Everything you ever wanted to know about KBBF
King Biscuit Blues Festival
If blues is a religion then King Biscuit is the church. KBBF is one of the largest free festivals in the country attracting 100,000 people to Helena, Arkansas each year. The people come from all over the world for three days of Blues music and culture.
The festival is the public face of the Sonny Boy Blues Society. The SBBS works to preserve the music, heritage and culture of the blues. As history goes, Helena is hollowed ground for the blues. Helena is home to one of the first rdio stations to air the blues, and the longest running blues show is "King Biscuit Time" which is broadcast from Helena. This is the one place on earth that true bluesmen and blueswomen want to perform.
This years festival will be held on October 6, 7, & 8
Check back soon for thhe complete 2005 lineup!
Best Seats In The House
Become an F.O.B. "Friends Of The Biscuit" The Friends of the Biscuitare a special group who have a great love for the blues and this festival. And they also want the best seats in the house. The Friends of the Biscuit is limited to 300 people each year who will have access to special seating directly in front of the mainstage. Friends of the Biscuit also receive other special benefits in their Bles Bag which include:
• Limited Edition Friens of the Biscuit T-Shirt
• CD's from leading Blues labels & emerging artist
• Complimentary beverage wristbands
• Acess to artist hospitality area
If your in the south and enjoying music then BBQ must be near. The annual King Biscuit Barbeque Contest is hosted by Main Street Helena and is part of the festival. Contestants in the BBQ contest not only compete for the title of champion, but for the best view of the stage.
Click here to download your application. More information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It has become a tradition. The Freemeyer Memorial 5K Run is one of the most enjoyable 5K runs in the country. A course that traces it's way along historic Cherry Street, and on the banks of the Mississippi River is part of the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Runners rsce along the festival grounds and then cool down with a day of great blues music.
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
King Biscuit offers a unique opportunity for marketing and branding programs. The audience who attends the festival are aorld traveled. Making your statement at Da' Biscuit is a statement that reaches the world.
Custom packages can be designed to meet your needs such as:
• Hospitality and VIP programs
• Branding and Official Products
• Sampling and Coupon opportunities
Things you need to know while attending the festival.
The festival is free, but is made possible by donations.
The festival, performers, and associated events may not be filmed, photographed or recorded withot prior approval by the SBBS. To obtain a release contact the festival office.
The festival occurs in downtown Helena along Cherry Street.
The following items are not allowed at the festival:
• Roller Blades
• No outsde Food or Beverages