Founded in 1986, the King Biscuit Blues Festival is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Held for three full days (plus the bonus “Warm Up Wednesday” the evening before) annually in October, tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear stirring and uplifting performances of an American art form on the banks of the Mississippi River
King Biscuit Blues Festival, October 4-7th in Helena, Arkansas. Consisting of five stages (including the levee-top amphitheater “Main Stage”), a wide variety of buskers (street musicians), supplementary events (including the Flour Power 5k Run, the Tour da Delta bicycle race, and a Kansas City sanctioned BBQ Contest), food and arts/crafts vendors galore, and one-of-a-kind shopping in the eclectic shops and boutiques of historic downtown Helena, there is truly something for everyone.
Want to know more about the performers below? Want to understand what’s specialabout them, why we’re excited to have them, and how they fit in to the arc of the blues tradition KBBF uniquely celebrates? Then definitely check out the 2017 Festival Line-Up In-Depth, a day-by-day, act-by-act introduction to the artists that will be performing on each of the major stages at the festival.
Our headliners this year are Tab Benoit, JJ Grey & Mofro and Government Mule! The Biscuit, Baby! There is nothing like the Real Thing!