This weekend is the Big Muddy Festival on Main and Vine in Boonville, Missouri. The festival opens at 7:00 p.m. on Friday with a concert at Thespian Hall, featuring Roger Netherton, Lee Murdock, Mike Gentry, Matthew Olwell & John Skelton, and Cathy Barton & Dave Para. After the concert, everyone is invited to go across the street to Turner Hall for an old-time dance with calling by Claire Zucker.
Saturday night features Howard Marshall & John Williams, Andrew Calhoun, STEAM!, Kate MacLeod & Kate Eggleston, and Storefront Congregation.
Saturday workshops begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue through the day. Fifteen workshops to choose from – including contra dance! Click here for a complete schedule of the festival and workshop descriptions.
Tickets are $25 each night and $45 for the weekend. Workshops are included with single or weekend tickets. Or you can buy a workshop pass for $5.00. Tickets can be ordered online or call the box office at 660-882-7977 or 888-588-1477 M-F, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
When you get hungry you can enjoy Terry Smith’s famous barbecue served at Turner Hall each day from 11 am – 9 pm. The Friends of Historic Boonville board of directors sponsors the food event which raises funds to support the Friends’ general operations.
A big thanks to Cathy Barton and Dave Para and the Friends of Historic Boonville for bringing us this world-class folk festival each year.