If you find yourself in the Delta on a visit, there's a good chance the blues brought you there. Thus, it is imperative that you experience the blues in its purest form, and that means a visit to Po Monkeys Lounge.
The proprietor, Monkey, has lived in this shack his entire life (yes, it's his house), and spends the days working in the fields. Every Thursday he opens the place up to guests and live music, where you spend the evening dancing away.
This is juke joint blues at its finest; raw and unfiltered with nothing corporate. He goes out and buys beer from the grocery store and sells it at cost to people who attend. Smoking of all sorts is rampant inside, despite the fact the place feels like a death trap. Monkey keeps everyone entertained with all sorts of hilarity, from dancing with the ladies to coming out with wacky costumes. And the music just keeps playing and playing and playing...
It's so incredible to be in a place where nobody is judging you, and everyone just wants to have a good time. As the other reviewers here said, this is the last of it's kind. Get there now.
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