August Calendar 2011 for Mountain View

Advanced Yarn Spinning

August 1 – 3, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

Advanced Yarn Spinning Are you ready to make some art yarn?

This class will be for your creative side!
Come let Glenda Hershberger, spinner and teacher help you unlearn all those things you have been taught- we will overspin, spin thick and thin and all the other things you have tried to not do.
Bring lots of spun singles of all types.
Glenda will supply beads, threads and some other fibers to spin with your singles.
Class cost $255.00
– a non-refundable registration fee of $45 is due at the time of registration.  – The remainder of the class fee ($210.00) includes the material and is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Glenda accepts cash or check (does not include meals/lodging)

Class starts at 10:00 a.m. on the first morning. Meet in the Administration Building lobby to get your packet and name badge. Your teacher will take you to class from there.

Document: WorkshopRegistration1032PDF.pdf

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

August 4 – 6, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

hammered dulcimer ozark folk center mountain view arThree days of instruction in a classroom environment for beginner and intermediate players.  Class Size is limited.  Early Registration is advised. Early registration fee is $150 for this 3 day event up to July 21, 2010.  After July 21, the fee will be $200.

Document: WorkshopRegistration1032PDF.pdf

Randy Holland

August 5,  2011

Cash’s White River Hoedown – Mountain View

randy holland mountain view arRandy performs music of all ages with his smooth voice, as well as his impersonations of a number artists including Conway Twitty. Randy “Conway” Holland boasts a number of command performance engagements including the “Louisiana Hayride,” “Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree” in Nashville with Roy Acuff, and two consecutive years performing with David Faria in a 50’s Rock and Roll show. Randy was a two-time winner of “You Can Be A Star!” on the Nashville Network. His accomplishments include the hit single “We’ll Talk It Over” on the famous Hill Top label out of Nashville, and the “Razorback Boogie” which soared to #1 regionally when the University of Arkansas basketball team won the National Championship. Randy’s ability to perform as Conway Twitty is incomparable. His moving voice and matchless style of delivery are so close to the original that Conway’s sister-in-law had to say, “It’s like hearing Conway sing one more time!” Randy made his singing debut on radio when he was four years old and has literally grown up with country music. Randy started playing a toy guitar in the “Variety Band,” his family’s group.

Craft Master/Apprentice Reception & Show

August 6, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

Craft Master/Apprentice Reception & ShowCraftmaster/Apprentice Show and Reception – Spend an evening visiting with this summer’s apprentices and the crafter’s who’ve spent the time teaching them. Shop for one-of-a-kind works of pottery, weaving, wood turning, print-making, photography, wood carving and brooms. Start your collection of these up and coming artisan’s work. Visit the Craft Village from 5:30 to 7:00 to see displays of the Apprentice and Craftmaster’s work in many traditional and contemporary Ozark crafts.

Admission is free for this event.

Next Generation Kids Music Showcase

August 11, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, Ar

Previous Ozark Folk Center Next Generation Concert The Ozark Folk Center, will host the 3rd youth concert of 2011. This show will feature very talented musicians and dancers from Stone County and the surrounding Ozark region. Our youth concerts are said by many to be the best shows we offer.

Randy Holland August 12 – 13,  2011

Cash’s White River Hoedown – Mountain View

See August 5 for additional info

Carter Family Tribute

August 13, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

carter family tribute ozark folk center mountain view arThere’s not much in Country Music that hasn’t had some influence from the Carter Family.  A.P. , Sara, and Maybelle were influenced by both shape-note singing and players in their Virginia home.  Like the Ozark Folk Center, they collected, recorded, and performed old songs they deemed as worth holding on to.  Come and hear some of the most recognizable Carter family tunes and lyrics you probably heard from your grandparents.

Brooms as Art – Beyond Basics

August 14 – 16, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

Brooms as Art - Beyond BasicsTaught by Ozark Folk Center broomsquire, Shawn Hoefer

Make the lowly broom worthy of being proudly displayed on any wall. You’ll learn new techniques of plaiting, stitching and tricks to tyeing different forms.

Taught by Shawn Hoefer, whose art brooms have juried into the Arkansas Craft Guild and been internationally acclaimed at the 2010 SweepIn – Broomsquire’s Gathering.
Pre-requisite – prior broom making course or at least one year of broom making experience.
Registration deadline 8-1-2011.
A nonrefundable registration fee of $45 is due when you sign up. The remaining class fee of $185 is due at the beginning of class, payable directly to the instructor and includes materials.
Minimum number of students 1/maximum 5

Document: WorkshopRegistration1032.doc

Wil Marin & Robert Bowlin in Concert

August 17 – 2011    7:00 pm

Ozark Folk Center

wil marinAs Wil Maring sat for long summer hours as a teenager at her family’s roadside vegetable stand, picking out self-made tunes on her Sears guitar to pass the time, she never dreamed of the path she would one day follow. Wil has become a highly acclaimed songwriter, a previous winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry with her original music, in addition to touring extensively in Europe and Japan. She honed her songwriting skills playing music professionally in Europe with her group Shady Mix. Read More

Will Marin & Robert Bowlin Guitar – Songwriter Workshop

Thursday August 1,  2011  6-10 pm


Wil Marin & Robert BowlinOld-Time String Band Week: A Traditional Music Event

August 18 – 20, 2011

Ozark Folk Center – Mountain View, AR

old time string band ozark folk center mountain view arJoin us for three days of instruction in old-time string band music, both on individual instruments and in an ensemble context.  Plenty of opportunities for jamming will be available.
Early registration fee is $150 for this 4 day event up to August 4, 2011.  After August 4, the fee will be $200.

Document: WorkshopRegistration1032PDF.pdf

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles

August 18 – 21, 2011

Courthouse Square in Mountain View, AR

Imagine taking curve after shady tree-lined curve through the beautiful Ozarks. Imagine a destination filled with Folk Music and Folk Arts and friendly people. Quit imagining!

Mountains Music MotorcyclesThis motorcycle event started six years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers.  The first event drew about 350 motorcyclist. 2010 saw an estimated10,000 bikes. It is still operated and managed by volunteers (178 volunteers for 1,552 hours) and all funds raised for the event pay for the event. It is free to the public and features many family activities.  It is a major fund raiser for the March of Dimes, and raises thousands of dollars to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. mmm 2011 The event offers a bug run, poker run, bike show, biker games and two free concerts, one on the town square, one at a local business, vendors and a biker church service that was attended by 500 bikers in 2010 in the natural setting of the city park amphitheater. Parking around the historic town square is restricted to motorcycles only during Saturday’s activities.  It has grown from the town square to encompass many side streets and other business parking lots.  The event brings in visitors that are exposed to the unique culture of this area and generates thousands of dollars in tax revenue for the region.  Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles focuses on the fact that Mountain View and the region is a motorcycle destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the nation.  As Roadrunner Magazine states in an article that focused on Ozark Mountain Rides (June 2010) “This is some of the finest motorcycling in the US, period.” This is a great example of how tapping into a passion of several local residents can produce an event that has a tourist impact on this region that extends beyond the event and its impact is felt as motorcyclist return time after time to enjoy the hospitality and wonderful scenic rides.

Schedule of Events

Thursday August 18

  • Flat Woods biker event – TBD

Friday August 19

  • Ride Day – Explore the many routes around Mountain View
  • Vendors set up by 4 pm
  • 6:00 Bug Run – register at the Chamber Office (winner announced at 9 pm)
  • 8:00 pm – Hippie Holler Band on Court Square – Sponsored by El Tres Amigos Mexican restaurant
  • After concert – block streets for motorcycle parking only on Saturday

Saturday August 20

  • 8:00 am – Begin Parking bikes
  • 8:00 am – registration opens for
    • Biker games,
    • Bike show at Centennial Bank – Classes include
      • Vintage, Modern, Rat, Trike, Custom, Chopper
    • Poker run – Benefiting the March of Dimes
  • 10:30 am – Bike Games start on Washington Street in Biker game Stadium
    • Winnie Bite
    • Granny Pants
    • Balloon toss
    • Slow Race
  • 12 – 4 – Live music on the square – Bands TBA
  • 1:30 – registration for poker run closes
  • 3:30 – Last bike in for poker run (winner announced at 4)
  • 3:30 – Bike Show voting closes
  • 4:00 – Poker Run and Bike Show winners announced at Registration area
  • 8 pm – Wing Shack Parking Lot Dance featuring the Danny Dozier Band and the Light House Orchestra – sponsored by Wing Shack

Sunday August 21

  • 10:00 am – Biker Church Service at the Mountain View City Park Amphitheater – Free lunch following the service and Blessing of the Bikes – Speaker TBA

Matthew Huff

August 26 – 27, 2011

Cash’s White River Hoedown – Mountain View

matthew huff cash's white river hoedown mountain view arMatthew jam packed his first year of his career with booking shows around the nation, from Arkansas to Missouri, Tennessee, Colorado, Iowa, and Florida.  He opened for David Nail, Joe Diffie, Michael Sarver, and Pat Green, completed his album, in which his debut earned him his first Top 40 hit on Music Row! The follow up single, As Time Goes By, is already making head way on Music Row. “I’ve enjoyed the hard work and anticipation that comes with every part of being a musician.  As a true independent, it’s gratifying knowing that I had very little funding for my debut and was still able to earn a debuting Top 40.  I’m humbled and appreciative of all that’s happening early in my career and looking forward to year number two!” -Matthew Huff Vocal groups such as Little Texas, Diamond Rio, and Black Hawk, rich in harmony and steeped in deep and touching lyrics appealed to Matthew early on. Anyone who grew up as a child of the nineties heard and was drawn to the legends like Reba, George Strait, and Alabama.  But Matthew’s musical influences have always been diverse. Matthew finds passion as easily in an 80’s Alabama song as he does in jamming to more modern styles like Keith Urban.   Keith Urban is definitely an artist that Matthew pays particular attention to, someone who continually rocks the stage and the airwaves consistently with touching ballads to powerful modern day themed anthems.  For Matthew, it’s not just Urban’s songs that touch him, but it’s the courage of taking one’s life struggles & turning them into songs and performances that are authentic that inspires Matthew’s artistic spirit.

Tennessee Gentleman

August 27, 2011   7:00 pm

Ozark Folk Center

tennessee gentlemenBased out of Memphis, The Tennessee Gentlemen have been entertaining bluegrass fans for over thirty years. Donny and Troy  Castleberry , the founding member of the group, worked together for twenty five years until Troy’s death in 2000.

Donny Catron  along with his brother Doyle, decided to continue the group in the same fine tradition. The rhythm guitar player for the band, Donny sings” sky high “ tenor and lead vocals. He has played with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Signal Mountain. When not playing a festival with his own band, Donny performs with Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys.

Doyle Catron from bluegrass rooted in the early seventies, Doyle came full circle with his music and joined his brother in 1994, forming a groupCalled  Neshoba.  Neshoba  morphed into the Tennessee Gentlemen. Coming from a background in rock, blues and country, his solid bass tempo drives the band. Doyle sings low  lead , tenor and harmony vocals, He also occasionally plays the guitar on stage. Behind the scenes, Doyle keeps the website updated with performance photos and festival dates.

Kent Coffey started taking guitar lessons from jazz guitarist Gus Smith at age 9, and has been playing professionally since age 10. His father Lynn and brother Sam were his biggest influences and they had a family band until Lynn’s untimely death. Kent continued to play music with his brother Sam in various styles and configurations until they formed The Coffey Brothers’ Bluegrass Band around 1988. When Sam relocated after several years, Kent and his wife Beci continued with the band-now called The Buffalo City Ramblers. In addition to The Tennessee Gentlemen, Kent also plays with BCR, Carnes and the Heaters -a blues band formed with his musical mentor Carnes McCormick, and Swing Shift-a jazz trio consisting of  Kent and Beci and the above-mentioned Gus Smith.

Sam Coffey has been playing music as long as he can remember. He grew up in the Ozarks the son of a multi-instrumental father, Lynn and a very supportive mother, Nina and daughter Marie (Reebob). He has played multiple venues and with various artist. Sam’s instrument of choice is the banjo, but he is also proficient on the guitar, bass, dobro and mandolin.  He has played with Kitty Wells and Mac Wiseman, Donna Fargo and many more. He played with his brother in Coffey Brothers and is so thrilled to be playing with him again with the Tennessee Gentlemen. In South Dakota, Texas, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas he was very active in the musical communities, playing in multiple bands one of his own Coffey and Co. where he played with his son, Dalton, and wife, Tammy. Sam also, has a business, Coffey Custom Instruments where he builds and repairs acoustic instruments. He is now happy to be back home on the farm in Arkansas so he can be closer to his family and teach his grandson Cane,  to carry on the musical tradition..