Helena, AR – The artist lineup has been announced for the 32nd annual King Biscuit Blues Festival. This world renown festival held for three days on Columbus Day weekend every year is named for Helena’s beloved live blues radio program, “King Biscuit Time.”
This year’s lineup is full of exceptional talent including iconic artists, young up-and-comers, and an abundance of local performers as well. Audiences will not be disappointed!
The festival proper runs from Wednesday, October 4th through Saturday, October 7th. In addition to musical performances on multiple stages, many other events will be taking place during the festival. These include BBQ & Blues on the Levee, a 5K Run, and a Call & Response Blues Symposium.
The 2017 Lineup
Thursday, October 5th
Tab Benoit Headliner
Mississippi BigFoot TBA
Sonny Burgess TBA
Sterling Billingsley TBA
Chris O’Leary TBA
Rodney Block TBA
Joe Louis Walker TBA
Friday, October 6th
JJ Grey & Mofro Headliner
Dylan Bishop TBA
Tracy Nelson & The Bel Airs TBA
Reba Russell TBA
Nikki Hill TBA
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets TBA
Paul Thorn TBA
Six Strings Andrew 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Grace Kuch 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
D.R. Diamond & Birthright Blues Project 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Carl “Stud” White 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Spoonfed Blues featuring Mississippi Spoonman 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Akeem Kemp Band 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Leo “Bud” Welch 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
C.W. Gatlin Band 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Wampus Cats 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Veronika Jackson 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Big George Brock & His Houserockers with Renee Smith 6:00 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
James “Taildragger” Jones Band 7:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Saturday, October 7th
Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule Headliner
Marcus Cartwright TBA
Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Bob Stroger & Bob Margolin TBA
Jack Pearson TBA
Bruce Katz TBA
Andy T & Alabama Mike TBA
Larry McCray TBA
Deak Harp 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Libby Ray Watson 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Rev. John Wilkins Band 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
DuWayne Burnside Band 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Phillips County Community Choir 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chris K. 4:45 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.
Phillip Stackhouse Band 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Ready Boyz (Helena, AR) 5:15 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.
New Life Singers (Lexa, AR) 5:45 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
Chicken Bone Reunion Band featuring Brotha Ric Patton 6:00 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Dixie Wonders (West Helena, AR) 6:15 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Angelic Voices (Clarksdale, MS) 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Spiritual Keys (Forrest City, AR) 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
West Coast Blues Review with Fillmore Slim 7:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
God’s Children (Memphis, TN) 8:15 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Bob Holloway & The Southern Sons (Memphis, TN) 9:10 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Check back for updated information as it becomes available.