Tagged: Fayetteville Roots Fest

BLOG: Why The Wood Brothers Are Right About Singing [Plus: Oliver Wood on Fayetteville!]

If you get too worried, what you ought to do is sing… Let’s talk about music. Let’s talk about why we’re here. Why we are doing what we do on this website. Why you are here reading. I mean, MUSIC. But… why? For me, it’s personal. Very personal. Those of you who have known me for a long time know that live music – especially bluegrass and old gospel tunes – transports me to a place of comfort, peace, and safety that no longer exists for me on this planet. Not since my mom died – slowly, over two years of great pain and suffering from brain cancer, all of which I witnessed – when I was 13. If you get worried, what you ought to do is sing… Before the cancer came, I had the best childhood ever. My mom was a rock star of moms. THE rock star among all the moms. And my dad, a gifted musician, was constantly taking us to his gigs, mostly bluegrass, with any number of bands, playing at festivals and events all...

UPDATED: All the Fayetteville Roots Fest Shows You Can Still See [Not Sold Out Yet]

Fayetteville Roots Festival, now in its 8th year, has grown to over 10 music stages and multiple culinary stages and events. The Experience Fayetteville & KUAF Main Stage is housed at the Fayetteville Town Center on the square, and it is the center of the festival. The festival’s music schedule – as well as George’s Majestic Lounge‘s schedule Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – is packed with nationally known acts as well as regional standouts in the roots-Americana genres. Though many of this weekend’s Fayetteville Roots Festival headlining acts are sold out (and most have been for months; but we’ve got a full, updated schedule here, with ticket links for those events that are not sold out), there are still many great live music events that are not sold out OR are totally free and don’t require a ticket. So what are you waiting for? Read our full preview below, with snippets of every act not sold out already – and then get out and enjoy some impressive talent around Fayetteville this weekend. The festival kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 23, with...

All the Fayetteville Roots Fest Music You Can See Without Tickets [Free Shows]

If you failed to get tickets for Fayetteville Roots Fest’s Main Stage acts, or you’re on a budget and can’t swing tickets to the outstanding concerts still on sale at George’s Majestic Lounge all weekend or the Sunday Main Stage ticket that is still available as of this update (Wednesday evening), then this post is for you: a comprehensive guide to all the acts performing for free as part of this weekend’s Fayetteville Roots Fest. FRIDAY, AUG. 25 FREE ROOTS FEST MUSIC 10 pm: Chooch’s All Star Roots Jam, featuring many of Northwest Arkansas’ hardest-working and best-known musicians, Kingfish (outdoor stage and seating). 10 pm: Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, Maxine’s Tap Room. This Fayetteville-based band’s music is a blend of indie folk and jazz – alternately melodious and hard-driving – and often unexpected with its unusual mix of instruments and influences. 10:30 pm: Sean McConnell, Stage 18. McConnell, a widely praised singer/songwriter known for his room-shushing story songs and gut-punching vocals, has garnered serious praise from Rolling Stone, No Depression, Lone Star Music Magazine, and more. 11:30 pm: Shannon...

UPDATED: 2017 Fayetteville Roots Festival Full Schedule + Ticket Info Aug 23-25

The 2017 Fayetteville Roots Festival kicks off today across Northwest Arkansas. Featuring some of the best Americana, Bluegrass and Folk acts from across the country, Roots Festival also highlights local art and artists, as well as film, live radio broadcasts and other entertainment. Here’s the event schedule for Wednesday August 23- Friday August 25. Wednesday, August 23 7:00pm Culinary Tasting Event- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT 7:30pm Raina Rose- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT LIVE PAINTING: Taylor Hale- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT NPR KUAF 91.3 RADIO BROADCAST “Roots Live from Crystal Bridges” (recorded live for broadcast)- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT 8:20pm Matt The Electrician- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT 9:30pm Jacob Joliff Band (of Yonder Mountain String Band)- Crystal Bridges SOLD OUT Thursday, August 24 11:00am EXPLORE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art- Crystal Bridges 12:00pm Feed Communities Lunch hosted by P Allen Smith, featuring Featuring Chef Matt Bell (South on Main) & Chef Anne Carroll (Farmer’s Table Cafe)- Pratt Place TICKETS 5:45pm Matt The Electrician- Pratt Place SOLD OUT NPR KUAF 91.3 RADIO “Roots from Pratt Place” (recorded live for broadcast)- Pratt Place SOLD OUT 6:00pm LIVE PAINTING/SCULPTURE: Brandon...