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Ground Zero Blues Club

387 Delta Avenue
662-621-9009

Mission:

Our mission is to showcase the best of today's Delta Blues musicians. Although some national acts perform from time to time, visitors 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 Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Wednesday through Saturday there is always live music at Ground Zero Blues Club (and even on a few Sundays when the occasion arises). We serve a "down home" menu ranging from plate lunches featuring the freshest vegetables and traditional Southern dishes to juicy hamburgers and - of course - crispy fried catfish and slow-cooked pork barbecue.

About:

Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as "Ground Zero" for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue.

Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

Our mission is to showcase the best of today's Delta Blues musicians. Although some national acts perform from time to time, visitors 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 Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Wednesday through Saturday there is always live music at Ground Zero Blues Club® (and even on a few Sundays when the occasion arises). We serve a "down home" menu ranging from plate lunches featuring the freshest vegetables and traditional Southern dishes to juicy hamburgers and of course crispy fried catfish and slow-cooked pork barbecue.

Ground Zero Blues Club® has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, CNN, Turner South, The Food Network, The Travel Channel, and The Discovery Channel and was the site for filming of Last of The Mississippi Jukes and Blues Divas.

Named in 2005 as one of the "Top 100 Bars and Nightclubs in America" the club has been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, USA Today, Esquire Japan, Food and Wine, The Washington Post and TV Guide to name but a few.



Reviews

Brandy Colbert

Rating:
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Worst service ever. Not crowded at all and because the two bartenders stayed on their phones, it took forever to get a beer with them standing a foot in front of you. Waiters/staff ignoring tables and the people walking in the door. Blues were great but even the singer couldn’t get a coke. Don’t waste your time. I give this a solid ground ZERO revue. Morgan Freeman should take his name off of this place to avoid further embarrassment.

SuperRustyTrumbone

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
I hate to give a negative review because this place was pretty cool; good atmosphere, history and not a bad band playing. But it's a total tourist trap! Got a pitcher of their cheapest lager, they charged it as 4 drinks ($24+tip) and it only had 3 drinks worth. No wonder there's no locals there

James Hardy IV

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
The service was terrible and food was ok and the music was good and other than that I hated the time I spent there and I absolutely hated it and I’m not coming back I was so mad I did not even what to pay.

Matthew Lineberry

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Monday, March 19, 2018
This is one of my most frequented destinations. If you're looking for great music, great food, in a relaxing and inviting environment - this is the place! There is nothing fancy here, and rightfully so. It's the kind of place you can let loose without any cares in the world. I have brought many friends and family members here and every single one of them fall in love with the place. If possible, book a room upstairs in advance so you don't have to travel far at night. There's plenty to do in the area, and if you are a blues fan (which you darn well should be), there's no end to the local shops, juke joints, and music venues nearby. I like to spend 3 nights and 4 days generally so I can take my time and visit all that I can. Also, there's always a chance of bumping into Morgan Freemon. He's a terrific guy if you get the opportunity to meet him. And don't forget to sign your name on the wall - if you can find a place.

Maria Metzger

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Stumbled across Ground Zero by accident after visiting The Crossroads.Had a great time good beer and fantastic music !! What more could you ask for !!

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