jonestown and the surrounding area”, said Sister Teresa Shields, Director.

Music will be provided by the Stan Street Hambone Band, Sean “Bad” Apple, Watermelon Slim and more area blues favorites. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and are available at the Historic Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Clarksdale, Miss Del’s General Store and Newson’s Auto Parts, or from Jonestown Family Center Board members.

Tickets will be $15 at the door.  For more information call  the Family Center at 662-358-4335. Sister Teresa Shields adds, “We invite everyone to come out to hear some good music and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.”

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Funeral for Big Jack Johnson


Big Jack Johnson Poster Collage

Big Jack Johnson Poster Collage


To: Billy
From: Panny Mayfield
Not sure if your website includes detailed information on blues obits, etc…however, here is a photo tribute from the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival honoring Big Jack Johnson who performed and headlined numerous Sunflower Festivals in our 24-year history and was booked to play again in August 2011.
Jack died early Monday morning in Memphis, and his funeral is planned in Clarksdale Saturday with Delta Burial in charge of arrangements.
Look for Tributes to Big Jack Johnson on The Delta Bohemian next week.




Saturday, March 26, 2011

100th Birthday Party for Tennessee (Tom) Williams


Postcard for Tennessee Williams 100th Birthday Celebration.

Postcard for Tennessee Williams 100th Birthday Celebration.


Clarksdale will play host to a day of events celebrating our amazing gifted playwright’s 100th birthday.

Visit for more information.



AT RUST Restaurant

Thursday, March 17, 2011 – Live Music by Dirk Wissbaum – 7-9pm

Friday, March 18, 2011 – Live Music by Brantley Catlett – starting at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Bourbon Tasting Dinner at 6:30

Call RUST Restaurant for more details at 662-624-4784



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