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Out there in Fayetteville Arkansas on August 25-28th is the Fayetteville Roots Festival which offers some truly great music all over town.  This one looks like it is scattered all over the town instead of all in one location like most festivals are, so much like Westport Roots in Kansas City this one looks to be all over the place. It appears to be an indoor and outdoor function and it offers many other activities other than music. This is my first year to include this festival into my ongoing series of them so as I cover them in the future I’ll become more familiar with their operation. This piece is from their website:

Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day urban music festival taking place August 25 – 28, 2016.  The mainstages will be hosted at multiple stages across Fayettviville including the Fayetteville Town Center, George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish Dive Bar, Fayetteville Public Library and the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. Fayetteville Roots Festival’s key components are music, food and community. The festival is a showcase of many of the elements that make Fayetteville a beloved cultural hot spot. The festival’s motto is “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.”

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Festivals like this one bring great revenue to the local businesses and community organizations alike, people eat and stay at the hotels around the area that weekend. Since this one is so widespread and spread out it will be a big asset to their town for sure. I have been around this area before but have never attended this festival…yet…give me time…and HEY THIS festival stops for meal breaks! So folks I will post the entire schedule with links to the bands on here for you, and if you like what you see you can buy tickets HERE.

Thursday, August 25

5:45pm
Penny And Sparrow

6:55pm
Jonathan Byrd

8:05pm
The Wild Reeds

9:20pm
Peter Rowan

Friday, August 26

9:00am
Crooked Crow Songwriting Workshop – Hosted by J Wagner (Space Limited – Registration Required)

9:30am
Oxford American Presents – TBA

10:00am
Bayard Guitars Workshop Tour (Space Limited – Registration Required)
DIG IN FOOD & FARMING WORKINGS in the READING ROOM

12:00pm
OZARKS AT LARGE – NPR 91.3FM KUAF LIVE RADIO BROADCAST

1:00pm
FESTIVAL PLAZA OPENS
Traditional Instrument Workshops (Presented by MayBell Music)
Ice Cream Social with Pure Joy Ice Cream

2:00pm
Festival Plaza Stage – MC Hansen

2:30pm
DIG IN WORKSHOP – Taste and Talk “Bourbon” with Chef Matthew Bell (South on Main) and Chef Jason Paul (Heirloom)

3:00pm
MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

3:20pm
The Wild Reeds

4:00pm
DIG IN FILM
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef Justus Moll of RiverGrille

4:30pm
Jonathan Byrd

5:00pm
Festival Plaza Stage – Lost John

5:20pm
DINNER BREAK

6:00pm
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef Jason Paul of Heirloom

6:20pm
Amy Helm

7:40pm
Peter Rowan

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

9:00pm
Old Crow Medicine Show

9:30pm
Drunken Hearts

10:00pm
Cutty Rye
Skinny Gypsies

10:30pm
Samantha Fish

11:00pm
BIRDS OF CHICAGO and RAINA ROSE
Open Mic – Hosted by Joe Mack

11:45pm
Amasa Hines

12:45am
Drunken Hearts

Saturday, August 27

8:00am
FESTIVAL PLAZA OPENS (FREE UNTIL 1PM)

8:30am
Festival Plaza Stage – Dan Dean
DIG IN FOOD & FARMING WORKINGS in the READING ROOM

9:00am
Cooks with Brooks Food Demonstration
Music Workshop with Hubby Jenkins and Cody Brewer – Presented by the Woody Guthrie Center

10:00am
Shook Twins – Kids and Family Concert – NPR 91.3FM KUAF LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Emily Lawson – PH Alchemy – Farmhouse Cocktails
Festival Plaza Stage – J Wagner

11:00am
Joe Purdy & John Moreland – Live From Fayetteville Roots – NPR 91.3FM KUAF LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
CHEF COMPETITION

12:00pm
Still on the Hill & Roy and Aviva – Ozark Songs Past & Present – NPR 91.3FM KUAF LIVE RADIO BROADCAST

1:00pm
DIG IN WORKSHOP – Chef Mike Wilson (Fayetteville Farmer’s Market)
Traditional Instrument Workshops (Presented by MayBell Music)
Food Demonstration – Whole Foods
Festival Plaza Stage – Ryan Pickop

1:30pm
MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

2:00pm
We Dream Dawn
DIG IN WORKSHOP – Taste and Talk “Wine” with Chef Charlie Ayers (Calafia Cafe) and Chef Vince Pianalto (Bouche)
Food Demonstration – Food in Jars

3:00pm
“AT THE FORK” Film Premier – Commentary with Orien Bedwell (Crystal Lake Farms) and Cheri LaRue (Dig In)

3:10pm
Joe Purdy

4:00pm
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef Patrick Lane of Arsaga’s Depot

4:20pm
Birds of Chicago

5:00pm
Festival Plaza Stage – Bayard Blain

5:20pm
DINNER BREAK

6:00pm
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef William Lyle of Eleven

6:20pm
The Shook Twins

7:40pm
The Milk Carton Kids

9:00pm
Gregory Alan Isakov

10:00pm
Earl & Them
Arkansauce
Drunken Hearts

11:00pm
Amy Helm
Joe Purdy, John Moreland, and Ryan Pickop
Open Mic – Hosted by Joe Mack

Sunday, August 28

10:00am
MC Hansen

10:30am
Tri Cycle Farm Tour (Space Limited – Registration Required)

11:30am
J Wagner

1:00pm
FESTIVAL PLAZA OPENS
Festival Plaza Stage – Big Still River
DIG IN FOOD & FARMING WORKINGS in the READING ROOM

1:30pm
DIG IN WORKSHOP – Heather Altripe of Ozark Natural Foods

2:00pm
MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

2:20pm
Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)

2:30pm
DIG IN WORKSHOP – Taste and Talk “Beer” with Chef William Lyle (Eleven) and Chef Justus Moll (RiverGrille)

3:00pm
Daily Special – Chef Demonstration

3:30pm
Smokey & The Mirror

4:00pm
DIG IN FILM
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef John Lupton of Greenhouse Grille/Woodstone

4:40pm
John Moreland

5:00pm
Festival Plaza Stage – MC Hansen

5:30pm
DINNER BREAK

6:00pm
Ozark Street Food – Daily Special – Chef Michael Robertshaw of Pressroom

6:30pm
Hayes Carll

8:00pm
Shovels & Rope

9:00pm
Crescent City Combo

9:30pm
Levi Parham

Now folks as usual I try my best to research some hotels around the area for you and the official hotel of this festival is the Chancellor Hotel right in downtown Fayetteville and within walking distance. HERE is a link too a whole list of hotels in the area.