Lucinda Williams to headline Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs

Lucinda Williams / Courtesy photo

The 70th annual Ozark Folk Festival will return to Eureka Springs Thursday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 5. Performers include Lucinda Williams, Smokey & The Mirror, Vogts Sisters and more.

The festival kicks off with a free performance at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Auditorium, located at 36 S. Main Street. The 3rd grade Hedgehoppers will take the stage with their traditional dance. Following the Hedgehoppers, the dancers from Elite Dance studio will perform a sneak preview of the Willo Mancifoot Musical coming to Eureka Springs in May 2018.

An afternoon of free music begins Friday at 1 p.m. in Basin Spring Park with Rozenbridge, Meredith Axelrod and Alvin Hart.

Lucinda Williams will perform at the Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets to see Lucinda Williams range from $25-$45 and are available at

The Barefoot Ball begins at 10 p.m. Friday at the Basin Park Hotel with music from The David Mayfield Parade. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Storytellers will appear beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday on the Main Stage at 67 N. Main Street. Later, a tribute to Vance Randolph is set for 7:15 p.m.

Free music in Basin Park continues in the band shell on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Route 358, The Vogts Sisters, Smokey & The Mirror, and The David Mayfield Parade.

The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway will offer three free excursion train rides at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 95 S. Main Street, and are limited to the first 120 people. Tickets for the 3 p.m. ride can be picked up at the Main Stage.

Sunday morning, the Crescent Hotel will host a Gospel Feast with brunch and music from Brick Fields from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Reservations are available by calling 479-253-9766.

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