Saturday, September 09, 2023 / 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Music Roots Showcase with Guest Star "Blind Boy" Paxton

Meeting Place: Ozark Highlands Theater
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a special Music Roots Showcase on September 9th at the Ozark Folk Center's 1,000-seat indoor music venue, Ozark Highlands Theater.  This evening show features talented young fiddlers, banjo players and guitarists from the Music Roots Program in Mountain View Public Schools and one of the country's best roots music performers and multi-instrumentalists, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton.
The theater box office opens at 5 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. and ends around 9:30 p.m.

About Blind Boy Paxton:  Paxton's talent and contributions to acoustic blues have earned him comparisons to contemporary artists such as Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', and Corey Harris.  Similar to old-time mountain musicians such as the Carolina Chocolate Drops, he is one of the few contemporary African-American banjo players touring today. Since his childhood, he has added piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, ukulele, guitar, and the bones to his musical arsenal, although the banjo was his first serious instrument. In addition to blues and jazz, he uses these instruments to play ragtime, country blues, and Cajun music. 
Tickets and more info about the Music Roots Showcase on September 9 will be available soon at
2023 Music & Craft Season Passes are honored for this event. Season Pass holders gain admission to all OFC-produced music festivals, contests, and evening concerts at the Ozark Highlands Theater. (A concert value of more than $250 for $79.) Passes also include unlimited visits to the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center for live mountain music, craft demonstrations, shopping at 20+ artisan shops, and old-fashioned fun every Tuesday through Saturday during the season (Apr. 11 through Oct. 28).