Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View
We are gearing up for a full house here at the Wildflower for the Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View. The groups on the schedule are some of the best bluegrass performers in the nation. There are great shows all three days at the Ozark Folk Center. Reserved seating tickets are available at www.mountainview-bluegrass.com. There’s also bound to be some great pickin’ at the Pickin’ Park as well as on porches around the court square in between performances.
One of the groups called Nothin’ Fancy has been around for nearly 20 years. They have won several awards, including the “Entertaining Group of the Year” award from the Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). The group has recorded 11 full length albums and has performed at many venues across the United States, Canada, and Norway. They are a definite do-not-miss band. Nothin’ Fancy will perform on Thursday at 6:45 pm and on Friday at 3:15 pm and 9:15 pm.
Coming out of Texas is the Group Hickory Hill. Performing bluegrass music for over 35 years, this group has been an enduring ambassador for the bluegrass genre. They were named “Band of the Year” by the Arts and Entertainment Committee of East Texas in 1993. They have also been nominated for many other entertainment awards over the past 4 decades. Their music consists of original songs and songs adapted from other genres, as well as original and classic gospel songs. One of their endearing qualities to audiences nationwide is the variety of arrangements in their music sets. Hickory Hill will definitely be one of the hits of the Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View this year. They will perform on Friday at noon then again at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, they will take the stage at 12:45 pm and 7:30 pm.
For high energy bluegrass that on the cutting edge, check out Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. The mandolin and banjo players bring energy to the stage that is amazing to watch and delightful to hear. They are no slouch on the vocals either. Their distinctive sound is a pleasant departure from the normal bluegrass sound. Be sure and look for them in the Pickin’ Park as well as they are known to frequent local jam sites for some impromptu jams. Jeff Scroggins and Colorado will perform all three days. On Thursday, they will finish out the show at 9:15 pm. On Friday, they will take the stage at 2:30 pm and 6:45 pm. They will perform twice on Saturday as well, starting out the day at noon, then playing again at 8:30 pm.
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice are the show closers for the Saturday matinee and the Saturday evening show. This headlining act is at the top of the bluegrass genre. They have been nominated for many awards from the International Bluegrass Society (IBMA) and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). They also won album of the year with their latest record “Heart of a Song”. With amazing lead vocals from Junior Sisk and the backing of top notch musicians, it is no wonder that Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice were the choice for the finishing act. They close out the matinee show at 3:25 pm and also finish up the Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View on Saturday night at 9:15 pm.
Other performers include Dueling Hearts, The Hartley Family, Volume Five, and Catahoula Drive.
This year’s Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View is on deck to be a great experience for bluegrass lovers. Even if bluegrass music is not your thing, nothing beats great musicians playing live.
Next year’s Spring Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for March 10-12. It also has some amazing bluegrass performers scheduled, such as Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Cedar Hill, Flatt Lonesome, the Cobb Brothers, and many more.
The Fall Bluegrass Festival Mountain View is a great example of how Mountain View, Arkansas continues to be the best destination for great live music.
The Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Square is located less than a mile from the Ozark Folk Center, which hosts both the Fall and Spring Bluegrass Festivals. Ticket concierge is available for guests of the Wildflower. Book online or call (870) 269-4383 for further information.