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.

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'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.

Show Car Pit Stop

From noon to 8:00 pm on October 8th, 9th and 10th, #88 Nationwide Chevy SS Show Car and a simulator will be on Cherry Street. Brought to the community compliments of Timothy Hicks Sr and Hargraves Insurance Agency.




Senior classes in Helena/West Helena: Donate!

Take part in a competition between all senior classes in Helena/West Helena and make a donation to the King Biscuit Blues Festival! Contest ends September 30th, 2015.

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We’re Turning 30!

On Oct. 7-10, 2015, the King Biscuit Blues Festival will celebrate its 30th birthday and we’re throwing a heck of a party. As one of the most iconic and longest running Blues festivals in the U.S., we are planning an unforgettable four days of music, camping and community in the heart of the Delta. It will be a historic event. Check back often for new details.

Bud LightIsle of CapriDelta Cultural CenterDepartment of Museum HeritageArkansas Arts CouncilHaysHaysNational Endowment for the ArtsNational Endowment for the ArtsNational Endowment for the ArtsPafford EMS Cypert RidgeAT&T
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East Arkansas BroadcastersOldies 102.3Panted Axe: Custom Painted GuitarsFour Roses Bourbon