The 13th annual Hambone Festival is set for Thursday through Sunday with many of the events on East Second Street.
Hambone Gallery owner Stan Street has organized the festival ever year around Halloween weekend as his birthday is Oct. 27.
Street did want to let the community know the part of East Second Street where the festival is taking place would be closed from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cars will not be able to drive on that part of street during those times.
Music will be playing on the street.
“We’re going to have the street blocked off from noon until 5 Friday and Saturday,” Street said.
“Hopefully, there won’t be any cars parked out there. They won’t be able to get through.”
Street & The Hopeless Case Band will play during the festival. Johnny Rawls, Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans, Frenchies Blues Destroyers, Reverend Robert, Ray Cashman, Mississippi Marshall and Sean Bad Apple will be some of the musicians performing during the festival.
Musicians will come from states such as Texas, Florida and Illinois.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be 25 individuals at a time allowed in Hambone Gallery to help with social distancing.
There will be performers at the Shack Up Inn and Collective Seed & Supply Co. Saturday.
Street encouraged everyone in Clarksdale to come to the festival.
“It’s going to be the biggest weekend of the whole year,” Street said. “We’ve got the car show going on. We’ve got the Hambone going on for four days. It’s going to be a big one.”
The Cruzn the Crossroads Car & Truck Show will also be taking place on Saturday.