Please begin to explore travel options as soon as your acceptance is confirmed. Cleveland, MS, does not have its own airport, but is served by a small regional airport in Greenville, MS, with limited flights arriving daily. It is further served by large airports in Jackson, MS, and Memphis, TN. Each is equidistant from Cleveland, around 100 miles. There are rental-car agencies located at all airports. However, Cleveland only has Enterprise Car Rentals, and they charge a very high rate to turn in from Memphis or Jackson.
Remember to allow sufficient travel time to and from the airport. It takes at least two hours to drive from either Memphis or Jackson to Cleveland, MS, and about 45 minutes from Greenville.
The airports include:
Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, Tennessee
Jackson-Evers International Airport, (JAC), Jackson, Mississippi
Greenville Municipal Airport (GLH), Greenville, Mississippi
We recommend that you make plans to leave on the SUNDAY following the workshop. We will finish on Saturday by 4pm. Do Not miss the final event, which will wrap up the whole workshop in a way that you will find most interesting. Those who have stayed over night for a little R&R, debriefing with other Scholars, and enjoying live music and a beer have always said they really enjoyed the extra night. By the time you make your arrangements, places like the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale should have their planned acts on their web site calendar so you will know what acts to expect.
Bus and Train Stations:
Delta Bus Lines LLC, 662-846-5112 (Cleveland office) or 901 523 2155 (Memphis office) Delta Bus Lines have buses coming in from the south at 7:45 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. and from the north at 3:40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. These buses connect with Greyhound Bus Lines.
Amtrak stops in Grenada, MS, and Greenwood, MS. Grenada is 45 miles due east of Cleveland, and Greenwood is 45 miles southeast of Cleveland.
Cleveland is located 100 miles south of Memphis and can be reached by car from Highway 61 directly or Interstate 55 to State Highway 8 west.
Should you fly into Greenville, you will take State Highway 1 south (turn left as exiting airport) to the intersection of State Highway 82, take a left (east) and travel to Highway 61 North (about 5 miles), and follow the signs to Cleveland.