Saturday evening at the Ozark Mountain Music Festival had us migrating to the top floor of the hotel where 3 big bands played the Barefoot Ballroom stage.
Local band SX REX started Saturday night off right. They rocked out while hula hoopers danced up front and the crowd filled in back. They have the best song names (eg: “Whiskey Waffles”), and can play everything from bluegrass to reggae.
Following SX REX was Joplin band; Ben Miller Band who drew a huge crowd. As we mentioned before the festival, they are the coolest because of their bass player. I got to chat with him a bit after the show because, as I explained before, the bands are just everywhere!
And lastly but mostly, National Park Radio who won my heart by playing the Avett Brothers’ January Wedding. This sweet sounding band of suprisingly design concious fellows (just check out their merch or website) were by far my favorite of the evening. We chatted with them a bit after the show too, and they were as nice as their sound suggests.
I received a free pass to the festival to blog and social-media-ize the event this weekend. However, all opinions are my own. A big thanks to the Eureka Springs Downtown Network and The Basin Park Hotel for letting me be a part of the next big thing!