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The public is invited to the Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival Poster
Unveiling which will be held March 13, 2001 at 5:00pm at First National
Bank, 502 Cherry Street in Downtown Helena, Arkansas. This will be
the first glimpse of official poster that will be used for the 16th
Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival. The King Biscuit Blues Festival
is known worldwide and has the reputation for being one of the premiere
blues festivals, which will be held this year on October 4-6, 2001.
The poster will also be unveiled online by going to www.kingbiscuitfest.org
beginning March 19th. Here you will be able to see the official poster
as well as place your advance order. The Poster unveiling is sponsored
by First National Bank of Phillips County.
Jerry Wenzel has been named Public Information & Media Director.
Jerry's role is to assist local, regional & national news organizations
depict accurate information about the festival. Jerry has played different
roles for the festival first as the 300,400 & 500 block Chairman
then as the Anything But Blues Stage Chairman. Local Media & College
Campus Representatives are needed, if you would like to help in this
area, please let Jerry know. If you have or would like information
about the festival feel free to contact Jerry at 870-338-8831 or email
Teena Levine has been named Volunteer Chairman. Teena will help recruit
and schedule volunteers throughout the festival. If you would like
to volunteer you can contact her at 870-338-8101/870-338-8979 or email
her at email@example.com
Dorothy Cook has been named Communications Chairman. Dorothy will
coordinate the Friends of the Biscuit and onsite packet pickup area
as well as overseeing the assignments of equipment
Shirley Miles and Robin James were named co-chairmen for the Isle
of Capri Blues Bucks Booths. Shirley and Robin will be responsible
for the operations and staff of the booths that are found throughout
the festival area. Volunteers are needed in this area.
Leon Rinke will serve as Food Chairman after serving many years as
Blues Buck Chairman. Leon will oversee the operation of the food vendors.
Vendors may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 870 572-5023.
Paulette Parker has been named Southwestern Bell Information Tent
Chairman. Paulette volunteered last year to help with the alternative
Henri Bellows has been named as our New England Representative. Henri
is a long time friend of the festival and we are honored to have him
with us. Henri will be contacting area blues radio stations and blues
organization in the New England area for the festival.
Amy Collier has been named as Local Media Coordinator for Mississippi
State, Mississippi and surrounding areas. Amy with the help of Sarah
and Jonathan will assist in the release of information in this area
for the Media Director. We all wish to thank them for their support.
Isle of Capri
The Isle of Capri will return this year as Sustaining Corporate Sponsor.
In addition to their sponsorship the Isle of Capri has been kind enough
to donate the administrative cost of the festival for the next four
years. Be sure to thank the Isle of Capri and show your support.
Cable Rep Advertising
Cable Rep Advertising comes to us as a new Sustaining Corporate Sponsor.
They will bring us their expertise and resource's to advertise in
markets in a seven-state radius of Helena. Please show your support
to this company.
Coca-Cola comes to us this year as a Sponsor. We are happy to have
them on board this year.
If you wish to become a King Biscuit Blues Festival sponsor contact
Liz Harrison at email@example.com
Well it's been roughly six weeks since I was officially hired by Main
Street Helena to be the 16th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival, Executive
Director. In that short time exciting and positive advancements have
transpired. Thank you to Isle of Capri, Cable Rep Advertising and
Coca-Cola. I would like to thank all of the above mentioned for their
dedication and participation in the production and success of the
I am extremely excited about the prospects ahead and can't wait until
I hear the first strain of music from the Main Stage floating over
the levee. Of course, between now and then I have a few things to
do. Be sure and visit our web site for more information at www.kingbiscuitfest.org
Until next time - to quote a good friend,
Peace, Love & KBBF
P.S. I am interested in your input so if you have questions or suggestions
please call me at 870-338-8798 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Harrison, Executive Director
Coming in our next newsletter
· Article on the "Friends of the Festival"
· Director's Corner
· Upcoming events
· New Chairmen & Sponsors
· Musician's Corner
· Breaking News
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