September Music Events

Jill M. Rohrbach
 
The Ozark Mountain Region is a great area to find music of all kinds – from bluegrass to Southern Rock, and small town variety shows to contemporary artists. Here’s a list of just a few things you can hear during the month of September:
 

Newton County Bluegrass Festival , Sept. 1-3, Jasper
– Three days of bluegrass music, arts and crafts and lot of food. Jammers are welcome. Takes place at Bradley Park. 870-446-2633
 

The Charlie Daniels Band, Sept. 2, Fayetteville
– The Charlie Daniels Band has been fusing hardcore country with hard-edged Southern rock, boogie and blues for decades. Since releasing the classic song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” in 1979, The Charlie Daniels Band has been considered to be country music royalty. Takes place at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. 479-571-2747; www.waltonartscenter.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=5948
 

A Tribute to Grandpa Jones, Sept. 2-3, Mountain View
–Ozark Folk Center State Park honors Grandpa Jones with Celebrity Concerts along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band. 870-269-3851; www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
 

Arkansas State Fiddle Championship – Sept. 16-17, Mountain View
– See the best fiddlers compete for braggin’ rights in the Junior, Senior and Open Divisions at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Contestants pay one low price for the whole weekend. Fiddle judges will be special performing guests on the evening shows. 870-269-3851; www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
 


Music in the Mountains Show, Sept. 17, Horseshoe Bend
– This monthly music and variety show is held the third Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. on the stage of the historic Horseshoe Bend Theatre. Admission is by donation; concessions available. 870-373-3303

Candlebox, Sept. 29, Fayetteville – Seattle-based band Candlebox took the music scene by storm in the early ‘90s with a unique fusion of grunge, blues and classic-style hard rock. Takes place at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. 479-571-2747; www.waltonartscenter.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=6118
 
Jamey Johnson, Sept. 30, Fayetteville – An Alabama native and former Marine, he first earned respect in Nashville as a stellar songwriter. Johnson has spent years trying to position himself as successful recording artist and performer. Now, with two critically-acclaimed albums under his belt, tons of awards and nominations, and sold-out performances in countless venues, the singer-songwriter is a full-fledged country music superstar who has drawn comparisons to throw-back legends like Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams.Takes place at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. 479-571-2747; www.waltonartscenter.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=6215
 
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