Wakarusa Music Festival Announces Full Music Schedule


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The 12th annual Wakarusa Music Festival music schedule has been announced! The 2015 festival will feature electrifying Main Stage performances by Umphrey’s McGee,The Floozies and Gigantic Underground Conspiracy on Thursday, followed by Chance the Rapper, STS9 and Big Gigantic on Friday. The Roots, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and Major Lazer will headline the Main Stage on Saturday and closing out the festival on Sunday evening: Portugal. The Man, Lotus, and Thievery Corporation. Wakarusa Music Festival will take place at the magnificent Mulberry Mountain in Northwest Arkansas June 4-7, 2015.

WakarusaPoster2015For the second year, Wakarusa will showcase a new era of art, creativity and interaction on Mulberry Mountain with the Mulberry Mountain is My Muse art grant program. This year the program will welcome 20 art installations, over 15 visual artists and collaborators and over 100 roving performers. This year’s festival will include a plethora of activities including, disc golf, yoga, hoop and flow workshops, and a Friday evening costume contest and parade, lead by MarchFourth!. Additional activities include a Sunday morning drum circle with Brandon Draper, rides on the Waka ferris wheel, hiking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, fishing and more!
In addition to hundreds of food and craft vendors, patrons will also have a chance to visit Wakarusa’s, non-profit area: BLVD for a Better World. BLVD For A Better Worldwill feature 10 regional and national non-profit organizations whose goal is to help promote political, environmental, health and social activism. This year’s non-profits include: Rock the Earth, Conscious Alliance, Love Hope Strength, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mulberry River Society, Native Expeditions, HeadCount, Leave No Trace andArts Society of Ozark.
New this year will be the Wakarusa Farmer’s Market, organized by The Arts Society of Ozark and several local agricultural non-profit organizations. Fresh produce will be available on-site and brought in from local gardeners and farmers all located in Franklin County, AR. Patrons will have a chance to enjoy fresh vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, cheeses, free range eggs and more.
GA, VIP and RV Unreserved Camping are on-sale now. For those who want to camp in style, Wakarusa Glamping packages and the WakStar Tour packages are still available. Tickets can also be purchased at one of our ticket outlets in nine states. For more information on ticketing, artist lineup schedule and all things Wakarusa please visit:


In the mean time enjoy our playlist and get pumped for your trip to the mountain!

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IMG_20140406_014219253Concord Music Hall has been bringing in a mixture of fantastic musical talent since it’s opening Summer 2013. Last weekend, Papadosio played a late night set which took me on a musical journey.  Born in the city of Athens, OH, the group now calls Asheville, NC its home. The band members consist of singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin, drummer Mike Healy, bassist Rob McConnell, two-headed keyboardist brothers Billy and Sam Brouse and  the light visual illustrator Daniel Hiudt.
These musical artists have perfected the tools necessary for creating a true symphony-like experience for their shows. Every show is customized and personal to its audience. When I think back to their main underlying sound, I think of smooth improvisonal jazz. However, words cannot do them a bit of justice. They’ve combined instrumentals from a variety of genres and crafted a juxtaposition type element in their musical harmony. Meaning they have flawlessly melded progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam. I also feel there was a hint of a west coast hip-hop beat incorporated on Saturday.
Can I just say that the sunrise light explosion during Find Your Cloud was absolutely amazing? Well done, a perfect way to start spring and forecast a lovely summer of music, art and good vibes. The people, sounds and lights you will experience at a Papadosio show are organic and unique. They have built a fan base of likeminded individuals through their music and it really shows. They have perfected the electronic influenced, improvisional, abstract sound with a live band concept. I highly recommend you seek them out this summer. Until we meet again, keep on spreading the Papadosio way. Vibe On!

Join the CMF crew this summer as we make our way through the festival circuit. Can’t wait to catch these guys next, down in the Ozarks at Wakarusa Music Festival! For more information about the line-up or tickets visit their website: