Jesse Dean and Mark Bilyeu Concert

Saturday, July 27, 7pm

Winslow native son Jesse Dean and Mark Bilyeu from Springfield, MO (of The Creek Rocks and Big Smith) will team up to bring us an evening of amazing music. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy an evening at the outdoor stage at Ozark Folkways.

Jesse’s blues-rock originals reflect a blend influences from Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to Warren Haynes and Cake. His are edgy songs of the South, smooth and blue, soaked in the sounds of the delta, revved up Texas boogie, richly electric rough-hewn southern rock played solid and clean.

Mark continues his musical journey after a sixteen year tenure as one of the founding members of Big Smith. He has now forged a partnership in music and life with singer-songwriter Cindy Woolf.

A donation of $10 will support the musicians and the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.

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Music on the Meadow

Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Join Winslow Squirrel Jam for an evening of music in the front room at Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument, a singing voice, or just be prepared to do a little toe-tapping and hand-clapping. The songs are all familiar favorites, and lyrics and chord symbols will be projected on the big screen; everybody is encouraged to join in!

Most of the jammers have only been playing their instruments for a couple of years or less, so this is not a group that is going to intimidate a beginner — at the same time, experienced players will find themselves in a welcoming environment where their ability is recognized and appreciated. There’s something for everybody.

If you like, bring a snack and a beverage; this is not a concert, but rather a gathering of friends and neighbors looking to enjoy an evening of music and good company.

Admission is free to the public, although we encourage you to drop a few bucks in the tip jar to help pay the bills. For more information, just give us a call at 479-634-3791 or email us at

Dandelion Heart Concert

Saturday, August 17, 6:30pm

Dandelion Heart features folksy, multi-part harmonies with melodic backing by cello, guitar, mandolin, & hand percussion.

Their original songs, along with unique renditions of classic traditionals will warm your smile & melt your heart.

Each member has a unique background in music, but all have performed locally for the past several years, and each hails from Northwest Arkansas, with roots in a capella choral & orchestral performances.

Admission is free, but a $10 donation supports Dandelion Heart and the mission of Ozark Folkways.

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Knitting Circle

Second Sunday of every month, 1pm – 4pm

Bring your needles and yarn, or use some from Folkways and join the circle!

Practice your craft and socialize with your friends at the same time at Ozark Folkways.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, though donations to support the mission of Ozark Folkways are welcome.

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways. Our studio includes:

  • 3 electric wheels
  • large slab-roller
  • work area
  • community tools
  • slips & glazes
  • raku kiln
  • computerized kiln

We offer community studio space during business hours – and after hours by arrangement!

$30 per month (clay and firing for a nominal fee)

For more information call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at