15th Annual Depot Days Festival
The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the line-up for the 15th annual Depot Days Festival to be held Saturday, September 29, 2012, 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.
The history sprang from the nightclubs and honkytonks which lined the highway in the 50's and 60's. Rock and Roll pioneers such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Sonny Burgess were among the greatest entertainers to frequent the highway venues.
As annual festival attendees will tell you, you cannot find a more genuine slate of living rock and roll legends than you will see at Depot Days. Sonny Burgess and his Legendary Pacers are still blowing away crowds of Rockabilly fans throughout America and Europe. Original Sun Records saxophone session man Ace Cannon will bring his sweet soul and "tuff" rockin' jazz repertoire to Front Street. Jerry Lee Lewis' and Johnny Cash drummer J. M. Van Eaton and his band will back the legendary Carl Mann. Headlining this year's event will be Grammy Award winners The Kentucky Headhunters who will bring international stardom to Front Street, Newport.
Food, vendors, crafts, and children's activities will be available for all to enjoy. Admission is FREE!
For more information contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce at
(870) 523-3618, email email@example.com, or become a fan of Depot Days on Facebook.
Depot Days 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Schedule of Events
1:15 – 1:45
2:00 – 2:45
3:00 – 3:45
4:00 – 5:15
5:30 – 6:15
6:30 – 7:15
7:30 – 8:30
8:45 – 10:15
Lion's Club Auction
DCI Trio (Soul, R&B, and Gospel)
The Jimmy Dunham Family (Rockin' Gospel)
Larry Lee Cheshier Band (Jackson County Singer/Songwriter)
J. M. Van Eaton with Carl "Mona Lisa" Mann
Ace Cannon (Sax in the City!)
Sonny Burgess and The Pacers (Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers)
Brandon Giles (Piano Poundin' Nashville Newcomer)
Kentucky Headhunters (Grammy Award Winning Country Superstars)