We’ve been fortunate to work with hundreds of bands from around the world at our Deep Blues Festivals. Every year, we’ve struggled with not being able to include everyone that has wanted to join us. For 2014, we started something new. Our fest moved Clarksdale MS and we invited all bands that want to play.   We were very pleased with the quality and number of bands and venues that were involved.  We’ll do this again in 2015.  You need to find your own venue or place to busk. We’ll promote any and all musicians that can give us a location and set time. We’ll hope that musicians and fans will all help promote this event and help spread the word. Please forward this page and share our facebook posts to musicians and fans.

I will be hosting late night events Thursday Oct 15 through Sunday Oct 18 at the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn, 11pm to 2am three bands each night. I’ve already got these bands selected, so no need to contact me requesting one of these slots. You’ll have to do your homework to find a place to play and negotiate your own deal. If you’ve been to Clarksdale for one of the Juke Joint Festivals or other events, you know there are many places to perform. We’ll be posting some venue information on our facebook page and this website to help you out.

All bands that make this trip will be included in all of the Deep Blues Festival “marketing/publicity”, but that it is their responsibility to set-up, help promote, and work out all the details with the individual clubs in Clarksdale specific to their show(s).

We’ve been asking for benefactors to help fund the late night shows at the Chapel and the other promotional costs with $100 donations. So far, we have over forty very generous fans that have contributed. They will receive a few perks, such as the first opportunity to reserve rooms at the Shack Up Inn. They will also be guaranteed admission to the late night shows at the Chapel. Send me an email if you’d like more information on becoming a benefactor and/or be on the mailing list.

As with all of the Deep Blues Festivals, we anticipate fans and bands to join us from all over the world. Hope you’ll think about joining us too.

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