If you ask the Fayetteville Roots Festival, the show must go on, just not until 2021. 


Due to the effects of COVID-19, the famous Northwest Arkansas festival has decided to postpone until August of next year.  


“The music and culinary communities have been greatly impacted during this time, and our organization is no exception. We shuttered our year-round venue and home base, the Roots HQ on March 13, cancelling all upcoming events and concerts until further notice. We continue to watch as musicians, chefs, non-profit organizations, venues, festivals, and restaurants alike face an uncertainty like we have not seen in modern times. The musicians and chefs slated to appear at Roots are no exception. Many of the gigs the musicians depend on to “route” into the festival have been cancelled, and chefs are working to save their restaurants. While there have been times we have slipped towards despair over the future of music and the culinary arts, we are eternal optimists and have found most of our thoughts centering on positivity and hope for the future,” the festival wrote in a statement.


Initially scheduled for the last weekend of this upcoming August, the Fayetteville Roots Festival is moving to August 26-29, 2021. 


If you have already purchased tickets, don’t fret: all existing ticket sales will rollover to the 2021 festival. Better yet? This year’s culinary and music lineup is predicted to join the festival next August.


Tickets for the rescheduled event are available for purchase on the Fayetteville Roots Festival website

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