Fayetteville Roots Festival announces 2013 stage schedule

We already had a good idea about who was playing the Fayetteville Roots Festival, coming up August 22-25 at various locations around town.

Now, we know more about when and where the more than 50 artists set to descend upon Fayetteville will perform during the four-day celebration of music, food, and local culture. Organizers recently released the stage schedule for the 2013 festival.

The festival will kick off as it has in years past with a “Friends of the Festival” party at the Garner Farm on Thursday night (Aug. 22). Artists at the kick-off party this year will be Joe Pug, The Carper Family, and The Honey Dew Drops, and a meal will be provided by Greenhouse Grille, Ella’s, and BHK Kafe.

There’s also a late-night show on Thursday night this year with American Aquarium and St. Paul and the Broken Bones at George’s.

Friday events kick off with a songwriting workshop and live-broadcast of KUAF’s Ozarks at Large at the Fayetteville Public Library, followed by a full day of music headlined by 3 Penny Acre, Joe Pug, Iris Dement, and Del McCoury at the Walton Arts Center. There’s also a late-night George’s show Friday night with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band featuring Jimbo Mathus, and others.

On Saturday, there’s free music all morning at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market featuring locals Adam Cox, Allison Williams, and others. There’s also daytime music at George’s this year, with Nora Jane Struthers and Luella & The Sun.

Saturday night headliners at Walton Arts Center include Mary Gauthier, Elephant Revival, John Fullbright, and Jerry Douglas. Paul Benjamin Band and Hayes Carll will headline Saturday night at George’s.

The popular bluegress brunch at Greenhouse Grill will return as a Sunday highlight, as will the festival closing party at George’s, this year featuring 3 Penny Acre, Luella & The Sun, and Field Report.

The lineup is subject to change slightly between now and Aug. 22. For the full schedule, ticket information, and more, check out fayettevilleroots.com.