This Saturday, August 3 Billy Don Burns and Josh Morningstar are set to perform at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. This outlaw country duo will play from 2:00 - 3:00 in the artisan Craft Village and at Ozark Highlands Theater from 7:00 - 9:00. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. with local folk singer and host of Ozark Highlands Radio, Dave Smith.
Outlaw country singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns is a local musical hero to many in Mountain View, yet unknown to others. Despite being something of an unsung hero, Burns has produced albums for country legends Merle Haggard and John Paycheck and written chart-topping hits for rising-star Cody Jinks. Billy Don Burns will make his first appearance as a Feature Concert Series performer alongside Josh Morningstar this Saturday, August 3 at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Admission is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (6-12). Tickets for all Feature Concerts are available at the park entrance or online at OzarkFolkCenter.Ticketleap.com.
“Billy Don Burns is the real deal,” says Daren Dortin, Music Director at the Ozark Folk Center. “If you’re the kind of person who still appreciates authentic, honest songwriting in our day-and-age, I think you’ll enjoy Billy’s collection of red dirt songs and stories.”
The Feature Concert Series at the Ozark Folk Center hosts local and nationally touring performers of Country, Americana, and Folk music. This season’s lineup includes: Roy Pilgrim & Aviva Steigmeyer on Friday, August 9, Short Round String band on Saturday, August 10, Grammy Awarding-bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers on Saturday, August 24 (Reserved Seating Concert), The Jones Family band on Friday, August 30, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton on Saturday, August 31, Ken & Brad Kolodner on Saturday, September 7, Nick Shoulders on Friday, October 4, Compton and Newberry on Saturday, October 8, Richie and Rosie on Saturday, October 12, Lee Street Lyrical on Thursday, October 17, Redd Volkark and Bill Kirchen on Friday, October 18, Lizzy Potkin & Natalie Spears on Saturday, October 19, and Grammy Award-winning bluegrass fiddler Becky Buller on Saturday, October 26.
If you need a ride to the Ozark Folk Center, the park offers free shuttle rides from the court square in Mountain View every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through November 16. Their new bus stop is located at the intersection of Peabody Ave. and E Washington St. (across from the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast) and is marked with a sign. Pick-up are times at 10:00, 1:30, and 6:00 with returning shuttles at 1:20, 5:00, and 9:15.
The Ozark Folk Center experience goes beyond the music theater and continues into the park's artisan Craft Village and Heritage Herb Garden. The Craft Village offers visitors a chance to connect to the natural beauty of the Ozarks while exploring more than 20 artisan shops and Heritage Herb Garden. Explore hands-on and visit with the region's most talented artists as they demonstrate their craft and create unique gifts only sold at the Ozark Folk Center.