Long dismissed as a cultural backwater in Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas is leading the way in arts and culture in the Natural State. Just look at Crystal Bridges, a leading American museum, or the plentiful culinary options in the region.
One of the highlights of the summer in NWA is the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and this summer, you’ll get to rock out with a packed lineup of exceptional musicians.
Now in its 10th year, the Fayetteville Roots Festival brings musicians from across the country, pairing the musical experience with locally sourced food from NWA farmers, chefs and restaurants. As a whole, the experience is something singular that has become a tradition since its founding in 2010.
Over four days, festival attendees can enjoy a wide range of musical genres, from folk, blues, jazz, country, Americana and more. One of the highlights will be the return of Mavis Staples, who will be celebrating her 80thbirthday.
The music lineup will include:
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Hiss Golden Messenger
The Milk Carton Kids
Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi
The Travelin McCourys
Darrel Scott Bluegrass Band
Jeff Austin Band
The Cate Brothers
Joe Purdy with The Honey Dewdrops and Smokey & The Mirror
Smokey & The Mirror and The Sentimentals – The Denmark Project
Anthony Da Costa
Her Crooked Heart (Rachel Ries)
Check back later to find out what Late Night Shows will be featured during the 2019 festival and the culinary lineup.
Festival passes are currently available. Currently, early bird prices are available for the festival passes. To learn more, click here.