Headliner for night one of Merle Travis Thumbpicking Weekend - TBA
Country blues and thumbpicking guitar fans won't want to miss this annual event. The Merle Travis Thumbpicking Weekend offers an all-day master class, panel discussion, and a chance to get up-close and personal with some of the world's finest players. Hone your skills during the day and be a part of a live music audience in the park's 1,000-seat music theater on Thursday and Friday. Don't miss thumbpicking virtuoso guitars, and son of Merle Travis, Thom Bresh on Saturday night.
Stay tuned for a complete list of details and performance schedule.
Be a part of a live music audience and celebrate the roots of American music in the 21st Century. Experience an Ozark Folk Center show in the park's intimate 1,000-seat music theater featuring some of the region's most talented musicians, dancers, and home-grown performers straight from the Ozark hills. Show begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at the park 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday) and at the Music Theater from 6 - 9 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday).
Combo tickets are also available for $19.50 which include an all-day, all-access pass to the artisan Craft Village, Heritage Herb Garden, live music in the park, plus admission to an evening show in the Music Theater from 7-9 p.m.
About the Venue: Voted "Venue of the Year", 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards, the Music Theater at the Ozark Folk Center has hosted thousands of evening shows since its opening in 1973, including legends of country, folk, and American roots music. Despite the park's reputation for hosting nationally-touring musicians, the venue's legacy rests with the Ozark people that play there. The songs they share, the dances they lead, and stories they tell are at the heart of this Arkansas State Park. For more than 40 years, the Ozark Folk Center has been the world's only venue dedicated to keeping the Ozark way-of-life alive in our time. And that legacy lives on...