Special Events


Special events play a large role in furthering the mission of the Delta Cultural Center. Whether an annual event, or a one-time event, they help to celebrate, preserve, and present parts of the Delta heritage.

Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

The Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest, held each May at the Cherry Street Pavilion, features the finest gospel performers.

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Battle of Helena Reenactment

Battle of Helena Reenactment

The Delta Cultural Center hosts the Battle of Helena re-enactment every 2 to 5 years on the historic battlefield in downtown Helena.

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Front Porch Blues Bash

Front Porch Blues Bash

An ever-eclectic gathering of performers marks the Delta Cultural Center’s musical contribution to each October’s King Biscuit Blues Festival.

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​The Sonny Award

​The Sonny Award

The Delta Cultural Center’s Sonny Payne Award for Blues Excellence – lovingly referred to as “The Sonny” – is presented annually.

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