Bull Harman
Bull Harman & Bulls Eye
That Dalton Gang - Mountain Music Festival
That Dalton Gang

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. 

freeAdmission 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.

You’ll find old time Music, Music, Music everywhere you turn!   Be sure to make your lodging reservations early! Check out camping opportunities as well.  

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.

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival 2019This year’s Spring Mountain Music Festival features three 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!



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
  • Noon         Bull Harman & 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

  • Noon          American Bluegrass Drive
  • 1:15 PM     That Dalton Gang
  • 2:30 PM     Bull Harman & Bulls Eye


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That Dalton Gang
That Dalton Gang
American Bluegrass Drive
American Bluegrass Drive
Bull Harman
Bull Harman & Bulls Eye
Country Fire Cloggers
Country Fire Cloggers
Three Crooked Men
Three Crooked Men
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival 2019
Throughout the season, “Pickin’ on the Square” begins at 6:00 every Friday night.

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 17-19 and ends with the Fall Mountain Music Festival, October 18-20. 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, 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

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival 2019Nothing is better than a spring or fall vacation in Missouri!  

Plan to come for the weekend, or stay longer to experience three of the most beautiful Missouri State Parks; Taum Sauk MountainJohnson’s Shut-ins and Elephant Rocks

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.  

BATTLE OF PILOT KNOB STATE HISTORIC SITEExplore 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!

See how incredible our region is!  Watch our videos about all the things to see and do while attending the Mountain Music Festivals!

Check out our photos from the 2018 Fall Mountain Music Festival

Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Arts Council

Take the train to the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival!

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Mountain Music Festival 2019