Clarksdale Press Register - Local newspaper published Wednesday and Friday
Clarksdale.com - Find current Clarksdale news, information and links
Delta Business Journal - Business News of the Delta
Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc. - Visitor's Station and the home of the Downtown Clarksdale Revitalization program
B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
400 Second Street, Indianola, MS 38751
Birdsong Tours - Custom tours to fit your needs.... Blues/historical/agricultural. Call Robert Birdsong at 662-624-6051 firstname.lastname@example.org
BluesSource.Com - 50 years of vinyl LPs, 45s, books, comics and more. 224 Delta Ave., 662-313-0061
Bluestown Music - Vintage guitar and instrument store Mon.-Fri., Noon-5pm. Sat., 10am-5pm. 317 Delta Ave., 662-645-1816
Cathead Delta Blues & Folk Art
252 Delta Avenue
Blues CDs, DVDs, books, t-shirts and folk art
Located in Blues Alley
Renovated passenger train depot, the Dutch Oven Bakery & Restaurant
The Crossroads - A legendary tourist stop and great photo-op
Hwy. 61 at 49 in Clarksdale.
Delta Blues Museum
1 Blues Alley
Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Mar.-Sept.; Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Oct.-Feb.
Muddy Waters' cabin, signed guitars, blues photos
Clarksdale Revitalization (Visitor Station)
Greyhound Bus Station
Corner of 3rd and Issaquena
Foxtrot: Turned Earth
247 Delta Avenue
The Gordon Gallery
233 Delta Avenue
Ground Zero Blues Club
Morgan Freeman's Juke Joint
Entertainment Wed.-Sat. nights
Hambone Art Gallery
111 E. 2nd Street
Art by Stan Street, artist and musician
1 Commissary Circle, off Highway 49
Lampfish Art Company
114 Third Street
Mississippi Blues Trail Markers
Several Blues Trail Markers are in and around Clarksdale.
Miss Del's General Store
145 Delta Avenue in historic downtown Clarksdale. Shop Mon.-Sat. or on-line 24/7.
Feed, seed, gourmet foods, antiques, lattes and cappuccinos!
Quapaw Canoe Company
291 Sunflower Avenue
Join artist/musician/adventurer John "Riverman" Ruskey on a canoe trip on the mighty Mississippi or the Sunflower River.
395 Sunflower Ave. (Corner of MLK Dr./4th St. and Sunflower.)
Legandary Juke Joint. Open some weekday nights and all weekends with "live" blues some weekends. Special events during festival time. Regulars include T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour, Big T, Lightnin' Malcolm, Wesley Jefferson and Big Jack Johnson.
615 Sunflower Ave., 662-624-9163
Site of the hospital where Bessie Smith died in 1937. Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy II, Pop Staples, John Lee Hooker and John F. Kennedy, Jr. all stayed or lived here after it became a hotel/boardinghouse. Founded on Oct. 11, 1944 and currently run by the Frank "Rat" Ratliff. State Blues Trail Marker at the Riverside.
Rock 'N Roll & Blues Heritage Museum
113 E. 2nd Street
Museum full of rare rock and roll memorabilia from the 1950s and 60s. Open Friday and Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, open during festivals and by appointment.
W.R.O.X. Museum (a.k.a. Clarkdale History & Cultural Museum)
257 Delta Avenue
This was the site of the W.R.O.X. blues radio station from around 1946 to 1953. Early Wright, Ike Turner and Robert Nighthawk all had shows here, plus Elvis, Sam Cooke and Sonny Boy Williamson II were all on the air there at some point in time. Open festival weekends or by appointment.
Live Music in Delta
Courtesy of Roger Stolle at Cathead Folk & Art
2011 Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - Clarksdale... 4/15-4/17, 2011 (with fest itself on 4/16 with amazing related events from Thurs evening through Sunday night... and beyond!); the 2012 is 4/14/12 weekend, by the way.
2011 Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I - 4/17, 2011... 10am till... Sunday of Juke Fest in Clarksdale, ("please tip your musicians").
2011 Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest - Following Blues Music Awards in Memlphis, 2011... near Cat Head store and Rock & Blues Museum in Clarksdale -- FREE in street 5/7, 2011.
2011 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - FREE blues festival, downtown Clarksdale, 8/12-14, 2011.
2011 Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II - Sunday of Sunflower Festival, Clarksdale, 8/14. 10am till --
2011 King Biscuit Blues Festival (former "Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival" - nearby Helena, AR) - TENTATIVELY 10/6-8, 2011.
2011 Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III - Sunday of AR Fest... 9am till -- FREE in street
2011 Pinetop Perkins Homecoming at Hopson in Clarksdale (in afternoon Sunday of AR fest) - 10/9, 2011
2011 Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival - October 14 - 15
2011 Hambone Festival - Halloween weekend each year in Clarksdale
2012 Clarksdale Film Festival - January 26-29, 2012 in Clarksdale
2012 Juke Joint Festival & Related Events - Clarksdale... 4/14-4/16, 2012
Mexican & Margaritas
706 State St. - 662-627-3101
Mon – Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bakery & Sandwich Shop
100 Blues Alley - 662-621-9766, Fax 662-621-9767
Sat.- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
348 Delta Ave.
Mon – Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ground Zero Blues Club
Burgers, Catfish, Fried Green Tomatoes
0 Blues Alley - 662-621-9099
Lunch: Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nights: Wed.-Fri. 5 p.m. - til
Sat. 6 p.m. - til
Hicks Famous Hot Tamales & More
305 State St. Across from the Econolodge on Hwy. 161
Lady at the Levee
Wed-Sat (11am-2pm) and Dinner (4-11pm); Sundays 1-6pm
164 Delta Ave.
Tuesday - Saturday
Bar: 5:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended
Steaks and Seafood
Tue - Thur: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
BBQ, Steaks, Seafood, Sandwiches
1907 State St. - 662-624-9768
Mon - Thur: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Italian, Greek, Lebanese
419 State St. - 662-624-8601
Mon - Sat: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
218 Delta Avenue
662-624-4784 / 662-624-4785
Wednesday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday - Sat. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stone Pony Pizza & The Brick Bar
226 Delta Avenue