Ozark Folk Center Events
Jake Leg Stompers
July 21, 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
Following in the footsteps of the early bluesmen and Memphis jug bands of the 1920’s, this deep-fried pre-war southern good-timin’ sextet features vintage instrumentation with an up-beat style to match. Come boogie down at the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium with the Jake Leg Stompers.
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.
Every Thursday explore the rocks of Arkansas and the stones of Stone County in a fascinating program that starts at the Jewelry Shop and takes you around the Craft Village.
Meet there at noon and never look at a rock the same way again.
Included in regular Craft Village admission.
Performing this Week
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Thursday, July 19
Daytime Musicians: The Original Flathoof Stringband
NOON PROGRAM: Starting from the Jewelry Shop: Rock Tales & More, with Charles Widmer
Evening: Lazy Goat Stringband, Chinkypin, The Original Flathoof Stringband, Shawna & the Has Beens, John Severs
Friday, July 20
Daytime Musicians: Sibling Rivalry
Evening: Outlaw Status, Roger Fountain Band, Love Holler, Lee Mountain Ramblers, Duane Porterfield, Linda Brockinton, Joe Collins & Linda Thomas
Saturday, July 21
Daytime Musicians: Love Holler
Feature performers Jake Leg Stompers will play a special Matinee Performance from 2-3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
Evening: Jake Leg Stompers, Highcountry Boys
Schedule Subject to Change
This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials
July 17-23, 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 – Razorback salad (mixed greens w/ chicken breast, tomato, boiled egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, & homemade French dressing $7.95
Chef’s Special of the Day $6.95
Friday Night’s Special in July
THREE COURSE DINNER FOR TWO
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
Apprentices Study Crafts Like Knife Making, Leatherwork, Soap Making, Letterpress Printing, Chair Caning and more at the Ozark Folk Center State Park
Resident knife maker Tom Weir shares knife making skills with his apprentice Caleb Elliott.
Trade Work For Learning
Check Out the Craft Apprentice Program
Ozark Folk Center State Park
The Ozark Folk Center State Park has an active craft apprentice program for those 16-and-up. Trade your work for a chance to learn a craft. There are openings for apprenticeships in Leatherwork, Printing, Chair Caning and more. Click here for more information.
This week on Ozark Highlands Radio
The Paul Brock Band
This week, world renowned Irish button accordion & melodeon player Paul Brock & his band recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with this master of Irish traditional music. Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original Ulys Pilcher performing the traditional tune “Sally Goodin.” Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents a portrait of the Little Red River of the Ozarks, featuring interviews with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Stream Fisheries Biologist Jeff Quinn & Angela Chandler, Arkansas Geological Survey supervising geologist.
Visit us on the web at Ozark Highlands Radio.
Feature Concert Series
The Seldom Scene
Friday, July 27, 2018
7 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement as their shows include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. Current band members include: Dudley Connell (Guitar), Lou Reid (Mandolin, Guitar), Ron Stewart (Banjo, Fiddle), Fred Travers (Dobro) and Ronnie Simpkins (Bass).
Opening Act: Brad Apple & Friends:
Arkansas native and guitarist Brad Apple has deep musical roots in the Ozarks. He’s among the first call guitarists in the area and continues the family tradition of stellar musicianshi
John McEuen Celebrity Concert at the Ozark Folk Center State Park
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. 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. Click here for Tickets.
Tickets on Sale Now
and his electric trio
Friday, September 28, 2018
7-9 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
In a style and sound all his own, Taj Mahal incorporates elements of traditional American folk and blues music seamlessly with musical traditions from around the globe. This concert will feature Taj with his electric trio for a night of music, not soon to be forgotten.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park
1032 Park Ave.Mountain View, AR 72560
Cathy Drew is a lifelong resident of the region that she loves to promote. As a matter of fact, she was born in downtown Batesville in the late ’60s, which is in one of the eight counties she now enjoys encouraging people to visit.
Jeff Drew is her husband of almost 29 years. They have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew, his wife Devyn Stewart. Drew is also grandmother to Jon and Devyn’ s son, Jase Drew.
However, Drew can’t skip the other part of her family: the pets! Lady Bird (a stray dog welcomed into their home in June 2012) and of course, Howard – – a puppy compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arriving at the Drew home. They also have Kasha whom Drew inherited when her mother passed in 2016, and they adopted Bullet, a stray in November of 2016.
Drew, became associated with the Ozark Gateway Region in 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.). The agency handled marketing for the regional association where she along with her co-workers produced an annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region In June 2000.
After Drew became director, she took the region to the next level by helping the tourism organization create a new website and moved it from the old newspaper paper tabloid publication to a color magazine format.
Over the years Drew has helped the organization meet new marketing goals, such as in- and out-of-state marketing, assuring that all 105,000 copies of their magazines are distributed each year.
Drew also helped the region create a heritage trail map that is still on posters in many establishments across the region and Arkansas. She oversaw development of a motorcycle route map that folds into a credit card format for riders, as well as those seeking scenic routes to enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains.
She has attended several AARP Shows across the U.S., representing Arkansas. She helped open a visitor center for the Ozark Gateway, allowing visitors to pick up information from across the entire state 24/7.
In 2016, she assisted creating the first Ozark Gateway Region Golf Classic and the tournament continues to grow each year, allowing the organization to grow its co-op program, helping each county have dedicated promotion. Drew stays busy at Ozark Gateway as the ad sales manager, magazine editor, day-to-day office operations, trade show representative, as well as magazine distribution representative all while making sure that the region is represented all over Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Drew has been featured in several local and statewide publications over the years as well as the 1997 cover of the Ozark Gateway Region tabloid along with her then 4-year-old son, Jon. She has received several awards such as the Batesville Rotarian of the Year in 2010 as well as a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.
She also has served as an Independence County election commissioner for several years and now serves as their co-election coordinator, helping with behind-the-scenes management of voting equipment, day-to-day election deadlines as well as poll worker training.
Drew serves on the Arkansas Travel Council Board of Directors, Ozark Foothills Film Fest Board of Directors, Batesville Rotary Club Past President and is the Rotary Clubs current publicity chair.
In March of 2018, Drew was honored with induction into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame for her many years of dedicated service to the tourism industry.