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BATR – 2017 Arkansas Festival of the Year

The Arkansas Festival and Events Association has recognized Beatles at the Ridge as the 2017 Festival of the Year during the AFEA Conference and Trade Show. The conference was held Feb. 7-8 in El Dorado.

Speakers selected for Beatles at the Ridge 2018 Symposium

In celebration of John Lennon's 77th birthday, Lennon expert and biographer, Jude Southerland Kessler has announced the Beatles at the Ridge guest speakers for the Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium 2018. Slated for September 14-15, 2018, the Symposium will take place in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and serves as the educational component for the two-day music festival.

Tie Dye the Town – 2017

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

Our 5 Favorite Arkansas Fall Destinations

From rock’n’roll to blues and country, there’s something for every kind of music lover in the Arkansas Delta this fall. Celebrate the Beatles with live music, a car show, and cook-off in Walnut Ridge.

Tie Dye the Town – 2016

Businesses encouraged to ‘Tie Dye the Town’ This year’s Beatles at the Ridge festival has been set for Sept. 16 and 17 in downtown Walnut Ridge. As part of the festival activities, businesses are once again being encouraged to participate in Tie Dye the Town. “Tie Dye the Town is an exciting way that local [...]

Tie Dye the Town 2015

Local businesses are once again encouraged to Tie Dye the Town in preparation for the annual Beatles at the Ridge festival, set for Sept. 18 and 19 in downtown Walnut Ridge. Tie Dye the Town is an exciting way that local businesses can show their support and welcome visitors to the Beatles at the Ridge [...]

Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival to feature filmmaker Seth Swirsky

Award winning filmmaker, recording artist, and author Seth Swirsky has been selected as the Featured Artist for the "Authors and Artists Symposium" at the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on September 18 and 19, 2015. Swirsky, who has written songs for Elton John, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Olivia Newton-John, and Michael MacDonald was primarily [...]

Ivor Davis and Jude Kessler to headline Arkansas Beatles festival

"Beatles at the Ridge," the award-winning festival that USA Today named as "One of the 10 Best Places in the World to Learn About the Beatles," will return to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas this September 18 and 19. Topping the charts of "things to do" that weekend will be the Third Annual Beatles Authors and Artists [...]

Beatles at the Ridge Wins Honors

Beatles at the Ridge representatives Jon Walter (from left), Jackie Snapp, Fran Cavenaugh and Charles Snapp show the silver honors awarded in the event website and social media categories of the 2014 ALFiE (Arkansans Love Festivals and Events) Awards. The awards were presented to Beatles at the Ridge at the ALFiE Association's annual conference at [...]

“Hello Goodbye:” The British Invasion of Arkansas, September 1964

How Walnut Ridge Became Forever Tied with The Beatles; Beatles at the Ridge Festival Slated for Sept. 19-20 Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism In September 1964, a quartet from England was just looking for some peace and quiet. For the young men from Liverpool, 1964 had already been a [...]

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