June 6, 2020
Helena, AR
Purchase tickets here.

Pass the Biscuits! The 2020 Sponsorship Campaign is on!

We “knead your dough” to make the biscuit rise! To become a sponsor, click here.

Sonny Boy Blues Society's Battle of the Bands / Road to the International Blues Challenge

Come out and try for your spot in the 2021 International Blues Competition! Solo & Band Acts can perform.

August 15th, 2020
Location TBD

Application HERE.

Pryor Center Video Preserves King Biscuit / Helena Histories

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.


Arkansas Parks and Tourism Video

Helena Blues - King Biscuit's Art & Heritage

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.

Pick up a copy at the King Biscuit office.

King Biscuit Blues Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to the banks of the Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas. Featuring blues legends and up-and-coming acts, this iconic festival, held the weekend before Columbus Day each October, continues to preserve and promote the music of the Delta. Taking its name from “King Biscuit Time,” the longest-running radio show in history, the festival brings people together who appreciate blues culture.

2019 Festival Info (PDF)

Another great musician has passed away. So sad.
Playing this one for you, Mr. Withers. Rest in love. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to your family and fans around the world.

Let the music play on...
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Happy National Doctor’s Day.
We celebrate you!

Now more than ever, the staff at the
King Biscuit Blues Festival want to express our gratitude to the doctors and the healthcare professionals for their dedication and contributions to Phillips County every day.

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#nationaldoctorsday #westandwithdocs #doctorstrong
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Reba Russell will be live today at 4 on her Facebook Page. Check her out!! We love Reba! #togetherathome ... See MoreSee Less

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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