Welcome to the home page of The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival, the signature event for the city of West Plains, Missouri –
2018 Festival dates are – June 1 and 2, 2018. Watch the schedule page for this year’s tentative schedule, which will be uploaded very soon!
Music hours are 3-9 p.m. Friday, and noon-9 p.m. Saturday.
Here is the campus site map, showing where booths are to be placed, event locations in and around the Civic Center, bus routes and parking options. A map legend is posted here.
Watch our Facebook page for instant updates https://www.facebook.com/Old.Time.Music.Festival
See the full gallery of 2015 at the Photo Gallery 2015 page.
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 the West Plains Civic Center grounds and along East Main St..
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 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 Youth Musical Talent Competition on Friday will also be held on the 2nd Stage.
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.