Celebrate the Blues: New Year’s Weekend at the Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi


As the year draws to a close, the iconic blues town of Clarksdale, Mississippi, is gearing up for a weekend of soulful tunes, delicious food, and unforgettable celebrations. If you’re looking for a unique way to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one, look no further than the heart of the Delta – Clarksdale.

Blues Breakfast at Bluesberry Cafe Start your New Year’s Eve right with the Blues Breakfast featuring Watermelon Slim at Bluesberry Cafe. The doors open at 8:30 am, and the music starts flowing at 10 am. It’s a perfect way to kick off your day with the soulful sounds of blues echoing through the historic streets of Clarksdale.

Morning Blues on CAT HEAD Porch As the day unfolds, head over to the CAT HEAD porch for some morning blues with “19th Street Red.” The bluesy vibes and the quaint setting provide an intimate and authentic experience for all blues enthusiasts.

Special Brunch at Hopson Commissary For a unique dining experience, indulge in a New Year’s Eve Special Brunch at Hopson Commissary. The brunch promises a delightful spread to satisfy your taste buds and energize you for the festivities ahead. Please note that Hopson Commissary will be closed at night, so make sure to catch the brunch before the day turns into night.

Afternoon Blues at Bad Apple Blues Club Sean “Bad” Apple takes the stage at Bad Apple Blues Club from 3 pm to 6 pm, ensuring that the blues continue to serenade Clarksdale throughout the day. The laid-back atmosphere of Bad Apple Blues Club offers a perfect setting for an afternoon filled with great music and good company.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza As the sun sets and the anticipation builds, the real celebration begins. Head to Ground Zero for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring Big A and Super Chikan. The festivities kick off at 6:30 pm and continue until 1:30 am, ensuring that you ring in the new year with a bang.

New Year’s Eve Parties Across Town Clarksdale offers a variety of options for those who prefer a more intimate setting. Check out the New Year’s Eve party with Mississippi Marshall at Hambone Gallery, Lightnin’ Malcolm at Shack Up Inn, and Big Ticket at Red White & Brew Bar & Grill – each promising a unique atmosphere and stellar live performances.

NYE ‘Snow Ball’ on Yazoo Avenue For those looking to dance the night away, don’t miss the NYE ‘Snow Ball’ on Yazoo Avenue. Check out the details on Facebook.com/ChristmasInClarksdale and join the festivities starting at 9:30 pm.

Plan Your Stay To make the most of this blues-filled weekend, plan your stay in Clarksdale. Explore lodging options and find the perfect place to rest after a night of celebration. Visit the official Clarksdale tourism website at VisitClarksdale.com for lodging ideas and additional information.

As the birthplace of the blues, Clarksdale invites you to join the celebration, immerse yourself in the music, and create lasting memories as you welcome the new year at the Crossroads. Cheers to a bluesy New Year’s weekend in Clarksdale, Mississippi – where we truly know how to party!


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