Beatles at the Ridge Festival kicks off in September - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Beatles at the Ridge Festival kicks off in September

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

Fans of the rock band The Beatles won’t have to travel far for all things related to the Fab Four.

Beatles fanatics can gather for music, exhibits, contests and more at the 6th annual Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival in Walnut Ridge.

The two-day event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 with a meet and greet reception at the Beatles symposium.

The symposium will be held at The Studio, located on the corner of Main Street and Abbey Road.

Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.

Authors Ivor Davis and Judge Southerland Kessler will headline the symposium this year.

Davis toured with The Beatles in 1964 and wrote the book “The Beatles and Me on Tour”.

Kessler is the author of “The John Lennon Series”.

Other authors and artists will also be on hand for symposium presentations which are free Friday night and all day Saturday.

Musical groups Deadwood Grove and Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers kick off the music portion of the festival Sept. 16 with performances at 6 p.m. at the First National Bank Beatles Park Stage.

The festivities pick back up at 9 a.m. on Sept. 17 with performances by ATF Martial Arts Board Break, Marilyn’s Clogging Company, the Gateway & Delta Fusion Cloggers and Studio H Dance Company.

The 9th annual Nuttin’ but Talent Show is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

A first at the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival is the Rockin’ Wings at the Ridge Cookoff.

Cooking begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and the food will be available for purchase at 2:35 p.m.

Also happening on Saturday, the British Car Show & Shine, scheduled from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Abbey Run.

At noon, the Rock n’ Roll Hwy. stage opens with a dog costume contest and will feature performances by Lauren Richmond, Arkansas Brothers, Jefferey & the Pacemakers, The Brandon Cunning Band, and the winner of the Nuttin’ but Talent Show.

The Liverpool Legends are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be several activities for children including an octopus garden, rock climbing wall, giant wave slide and more.

Admission, parking, and entertainment are free at the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival.

For more information, visit their website.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arrest made in robbery case

    Arrest made in robbery case

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-18 21:15:41 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)(Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

  • breaking

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-18 20:53:12 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-02-18 21:02:16 GMT

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

  • Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-18 20:58:39 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department)(Source: Dexter Police Department)

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

Powered by Frankly