SPECIAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: THE YAWPERS
The Yawpers are coming, The Yawpers are coming! …to Deep Blues Festival 2017. Come to Clarksdale, Mississippi this October (12-15) to see this electrifying, push-me-pull-you ride of a show!! The Denver trio is bringing it’s potent live show to the stage, joining the DBF family. Their third album has just been announced, so fill yer ears with some Yawpers and read all about their Bloodshot Records release in our news section. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to see this talent unleashed and let loose in Clarksdale!
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SPECIAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: NIKKI HILL
DBF HQ is buzzing with excitement over this announcement! We are wildly fired up with the news that Nikki Hill will be appearing right here in Clarksdale, Mississippi this October for Deep Blues Festival. Hill is a North Carolina-bred, New Orleans-based punk-loving, soul-shredding, blues-having, rocking and rolling woman with gut, grit, ferocity, and passion. Praise for Nikki Hill elicits references ranging from Etta James, Chuck Berry, and Tina Turner to The Cramps and AC/DC. Curious, intrigued, and excited to be enthralled? We are!
Don’t forget to buy your Deep Blues Festival weekend passes online in our shop here. Make your fall plans now, and come for a weekend in Clarksdale, Mississippi for some real, deep blues! You don’t want to miss a weekend full of heavy, alternative blues in the heart of it all – at the Crossroads. Make your deals with whoever you gotta, and come on down to Clarksdale!
LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT, ROUND 2:
That’s right… pack yer shovel, we’re going deep. OCTOBER 2017!
Here is the next round of artist announcements for Deep Blues Festival 2017! The jigsaw puzzle is coming together and is looking pretty damn good if you ask us. We have the young-and-hungry, we have *ahem* mature-and-venerated. Check out our band page for the full list of artists. Weekend passes go on sale APRIL 1, 2017 so mark your calendars and get you one! Just $75 for the weekend, which gives you entry to the shows at the Shack Up Inn and the New Roxy theater. Don’t forget that there is plenty of free daytime music around town as well, so it’s wall-to-wall music for days. Experience Clarksdale through a deep blue lens. Make your deal with whatever devil you have to for time to come to the delta and soak up the music, culture, and history of the region!
Be a benefactor and help get this festival rolling… $100 minimum donation to the festival gets you first dibs at booking accommodation at the Shack Up Inn, and exclusive access to the Benefactors’ Ball. Make your donation here.
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Here’s a little background on the festival if you aren’t familiar…
In 2007, Chris Johnson created the Deep Blues Festival to celebrate the outsider and alternative blues and blues influenced music that he felt deserved more attention. He established connections with hundreds of bands from around the world while making a name for the Deep Blues Festival on the international circuit. Fans have travelled from across the country and from around the world to support and attend the festival.
This event started near the twin cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) with a 1-day event showcasing 18 bands. Every year, the event has evolved, and in 2014 the festival moved south to Clarksdale MS. That is where we come in!! The reins have been handed, the crown bestowed…and we are honoured to carry the torch of Chris Johnson’s vision & festivities.
Chris says: “I’m no longer the driving force behind this event, but it’s never been about me. The musicians, the fans, venues and promoters will continue to support this great music.” We argue that it is about Chris Johnson, or the passion and dedication that he gave tirelessly (until he got tired), and we are bringing that momentum into the coming festival.
Benefactor tickets are on sale now! Check out the perks of being supporting this festival (first chance at purchasing tickets, booking shacks, and access to the special Benefactor’s Ball show!) – on top of earning our infinite appreciation.
We look forward to seeing y’all in October 2017 in Clarksdale, MS…