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Blues at the Blue Front

LIVE Blues at the Blue Front Cafe Friday, January 9 8PM-Until Blue Front Cafe 107 E Railroad Ave Bentonia, MS 39040 Blues at the Blue Front will be kicking the door open on 2017 with Lightnin’ Malcolm filling the historic juke with the groove of his Hill Country Blues this Friday, January 9th, starting around 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Blue Front in full swing!     Don’t forget, the 45th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival will take place June 12-17, 2017, in and around Bentonia. Make your plans now to attend!      

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Christmas Carriage and Trolley Rides

Tuesday, December 23, from 5PM to 8PM starting at the No Smoking Smokehouse – Take a Carriage or Trolley ride through downtown Yazoo to enjoy the Christmas lights. Enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider, or cookies & milk while you wait. All ages are welcome! The fee to ride the Trolley or the Carriage is only $2.00 (Two Dollars), so bring the whole family! AND the young ones (and those young at heart) will be thrilled to know that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be on hand! Photos with Mickey and Minnie will be $5. Don’t miss this special evening of Christmas fun in historic downtown Yazoo City! This event is sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, Paul and JoAnn Adams, Taggart Electric, and other Local Business Owners.

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This is THE Place for Music & Meetings!

The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their 2014 list of the “South’s Top Cities For Music & Meetings.” This inaugural list was compiled by ConventionSouth’s editorial team in order to showcase to meeting planners some of the best cities in the South to hold their events-all while experiencing a vibrant music scene. A total of 20 cities from 15 states in the U.S. South were selected – and the Mississippi Delta Region, including Yazoo County, is one of them!  Y’all come see us! “Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘South’s Top Cities For Music & Meetings’ provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South’s most alluring cities for musical fun,” said

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Bridging the Blues in Bentonia

   Bridging the Blues in Bentonia 2015 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and the Blue Front Cafe will host Open Mic Nights September 25-30, 2015 Dates and scheduled performances: Friday, Sept. 25 – Open Mic, 7PM-Until Saturday, Sept. 26 – Chris Bradshaw – 7PM L.C. Ulmer – 8PM Sunday, Sept. 27 – Leo “Bud” Welch – 7PM Monday, Sept. 28 –  Open Mic, 7PM-Until Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Open Mic, 7PM- Until Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Open Mic, 7PM-Until Enjoy FREE admission and live blues at the oldest juke joint still in operation in Mississippi – the Blue Front Cafe! Bentonia is Bridging the Blues! Bridging the Blues (BTB), a series of blues events taking place over several consecutive weeks, aims to maximize the opportunities for visitors to discover the richness of the blues tradition in the Mississippi Delta region. Sponsored by organizations in three states—Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee—BTB serves as an

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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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