Ozark Folk Center Celebrity & Feature Concerts
2018 Celebrity Concert Series
John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will be live in concert at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Saturday September 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium. John McEuen has been a “professional performer” since 1962, working as a magician in Disneyland’s Magic Shop as a teenager. Music soon came along, which led to his long and varied career first solo, then as a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966. Over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles - with the band and as a solo performer – John has pursued his passion for performing and recording. John left NGDB at the end of their 50th year touring to focus on the demand for his solo performing and projects. Beyond performing, he concurrently has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. All tickets are reserved seating at the following price levels: $35.00 for premium and $25.00 for general reserved. Ticket fees not included.
With a career spanning over 50 years, Grammy-award winner Taj Mahal is truly one of the elder statesmen in the blues and folk music world. This concert on Friday, September 28 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. will feature Taj with his electrifying trio for a night of music, not soon to be forgotten. In September 2014, some 50 years after moving to Los Angeles to form the band Rising Sons with fellow blues musician Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.” Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards. All tickets are reserved seating only at the following price levels: $30.00 for premium and $20.00 for general reserved. Ticket fees not included.
2018 Feature Concert Series
Ozark Folk Center season passes are $75 and are valid for admission to all performances, including matinee and evening shows, as well as daily park admission during the season (April 17, 2018 - November 10, 2018). All seats are general admission. Tickets and season passes are available in the Administration Building, Cabin Office, General Store, and Gift Shop from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday, or in the evenings at the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium at 6 p.m.
All Feature Concerts at the Ozark Folk Center State Park include a matinee set from 2-3 p.m. at the Outdoor Music Pavilion in the Craft Village and an evening performance in the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets to the matinee shows are $12 and include admission to the Craft Village. Combo tickets are $19.50 and include general admission seats to the matinee and evening shows, plus an all-day pass to the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.
For more information, call the Ozark Folk Center at 870-269-3851.
Scheduled Featured Concerts
April 28, 2018 - Aubrey Atwater
May 4, 2018 - Bonnie Montgomery
May 11, 2018 - JT Trawick
May 17. 2018 - Evan Twitty
May 18, 2018 - Danny Dozier
May 19, 2018 - Thom Bresh
May 30, 2018 - Alaina Blake & Dylan Hawf (Matinee Only, 2-3pm)
June 8, 2018 - Dane Joneshill
June 9, 2018 - Hannah Naiman
June 13, 2018 - Caleb Ryan Martin (Matinee Only, 2-3pm)
June 15, 2018 - Carolyn Carter
June 20, 2018 - McKain Lakey (Matinee Only, 2-3pm )
June 22, 2018 - Eden & Lukas Pool
June 23, 2018 - Charm City Junction
June 29, 2018 - Hillary Klug
June 30, 2018 - Secret Sisters
July 4, 2018 - Shortleaf Band (Matinee Only, 2-3pm)
July 6, 2018 - Sad Daddy
July 7, 2018 - Bill and the Belles
July 21, 2018 - Jake Leg Stompers
July 27, 2018 - The Seldom Scene
August 4, 2018 - Western Flyers
August 18, 2018 - The Howlin' Brothers
August 31, 2018 - The Jones Family Band
September 15, 2018 - Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod
September 21, 2018 - Newberry & Verch
October 4, 2018 - Willi Carlisle
October 29, 2018 - The Matchsellers
October 20, 2018 - Lula Wiles
October 27, 2018 - Jimbo Mathus & Kinfolks
Note: Schedule Subject to Change