OZARK MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY 1/19-SUNDAY 1/22. Basin Park Hotel, Eureka Springs. 4-day pass, $85.
Housed on multiple indoor stages at the cozy and historic Basin Park Hotel, amid the preserved Victorian architecture of downtown Eureka Springs, the 9th annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival promises four days of wintertime bluegrass, folk and roots music from over 20 groups and solo artists. Attendees and musicians alike are encouraged to book a room at the hotel for the long weekend, and there’s no designated backstage area, meaning the festival is designed to put performers and fans on a level playing field. This year’s headliner is Lindsay Lou, a Nashville by way of Michigan singer whose affinity for traditional bluegrass has slowly migrated in the direction of a more contemplative Americana sound in recent years. Other recognizable acts on the lineup include Marbin, Willy Tea Taylor, The Mighty Pines and The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. Homegrown Arkansan talent like Ashtyn Barbaree and Eureka Strings will also appear.