Arkansas Delta

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 special guest Roy Rogers. Sonny Landreth is known as “the King of Slydeco” because of …
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.” That quote perfectly describes a group of gentlemen from McGehee and the surrounding area that …
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 Memphis. While living in Memphis, Norwood crossed the Mighty Mississippi for a visit to Arkansas …
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 & Micey, Idle & Wild, and Almost Famous.  The event promises fun for the entire …
We use the word “legend” so easily these days…but I’m about to use it and, in this case, it’s VERY deserving. “Sunshine” Sonny Payne, host of the award-winning King Biscuit Time radio show, is a legend. That’s just the truth. John William “Sonny” Payne began working for KFFA Radio shortly after the station opened in …
On Saturday, Aug. 29, Jacksonport State Park in Newport hosts a 50th birthday celebration in honor of the park’s creation in 1965. The day will feature guest speakers from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as well as the Jackson County Historical Society, which played a major roll in the creation of Jacksonport State …
The King Biscuit Blues Festival celebrates 30 years this October in historic downtown Helena. King Biscuit is, of course, recognized for the hottest sounds in contemporary and traditional blues music. But the event is also known for its annual collectible poster, featuring the winning artist from the festival’s yearly poster contest. This year’s winner is …
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 Memphis. While living in Memphis, Norwood crossed the Mighty Mississippi for a visit to Arkansas …