We’re on track, y’all!

We are locked and loaded for 2018 already, and excited for it. Deep Blues Festival 2018 will take place from October 11th through the 14th in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Don’t miss this weekend of raw, gritty, heavy blues in the heart of the delta. Come down to the Crossroads and spend the weekend soaking up nighttime music at the New Roxy and the Shack Up Inn, not to mention the free daytime stages around town and at Shacksdale, right across the road from the Shack Up Inn.

We can’t tell you who is playing yet, but we can tell you that it will be a killer weekend of live performances by artists, young and old, new and legendary. Deep Blues Festival strikes a balance between up-and-coming blues musicians and venerated real deal deep blues legends. Past performers have ranged from established Mississippi bluesmen such as RL Boyce, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, Robert ‘Lil Poochie’ Watson and Hezekiah Early, to the international sounds of The Bonnevilles (Ireland), Dirty Deep (France), and catl (Canada), and US movers and shakers like Nikki Hill, The Seratones, James Leg, Jimbo Mathus, Cedric Burnside and many, MANY more.

Weekend passes will go on sale April 1, 2018. This $75 ticket covers entry to the nighttime shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Shack Up Inn and the New Roxy theater, plus Sunday afternoon music at the Shacks.

If you’re really looking for the ultimate experience, become a benefactor! This is a donation ($100 minimum) to the festival, and helps us get the festival off the ground. Your contribution goes a long way to securing bands, putting them up, and making them feel at home for their stay in Clarksdale. This started as, and continues, to be fan-driven and supported so get involved, become a member of the DBF Family! Perks of being a benefactor, you ask?

  • First dibs at booking accommodation at the Shack Up Inn.  Get in early to secure your spot right in the center of the action. If you’ve never been to the Shack Up, this is an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Access to the Benefactors’ Ball! This is a party we throw to thank you for your contribution, and features a live performance by…well, you’ll just have to become a benefactor to find out.

Don’t wait – donate! 

Check out our shop page to purchase your Benefactor’s pass, and let’s get this party started.

See y’all in October 2018…

Team Deep Blues