For the past 32 years, the King Biscuit Blues Festival has attracted tens of thousands of Blues enthusiasts from all over the world to the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas. Featuring some of the most recognized blues legends as well as up-and-coming new acts, this iconic three-day festival, held the weekend before Columbus Day each October, continues to preserve and promote the music of the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta into the 21st century.

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Lt. Governor Tim Griffin on behalf of King Biscuit Blues Festival


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
5:00 p.m at the Main Stage on Cherry Street
Special appearance from GRAMMY®-winning artist Bobby Rush

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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