Yonder Mountain String Band invites
one and all to Ozark, Arkansas on Oct. 13-16. Watch teaser video,
below. But keep those nitrous tanks at home, kids…
By Blurt Staff
The words “Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas” might not spring to mind
automatically when you are pondering your annual outdoor music festival
options, but for those in the know – and
who have attended the Wakarusa Festival there – it’s a choice destination for
all lovers of good, rootsy, jammy string-bending and tale-spinning. Enter the
Yonder Mountain String Band of Nederland, Colorado, and their Yonder Harvest Music Festival, coming
up on Oct. 13-16 at the Mulberry Mountain Lodging and Events site.
There will be a mind-bending (in addition to the sting-bending part…) lineup
this year that includes YMSB, of course, plus Bela Fleck and the Flecktones,
Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers, Trampled by Turtles, James McMurtry, David Lindley, Cornmeal,
the Travelin’ McCourys, Steep Canyon Rangers, he Greencards, David Lindley and
tons more. Literally a who’s who of contemporary roots ‘n’ jam music and
alt-bluegrass. The entire lineup can be found right here, while the day-by-day
schedule can be viewed here.
You can win two tickets to the Yonder Harvest Music Festival at BLURT. You
have to get yourself there but once you do we will get you and a companion into
the event. Head over to the BLURT contest page and just fill out the form to be
entered into the drawing.
In addition to the music there will be other activities at the festival that
weekend. For example, there’s to be the First Annual Fiddlin’ and Pickin’
Contest featuring four competitions (mandolin, banjo, flat picking, fiddle)
that anyone attending can enter. Info on that, other matters, links to the
official fan forum of the festival and, of course, ticketing details can be
found at the main page of the official website.