Celebrate 4th of July Week! Concerts Feature Sad Daddy, Bill and the Belles & Shortleaf Band; Old Time Games; Cool Artisans at the Ozark Folk Center!

Sad Daddy In Concert July 6, 2018

Matinee 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium, (daytime entrance through the Craft Village)  Feature Concert 7 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

Sad Daddy began as the meeting of three musical minds – Brian Martin (guitar), Melissa Carper (bass), and Joe Sundell (banjo). The dynamic songwriting of the original three members carried the group’s 2010 self-titled release and won them a loyal following in and around Arkansas. Now, with the addition of standout fiddler Rebecca Patek, Sad Daddy is embarking on their next musical journey. While Sad Daddy’s musicianship and stagecraft are worthy of mention, the songwriting of Martin, Carper, and Sundell remains the cornerstone of the group’s allure and allows them to connect with a wide range of audiences.

Concert tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12. A Combo ticket for admission to the Craft Village for the Matinee show and the evening Concert is $19.50 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the park, or by clicking the button below.

Check out the rest of our Feature Concert Series on our sites.

Bill And the Belles Featured in Concert July 7, 2018
Matinee from 2 to 3 p.m. – Evening Concert 7 to 9 p.m. In the large Auditorium

Bill and the Belles offers a contemporary re-imagining of a bygone era, breathing new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old-time music, Bill and the Belles continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.

Shortleaf Band Matinee Concert at the Ozark Folk Center State Park
Shortleaf Band Matinee Concert July 4, 2018 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Large Auditorium, enter through the Craft Village

Shortleaf is an old-time inspired duet (Michael Fraser and Tenley Hansen) from Springfield, Missouri, with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks and songs and stories from the region. Tickets to the Matinee Show in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village are $12 and are only available the day of the show at the park. Includes all-day access to the park’s 22-artisan shops from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. including the Matinee performance from 2 – 3 p.m.

Annual Shapenote Singing Gathering – No admission fee or registration required –

Thursday, July 5 6 p.m.to 6:45 p.m.
Evening Introduction and Concert in the White Oak Auditorium in the Ozark Folk Center State Park Administration Building

Friday, July 6 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Dan Brittain and Gaylon Powell will lead singing and teaching sessions in the Ozark Folk Center large Auditorium

Saturday, July 7 9 a.m. to noon & 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Traditional singing, using both four shape and seven shape books in the old Mountain View High School Auditorium.

Performing this Week at Ozark Folk Center State Park

Daytime Music 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45
Craft Village open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3
Daytime Musicians: David & Renee Wright

Wednesday, July 4
Daytime Musicians: Whoa Mule

WEEKLY GARDEN TOUR: Departing at Noon from the Bessie Moore Deck

Feature performers the Shortleaf Band will play a special Matinee Performance from 2-3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

Independence Day Games and Races beginning at 2:30 p.m. near the picnic pavilion, and free watermelon served at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday,  July 5
Daytime Musicians: Outlaw Status

NOON PROGRAM: Starting from the Bessie Moore Deck: Rock Tales & More, Foundations of Stone County with Charles Widmer

Evening: Twang, Keith Symanowitz, Blue Mountain Stringband, Robert & Mary Gillihan, Grace Stormont

Friday, July 6
Daytime Musicians: Pretty Lil’ Miss

Feature performer Sad Daddy will play a special Matinee Performance from 2-3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

Evening: Feature Performers Sad Daddy, Ozark Granny Chicks

Saturday, July 7
Daytime Musicians: Duane Porterfield

Feature performers Bill & the Belles will play a special Matinee Performance from 2-3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

Evening: Bill & the Belles, Roger Fountain Band, Apple & Setser

Schedule Subject to Change

This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials – July 3-9, 2018

Skillet Restaurant open 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Breakfast Buffet every Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m..-.10:45 am
Sunday Skillets famous Fried Chicken Buffet 11 a.m.-.2 p.m.

Breakfast – Skillet breakfast (served in an iron skillet) fried potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, bacon, two fried eggs,) $6.95 or without meat for $5.95
Lunch – Taco Salad served in a homemade tortilla bowl , fresh pico de gallo, refried beans, shredded lettuce, tomato & salsa $7.95

Chef’s Special of the Day $6.95

Friday Night’s Special in July
Appetizer: cheese curds, Entrée: Bacon wrapped chicken breast, Dessert: apple or peach cobbler $17.95

Saturday Night’s Special in July
PRIME RIB: A fresh tender cut of Prime Beef marinated in fresh herb butter, sure to melt in your mouth served with a baked potato and one trip salad bar $17.95

The Barefoot Movement
This week, high energy Neo-Grass acoustic music phenomenon The Barefoot Movement recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with The Barefoot Movement vocalist & co-founder Noah Wall. Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original Brooke Breeding performing the traditional tune “Tying the Leaves.” Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents a portrait of the White river of the Ozarks, featuring interviews with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Stream Fisheries Biologist Jeff Quinn and historian & folklorist Dr. George Lankford.

Catch this episode and more on Ozark Highlands Radio.

Celebrity Concert John McEuen
September 1, 2018
Tickets on Sale Now

John McEuen has had a long and varied career – first solo, then as a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966. Over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles – with the band and as a solo performer – John has pursued his passion for performing and recording. John left NGDB at the end of their 50th year touring to focus on his solo projects. He has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences.
All seats reserved. Premium tickets $30; Reserved $20.  http://Tickets.

Last chance to sign up for Summertime Ozark Folk School
July 17 – 21, 2018
Herb and Craft workshops

Check out our classes in printing, cheese-making, herbs, stained glass, weaving, and so much more. Call 870-269-3851#1 to register.