Blue Front Cafe

107 E Railroad Ave, Bentonia, Mississippi 39040 USA

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  • Independent
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    not Accepted
  • Wifi
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“Live and feel the blues”

The Blue Front Cafe is one of the few remaining juke joints in Mississippi and regarded as the birthplace of the Bentonia Blues Style.  Located on US 49 north of Jackson, MS, the Blue Front Cafe served as the gathering place for field hands working in the cotton fields.  The Cafe is owned by Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, a blues legend, who periodically still performs at the Cafe.  It's also the headquarters for the Bentonia Blues Festival held in June of every year.

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Michael C.

True history along the Blues Trail. Met Duck in person and was regaled by his stories and tales for about an hour as my family and I devoured some of the Dr. Pepper and Twinkies that he... Read more

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Tea J.

Roadtrip from NOLA on the blues trail our first stop was here. Had a great two hours here the people were great the chicken was yummy. I would come back just to hang out again. Hopefully sometime... Read more

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Meg M.

LEGEND... DO YOU HEAR ME? LEGEND! old juke joint still open in the nation. The last blues legend from Bentonia, MS, Jimmy duck Holmes, runs this family owned bar that serves food and has one of... Read more

Blue Front Cafe

107 E Railroad Ave
Bentonia, Mississippi
39040 USA

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  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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