Ozarks Today event to showcase local artists representing region at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Pura Coco / Courtesy

Local musicians who are set to represent the region at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC this summer will perform in Fayetteville this weekend.

Local string band The Ozark Highballers and alternative R&B artist Pura Coco will play the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

The show this weekend, called Ozarks Today, is a showcase featuring the local performers set to play Ozarks Faces and Facets of a Region, a featured program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival scheduled for this summer on the National Mall in Washington DC.

The idea behind the show is to select performers that “create a microcosm of the living traditions—old and new—that makeup the faces and facets of the Ozarks today.”

The show will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Juke Joint stage inside the Pryor Center. The event is organized in partnership with The Music Education Initiative, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the University of Arkansas Department of Music, the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, and Experience Fayetteville.

For a bit more info, visit this website.

The Ozark Highballers / Courtesy