2014 King Biscuit Blues Festival Wrap-up: Rain may have partially dampened the grounds, but it didn't diminish the enthusiasm, spirit or amazing performances. Attendees enjoyed 93 acts on six different stages and 50 food, merchandise and arts & crafts vendors. With the Delta Cultural Center, the new Sonny Boy Williamson Blues Trail marker and Helena's Southern hospitality, the 2014 festival was one of the most diverse and exciting Blues experiences in the country.
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 for only $5 at various merchandise sites during the festival, by calling the festival offices or through our online store.
Need to buy some camping gear for the festival? Consider Project Shelter as an alternative to shopping at the mega-store. It’s a better deal and part of every sale goes to the King Biscuit Blues Festival! Pre-order tents, chairs, or camping gear packages with everything you need included, with will-call style pick-up at the official King Biscuit General Store. If you were planning on picking something up on the way down, it’s a no brainer.
'76 Classic Caddy Raffle for the Blues
$100 per ticket, only 500 sold! The raffle is conducted by GoldenVoice Audio for the benefit of Blues Foundation's Generation Blues, the King Biscuit Blues Festival and Big LLou's Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam. Prize will be awarded at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR - Saturday, Oct. 10th 2015. Winner need not be present. For more information, visit blueshalloffamejam.com.
Jimmie Vaughan and Tilt-A-Whirl featuring Lou Ann Barton have been scheduled as headliners for King Biscuit Blues Festival, Friday, Oct. 9, replacing Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Randolph reportedly cancelled other tour engagements in October.
“We were taken by surprise when contacted of the cancellation by Randolph,” said Linda Broome, KBBF Executive Director. “But we are very fortunate and excited that Jimmie Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton have joined the lineup. We remain committed to ensuring the 30th King Biscuit Blues Festival is one of the best, if not the best, Blues experiences in the country.”
Vaughan and Barton, long-time collaborators, combine smooth, sizzling guitar with Southern down-home vocals. “In the Middle of the Night” and “Scratch my Back” are just a few of the selections KBBF fans can anticipate.
We’re Turning 30!
On Oct. 7-10, 2015, the King Biscuit Blues Festival will celebrate its 30th birthday. As one of the most iconic and longest running Blues festivals in the U.S., we are planning an unforgettable four days of music, food, camping and community in the heart of the Delta. Several raffles – Ground Zero, Peabody and Capital Hotel packages and signed guitars, to name a few – are one more reason NOT to miss this historic event.
We would LOVE for everyone to come and share in the excitement with us showcasing the BEST BLUES experience you will ever encounter not to mention a lot of good ole' Southern Hospitality that you won't find anywhere else on the planet! Ya'll come on down and let's have a HELENA GOOD TIME!
Arkansas Parks and Tourism Video
Arkansas Parks and Tourism created this video about King Biscuit and Downtown Helena.
Our office has moved!
Our new office is located in Historic Downtown Helena at 319 Phillips Street on Biscuit Row. Our new mailing address is P.O. Box 118, Helena, AR 72342 and we can still be reached at (870)572-KBBF (5223).
Ground Zero Blues Club – Clarksdale, MS – Gift Certificate to receive:
2-Ground Zero T-Shirts, dinner for Two at Ground Zero Blues Club, and use of a one bedroom-flat at Delta Cotton Apartments located above Ground Zero Blues Club
The Peabody Hotel – Memphis, TN – Gift Certificate to receive:
A certificate is entitled to enjoy being Honorary Duck Master at the Peabody Duck March and a certificate to one night stay/Deluxe Room (Room and Taxes only) and Capriccio Grill Dinner for Two
Capital Hotel-Little Rock, AR – Gift Certificate to receive:
Elegantly appointed Junior Suite for two nights, Welcome Amenity upon arrival, complimentary Valet Parking for two nights, dinner for two in One Eleven *alcohol is not included, lunch for two in the Capital Bar & Grill *Alcohol is not included, and breakfast the morning you leave in One Eleven or Suite Service
The Lofts of the Five and Dime – Gift Certificate to receive a 2 night stay during the week or weekend.
Painted Axe Guitar Raffle – Winner receives:
Two custom painted guitars by Michael Gauf, owner of The Painted Axe, will be signed by performers at the 30th KBBF and raffled during the Festival. Proceeds benefit the festival.
To learn more about Painted Axe, visit paintedaxe.com.