Fayetteville’s Roots Festival An ‘Intimate, Urban’ Celebration Of Music, Food

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Describing itself as “an intimate, urban music and food festival,” the annual Fayetteville Roots Festival kicked off Wednesday downtown.

This year’s lineup includes Josh Ritter, Mavis Staples, the Turnpike Troubadours, Joe Purdy, Gillian Welch, Arkansauce and many other local, regional and national acts.

A complete schedule is listed below:

Thursday, August 23

5:00pm: Gates Open – Thursday Night Folk Family Reunion

5:30pm: Culinary Tasting Stations Open/LIVE PAINTING: Brandon Bullette/LIVE PAINTING: Kalyn Fay

6:00pm: Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Lucy Woodward

7:00pm: Harlem River Noise

7:20pm: Flaco Jimenez

8:50pm: The Del McCoury Band

9:00pm: John Calvin Abney

10:00pm: John Moreland

10:00am: WORKSHOP: Bayard Guitars Workshop Tour (Meet in Chancellor Hotel Lobby at 9:45pm, Space is first come first serve. Caravan will leave at 10am)

11:00am: OPEN HOUSE @ BRIGHTWATER – Food & Beer Tastings, Master Classes, & Music

12:00pm: LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: OZARKS AT LARGE – NPR 91.3FM KUAF

1:30pm: GATES OPEN – FESTIVAL PLAZA, BISTRO, BAR, and FESTIVAL MERCH open

2:15pm: WORKSHOP: Kent Bonar

2:30pm: MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

3:00pm: Charley Crockett/LIVE PAINTING: Matt Miller

3:30pm: FILM SCREENING: Eating Animals

4:20pm: Birds of Chicago

5:20pm: HAPPY HOUR Sample/Tasting featuring Argus Cider

6:00pm: Earl & Them

6:20pm: Mary Gauthier

7:00pm: Harlem River Noise

7:40pm: Flaco Jimenez

8:00pm: Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Lucy Woodward

9:00pm: Fayetteville Square Dance – Traditional Southern Squares Taught and Called to Old-Time Stringband Music (No Experience Needed)

9:15pm: Josh Ritter

10:00pm: Cutty Rye featuring Mark Bilyeu/Lost John

11:00pm: Arkansauce/OPEN MIC hosted by Joe Mack/ Kalyn Fay

11:15pm: Kaia Kater

12:00am: J Wagner

12:15am: Shook Twins/Joe Purdy with special guests: The Boundary (Smokey & The Mirror, The Honey Dewdrops)

8:00am: FESTIVAL PLAZA OPEN – BISTRO & BAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC during Fayetteville Farmers’ Market (10am – 1pm)

10:00am: Trout Fishing in America – All Ages Family Concert Presented by Fayetteville Montessori School/WORKSHOP: “Know Your Axe” hosted by Jake Hertzog, Guitar Professor, UofA (Fayetteville)/WORKSHOP: Crooked Crow Songwriting with J Wagner

11:00am: LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: KUAF 91.3FM NPR “Live from Fayetteville Roots” (recorded live for broadcast) featuring Charley Crockett & Kaia Kater/ROOTS FOOD & SPIRITS

1:00pm: WORKSHOP: Clawhammer Banjo with Nathan McAllister

2:00pm: WORKSHOP: Old Time Guitar with Aviva Steigmeyer

2:15pm: FILM SCREENING: Take Me to the River including Q&A with the Legendary Al Bell

3:00pm: GATES OPEN – FESTIVAL PLAZA, BISTRO, BAR, and FESTIVAL MERCH open

3:45pm: MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

4:10pm: Kaia Kater/LIVE PAINTING: Matt Miller

5:00pm: Shook Twins

5:10pm: Joe Purdy

5:30pm: HAPPY HOUR Sample/Tasting featuring New Belgium Brewing

6:20pm: Smokey & The Mirror/War & Treaty

7:00pm: Lost John

7:40pm: Gregory Alan Isakov

9:30pm: Gillian Welch

9:45pm: Charley Crockett

10:00pm: Jamie Lou & The Hullaballoo/Paul Benjamin Band featuring Chooch

11:00pm: American Aquarium/Rebecca Loebe/OPEN MIC hosted by Joe Mack

11:15pm: Raina Rose

12:00am: Mary Gauthier

12:15am: Birds of Chicago/John Fullbright

11:00am: Tri Cycle Farm Jamboree

12:00pm: Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds w/ pop-up brunch by Cathead Biscuits

1:00pm: WORKSHOP: Old Time Fiddle with Pete Howard

1:15pm: AIN’T DEAD YET: Woody Guthrie’s Message in the 21st Century

1:30pm: GATES OPEN – FESTIVAL PLAZA, BISTRO, BAR, and FESTIVAL MERCH open

2:00pm: MAINSTAGE DOORS OPEN

2:10pm: Still on the Hill/LIVE PAINTING: Matt Miller

3:00pm: FILM SCREENING: American Folk including Q&A with Joe Purdy

3:20pm: The Honey Dewdrops

4:30pm: War & Treatry

5:30pm: HAPPY HOUR Sample/Tasting featuring American Solera/Randy Newman Tribute

6:30pm: John Fullbright

8:15pm: Turnpike Troubadours