Any blues fan or just a fan of good food has to come see Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Opened in 2001 next to the Delta Blues Museum, it is a must stop for any trip through the Delta and the Mid South. The club is owned by Morgan Freeman, Bill Luckett and Howard Stovall and celebrates the rich blues heritage of the area.
Walking into Ground Zero is like walking into an old time juke joint and that’s exactly how you’re supposed to feel. This is all about the blues experience. People have written and left notes on just about every part of the building from the tables to the restrooms.
Although Ground Zero is about the music, it’s also a restaurant and has some good southern food for people to enjoy. That’s why I got to classify Ground Zero as a club and restaurant. I had the “Home wrecker Chicken Sammich.” And no. I didn’t misspell that word. That’s what the sandwich is called. The food is greasy and lip smacking. That’s the Delta. Go with it.
Music can be found all over Clarksdale, but Ground Zero is a special place to listen to some good old blues. Sometimes you may even see owner Morgan Freeman enjoying himself right along with everybody else.
The Delta Blues Museum is next door and there are some really neat shops and other music venues close by.
Ground Zero is a central part to all the festivals and other events in Clarksdale.
Ground Zero Blues Club Hours of Operation:
(Hours may vary so check ahead)
Monday and Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday and Saturdays. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Check them out on facebook , but also go to their website.