Located next door to Delta Blues Museum in historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ground Zero Blues Club® showcases the best of today's Delta Blues musicians who continue in the tradition of their musical forefathers Charley Patton and Muddy Waters.
There’s something magic in this land. Every corner of the world has its own signature music, art and literature, but Mississippi has a depth of cultural richness that few regions can rival. Known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,” Mississippi has literally shaped the course of modern music with its contributions to blues, jazz, rock, country and gospel.
It’s a fact that every Mississippian will proudly tell you: our state spawned the genre that is the taproot of modern popular music. Whether you’re a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of entertainment, you’ll discover facts you never knew, sights you’ve never seen and a whole new appreciation for the area that gave birth to the blues.
The Mississippi Delta is a specific area, both geographically and culturally, that can lay claim to more than its fair share of significant people, places and historical events. Come see for yourself where the backroads can take you (visitthedelta.com).
Throughout the state, the markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail and Mississippi Country Music Trail tell the stories of artists both renowned and obscure through words and images. From sprawling cotton fields and rustic train depots to cemeteries, clubs and churches, you’ll see firsthand how the people, places and culture around them influenced and shaped their music.