Ozark Folk Center Events

Jake Leg Stompers
Feature Concert
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.

Rock Walk
with
Charles Widmer

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
at the
Ozark Folk Center State Park

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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
at the
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.

Upcoming Events

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
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. 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
Taj Mahal
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
870-269-3851

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.