historic Helena

May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
If you haven’t been to historic downtown Helena lately, you’re missing out! There are great new shops and restaurants along Cherry Street in the beautiful downtown historic district. And if you’re looking for a specific reason to get to Helena, I’ve got it! July 9 is the date for the next Cherry Street Fair. Held …
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 special guest Roy Rogers. Sonny Landreth is known as “the King of Slydeco” because of …
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. John William “Sonny” Payne began working for KFFA Radio shortly after the station opened in …
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 traditional blues music. But the event is also known for their annual collectible poster, featuring …