Welcome to the home page of The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival, the signature event for the city of West Plains, Missouri –

2016 Festival dates are – June 17 and 18, 2016

Watch this site for photos from our 2015 Festival – coming soon courtesy of the West Plains Daily Quill and their wonderful staff!

Here are the site map and legend from 2015’s activities.


2015 schedule is posted here.


 Watch our Facebook page for instant updates https://www.facebook.com/Old.Time.Music.Festival

Here are some highlights of our 2014 Festival.  Be sure to check out the full gallery at the Photo Gallery 2014 page.




Come celebrate Old Time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozarks Highlands.  Held the third week-end in June each year in West Plains, Missouri.  Festival site reaches from Historic Court Square down East Main to the West Plains Civic Center grounds.

Three ideas are central to the festival:

  • Acknowledgement of the many able local performers

  • The need to save these expressive traditions

  • Maintaining a focus of authenticity

Old-Time Music will be performed for two full days, from our main stage, featuring outstanding local and regional artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks.

The 2nd Stage will feature up-and-coming artists in the area who will put their spin on the old-time music that serves as the basis of this annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo.

The 2nd Stage on Court Square is designed to bridge the gap between the generations of musicians in an effort to keep the traditional music of the area alive and well through the interpretations of the new performers.


Selected by the American Bus Association as a top 100 Event for North America!

Selected by the American Bus Association as a top 100 Event for North America!






The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival would not be possible without the support of our community.  Our Festival Partners are listed below.  Here’s the link to our Sponsor page.

Festival Partners:

council of the arts

West Plains Council on the Arts



Missouri State University



Ozark Heritage Welcome Center



West Plains Civic Center



City of West Plains


Missouri Arts Council

Charles and Pam Drago

Festival contact information:

Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival

c/o West Plains Council on the Arts

P O Box 339

West Plains, MO 65775

Phone – Ozark Heritage Welcome Center 888-256-8835

Email – info@westplainsarts.org