Fall festival returning for sixth year on Mulberry Mountain
It’s still more than a month away but some ticket packages are already sold out for the Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival.
The festival is returning for its sixth year Oct. 13-16 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark — the same place where the annual summer Wakarusa music festival takes place. The is the second year for the festival to be presented by the Yonder Mountain String Band.
The band is comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Jeff Austin (mandolin, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals) and Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals).
This year the festival will include more than 50 bands. There will also be a food drive organized by Conscious Alliance. Anyone who donates 10 nonperishable food items will get a free Harvest festival poster created by Amber Patten. The festival will hold its first Fiddlin’ and Pickin’ Contest in the categories of mandolin, banjo, flat picking guitar and fiddle. Submissions to enter will be accepted up to 15 minutes before the competition at the festival’s website. There will also be daily workshops that include greening initiatives, mind/body wellness, drum circles and interactive art for kids and adults.
Here is a list of the confirmed artists for the festival:
Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers featuring Papa Mali & Bill Kreuztmann, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Corey Smith, Cornmeal, Split Lip Rayfield, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Peter Rowan, The Wilders, Trampled By Turtles, Reckless Kelly, Todd Snider, James McMurtry, Sara Watkins, Great American Taxi, Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout, Greensky Bluegrass, The Greencards, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matthew and the Atlas, That 1 Guy, David Lindley, Jay Nash, Adam Aijala and Larry Keel, Danny Barnes, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Nathan Moore, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Trishas, The David Mayfield Parade, Elephant Revival, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, Big Smith, Oakhurst, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Deadman Flats, Truckstop Honeymoon, PKB – Pete Kartsounes Band, The Alaska String Band, Gleny Rae Virus & Her Tamworth Playboys, Whistle Pigs, Dead Winter Carpenters, Mountain of Venus, Charliehorse, Dumptruck Butterlips, The Blackberry Bushes String Band and Honeyshine.
For more information, visit www.yonderharvestfestival.com.