Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival 2010

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Summary

Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, which is ranked as one of the Top 10 Music Events by festivals.com; was recognized by Travelocity as one of the 200 destination spots for 2005; and is one of the largest blues music events in the country, with an average annual attendance of 85,000 over 3 days. They are excited to announce that B.B. King will be headlining the 25th annual Festival in 2010. There are 40 Emerging Artist showcase slots available./n/nThe Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival is ranked as one of the Top 10 Music Events by festivals.com; was recognized by Travelocity as one of the 200 destination spots for 2005; and is one of the largest blues music events in the country, with an average annual attendance of 85,000 over 3 days. There are 40 Emerging Artist showcase slots available. The Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival is where the legends play and emerging artists pay their dues.


Artists submitting to the Emerging Artist Program/Battle of the Bands may also be considered for a spotlight performance on the Main Stage.


  • Artists selected to participate in the Emerging Artist Program will be competing for a $750.00 cash prize and a guarantee of a paid, featured artist performance on the Main Stage at the 2011 festival.
  • Artists selected to participate in the Battle of the Bands Program will be competing for a cash prize, the opportunity to represent the SBBS at the 2010 IBC in Memphis, and a guaranteed featured spot on the Main Stage during the 2010 Annual Festival. As a battle participant, artist will also have the chance to be selected for the Emerging Artist Stage at no extra cost! Battle dates for 2010 are scheduled for Friday, June 25, 2010 and June 26, 2010. The deadline to be considered for the Battle is June 18, 2010.

Past event performers include Solomon Burke, Levon Helm (of the Band), Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Koko Taylor. They are excited to announce that B.B. King will be headlining the 25th annual Festival in 2010.


Some event sponsors include The Delta Cultural Center, Entergy, Helena Regional Medical Center. Genres accepted include: blues, jazz, acoustic and other blues influenced music.