AMMPlify Rites of Spring music and art fest is happening April 27-28

Obliviate / Photo: Kurt Lunsford

A two-day celebration of music and art is coming to Fayetteville this weekend.

The event, called AMMPlify Festival: Rites of Spring, is set for April 27-28 at Mount Sequoyah Center.

The festival will kick off with an evening of sludge, doom, and emo music curated by Raif Box of Holy Anvil Recording on Saturday, April 27. The lineup of bands includes Obliviate, The Salesman, Always Tired, Mud Lung, Chrono Wizard and Pyrocratic, and there will also be food and drink available from Flyway Brewing in Fayetteville. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music will start at around 6:30 p.m. It’s an all ages show. Tickets are free and available to reserve here.

On Sunday, an art show and sale curated by longtime local artist Dea Self will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the dining hall. The event will include brunch items, a donation bar by Fossil Cove, and music by local DJ Sam Houser. The art show is free to attend and open to the public.

The festival, created through a new program paid for by the Walmart Foundation and administered by Mount Sequoyah Center, was created in 2023 with the idea to connect emerging artists, talent managers, and performers with mentors in related fields to create a multi-dimensional festival on Mount Sequoyah in the spring, and other events throughout the year. 

Last year’s event featured headliners Adam Faucett, Bonnie Montgomery, and Justin Peter Kinkel Schuster as headliners.

For a bit more about AMMPlify, visit