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King Biscuit Blues Festival



This year's 28th King Biscuit Blues Festival runs from Oct. 10-12 and features more than 60 acts. The Main Stage headliners include the Gregg Allman Band, Bobby Rush, Robert Cray, James Cotton and Marcia Ball.

A three-day pass to The Main Stage enclosure costs $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and various sponsorship packages that also access to the VIP area in front of the stage and Saturday night party in an adjacent tent start at $200. All the rest of Helena's music is free.

For those so inclined, there's camping and RV parking along the river. Helena features several small inns and hotels, with more motels in West Helena. Two casinos across the river in Mississippi offer more extensive accommodations.

For more information:

• The King Biscuit Blues Festival,

• Arkansas Delta Music Trail,

• "King Biscuit Time" on KFFA,

• The Delta Cultural Center,

• Helena, Ark.,


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