Plan-Ahead Event: The 11th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Festival

“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
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event this holiday weekend, check out the Delta Cultural Center’s 11th annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Festival on Saturday, May 28, in Helena-West Helena. The legendary Mavis Staples is the headline performer for the festival.

The festival, which is free, kicks-off with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. The rest of the day’s schedule:

11:20-11:40 a.m.: Voices of Joy
11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.: Delta Sunday Best (Youth Division)
12:15-12:50 p.m.: Fantastic Jordan Wonders
1-1:30 p.m.: The Dixie Wonders
1:50-2:40 p.m.: The Rev. John Wilkins
2:55-3:45 p.m.: Gloryland Pastor’s Choir
4-5:15 p.m.: The Lee Boys
5:30-6:45 p.m.: Tim Rogers & The Fellas
7-8:15 p.m.: The Holmes Brothers
8:30-9:45 p.m.: Mavis Staples

All performances take place at the Cherry Street Pavilion, located on Cherry Street directly across from the Delta Cultural Center.

To find out more, visit the Delta Cultural Center’s website at or call 800-358-0972. You can also find out more on the museum’s Facebook page.

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