Voted Arkansas Times’ Best of Arkansas BEST FESTIVAL.
Jim “Cornbread Fed” Carpenter shares his King Biscuit playlist with the world!
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The Pryor Center began interviewing musicians and recording symposia at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, in 2015. These interviews and interviews with residents of Helena are available on the Helena Project page.
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.
Attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the banks of the Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas, this iconic festival, held the weekend before Columbus Day each October, continues to preserve the music of the Delta. The name stems from King Biscuit Time, the longest-running daily radio show.
Historic Downtown Helena at 319 Phillips Street on Biscuit Row
P.O. Box 118, Helena, AR 72342