(Helena, AR) – The 29th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival in historic Helena, Arkansas is drawing near! The renowned festival takes place October 8-11. The event kicks off with “Warm Up Wednesday” on October 8, giving fans an opportunity to experience a “behind-the-scenes” look at how the festival comes together. Food and beverage vendors will be open to the public. Festival wristbands (required to access the Main Stage area) and Blues Bucks will also be available for purchase. Beginning at 6 pm., it’s the Michael Burks Memorial Jam. The concert is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 9, is the official kick-off of the 29th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival. Music begins from the Main Stage at 11:30 am. The evening concludes with a performance Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings with special guest Sonny Landreth at 9:35 pm.
On Friday, Oct. 10, the Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage open at 10 am. and music begins on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. Both stages will feature performances throughout the day and evening. The Main Stage headliner Friday evening is Delbert McClinton. He takes the stage at 9:30 pm. At the Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage, the legendary Bobby Rush closes the evening’s performances at 8:50 pm.
Saturday, October 11, features music from five different stages. The Lockwood-Stackhouse stage kicks-off at 10 am followed by performances on the Main Stage and the Front Porch at 11 am. The Main Stage headliner is Jimmy Vivino and the Black Italians at 9 pm and the W.C. Clark Band headlines the Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage at 8:50 pm.