The limited and exclusive Reserved Campsites with water and electric hookups for RVs go on sale Thursday, June 28th at 12:00 pm noon, central time. These highly coveted campsites have sold out within minutes the last two years. Mark your calendars and don't be late. Located at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas the Yonder Mountain String Band's 2012 Harvest Music Festival will take place October 13-16 providing 4 days of exciting music. The music is bluegrass by its roots but the tree evolves into rich braches including acoustic, Americana, progressive, newgrass and more.
Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Dave Johnston points out “What could be more pure than making your own music.” Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.” The band continues to play by their own rules on their new record The Show.
Following that model, the group's festival is just as diverse with everything from the hard traditional bluegrass to a full acoustic sound and into the realm of the progressive. Never boring and always something new.
Here is who is scheduled to perform. Take a deep breath as this is a long and exciting list...Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers featuring Papa Mali and Bill Kreutzmann, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Corey Smith, Cornmeal, Split Lip Rayfield, The Travelin’ McCourys, Peter Rowan, Trampled by Turtles, Reckless Kelly, Todd Snider, James McMurtry, Sara Watkins, Great American Taxi, Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout, Greensky Bluegrass, The Ben Miller Band, The Wilders, The Greencards, That 1 Guy, David Lindley, Jay Nash, Danny Barnes, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Nathan Moore, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Trishas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matthew and the Atlas, The David Mayfield Parade, Elephant Revival, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, Big Smith, Oakhurst, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Deadman Flats, Truckstop Honeymoon, PKB - Pete Kartsounes Band, the Alaska String Band, Gleny Rae Virus & Her Tamworth Playboys, Whistle Pigs, Dead Winter Carpenters, Mountain of Venus, Charliehorse, Dumptruck Butterlips, The Blackberry Bushes Stringband, and Honeyshine. Whew. Now, that's a great lineup.
Additional information, tickets, other activities and merchandise is available at the Yonder Harvest Festival website.