What is Juke Joint Festival ?



Juke Joint Festival is "half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta." It celebrates our past AND living history by presenting over 100 blues acts during the course of the weekend -- most of them Mississippi or Southern, many in their 60s, 70s, 80s or even 90s! This is the real-deal Mississippi blues festival that you've read about. It is like no other in the world.During the daytime, you can expect at least a dozen small stages with authentic blues. At night, we feature all of our surviving juke joints, blues clubs and other indoor stages — last year included 20+ venues. The 2017 edition of the festival will be held in tribute to our fallen blues friends with ties to the event and/or our town, including bluesmen LC Ulmer & Elmo Williams, juke joint owner Willie "Po Monkey" Seaberry, Ground Zero's Amos "Toot Toot" Harper Sr., blues journalist Jean-Pierre Urbain and Red's deejay/doorman Dr. Dingo — who passed away in 2016.

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