2019 Spring Mountain Music Festival
Join us for our Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival now held every May and October! We are conveniently located only 80 miles from St. Louis in the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri’s Arcadia Valley and Black River Recreation Area.
Admission is FREE for these wonderful family events! Activities center around the historic Iron County Courthouse square on Main Street in Ironton in the beautiful Arcadia Valley. To view our Fall Festival information, click here.
So, 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 this year.
This year’s Spring Mountain Music Festival features 3 great days of music and fun. Both in the Spring and Fall, you’ll enjoy food vendors, crafters and activities for the kids! There will be areas set up for pickers, so be sure to bring your instruments!
Come and experience the best Spring music festival in Missouri!
2019 SPRING FESTIVAL LINEUP
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday Night – May 17th
- 6:00 PM Pickers at the Gazebo and around Courthouse Square
- 7:00 PM Street Dance with “Ol Dawgs”
Saturday – May 18th
- 10:00 AM That Dalton Gang
- 11:00 AM American Bluegrass Drive
- 12:00 Noon Bull Harmon & Bulls Eye
- 1:00 PM That Dalton Gang
- 1:45 PM Country Fire Cloggers
- 2:00 PM Three Crooked Men
- 3:00 PM American Bluegrass Drive
- 3:45 PM Country Fire Cloggers
- 4:00 PM Bull Harman & Bulls Eye
- 5: 00 PM Barn Dance w/Jim Hemphill and Three Crooked Men
Sunday, May 19th
- 12:00 Noon American Bluegrass Drive
- 1:15 PM That Dalton Gang
- 2:30 PM Bull Harman & Bulls Eye
Click on Each Group Photo for more info
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 18-20 and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 19-20. 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, 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.
Nothing is better than a spring or fall vacation in Missouri!
Enjoy float trips in canoes, rafts or tubes on the crystal clear Black River, Missouri’s cleanest river for floating. Go hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding or birdwatching. You’ll find the Ozark Trail, the Mark Twain National Forest and many other wilderness and conservation areas in our beautiful St. Francois Mountains here in the Ozarks.
Explore our historic towns and villages where footprints of the past will come alive. Go antiquing and explore our many charming antique, gift and collectible shops. Visit Fort Davidson State Historic Site and museum, scene of the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob.
Explore this website to learn about everything our spectacular area has to offer. Whether you enjoy camping or prefer one of our fine hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, cabins, charming cottages or vacation rentals, you’ll find the perfect Missouri campground or lodging facility to make your trip to the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival a memorable and wonderful experience for you and the whole family!