Depot Days Festival 2016 – Newport, Arkansas

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 19th annual Depot Days Festival to be held September 23 and 24, 2016, on Front Street in downtown Newport. The festival is a showcase of local, regional and national talent paying tribute to the rich musical history of Jackson County for which Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 was recognized by the Arkansas Legislature and Governor Mike Beebe years ago.

See the outstanding line up of entertainment below. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 Museum will be open as well from noon until 4 p.m. with Sonny Burgess and Ace Cannon available for autographs and photographs.

Music, food, vendors, crafts, the Lions Club auction and children’s activities will be available for all to enjoy. Admission is FREE to the public!

Historical Piano Dedication

At noon on Saturday, September 24th, Jackson County native and Rock n’ Roll pioneer Sonny Burgess will be at The Rock and Roll Highway 67 Museum in Newport for a big announcement. Read more…

Music Line Up


The Deltatones play up-tempo rhythm and blues served up with healthy doses of soul/funk/smooth jazz unlike any other band in […]

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Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers

“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of […]

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The Memphis All-Stars

One of the most electrifying bands in the South, The Memphis All-Stars generate energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This […]

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Jason D. Williams

Enthusiastic, Reckless, Stormy, Rock & Roll in its natural state … This explains why the Kansas City Star Pronounced Jason […]

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The Jimmy Dunham Family

The Jimmy Dunham Family has been singing Gospel music for over 40 years.

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Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers

Arkansas’ own Sonny Burgess has been rockin’ the Newport area since 1955 and the days of the Rock N’ Roll […]

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Ace Cannon

Ace Cannon, saxophone virtuoso, a return to classically executed, quality musicianship. A musician whose records have consistently appeared on Billboard’s […]

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J.R. Rogers and the Allstars

J.R. Rogers is a veteran Rock and Roll musician, promoter and live show producer. At one time a member of […]

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The Zyndall Rainey Band

The Zyndall Raney Band, was created from the members of the “Jeannie & The Guys” Band after the untimely passing […]

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