Clarksdale Area

WHERE TO STAY
Of course there is the Shack Up Inn, on the fringe of town but in the center of the action. There are other cool and quirky places to sleep in Clarksdale as well, that will provide you comfort and experience, with the convenience of being downtown.  From 1-bedroom efficiency apartments to multi room guest house, we’ve got you covered…in (our own) style.

Check these out:

If you’re on a budget, or just want to get down with nature, there is camping by the Sunflower River too!  Camping with a side of civilization, as there is access to bathrooms and showers through the Quapaw Canoe Company. Read on…

Deep Blues Festival — Sunflower River Camping
Contact them to check availability. Quapaw Canoe Company is offering bathroom and shower access to persons camping along banks of Sunflower River in the City Park around our facility and in other places downtown.  Bathroom and shower access included.

  • Bring your own tent and sleeping bags.
  • Don’t park on asphalt drive which the police use for access.
  • Camping is in grassy areas of City Park to north of ramp, and any flat grassy  places down along the river.
  • Please don’t block gravel road access to Canoe Company.
  • No open fires, but camp stoves, hibachis or small personal-sized BBQ okay.
  • No smoking (city ordinance in public places).

For more information contact: Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220, or Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885.  Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

WHAT’S THERE TO DO?

SHOPS:

Cat Head Blues and Folk Art
Cat Head is your go-to for records, books, local folk art, posters, souvenirs, and boundless information from owner, Roger Stolle.  Except his knowledge of blues history is bound, in his book: Hidden History of the Mississippi Blues.

252 Delta Ave

EATS: 

Hick’s BBQ & Tamales
305 South State St

Abe’s BBQ
Open 7 days per week, this Clarksdale institution has been serving the community since 1924.

616 State Street (at The Crossroads)
(662)624-9947

Yazoo Pass (Cafe)
Local hub for coffee hangouts.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Great salad bar!  A rare find around these parts…

207 Yazoo (corner of 2nd St)
(662)627-8686

Levon’s Drugstore Diner
Open for dinner Thursday-Saturday, plus Sunday lunch/music/beer!  Craft beers, hearty sandwiches, home made pasta. Their Sunday afternoon live music sessions are the perfect cure for whatever your weekend did to you.

232 Sunflower Ave
(662)302-6474

Stone Pony Pizza
Full bar, sports screens, and open 7 days a week, yes even Sundays!

226 Delta Ave
(662)624-7669

 

JUKES, VENUES

Ground Zero Blues Club
Blues club, restaurant, accommodations – GZBC is a gotta-do when visiting Clarksdale.

0 Blues Alley
(662)621-9009
www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Red’s Lounge
“It is what it is.” The motto of Red’s Lounge describes the building, the decor, and Red’s demeanour. But it’s what you can’t put your finger on that makes this juke joint famous.

395 Sunflower Ave
662-627-3166
662-627-1367

Hambone Art Gallery
Blues every Tuesday night, and the occasional Thursday.  This room is cozy, like you’ve been invited into someone’s living room, and they happen to have a few extremely talented friends over playing music.

111 East 2nd St
662-253-5586
Stan Street
www.stanstreet.com

Hopson Commissary
001 Commissary Circle
662-624-5756
www.hopsonplantation.com

New Roxy
363 Issaquena Ave
Robin Colonas
662-313-6220
www.newroxy.com

Juke Joint Chapel
001 Commissary Circle
662-624-8329
www.shackupinn.com