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Blue Front Cafe

Blue Front Cafe 107 East Railroad Avenue Bentonia, Mississippi 662-763-5306 An authentic Mississippi Delta “juke joint” where the world-famous original Bentonia Blues was born and can still be heard. The Blue Front Cafe is considered the oldest active juke joint in Mississippi. The Blue Front Café opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. One of the couple’s sons, Jimmy Holmes took over the Café in 1970. During the 1980s the Blue Front Café began to attract tourists in search of authentic blues in a rustic setting. In its early years, the Café was a local gathering spot for crowds of workers from the Yazoo County cotton fields. Carey and Mary Holmes raised their ten children and three nephews and sent most of them to

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Bentonia Blues Festival

Bentonia Blues Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 BACK at the Holmes Farm 313 Wilson-Holmes Road, Bentonia, Mississippi Related events leading up to the Bentonia Blues Festival with live music at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi, every evening from June 12-16. Get here early in the week to enjoy the live performance in the authentic and intimate juke joint setting at the Blue Front Cafe including Tito Deler, Mike Munson, Dave Hundrieser 19th Street Red, and others! Stay up-to-date with the latest announcements!  “Like” the Bentonia Blues Festival page on Facebook! The 2017 Bentonia Blues Festival will take place all day Saturday, June 17, at the Holmes family farm, 313 Wilson-Holmes Road just north of Bentonia, Mississippi on Highway 49 North. The event will feature food and arts & crafts vendors, RV and tent camping (fees may apply), live music, and more. The Bentonia Blues Festival is a

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