Eureka's annual Bluegrass Festival set for Aug. 17-19

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Florida-based Dread Clampitt's influences range from bluegrass, rock & roll, blues, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk complete with three part harmonies and pinch of southern humor thrown in for good measure. The band headlines on Saturday night.

Bluegrass lovers can look forward to another three full days of music and fun during Eureka Springs' annual Bluegrass Festival happening Friday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 19.

The Bluegrass Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 17, in Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs, with the traditional Watermelon Social at 5:30 p.m. with free watermelon while Tulsa-based string band Grass Crack performs, followed by the HillBenders.

On Saturday, free music will take place again in Basin Spring Park from 1 to 7 p.m. with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, the Buffalo City Ramblers, and Grass Crack back for a return set.

This year's Saturday night headlining acts are both rising stars of the "New Grass" movement.

Florida-based Dread Clampitt's influences range from bluegrass, rock & roll, blues, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk complete with three part harmonies and pinch of southern humor thrown in for good measure.

Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, rowdy Americana band from the Appalachian mountains.

The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Auditorium located at 36 S. Main St. Reserved tickets are now on sale at www.TheAud.org. Advance tickets are $20 Orchestra and $15 Balcony.

Ticket purchasers online before Aug. 1 can use the PromoCode: EurekaBluegrass and receive 15 percent off the order.

Free music in Basin Spring Park continues on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. as Glory Mountain and The Bushwhackers close out the weekend with traditional Gospel music.

For more information call 479-253-7333