The Sonny Boy Blues Society

The Sonny Boy Blues Society (SBBS) was formed in 1987, by many of the people that were responsible for organizing the King Biscuit Blues Festival. The group named themselve after Sonny Boy Williamson, one of the primary performers on King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA radio. Sonny Boy's harp playing and singing is a major influence on many of the performers appearing at the KBBF.

The Sonny Boy Blues Society is an integral part of the King Biscuit Blues Festival and its members volunteer many man-hours not only during the festival, but throughout the year to help with the festivals continuing growth and success.

The SBBS manages The Sonny Boy Music Hall which brings blues acts to Helena throughout the year for those who can't wait for the KBBF to come around. During the festival the music hall will have live music into the wee hours of the morning for those who want to continue partying after the festival acts stop.

Although based in Helena, Arkansas, the Sonny Boy Blues Society boasts members from over 30 states and 10 foreign countries.


The Sonny Boy Blues Society Site