Events



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 5th 

* 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.
Information Area – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 2:30 p.m. until music ends
Beverage Tents – 2:30 p.m. until music ends
Cash Bar – 2:30 p.m. until music ends

CASH BAR AND MAIN STAGE OPEN
2:30 p.m. until

TRIBUTE TO BUBBA SULLIVAN EVENT
Sonny Boy Main Stage / 3:00 p.m. / Special guests: Sterling Billingsley, Reba Russell, Kim Wilson, Richard Young, Anson Funderburgh, Bobby Rush

LIVE MUSIC WITH BOBBY RUSH
Sonny Boy Main Stage / 5:30 p.m.

VIP TENT OPEN WITH CASH BAR
5:30 p.m. / Cash Bar featuring Pink Pussy Catt Signature Drink $4 / Admission: Any festival wristband or Wednesday-only wristband for $10

BUBBA’S FAVORITE CHICKEN STRIPS
6:30 p.m. in the VIP Tent

BUBBA SULLIVAN MEMORIAL JAM
Main Stage / 7 p.m. until / FREE Admission

(Special thanks for the VIP Tent decorations: Arkansas Flag & Banner, DoubleQuick & Tom Chandler and Associates)

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Thursday, October 6th

* 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.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. until music ends

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.

Special guest: 2022 Miss Arkansas Talent Winner: Nia Renee Kelly

(sponsored by Cajun Express and Lost Forty)

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Saracen Casino, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

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Friday, October 7th

* 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.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. until music ends

BLUES, BLOODYS & BISCUITS BAR
Hosted in the VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 10 a.m. until 12 Noon
$10 Admission (receives a Blues, Bloodys & Biscuits Bar cup)

VIP PARTY
*VIP wristband holders ONLY (receives a Saracen Casino Resort cup)
VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. / Cash Bar 9 p.m. until
(sponsored by Ludwig Distributing, Cajun Express, Helena Regional Medical Center, Arkansas Flag & Banner, Cathead Vodka, Crispy Critters)

MUSIC FROM BIT-O-BLUES ARTISTS
Court Square Park / 9 a.m. to Noon / Headliner: Spa City Youngbloods (sponsored by EnviroTech)

MUSIC AT FRONT PORCH STAGE
Miller Annex / 223 Cherry Street / 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. / Headliner: Bigg Robb

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

MUSIC AT CEDELL DAVIS STAGE
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Headliner: Zora Young
(sponsored by Lost 40 Brewing)

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Mavis Staples
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Saracen Casino, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

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Saturday, October 8th

* 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.
Information Area – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Blues Bucks Banks – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Beverage Tents – 11:00 a.m. until music ends
Cash Bar – 11:00 a.m. until music ends

FLOUR POWER 5K RUN
Courthouse Square on Cherry Street / 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

10TH ANNUAL BLUES SYMPOSIUM
Malco Theater / 422 Cherry Street
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Roger Stolle (moderator)
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Don Wilcock (moderator)

WRAP IT UP TACO BAR
*VIP wristband required
VIP Tent (116 Cherry Street) / 6:30 p.m. until / Taco Bar + Football Games + Cash Bar

MUSIC AT FRONT PORCH STAGE
Miller Annex / 223 Cherry Street / Noon to 5:45 p.m. / Headliner: Fillmore Slim

MUSIC AT LOCKWOOD-STACKHOUSE STAGE
2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. / Headliner: Bigg Robb
(sponsored by Delta Cultural Center)

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

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

MUSIC AT THE MAIN STAGE
Noon until / Headliner: Devon Allman Project
(sponsored by Slim Chickens, Southern Bancorp, Saracen Casino, Partners Bank, and Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism)

Last modified: September 21, 2022