Ozark Folk Center Music

Experience Arkansas Music with American Folk Instruments

Music occupies very special places in the hearts of Ozark Mountain folk. The songs of the south and the folk dance tunes of the region provide a looking glass offering a treasured glimpse of history of American folk music in Arkansas. The fiddle and banjo were favorite sources of entertainment for pioneer settlers, and these two popular American folk instruments still sing out among the sounds one hears today when visiting the beautiful Ozarks. Guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, autoharps and other acoustic instruments join to create the old-time music that is still enjoyed to this very day in scenic Mountain View, the heart of the Ozark folk music scene.

American folk musicians of regional and national renown perform at the Blacksmith Stage in the Craft Village throughout the day and during select weekends at Ozark Highlands Theater, the park's 1,000-seat indoor music venue. The Folk Center is proud to offer fine instructional music events in addition to highly entertaining concerts, including Bluegrass and Stringband themed weekends. 

Visit our Monthly Music Schedule to see who is playing this month in the Craft Village. Come join us for an American Ozark folk music performed or learn to play a traditional folk instrument in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You'll find out why so many people love to visit the Ozark Folk Center again and again.