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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Depot Days schedule announced

  • 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.
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  • 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 honky tonks 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 director@newportarchamber.org, become a fan of Depot Days on Facebook or www.depotdays.org . Depot Days Festival Henry H. Boyce, Chairman www.depotdays.org 208 Main Street, Suite 31 Newport, AR 72112 Home of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67” (870) 523-7428 office (870) 523-7433 fax www.depotdays.org A free music festival held each fall on historic Front Street, Newport, Arkansas Dedicated to the early history of rock and roll! [ Depot Days 2012 Organized and promoted by Henry H. Boyce and the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday, September 29, 2012 Schedule of Events 10:00 a.m. Lion’s Club Auction 1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies Presentation of the Colors – NHS ROTC National Anthem – 1:15-1:45 DCI Trio (Soul, R&B, and Gospel) 2:00 – 2:45 The Jimmy Dunham Family (Rockin’ Gospel) 3:00 – 3:45 Larry Lee Cheshier Band (Jackson County Singer/Songwriter) 4:00– 4:45 J. R. Rogers 5:00 – 5:45 J. M. Van Eaton with Carl “Mona Lisa” Mann 6:00 – 6:45 Ace Cannon (Sax in the City!) 7:00 – 7:45 Sonny Burgess and The Pacers (Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers) 8:00 – 9:00 Brandon Giles (Piano Poundin’ Nashville Newcomer) 9:00 – 9:15 Joe Lewis Tribute 9:15 – 10:30 Kentucky Headhunters (Grammy Award Winning Country Superstars) 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m Tommy Terrific Magic Show in the Depot

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