BENTONIA: Bentonia Blues Festival still planned...

Bentonia Blues Festival still planned for 6/15-20...
According to facebook.com/bluefrontcafeblues (6/3/20)... the 48th annual Bentonia (Mississippi) Blues Festival will still happen — June 15-20, 2020. "All Performances will at the Blue Front Café starting at 4PM daily." Lineup includes Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, RL Boyce, Roosevelt Roberts and more. Watch Facebook for any updates, etc.


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*As of June 1st, bars and music venues can reopen, but there are lots of new regulations designed to keep the public safe. Read the full order at https://mailchi.mp/d35bf0719795/governor-tate-reeves-announces-safe-return-for-mississippi-in-final-stages-of-reopening-economy?e=af2ac1b3c1%20.

For our blues clubs/bars, the main points are:
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS NOT Possible): Public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 20 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 50 people in an outdoor space where individuals are in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to each other.
 
Group Gatherings (Social Distancing IS Possible): Except as otherwise provided, public and private social gatherings and recreational activities shall be limited to groups of no more than 50 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 100 people in an outdoor space where individuals are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation.
 
Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit bars that do not serve food to re-open subject to the limitations on restaurants and bars in Paragraph I(a) and its subparts of Executive Order 1478, including limiting the number of customers to 50% of maximum capacity and setting hours of operation to close to the public no later than 10:00 p.m.
 
Paragraph I(a)(xii) of Executive Order 1478 is amended to permit restaurants and bars to have live music. There shall be a minimum of 12 feet of separation between the musicians and restaurant/bar customers. It shall be the responsibility of the restaurant and/or bar to maintain social distancing between customers while live music is being performed.
 
Please go to www.cdc.gov for the latest health news and recommendations regarding social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing, etc.