Friday, April 18, 2014

Clarksdale & Juke Joint Festival 2014

One fantastic event held every year in Clarksdale, MS - this is the 11th Anniversary

The main event is Saturday, but there are events going on from Thursday through Sunday

The entire town gets involved in this event.  Storefronts that might be empty throughout the rest of the year are occupied with goods or music...

Ah the music...every three feet there is music...During the day, the music is all free...inside and out...planned stages, buskers...and games and fun for the entire family.

At night, some 19 venues all offered music and one wristband would get you into every single one...and the cost, a tiny $15 in advance and $20 at the door...

Here are a few of the pictures I took during the day on Saturday

Date for next year is Saturday April 11...So from the 9th through the 12th, Clarksdale will, once again, be covered in music and fun...make your plans, hotel rooms go very fast.

 My Homebase for the day
thanks to Arthur & Carol Crivaro

Shannon Mc Nally

Tyannosaurus Chicken

 All sorts of things on sale
One man's trash...

 Mississippi Mud
Just add water!

 Deak Harp's Joint...
Mississippi Saxophones!

 Seriously, what other festival
Gives you PIG RACES!

 And around the turn they come...

Cheer them on!

 Jeff Jensen

 Mick Kolassa

 Jensen, Eric Hughes & Kolassa
These three just killed it!

 And then Watermelon Slim joined in

 From Canada, Big Dave McLean
Multiple Juno & Maple Blues Award Nominee

 Slim joined in with Dave for a few numbers

 Never seen Watermelon Slim in performance?

Dickie James & The Blue Flames played
and then Watermelon joined them to end the evening...

All in all, a perfect day of music, fun and friends....

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