Clarksdale, Mississippi


Live music

Clarksdale offers live music 7 nights a week, 365 days per year.  For a list of who is playing where weekly, check out the Cat Head music calendar, Sounds Around Town.

Mondays: Bluesberry Cafe 235 Yazoo Ave

Tuesdays: Hambone Gallery 111 East Second Street

Wednesdays: Ground Zero Blues Club 387 Delta Ave, Red’s Lounge

Thursdays: Ground Zero Blues Club Jam night 387 Delta Ave

Fridays: Red’s Lounge 395 Sunflower Ave, Ground Zero Blues Club

SaturdaysRed’s Lounge 395 Sunflower Ave, Ground Zero Blues Club

Sundays: Red’s Lounge

And then we dust ourselves off and do it all over again….

In addition to these regular clubs, there are other juke joints and venues open for festivals or special occasions, or restaurants with music.  The short list includes:

New Roxy 363 Issaquena Ave

Levon’s 232 SunflowerAve

Grandma’s House of Entertainment 119 Third Street

Delta Blues Alley Cafe 352 Delta Ave


Downtown restaurants

There are several options for restaurants within walking distance of Chateau Debris in downtown Clarksdale.  There is a complete list on your arrival, but here is a list of a few to set your mouth to waterin’.  We have marked which restaurants will be the most accommodating for vegetarians (V) or gluten-free (GF). Keep in mind though, this is still the south – traditional fare is not too health-conscious but a whole lotta delicious!

Yazoo Pass Cafe (breakfast, lunch dinner, closed Sundays): corner of Yazoo Ave and Second Street (V, GF)

Stone Pony Pizza (lunch, dinner M-Sat): 226 Delta Ave

Dutch Oven (lunch M-F): in the old train station building off Issaquena Ave and Third Street (V)

Levon’s Bar and Grill (W-thru-Sun Dinner, Sunday brunch): 232 Sunflower Ave (V, GF)

Our Grandma’s House of Pancakes (breakfast, lunch): 115 Third Street (V)

A short drive out to State Street gives you further options including:

Plus a host of fast-food restaurants and grocery stores (Kroger and Walmart)


Bars, clubs, juke joints

Clarksdale offers a range of watering holes from restaurant bar to ramshackle juke joints.  Keep in mind that some places sell beer only (but you can bring wine or liquor), and some are cash only, so hit the ATM before stepping out!

  • Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn
  • Red’s Lounge
  • Ground Zero
  • Stone Pony Pizza
  • Levon’s Bar and Grill
  • Hambone Gallery
  • Bluesberry Cafe
  • New Roxy


Museums, art, souvenirs and more

We are a town brimming with creativity, which you will see from the ground up.  From outdoor murals to art galleries, there is plenty to see. The Delta Blues Museum is a great place to start, then wander the few blocks around downtown and you will find all kinds of locally crafted treasures.