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OzMoMu Lineup 2020

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

 Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) celebrates its 7th year January 16-19th

 (EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, will return January 16-20 to Downtown Eureka Springs.  The winter festival, best known for its upbeat and infectious Americana Roots music and laid back vibe is held inside at the Basin Park Hotel often spilling outdoors into the Eureka Springs Entertainment District. Nightly headliners for this year’s event include Arkansauce (Thursday), Wood & Wire (Friday) and both The Hillbenders and Dirtfoot (Saturday).

Thursday January 16, 2020

The Thursday Kickoff show, starting at 8PM with Brian Martin continues at 10 with a headliner very familiar to the area.  Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

Friday January 17, 2020

Friday Music begins at 6PM with the likes of Brad Fielder and Red Ozak Ruse, with the most anticipated act of this year’s Festival taking the Stage at 10PM.  Living the mantra  “This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work.”   Wood & Wire from Austin, TX have shown Respect for honest labor by honing a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound.

Saturday January 18, 2020

After a Raucus Friday night, there is no recovery time at OzMoMu20 as the music kicks up again at 1PM and continues throughout the night.  With acts such as Chucky Waggs, The Haymakers and Dam Neighbors the stage will be set for the Saturday Headliners to begin at 8PM.   OzMoMu festival goers should prepare for energy of The Hillbenders followed  by a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie otherwise known as Dirtfoot.

The Hillbenders were formed in April of 2008, and are still touring with the original lineup widely touted as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene. Of late, the HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”.

Dirtfoot has been spreading their infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound for the past 10 years. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. Led by Matt & J, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. Featuring instruments ranging from guitar, banjo, trombone, upright bass, drums, percussion and more, this band has a truly unique yet familiar sound. The band describes their sound as “It is like a good gumbo – you have some growling vocals, heavy bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n’ sexy spice of trombone and lead guitar, and finally a little something magical and indescribable”, There you have Dirtfoot – a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake you’re a..

ozark mountain music festival 2020

2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival Lineup includes:

Thursday, January 16th

8PM-Brian Martin- Central, AR

10PM-Arkansauce- Fayetteville, AR

 

Friday, January 17th

6PM-Brad Fielder -Norman, OK

8PM-Red Oak Ruse- Eureka Springs, AR

10PM-Wood & Wire –Austin, TX

Midnight JAM

 

Saturday, January 18th

1PM-Folk Fest Singer Song Writer Contest Winner

2PM-Chucky Waggs- Eureka Springs, AR

4PM-The Damn Neighbors- Fayetteville, AR

6PM-The Haymakers- Lawrence, KS

8PM-The Hillbenders- Springfield, MO

10PM-Dirtfoot- Laffeyette, LA

Midnight JAM

 

Sunday, January 19th

Bloody Mary Show

12PM-Brick Fields- Fayetteville

The Basin Park Hotel, known for its epic events ranging from a comeback show of The Band to its many years of the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, has once again found its groove.  With music produced by Oz and its signature event, OzMoMu the Basin Park Ballroom is back. “Downtown Eureka Springs and the Basin Park Hotel are unique.  The festival has no backstage area so the attendees and bands are all sharing the same space.  Hanging out with the bands as one group of people who love music is what makes OzMoMu so unique” stated Mary Howze, OZ Festival Coordinator.

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For more information, contact:

Ms. Mary Howze

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Festival Coordinator

(479) 363-6327

ozarkmountainmusicfestival@gmail.com

Ozark Mountain Music Festival Jan21-24

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) — The extraordinarily popular Ozark Mountainozark mountain music festival Music Festival, more commonly referred to as OzMoMu, returns to the stages of Eureka Springs’ downtown 1905 Basin Park Hotel January 21 to 24, 2016.  This year’s musical extravaganza, OzMoMu3, will once again focus around an Ozark Mountain fusion of bluegrass, folk, and American roots music with a festival lineup that includes multiple stages and lively music for four exciting days.”

The band everyone in the region is buzzing about is The Haunted Windchimes.  Their sound is traditional folk and blues with songs of imagevintage quality leaving crowds wondering if the tune was written yesterday or 75 years ago.  The group’s subtle and collective genius features original material.  Their vocal harmonies are interwoven with instrumental mastery to form an embroidered musical sound that really set them apart.  They will be headlining on Friday night.

Kicking off the four days on Thursday night is Friends of the Phamily from imageRogers, Arkansas.  Even though they enjoy performing original material, the focus of their time on stage is devoted to their “true love”, the music of the Grateful Dead.  This performance will be followed by the first round of probably the wildest blending of sounds of the long weekend.  These four nightly finale sessions, aptly called Group JAM!, will be where all bands gather ‘round and play together as one until the wee hours.

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Entertaining on Friday night in addition to aforementioned The Haunted Windchimes will be Chucky Waggs, a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter based out of the hills of Eureka Springs.  He will present his intimate, often humorous, folk ballads and downright rowdy stomp-alongs.  Also taking the stage for one of the six performances that day will be The Whole Famn Damily.  This Conway, Arkansas band is not related by blood, only by the sweat and tears they pour into their music rooted in the old traditions of the mountains.

 

Saturday the festival will feature nine performances featuring the imageheadliner, The Kansas City Bear Fighters.  Their sound is said to be an homage to the music that serves as a salve for one’s soul.  Other groups taking one of the Basin Park stages, Barefoot Ballroom, Ozark Room and The Balcony, are Grazzhopper from Tulsa, Oklahoma with their fusion of the best parts of bluegrass and folk; Opal Agagia & The Sweet Nothings from Eureka Springs offering sweet bluegrass, jazz and funk as they did at OzMoMu2; Cindy Woolf & Mark Bilyeu (a.k.a. The Creekrocks) from Springfield, Missouri who have been making “Big Smith” music for more than a dozen years and sweet harmonies as a married duo for two; Arkansauce from Fayetteville, Arkansas play their inspired brand of Ozark Mountain music, a blend of bluegrass and folk; and Calamity Cubes from Wichita, Kansas, a four-piece “thrashicana band”.

And when the sun is high in the sky on Sunday, OzMoMu3 closes out their imageweekend music festival extravaganza with the über-popular Bloody Mary Show, this year featuring Jimmy Wayne Garrett Band from Eureka Springs.  They will ring up another bluesy performance as gathered music lovers say farewell to the festival and each other knowing full-well they will be returning to OzMoMu4 in 2017.

Jack Moyer, general manager and vice-president of operations for the 1905 Basin Park Hotel commented, “The Basin Park Hotel has always been on the cutting edge of all great music start ups from the Eureka Springs’ Blues Festival, New Year’s Eve with Jimmy Thackery, Eureka Springs’ Mardi Gras, The Cate Brothers, and Chris Duarte to when Levon Helm reunited ‘The imageBand’ to play a ten-year reunion show in our Barefoot Ballroom.  We are excited to be hosting this next great Eureka Springs musical tradition.  With our solid two-year start of our Ozark Mountain Music Festival, we are planning on OzMoMu being an annual event for many, many years to come.”

Moyer went on to say, “The key to establishing this event has been in both providing great relevant music performed by regional talent on multiple stages, and inventing a path where the festival-style atmosphere makes the Basin Park Hotel abuzz with activity like attendees enjoying all-access passes, overnighting at the hotel, and being immersed in an atmosphere that encourages eating, drinking and dancing in one indoor central location that has an outdoor festival grounds feel, per se.”

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 General festival information may be found at OzarkMountianMusicFestival.com and on Facebook