ARKANSAS LIFE By jordan p. hickey On Sept. 18, 1964, the Fab Four made headlines when they touched down in Walnut Ridge. Today, the town is making sure no one forgets Even a few rows up, Carrie Mae Snapp could see Sharon Miller’s nose was scuffed and scraped—kinda like she’d “taken a punch with a [...]
The Times Dispatch A huge collection of Beatles photographs and images is set for display at the Beatles at the Ridge music festival Sept. 19 and 20. The Argenta Collection will be unveiled at the annual festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. Charles Snapp (from left), Lorra Whitmire, Ashley Burris and Jackie Snapp sort through [...]
Local businesses are once again encouraged to Tie Dye the Town in preparation for the annual Beatles at the Ridge festival, set for Sept. 19 and 20 in downtown Walnut Ridge. Trophies for best interior display and best exterior display will be presented by the previous winners. The traveling trophies are currently in the possession [...]
In September, 1964, four young lads from Liverpool - John, Paul, George and Ringo – landed at the Walnut Ridge, Ark., airport to be transported to a nearby vacation spot, with a planned return to the plane two days later.
After their Dallas show in 1964, the band flew to a secluded ranch in Missouri for a break. They switched planes in tiny Walnut Ridge. Word leaked and a crowd of several hundred waited at the tiny airport for a glimpse of the stars. "They have a commemoration every year," Kane says. The city also erected a statue to honor the band.
Beatles at the Ridge has quickly become one of the fastest growing festivals in the southern United States, with a crowd of over 10,000 attending last year. This year's schedule includes an expanded variety of music, according to organizers.
It’s been way too long since I’ve posted a review or opinion on this blog, but when I heard about Beatles At The Ridge, I knew I just had to spread the good word!