Music, Stage Shows and Movies
Oh, play me some mountain music . . . like grandma and grandpa used to play.
Nothing quite embodies the culture of the Ozark Gateway Region like the variety of music and shows available to visitors and residents. Providing the soundtrack to your Ozark experience, the music in the area ranges from bluegrass to rock, literally providing something for everyone. Likewise, our theater productions and shows entertain a wide range of audiences. Whether illustrating the history that made the region what it is or simply entertaining visitors in a comedic way, our shows cap the perfect day among the mountains. Art and culture blend seamlessly with the many other attractions available in the region, fully rounding out the opportunities for visitors to enjoy the Ozark experience.
You might just want to kick back and watch a fun movie at the historic Melba Theater in Batesville Arkansas or take the entire family to the Stone Drive In Theater in Mountain View and enjoy the fun of a movie while relaxing in your car!
Ozark Folk Center
American folk musicians of regional and national renown perform at the Ozark Folk Center’s evening concert programs as well as entertaining Park visitors during daylight hours. The Folk Center is proud to offer fine instructional music events in addition to highly entertaining concert programs. Click here for more information.
Just outside of Mountain View Arkansas at 808 Theatre Ln. you will find a unique attraction that is sure to bring back memories of days gone by! This drive in theater has updated equipment to let you enjoy today’s movie and occasionally classic movie with digital picture and sound using a fm transmitter. Make plans to enjoy this classic attraction with your family each year from March to November. Click here for more information.
The Melba theater was originally constructed as a mercantile store. It was eventually remodeled in Art deco style and reopened in 1940 to become one of the Arkansas’ first cinemascope theaters. Though the theater closed in the early 1990s, repairs and alterations were made and it reopened in 2000. In 2015, just before the theater had to close its doors again, it was purchase with the goal of renewing this historic treasure. The downtown Main Street business district, which includes the Melba Theater, is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information.
The Downtown Playhouse
Downtown Playhouse in Historic Pocahontas provides full-scale stage productions by its resident acting troupe, Second Act Productions. Quality performances fill the venue as audience members know that they are always going to be entertained by first-rate acting, great musical talent, and amazing sets, while enjoying a very unique ambiance. The interior walls of the auditorium have massive Broadway show images painted on the walls, and you feel that you’re in the intimate setting of an outdoor café, complete with street lamps, delicious desserts and choice beverages. When you’re at Downtown Playhouse you’ll understand why it has been christened “The Coolest Casual Night in Town”.Click here for more information.
Horseshoe Bend Theatre
The all volunteer supported Horseshoe Bend Theatre offers a free show on the third Saturday of the month. Call 870-373-3303 for show information.
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