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Country Blues & BBQ

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Fri, Jun 17 2022 10:00 AM CST Sat, Jun 18 2022 9:30 PM CST
 
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This summer, retreat to the Ozarks for Country Blues & BBQ at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in lovely Mountain View, Arkansas. Join the fun us as the Folk Center celebrates the blues of the Mississippi Delta and beyond during this two-day event featuring GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, family-friendly entertainment in the Craft Village, and Southern style barbecue at The Skillet Restaurant (sold separately).

Sponsored by Tommy's Famous BBQ & Ribs (served on Friday and Saturday night at The Skillet's buffet), Stone Bank, Fireside Retreats, and the Arkansas Arts Council.

Country Blues & BBQ features three memorable shows at the park's 1,000-seat indoor music venue, the Ozark Highlands Theater, on Friday and Saturday including performances by GRAMMY Award-winners Jimbo Mathus and Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Nicholas Edward Williams, Joseph Kirby, and Danny Dozier with a tribute to legendary guitarist Merle Travis.

Click HERE to reserve your modern duplex cabin room at the Cabins at Dry Creek, located at the Ozark Folk Center, during Country Blues & BBQ Festival June 17th and 18th. 

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 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.

Click HERE to purchase your all-access tickets to the Country Blues & BBQ.  (Tickets may be limited due Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.)


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(Friday, June 17)

Art in the Village
10 - 5  Artisan Shops & Gardens Open
10 - 5:30  Gift Shop Hours
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Live Music in the Village
10:15 - 4:45  Whoa Mule!

Buffets at The Skillet (Sold Separately)
8-10:45 - Breakfast buffet
11-2 - BBQ Lunch buffet
4-7 - Dinner buffet ft. Tommy's Famous BBQ & Ribs

Concert at Ozark Highlands Theater
4 – Box Office Opens
5 - Theater Opens
6 - 6:30 – Danny Dozier
6:45 - 7:30 – Nicholas Edward Williams
7:45 - 8:15 – Joseph Kirby
8:30 - 10 – Alvin "Youngblood" Hart
10 - Theater Closes


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(Saturday, June 18)

Activities in the Village
10 - Artisan Shops, Gift Shop, & Gardens Open
10:15 - 10:45 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
10:30 - 11:30 Picnic Swing Rides
11:15 – 11:45 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
12:15 – 12:45 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
1 – Village Program "Herbal Healing & History”
1:45 – 2:15 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
2 – 3 - Picnic Swing Rides
2:45 - 3:15 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
3:45 - 4:15 James Clinkingbeard & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
5 – Artisan Shops & Gardens Close
5:30 - Gift Shop Closes
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Buffets at The Skillet (Sold Separately)
8-10:45 - Breakfast buffet
11-2 - BBQ lunch buffet
4-7 - Dinner buffet ft. Tommy's Famous BBQ & Ribs

Concert at Ozark Highlands Theater
11 – Box Office Opens
12 - Theater Opens
1 - 1:30  Joseph Kirby
1:45 - 2:30 Danny Dozier
2:45 – 4:15 Nicholas Edward Williams
4:15 - 4:30 Intermission
4:30 - 5:30 Jimbo Mathus
5:30 - 7:30 Dinner buffet ft. Tommy's Famous BBQ & Ribs (Skillet Restaurant)
8:00 – 9:30 Jimbo Mathus & Alvin "Youngblood" Hart
10 – Theater Closes

All-access tickets are available online for $25.00 (Friday Only) and $35.00 (Saturday Only) or $50.00 (for Both Days). Family Passes admit two adults and any children under 18 for $65.00 (Friday Only), $85.00 (Saturday Only), or $125.00 (Both Days). NOTE: Tickets purchased at the Box Office will receive a $5.00 surcharge.

Click HERE to purchase your all-access tickets to the Country Blues & BBQ.  (Tickets may be limited due Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.)

No Refunds - All Sales Are Final
However, your tickets will be fully refunded if the Ozark Folk Center State Park decides to cancel the event for any reason.

Concert Entry
Tickets will be scanned at the door. Please, print your ticket or save it on your mobile device prior to the event.

All Seating is General Admission
Capacity is limited due to Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Guidelines.  Additional seating may become available at a later date. For mask and face covering recommendations, refer to ADH guidelines.

Handicap Seating is Available
To reserve handicap seating in the theater, call OFC Music Director Daren Dortin at 870-269-3853.

Parking
Please, park in the lower lot at the Ozark Folk Center State Park (near Loco Ropes). A shuttle will transport you up the hill to the Ozark Highlands Theater. If you wish to walk, look for the steps that lead from the lower parking lot up to the hilltop theater.