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    Bentonia Blues Events and Performances

    Date & Time Events and Performances with
    Authentic Bentonia Blues Artists
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    Sat., Jun. 18, 2011 9 am-’til The 39th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi. (NOTE - The Bentonia Blues Festival™ is always scheduled on the 3rd Saturday of June.)
    Sat., Jun. 19, 2010, 9 am-’til
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    The 38th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi. (NOTE - The Bentonia Blues Festival™ is always scheduled on the 3rd Saturday of June.)
    Sat., Jun. 20, 2009, 12 noon-’til
    The 37th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi. (NOTE - The Bentonia Blues Festival™ is always scheduled on the 3rd Saturday of June.)
    Sat., Jun. 21, 2008, 12 noon-’til
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    The 36th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi. (NOTE - The Bentonia Blues Festival™ is always scheduled on the 3rd Saturday of June.)
    Sat., Feb. 23, 2008 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs in Columbus, Ohio.
    Wed., Jan. 30, 2008 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs in Memphis, Tennessee.
    Sat., Dec. 8, 2007 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs in Rome, Italy.
    Fri., Oct. 5, 2007 Jimmy Holmes performs at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas.
    Sat., Sep. 29, 2007 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs at the Marks Blues & Gospel Festival in Marks, Mississippi.
    Sat., Aug. 11, 2007 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs at the Sunflower River Blues Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
    Sat., Jun. 30, 2007 Jimmy Holmes performs at the blues festival in Davenport, Iowa.
    Fri., Jun. 29, 2007 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at BB’s Blues & Soup, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact Duck at 662-755-2278, 755-8585 or 755-2160 for more info.
    Sat., Jun. 16, 2007, 12 noon-’til (Performers announced here first.)
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    The 35th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi. (NOTE - In the past, scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of June, the 2007 Bentonia Blues Festival™ is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of June to avoid conflicting with the the Chicago Blues Festival.)
    Thu., Jun. 8, to Sun., Jun. 10, 2007 Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ performances:

    Thu., Jun. 7, 2007, “Boogie Woogie Stomp”
  • 4-5:30 p.m. - Jimmy “Duck” Holmes


  • Fri., Jun. 8, 2007, “30th Anniversary - Sons of the Blues - The New Generation is the Now Generation”
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Jimmy “Duck” Holmes


  • Sat., Jun. 9, 2007, “Downtown Sunday Blues”
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Jimmy “Duck” Holmes


  • Sun., Jun. 10, 2007, “Wang Dang Doodle”
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
  • Sat., Jun. 2, 2007, 4 pm Jackson Blues Festival, Jackson, Tennessee. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs at 4 pm.
    Sun., May 27, 2007 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi.
    Thu., May 26, 2007, 7 pm
    CD release celebration at the Blue Front Café in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi, for Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ second brokeandhungryrecords.com CD.
    Sat., Apr. 14, 2007 Jimmy Holmes performs at the Juke Joint Blues Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
    Sat., Mar. 24, 2007,
    11 am-1 pm
    “The Blues Guitar Styles of Mr. Skip James” Guitar Workshop with John Cephas. The workshop will be held at the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation “barbershop” (i.e., the world famous “Archies’s Barbershop” located at 2007 Bunker Hill Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20018, 202-526-7539)
    Spring Semester, 2007 Blues Workshop at Toogaloo College. Spring Semester, 2007. Contact Edgar E. Smith, 601-713-2756
    Mon., Jan. 1, 2007, 12 noon Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi.
    Fri., Dec. 29, 2006 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at Memphis. Contact Duck at 662-755-2278, 755-8585 or 755-2160 for more info.
    Wed., Dec. 27, 2006
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    Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Sat., Sep. 2, 2006 “Duck” has been invited to play an afternoon set at the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. He will be performing on either the main stage or one of the bigger stages. We’ll let y’all know!
    Fri., Aug. 11, to Sun., Aug. 13, 2006 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will play on the Delta Avenue Acoustic Stage during the Sunflower Blues Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Saturday. Aug. 12, at 3 pm.
    Sun., Jun. 11, 2006 Blues Outing for Delta State University.
    Sat., Jun. 10, 2006, 12 noon-’til (Performers announced here first.)

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    The 34th annual Bentonia Blues Festival™ in downtown Bentonia, Mississippi.
    Fri., Jun. 9, 2006, 8 pm-’til

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    VIP ’Fore Festival Party at the Blue Front Café. Presented by the Bentonia Blues Society™. Live Entertainment – BLUES! LIMITED SPACE – Call for Reservations 601-755-2278 or 662-590-2045. $10 per person.
    Sat., Jun. 3, 2006 Highway 61 Blues Festval, Leland, Mississippi.
    Fri., Jun. 2, to Tue., Jun. 6, 2006 Jimmy Holmes will travel to Parma, Italy for several performances at the ROOTSWAY Roots and Rhythm Festival. Currently, “Duck” is scheduled for at least three or four shows at ROOTSWAY, but he may be scheduled for five or six. [UPDATE AS OF JUNE 5th, 2006 - Duck’s trip to Italy has been postponed until a later date.]
    Wed., May 24, 2006 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes photo session with Charlie Godbold Photography, Jackson, Mississippi, for the Mississippi Department of Tourism.
    Sun., May 21, 2006 Crawdad Festival, Jackson, Mississippi.
    Fri., Apr. 21, 2006, 7 pm

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    Jimmy “Duck” Holmes live and in person at CLUB 2000 on Issaquenna Avenue in Downtown Clarksdale.
    Thu., Apr. 20, 2006, 8 pm

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    CD release party for Back to Bentonia at the Blue Front Café, Bentonia, Mississippi. Don’t miss this event if you’re planning on attending the Juke Joint Blues Festival this weekend. (The Blue Front is one of the last, authentic jukes left!)
    Tue., Apr. 18, 2006 Release of Jimmy Holmes’ CD, Back to Bentonia, which is available online and through select stores.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 2006 Solo performance by Jimmy Holmes at the Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art record store in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This performance coincides with the Living Blues Symposium Weekend, sponsored by Living Blues Magazine.
    Thu., Feb. 9, to Sat., Feb 11, 2006 4th Annual Living Blues Symposium, Oxford, Clarksdale and other Mississippi Delta locations.



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