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
The Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest, held each May at the Cherry Street Pavilion, features the finest gospel performers.
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.
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.
The Sonny Award
The Delta Cultural Center’s Sonny Payne Award for Blues Excellence – lovingly referred to as “The Sonny” – is presented annually.