The Juke Joint Show
The 9th annual Juke Joint Festival has been dedicated the "Honeyboy
Edwards Memorial Edition". David "Honeyboy" Edwards regularly
performed three shows during the weekend festivities which included
the Delta Blues Museum, Cat Head blues store and the Juke Joint
Festival itself. While honoring Honeyboy Edwards passing August
29th 2011 at the age of 96, the festival also honors all the
other Clarksdale blues players and supporters that have passed
away during the previous year.
In 2011, the Juke Joint Festival celebrated the 100th birthday
of blues icon Robert Johnson with "100 Acts for 100 Years",
which featured 100 blues act during the festival weekend. The
program went so amazingly well, that it will again be featured
at the 2012 Juke Joint Festival.
The Juke Joint Festival will kick-off on Thursday, April 12,
2012 at the Delta Cinema lobby and stage. There will be a festival
poster signing with artist Cristen Barnard and free live blues
at 6:00pm in the lobby, with headliners at 7:00pm on the theater
stage. The Delta Cinema event is sponsored by Clarksdale Revitalization,
The Delta Blues Museum will be hosting events during the festival
Join us on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Arts & Education
room at the museum for “Conversations with Big George Brock
& Louis ‘Gearshifter’ Youngblood”.
Then stop back by on Saturday at noon for live performances
on the Delta Blues Museum Stage.
Honeyboy Edwards Memorial Stage Line Up
Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley
Sound by Ronnie Drew
12:00pm – Professional Jugglers - "Juggology"
2:00pm – Delta Blues Museum Band
3:00pm – W.A. Higgins Rock Ensemble
4:00pm – Stax Music Academy
5:00pm – Ol’ School Revue
The Festival is a combined "blues festival" meets "small town
fair", which creates a fun, memorable, blues educational event.
Attendees are able to interact with local townsfolk and blues
musicians while enjoying numerous performances, , childrens
events, viewing exhibits and presentations involving music,
art, storytelling and film.
Saturday daytime events are all FREE, while the nighttime events
is only the cost of a $15 wristband. With the wristband, you
receive unlimited blues shuttle bus rides and entry to nearly
20 "juke joint" venues.
For more information please visit www.jukejointfestival.com .