MusicFest disaster relief benefit planned for May 11-12

Get out your camping gear, and put on some sunglasses and some sandals or something. Summer music festival season is here.

Wakarusa is just a few weeks away, but there’s also a new music and camping festival coming up this weekend, May 11-12, called MusicFest: Spring on the Mountain.

The festival will feature 11 local bands, and is set take place at Hazel Valley Ranch, located just south of Fayetteville at 16330 Olive Road.

Cletus Got Shot, Charliehorse, Speakeasy, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, and Chooch and the Sidehill Gougers are a few of the headliners for the second-year festival, which began last year as a one-day benefit at George’s in response to the devastating tornado that touched down in nearby Denning Arkansas.

Proceeds raised at this year’s event will benefit local disaster relief charity The Northwest Arkansas Sunshine Foundation, and the Veronica Post Firefighter / EMT / First Response Scholarship Fund, set up to provide financial assistance to folks seeking help in an EMS or firefighting profession.

Tickets are $25, camping is $10, and you can buy them at

MusicFest: Spring on the Mountain 2012 Lineup

Friday, May 11
5 p.m. – Aisle 24
6:50 p.m. – Trashcan Bandits
8:40 p.m. – Charliehorse
10:30 p.m. – Speakeasy

Saturday, May 12
12 p.m. – Shawn James
1:20 p.m. – FOS Project
3:10 p.m. – Sam Cox
5 p.m. – Chooch and the Sidehill Gougers
6:50 p.m. – Cletus Got Shot
8:40 p.m. – Electric Rag Band
10:30 p.m. -Tyrannosaurus Chicken

Map to Hazel Valley Ranch

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