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

It is with great regret that we announce the Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival scheduled June 5 and 6, 2020 is canceled. The health and safety of our community and our precious artists and artisans are of great importance to us.

This decision was not made lightly, nor without exploring alternative dates. We look forward to celebrating with you June 4 and 5, 2021.

Since this event is offered free of charge, there are no ticket sales to be refunded. If you have pre-paid as a vendor, however, please notify us at info@westplainsarts.org if you will require a refund, or if you want your fees to apply to our 2021 event.

Looking forward to a big reunion with all of you in June 2021!



See the gallery of 2019 Festival photos at the Photo Gallery 2019 page. More to be added soon!


Come celebrate Old Time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozarks Highlands.  Held the first Friday/Saturday 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 two stages, featuring outstanding local and regional artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks. Many of our artists from over the years will be appearing at this 25th reunion event.


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


West Plains main logo new final




City of West Plains


Missouri Arts Council

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  contact via the Ozark Heritage Welcome Center 417-256-8835

Email – info@westplainsarts.org