If you’re a music lover, the Arkansas Delta has some great options this weekend!
The 2012 Arts in the Park takes place May 12 in Marianna’s historic downtown. The event is held in the community’s downtown square is free and open to the public. The concert features the Rhythm Rockets is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. The Rhythm Rockets’ repertoire includes much-loved songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Arts in the Park is a free, family-friendly event that is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Lee County and the Lee County Museum. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of fun, food, family, friends and great musical entertainment! For more information, phone 870-295-3223 or 870-295-5075.
The 2nd annual Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival is slated for May 12 in historic downtown Helena. This year’s lineup includes scheduled performances by Brandon Cunning & the Stunning Cunning Band; C.W. Gatlin; Reba Russell; Stan Perkins & D.J. Fontana; Charlie Rich, Jr.; Travis Wammack & J.M. Van Eaton with the Sons of Billies Band; Ace Cannon; Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers; Asleep at the Wheel; and the Kentucky Headhunters. Tickets are $20. Log on to www.DeltaRockabillyFest.com or call 870-995-1326 for more information.
Coinciding with the Rockabilly Festival is Helena Second Saturday. The event brings local artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers and visitors together the second weekend of each month in downtown Helena. The event, held along historic Cherry Street, is a great opportunity for shopping, eating and exploring. Many of the businesses along historic Cherry Street participate and offer extended hours on Second Saturdays. You’ll find artists, musicians and craftspeople located along the street, playing live music or create a masterpiece in front of your eyes. Many of the participating businesses serve refreshments as well. Learn more by visiting www.HelenaSecondSaturdays.org or phoning 870-338-3300.