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

Anja Gehrke

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Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

What a MOST excellent time! Come for the music 🎼🎶🎵🎤 and also the atmosphere. Then you will find the friendliest people and a super night!

April Williams

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Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017

Groundzero needs to start it all over again.  We arrived at the restaurant around 1 and when we got there I got out to take pictures so when we finally sat down it was 15 after one. We didn't get service or drinks until 1:45. After she got our order she went to the next table to get their order. So that's adding more time for my food to get sent back to the kitchen. I finally hear a ticket print at the back at 1:58. I kept up with the time because I could tell they were badly understaffed. The one server/runner was wearing flip-flops.  She had to pour some more cups of ranch and after she topped them off she liked her fingers. I could hear her lips smacked. My skin crawled. I got up to tell the only bartender and cashier but she was so busy. So I just walked off and said I was going to send in my horrible experience.  I also forgot to mention no one was wearing hair nets. The guys in the back cooking weren't even wearing non slip shoes.  One guy even had on And1 basketball shorts. Is that a proper uniform? I sure hope no one else has to experience this horrible place. One guy even walked up and got his own food because it was taking them too long to bring it out. The cashier said I wasn't prepared for this.  Honey it's labor day weekend you should've been ready...... but even after all the negative the food was really good. We both ordered burgers and they were awesome. Also a customer sitting next to us found a Corona bottle cap in the bottomed of her sweet tea. I'm just done.

Richard Marrs

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Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

Food good, prices reasonable, atmosphere really cool, friendly service.

Miriam Kelso

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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Lovely atmosphere ,lovely food & good music we had a great time .

Bradley Anglin

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Friday, July 21, 2017

My experience was great,the band sweet Tea was great,it's a good place to go to hear the blues no violence no profanity no drugs no smoking inside the building no problems only $10 admission per person must be 21 the food is good and reasonable,so if you like blues and good clean fun (Ground Zero Clarksdale MS) is the place to be!