2ND STAGE – 2015



A second venue at the 20th annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is giving up-and-coming musicians in the area an opportunity to put their spin on the old-time music that serves as the basis of this annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo.

2015 Youth Musical Talent Competition LogoA new feature of the Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will be a Youth Musical Talent Competition, sponsored by West Plains Downtown Revitalization, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area.  The competition will be conducted on the 2nd Stage, located on the Square on the east side of the Courthouse.  The Festival committee and the downtown group created this event to help efforts to preserve and pass along the old-time traditions which are the focus of the Festival.


Competitions will be Friday, June 19, from 1-3p.m. for youth aged six through ten; and Saturday, June 20, from noon-2 p.m. for youth aged eleven through eighteen.  Music style will be limited to old-time or other traditional music, or newer music in an old-time style.

Organizers said 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.

Opening the competition on Friday will be the BGC Singers, members and staff from the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area, with a special selection just for this event.


2nd Stage Schedule:


Friday, June 19

1:00pm to 3:00: Youth Competition

3:00 to 4:00: Jake Brown & Cort Gamblin

4:00 to 5:00: Becky Holt’s Fiddlers – – Kaylee Hatley – vocals and viola; Kaycee Hatley and Emma Rhodes on violin

5:00 to 6:00 Katarina McLain


Saturday, June 20

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm Youth Competition



2:00 to 3:00 Brixey Creek

Brixey Creek weaves the wonderful harmonies of Linda Stoffel, the golden voice of the Ozarks’ own Blackberry Winter Band of Winter’s Bone movie fame; Brian Haenke, rock and roll refugee solely responsible for the cultural renaissance of downtown Brixey (pop. 1); and David Haenke, life-long reluctant member of the human race and irrepressibly shameless harmonist.  Their two acoustic guitars and three voices bring songs alive, with a joy of creating harmonies that will leave you craving more.  Be prepared to thoroughly enjoy yourself!





2015.FestivalPhoto.JamesRiverDrifters3:00 to 5:00 James River Drifters

James River Drifters, based in Springfield, is a Blue Grass/New Grass band. Members are Woody Nicely, Curtis Miller, and Jeremy York.



5:00 to 6:00 Katarina McLain


Link to 2014 2nd Stage Performers

2013 Performers

2012 Performers

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