LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEK

( blues schedules are always subject to change... )

Thursday 10/18

Sadie Lamp Duo

SADIE LAMP has performed nonstop since forming the musical meld in Austin, Texas. Touring since 2015 and now relocated in the birthplace of the blues Clarksdale! Now playing at Red's every Thursday at 5 - 6 PM happy hour - NO COVER! See them on YOUTUBE.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnfQTQPg-ykXgaeURucvGw

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Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge? It's the definition of a real-deal Mississippi juke joint. Don't expect to be spoiled with amenities. All you need is a been-there-done-that owner, some beers as big as your head and some "live" blues you'll never forget. (Oh, and MAYBE something out front on the grill.) This is how blues became blues... how the music grew up out of the cotton fields and onto a round piece of vinyl. Speaking of which, the building itself was called "Levine's Music Center" back in the day, and it's where Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm bought the instruments that played the first rock 'n roll song. Yeah, Red's is the real thing for sure...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Blues-Club/163702543685722

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Evan Farris

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The Gin At Shack Up Inn

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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Taylormade Blues Band

"We are a group of musicians that enjoy playing a variety of music ranging from southern rock, new country, old country, and honkey-tonk. Our motto is to have fun and always keep it Live- the only way to go."

http://www.mimsmick.com/band/

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

http://www. groundzerobluesclub.com

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Friday 10/19

Keith Johnson and Big Muddy Band

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

http://www. groundzerobluesclub.com

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'Big A' Sherrod & the Allstars w/Space Cowboy

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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The Gin At Shack Up Inn

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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Saturday 10/20

Diedra and the Ruff Pro Blues Band

DieDra is an International Award Winning Blues Artist. Her husband Keithen Ruff created this talented band in 2008. DieDra has an amazing range. She has been put in the category of Anita Baker with her silky smooth approach to slow jams, Patti Labelle with her vocal techniques and Aretha Franklin with her gospel background. Never wanting to be compared to anyone and establishing her own sound, DieDra has gotten the title “The Blues Diva”.

http://diedrablues.com

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

http://www. groundzerobluesclub.com

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Buckley

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The Gin At Shack Up Inn

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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Wednesday 10/24

Amanda Fish

Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.

https://www.amandafishband.com

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

http://www. groundzerobluesclub.com

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Lucious Spiller

Lucious Spiller was born in St.Louis, MO. At an early age, he discovered that God had blessed him with a special gift. His dad gave him a guitar when he was four. Immediately he was a natural, he started out playing in church. Lucious has performed with countless well known musicians to include Bo Diddly, Larry “Totsy” Davis, Albert King, Eddie Clearwater, Robert Cray. He has been opening act for such artists as the legendary Ritchie Havens’ Bobby “Blue” Bland and the infamous Tower of Power, Zach Brown, and many others. His music is an energized mix of new blues and old school injected with a contemporary edge. His songs are brought to vivid life by his unlimited energy.

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiller/

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Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge? It's the definition of a real-deal Mississippi juke joint. Don't expect to be spoiled with amenities. All you need is a been-there-done-that owner, some beers as big as your head and some "live" blues you'll never forget. (Oh, and MAYBE something out front on the grill.) This is how blues became blues... how the music grew up out of the cotton fields and onto a round piece of vinyl. Speaking of which, the building itself was called "Levine's Music Center" back in the day, and it's where Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm bought the instruments that played the first rock 'n roll song. Yeah, Red's is the real thing for sure...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Blues-Club/163702543685722

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'Big A' Sherrod & the Allstars w/Space Cowboy

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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The Gin At Shack Up Inn

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

WHERE TO EAT

Levon's Bar and Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta

http://www.levons.net

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Levon's Bar and Grill

232 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614

levons.net

Meraki Roasting Company

Meraki Roasting Co. is a program of Griot Arts. Griot Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to create a community of students who are actively engaged in making their community a better place through the arts and community service. Every day ambitious young people come to work at Meraki Coffee Roasters to learn to roast coffee while building skills that will help them come closer to finding their God-given calling. While we are making excellent coffee, we teach young people in Clarksdale what it means to work with the Meraki ideals: to put soul, creativity, and love into their work.

http://merakiroasting.com

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Meraki Roasting Company

278 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614

griotarts@gmail.com

Yazoo Pass

Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM-9:00 PM A cup of coffee with class In downtown Clarksdale, MS enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry while relaxing in the cozy atmosphere of Yazoo Pass. The espresso bar and bistro serves up fresh ingredients at this welcoming breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. The warm colors and clean aesthetic provide a classy location for a breakfast meeting, lunch group, or coffee chat session in the booths, couch area, or at the community table- or stay a while and enjoy the complimentary wireless internet.

http://www.yazoopass.com

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Yazoo Pass

207 Yazoo Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614

more dining...

Casual Dining

Abe's BBQ

Abraham Davis founded his first business in 1924 named Bungalow-Inn, located on Fourth Street; now called Martin Luther King Boulevard, where his excellent Bar-B-Q reputation spread across North Mississippi and Mid-South. The business moved to the crossroads of U.S. 49 & 61 where legend has it that the Delta blues king, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil and the blues was born. Itís very possible that Robert Johnson, while sitting on a Coca-Cola case under one of the sycamore trees that was prominent at that corner back then, eating an Abeís Bar-B-Q made that legendary deal. It is a fact that Abraham Davis surrendered his soul to eat lunch, and coined the words to Abeís famous sauce, THE COME BACK SAUCE: Once youíve eaten our sandwich, you have to come back for more. In 1960 the business was renamed Abeís Bar-B-Q, horning Abe Davis, its founder.

http://www.abesbbq.com

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616 State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-9947

Atzimba Mexican Restaurant

Friendly, efficient service. Colorful decor. Great Mexican food in generous portions, very reasonably priced. One of few open on Sundays!

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706 State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-3101

Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Preformers, Malted Milk Band,Lala ,Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks,Heavy Suga,Razor Blade,Shake it Like A Caveman,The Blind Ducks,Jeff Lewis,and many more. Good Food,Good Music,Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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235 Yazoo Ave

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

(662) 627-7008

Dutch Oven

Excellent sandwiches, soups baked goods and catering. Owned, operated by local Mennonite families in the downtown historic train station near the Delta Blues Museum.

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100 Blues Alley

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-621-9766

Ground Zero Blues Club

Ground Zero Blues Club® has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, CNN, Turner South, The Food Network, The Travel Channel, BBC, and The Discovery Channel and was the site for filming of Last of The Mississippi Jukes and Blues Divas. Named in 2005 as one of the "Top 100 Bars and Nightclubs in America” and voted #1 blues club in the nation by BestBluesClub.org.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com/menu-1

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Blues Alley

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-621-9099

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

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925 Commerce Plaza

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-701-3663

Hibachi Buffet

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707 State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-7888

Kathryn's On Moon Lake

In 1937 Frank and Kathryn Rossi opened a small cafe in their house on the banks of beautiful Moon Lake Mississippi offering authentic Italian cuisine made from the Rossi family recipes that had been handed down for generations. The world famous onion ring and salad recipe used today, are the same recipe the Rossi’s used in 1937. In 2010, local musician John Mohead purchased and reopened this memorable piece of Mississippi history. The building hadn’t changed in 70 years. The same knotty pine paneling, the same uneven floors, the same tiny bathrooms... Eighty years later we think Kathryn and Frank would approve.

https://www.kathrynsonmoonlake.com

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5770 Moon Lake Road

Dundee, MS 38626,

662-337-0022

Levon's Bar and Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta

http://www.levons.net

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232 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662 302 6474

Ramon's Steak & Seafood

Hidden and unassuming in a residential area, Ramon's is unfortunately overlooked by most visitors. The local folks all suggest this place for dinner, saying the shrimp is the best around. It fits in with the general theme around Clarksdale...capitalize on the tourists coming to see things "as they were way back when." Great Italian food and seafood. Casual.

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535 Oakhurst

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-9230

Ranchero BBQ

Nelms Mitchell started the Ranchero Restaurant in 1959 in a one room concrete building that catered almost exclusively to a teenage crowd. By 1976, almost 20 years later, it had become the place where the same teenagers brought their families. The Ranch (to which the Ranchero is often referred) just seemed to grow up with those first teenagers. Through the years, The Ranchero has not only earned the reputation for outstanding food and a great place to bring the family, it has also become a picture gallery of sports memorabilia. The Nelms Mitchell family takes great pride in those items brought in by local customers. You are invited to stroll through the restaurant and enjoy the treasures and priceless memorabilia of the Ranch's customers and loyal patrons

http://www.theranchero.com

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1907 North State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-9768

Rest Haven

A true Clarksdale local hangout, this retro diner dishes up Southern classics alongside Middle Eastern mainstays — most notably kibbe, sometimes called Lebanon’s national dish. From the kibbe to cabbage rolls, salad, grape leaves., hummus or tabouli it's all fabulous! Breakfast at this small town diner is hard to beat. Week days offer southern plate lunches along with the regular menu. Whatever you eat, save room for the homemade pie!

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419 State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-8601

Stone Pony Pizza

Stone Pony Pizza is excited to bring to the Mississippi Delta an eclectic mix of atmosphere. A building that has been in Clarksdale since 1912, we have renovated and brought this great building back to its historic beginnings. We offer five flat screen televisions for your enjoyment, Wi-Fi accessibility and a pictorial history of Clarksdale and many of its colorful residents. We offer not only a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy, but homemade, hand-tossed pizza that will make your mouth water. Come, join us and enjoy a wonderful night in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

http://www.stoneponypizza.com

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226 Delta Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662.624.7669

Third Street Bistro

Great addition to downtown Clarksdale, the 3rd Street Bistro rocks. Varied menu from blackened Salmon to burgers to ribs to club sandwiches. Sides include Mac & cheese, seasoned fries, Dream corn, and braised cabbage. Friendly owner and staff. Fresh, hot and tasty. No indoor seating, but carry out and outdoor seating.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/third-street-bistro-clarksdale

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Cafes & Bistros

Bear's Deli

Small, cozy luncheon with great homemade and healthy dishes.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/Bears-Deli-199498456774717/

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Yazoo Pass

Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM-9:00 PM A cup of coffee with class In downtown Clarksdale, MS enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry while relaxing in the cozy atmosphere of Yazoo Pass. The espresso bar and bistro serves up fresh ingredients at this welcoming breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. The warm colors and clean aesthetic provide a classy location for a breakfast meeting, lunch group, or coffee chat session in the booths, couch area, or at the community table- or stay a while and enjoy the complimentary wireless internet.

http://www.yazoopass.com

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207 Yazoo Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

(662) 627-8686

Fast Food Restaurants

Back Yard Burgers

Styles may have changed since that first Back Yard Burgers, but the big, bold back yard taste we serve has not. Today, we only use 100% Black Angus Beef, continuously working with a team of beef experts to study how to raise the best meat, the perfect way to form a patty and how to retain flavor and tenderness. The Back Yard Burgers Mission: To create and cook a burger that’s just as good as the one you’d grill in your back yard — maybe even better.

https://www.backyardburgers.com/locations/clarksdale-ms

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849 South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-9292

Burger King

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416 South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-1979

Church's Fried Chicken

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611 North State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-1535

Domino's Pizza

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640 DeSoto Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-5030

Hick's Famous Hot Tamales

Eugene Hicks, born in 1944, has been making hot tamales since 1960. Acy Ware, who peddled tamales on the streets of Clarksdale, gave Hicks his recipe. In 1970, Hicks opened his first restaurant. The recipe has changed a bit over the years as he has experimented with different meats and spices. Hicks has never committed a recipe to writing, though. He works alone to cook and spice the meat, keeping the secrets to himself.

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305 State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-9887

Kentucky Fried Chicken

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South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-3844

McDonald's

Ray Kroc wanted to build a restaurant system that would be famous for providing food of consistently high quality and uniform methods of preparation. He wanted to serve burgers, buns, fries and beverages that tasted just the same in Alaska as they did in Alabama.

http://mcdonalds.com

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460 S State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

(662) 627-1100

Pizza Hut

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South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-2218

Popeye's

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717 South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-1935

Sonic Drive-In

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719 DeSoto Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-2126

Taco Bell

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614 South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-627-4466

Wendy's

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South State Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

662-624-5391

Other Dining Choices

Meraki Roasting Company

Meraki Roasting Co. is a program of Griot Arts. Griot Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to create a community of students who are actively engaged in making their community a better place through the arts and community service. Every day ambitious young people come to work at Meraki Coffee Roasters to learn to roast coffee while building skills that will help them come closer to finding their God-given calling. While we are making excellent coffee, we teach young people in Clarksdale what it means to work with the Meraki ideals: to put soul, creativity, and love into their work.

http://merakiroasting.com

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278 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614,

WHERE TO STAY

Clark House Inn

The Clark House offers quality lodging and hospitality services that embody southern hospitality, subtle elegance and family home comfort. The restored family home of the namesake and founder of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Clark House is walking distance from downtown. Five rooms in the main house and three rooms in the cottage are reminiscent of when the Clark family lived here.

http://www.clarkhouse.info

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Clark House Inn

211 Clark Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-621-1632

host@clarkhouse.info

The Lofts at Five and Dime

Located in the historic Woolworth building (above the Yazoo Pass Bistro) in downtown Clarksdale, the Lofts at the Five & Dime is a hotel offering apartment-style accommodations that blend modern style and amenities with traditional Southern charm and comforts. Our building is a two story walk-up (no elevators), and a smoke-free facility. The building and the lofts are secure, keyless entries with security cameras outside and in the stairs and hallways leading to the lofts. Each loft has 1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and great room. Housekeeping services are included and our manager is available during daytime hours (and most evenings as well).

http://www.fiveanddimelofts.com

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The Lofts at Five and Dime

207 Yazoo Avenue

Clarksdale,MS 38614

888-510-9604

kokpublications@gmail.com

The Riverside Hotel

Since 1944 the Riverside Hotel has provided lodging in the Delta for traveling musicians and like-minded folk. It was home to some, including Sunny Boy Williamson II, Ike Turner, and Robert Nighthawk. Others, like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, made the Riverside their home away from home as they criss-crossed the South. Still family owned and operated, the Riverside Hotel offers a singular lodging experience: an opportunity to experience old-school Southern hospitality and lay your hat where the bluesmen laid theirs, by and by.

http://www.riversideclarksdale.com

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The Riverside Hotel

615 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-624-9163

more lodging...

Apartments & Condos

309 Issaquena

Clarksdale,MS 38614

901-272-0230

238 3rd Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

(662) 902-5188

104 E 2nd St

Clarksdale,MS 38614

(732) 740-6155

1 Commissary Road

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662.624.8329

112 E 2nd St

Clarksdale,MS 38614

(732) 740-6155

1 Commissary Road

Clarksdale,MS 38614

(662) 624-5756

108 E Second

Clarksdale,MS 38614

732 740-6155

Inns & B&Bs

211 Clark Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-621-1632

Hotels & Motels

350 S. State Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-621-1110

420 State Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-624-6541

818 State Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-627-5122

777 Isle of Capri Parkway

Lula,MS 38644

1-800-THE-ISLE

1904 State Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-624-6558

615 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-624-9163

305 East Second Street

Clarksdale,MS 38614

662-627-3251

Rental Houses