Blues Tour: From Memphis to Clarksdale

Any blues tour should begin in the heart of Downtown Memphis at the Home of the Blues: Beale Street, where music wafts in and out of clubs up and down the street. Then head south on B.B. King Highway to and head to Highway 61 - best known as the Mississippi Blues Trail where your trip ends in Clarksdale, MS.  

Get a sense of place and feel the blues history along the way by stopping some of the 194 historical markers dedicated to the artists that brought the blues to life. 

On your tour from Memphis to Clarksdale,
you’ll see : 

Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club

This Southern juke joint is as down home and authentic as you can get. Stocked with live music, history, a full bar and a great menu (can you say, deep fried tamales and southern catfish?), Ground Zero is a main attraction when experiencing the Delta region. Hey, you never know, maybe you’ll even see Mr. Freeman. 

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art Store  

Located in the heart of historic Clarksdale, Cat Head is your one-stop shop for everything Mississippi Blues! Named as one of the coolest record stores in America by Paste magazine and included in books like 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Cat Head is filled to the brim with CD’s, book, art and souvenirs dedicated to Blues music. 

B.B. King Museum

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center promotes and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Inside the museum you’ll see artifacts owned by B. B. King and many exhibits about his life and the lives of other musicians who came to fame from the region. 

Delta Blues Museum

Just inside the Clarksdale Passenger Depot (built in 1926 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the Delta Blues Museum is packed with significant Blues-related memorabilia, photography, art and even the shack where legend Muddy Waters lived in his youth. 

Tunica Blues Museum

On Blues Highway 61, the Tunica Blues Museum and Visitors Center is a gateway to the region and the Tunica Resort area. This one-of-a-kind venue has something for every music fan. 

Good news music lovers, Blues City Tours now offers a Delta Blues Tour day trip from Memphis to Clarksdale, Mississippi. Let the old road sing your song while exploring Clarksdale and Tunica, Mississippi. Tickets for the day-long tour (lasting approximately 11 hours) is $150 for adults and $125 for children. The tour depart on Fridays from the Blues City ticket office at 8 a.m. and arrive back in Memphis around 7 p.m. For more details or to book your day trip from Memphis to Clarksdale, see the Blues City Tours website or phone 901-522-9229.

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January, 2017