Side-Street Steppers at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Based out of Memphis, Tennessee, The Side-Street Steppers are a quintet that specializes in what they call “rare and popular music of the 20s and 30s”. The group will perform two shows at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View on Saturday, June 4. The matinee show begins at 2 p.m. in the craft village and the evening show starts at 7 p.m. in the large auditorium.

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Founding member Christian Stanfield started the group as a way to find like-minded souls who share his passion for vintage instruments and music from the early 20th century. Since then the group has grown to include his wife, Vera on banjo/ukulele, Ben Walsh on bass, and Mandy Nicole Martin and Sarah Ann Rector on washboards and vocals.

A combo ticket for both performances and all day access to the Craft Village is $19.50. No reserved seating is offered; all tickets are sold the day of the show.

This concert and all other performances are recorded for rebroadcast on Ozark Highlands Radio, which is produced and syndicated by the Ozark Folk Center State Park. For information on radio affiliates and archived shows, visit OzarkHighlandsRadio.com

Arkansas’s unique Ozark Folk Center State Park is America’s only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage through craft demonstrations, music, gardening, workshops, and special events. Here you can see blacksmithing, pottery-making, and more than 18 other pioneer skills and crafts. The Craft Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from April through November. Sign up for classes to learn to play the dulcimer or autoharp, to jig dance or to grow an organic herb garden.

The folk center also has a Homespun Gift Shop, and great country cooking at its Skillet Restaurant, which is open seven days a week during the season. Spend the night in the duplex studio-style Ozark Cabins at Dry Creek, located at the park. Also on the grounds is a treetop adventure, Loco Ropes, with ropes course obstacles, a zip line, a free fall from a tower, and climbing wall.

For more information and pricing on this and other events, visit OzarkFolkCenter.com or call 870-269-3851.