Fayetteville Roots Festival is a multi-day, intimate, urban music and food festival taking place August 26 - 29, 2021 in Northwest Arkansas. The festival features multiple music stages and culinary events. The festival features nationally known musicians/bands paired with undiscovered regional and local talent. The Roots Festival is a showcase of many of the elements that make the Fayetteville community and Northwest Arkansas region a beloved cultural hot spot.

“Roots” is intentionally used to describe both the music and food of the festival. The festival is dedicated to showcasing what makes this region of the Ozarks so unique. The festival features a musical style that is diverse and rooted in many uniquely American musical styles such as Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Country, and more. The festival also supports local farmers, chefs, and restaurants, focusing on locally grown produce, locally raised meats and locally produced products from the Ozarks. Mix in film screenings, live radio broadcasts, workshops, a kids/family concert, live art, and patrons from over 30 states and countries and you’ll find out why folks have fallen in love with The Roots Festival.

ROOTS is a 501(c)3 organization (registered as Folk School of Fayetteville) with a mission to connect community through music and food. We produce the Fayetteville Roots Festival, operate a historic music venue, the Roots HQ, on the Downtown Fayetteville Square, and lead year-round music and food education and community programming in Northwest Arkansas.

We are working with the 2020 confirmed musicians in hopes they will be able to join us in August 2021. We have great optimism that we will be able to keep the lineup the same. This will take time though, and we will make an official announcement about the 2021 lineup once we are able to do so.


Fayetteville Roots Festival


Countdown to the Roots Fest 2020