Wakarusa: Where Music Meets Mother Nature

Nature and the arts are intermingling big time in northwest Arkansas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is the place where the visual arts and architecture blend with the beauty of the landscape. And Wakarusa, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has become the place where music meets nature.

Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic

Wakarusa takes place May 30-June 2 within wonderful scenery. Just watching the sun go down behind the rolling, green forested hillsides as music plays is worth a ticket. Mulberry Mountain, the festival grounds located near Ozark, are situated in an incredible area with open fields as well as tree-shaded areas. It is located on the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, which is Ark. 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears. The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Ozark Mountains provides the setting for this route, portions of which run through a tunnel of foliage during spring, summer and fall. The byway crosses the Mulberry River and the 165-mile Ozark Highlands Trail.

Today, Wakarusa released its first of three announcements regarding the lineup for this year’s music and camping festival.

Get your tickets here: http://wakarusa.com/tickets/

Because look who’s coming (and this is just a partial list):

Widespread Panic                   Of Monsters and Men

Zeds Ded                                   Yonder Mountain String Band

Rebelution                                Quixotic

Tipper                                        Son Volt

Bombino                                   SAVOY

Allen Stone                               RJD2

Figure                                        The Polish Ambassador

BoomBox                                  The Bright Light Social Hour

ZOOGMA                                  The Motet

New Monsoon                          Icona Pop

Wallpaper.                                Wick-It the Instigator

The Whigs                                 Shovels & Rope

RUN DMT                                 Cherub

HeRobust                                   Xaver

Lord T & Eloise                         Samples

Mountain Sprout                      Dirtfoot

The Last Bison                           Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Old Shoe                                     Mountain Standard Time

 

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