The Bluegrass Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 17, in Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs, with the traditional Watermelon Social at 5:30 p.m. with free watermelon while Tulsa-based string band Grass Crack performs, followed by the HillBenders.
On Saturday, free music will take place again in Basin Spring Park from 1 to 7 p.m. with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, the Buffalo City Ramblers, and Grass Crack back for a return set.
This year's Saturday night headlining acts are both rising stars of the "New Grass" movement.
Florida-based Dread Clampitt's influences range from bluegrass, rock & roll, blues, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk complete with three part harmonies and pinch of southern humor thrown in for good measure.
Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, rowdy Americana band from the Appalachian mountains.
The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Auditorium located at 36 S. Main St. Reserved tickets are now on sale at www.TheAud.org. Advance tickets are $20 Orchestra and $15 Balcony.
Ticket purchasers online before Aug. 1 can use the PromoCode: EurekaBluegrass and receive 15 percent off the order.
Free music in Basin Spring Park continues on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. as Glory Mountain and The Bushwhackers close out the weekend with traditional Gospel music.
For more information call 479-253-7333