May 21/NORTH LITTLE ROCK – 2-10:30 p.m. on the banks of the Arkansas River at North Little Rock Riverfront Park. Presented by Willy D’s Rock & Roll Piano Bar. The festival will feature the Main Stage sponsored by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort with national, regional and local Americana and Country Music acts. Musical acts play from 2 pm until 10:30 pm. General Admission tickets will be $20 early bird until April 21, $27.50 advance, and $35 day of. All ages. Children 12 and under are free. VIP tickets are available! Official After Party at Willy D’s Rock & Roll Piano Bar. https://yadaloo.com/
Cowboy Music & Arts Festival
May 20-21/MOUNTAIN VIEW – Celebrating the songs and stories of the American Cowboy. Featuring GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, family-friendly entertainment, art, live music in the Craft Village and Southern food buffets at the Skillet Restaurant. The festival will include three concerts at Ozark Highlands Theater from 6 -10 p.m. Friday and 1 – 10 p.m. Saturday. See Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Andy Hedges, Pipp Gillette, The Farmer & Adele, and a special tribute to Glenn Ohrlin by veteran folksinger Dave Smith. Advanced tickets are $50 (both days), $25 (Friday only), and $35 (Saturday only) at OzarkFolkCenter.Ticketleap.com. The Skillet, the state park’s hill-top restaurant, will serve its all-you-can-eat buffet for $13 for breakfast, $14 for lunch and $15 for dinner. Admission to the Craft Village at Ozark Folk Center is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a concert ticket on Friday or Saturday during the festival. The Craft Village is home to dozens of master craftsmen and craftswomen who make, sell and demonstrate a variety of modern and traditional crafts. Visitors can explore 20 different artisan shops and enjoy family-friendly entertainment and traditional American music during daytime music sets at the Blacksmith Stage. The Village also offers a variety of educational opportunities including living history at the historic Shannon Cabin and one-room schoolhouse, which spark the imagination about pioneer life in the Ozarks.