Giveaway: Fayetteville Roots Festival, Aug. 23-26, 2012


Update: This giveaway is now closed. We’ll choose the winners shortly. Make sure you check your email.

Locals who’ve been following the development of the Fayetteville Roots Festival might have noticed a trend over its three-year history.

The names are getting bigger.

The festival has grown exponentially each year since the small celebration of music, local food, and culture debuted in 2010. This year, organizers have pulled out all the stops to attract the likes of legendary songwriter John Prine, renowned acoustic music ambassador and Grateful Dead collaborator David Grisman, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrel Scott, and rising roots stars Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three.

The 2012 festival is set for Aug. 23-26 in various locations around town.

The Fayetteville Roots Festival a great thing for Fayetteville, and an even greater thing for Flyer readers because we’ve got festival passes to give away to some of you. Try to win them.

How to enter

Leave a comment below telling us who you’re most excited to see at this year’s festival (see list below), and you’re entered.

What you’ll win

There will be three winners for this particular contest. The grand prize winner will receive a pair of Friends of the Festival 4-day passes, the second prize winner will receive a pair of Walton Arts Center Main Stage 2-day passes (Friday and Saturday night), and the third prize winner will receive Friday night and Saturday night passes to the George’s Majestic Lounge shows.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Fayetteville Roots Festival organizers, George’s employees, Walton Arts Center employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 12 p.m. CST on Friday, July 13
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won. Once we notify the winners, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

For more information about the Fayetteville Roots Festival or to to purchase tickets, visit

2012 Fayetteville Roots Festival artists

John Prine
David Grisman Folkjazz Trio
The Steel Wheels
Hoots and Hellmouth
3 Penny Acre
Still on the Hill
Carrie Elkin
Raina Rose
Chad Elliott
Ben Bedford
Shannon Wurst
Effron White
Fork and Knife
David Mayfield Parade
Carper Family Band
Tiffany Christopher
Darrell Scott
Gregory Alan Isakov
Joy Kills Sorrow
Trout Fishing in America
Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines
Carper Family Band
Mark Biyleu
Ryan Spearman
Robby Hecht
Greg Humphries
Johann Wagner
Emily Kaitz
John Elliott
David Glaser
Pokey Lafarge and The South City Three
Cletus Got Shot
Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass