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Music Shows

Mountain View claims to be the Folk Music Capital of the World. Judging from the amount of shows, artists, recordings, schools, and instrument lessons, it would be hard to argue the claim.

Folk, 1950's rock, bluegrass, gospel, and old time country are the genres. Dances are held from time to time at the American Legion and other community facilities.

Pickin' Porches - A feature of local RV parks and resorts is a "pickin' porch". This is usually a small building with a porch where artists and guests alike perform. Some are inside and air conditioned. These are normally informal jam sessions, but may also be scheduled performances. Guests themselves use the pickin' porches for jam sessions. Strangers meet and play together, sharing a mutual passion for bluegrass, folk, gospel, and old country. Every year many people come to Mountain View just to play and enjoy the music.

Where's The Music?

Many are the locations in Mountain View where live music is performed. Six locations produce live performances on a regular basis. For show dates and other information visit  Pick Mountain View  http://www.pickmountainview.com

Courthouse Square - During evening hours in the summer, and most other days when the weather is cool, several artists - local and guests - play in small groups on the courthouse lawns. Anyone is welcome to sit and listen. Free.

Ozark Folk Center Auditorium - 870-269-3851 - Seats about 1,000. This is where the world famous gospel, bluegrass, and folk artists perform. Music, dance, comedy. Local and guests performances. Shows Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30pm. Open mid April through October. Ticket prices vary.

Wild Horse Theater Community Room at Fiddlers Valley RV Resort - 870-269-5700 - 324 Oak Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas. One block from the Square. Live entertainment and music.

Cash's White River Hoedown - 870-269-4161 - Family entertainment, in business since 1988. Old and new country, 50's rock and roll, bluegrass, gospel, and comedy. Shows Friday and Saturday nights. 507 Sylamore Avenue, Mountain View.

Brickshy's Backstreet Theater - 870-269-6200 - Live shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights. Comedy, clogging, music. On Jefferson Street just south of the Square.

Jimmy Driftwood Barn - 870-269-8042 - Jimmy Driftwood was America's top folk singer, a legendary RCA Victor and Grand Ole Opry star from Arkansas. This facility is his legacy. Folk, old time country, bluegrass, gospel. Friday and Sunday nights at 7pm all year. 19775 Hwy 5, Mountain View, Arkansas.

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