Funny Name, Awesome Festival: Check Out the King Biscuit Blues Festival This Wednesday

Since 1986, the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival has assembled the best blues artists in the world to perform in historic downtown Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Check it out this weekend when the 33rd Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival returns to the Galleries at Library Square this Wednesday, October 9th!

King Biscuit Blues Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to the banks of the Mississippi River. Featuring blues legends and up-and-coming acts, this iconic festival, held the weekend before Columbus Day each October, continues to preserve and promote the music of the Delta. Taking its name from “King Biscuit Time,” the longest-running radio show in history, the festival brings people together who appreciate blues culture.

As the home of “King Biscuit Time,” Helena became legendary in the Delta. First broadcast in 1941, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Robert Lockwood Jr. played live in the studio as the “King Biscuit Entertainers.” Pinetop Perkins and James Peck Curtis later joined the band. According to Jim O’Neal, founding editor of “Living Blues” magazine and an authority on blues history, “’ The King Biscuit Time’ was the thing that really crystallized blues music in this area. Muddy Waters and B.B. King would come home from working in the fields every day just to listen to it.”

Taking place on Wednesday, October 9th, Warm-up Wednesday is the King Biscuit Blues Festival’s best-kept secret—a hidden gem that serves as a reward for our most loyal fans who arrive the day before the festival fully ramps up. Enjoy a quieter, more laid-back King Biscuit Blues Festival scene where nearly everything is free. The savory smells of all the festival food vendors will be there to greet you.

Enjoy the best of regional and national blues music at King Biscuit Blues Festival! One-day and three-day passes are available for $45 and $85. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

At The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Wednesday!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019—6:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
The Galleries at Library Square
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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