Missouri Spring Music Festival 2016 - The Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival
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Two Man Saw Competition
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Explore our beautiful region!

Visit Elephant Rocks State Park while you're here!
Johnson's Shut-ins is spectacular in the Fall!
Visit Mark Twain National Forest

Don't forget the Arcadia Valley Music Festival every May and October!

May 2016 are announced!
May 20, 21 & 22, 2016!
2016 Lineup will be announced soon!

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!

This was THE LINEUP IN 2015!

Friday at 6 p.m.

Pickin' on the Square

Vintage Car Show Registration
Awards for the car show at 3pm on Saturday!
car show classes


The Dalton Gang
The Dalton Gang

"That Dalton Gang” is a versatile group of young musicians and one old guy. The group centers around the two young Dalton sisters, Cheyenne age 14 and Maddie age 10, playing twin fiddles, mandolin and guitar with astounding professionalism. The sibling harmony vocals will pull you right to the center of every song they perform.  Taylen Winchell might still be a teenager but he plays banjo with the authority of a seasoned veteran.  Tory Butler plays Bass and is an excellent addition to the band.  The group is rounded out by mentor Russ Weeks (the one old guy). That Dalton Gang is sure to please any audience.  Visit their website! 

The Banksters
The Bankesters

Nashville, TN) April 15, 2013 – Compass Records is excited to announce that The Bankesters have joined its roster of bluegrass artists. Phil and Dorene Bankester and their three daughters and son-in-law are known for some of the finest harmony singing in bluegrass music. They are currently at work gathering material for a new album to be produced by Alison Brown and tentatively slated for a fall 2013 release. In the meantime, Compass will be re-releasing the band’s latest album Looking Forward on May 28th for international distribution.

“This talented family band from Illinois has successfully navigated the most difficult hurdle facing groups of this kind: growing from a ‘cute kid’ act to a serious collection of young adult musicians,” says John Lawless of Bluegrass Today. In a short amount of time they have developed a unique sound that has drawn critical acclaim from across the bluegrass community. In 2012, Emily Bankester was also awarded the first International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year.

Their 2012 release Looking Forward, produced by Steven Mougin (Sam Bush Band, Nedski and Mojo), was called one of the best of 2012 by Engine 145, praising the “angelic harmonies of sisters Melissa Triplett, Emily, and Alysha,” and the track “Looking Forward To Look Back” climbed to the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today airplay chart in February.

Book Of Ruth
Book of Ruth

Book of Ruth was born in 2013 when Colleen Mitchell, Lindsey Currie, Kelly Elders and Stormy Bennett realized they all shared a love of the older gospel hymns and songs.   Their first performance was at Esther Methodist Church in Park Hills, Missouri.  Since then, they have performed for numerous churches of varied denominations and worthwhile functions around the Parkland. The name for the group sprung from the book of Ruth in the old testaments.  Ruth’s bloodline ran all the way to Jesus himself. 

I would like to introduce you to the members of Book of Ruth: Colleen Mitchell- Colleen is a teacher.  She divides her time between teaching, performing and running a bed and board for dogs in her home. In addition to Book of Ruth, Colleen also performs with the nostalgia show band “GTO” and in the annual “Baby Boomers” concert sponsored by Mineral Area College and held at the Centene Center in Farmington, Missouri the first weekend of August each year. Lindsey Currie- Lindsey is a registered nurse who until just recently applied her training to in-home health care.  Lindsey is also a member of GTO.  Kelly Elders- Kelly is a fourth grade teacher who divides her time between teaching and performing with Book of Ruth as well as GTO. Stormy Bennett- Stormy is a soon-to-be retired Detective with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office.  He also is a member of GTO, as well as a cast member of the Baby Boomer concerts.

The Ozark Spirit Cloggers will be performing! - Join in the fun!
Ozark Spirit Cloggers Sponsored by:
First State Financial Management.

The Ozark Spirit Cloggers
The Ozark Spirit Cloggers is a group made up of folks who desire to dance and promote the fun and fellowship of clogging. Clogging is fun, great exercise, and a lot of entertainment! While most of the dancing is for fun and exercise, we love to perform. The Ozark Spirit Cloggers, which number just under 20 members, are drawn from throughout the Rolla, Missouri area.

Arcadia Valley Band
The Arcadia Valley Jamboree Boys

The Arcadia Valley Band was formed after several of them harmonized together at the Friday night “Pickin on the Square.”  A group of seven guys, from teenage to eighty, they enjoy their music and their time together.  Each lends their own expertise to the band. Read much more about these superb performers: 


Eric Thompson on Saturday and Sunday!

Don't miss the Chicken & Dumplin' Dinner at noon on Sunday!


Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival

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And throughout the season every Friday! 

"Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Square" begins at 6:00 on Friday
Attention pickers and grinners!  There will be lots of time set aside for those of you who pick and grin to show off your talents.  So, bring your instruments and get ready to pick and grin! 
For more information, give Bobby Powell a call at 573-546-1441 or
573-705-0028 or email us if you want to participate in this
year's pickin'.  There will also be "Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Square" every Friday between the Spring Music Festival in May and the Fall Mountain Music Festival in October, at the Iron County Courthouse from 6 to 8 pm!

Just call Bobby Powell if you want to participate.

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