'With Juke Joint Festival, Mississippi City Aims to Lose Its Economic Blues' (PBS NewsHour)

Runtime: 6 minutes

Directors: Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson

Actors: Jeffrey Brown, Anthony

Theatrical premiere, courtesy PBS NewsHour! In Mississippi’s Clarksdale, the heart of the rural Delta, a celebration of the blues has been drawing thousands of fans to the area for the past 16 years. The Juke Joint Festival, named for bars and informal music venues scattered throughout the African American South in part as a response to whites-only clubs, has helped revitalize a city whose economy was struggling. PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown reports.