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Main Stage Artists Confirmed

2015 Main Stage artists who have confirmed they will perform at the Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival include Emily Dowden-Estes, The Juhl Family, Stringfield, The Roe Family singers, Ozark Highballers, Shortleaf/Snorty Horse, and The River Girls of the Rhodes Family.    Their information will be added to the website very soon.

We’re so excited to have this outstanding line-up!!

More to come soon…..

Roe Family Singers to join performers on the main stage

Roe Family Singers to Appear on Festival Main Stage


Due to a scheduling change, the Roe Family Singers will take the main stage at the Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains, MO, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4 p.m.   Organizers promise this addition to the festival’s musical offerings to be a great one!


The Roe Family Singers are a good-time, old-time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN.  Led by Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.


Featuring banjo, autoharp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis’ 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. They’ve shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, and Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur. In 2011 the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians; they won the title of “World’s Best Jug Band” twice, in 2010 & 2012 at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands; and, in 2012, won the Minnesota Duet Contest at the MN State Fair.


The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus.


More information on the group is available on their website at http://www.roefamilysingers.com/ and on their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/roefamilysingers

‘Discover Nature’ Workshops Set

Added to the schedule for Festival:

The “Discover Nature’’ fishing workshops offered for families and kids by the Missouri Department of Conservation will include casting tips 11 a.m. to noon Friday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. The knot-tying workshops will be 2 to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They will be presented by Fisheries Resource Assistant Liz Siepker, at the MDC Booth, and MDC employees will be available throughout the two days.

Great news for our friends/fans with mobility issues!

Transportation to be added option at Festival


Because of the expanded Festival footprint, and to aid those with mobility issues, shuttle carts will be operating all during Festival hours to transport attendees from the area of the Civic Center to the Square or vice versa.   Bus stops will be located on the East and West sides of the Civic Center, in the Senior Center parking lot, and the north and south intersections on the Square (Washington and Aid Avenue corners).  The shuttles will be passing through all parking lots as well.


The West and North parking lots of the West Plains Civic Center will be reserved for disabled parking, and the lots will be clearly marked.


Shuttle stops will be indicated on the site map which is provided to show locations of all venues, events and booths.  Maps will be available at all information booths and from Festival staff members, who will be glad to assist with any transportation issues.

Civic Groups invited to add PowerPoint on Festival to their programming

For any area groups interested, the Festival Committee, represented by Mark Basom and Joshua Shirley, have compiled a PowerPoint presentation about the Festival. Yes, this is our 20th year, but we find as the years go by we have an entirely new “crop” of citizens involved with our community. We’d like to offer this presentation for any groups interested in becoming more familiar with this signature event for the City of West Plains. Please email info@westplainsarts.org for more information or to book this presentation.


This is a JPG version of our 2014 Poster and may be downloaded here.OTMFPoster2014