Friday, August 06, 2021 / 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Bluegrass & Fried Chicken

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Meeting Place: Ozark Highlands Theater & The Skillet Restaurant
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
General admission for Friday night's show: $25.00
General admission for Saturday matinee & evening shows: $35.00

Featuring local legends and nationally-acclaimed bluegrass bands on August 6-7th at the historic Ozark Highlands Theater including the Grammy nominated Po' Ramblin' Boys, Fast Track, The Redmond Keisler Band, Sylamore Special ft. Mary Parker, Ozark Legacy, and Apple & Setser.

During music breaks, help yourself to the fried chicken buffet and enjoy the view of the Great Outdoors from the comfort of the park’s hilltop Skillet Restaurant, or explore the handcrafted arts and botanical gardens in the Craft Village on Friday and Saturday.

Make yourself at home for the weekend. To reserve your duplex cabin during Bluegrass & Fried Chicken or learn more about Ozark Highlands Theater, The Skillet Restaurant, Crafts, Gardens, and more, visit

Event descriptions:

Venture to the Ozark Mountains this summer for a very healthy helping of fried chicken & bluegrass at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in scenic Mountain View, Arkansas. The event features local, regional, and nationally-acclaimed bluegrass bands on Friday night and Saturday at the historic Ozark Highlands Theater and fried chicken at the award-winning Skillet Restaurant, also located at the state park.

Proudly sponsored by Stone Bank and the Arkansas Arts Council.

The festival lineup includes two sets from the hard-driving traditional bluegrass of IBMA Award winners/GRAMMY nominated Po' Ramblin' Boys and the newly-formed veteran supergroup Fast Track.

Also appearing on Friday and Saturday are The Redmond Keisler Band, Ozark Legacy, and the 2021 "Youth in Bluegrass" Champions Sylamore Special ft. Mary Parker. Veteran musicians from Mountain View will also make an appearance on Saturday, including multi-instrumentalist Pam Setser, and mandolin virtuosos Brad Apple and Sam Cobb. The schedule is subject to change.

Friday's Evening Show
6- 6:30 Sylamore Special featuring Mary Parker
6:45-7:30 The Redmond Keisler Band
7:45-8:15 Ozark Legacy
8:30-10 Po' Ramblin' Boys

Saturday's All Day Shows
1-1:30 Apple & Setser, featuring Samuel Cobb and Gresham McMillon
1:45-2:30 Sylamore Special featuring Mary Parker
2:45-4:15 Po' Ramblin' Boys
4:15-4:30 Short Intermission
4:30-5:15 The Redmond Keisler Band
5:15-6:45 Dinner Break
7:15-8:15 Ozark Legacy
8:30-10 Fast Track

Ticket prices are $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday. To reserve your general admission ticket for Friday night of Bluegrass & Fried Chicken, click HERE. For tickets to Saturday, click HERE.

NOTE: Due to Arkansas Dept. of Health Guidelines, seating is very limited and may not be available on the day of the event. Also, fried chicken buffets served during the festival are not included with a concert ticket.

So where’s the fried chicken? The Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park will be serving its famous fried chicken throughout the festival on August 6-7. The hilltop restaurant, which is known for its Southern hospitality and down-home cooking, will be serving a fried chicken dinner buffet from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a breakfast buffet featuring chicken and waffles on Saturday from 8-11 a.m.

The cost for a fried chicken buffet is $10 for breakfast and $12 for dinner.

During music breaks, explore the handcrafted arts, gardens, and authentic mountain music shows in the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park on Friday and Saturday. The artisan village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and usual admission fees apply: $12 for adults, $7 for children (6-12), free for children (5 and under), $29.50 for a family pass.

To reserve your duplex cabin room during your stay at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, click HERE.