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Ground Zero Blues Club

IN CLARKSDALE, MS

Serving up down home blues and southern cooking for 21 years!

Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale.

**Attention: Our phone is down at this time. for any questions, reservation request or anything in between please email us at manager@groundzerobluesclub.com

Where it began

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here.

 

The town has been home to musicians that changed the world including: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, WC Handy, Ike Turner, Charlie Musselwhite, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram , Lucious Spiller, and Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod to name a few. That's why we created Ground Zero Blues Club® — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a venue in which it can continue.

Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in 2001. Owned by Morgan Freeman (yes, that Morgan Freeman); Eric Meier; Howard Stovall;  and the late Bill Luckett. Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

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"Grand Opening Night 2001"
 
(photo credit: Tony Czech)

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WHERE IT CONTINUES

Our mission is to showcase the best of today's Delta Blues musicians. Although some national acts perform from time to time, patrons are more likely to find the "real deal" at Ground Zero Blues Club® — those musicians who live in the Mississippi Delta and continue in the tradition of their musical forefathers. There is always live music Wednesday through Saturday (and even on a few Sundays when the occasion arises). We also serve a "down home" menu that promises to please. 

 

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Photo Credit: MerSadies Elizabeth Photography

Ground Zero Blues Club® is critically acclaimed and recognized around the globe. It has been voted #1 blues club in the nation by BestBluesClub.org. In 2018, Ground Zero was ranked in the top 3  best LIVE Music Clubs in the world by Celebrated Living Magazine (American Airlines) while Clarksdale  was named the #1 music city other than Nashville by Fodors.

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Photo Credit: MerSadies Elizabeth Photography 

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Featured Events

JAM NIGHT
Similar to open mic night. takes place every Thursday night, unless advertised differently on our social media platforms. 

lala craig "61 years young" 
Birthday bash 09/30/2022

King Biscuit festival week
10/05/22 to 10/09/22

we Still Jukin' Week (Pinebelt VS Delta Blues)
10/12/22-10/15/22

Stan Streets halloween bash
10/29/22

new years eve bash(Jukin' into 2023)
12/31/22

 

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Operations

hours

Wednesday

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Thursday

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Saturday

11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hours are subject to change

Live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. 

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DINING

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Our kitchen is open Wednesday to Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Fridays and Saturdays our kitchen is open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

 

We OFFER DINE IN, CARRY OUT, AND CALL AHEAD ORDERING. 

 

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING ARE AVAILABLE.   

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Receiving MEDIA & DONATIONS

Morgan Freeman is part owner of Ground Zero Blues Club ®.

We love and support Morgan as much as you do. However, we cannot accept gifts, donations, scripts, screenplays, or any other items sent to the Club for Morgan. Ground Zero Blues Club ® and its staff are not liable for any items sent to the Club.

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Physical Address: 387 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, MS 38614

William O. Luckett, Jr. 

1948-2021

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"...Every night is Saturday night."