Depot Days Festival 2018 – Newport, Arkansas

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 21st annual Depot Days Festival to be held September 28 and 29, 2018, 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. 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

Rodney Crowell

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Earl and Them

Earl Cate – Guitar & Vocals Terry Cagle – Drums & Vocals Jason Davis – Guitar & Vocals John Davies […]

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Cody Slaughter

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Lockhouse Orchestra

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Arkansas Brothers

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Tribute to Johnny Rivers

“A Blast from the Past” Relive the nostalgic days – American Bandstand and The Midnight Special

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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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The Jimmy Dunham Family

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

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The Legendary Pacers

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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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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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