Music Fest to Benefit Stone County Museum

A Music Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, January 23, to step back into the past to capture the early days of the Friday Night practice sessions that were once held in the courtroom in Mountain View and came to be known as the Hootenanny.

Coordinated by Junior Fulks and Lynda Swafford, the Music Fest will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Stone County Museum at 206 School Avenue in Mountain View with fiddler Sam Younger who at age 15 performed at the 1941 Festival at Blanchard Springs. Leading the jig and square dances will be Gladys ‘Punkin’ Wallace. Musical groups including Mayor Roger Gardner will be there throughout the day and into the evening. Check the schedule posted on Stone County Arkansas Historical Society facebook page.

No admission will be charged but donations will be accepted with proceeds to benefit the Museum. Suggested donations are $2 per individual or $5 per family. For more information or to register to perform call Junior Fulks at 870-213-7887.