What a difference a year makes. Good weather. Good food. And, of course, good music. The 30th King Biscuit Blues Festival was all that we hoped for and more. From the volunteers and vendors to the musicians and, most of all, our fans, our staff and the Sonny Boy Blues Society appreciate your support. Not to be forgotten are the BBQers, runners, friends and sponsors. While the accomplishments of 2015 still glow, we've begun work towards keeping the Biscuit rising.

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Warm-up Wednesday

Warm Up Wednesday at the 31st King Biscuit Blues Festival just went from warm to red hot. Traditionally, Warm Up Wednesday – this year happening on Wednesday, October 5th – is a prelude to the iconic three-day festival put on for local townsfolk and festival volunteers featuring the Michael Burks Memorial Jam open to all comers. That jam is still happening from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New this year is the First Annual Bobby Rush Slim Chicken’s Pickin’ Party featuring King Biscuit’s perennial favorite son Bobby Rush and friends beginning at 8 p.m. Read more!

The commemorative magazine for the 30th annual festival is the perfect souvenir for the blues aficionado. Sure to be a collector's item, the magazine is a beautiful piece celebrating the milestone anniversary and includes articles on the history of the festival, performers and more. Pick up your copy at half price $2.50 through our online store.

Pass the Biscuits!

A masterful up-close and personal look at the KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL, now 30-years strong, in Helena, Arkansas. Over 120 rich, engaging images of the headliners, street performers, the fans, and the place where everyone comes together. Buy now from our online store.

Arkansas Parks and Tourism Video

Arkansas Parks and Tourism created this video about King Biscuit and Downtown Helena.

KBBF Office Location:

Historic Downtown Helena at 319 Phillips Street on Biscuit Row

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 118, Helena, AR 72342


(870)572-KBBF (5223)

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