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Friday, October 5

Come spend a little time on the mountain! Preview of Harvest Festival 2012

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND’S 
HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Event date:  October 11-13, 2012
Where:  Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas 
The temperature is descending and the leaves are surrendering to Mother Nature.  Autumn has arrived to calm our spirits.  This means many things to fellow music lovers.  The monolithic summer festivals and unsurpassed tours are now treasured memories.  But as we all know, the music never stops and in one short week, it is time to commence to the majestic Mulberry Mountain for fall’s best kept secret: Yonder Mountain String Band’s annual euphony.
This year’s line-up is easily superior to the prior magic of years past, as it is loaded with diversity while still grounded in the bluegrass that flourishes in this pristine location.  In addition to three nights of Yonder, jam grass kings, Leftover Salmon will be performing two nights.  Oh, did I forget to mention the originator of the "Newgrass" style, mandolin virtuoso himself, Sam Bush, will be picking.  To keep things grateful, The Mickey Hart Band will be spending a little time on the mountain as well.  I could go on and on, but I will save you the time and just let you click on the link.  Is your jaw of the floor now?  Just think of the possibilities, because at this specific event, musicians wonder from one stage to another and cultivate collaborations that usually only take place in dreams.  

I never miss this festival for many reasons and the music is just the catalyst that drives this unsurpassable occurrence.  The surroundings would inspire Walt Whitman, as there are not enough adjectives in a thesaurus to give the fall beauty of this mountain justice.  It has to be seen to be believed.  You have to attend to comprehend how exceptional this experience is.  It is everything that is special about music and our community.  It never fails to rejuvenate your soul.  I implore you to join me for a weekend at Shangri-la.
Editorial By: Kevin Long
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