WE BELIEVE THAT A FESTIVAL IS A COMMUNITY.
The Fayetteville Roots Festival is an intimate, urban music & food festival taking place in the heart of one of the best regions in America (Northwest Arkansas). An urban festival is unique. Instead of escaping outside of town to an outdoor festival, here you can dive into our city and all it has to offer. Festival patrons have the chance to engage with the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, local shops, local restaurants, local folks, and local culture all while attending a music festival. All of our ticketed events are small and intimate (and mostly indoors!). We limit the capacity to keep the festival feeling like a “best kept secret”. That means we sell out early!
FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS
We know that not everyone can afford to support the festival by purchasing a ticket or may have missed out on getting a ticket before they sold out. Approximately 40% of the events happening during the festival are a part of our Free Community Programing. You can spend an entire weekend filled with Live Radio Broadcasts, Film/Documentary Screenings, Traditional Music Workshops, Food/Cooking Demonstrations, a Chef Cook Off during the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and much more all without spending a dime. We encourage you to check out the schedule here and make plans to get there early. Some free events require advance registration.
Walton Family Foundation for a pilot grant helping to enhance the free community programming of the festival.
LOW COST LATE NIGHTS
There are great low cost ticket options for Late Night Stages @ George’s Majestic on Dickson. Tickets range from $10-$20 and include local favorites and festival headliners performing second sets. Buy George’s Majestic tickets.
GIVING BACK – FEED COMMUNITIES
The Fayetteville Roots Festival has raised over $27,000 (including $5000 from artist donations) to FEED COMMUNITIES over the past seven years.
Feed Communities was founded to cultivate proactive, durable solutions to local hunger, childhood obesity and the relationships between both of these hotspots with a focus upon supporting local farmers and producers in our community.
Their mission is to alleviate hunger and create community food security by cultivating a local sustainable food network. While the current movement to support local foods is growing exponentially, Feed Communities aims to ensure that under-served low-income populations will also have access to high quality local healthy food. They focus upon ensuring that all community residents have access to nutritional, safe and affordable foods.