Festival Schedule

All of the fun, cornbread tasting, interesting vendors and music at Arkansas Cornbread Festival happens on four blocks of South Main St. in Little Rock, in SoMa on Saturday, October 27, 2018.


Main Stage
11:00 am – 11:30 am   Festival Opens
11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Brick Fields
1:00 pm –  2:00 pm   Charles Woods and the Element
2:30 pm –  3:30 pm   Bonnie Montgomery
3:30 pm –  4:00 pm   Cornbread Competition Winners announced
Bernice Garden - Acoustic acts
11:30 am – 12:30 pm  John Burnette
1:00 pm –  2:00 pm  Ten Penny Gypsy

Who are these amazing Cornbread loving artists?? Learn about them here:

Bonnie Montgomery

Searcy Arkansas native Bonnie Montgomery is an interesting combination of classically trained opera singer and composer, meets outlaw country queen. Little Rock and Austin music scene favorite, she is the winner of The Ameripolitan Outlaw Country Female of the year award 2016, and Arkansas Country Music Entertainer and female performer of the year 2018. Bonnie Montgomery writes and sings relatable songs of southern scenes and landscapes, dreams and hardships, and lost loves. Montgomery will be performing with her band that includes bass, drums, guitar, and fiddle.

Brick Fields


With a voice compared to Bonnie Raitt and influenced by Sister Rosetta Tharp, Fayetteville Arkansas soul blues singer-songwriter Rachel Fields fronts Brick Fields, along with husband Larry Brick on guitar and vocals. Fusing southern gospel and blues to bring a moving interpretation of originals and cover songs, Brick Fields Band includes guitar, bass, drums and harmonica, with Rachel on flute. https://www.brickfieldsmusic.com/

Charles Woods and the Element

Charles Woods and the Element features Charles on guitar and vocals with his legendary Little Rock rhythm section of Ivan Yarbrough bass, and Cecil Parker drums.
Charles' impressive musical talents came to the forefront while playing electric guitar with such notable acts as the Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, Little Johnny Taylor, Fenton Robinson, Larry Totsie Davis, and playing bass with Freddie King. Although Charles Woods has traveled the world and performed with a number of world-class entertainers, he has remained true to his roots, his heritage, and his hometown of Little Rock.

John Burnette

Mountain View Arkansas native John Burnette has been playing guitar in various groups since he was a teenager, forging his unique style that combines the lyric driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy tinged glasses of a millennial in the South. John will be performing solo acoustic.

Ten Penny Gypsy

Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley, aka Ten Penny Gypsy, have been following the beat of their own drum for years, separately as solo artists. A fortuitous, chance encounter at a songwriter showcase in Arkansas changed their destiny and direction, and this alt-country Americana duo was formed. Nominated for 3 Arkansas Country music awards in 2018, Ten Penny Gypsy will perform their latest original songs as well as some fan favorites from their journeyed past.   https://www.tenpennygypsy.com/
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