Plan-Ahead Event: 13th Annual Depot Days in Newport

“Plan-Ahead Event” blogs are posted early in the week and feature events and festivals that are popular or unique…and give readers plenty of time to make plans to attend!


Kimberly J. Williams
It’s festival time in The Natural State! This weekend, Newport hosts Depot Days on Sept. 25. This year’s offerings include arts and crafts, games and activities for kids, magic shows, and live music throughout the day.

Newport is located along Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway 67. During the 1950s, the highway was home to nightclubs and juke joints where musical legends such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty performed.

Music is the centerpiece of Depot Days, as this year’s official t-shirt (left) portrays! This year’s performers include The Dunham Family Band, J.R. Rogers and the All-Star Band, the Ace Cannon Band, J.M. Van Eaton with Travis Wammack, the W. S. Holland Band, Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers, and Ronnie McDowell (featuring Elvis’s drummer D.J. Fontana). Visit or call 870-523-3618 for more information.

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