Events



This information pertains to the 2019 festival. Check back for updates.


In-Depth Schedule of Events 

Pick up a copy of the festival guide upon your arrival or use this list as your way to navigate throughout the week.

Note that information is subject to change for any reason. 

* Located at Hunt Education Center / 105 Missouri Street

Wednesday, October 9th 

* Merchandise Store – Noon to 8:00 p.m.
* Will Call/Wristbands – 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Food Vendors – Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Information Area – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beverage Tents – 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cash Bar – 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SONGWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Class times: 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. / Malco Theater

VIP TENT OPEN
5 p.m. until / Admission: Any festival wristband or Wednesday-only wristband for $10

BILLY BRANCH APPRECIATION EVENT
Sonny Boy Main Stage / 5 p.m.

MICHAEL BURKS MEMORIAL JAM
Main Stage / 6 p.m. until / FREE Admission
At 8 p.m., Billy Branch will take to the Main Stage and lead the jam into the night.

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Thursday, October 10th

* Merchandise Store – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
* Will Call/Wristbands – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Food Vendors – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

SONGWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Class times: 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. / Malco Theater

FRONT PORCH JAM
Miller Annex / 223 Cherry Street – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Brotha Ric Patton

THE BISCUIT BASH
*VIP wristband or invitation required
VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Ruthie Foster
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Isle of Capri, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

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Friday, October 11th

* Merchandise Store – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
* Will Call/Wristbands – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Food Vendors – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

BLUES, BLOODIES & BISCUITS BAR
Mark Twain Courtyard / 311 Elm Street / 10 a.m. to Noon
$10 – pay at entrance
(sponsored by Papi Joe’s Tennessee Pepper Slauce & JB’s Spirit Shop)

VIP PARTY
*VIP wristband required
VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Cash Bar until 11 p.m.
(sponsored by Helena Regional Medical Center & Cypert Ridge Family Practice)

MUSIC FROM BIT-O-BLUES ARTISTS
Court Square Park / 9 a.m. to Noon / Headliner: The Jamiah Rogers Band (sponsored by EnviroTech)

MUSIC AT FRONT PORCH STAGE
Miller Annex / 223 Cherry Street / 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. / Headliner: Front Porch Youth Jam

MUSIC AT LOCKWOOD-STACKHOUSE STAGE
Noon to 8:30 p.m. / Headliner: Eb Davis
(sponsored by Delta Cultural Center)

MUSIC AT CEDELL DAVIS STAGE
Procession by Mighty Souls Brass Band 11:15 a.m. / Stage begins 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Headliner: Jimmy Burns Band
(sponsored by Lost 40 Brewing)

MUSIC AT GOSPEL STAGE
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Headliner: G-Hope Choir

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Delbert McClinton
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Isle of Capri, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

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Saturday, October 12th

* Merchandise Store – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
* Will Call/Wristbands – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Food Vendors – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

FLOUR POWER 5K RUN
Phillips County Courthouse / Begins at 7:30 a.m.

TOUR DA DELTA BIKE RIDE
American Legion Hut / 409 Porter Street / Check-in 8 a.m. / Ride 9 a.m. / Family Fun Ride 10 a.m

9TH ANNUAL BLUES SYMPOSIUM
Malco Theater / 422 Cherry Street
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Roger Stolle (moderator)
Noon to 1 p.m. – Don Wilcock (moderator)

KANSAS CITY-SANCTIONED BBQ & BLUES ON THE LEVEE + PEOPLE’S CHOICE COMPETITION
2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. / Kipp’s Cafeteria (entrance Cherry Street)
Tickets – $10.00 – sample of BBQ + beer or soft drink

WRAP IT UP TACO BAR
*VIP wristband required
VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 6:30 p.m. until / Taco Bar + Football Games + Cash Bar (Pink CatHead PUSSYCAT Cocktail + Four Roses Bourbon Blast)

MUSIC AT FRONT PORCH STAGE
Miller Annex / 223 Cherry Street / Noon to 5:45 p.m. / Headliner: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Band

MUSIC AT LOCKWOOD-STACKHOUSE STAGE
2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. / Headliner: Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
(sponsored by Delta Cultural Center)

MUSIC AT CEDELL DAVIS STAGE
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Headliner: Oxford Allstars
(sponsored by Lost 40 Brewing)

MUSIC AT THE GOSPEL STAGE
4 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. / Headliner: Kaiser Singers

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Isle of Capri, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

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MULTI-DAY EVENTS

SONGWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Wednesday & Thursday / Class times: 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. / $25 per person

KCBS BBQ & BLUES ON THE LEVEE
Thursday through Saturday

Last modified: October 28, 2019