Fayetteville Roots Festival, Gregory Alan Isakov
August, 2019

Fayetteville Roots Festival Aug 21-25

The 2019 Fayetteville Roots Festival will be held Aug. 21-25 at several locations and live-music venues throughout Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas. Featured headliners include Mavis Staples, Hiss Golden Messenger, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi and so many more.

While it has quickly become one of the most popular music festivals in Arkansas and the Ozarks, Fayetteville Roots Festival also showcases local food and prides itself on being an urban music and food festival, taking place in one of the top cities in the United States.

The festival showcases the elements that make Fayetteville a beloved cultural hot spot and popular weekend getaway: music, food and community. The festival's motto is “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.”

“An urban festival is unique. Instead of escaping outside of town to an outdoor festival, here you can dive into our city and all it has to offer,” says festival organizers. “Festival patrons have the chance to engage with the Fayetteville Farmers' Market, local shops, local restaurants, local folks and local culture, all while attending a music festival.”

The “roots” element of the five-day festival features a musical style that is heavily supported, created and somewhat originating in Fayetteville and the Ozarks as a whole, according to the festival website. Roots Festival also supports locally sourced food and restaurants, and it focuses on locally grown produce, locally raised meats and locally produced products.

The 2019 music lineup includes the following:

Thursday - Late Night Stage - George's Majestic Lounge

The Mighty Pines

Thursday - Main Stage - Pratt Place

St Paul & the Broken Bones, John Fullbright, Yola

Friday - Happy Hour - George's Majestic Lounge

Jesse Dean & Co. 

Friday - Main Stage - Town Center

Mavis Staples, Amy Helm, The Cate Brothers, Joe Purdy with The Honey Dewdrops and Smokey & The Mirror, Anthony Dacosta

Friday - Late Night Stage - George's Majestic Lounge

Big Smith, Arkansauce

Saturday - Main Stage - Town Center

Hiss Golden Messenger, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, The Milk Carton Kids, Smoke & The Mirror & the Sentimentals - The Denmark Project, Ann Egge

Saturday - Food & Spirits - Pratt Place

The Travelin McCourys, Jeff Austin Band

Saturday - Late Night Stage - George's Majestic Lounge

Big Smith, Arkansauce

Sunday - Main Stage - Town Center

Rising Appalachia, Los Texmaniacs, Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, Eliza Gilkyson, Her Crooked Heart

For more information, visit therootsfest.org. To discover other fun attractions to experience while in town, keep exploring experiencefayetteville.com! 

//photo by Brandon Otto Photography //

Additional Info

  • Event date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
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