Live Music in Mississippi
If music is your passion, then you will love Mississippi. You can hear great blues at clubs along Highway 61 "The Blues Highway" or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can travel along the back roads of the Mississippi Delta in search of juke joints.
Live music in Clarksdale, Mississippi
Visit the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS and celebrate the areas great blues heritage. Located at Blues Alley, next door to the Delta Blues Museum, Ground Zero Clarksdale is the place for anyone looking for the original Delta Blues experience. Clarksdale blues showcases the best of today’s Delta Blues musicians. National acts do perform here on occasion, but you are more likely to find authentic Mississippi blues from musicians who live in the Mississippi Delta. Wednesday through to Saturday, and the occasional Sunday, there is always live blues music.
Live music in Merigold, Mississippi
Po Monkeys (pronounced Poor Monkeys) in Merigold, MS is one of the last original Mississippi Delta juke joints located on an unmarked gravel track off Highway 61. Whilst visiting Delta landmarks this place can be hard to find but ask any local and you will be pointed in the right direction. Willie Seaberry, aka Po’ Monkey a nickname since childhood, is a farm worker by day and grew up in a local shack. He has been playing the rhythm & blues since 1961 at this patched up shack. Mr Seaberry changes his colourful suits several times throughout the evening to parade for customers. This club is not open on weekends and only opens on Thursday nights, with live music on special occasions.
Live music in Indianola, Mississippi
Indianola is located about halfway between Memphis and Jackson, not far from the famous blues crossroads at Clarksdale. Indianola is BB King’s MS Delta hometown, where he used to sing for tips on the corner of Church Street, located on the Mississippi Blues Trail. In 2008 BB King became the owner of Club Ebony. Many famous blues musicians have played here since 1945, Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner and BB King to name a few; and they still play live music every Sunday. Indianola is also home to the BB King Museum and Interpretive Centre. The museums exhibits are based on the life of BB King and the rich musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta.
Live music in Jackson, Mississippi
The 930 Blues Club Café is a historic landmark venue in Jackson, MS. This bar, although you would be forgiven for thinking it is someone’s house, has a laid back, friendly and fun atmosphere and has many famous and rising blues & jazz musicians booked to grace you with their live musical talents every week.