Mississippi Blues Marker Dedicated in Historic Belmont-Devilliers
The Mississippi Blues Commission honored the legacy of the blues in Pensacola by dedicating it as an official stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The dedication of the marker took place in historic Belmont-Devilliers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.
Visit Pensacola helped secure funding for the Blues Trail marker. “What an incredible honor for such an important piece of Pensacola history,” President of Visit Pensacola Steve Hayes said. “Our destination is excited to welcome Blues-lovers from around the world.”
Developed in 2003, the Mississippi Blues Commission was created to promote the understanding of Blues history. In 2006, the first marker installations for the trail were dedicated, identifying significant contributions to the Blues’ musical heritage across the southeast.
The Pensacola marker, Marker No. 203, is the second marker recognized in Florida. The Pensacola Blues Marker id located at the corner of Belmont and Devilliers street at Five Sisters’ Blues Café, the former site of Gussie’s Record Shop and the historic African-American business entertainment district.
The entire Mississippi Blues Trail is self-guided and available here. Click here to learn more about Belmont-Devilliers and the Chitlin’ Circuit in Pensacola.
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