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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.
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)
Historic Downtown Helena at 319 Phillips Street on Biscuit Row
P.O. Box 118, Helena, AR 72342