Nick Offerman added to Fayetteville Roots Festival lineup

Nick Offerman

Photo: Emily Shur

Don’t freak out if you happen to run into Ron Swanson in Fayetteville this fall.

Actor, musician, and comedian Nick Offerman, who played Ron Swanson on the NBC hit show Parks & Recreation for seven seasons, will be performing at the Fayetteville Roots Festival in August.

Offerman will be in town to introduce the Wendell Berry documentary Look & See, a 2017 Sundance Film Festival selection that will be making its Arkansas premiere at Roots Festival this year. Offerman is a producer on the film, which chronicles four seasons of the farming cycle in Berry’s native Henry County, Kentucky. The film is considered a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrialized agriculture, as seen through the eyes of the writer, activist and farmer, Berry.

According to a post by Roots Festival organizers, the times and locations for the film screening will be announced at a later date.

Offerman will also perform a set of his comedy and music on the main stage at the Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 26.

For those who aren’t familiar, Offerman is an actor who broke in his role as the conservative, meat-loving, wood-working government worker, Ron Swanson on Parks & Rec. He also starred in season 2 of the FX series, Fargo. He’s married to actress and musician Megan Mullaly, who performs with frequent Fayetteville Roots Festival performer Anthony da Costa in her band, Nancy & Beth.

Fayetteville Roots Festival is a music, food, and Ozark culture festival set for August 24-27 at various locations around Fayetteville. Headliners this year include Iron & Wine, The Wood Brothers, Elephant Revival, John Paul White, and several others.

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