BENTONIA: Bentonia Blues Festival — 40th anniversary!

6/16 (Sat) – Bentonia Blues Festival

Holmes Farm, Bentonia, Mississippi.


Held annually on the 3rd weekend in June, the 2012 Bentonia Blues Festival marks the 40th Anniversary! Mr. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Bentonia blues musician and owner of the Blue Front Cafe, is marking the occasion by taking the festival back to where he started it, at the Holmes Farm! 313 Wilson Holmes Road, Bentonia, Mississippi. (Click on this Facebook page link for more info…)

List of festival performers:

9am-2pm – LIVE & local entertainment!

2pm – Terry “Harmonica” Bean

3pm – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

4pm – Lightnin’ Malcolm
5pm – Arion “BabyBell”

6pm – Scott Hales

7pm – Roosevelt Roberts Jr.

8pm – Val McKnight
9pm – Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks

PLUS… Related events are also being planned for Thursday & Friday nights, June 14 & 15, at the Blue Front Cafe in downtown Bentonia, including the annual Unwind After 5! coordinated by the Yazoo County CVB.