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Juke Joint Festival 2018


Quapaw Canoe Company

Juke Joint 2018 Stage

On the banks of the Sunflower River in downtown Clarksdale

Saturday, April 14th, 10am-5pm, 289 Sunflower Avenue (3rd & Sunflower Avenue), featuring Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & the Allstars w/ Space Cowboy, Henry 'Gip' Gipson; Bill Abel, Butch Mudbone, Jesse Cotton Stone, Kenny Brown, Stone Gas Blues Band, and the Bryan Blue Band. See below for exact times and more info!



Juke Joint Festival 2018
Associated Activities
at the Quapaw Canoe Company:



Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14

Sunflower River Camping

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

LMRF — Paddling on the Sunflower River

1Mississippi -- Can the River Count on You?

Saturday, April 14th

Quapaw Canoe Company Stage

Coahoma County High School:

Student Art Sale & Fundraiser for Art Dept.

Emma’s Handmade Earrings

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 12 – Saturday April 14, 2018.

For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885, Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220, Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954, or Jennifer Ruskey (208) 521-0476.

Sunflower River Camping

Wednesday - Sunday, April 12-15th, 2018

In partnership with the Clarksdale Police Dept

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 is $25/tent/night for 2 people, $10 each additional person/night. Proceeds generated will be donated to our partners the Clarksdale Police Dept. 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, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885. Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.


Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop

Quapaw Canoe Company

9 am to 4 pm Wednesday - Saturday

Partner: Mississippi Arts Commission, Spring Initiative and GRIOT Arts

Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower (Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: 662-627-4070 or 902-7841. Catfish Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cottonwood log. Partnership with Spring Initiative and GRIOT ARTS youth programs. This project supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission. All ages welcome. We provide instruction, tools and safety equipment. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents or guardian. Contact: Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

Paddling on the Sunflower River

Quapaw Canoe Company

Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation

9 am to 4 pm Thursday - Saturday (Pick your time and stay out as long as you want)

Canoe or kayak or SUP. Paddle the beautiful (and muddy!) Sunflower River through downtown Clarksdale with the “back-door view” of Red’s Lounge, The Riverside Hotel. Possible run through a Delta Wilderness with a take-out at Hopson Plantation. Meet Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954 or 662-627-4070. $25/person includes paddles, life jackets and all necessary gear. Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation.

1Mississippi -- Can the River Count on You?

Quapaw Canoe Company

9 am to 4 pm Thursday - Saturday

In partnership with 1Mississippi - MRN - Mississippi River Network

Ongoing Exhibit and Southern campaign headquarters for the 1Mississippi River Citizen Program. Come on over and learn about how you can help protect and better the waters of America, our drinking water, swimming water & lifeblood of the nation. Become a River Citizen and join us in making the Mississippi River sparkle like the beautiful “Queen of Rivers” that she is. Contact: Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or email markriver@island63.com.

Saturday:

Coahoma County High School:

Student Art Sale & Fundraiser for Art Dept.

Quapaw Canoe Company

9 am to 4 pm Saturday

In partnership with Coahoma County High School

Students from Coahoma County Junior and Senior High School will have original paintings for sale that have local scenes and blues related images and artists. The art pieces are really quite good quality with matting on the watercolors and decorated canvas frames for the acrylic paintings. The students will receive 50% of the sales and the rest will go to purchase art supplies for all of the classes. Students will be on hand for questioning about color choices, image selection and their use of the art principles in creating beautiful art. Thank-you for supporting our youth and the arts!!!

Emma’s Handmade Earrings

Quapaw Canoe Company

9 am to 4 pm Saturday

Fundraiser for CARES

Emma Lou Crisler Ruskey will be selling her handmade earrings as a fundraiser for the CARES, the Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter.




Quapaw Canoe Company

Juke Joint 2018 Stage

289 Sunflower Avenue (3rd & Sunflower Avenue)

10:00 am — Bryan Blue Band

11:00 am — Anthony '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.

12:00 pm — Henry 'Gip' Gipson

Gip is 90-something years old, plays blues and owns the last juke joint in Alabama (owner of Gip's Place). DO NOT MISS HIM!

1:00 pm — Bill Abel

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

2:00 pm — Butch Mudbone

Memphis' long-performing Native American bluesman.

3:00 pm — Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

4:00 pm — Kenny Brown

American blues slide guitarist skilled in the North Mississippi Hill Country blues style.

5:00 pm — Stone Gas Blues Band

Stone Gas is back! Shine Turner, Harvell Thomas, Dion Thomas and Stan Street.

For more information, go to website: Juke Joint Festival 2018



Contact: John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company, 291 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614, 662-902-7841, john@island63.com