Bringing the Music: Fayetteville Roots Festival


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:

Mavis Staples

St Paul & The Broken Bones

Hiss Golden Messenger

The Milk Carton Kids

Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

Rising Appalachia

The Travelin McCourys

Darrel Scott Bluegrass Band

Amy Helm

John Fullbright

Los Texmaniacs

Jeff Austin Band

The Cate Brothers

Eliza Gilkyson


Joe Purdy with The Honey Dewdrops and Smokey & The Mirror

Smokey & The Mirror and The Sentimentals – The Denmark Project

Anthony Da Costa

Ana Egge

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.

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