Flyer Guide: Fayetteville Roots Festival 2011

Put on your music-listening ears, and warm up your taste buds, mammer-jammers. It’s time for the Fayetteville Roots Festival, 2.0.

The 2nd annual “music, food, & culture festival showcasing Fayetteville in its natural state” is going down Aug. 26-28.

With more than 30 bands on nine stages at five different venues over the next three days, we thought a handy-awesomeness-guide was in order. Here it is.

Friend of the Festival “Backstage” Concert

Location: Garner Farm, 3390 E. Mission Blvd.
Date: Friday, Aug. 26
Time: 7 – 11 p.m.
Info: The festival kicks off with a “Friend of the Festival” concert, dinner, and reception.

Chatham County Line

Jack Wilson, Chatham County Line, and The Honey Dewdrops will play the preview concert, and food will be prepared by Brick House Kitchen chef David Lewis, and Greenhouse Grille chef Jerrmy Gawthrop.

Tickets are $99, and include dinner as well as a pass to the Walton Arts Center show on Saturday. About 30 of them were left as of Thursday morning, and sales of these passes will cut off at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26.

TimeLive music/event
7 p.m.Jack Wilson (Austin, TX)
7:50 p.m. The Honey Dewdrops (Charlottesville, VA)
8:50 p.m.Chatham County Line (Raleigh, NC)

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market Stage

Location: Town Center Plaza, Downtown Fayetteville
Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Claire Holley

Info: One of the aims of the Fayetteville Roots Festival is to highlight the cool things about Fayetteville “in its natural state.”

As a result, instead of packing all of the events into a parking lot on Dickson Street, organizers wanted to blend in to the regular awesomeness of the city.

The Farmers’ Market show is an example of this. Four acts are set to play on the Towncenter Plaza, and the show is free and open to the public.

TimeLive music/event
9 a.m. Claire Holley (Los Angeles, CA)
9:40 a.m.Hunter Paye (Portland, OR)
10:15 a.m.J Wagner (Austin, TX)
11:00 a.m.Shannon Wurst Band (Fayetteville, AR)
11:45 a.m.Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (Barrington, MA)

Fayetteville Roots Festival

Location: Walton Arts Center
Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
Time: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Info: This is the main event for the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

Guy Clark

There will be five stages of live music located inside and ouside the Walton Arts Center.

Locally-sourced festival food will be provided by Greenhouse Grille, BHK Kafe, Ella’s, and Jammin Java, local merchants and artists will have items for sale, and several non-profit organizations will have booths set up.

Admission requires either a Friend of the Festival Pass, or a ticket purchased from the Walton Arts Center. Tickets purchased after Aug. 10 will be available inside the center at Will Call.

Here’s what’s happening on the individual stages.

Women Songwriters Circle Lounge Stage – WAC 2nd floor lounge

TimeLive music/event
2 p.m.Claire Holley (Los Angeles, CA)
3. p.m.Shannon Wurst (Fayetteville, AR)
4 p.m.Carter Sampson (Fayetteville, AR)
5 p.m.Tiffany Christopher (Fayetteville, AR)

Bayard Guitars Old Time Heritage Stage – WAC Rose Garden

TimeLive music/event
2:00 p.m.Kim and Jim Lansford (Galena, MO)
2:45 p.m.Susan Shore and Michael Cockram (Fayetteville, AR)
3:30 p.m.Fork and Knife (Fayetteville, AR)
4:15 p.m.Ryan Spearman (St. Louis, MO)
5:05 p.m.Still on the Hill (Fayetteville, AR)

New Belgium Brewing New Voices Stage – WAC Plaza

TimeLive music/event
2:00 p.m.Hunter Paye (Portland, OR) and Jack Wilson (Austin, TX)
2:45 p.m.Rebecca Loebe (Atlanta, GA)
3:30 p.m.Mark Bilyeu (Springfield, MO)
4:15 p.m.J Wagner (Austin, TX)
5:05 p.m.Da Costa, Rose, and Elliott (New York City, NY, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA)

TFW Stage – WAC Starr Theatre

TimeLive music/event
2:00 p.m.Effron White and Emily Kaitz (Fayetteville, AR)
2:45 p.m.KC Clifford (Oklahoma City, OK)
3:30 p.m.Grace Pettis (Harrisonburg, VA)
4:15 p.m.The Honey Dewdrops (Charlottesville, VA)
5:05 p.m.Trout Fishing in America (Fayetteville, AR)

KUAF Main Festival Stage – Baum Walker Hall

TimeLive music/event
6:30 p.m.3 Penny Acre (Fayetteville, AR)
7:15 p.m.Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (Barrington, MA)
8:05 p.m.Chatham County Line (Raleigh, NC)
9:15 p.m.Guy Clark (Nashville, TN)

Festival Afterparty

Location: Kingfish
Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
Time: 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Info: After the Walton Arts Center show, more partying will happen just across School St. at Kingfish. Admission is free with festival ticket, or $10 at the door.

TimeLive music/event
11 p.m.Sarah Hughes (Fayetteville, AR)
12 a.m.Charliehorse (Fayetteville, AR)
1 a.m.Mark Bilyeu (Springfield, MO)

Songwriters Brunch

Location: Greenhouse Grille
Date: Sunday, Aug. 28
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Info: A special songwriters-in-the-round brunch. No ticket required. Reservations strongly recommended (Call Greenhouse Grille at 479-444-8909). As of Thursday morning, very few reservations were remaining.

TimeLive music/event
9:30 a.m.Jack Wilson (Austin, TX)
10 a.m..Carter Sampson (Fayetteville, AR)
10:30 a.m. .Emily Kaitz (Fayetteville, AR)
11 a.m. .Hunter Paye (Portland, OR)
11:30 a.m..KC Clifford (OKC, OK)
12 p.m..Tiffany Christopher (Fayetteville, AR)
12:30 p.m..John Eilliott (Los Angeles, CA)
1 p.m. .Effron White (Fayetteville, AR)
1:30 p.m..Rebecca Loebe (Atlanta, GA)

That Fayetteville Sound

Location: Fayetteville Public Library
Date: Sunday, Aug. 28
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Info: A moderated panel discussion featuring local musicians, and performances. Hosted by CEAG’s Christopher Spencer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Panel members:
Bryan Hembree of 3 Penny Acre (Fayetteville, AR)
Adam Cox of Cletus Got Shot (Fayetteville, AR)
Shannon Wurst (Fayetteville, AR)
Chase Missy (Fayetteville, AR)

Festival Finale Party

Location: Greenhouse Grille
Date: Sunday, Aug. 28
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Info: Tickets are $20, and are now available at Greenhouse Grille. The restaurant will also be serving festival food in case you get hungry.

TimeLive music/event
6:00 p.m.3 Penny Acre (Fayetteville, AR)
7:25 p.m.Da Costa, Rose, and Elliott (N.Y.C., Austin, L.A.)
8:50 p.m.Cletus Got Shot (Fayetteville, AR)