Wakarusa Music Festival

Wakarusa Music Festival

About Wakarusa Music Festival

Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a four-day music festival held in early June at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas. The festival has been held annually since 2004. Named for the Wakarusa River, the festival was first held at Clinton State Park immediately outside of Lawrence, Kansas. It moved to its present location, just outside of Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2009. Activities other than music included disc golf, yoga, hiking, and swimming in The Mulberry River. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has grown dramatically with almost 60,000 tickets sold in 2006. The 2010 Wakarusa festival sold out a few days before the festival (est. 18,000 attendees). The festival is known for an eclectic mix of music and has featured artists like Grammy award winners The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Along with other national known touring artists STS9, Pretty Lights, Primus, Ben Harper, Neko Case, The Black Keys, Ben Folds, O.A.R.

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