Jeff Austin Band, Arkansauce to headline Homegrown Music Festival

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Former Yonder Mountain String Band mandolin player/singer Jeff Austin’s new band and local bluegrass outfit Arkansauce will headline this year’s Homegrown Music Festival, organizers announced this week.

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The event will also have a new venue this year, a new name, and is expended to include some other activities as well.

The festival has been renamed the Homegrown Music & Mountain Sports Festival, and will take place June 22-24 at Kessler Mountain Regional Park.

In addition to the Jeff Austin Band and Arkansauce, the lineup also includes George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Stickley Trio, Devon Gilfillian, Rosevelt Collier, Handmade Moments, The Mighty Pines, Alaina Blake & Dylan Hawf, Drifters Mile, Mudhawk, and School of Rock Fayetteville.

The event will also include some “mountain sports” to check out, including a mountain bike race, a disc golf tourney, a 10k trail race, and other activities.

The music festival is free to attend, but several of the sporting events have entry fees. The Mountain bike race is $25 for adults and $15 for juniors aged 13-18, the 10k is $30, the disc golf tourney is $20-$50, and a multi-event “Renaissance race” is $20 to enter.

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