Blue Front Cafe

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Blue Front Cafe, 2006

The Blue Front Cafe is a historic old juke joint made of cinder block in Bentonia, Mississippi on Highway 49, approximately 30 miles northwest of Jackson, which played an important role in the development of the blues in Mississippi.[1] The cafe has been given a marker and officially placed on the Mississippi Blues Trail.[2] It is owned by blues musician Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.

Located in the southern portion of the Mississippi Delta in Yazoo County on Highway 49, the field hands from the surrounding cotton plantations gathered at the Blue Front Cafe for relaxation and entertainment. This is the birthplace of a blues style known as the "Bentonia blues."[3]


  1. ^ "Blue Front Cafe a sure stop along Mississippi Blues Trail -". 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Mississippi Blues Commission - Blues Trail". Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  3. ^ Cloues, Kacey. "Great Souther Getaways - Mississippi". Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 

Coordinates: 32°38′27″N 90°21′53″W / 32.640732°N 90.364758°W / 32.640732; -90.364758