The folks behind the Fayetteville Roots Festival this week unveiled a nice little surprise for music fans.
Songwriter and festival headliner Gregory Alan Isakov will perform with members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) during his set on Saturday night (Aug. 27).
Isakov is set to close out the main stage performances beginning at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night at the Fayetteville Town Center. He will be joined on stage with an eight-piece orchestral ensemble featuring musicians from SoNA and conducted by maestro Paul Haas.
Isakov is no stranger to performing with an orchestra. The singer and guitarist collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on an album released back in June, and he teamed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a concert earlier this summer at Atlanta Symphony Hall.
He was last in Fayetteville for the Roots Festival in 2012 (read our interview here), where he performed on stage accompanied with a violinist and a cellist.
Hearing him with the full orchestral ensemble will be a treat for those in attendance on Saturday night.
The Fayetteville Roots Festival is set for Aug. 25-28 at various locations around Fayetteville. Tickets are mostly sold out except for Sunday night main stage passes, and late-night shows at George’s Majestic Lounge.
For more information, visit fayettevilleroots.com.