Arkansas Roots New music Competition Highlights Yearly Delta Symposium, April 16


Arkansas Roots Audio Pageant Highlights Yearly Delta Symposium, April 16


The Gravel Property will be just one of the highlighted acts through the future Arkansas Roots Tunes Pageant at Town Drinking water and Gentle Park in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO – KASU and the Department of English, Philosophy and Earth Languages at Arkansas Condition University, collectively with the West Close Neighborhood Association, will existing the Arkansas Roots Tunes Festival on Saturday, April 16.

The festival will begin at 1 p.m. at City Drinking water and Light Park, 1123 S. Culberhouse St. In circumstance of rain, the pageant will go to Fowler Centre on the A-State campus.

“This festival is normally a fun party,” commented Mark Smith, KASU station manager. “It’s enjoyable to see the neighborhood come out for a wonderful afternoon of new music. KASU is proud to be a component of it.”

KASU 91.9 FM’s radio persona Marty Scarbrough will serve as learn of ceremonies. Recordings designed at the occasion will be used for different radio courses, such as KASU’s noontime present “Arkansas Roots.”

The festival, presented in conjunction with Delta Symposium XXVII, will element a selection of musical designs.  The outside pageant is no cost, pet helpful, and open to the general public.

The United Voices Gospel Choir will open the demonstrate at 1 p.m.  This ensemble was fashioned in the late 1960s on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  In its a lot more than 50-calendar year heritage, the choir has carried out at various functions throughout the region and has managed a steady existence on the A-Point out campus.

Fayetteville native Caleb Ryan Martin will choose the phase at 2 p.m.  He performs in a selection of designs of acoustic songs like bluegrass, people and roots music.  For this overall performance, Martin will be joined by Randal Morton of Memphis.  Morton is a past winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship, and he is a member of the Memphis bands Grassfire and Satan Practice.

From the Arkansas Ozarks, Grace Stormont will complete at 3 p.m.  In 2021, she acquired the Tune of the Calendar year and Acoustic Act of the Year honors at the Arkansas State Tunes Awards (ACMA).  She has been nominated for numerous 2022 ACMAs which includes Americana Artist of the Yr, Inspirational Artist of the Calendar year, Acoustic Act of the Calendar year, and Album of the Calendar year.

The show’s last act, setting up at 4 p.m., options the Central Arkansas band The Gravel Yard.  The ensemble’s musical mix is bluegrass with elements of place songs, Americana seems, and progressive acoustic tunes. The Gravel Yard is nominated for the 2022 ACMA Bluegrass Artist of the Calendar year award.

Scarbrough, who is KASU application director and “Arkansas Roots” co-host, praised the line-up of musicians scheduled to perform at the festival. 

“Together, these Arkansas-connected musicians characterize the broad assortment of songs that has emerged from our condition.  Audience members will practical experience Arkansas’ musical heritage coming to daily life by means of these extremely talented and entertaining musicians.”

For more details on the annual symposium and the Arkansas Roots New music Competition, just one may seek advice from the A-State Delta Symposium site.