Spring is rapidly springing, and that means that festival season is upon us again! The upcoming Juke Joint Festival, Thursday, April 12th through Saturday, April 15th, in Clarksdale, Mississippi is the unofficial blues festival season kickoff, and American Blues Scene will be covering the event in it’s entirety!
This year, the American Blues Scene will be on hand to provide live coverage of the Juke Joint Festival — and you’re invited to hear all the latest!! American Blues Scene will be broadcasting from Delta Music Experience headquarters at Juke Joint Festival, on the Lil’ Pink Patio at the Big Pink Guesthouse, 312 Yazoo (caddy-corner the Delta Blues Museum). Artists and blues based businesses are welcome to text 785-249-6969 to schedule a time to come by for an interview. If you’re unable to make Juke Joint this year, keep yourselves tuned right here and on our Facebook Fan Page to get live coverage and updates throughout!
The setting couldn’t be better; Clarksdale is known as “ground zero of the blues”, and is deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta — the land where the blues began. Juke Joint Festival provides thousands of visitors a true delta feeling; the “stages” are under blue tents, on sidewalks in front of businesses’ doors, and in tiny juke joints where the musicians play straight to the people. The festival’s main acts are a showcase of amazingly talented delta musicians. T-Model Ford, Bill Abel, Pat Thomas, Super Chikan, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and many others can be found playing the down-home stages and drinking beers at the bars.
The festival is based in the downtown area, which gives visitors quick and easy access to such famous juke joints as Reds, located right on the Sunflower river, The New Roxy, Club 2000, Messenger’s and, of course, the always popular blues club Ground Zero.
Be sure to keep watching the American Blues Scene as we broadcast from the Delta Music Experience headquarters at Juke Joint Festival to get the latest!