Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival Will be held in Downtown Walnut Ridge on September 16th and 17th, 2016.

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, September 16th, 2016

Artists & Authors Symposium
The Studio on Main Street
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Studio will be open to view The Argenta Collection and Ken Orth’s “Meet the LookAlikes” exhibit
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. “Meet and Greet” reception with all authors and artists present
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Official Welcome and Introduction of all authors/artists
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Featured Author, Jude Southerland Kessler – “Lennon’s Liverpool: The Beginnings of The Beatles”
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Featured Author, Ivor Davis – “The Sixties: Eyewitness to History: From The Beatles to Bobby Kennedy”
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Book signing for Ivor and all authors. Artists also available to sign their works.
First National Bank’s Beatles Park Stage
6:00 p.m. Deadwood Groove
7:00 p.m. Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers


SATURDAY, September17th, 2016

First National Bank’s Beatles Park Stage
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ATF Martial Arts Board Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marilyn’s Clogging Company
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Gateway & Delta Fusion Cloggers
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Studio H Dance Company
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9th Annual Nuttin’ But Talent Contest
Rockin’ Wings at the Ridge Cookoff
10:00 a.m. Cooks Setup
10:00 a.m. Cooks Begin Prep
2:30 p.m. Turn in Contest wings
5:45 p.m. Winners & Awards
Abbey Road
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. British Car Show & Shine
3:00 p.m. Car Show People’s Choice Trophy Awarded
Octopus Garden for Kids
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rock Climbing Wall, Jurassic Adventure Land, Giant Wave Slide, Obstacle Xtreme, Dino Bounce
Artists & Authors Symposium
The Studio on Main Street
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Ken Orth – Studio Walking Tour of “Meet the Look-Alikes”
10:15 a.m. – noon. Sara Schmidt – Book Release Party and presentation of “The Beatles in St. Louis”
noon – 1:15 p.m. Aaron Krerowicz – Lunch and Learn on “The Beatles and The Rolling Stones”
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Showing of “Good Ol’ Freda” Film
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lisa Harp – “The Secret Stories Buttons Tell”
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cameron Hicks – Beatles Sing Along
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lanea Stagg – Tea and Scones & “A Day in the Life of a Beatle”
Cavenaugh Chevrolet’s Rock n’ Roll Hwy Stage
12:00 p.m. Dog Costume Contest
12:30 p.m. Comedian Keith Terry
1:00 p.m. Lauren Richmond
2:45 p.m. Arkansas Brothers
4:15 p.m. Jeffrey & The Pacemakers
5:45 p.m. The Brandon Cunning Band
7:15 p.m. Winner of the “Nuttin But Talent” music division performs
7:30 p.m. Liverpool LegendS

Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival is one of the fastest growing festivals in the South, covering Historic Downtown Walnut Ridge. The event team was recognized with the “Welcome to Arkansas” award and a “Henry Award” at the 2013 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival was also recognized as “Top New Festival in Arkansas,” by the Arkansas Festival and Events Association.

FREE Admission – FREE Entertainment – FREE Parking

FREE admission and entertainment, 100+ vendors with arts & crafts, memorabilia and great food!

For more information and the full schedule of events