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Beatles Festival to Skip ’20 Due to COVID

The Beatles at the Ridge music festival will have to skip a year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the event in downtown Walnut Ridge announced that the 2020 festival has been cancelled, and they are already turning their attention to the ’21 festival.

Tie Dye the Town – 2019

This year’s Beatles at the Ridge “Tie Dye the Town” Exterior Winner is the Lawrence County Housing Authority. The Interior Winner is the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative.

Beatles at the Ridge Earns Top State Awards for Second Year

For the second year in a row, the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce's Beatles at the Ridge Festival has earned statewide recognition. The 2018 Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival placed Bronze (third place) out of 26 entries from all over Arkansas in the Festival of the Year category. The 2017 Beatles at the Ridge [...]

Tie Dye the Town – 2018

This year’s Beatles at the Ridge "Tie Dye the Town" Exterior Winner is the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative. The Interior Winner is Casey’s General Store.

BATR featured in Premiere Magazine

Beatles at the Ridge is featured in an article in the latest Premiere Magazine, written by H.T. Moore, a native of Walnut Ridge, who was working as a reporter for the Times Dispatch newspaper in 1964 when the Beatles landed at the Walnut Ridge airport, and wrote the first article about their visit.

Martial Arts Demonstration & Seminar

ATF Martial Arts has been doing their demonstration and board breaking since 1990 - 28 years. Since that time, and with the help and generosity of this fine community and surrounding areas, they have raised approximately $50,000 for charities including the March of Dimes, the Lawrence County Food Bank, and the Lawrence County Children's Shelter.

John Lennon Forever Stamp & BATR Postmark

The John Lennon Forever Stamp, to be released Sep 7th, will be available to purchase onsite at the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival on 14 & 15 September, 2018. A special pictorial postmark, commemorating the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival, will also be available both days.

Iconic Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge set to reopen

Snapp told Talk Business & Politics he thinks the venture will benefit the city in a number of ways. Each year, the city hosts the Beatles at the Ridge Festival, commemorating the band’s only stop in Arkansas as a group. The city has two monuments, the Beatles Park and the Guitar Walk commemorating its music history.

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