Saturday's events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with special presentations on Bob Dylan. Nationally known speakers and scholars will present their research on the music and life of Dylan. The event is organized by Dr. Frances Hunter and will serve as a capstone for a long-term project that is culminating in a new anthology of Dylan scholarship titled “Professing Dylan.” Details are in a news release, available here.
On Saturday afternoon, the symposium will conclude with the "Arkansas Roots Music Festival." This outdoor event will feature roots music in a range of genres at Jonesboro's City Water and Light Park. The event begins at 12 and runs until 5 p.m. Details are in a news release, available here.
A range of musicians will take the stage, including the Zyndall Rainey Band, Runaway Planet, Last Chance Jug Band, the Salty Dogsand the Lucious Spiller Blues Band. Sponsors are KASU-FM, West End Neighborhood Association and Delta Flix. In case of rain, Saturday's events will be moved to the Student Union auditorium.
The event is sponsored by A-State’s Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages with additional on-campus support, including a grant from the American Folklore Society. Most events will take place in the Mockingbird Room on the third floor of the Reng Student Union (GPS: 101 North Caraway Road). For more details, one may contact the Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages at (870) 972-3043 or visit the Delta Symposium website.