Festivals:

 

9/29/2017 to 10/01/2017:

2017 Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

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10/04/2017 to 10/07/2017:

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival

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10/19/2017 to 10/21/2017:

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

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Recurring
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"King Biscuit Time" Radio Show

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$40,000 Blues & Bucks Giveaway - Saturdays in October

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Bikes on Beale

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Bluesday Tuesday Concert Series

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Delta Sounds Radio Broadcast

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Happy Hour at The Alluvian

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Live Music at Airport Grocery

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Live Music at Area 55 Grill & Bar

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Live Music at Bluesberry Cafe

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Live Music at Dan McGuinness Pub

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Live Music at Fillin Station East

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Live Music at Fillin Station West

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Live Music at Huey's Southaven

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Live Music at Joe's Place

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Live Music at JR's Bar and Grill

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Live Music at LD's Kitchen

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Live Music at Levon's Bar and Grill

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Live Music at Mesquite Chop House

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Live Music at Red's Lounge

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Live Music at Silky O’Sullivan’s

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Live Music at Sweetpea’s Table

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Live Music at The Big Muddy

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Live Music at the Boiling Point Seafood & Oyster Bar

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Live Music at The Crossing Bar and Grill

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Live Music at The Crown Restaurant

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Live Music at Vince's Restaurant

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Live Music at Walnut Street Blues Bar

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Live Music at Wild Hog Saloon

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Live Music every Tuesday at Hambone Gallery

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Missis-Sippin’ Saturdays at Hey Joe’s

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An abundance of music at festivals, intimate venues, and rural jukes - set your own itinerary!

First staged in 1986, the King Biscuit Blues Festival celebrates the rich musical heritage of Helena and the broader Delta region. The main stage faces the steep Mississippi River levee, which provides a great view for all attendees.

Bridging the Blues is a several week constellation of music events in late September and early October anchored by the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, and the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival along the mighty river in Greenville. Established in 2012, Bridging the Blues offers a wide range of experiences seven days a week, including shows at local juke joints, small town arts festivals and an international blues conference. Our main goal is to maximize visitors’ pilgrimages to the area during this period, but we also promote events throughout the year via frequent updates on our Facebook page.

There’s plenty of shows that demonstrate the unique quality of local culture. Both Clarksdale and Memphis offer live blues at a wide variety of venues, and part of the joy in exploring the region on your own is coming across special events in small towns and in rural jukes, such as Po Monkey’s in Merigold and the Blue Front Café in Bentonia. 

Note: From most recent to oldest, single-day events are listed in the left column. Multi-day events and festivals are listed in the red column on the right. Recurring events are also listed in the right column beneath Festivals.

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