Best Bets August 9, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
West of Shake Rag hosts
gender bender show

Tupelo’s comedy group West of Shake Rag is hosting its “Gender Bender Show” this weekend.
If more than 90 folks show up to Saturday’s show at the Link Centre, Shake Rag guys Carlton Wall and Glenn Payne will dress up as women for the show.
See if it happens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Link Centre’s Black Box Theatre.
Tickets are $5 and that includes popcorn.
For more info, call (662) 690-4011.

Dulcimer group to perform
at Natchez Trace Visitors Center

The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will perform old-time music and gospel Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The free show will be at the Natchez Trace Parkway Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo.
Call (662) 680-4027 for more information.

Grits & Soul to perform
two shows in Tupelo

Mississippi natives Anna Kline and John Looney are bringing their now North Carolina-based band Grits & Soul to Tupelo.
The roots-soul-rock ‘n’ roll band will perform at Reed’s GumTree Bookstore at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 with “The River Witch” author Kimberly Brock. That evening, the group will take the stage at the Blue Canoe at 8:30 p.m. That’s a free show.
Listen to the band’s music and get more info on the shows at gritsandsoul.com.

CLARKSDALE
Free Robert Plant show
at Sunflower River Fest

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – Plant’s band that includes Patty Griffin, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara – will take the stage at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in downtown Clarksdale this weekend.
The blues fest also includes performances by Super Chikan, Jimbo Mathus, Bill “Howlin’ Madd” Perry, Kenny Brown, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Bobby Rush and Anthony “Big A” Sherrod.
It’s a free festival.
Get a full schedule and learn more at sunflowerfest.org.