The Dinosaur Festival is taking place May 23-24 in Nashville, Arkansas! The venue is Nashville City Park, located at 1301 West Johnson Street.
The festival has been a tradition for the town since the 90s and pays homage to the dinosaur connection found there. One of the largest dinosaur trackways ( a path of preserved footprints) in the world was discovered a few miles from Nashville, which is located at the base of the Ouachita foothills. This large find was discovered in 1983 by an archeology student in a mine a few miles from town. The tracks were of sauropods, which were known for their very long necks and tails.
As to the festival, music will be a key ingredient and free concerts throughout the weekend are on the agenda. Ms Mac & the Groovetones, a classic rock and R&B band, will play on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. The band has opened for acts like Shenandoah and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. On Saturday, there will be a concert at 5:30 with independent artist Matthew Huff, who is described as a country rooted artist with several musical genres mixed in. The Adam Craig Band ( country music) is also scheduled to perform at 7 that night.
Also on tap for festival weekend is a large ASA softball tournament, a baseball tournament, a dino dig, a dino art mural, a 5k glow run ( new this year) and other festival festivities. More details can be found at the Nashville City Park facebook page at facebook.com/NashvilleCityPark or facebook.com/DinosaurFestival or by calling 870-845-7405.