Music Festivals | Missouri Fall
Missouri Bluegrass, Americana, Country & Old Time Music Festival ~ Fall of 2016!
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & Arcadia
Valley Fall Festivals in Missouri For the best Fall Getaways and Fall Vacations in Missouri!
Visit our beautiful Missouri Region -
"The Outdoor Recreation
Capital of Missouri!"
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Taum Sauk Mountain
The Ozark Trail
Historic Towns & Landmarks
Civil War Site & Museum
Float Trips on Black River Wonderful Lodging Facilities
Only 80 miles southwest
of St. Louis in the beautiful Ozark Mountains
Mountain Music Festival will be held the same
weekend as the annual Arcadia Valley Missouri Fall
Festival Parade. Come to experience the best fall
color in Missouri and enjoy Music, Music, Music everywhere!
is the month for Fall Festivals and autumn celebrations
in our region, only
80 miles from St. Louis. Planning
and preparations begin weeks in advance for the community
Fall Festivals and parades. The parade in Arcadia
Valley is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri.
. . . 86 years and counting! The incredible floats
are built by parents and students in a heavy competition
which starts early in the school year as students and their
parents work feverishly on fund raisers to earn money for
the floats and talent competition. Then, the float building
takes place. Investments in float materials runs into
the thousands of dollars.
Following the parade a float viewing event is held at the
historic Iron County Courthouse, along with a Mountain Music Festival. The Fall Festival
is a gathering of many delightful artisans, crafters
and cuisine vendors. It's
an old fashioned
"homegrown" celebration rarely found these days.
Join in the"Pickin' on the Square" Attention pickers!
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, May 19-21 and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 20-22. 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, Tyler Sappington, Kevin Pewitt, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Entered the Fiddlers Contest to win cash and trophies in 2016! Stay tuned for the contest flyer for 2017!
This was the 2016 line-up! Stay tuned for 2017 information coming very soon!
The Baker Family is located in south central Missouri. They perform bluegrass throughout the United States.
The group has won many awards in the past several years: 1st place KSMU Silver Dollar City Youth in Bluegrass Band Champions - 1st place 2015 & 2014 Oklahoma State Band Championship – 1st place 2013 Pickin in the Pines Flagstaff, AZ Band Championship – 2nd place 2014 Silver Dollar City Youth Band Contest winners. See their videos on the Facebook page.
Band members are:
Elijah Baker: 12 years old Upright Bass / lead vocals / harmony
Carina Baker: 14 years old Mandolin / lead vocals / harmony / jig dancer
Trustin Baker: 17 years old Fiddle / Banjo / lead vocals / harmony
Carrie Baker (mother): Guitar / lead / harmony
Carina Baker was the 2014 SPBGMA nominee Female vocalist of the year and
Trustin Baker was the 2015 Runner-up Grand Master Fiddler-Nashville, TN; 2015 Tennessee State Grand Champion fiddler; 2015 Arkansas State Champion; 2013 Jr. National Grand Master fiddler; 2011-2014 Missouri Jr. State Champion; 2012 Texas Freshman State Champion; 2014 Oklahoma Jr. State fiddle champion and the 2011-2012 Arkansas Jr. State fiddle champion
George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass, founded in 1978, blends its fiery Bluegrass roots with traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music. The band is based in southern Illinois and includes members from Illinois and Missouri. The band performs dozens of shows a year throughout southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri. A typical set contains bluegrass, traditional country, bayou/Cajun, and Gospel music that entertains audiences of all ages. In addition, the band hosts various fiddle contests each year and will be hosting a fiddle and banjo contest in the Arcadia Valley on Saturday morning, October 15. 2016. Band Members: George Portz, Ranger Dave Montgomery, David Dalton, Zach Hardesty, Kathie Pohlman, and special guest singer Brenda Cook.
Big Mill Bluegrass Traditional Bluegrass Music from the Ozark Mountains
See them on Facebook, or their website!
Coming together in 2011, Big Mill’s musicians hail from all over the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri and Arkansas and bring with them many years of playing experience.
Driving bluegrass is the norm from influences like Bill Monroe, The Stanleys and Jimmy Martin. Influential bands include Country Gentlemen and Lost and Found.
Members: John Taylor - Guitar / Vocals, Bill Gage - Fiddle / Vocals, Randy Odell - Banjo, Darren Osborne - Mandolin / Vocals, Lyn Baker - Bass.
Formed by its patriarch and mandolin player Frank Ray some 40 years ago, Cedar Hill is a traditional Bluegrass band made up of five accomplished musicians and singers who have stayed true to their Ozark roots.
With Jim Bunch on banjo and vocals, Pete Brown on fiddle and vocals, Patti LaFleur on bass and vocals and Dan Stokely on guitar and lead vocals, you will be hard pressed to find a better traditional bluegrass band anywhere. Now settled into their own in the mainstream of the National bluegrass scene, Cedar Hill has been pleasing audiences everywhere with their original, emotional, exciting brand of traditional Bluegrass!
One listen to Cedar Hill and there can be no doubt that traditional Bluegrass music not only exists, but thrives in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas! Honest, emotive original songs, soulful, heartfelt vocals and great picking with drive is that Cedar Hill is all about!
String Circle Bluegrass Gospel Band
Find them on Facebook!
In 1998 a group of 7 church members volunteered to play acoustic gospel music at the request of the pastor of Westwood Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, MO. When he requested this special music, he would ask for the "stringed circle". As time passed, the number of performers reduced to 4 individuals.
Soon after, friends and neighbors began requesting this stringed group to perform at churches and events. The group adopted the title String Circle as their official name.
Staying true to their Christian roots, the group has recorded 3 projects of all Gospel Bluegrass music. They have shared this music throughout the 4 state area at concerts and festivals with nationally recognized performers such as Doyle Lawson, the Isaacs, Rhonda Vincent, Ralph Stanley, the Bishops and more.
"String Circle” is from Wappapello, MO and have performed several times at Silver Dollar City and throughout the Southern part of Missouri. Founding members still with the group are Don Goff playing the banjo and dobro, Ann McAllister playing acoustic bass and Sandy Taurone, rhythm guitar. Their current guitarist is Carl Johnson. String Circle is a Southeast Missouri based Bluegrass Gospel Band.