Bentonia, Yazoo County, Mississippi – Bentonia Blues Festival
The 2014 Bentonia Blues Festival is just around the corner. This authentic country blues festival will be held on June 21 and has moved back into the town of Bentonia at the Blue Front Cafe. The festival will feature arts & crafts, food vendors, and live music from 9 a.m. til 9 p.m. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, the owner of the Blue Front Cafe and the last remaining performer of the unique and haunting Bentonia style of blues, will perform, as well as many others.
Come to Yazoo County a couple of days early to catch the related events on June 19th and 20th at the Blue Front Cafe. Thursday, June 19th, Mr. Holmes will host an Open Mic night inside the Blue Front Cafe, and on Friday, June 20th, the Yazoo County CVB will team up with Mr. Holmes with free food, live music, and a great night of fun, also at the Blue Front Cafe.
For updates on line-up and more fun events leading up to the festival, be sure to follow the Bentonia Blues Festival on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BentoniaBluesFestival, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BentoniaBlues.
This event is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Learn more about Yazoo County events and tourism at www.visityazoo.org. And to learn about 2014 Mississippi Creative Economy events all across the state, visit www.mshomecoming.com.