Juke Joint Festival
The banks of Sunflower River © Richard Apple
Without Clarksdale, Mississippi, there'd be no such thing as the Delta Blues - and the Juke Joint Festival, held annually in this charming little town on the banks of the Sunflower River, is all about celebrating the wonderful musical heritage passed down by greats such as Son House, Robert Johnson, and Skip James.
This "half small-town fair, half blues festival" does more than simply entertain attendees - it aims to educate and enlighten native Deltans and blues tourists alike, through a series of performances, exhibits, and presentations involving music, art, storytelling, film, and children's events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about one of America's great cultural assets - and, of course, to hear some authentic, down-home playing while you're at it!
Venue: Clarksdale, Mississippi
Date: 16 April 2016