BYRDFEST 20
JUNE 5+6, 2020
at BYRD’S ADVENTURE CENTER
7037 Cass Oark Rd. - Ozark, AR 72949
479-667-4066
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EVENT INFO :
Byrdfest is a campout concert experience at an 800 acre campground on the Mulberry River.  This is the the 10th year of Byrdfest and the 20th event in the series.  Grateful Dead Experience : The Schwag will headline the event once again making this their 29th year of performing music and the 23rd year of promoting festivals in the Midwest.  A variety of other bands will perform throughout the weekend on the events large stage & production.  Byrdfest also features 20+ vendors selling food, clothing, art, etc.  Perhaps one of the biggest joys of Byrdfest is all of us flocking together, camping with each other, and building a community for the weekend.

VENUE INFO
Byrds Adventure Center is an 800 acre campground facility in the Ozark National Forest in Ozark Arkansas. There are three miles of river frontage on the Mulberry River running through the property. The facility offers shaded camping, swimming, canoe float trips, general store, restaurant, electric camp sites, updated shower house, RV sites, and live music.  The Byrd family has owned this property since the 1800s and still live onsite and operate the business. 

479-667-4066
https://byrdsadventurecenter.com/

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TICKETS :
$65 in ADVANCE for Friday + Saturday
$35 in ADVANCE for Saturday only


TICKET LINK :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byrdfest-20-tickets-85984723623

Ticket prices include camping, parking, and live music.
All ticket prices change at 8 a.m. each day.
Gates are open 24 hours a day.
One day tickets are only available for Saturday.
Children ages 10 and under are free.
Gates open on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Campground is cleared by 5 p.m. on the Sunday.
Advance tickets will not be available once the gates open.


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BANDS PERFORMING

GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG X2
MOUNTAIN SPROUT X2
JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE
TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE
THE AQUADUCKS
WOODY & SUNSHINE X2
FREEVERSE
FACTORY

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BAND SCHEDULE :

THURSDAY
9:00 pm  -  FREEVERSE

FRIDAY
3:30 pm  -  FACTORY
5:00 pm  -  WOODY & SUNSHINE
7:00 pm  -  TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE
9:00 pm.  -  THE SCHWAG
12:00 am  -  MOUNTAIN SPROUT

SATURDAY
3:00 pm  -  WOODY & SUNSHINE
5:00 pm  -  JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE
7:00 pm  -  MOUNTAIN SPROUT
9:00 pm  -  THE SCHWAG
12:00 am  -  AQUADUCKS


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SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING :

CAMPING GEAR
LAWN CHAIRS
LAWN BLANKETS
FLASHLIGHT
HAMMOCK
HULA HOOPS
FLOW TOYS
HAND DRUMS
BICYCLES
SUNSCREEN
WATER & SNACKS
COSTUMES
FACE PAINT
ACOUSTIC GUITARS
COLORFUL CLOTHING
SWIMMING GEAR
WARM CLOTHING FOR AT NIGHT
RAIN COAT (just in case)
BUG REPELLENT
GOOD ATTITUDE

We encourage everyone to set up cool and colorful campsites with tents, flags, tapestries, canopies, lawn chairs, folding tables, lawn ornaments, etc…. We also encourage everyone to dress in colorful festival clothing or costumes or face paint, etc.  It’s a party so we should all shine bright.

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NO FIREWORKS
NO ILLEGAL DRUGS
NO DRUG SALES
NO UNAUTHORIZED LIQUOR SALES
NO WEAPONS
NO NITROUS
NO DRONES
NO SHOVELS (no digging)
NO BAD ATTITUDES

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BYRDFEST 20 DOG POLICY
- OK FOR NOW -
We have decided to allow dogs ONLY if they are on leashes at all times. This is a zero tolerance policy! However, we strongly encourage you to NOT bring your dog due to all the safety and sanitary problems that arise with a large amount of dogs at a festival. Keep in mind there will be fireworks, loud music, other dogs, lots of people, etc.. We really need to cut down on the amount of dog bites and dog fights at festivals overall. This is for the safety of the attendees as well as the dogs. If you bring your dog and there is a complaint, you will asked to leave. Please respect everyone and pick up after them as well. These rules also apply to service dogs. If we continue to have dog problems at Byrdfest we will have to not allow dogs at future events. Thank you!

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

FROM ST. LOUIS
44 west to 65 south (in Springfield) to 412 west to 23 south (by Huntsville) to a left for six miles on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).

FROM KANSAS CITY
71 south to 540 south (by Rogers) to 40 east to 23 north (at Ozark) to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.

FROM LITTLE ROCK
40 west to 23 north (at Ozark) for 13 miles to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.

FROM SPRINGFIELD, MO
65 south to 412 west to 23 south (by Huntsville) to a left for six miles on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).

FROM FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Hwy 16 East (30 miles) to a right on Hwy 23 South (10 miles) to a left on Hwy 215 East for 6 miles. (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).

FROM OKLAHOMA CITY
40 east to 23 north (at Ozark) for 13 miles to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.

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ARTIST INFORMATION
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THE SCHWAG
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.

WEBSITE : http://www.theschwag.com/
PROMO VIDEO : https://youtu.be/D7ACPtXr4eA
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/schwagofficial/
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/theschwagdead/
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/schwagofficial
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/theschwagband

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JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE BAND
A tribute to the legendary music of Jimi Hendrix: Travel back in time to hear the sound that electrified Woodstock and the Summer of Love… The sound that set off a whole generation of rock n’ roll electric guitar fans. Including material from The Jimi Hendrix Experience as well as from the Band of Gypsies period, this group gives authentic presentations of all the favorites with the kind of energy and vibe that will leave you feeling Experienced!!!
Featuring Jeremy Tennant, Seth Roberts, and Michael Robertson of Ft. Smith rock group, Factory.

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TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE BAND
This is a seasoned tribute group that recreates the sounds and sights of the Talking Heads into a wildly entertaining concert experience that will get the whole crowd grooving!!! With a knowledge of the music and a fun, funky attitude, this band, comprised of members of Arkansas Jam Band “FreeVerse” is ready to give you a “Once in a Lifetime” Talking Heads concert experience. This group has built a reputation for “Burning Down the House” at their concerts and has even performed with Bernie Worrell, Keyboardist of Talking Heads and Parliament Funkadelic.

VIDEO LINK: TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE, FULL SHOW 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVffChAMn4

VIDEO LINK: JAMMING WITH BERNIE WORRELL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZPKDILQcY

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MOUNTAIN SPROUT
Listing their influences as “Money, Pussy, and Drugs,” this group from Arkansas has the look of wild all over them in their long beards and smoke and drink while they play attitudes. The music? Well, this is hoe-down music. Not anything as cultured as bluegrass. This is barn dance music about guns, drugs, women and fighting—sometimes all in a single song. It is a potent combination and it works. The group plays wild and loose too, sawing fiddles or trashing banjos. They inject their funny songs about weed-smoking and beer-drinking and fight-causing with fervor and a sense of believability.

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/mountainsprout/

VIDEO LINK 1: “TOWN DRUNK”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imG2W4OW5HE

VIDEO LINK 2: “SCREW THE GOVERNMENT”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgWFE5qu2Cs

VIDEO LINK 3: BYRDFEST 7 FULL PERFORMANCE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFnzv7eVmXQ

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THE AQUADUCKS
The Aquaducks are a high-energy funk and soul band from Nashville, TN with a fresh, yet nostalgic brand of modern funk music. Their live show is a party on the stage and off, from start to finish. While the musical influence of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lettuce provide enough musical meat to satisfy the appetites of even the most discerning critics, their light-hearted and fun approach to performance ensures that no-one in the audience is left behind.

The Ducks’ performances around the United States have included appearances at Bonnaroo, Rochester International Jazz Festival, FiBArk Festival, and numerous local and regional festivals. They have had the honor of sharing bills with artists such as The Motet, George Porter Jr., Billy Strings, Ghost-Note, Anders Osborne, The California Honey Drops and The Werks. Currently, the band’s tour schedules include stops throughout the Southeast, Colorado, Florida, the Midwest, and Northeast and they show no signs of slowing down as they continue their quest to share the funk with the world.

2019’s “The Deep End” release marked a new chapter in the life of The Aquaducks. The five-song collection explores the deeper side of the band through its use of extended breakdowns and solo sections that impactfully contrast their catchy songwriting. Upon release, the song “Got Me Funked Up” was featured as the second track on Spotify’s All Funked Up playlist, exposing the band’s music to a new wave of fans.

Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as "Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools," The Aquaducks have developed a strong audio-visual experience and established a long-term relationship with fans. Join now, or be late to the party.

WEBSITE:
http://www.theaquaducks.com/

FACEBOOK:
www.facebook.com/TheAquaducks/

YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMY8FBxVjpXo6UDUhBUgzg

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FREEVERSE
FreeVerse is a fusion of progressive psychedelic rock, funk, blues, and jazz that yields one seasoned jam band. They are always pushing forward, rocking with heavy beats and flowing energy. FreeVerse can explore southern fried harmonica-drenched blues to spaced-out dirty funk. Depending on the moment, you never can be sure what they will sound like. This creative energy allows the band to explore new directions every night. Rocking the moment, or the now, is the overall goal of their music.

The band has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Bernie Worrell, Tom Constanten of Grateful Dead, The Schwag, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Terrapin Flyer, New Monsoon, Particle, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Oteil Burbridge & The Peacemakers, Garaj Mahal, The Big Wu, Col Bruce Hampton, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ekoostik Hookah, David Nelson, George McConnell, Willie Waldman and Rob Wasserman, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Sonny Landreth, Grease Factor, Bonerama, and many other talented musicians. FreeVerse has been featured on “Spotlight On”, an hour-long television program featuring prominent regional musicians and songwriters. They have also performed live at numerous festivals, including headliner or late night spots at Byrdfest (3,4,6), US Highberry Blues Festival, Legends of Arkansas, Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Arkansas Riverfest, Toad Suck Daze, Arkansas Earth Day Festival, The Great Unknown, and Togetherfest.

FreeVerse has an incredibly diverse fan base that is inspiring, pushing the band to new heights. The members of FreeVerse are all about a deep respect for one another, their fans, and the positive influence music has on all of our lives! Their values are best stated in their song Gravity- "plant a seed and grow it from the ground, a family tree is the strongest tree around."

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/freeverselive/

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WOODY & SUNSHINE
Two-person jam band founded in Arkansas in 2011.
Yes, it’s the Infamous Woody & Sunshine. They're a pair of pickin' Arkansan grinners with an insatiable appetite for musical adventure, and a broad palette of tastes and genres. Their sound is Jam-Grass Gypsy-Funk along with incredible Improvisation. It’s Foot-stompin’, Banjo-pickin’, Guitar-shavin’, and World-savin' music these folks play. An absolute sonic feast for your ear-balls. A winding double-helix of harmonic bliss. A chance to grab the comet by its tail and whip around the universe in a spiral of intangible thought and energy.

WEBSITE:
https://www.woodyandsunshine.com/

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/woodyandsunshine/

INSTAGRAM:
https://www.instagram.com/woodyandsunshine/

VIDEO LINK 1: “TO MUSIC”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiHPO6oT4_U

VIDEO LINK 2: GRATEFUL DEAD MEDLEY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Dm2p6a1h0

VIDEO LINK 3: “LAPSE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuTNlO-sO04

VIDEO LINK 4: “PEGGY-O” (GRATEFUL DEAD COVER)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnYMWl51-lE

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FACTORY
Hailing from Ft. Smith, AR and listing their influences for their original music as Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Parliament/Funkadelic, Factory is a new musical framework for psychedelic and progressive rock. When they play, their music resonates throughout the cosmos. The music takes form with extensive compositions and can create any atmospheric ambience it pleases. At some points they drift into blues and funk influence which is enticing to hear followed by sweet glazing lyrics. This band enters an unearthly horizon and landscape in rock n roll.

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/FactoryBandOfficial/

YOUTUBE VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/Mv1tcA9YA4E



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