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King Biscuit costs this year, but barely

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Robert Belfour.

Oh, sorry, the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival costs this year. For the first time ever in its 33 year history. But just $5 a day, or $10 for a three-day pass. That's like Depression-era prices. Well, maybe free would've been the Depression-era price, but youknowwhatimsayin.

Particularly considering the line-up, which includes regulars like Michael Burks, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins and Bob Margolin as well as big names like the Cate Brothers, T-Model Ford and Robert Belfour.

Actually, Belfour might not be a big name, but he should be. He's one of the last of the North Mississippi Hill Country bluesmen. So good.

The festival is Oct. 8-10.

See the full line-up after the jump.

ARKANSAS BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
2009 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

Sonny Boy Williamson Main Stage
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Noon - Emerging Artists
1 p.m. - Kings of the Delta- 2008 Emerging Artists Winner
2 p.m. - 2009 SBBS Battle of the Bands Winner
3 p.m. - Johnny Billington
4 p.m. - J.P Soars & The Red Hots- 2009 International Blues Challenge winners
5 p.m. - Lucious Spiller
6 p.m. - Sterling Billingsley
7:15 p.m. - Lil Dave Thompson
8:50 p.m. - John Primer
10:30 p.m.-  The Cate Brothers

Friday, 9 October 2009
Noon - Harmonica Shah
1:15 p.m. - Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
2:35 p.m. - Sam Carr with Dave Riley
4 p.m. - Red Holloway
5:30 p.m. - Hubert Sumlin & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Band
7 p.m. - Billy Boy Arnold
8:45 p.m. - Michael Burks
10:30 p.m. - Bobby Rush

Saturday, 10 October 2009
Noon - Willie P & The NTO Band
1:15 p.m. - Hamilton Loomis
2:35 p.m. - Reba Russell
4:05 p.m. - John Hammond
5:40 p.m. - Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets
7:10 p.m. - Pinetop Perkins & Bob Margolin
8:45 p.m. - Mitch Kasmar
10:30 p.m. - Jackie Payne & Steve Edmonton

Lockwood- Stackhouse Stage
Friday, October 9, 2009
Noon - Bill “Howlin’ Madd” Perry
1:20 p.m. - Lil’ Biscuit Band
2:40 p.m. - Donna Herula
4 p.m. - Andy Coats
5:30 p.m. - Arthur Williams
7 p.m. - US Army Jazz Band
8:30 p.m. - James ‘Super Chickan’ Johnson
10 p.m. - Lonnie Shields

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Noon - Vince Cheney
1:20 p.m. - T-Model Ford
2:40 p.m. - Robert Belfour
4 p.m. - Big Jack Johnson
5:30 p.m. - Spoonfed Blues
7 p.m.  – Gwen White
8:30 p.m. - Don McMinn
10 p.m. - Blind Mississippi Morris

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