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

Blues Hall of Famer “Sunshine” Sonny Payne to be Celebrated on Dec. 1 in Historic Helena

Legendary radio broadcaster and Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne will be honored on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as he is presented with the 2015 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award; friends and family will also gather to celebrate his 90th

An Insider’s Guide to the 30th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

30 Things to Do at the 30th KBBF – Enjoying the Sights, Sounds and Smells of The Biscuit “Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.” Wynton Marsalis Every October, for the past

Meet “Sunshine” Sonny Payne

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.

Get ‘Em While You Can: $30 Passes for 30th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

The 30th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival is scheduled for Oct. 7-10 in historic Helena. If you’re planning to attend, pay attention! You don’t want to MISS THIS! Through July 15, three-day wristbands for Main Stage performances at King Biscuit

King Biscuit Unveils 2014 Official Poster

The organizers of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in historic Helena have unveiled the winner of the 2014 poster contest. The festival celebrates 29 years this October. King Biscuit is, of course, recognized for the hottest sounds in contemporary and

May 13 Proclaimed “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Day in Arkansas

“Pass the Biscuits! It’s King Biscuit Time!” Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed Tuesday, May 13, 2014, “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Day in The Natural State in honor of the award-winning radio announcer’s 17,000th broadcast of “King Biscuit Time.” “King Biscuit Time”

King Biscuit Blues Festival Hosts Unveiling May 6

Get ready! Time is drawing near! Organizers of the 29th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival in historic downtown Helena are hosting a very special event on Tuesday, May 6. Beginning at 5 p.m., the event will serve as the unveiling

Time for the 2014 Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally

“Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.”  ~Author Unknown Each April, historic downtown Helena hosts motorcycles, music and massive merriment during the Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally. The three-day event takes

Historic Helena’s Live on the Levee Welcomes Back the Paul Thorn Band and the Reba Russell Band Feb. 15

Back in October, I had the opportunity to see the Paul Thorn Band onstage again at the venerable King Biscuit Blues Festival in historic downtown Helena. Over the past few years, these guys have become one of my all-time favorite