MOUNTAIN VIEW — Bluegrass musicians and enthusiasts will gather in Mountain View Mar. 12, 13, and 14 for the 18th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival in scenic Mountain View.
Produced by the Mtn. View Bluegrass Association, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, the three-day festival is a twice-yearly event that takes place at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in March and November. A portion of the proceeds go to fund youth music scholarships and support the Music Roots program, which teaches traditional stringed instruments to youth in Mtn. View schools.
The all-acoustic, bluegrass weekend includes performances by Grammy-nominated and multiple International Bluegrass Music Award (IBMA) winners. The festival begins with an all-gospel evening on Thursday, followed by two days of concerts with both evening and matinee performances.
Bands slated to perform this spring are:
The Seldom Scene (Saturday evening only)Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (Thursday only)No Time Flatt (Thursday and Friday)High Fidelity (Thursday and Friday)Volume Five (Friday Only)The Kody Norris Show (Friday and Saturday)The Family Sowell (Friday and Saturday)Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band (Saturday matinee only)Apple & Setser (Saturday matinee only)The Redmond Keisler Band (Thursday and Saturday)Reserved seating is available for the Spring Bluegrass Festival which means no more waiting outside for the doors to open to claim your desired seats! Preferred seats may be selected online at mountainview-bluegrass.com or by calling 870-501-5105.
The seats in the five rows closest to the stage are priced higher than seats in the rest of the 1,000-seat music theater at the Ozark Folk Center. The earlier you make your ticket reservations, the better chance you have of getting the seats you want. You must select seats for each day you plan to attend.
Ticket prices for the Thursday evening gospel show are $20 for general seating and $25 for premium. Tickets Friday and Saturday are $25 for general and $35 for premium and include both matinee and evening bluegrass shows.
Mtn. View’s Spring and Fall Bluegrass Festivals are held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Rooms are available, while supplies last, on-site at their Cabins at Dry Creek. The Skillet Restaurant, which is also located at the state park, will be open throughout the weekend serving southern country cooking.
For more info about the Skillet Restaurant, Craft Village, Ozark Highlands Theater, Heritage Herb Garden, or the Cabins at Dry Creek at the Ozark Folk Center call (870) 269-3851 or visit ozarkfolkcenter.com.