Weekend To-Do: Ozark Folk Festival | Rock Candy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weekend To-Do: Ozark Folk Festival

Posted By on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM

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OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL
Eureka Springs, various locations.

The nation's longest-running folk music festival is back for another three-day pick 'n' grin, drawing in folkies the world over for its 63rd year. This time around, the organizers are keeping their tradition of bringing in top-tier singers with headliner Eliza Gilkyson (above), the Texan singer/songwriter whose 40-year career of airy, meditative albums has given her a permanent spot in the high tiers of Austin's folk royalty. She plays Saturday night at The Auditorium, Eureka Springs' historic theater, with Fayetteville bluegrass trio 3 Penny Acre and Folk Fest veteran Wes Casto. Friday, the festival offers an afternoon of free music in Basin Spring Park from various local musicians before taking to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for the Barefoot Ball, which offers music from the neo-hillbilly bluegrass shredders of Big Smith and, for our money, one of the most reliably mind-blowing acts Arkansas offers in any genre, Cletus Got Shot. For schedules and more information, visit ozarkfolkfestival.com.


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