Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Clarksdale MS Embraces Local Blues Club Ground Zero
Nestled in the north Mississippi plains lies a special relationship between a small rural town and their world-famous blues club. Since May 2001, Ground Zero has been treating visitors with crispy fried-green tomatoes and foot-tapping southern blues.
Ground Zero also supports local musicians (like the TCB &The Homeboyz Blues Band that plays in this feature) with an opportunity to play in front of large crowds.
Clarksdale, along with support from Ground Zero, also hosts two local annual blues festivals: JukeJoint (April 12-15) and the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival (August 10-12).
Ground Zero has also influenced other local bars, like the Stone Pony, to embrace the blues culture and give local musicians an audience to play for.
After meeting the locals and experiencing Ground Zero for the first time, it is clear why this place means some much to it's community and those passing through for a good time.
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