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

We are grateful once again for everyone who attended, and especially those who helped with our 2018 Festival.

Festival 2019 will be held May 31 and June 1. Watch our Facebook page for updates!

Here is the 2018 campus site map, showing locations for events and activities in and around the Civic Center, this year’s list of vendors/demonstrators participating, shuttle cart stops, and parking options.


 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.


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:

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West Plains Council on the Arts



Missouri State University



Ozark Heritage Welcome Center



West Plains Civic Center


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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