King Biscuit poster unveiling on Aug. 10


KBBF main logoFor over three decades, October has meant music in the Arkansas Delta thanks to the award-winning, world-renowned King Biscuit Blues Festival. But the real beginning of “KBBF season” begins with the unveiling of the festival’s official poster each year.

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The winning poster will be unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 10, at a special reception at 5:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public and will be held at Southern Bancorp, located at 425 Plaza St., in Helena-West Helena. Posters will be available for purchase at the event and the winning artist will be on-hand to sign their artwork.

This year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival, slated for Oct. 4-7, promises to be one of the best yet. kbbf stage largeThis year’s headliners are all first-time performers at the quintessential festival. Thursday night’s headliner is Louisiana’s own Tab Benoit, known not only as an acclaimed bluesman but also as a dedicated conservation advocate. Friday, Oct. 6, brings JJ Grey & Mofro to the festival’s main stage, along with the kbbf stagegroup’s mix of blues, funk, soul and rock. Closing out the festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, is Gov’t Mule, a southern rock jam band formed in 1994 by The Allman Brothers Band members Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. Tickets for the 32nd annual King Biscuit Blues Festival are now available.

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For more information on the KBBF poster unveiling or this year’s festival, visit or call 870-572-5223.