The Beatles never traveled northeast Arkansas’ Rock ’n’ Roll Highway, but they did once change planes in Walnut Ridge. It gave the Lawrence County town the distinction of being the only Arkansas town visited by the legendary band, Jack W. Hill writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.
The town began celebrating the event two years ago. This year’s third annual Beatles at the Ridge Festival takes place in downtown Walnut Ridge.
“We estimated last year that we had a crowd of about 10,000 people,” says Charles Snapp, a Walnut Ridge businessman and promoter. “And that was with an all-day misty rain. We’re expecting more this year, especially with the prospect of a dry weekend."
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.