OFC June 19-25 – Ozark Farmways Homesteading Craft Workshops; Stringband Camp; Matinee with McKain Lakey; Feature Concerts Charm City Junction, Eden & Lukas Pool

June 19-25, 2018, Ozark Folk Center News

Stringband Weekend
June 22 & 23, 2018
at the
Ozark Folk Center State Park

Hone your skills as an ensemble performer in guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. Classes are focused on group playing and performing with guest instructors from across the country. This two day workshop features instruction from Arkansas’ premiere String Band musicians for all levels of playing ability. Evening concerts Friday and Saturday feature Charm City Junction and Eden & Lukas Pool from the Ozark Banjo Co.For a detailed schedule of events and registration go to their web site.

Ozark Farmways Workshops

June 22 & 23, 2018 – 10 a.m to 5 p.m. in the Craft Village

On-going demonstrations include beekeeping and mandolin making. Scheduled workshops include wild greens in the garden; snakes as garden protectors and pest control; plants for natural dyes; building soil by creating compost; making healing salves and insect repellents; recovering pasture land with sheep and goats and so much more. Pick up your schedule at the entrance. Workshops free with regular Craft Village admission.

Feature Concert – Eden & Lukas Pool

Friday, June 22, 2018 – 2 -3 p.m. Matinee in the Craft Village
Evening Concert at 7 p.m.

Eden & Lukas Pool are a dynamic old-time duo based out of Mountain View, Arkansas in the heart of Stone County. Both former Berklee College of Music students, Lukas Pool’s clawhammer banjo playing has been acclaimed by some of the world’s best performers, and Eden’s fiddle is the perfect addition to round out this dynamic duo. Enjoy these two musicians as they push Traditional old-time tunes into all-new frontiers.

Feature Concert

Charm City Junction – June 23, 2018 –

Matinee 2 – 3 p.m.
Evening Concert 7 p.m.

Baltimore-based roots group Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.

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, June 19
Daytime Musicians: Jenny & Tom

Wednesday, June 20
Daytime Musicians: Big River Country Blues Band

Weekly Garden Tour: Departing at Noon from the Bessie Moore Deck

Matinee Performance from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Outdoor Music Pavilion in the Craft Village with McKain Lakey.

Thursday,  June 21
Daytime Musicians: Duane Porterfield

Rock Tales at Noon, starting from the Bessie Moore Deck with Charles Widmer

Evening: Ozark Granny Chicks, Mary Parker & the White River Ramblers, The Original Flathoof Stringband, Dave Smith

Friday, June 22
Ozark Farmways Workshops in the Craft Village, Pick up your program schedule with your admission.

Daytime Musicians: Mary Parker & the White River Ramblers

Matinee from 2 to 3 p.m. with Eden & Lukas Pool

Evening: The Upjumpers, Feature Concert with Eden & Lukas Pool

Saturday, June 23
Ozark Farmways Workshops in the Craft Village, Pick up your program schedule with your admission.

Daytime Musicians: Love Holler
Matinee from 2 to 3 p.m. with Charm City Junction

Evening: Feature Concert with Charm City Junction, Apple & Setser, Five South

Schedule Subject to Change

Matinee Feature Concert – McKain Lakey

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 2 – 3 p.m. on the Outdoor Music Pavilion

McKain Lakey is a musician whose work investigates themes of oppression and empowerment through the richness of American folk traditions. An instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Regular Craft Village admission includes this feature matinee.

This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials

June 19 – 23, 2018

The Skillet Restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

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

Skillet breakfast (served in an iron skillet) fried potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, bacon, two fried eggs $6.95, without meat $5.95

Lunch Specials
Chicken Philly on a hoagie bun with grilled peppers, onions and a one trip salad bar   $7.95

Friday Nights in June
Appetizer: cheese curds, Entrée: Bacon wrapped chicken breast, Dessert: apple or peach cobbler $17.95

Saturday Nights in June
Prime Rib Beef marinated in fresh Herb Butter, sure to melt in your mouth served with a Baked Potato and One Trip Salad Bar $17.95

Jason Roberts

This week on Ozark Highlands Radio, Two time Grammy Award winning Texas Swing fiddler and Asleep at the Wheel member Jason Roberts & the Jason Roberts Band recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Also, interviews with Jason.  Mark Jones offers an archival recording of four Ozark originals; Buddy Lancaster, Tom Simmons, Jackie Stewart, and of course Mark Jones performing “Bile Them Cabbage Down.”  Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents a profile of the Shawnee residents of the Ozark region.

Catch this episode and more on Ozark Highlands Radio.

Our mailing address is:

The Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Ave.

Mountain ViewAR 72560