Mississippi Blues Trail
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Biloxi Blues is on Main Street, at the intersection with Murray Street, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker reads:
“BILOXI BLUES – The Mississippi Coast, long a destination for pleasure seekers, tourists, and gamblers, as well as maritime workers and armed services personnel, developed a flourishing nightlife during the segregation era. While most venues were reserved for whites, this stretch of Main Street catered to the African American trade, and especially during the boom years during and after World War II, dozens of clubs and cafes here rocked to the sounds of blues, jazz and rhythm & blues.”
Unfortunately, that thriving music scene described on the Mississippi Blues Trail Biloxi Blues marker has long since disappeared and there is no evidence of it on this part of Biloxi’s Main Street today.
The above photo shows this section of Main Street, Biloxi, Mississippi as it appears today.
Here is a Google Maps image showing the site of the Mississippi Blues Trail Biloxi Blues marker:
Here is a map showing the location of this marker:
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