Delta Cultural Center Celebrates the Arkansas Delta


Kimberly J. Williams

Delta Cultural Center  in Helena-West Helena pays homage to the gospel roots of the Arkansas Delta as the museum hosts one of it’s most popular yearly events.


The 9th annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Festival will be held on Saturday, May 23, from the stage of the Cherry Street Pavilion, located on Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena. The music ranges from contemporary to traditional and features quartets, choirs and individuals. The lineup features local, regional and national performers, including Avalon, the Jackson Southernaires, the Racy Brothers, the Myles Family, the Selvy Singers, the Songbirds, Gzosh, Voices of Joy, the Rev. Daniel “Slick” Ballinger, and the Brown Singers.

The gospel festival begins at 11 a.m. There is no admission cost and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets as no seating is provided at the outdoor stage. To find out more about the 9th annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Festival, log on to or phone 800-358-0972.


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