8:30 am - Breakfast at Yazoo Pass, The espresso bar and bistro serves up fresh ingredients at this welcoming breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. 207 Yazoo Avenue
10:00 am – Tour the Delta Blues Museum, the museum is located in the historic Clarksdale freight depot, houses the sharecropper cabin where Muddy Waters lived, the sign from the juke joint where Robert Johnson was poisoned and other fascinating artifacts. 1 Blues Alley
11:00 am – Tour the Rock & Blues Museum , the museum is packed full of music memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1970s. Follow the evolution of America’s music from blues, R&B, and rockabilly to rock ‘n roll and soul and see how it influenced people all over the globe. 113 E.2nd St
Noon - Lunch at Ground Zero Blues Club, southern eats in a down home club co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman. 387 Delta Avenue
1:15 pm - Shopping and Exploring Downtown Clarksdale, be sure to stop by CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES & FOLK ART Called "1 of 17 Coolest Record Stores in America" (Paste magazine). Specializing in great blues CDs, DVDs, books, magazines, T-shirts and much more. 252 Delta Avenue
3:00 pm - Visit the Hambone Art Gallery, Blues art gallery owned by musician Stan Street; features live blues every Tuesday evening. 111 East Second Street
4:00 pm - Walk of Fame & Visit The Crossroads
Walk of Fame - a handful of sidewalk plaques spread around downtown honor Clarksdale’s music, literary, civil rights and sports legends.
The Crossroads -This iconic sign welcomes visitors to the spot some residents claim is THE crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. It is the crossroads of two important highways in blues songs and history.
6:00 pm - Dinner at Levons, (owned & operated by 2 Australians) with live music on Sunday afternoons plus full bar and menu, near clubs and accommodations in historic downtown Clarksdale. 232 Sunflower Avenue
8:00 pm - Clarksdale offers live Blues Music every night of the week, check the Sounds Around Town for the weekly music calendar.
Clarksdale, Mississippi is a town steeped in culture and significant for its role in blues history. It’s the place where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads, the birthplace of Sam Cooke and where Morgan Freeman now owns and operates his own blues club, Ground Zero Blues Club.
Here are a list of must-see’s if you make it to the Mississippi Delta:
Shack Up Inn – With the tagline ‘the Ritz we ain’t’ this former plantation
offers your own personal shack on the property.
EAT + DRINK
Abe’s BBQ – Tamales, pulled pork sandwich or ribs. You can’t go wrong with any.
Ground Zero Blues Club – Grab some fried catfish at the bar during a live blues show. You might spot Morgan Freeman if he’s in town.
SEE + DO
Red’s – The most authentic juke joint in town. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the legendary Robert ‘Bilbo’ Walker perform.
Delta Blues Museum – Museum dedicated to preservation and education of Delta blues music.
Cat Head – Blues and folk art souvenirs, posters, shirts, etc.
New Roxy – Former theatre turned open-air live music venue.