Free Awards Show Honors OFCSP Musicians and Dancers

The First Annual Ozark Folk Center State Park Music and Dance Awards will be held Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Auditorium on the grounds of the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Doors for the show open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

“We’ve styled the show similar to awards shows like the Grammy’s so there will be some great performances and some fun with the awards presentations as well.” said Music Director Daren Dortin. “We have so many talented performers and thought it was time to honor excellence in each of these categories. Musicians who perform here from out of town always marvel at the talent we have right here in Mountain View and the surrounding communities, it’s really something special.”

The show features performances from OFCSP musicians and dancers and includes award presentations for: Best Male and Female Performer, Best Male and Female Dancer, Best Youth Performer, Best Newcomer and Music Volunteer of the Year.

Scheduled performers include: The Lazy Goat String Band, Pretty Lil Miss, Upjumpers and Duane Porterfield w/Gresham McMillon. Dancers for the evening include: Sonny Graves, Leah Ashley, Cameron Shaver, Alex Prince, Caleb Elliot, Ali Cornett, Sammy McMahan & Abigail Wilkie with caller Punkin Wallis.

For more information on other events, please visit or call the Ozark Folk Center State Park at 870-269-3851.

This concert and all other performances are recorded for rebroadcast on Ozark Highlands Radio, which is produced and syndicated by the Ozark Folk Center State Park. For information on radio affiliates and archived shows, visit

The mission of Ozark Folk Center State Park is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner; through craft demonstrations, musical programs, the Heritage Herb Garden, workshops and other special events.