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King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR)

Just 30 minutes away from Travelers Hotel, the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival is October 9-12. Rooms are available! Come and stay with us in the heart of Blues country.


Festival info at https://kingbiscuitfestival.com/

Book at Travelers https://www.stayattravelers.com/see-rooms

The King Biscuit Blues Festival, founded in 1986, is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Held for three days annually in October, tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear stirring and uplifting performances of an American art form on the banks of the Mississippi River.

As the home of “King Biscuit Time,” the longest running radio show ever, Helena became legendary in the Delta. First broadcast in 1941, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Robert Lockwood Jr. played live in the studio as the “King Biscuit Entertainers.” Pinetop Perkins and James Peck Curtis later joined the band. The musicians played on KFFA every weekday, pausing for King Biscuit Flour commercials and announcements of their next nighttime performances. Read more…

Earlier Event: October 5
Deak's Harmonica Block Party
Later Event: October 13
Super Blues Sunday