2022 Spring Mountain Music Festival
Join us for the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival held every May and October! We are conveniently located only 80 miles from St. Louis in the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri’s beautiful Arcadia Valley.
Admission is FREE for these wonderful family events! Activities center around the historic Iron County Courthouse Square on Main Street in Ironton.
If you’re looking for Missouri bluegrass festivals and old-time mountain and Americana music, make your plans now to attend our Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals.
Both in Spring and Fall you’ll enjoy Vendors, Crafters and activities for the kids! There’ll be an area set up for pickers, so be sure to bring your instruments!
Come and experience the best Spring Music Festival in Missouri!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday – May 20th
6:00 PM – Pickers at the Gazebo
Saturday – May 21st
10:00 – 11:30 AM – Frogmore Stew
Noon – 1:45 PM – Logan Creek Band
2:00 – 3:45 PM – The Punches
4:00 – 5:45 PM – Shannon Cox & Eric Thompson
6:00 – 7:45 PM – Acoustic Amigos
2022 Fall Festival Music Groups
FROGMORE STEW BAND
Frogmore Stew enjoys playing country music. Chris Hopkins is the guitar player and backing vocals. He is from Iron County near Lesterville. William “Bill” McCarter plays keyboards, sequencers and is the lead vocal. He is from Iron County.
LOGAN CREEK BAND
Logan Creek Band was formed in May 1979 by Randy Buxton and Kenny Albert in Ellington, MO. In the beginning, the duo performed every weekend at Webb Creek Lounge using anyone they could find in the campground that could tap a beat with their foot to fill in on the drums. The present group consists of Randy Buxton, Kenny Albert, Tammy and Denny Tucker.
They have performed with Dan Seals, Gene Watson, Michael Tweety, Pirates of the Mississippi, Charlie McClain, Faron Young, Jimmy Houston and other artists in the country music industry. Along with the artists they have performed with, they have performed at many local community functions, St. Jude benefits and National Televised Jerry Lewis Telethon where they performed as the featured band during the 24-hour marathon. Randy Buxton, also performed for the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down for seven years in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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 currently reside in Fredericktown, Missouri. 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.
Their son, Owen plays a Gibson RB-250 banjo. He also is a valuable part of the vocal blend of the family holding down a few lead parts but mostly singing the bass line in the quartets. Emily (one of the twins) started playing fiddle at age 7. Emily has developed a rich voice and a sweet demeanor on stage and carries many of the high tenor parts in trios and quartets. She also sings much of the lead with the group. The other half of the duo is Brooke. Brooke also started on the fiddle at age 7. In fact some of the early Great American Gospel videos have Brooke on the fiddle before she moved to the dobro.
SHANNON COX & ERIC THOMPSON
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 20-21 and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 14-15. 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: Tony Harbison, Jimmy Randolph, Kevin Province, Kevin Pewitt, “Leftie” Lowell Reeves, Eric Thompson, Wayne Taylor, Mark Browers, Frank Hinson, Kenny Albert, Calvin Jones, Steve Cox, Terry Terrell and many, many others.
IRON COUNTY COURTHOUSE 250 S. MAIN, IRONTON MO
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL SPONSORS
We thank everyone for their sponsorship of the Mountain Music Festivals & Pickin’ on the Square. Our Platinum, Gold and Business Boosters help to provide the music for our festivals. If you would like to be a sponsor, attached you will find an information form. Logos will be added for Platinum and Gold sponsors and the names of Business Boosters, as they come in. Click logos to visit the sponsors who are supporting our festivals!
American Family Insurance Brad Wooten Auto Body Black River Electric Coop. Bryson Funeral Home Fort Davidson Hotel Green Thumb Plants Iron Dogz Kitchell Accounting & Tax Services LLC Missouri Highlands Health Care Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy The Iron Mule Valley Chiropractic Center