Plein Air Festival
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Plein Air Festival

Join us in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in historic Helena, Arkansas, dubbed by Mark Twain as one of the prettiest towns on the mighty muddy, for two days of paint outs, workshops by Plein Air specialist Beth Green Dean, French lunches, cash prizes, and of course the music and hospitality the Delta is known for. Registration and details coming soon.

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Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Cherry Street Fair

  • Delta Cultural Center Miller Annex (map)
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BrothaRic Patton is a classic old school Blues artist. His style is the common denominator between Blues and Southern Soul music. Enjoy FREE, live music from this legendary artist at the Miler Annex. There will also be games in th KidZone, in the Helena National Bank parking lot, as well as local vendors! If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Trina Roberts at 870.228.2336.

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Doug Wilhite at Southbound Tavern
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Doug Wilhite at Southbound Tavern

Come out and listen to the music of Doug Wilhite and relax with friends. No cover charge.

Doug is a performing songwriter from the Arkansas Delta. He writes for Simply Grand Music in Memphis and Dan Hodges Music in Nashville and performs in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

NO COVER CHARGE

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Greasy Tree at Southbound Tavern
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Greasy Tree at Southbound Tavern

Are you ready to get LOUD??? You don't want to miss this!
Greasy Tree is a blues infused Power Trio with excess hair and even more attitude. The band’s freshman, self-titled album was released in February of 2017. With the help of Pete Matthews (Devon Allman, Evanescence, and Paul Simon) and Toby Vest of High/Low Recording out of Memphis TN, the album has a raw, unfiltered sound that reminds us of the greats. Cameron Roberts’ scorching guitar riffs/vocals, dynamic beats/vocals from drummer Jacob Brumley, and gritty bass tones/vocals from Red Dorton create a chemical reaction of Rock and Soul that is bound to take you back to your roots.

NO COVER CHARGE

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Mississippi Marshall at Southbound Tavern
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mississippi Marshall at Southbound Tavern

Mississippi Marshall is a sho' nuff real deal bluesman who's music is a collection of life experiences and is influenced by the blues legends he grew up around in the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi Marshall (Hopper) has been labeled "The Delta's Son" for years and his guitar and vocal styling are reminiscent of the Delta as well as the Texas searing blues styling.

NO COVER CHARGE

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Cherry Street History Tour
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Cherry Street History Tour

Make plans to attend our Cherry Street History Tour this coming Saturday, April 21, 2018. This informative and entertaining tour will highlight the history of Downtown Helena and Cherry Street. The tour starts at 10a.m at the Main Stage in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

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Troy Richard at Southbound Tavern
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Troy Richard at Southbound Tavern

Troy Richard's songs are an eclectic mix of his experiences growing up on the muddy bayous of South Louisiana and his love of life on his homestead in Sunset, LA. His sound embodies roots rock, country, blues and southern folk music. His storytelling will bring you back in time to nostalgic memories or to places you'll long to travel.

Troy recorded his first album, Trademarks, with his band the Richard Revue, in 2002. His second album, Door Ajar, also with the Revue, was recorded in 2010 at Dockside Recording Studios in Maurice, LA.

NO COVER CHARGE.

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Conway Twitty Day
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Conway Twitty Day

  • 622 Cherry Street Helena, AR, 72342 United States (map)
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In recognition of the 25th anniversary of his death, the surviving family of rockabilly and country-music legend Conway Twitty will be returning to his hometown of Helena, Arkansas on Friday, June 1 for a series of festivities around what has been officially proclaimed “Conway Twitty Day”  by Helena-West Helena Mayor Jay Hollowell, Phillips County Judge Clark Hall,  and Governor Asa Hutchinson (the latter’s proclamation is for June 5, the actual date of Twitty’s death).
 
The formal events to commemorate the day include food, the unveiling of a historical marker interpreting Twitty’s extraordinary life and career, a presentation of a key to the city, formal proclamations by representatives of Phillips County and the state of Arkansas, and remarks from members of the Twitty family. Members of the family will also be selling merchandise and signing autographs after the program concludes.
 
The event is free, open to the public, and will take place in Court Square Park (622 Cherry Street, Helena) with rain location at Beth El Heritage Hall (406 Perry Street, Helena). The event will begin at 4:30pm.
 
In addition, the following supplemental features are also on tap:
 (1) Southbound Tavern (233 Cherry Street) will be featuring live music by the Nashville-based band “Willie and the Planks” and serving half-price drinks and appetizers from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to anyone who presents a copy of the event program.
 (2) Handworks (227 Cherry Street) will be selling licensed Conway Twitty merchandise for the entire week leading up the event and will remain open late that night for those who wish to purchase merchandise after the event.

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American Duchess in Port
May
15
8:00 AM08:00

American Duchess in Port

Historic Helena welcomes the American Duchess Steamboat downtown on Tuesday, May 15th! This magnificent vessel will be docked at Helena River Park, 8 am to 12 pm on this date. Passengers and visitors are invited to enjoy special shopping, dining, museums and historical sites.

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Helena 2nd Saturday

Helena Second Saturdays is a free community event series held every second Saturday of the month from 5-8pm, May-September. At these events you can expect to see and hear what makes the Delta region unique. You'll experience the sounds of blues and gospel musicians, the work of local artists. Bring your date, your family, and your friends, and come celebrate Helena, Arkansas with us!

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Tourism Day at the Welcome Center
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Tourism Day at the Welcome Center

  • Arkansas Welcome Center at Helena-West Helena (map)
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A JOURNEY DOWN THE GREAT RIVER ROAD!

Along with our partners in tourism, we will be promoting Arkansas's Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway, that comes right through Helena-West Helena.

Join us for refreshments, displays, give-a-ways!!!

#VisitArkansas #visithelenaar #NTTW #deltabyways#greatriverroad

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Southbound Tavern Gives Back to Phillips County Younglife
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Southbound Tavern Gives Back to Phillips County Younglife

Come out and help support a great organization here in Phillips County! Southbound Tavern will be donating 15% of our profits between 6p and 9p to Younglife of Phillips County. PLUS as an added bonus, we will be having live music featuring Will Payne Harrison out of Nashville, TN. Come enjoy the party and help a great cause!

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