Performing this Week at the 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, October 9
Daytime Musicians: Jenny & Tom
Wednesday, October 10
Daytime Musicians: Whoa Mule
WEEKLY GARDEN TOUR: Departing at Noon from the Bessie Moore Memorial Deck.
1:00 p.m. – White Oak Auditorium – Free admission – ROCK TALK – with Angela Chandler of the Arkansas Geological Survey. “The Geology of the Mountain View Area”
Thursday, October 11
Daytime Musicians: Bona Fide Stringband
NOON PROGRAM: Starting from the Jewelry Shop: Rock Tales & More, Foundations of Stone County with Charles Widmer
Evening: Ozark Granny Chicks, Josh & Nate, James Clinkingbeard, Sibling Rivalry, George Hulsey & Friends
Friday, October 12
Daytime Musicians: Kat & Fiddle
Evening: Mary Parker & the White River Ramblers, Dave Smith, Prestin Garey, The Original Flathoof Stringband
Saturday, October 13
Dyeing Day Demos – at the Dye Shed
10:00 a.m. – Painted Yarns
11:30 a.m. – Vat Dyeing Blacks and Reds
1:30 p.m. – Madder and natural dyes
3:00 p.m. – Koolaid Dyeing
Daytime Musicians: Pretty Lil’ Miss
Evening: Family Music Night featuring Five South, The Wiede Family, Kat & the Fiddle, Blue Mountain Stringband
Schedule Subject to Change
Dyeing Day in the Craft Village
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Stop by the Dye Shed next to the Fiber Arts Shop to learn how to use natural and commercial dyes to add color to your homespun yarn and cloth. Demonstrations will be ongoing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feel free to bring your own fiber items to dye. Regular Craft Village Admission applies.
This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials
October 9-15, 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 or fried bologna, two fried eggs $6.95, without meat $5.95
Coconut Curry Chicken over rice with a dinner roll $7.95
Chef’s Special of the Day … $6.95
Friday Nights in October
with grilled onion, peppers, fresh Pico Di Gallo, seasoned rice, refried beans
THREE COURSE DINNER FOR TWO
Appetizer: cheese curds, Entrée: Bacon wrapped chicken breast, green beans, ½ baked potato, Dessert: apple or peach cobbler $17.95
Saturday Nights in October
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
Ozark Highlands Radio
This Week on Ozark Highlands Radio
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
This week, celebrated Scottish & Oldtime acoustic music explorers Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with this dynamic musical duo. Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original Roger Fountain performing the traditional fiddle tune “Bill Cheatham.” Writer, professor, and historian Dr. Brooks Blevins profiles the curious history of Dogpatch USA, a unique theme park in the Ozarks for 25 years.
Catch this episode and more on Ozark Highlands Radio.
The Matchsellers in concert at the Ozark Folk Center State Park
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over half a decade of constant touring across the US and Europe. The two met while living in Germany and began exploring traditional American music from abroad. Since then, they have collected influences from various regional styles of American folk music. While a focus on humor and absurdity permeates their show, they are dedicated interpreters of tradition whose excellent musicianship, songwriting and taste are never overshadowed. Click here for tickets.
Lula Wiles to Perform at the Ozark Folk Center State Park October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
Matinee 2-3 p.m.
Evening Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. The three band members deftly swap instruments and frontwoman duties, with Ellie Buckland (vocals/guitar/fiddle), Isa Burke (vocals/guitar/fiddle), and Mali Obomsawin (vocals/bass) each contributing their own singularly expressive vocals, instrumental lines, and songwriting. Onstage, the band gathers tightly around a single microphone for a spirited and emotionally resonant live show.
Jimbo Mathus & Kinfolks perform at the Ozark Folk Center State Park
Live Feature Concert
Jimbo Mathus & Kinfolks
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Matinee 2-3 p.m.
Evening Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Jimbo Mathus and Kinfolks features old time and bluegrass songs culled from the classic Southern songbook. Folks know Jimbo from his various solo projects, his work with Buddy Guy and his current role as front man and founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
For this show, Jimbo goes back to his earliest musical roots; playing the songs he learned as a youngster in Mississippi and from his trips to the Ozarks, pickin’ on the Court Square in Mountain View, Arkansas.
All Feature Concerts at the Ozark Folk Center State Park include a matinee set from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Outdoor Music Pavilion in the Craft Village and an evening performance in the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium from 7 – 9 p.m. The Craft Village features more than 21 artisans who you can meet, see them demonstrate their craft, and buy their unique creations.
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.