Bones Fest XXVIII Preliminary Information

Clarksdale, Mississippi May 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2024

“SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL dem bones at the Crossroads, deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.” Bones Fest XXVIII will be based once again at the Shack-Up Inn and Chapel on the old Hopson Plantation off historic Blues Hwy 49 just outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi. If you attended BFXXIII in 2019 you already know what an ideal venue Shack-Up is for such an event. For the past five years people have been constantly asking me “When is Bones Fest coming back to town?”

Some are calling it the Blues Bone Fest, but all types of bones related music are welcome and certainly encouraged. I am happy to host another Fest at this unique place near my winter home on Hwy 49 South. Clarksdale has much to offer musically, historically and culturally and the town is always ready to open it’s doors, nationally and internationally, with it’s own home grown blend of Southern hospitality to the many visitors that come here seeking the Blues. Downtown Clarksdale is a tourist attraction with Museums, Shops and Bars/Eateries. Come get you some. Randy “DaBonesMan” Seppala

Bones Fest XXVIII celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Rhythm Bones Society, and there will be a session where we look back at 25 years of history and memorable people and performances. It will draw attendees who haven’t joined us recently. A memento to commemorate our 25 years will be unveiled. And more surprises.


May 2 -Thursday- Registration starting at 3:00 pm, Jamming and Visiting with Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres

May 3 – Friday – Registration continues … Complimentary Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 & Lunch 12:00 – 1:30. Bones
Marketplace, Breakout sessions, Jamming and Visiting, Prepare for public show. Jamming and Public

May 4 – Saturday – Registration, Complimentary Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 & Lunch 12:00 – 1:30. Vendor Setup,
Jamming and Visiting, Rehearse for Public Show, Public Show at Ground Zero Blues Club.

May 5 – Sunday- Coffee and Bagels 7:30 – 10:00.