When: June 17th & 18th Where: Ozark Highlands Theater, Skillet Restaurant, and Ozark Folk Center Craft Village at Ozark Folk Center
This summer, retreat to the Ozarks for Country Blues and BBQ at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in lovely Mountain View, Arkansas. Join the fun us as the Folk Center celebrates the soulful rural blues music of the Delta lowlands and beyond during this two-day, family-friendly event featuring GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, the region's finest artisans, gardens, and Southern style barbecue at The Skillet Restaurant.
The festival includes three memorable shows at the Ozark Highlands Theater on Friday and Saturday featuring performances by GRAMMY winners Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, Nicholas Edward Williams, Joseph Kirby, and local favorite Danny Dozier with a tribute to legendary guitarist Merle Travis.
To purchase your all-access tickets, or see the festival schedule, to Country Blues and BBQ, visit OzarkFolkCenter.Ticketleap.com. (Tickets may be limited due Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.)
The Ozark Folk Center State Park is home to dozens of demonstrating artists and 20 artisan shops in the park's nationally-renowned Craft Village which will be open for you to explore and shop throughout the weekend. During your visit, stop by the upper level of the Village to see a concert at the Blacksmith Stage featuring traditional American songs and Southern Mountain music performed by the region's finest folk musicians.
If immersing yourself in nature is more your style, set aside time to discover the Heritage Herb Garden, located throughout the Craft Village, where pass-along plants, flowers, and herbs for healing will be on display during the summertime. For families with children, be sure to visit by the park's animal-powered picnic swing for a ride with Whiskey (or Tango) the Donkey and experience the historic Shannon Cabin and One-room Schoolhouse to imagine pioneer life in the Ozarks.
To learn more about The Skillet Restaurant, Craft Village, Ozark Highlands Theater, or reserve a modern duplex cabin room at the Cabins at Dry Creek in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas, visit OzarkFolkCenter.com.