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 BridgeSOLD OUT

NPR KUAF 91.3 RADIO BROADCAST “Roots Live from Crystal Bridges” (recorded live for broadcast)- Crystal BridgeSOLD 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 Bullette- Pratt Place

6:55pm
The River Whyless- Pratt Place SOLD OUT

8:05pm
Jacob Joliff Band (of Yonder Mountain String Band)- Pratt Place SOLD OUT

9:20pm
The Wood Brothers- Pratt Place SOLD OUT

Friday, August 25

9:00am
FILM SCREENING: “The Verdigris, In Search of Will Rogers” with Director and Songwriter Beau Jennings- Fayetteville Public Library

10:00am
CULINARY MASTER CLASSES (Session 1, Chef Pecko Zantilaveevan) @ BRIGHTWATER SOLD OUT

WORKSHOP: Bayard Guitars Workshop Tour (Meet in Chancellor Hotel Lobby at 9:45pm, Space is first come first serve. Caravan will leave at 10am)- Bayard Guitars SOLD OUT

11:00am
CULINARY MASTER CLASS (Session 2, Chef Maricel Presilla) @ BRIGHTWATER- Brightwater SOLD OUT

11:30am
WORKING LUNCH @ BRIGHTWATER (Music, Food & Beer Tasting) featuring Sean McConnell and Liza Anne- Brightwater SOLD OUT

12:00pm
CULINARY MASTER CLASS (Session 3, Chef Digby Stridiron) @ BRIGHTWATER- Brightwater SOLD OUT

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: OZARKS AT LARGE – NPR 91.3FM KUAF- Fayetteville Public Library

1:00pm
GATES OPEN – FESTIVAL PLAZA, POP UP BISTRO, and FESTIVAL MERCH open

CULINARY MASTER CLASS (Session 4, Chef Matthew Bell) @ BRIGHTWATER- Brightwater TICKETS

2:00pm
MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

CULINARY MASTER CLASS (Session 5, Chef Travis McConnell) @ BRIGHTWATER LIVE PAINTING: Matt Miller- Brightwater SOLD OUT

2:30pm
The Honey Dewdrops- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

DIG IN FOOD & FARMING WORKSHOPS

3:30pm
Joe Purdy- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

4:30pm
Smokey & The Mirror- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

5:20pm
Beau Jennings- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

DINNER BREAK


6:00pm
Earl & Them with Amy Helm followed by 2 Shakerz featuring Jamie Oldaker and Mark Carpenter at 9 pm- George’s Majestic Lounge TICKETS

6:20pm
River Whyless- Fayetteville Town Center  SOLD OUT

7:30pm
Amy Helm- George’s Majestic Lounge TICKETS

7:40pm
John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars)- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

8:00pm
Fayetteville Square Dance – Traditional Southern Squares Taught and Called to Old-Time Stringband Music (No Experience Required)- Backspace FREE

9:15pm
The Wood Brothers- Fayetteville Town Center SOLD OUT

10:00pm
Chooch’s All Star Roots Jam- Kingfish Dive Bar FREE

Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds- Maxine’s Tap Room FREE

10:30pm
Sean McConnell- Stage 18 FREE

11:00pm
Mandolin Orange- Georges Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT

OPEN MIC hosted by Joe Mack- Chancellor Hotel FREE

BLUEGRASS SITUATION PRESENTS: Secret Late Night with The Brother Brothers, Jacob Joliff, Shawn James, and Chef Jason Paul- SECRET LOCATION- Invite Only

11:30pm
Shannon Wurst- Stage 18 FREE

12:15am
Elephant Revival- George’s Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT

12:30am
Bayard Blain- Stage 18 FREE

1:15am
Open Jam Session- Stage 18 FREE