Celebrate the Sounds of the Ozarks at the Annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival
Mr. Big’s Bluegrass Family Reunion is back. The Eureka Springs Bluegrass weekend extravaganza of family fun and Bluegrass music is slated for August 18-20, 2016.
Thursday, August 18 join us for the Watermelon Social in Basin Spring Park from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bring your instruments and join in the pickin’. Free watermelon provided by the Eureka Springs CAPC.
Friday, August 19 enjoy free, live music in Basin Spring Park from noon until 5 p.m. The fabulous lineup of talent includes: The Roving Gamblers, Mountain View Friends, Casey and Atta Boys, Dragon Masters, and The Four Fiddlers.
Friday’s performance at the Eureka Springs Auditorium at 36 S. Main St. begins at 7 p.m. and features The Eureka Springs Reunion Band with Cindy & Sallie, & Bill Nesbitt followed by The Mountain View Friends with Pam Setser, Mary Parker, Clancey Stewart, Mel Besher, Cutthroat Montana and The Keisler Brothers Band.
Saturday, August 20th enjoy even more free live music again at noon with: Roving Gamblers, Mountain View Friends, Casey and Atta Boys, Dragon Masters, and The Four Fiddlers.
Saturday’s performance at The Auditorium begins at 7 p.m. and features The Eureka Springs Reunion Band, The Mountain View Friends, Buffalo City Ramblers and Bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds with the Grand Ole Opry Players, Buddy Griffin, Corrina & Jeremy.
McReynolds, one-half of the famed Jim & Jesse bluegrass duo, is an icon in the world of bluegrass music. Known as “Mr. Mandolin,” and the “Ironman of Bluegrass,” this multi-instrumental wizard has influenced generations of bluegrass musicians with his “McReynolds style” of mandolin playing, consisting of “cross-picking” and “split-string” techniques.
Tickets to The Auditorium shows are $20. Visit www.theaud.org or tickets will be available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
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