Depot Days Festival 2017 – Newport, Arkansas

2017 Depot Days Festival is dedicated to the memory of Sonny Burgess.

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 20th annual Depot Days Festival to be held September 29 and 30, 2017, 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 WS Holland, members of the legendary Pacers and Travis Wammack 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!

Many of the area motels are booked for the Depot Days weekend but there is camping available at Jacksonport State Park, about 4 miles away from our venue. Click here for more…


Music Line Up

Travis Wammack

There are some names you never forget. Names like Narvel Felts, Felton Jarvis, Elvis Presley…Good Southern names for self-styled boys […]

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W.S. Holland Band

Drummer WS “Fluke” Holland is known around the world as a true pioneer of American Rockabilly, Country, Folk, and Rock […]

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North Mississippi Allstars

Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the […]

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Larry McCray

Larry McCray’s heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there’s no question. It’s been 25 years — award-winning ones […]

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Deltatones featuring Charlotte Taylor

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

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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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The Jimmy Dunham Family

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

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The Legendary Pacers

Arkansas’ own Sonny Burgess died August 18, 2017 at the age of 88 years old.  He rocked the Newport area […]

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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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Matte Gray Band

All the way from Nashville, The Matte Gray Band consistently bring the house down with unparalleled musicianship, killer three-part harmony […]

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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 Raney Band

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

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