Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day music festival taking place Aug. 23-26 on the mainstage of the Walton Arts Center along with other stages, including George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish , Fayetteville Public Library, and the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market.
But, this is not your average music festival. The festival slogan is, “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.”It has layers of music, food and community. Blending together like the rich harmonies you’ll hear on stages across this Ozark Mountain town next weekend, these key components express the essence of this city. These “roots” of the festival showcase what makes Fayetteville so culturally appealing.
The music style of the festival supports the originality of music found in Fayetteville as well as the Ozark region. It also supports locally sourced food and restaurants, focusing on locally grown produce, and locally raised meats. Community is represented by its local merchants, local artisans, and live art performances as well as local non-profit organizations and community action groups.
Headliners are John Prine and the David Grisman Folk Jazz Trio. Other great bands taking the stage include: The Steel Wheels, Darrell Scott, Pokey LaFarge and The South City 3, Hoots and Hellmouth, Gregory Alan Isakov, Joy Kills Sorrow, Trout Fishing in America, Still on the Hill, 3 Penny Acre, David Mayfield Parade, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt, John Fulbright, Carper Family, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Ryan Spearman, Mark Bilyeu, and Milkdrive, plus many more.
There are some workshops for musicians as well. Download the detailed schedulehere.
You can purchase multi-day ticket packages that include food or single day tickets. No matter which you choose, the tickets gets you in to see multiple artists on multiple stages. The festival does not offer single tickets for single artists.
For example a ticket for Saturday will include John Prine and 14 other artists throughout the afternoon and evening. It’s a great way, maybe the best way, to discover new artists as well as enjoy artists you already know.
Keep up to date on the festival Facebook page.