A June full of festivals

Welcome to June! In the Arkansas Delta region of The Natural State, that means it’s time for some great festival fun! It’s Farm Fest 2016 in Wynne on June 9-11. The festival features barbecue cooking contests with youth and adult

New visitors center opens at Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home on May 21

On May 21, Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess celebrates the grand opening of a new visitors center in the former colony theatre and pop shop. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at 110 Center Dr. in

Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

Marianna hosts Arts in the Park on May 21

Arkansas Delta native Marion Deaton will perform at this year’s Arts in the Park, scheduled for May 21 in Marianna’s historic downtown. The event, being held in the community’s downtown square, is free and open to the public. The concert

Make great memories this May

May brings fun, family-friendly events to the Arkansas Delta. Create great memories for all ages! In Jonesboro, the Forum Theatre brings a family favorite to the stage…with a twist. It’s Alice in Wonderland: The Ballet on May 5-9. Everyone’s favorites

Check out the Southeast Arkansas Outdoor Expo this Saturday

The Delta Resort & Spa, located six miles northeast of McGehee, sponsors the first Southeast Arkansas Outdoor Expo on April 23. The event, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, features a variety of demonstrations, sporting competitions, activities

King Biscuit lineup announced

Get ready! The lineup for the 31st annual King Biscuit Blues Festival in historic Helena has just been announced! The dates for this year’s festival are Oct. 5-8. The Main Stage headliner for Thursday, Oct. 6, is Sonny Landreth with

It’s the McGehee Men’s Club annual oyster supper on Feb. 5

There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Meet Arkansas Delta artist Norwood Creech

Norwood Creech isn’t an Arkansan by birth…she is an Arkansan by choice! Born in Kansas City, MO, Norwood made her way to Arkansas after living on both coasts, and a few places in between. Her last stop before Arkansas was

Wilson Hosts Fall Festival on Sept. 26

The city of Wilson‘s beautiful downtown square is the site for the Fall Festival on Sept. 26. The free event features live entertainment, a kid’s zone, a beer tent, a variety of vendors, and food trucks. Live entertainment from Star