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The Birthplace of American Music Festival is a musical festival created to pay homage to the root of American music, the Blues, and pay tribute to all the genres that grew from it. Its influence can be traced to different parts of the United States. Music is a monumental part of American culture because it has the power to unify people and cross borders. Just one song can have the power to bring millions of people from all different backgrounds together. It is a matter of taste and opinions, not intellectual arguments.

Another important fact that ties blues music to black communities is that it has visible roots in Africa. It was a way that the early slaves could express themselves and communicate when they were being forcibly relocated and when there were restrictions on what cultural activities they could pursue. In a time where their world was being turned upside down, music served as an escape and form of communication/expression for early black communities. The ability of music to act as a binding factor provides the culture with a strong sense of connectivity.

The beginnings of American Blues music as a separate genre in the United States started with the advent of slave spirituals from Sub-Saharan Africa, European Folk, and African popular music. It's growth, development and transformation created, Jazz, R&B, Rock & Roll, Country, Hip Hop and many more enjoyed all over the World hundreds of years later.

The BAM Fest will takes place in over 10 different Venues in the Downtown area with multiple performances for your enjoyment. Live bands will perform in Downtown Clarksdale in all the area juke joints, blues clubs, event centers and staging areas for this festivial. Some of the best Food in the Mississippi Delta will be on display during the BAM Fest.

Live performers will also grace the MLK stage area making the BAM Fest one of the 1st festivial hosted on this stage. This Street food festival will have not only Live music but also live broadcast on local radio stations and can be streamed world wide, This will be history in the making. Come be a part of it.


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Friday, June 18, 2021

$15 Cover


Kickoff Night • Delta Blues Cafe
8pm-10pm
Earnest 'Guitar' Roy & Band

10pm - 12pm
Jordan Sledge & the Night Cast

Dj Jessie on Sound
Party Soul Blues & Old school
 

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

$30 Wristbands 


Bad Apple Blues Club
Sean 'Bad' Apple
12pm-1:15pm

Delta Byrd Cage
Lucious Spiller & Band
1:15-2:45 pm

Hooker Grocery
Terry ' Harmonica' Bean
2:45 - 4:00 pm

Red's Juke Joint
Frank Rimmer & Band
4:00pm - 5:15pm

Delta Blues Alley Cafe - Front
Earnest 'Guitar' Roy
5:15 - 6:30 pm


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Delta Blues Alley Cafe - Back
Jordan Sledge & the Night cast
6:30- 7:45pm

Delta Amusement Alley
Lady Iretta & Johnny B
7:45- 9:00pm

BluesBerry Cafe
Big A & the Allstars
9:00pm - 10:15pm

Crossroads Cultural Arts Center
Big T & The Family
10:15-11:15pm

Delta Blues Alley Cafe - Back
JR Blu - Southern Soul Showcase
11:15- 12:15am
The Southern Soul Band
12:15 until


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The Vision

The BAM Fest will not only amaze you with some of the Best entertainment you will see this side the Mississippi, but also INVEST in the city that made it all possible, by invoking new visions ever since today. INVEST Fest is a community initiative to promote community service and promote positive direction for the future greats of Clarksdale.

It will display local, regional, and national talent whie providing meaningful community resources to help cultivate culture & empower the people. This event will not only entertain but inspire the next generation to take advantage of all this city has to offer.


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BAM Fest

352 Delta Street
Clarksdale, MS 38614
United States 662-621-2221


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