Real Blues at the 47th Bentonia Blues Festival June 10-15

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Bentonia Blues Festival

(BENTONIA, MS) – The 47th Bentonia Blues Festival will be happening in Bentonia, Mississippi from Monday-Friday June 10-14 starting 7pm at the Blue Front Cafe, Mississippi’s oldest surviving juke joint. The main event on Saturday June 15 will be an entire day of blues in the open air from 1pm-10pm on the Holmes Family Farm (313 Wilson-Holmes Road). This authentic, oldest running blues festival features real blues by artists like Terry “Harmonica” Bean, RL Boyce, Little Freddie King, and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. This year’s festival honors Henry “Son” Stucky, the Father of Bentonia Blues, the blues legend who taught Skip James, Jack Owens, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and a dozen other blues musicians in Bentonia.

Saturday, June 15 at Holmes Farm (1PM – 10PM)

Little Freddie King, Eric Deaton Trio, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Brother Tito Deler, David Evans, Lil Joe Ayers, Pat Thomas

Friday, June 14 at the Blue Front Café (7PM)

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Mike Munson, Brother Dege, RL Boyce

Thursday, June 13 at the Blue Front Café (7PM)

Robert Connely Farr, Brother Tito Deler, Nicholas Wade, Ryan Lee Crosby

Wednesday, June 12 at the Blue Front Café (7PM)

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Roosevelt Roberts Jr.

Tuesday, June 11 at the Blue Front Café (7PM)

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Arion BabyBell

Monday, June 10 at the Blue Front Café (7PM)

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, BluesMan- McKinney Williams

Spend the night or the week at the Bentonia Blues Festival site. $20 for an RV overnight parking (no hookups). $10 for an RV day parking (no hookups). $10 primitive/tent camping per night. Admission to the festival is free! Parking on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the festival location is $2. Set up your shade tent on the festival day for only $15!

Bentonia, Mississippi is on US 49 twenty minutes north of Jackson. Find out why people from all over the globe come to this important festival every year. There is no other Festival like it in the world!

Admission is free.




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