Highberry Music Festival Kicks Off On Mulberry Mountain
FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) – A growing music festival will be making its debut at its new home on Mulberry Mountain on Thursday (June 30).
The Highberry Music Festival originally began in a backyard in Northwest Arkansas seven years ago, but it’s grown and developed and now is taking over Mulberry Mountain.
Almost 30 bands and thousands of folks are expected at this year’s event. Bands will be taking the stage at the top of the mountain in the same exact same location where Wakarusa was held. They’ll be playing all genres of music, including bluegrass, jam, and even electronic.
A few of the well-known artists coming to the mountain include Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Buckethead.
The sound of music will be heard almost round the clock this weekend. Organizers said they are excited to kick off what they expect to be a great new festival for the area.
“This is something that just builds up all year long for us,” said Jon Walker, event organizer.
Organizers said they won’t turn anyone away at the gate, which will be open 24 hours. Music begins on Thursday night (June 30) then will continue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 1-3).
People can purchase a one- to four-day pass for the Highberry Music Festival on their website, or tickets can be purchased at the gate.