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May 19, 20 & 21, 2018!
Missouri Music Festivals
The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival
A Weekend Getaway of Fun
near St. Louis for the Whole Family!

Spring Music Festival with vendors & crafters galore!

Come for a Missouri Spring Vacation!

Show-Me Amusement will provide family fun for everyone with their Carnival Rides. Free PETTING ZOO where children can feed corn to chickens, pet baby bunnies and more.  Claire Hemphill and friends at Earthshine Acres will be sponsoring this activity.

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Friday at 6pm
Friday night kicks off the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival with
 Amateur musicians join professionals to
perform everything from bluegrass to gospel to cajun.
Bring your guitar or ukulele and join in.


Every Friday night, May – October
Friday night kicks off the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival with Pickin’ on the Square. Amateur musicians join professionals to perform everything from bluegrass to gospel to Cajun. Bring your guitar, fiddle or banjo and join in.

Clapping, dancing, singing along – crowds gather to enjoy the tunes of musicians at Pickin’ on the Square on the courthouse lawn every Friday night through the summer. It starts with the Spring Mountain Music Festival, in May and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 19-21. On banjo, harmonica, dobro, bass, fiddle and guitar, musicians from as far as 60 miles away gather to perform rockabilly, country ballads, gospel and original compositions.

Anyone is welcome to come up to the microphone and sing. Some Fridays have guest appearances by experienced vocalists or by a very young one who wants to make their professional debut.

Expect to see our regulars at Pickin’ on the Square: Jimmy Randolph, Kevin Province, Tony Harbison, Phil Wadlow, Mike Keith, “Leftie” Lowell Reeves, Eric Thompson, Bobby Powell, Taylor Price, Wayne Taylor, Preston and Connie Browers, Mark Browers, Frank Hinson, Kenny Albert, Guy Stevenson, Merlin Grigsby, Calvin Jones and many, many others.

For more information, contact Tim Sappington by phone at
573-546-7427 or by email at tim@fortdavidson.com.

Spring Musician Lineup

Ozark Mountain Harmony
- (formerly Southern Grass)
Bluegrass and Gospel
Ozark Mountain Harmony

Our group members all live in or around the Ironton and Fredericktown, Missouri areas.  When we originally started singing, we went by the name of Southern Grass.  Recently, we decided to update our group name to Ozark Mountain Harmony.  The name became our choice as we felt it better represents our beautiful home surroundings which we are proud to represent no matter where the road may take us.  We have a variety of members which allows us to do music that appeals to just about everyone at every show.  We are always looking to meet new people and share some good times and good music together.  Members of the group are Erica Crocker, Brad and Lisa Crocker, David Hovis, Chris McCarver and Machele Tyndall. (Visit Facebook page)

Highway 36 Bluegrass
Hwy 36 Blusgrass

Grassed-up country, hard-driving bluegrass, and soulful gospel music are the signature of the band. These four out of Arkansas came together in 2015 after playing in various bands over the years. Their music is inspired by the likes of IIIrd Tyme Out, Larry Sparks, and Bill Monroe. Members of the Highway 36 Bluegrass band are Butch Suitt on guitar and vocals, Eddie Bartley on mandolin and vocals, Randall Wyatt on banjo and vocals, and Connie Bartley on bass and vocals.  A typical show will consist of hard-driving bluegrass, grassed-up country and soulful gospel. (Facebook – Highway 36 Bluegrass)

The Punches

The Punches is a bluegrass gospel group who make their home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Mom, Dad & four children all play instruments, sing, and have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009. They’ve been featured on Great American Gospel (a weekly television show) in many countries and on over 200 stations across America.

Bruce and Bobette were married in 1995 and currently reside in Fredericktown, MO. Bobette was raised in a musical family of seven kids while Bruce grew up an only child and started playing at the age of 13. When they met, it seemed to be a natural fit and the rest is history.
(Facebook–ThePunches / www.thepunches.net / You Tube)

Po' Anna

Po Anna

Emalee Flatness is a founding member of the Po’ Anna Bluegrass Band and started playing bluegrass at age ten.  She loves playing fiddle and singing lead and harmony.  She has written several original songs.  Becca Ash comes from a long line of bluegrass musicians and continues the tradition through her fantastic musicianship.  She plays the mandolin along with singing lead and harmony.  She also plays nearly every bluegrass instrument.  When she is not playing with Po’ Anna, she plays with her family band, Darby Hollow.

Justus Ross started playing guitar at age six.  He plays lead guitar in addition to singing lead.  He also plays with his family band, The Ross Family.  Joey Shann has been picking banjo since the age of 14 and also plays the dobro.  He also sings both harmonies and lead for Po’ Anna as well as performing with The Baker Family.  (Facebook – Po’ Anna / videos on You Tube)

Country Fire Cloggers

Country Fire

Country Fire Cloggers is a traditional clogging team from Ellsinore and Piedmont with dancers of all ages.  They deliver a double-tap style of clogging done to bluegrass and popular tunes.  Their percussive clogging dance, with origins in Scottish, Irish and African native dances, evolved at new world barn dances to the present rhythmic style. Led by instructor Jessica Phelps, they “use the feet to make the beat”.  You will find this energetic group performing at area festivals and events throughout Southern Missouri. Country Fire members also have a competitive side and have won numerous awards at competitions held in Branson.  Last year the group brought home the overall Traditional Team award. (Facebook – Country Fire)

Three Crooked Men
Three Crooked Men is an American old-time string band based in St. Louis, MO.  The band is made up of Michael Banvard (fiddle), Sean Barth (banjo) and Keith Dudding (guitar and mandolin).  Their music?  Old-time square dance tunes rubbing shoulders with hillbilly songs and pre-bluegrass picking.  They sing and play with authority and a rare combination of skill, taste and humor.  When it comes to down-home, teeth-kickin’, foot-stompin’, old-time music, Three Crooked Men is a tough act to beat.  You’ll be invited to try a couple of fun easy circle and long line dances during the first set by Three Crooked Men. Visit their website.

Barn Dance Delivered Callers at the Courthouse

On Saturday evening from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, there will be a barn dance on the Iron County Courthouse Square.  Nationally-known caller Jim Hemphill first learned to call in order to bring contra dance to Arcadia Valley.  He’s the headline caller for Meet Me in St. Louis Dance Weekend this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  Jim regularly calls squares and contra dances with his original choreography in Urbana, Columbia, Kansas City, Philly, Cape Girardeau and St. Louis.  His unique choreography has been called in Australia, Hawaii and thru the lower 48.  With caller/choreographer Mariah Fabry, as BARN DANCE DELIVERED, they bring barn dances to family reunions, anniversaries, nursing homes and corporate events.

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