Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival to Celebrate Its 11th Year

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Come and hear Delta Blues in a real juke joint. Only about an hour’s drive from Memphis, Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 11th annual Juke Joint Festival is “half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta.” The three-day event includes 100 blues acts, Southern cooking, tours of local historic sites, and student dancing by the Dancing Divas of the Delta. Come for the music but don’t miss the pig races!

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For more information to join the party:
Juke Joint Festival
P.O. Box 1030
Clarksdale, MS 38614
http://www.jukejointfestival.com/

Memphis Magazine Readers Vote for Best Places to Eat


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Readers of Memphis Magazine sounded off about their favorite restaurants, including comfort food, patio dining, the top food trucks, and the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth. The list is aimed at locals but hungry visitors will find some real gems, too, in a city with a diverse dining scene.

http://www.memphismagazine.com/February-2014/The-Winners-of-the-2014-Memphis-Magazine-Readers-Restaurant-Poll/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc