Byrdfest 20 Music Festival 2020
May 1 - May 3
Featuring two nights of
GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG
more to be announced….
EVENT INFO :
Byrdfest is a campout concert experience at an 800 acre campground on the Mulberry River. This is the the 10th year of Byrdfest and the 20th event in the series. Grateful Dead Experience : The Schwag will headline the event once again making this their 29th year of performing music and the 23rd year of promoting festivals in the Midwest. A variety of other bands will perform throughout the weekend on the events large stage & production. Byrdfest also features 20+ vendors selling food, clothing, art, etc. Perhaps one of the biggest joys of Byrdfest is all of us flocking together, camping with each other, and building a community for the weekend.
Byrds Adventure Center is an 800 acre campground facility in the Ozark National Forest in Ozark Arkansas. There are three miles of river frontage on the Mulberry River running through the property. The facility offers shaded camping, swimming, canoe float trips, general store, restaurant, electric camp sites, updated shower house, RV sites, and live music. The Byrd family has owned this property since the 1800s and still live onsite and operate the business.
$65 in ADVANCE for Friday + Saturday
$35 in ADVANCE for Saturday only
Ticket prices include camping, parking, and live music.
All ticket prices change at 8 a.m. each day.
Gates are open 24 hours a day.
One day tickets are only available for Saturday.
Children ages 10 and under are free.
Gates open on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Campground is cleared by 5 p.m. on the Sunday.
Advance tickets will not be available once the gates open
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING :
WATER & SNACKS
WARM CLOTHING FOR AT NIGHT
RAIN COAT (just in case)
We encourage everyone to set up cool and colorful campsites with tents, flags, tapestries, canopies, lawn chairs, folding tables, lawn ornaments, etc…. We also encourage everyone to dress in colorful festival clothing or costumes or face paint, etc. It’s a party so we should all shine bright.
NO ILLEGAL DRUGS
NO DRUG SALES
NO UNAUTHORIZED LIQUOR SALES
NO SHOVELS (no digging)
NO BAD ATTITUDES
BYRDFEST 20 DOG POLICY
– OK FOR NOW –
We have decided to allow dogs ONLY if they are on leashes at all times. This is a zero tolerance policy! However, we strongly encourage you to NOT bring your dog due to all the safety and sanitary problems that arise with a large amount of dogs at a festival. Keep in mind there will be fireworks, loud music, other dogs, lots of people, etc.. We really need to cut down on the amount of dog bites and dog fights at festivals overall. This is for the safety of the attendees as well as the dogs. If you bring your dog and there is a complaint, you will asked to leave. Please respect everyone and pick up after them as well. These rules also apply to service dogs. If we continue to have dog problems at Byrdfest we will have to not allow dogs at future events. Thank you!
FROM ST. LOUIS
44 west to 65 south (in Springfield) to 412 west to 23 south (by Huntsville) to a left for six miles on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).
FROM KANSAS CITY
71 south to 540 south (by Rogers) to 40 east to 23 north (at Ozark) to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.
FROM LITTLE ROCK
40 west to 23 north (at Ozark) for 13 miles to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.
FROM SPRINGFIELD, MO
65 south to 412 west to 23 south (by Huntsville) to a left for six miles on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).
FROM FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Hwy 16 East (30 miles) to a right on Hwy 23 South (10 miles) to a left on Hwy 215 East for 6 miles. (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83).
FROM OKLAHOMA CITY
40 east to 23 north (at Ozark) for 13 miles to a right on Hwy 215 (a.k.a. Co. Rd. 83) for six miles.
ARTIST BIOS :
THE SCHWAG :
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.
WEBSITE : http://www.theschwag.com/
PROMO VIDEO : https://youtu.be/D7ACPtXr4eA
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/schwagofficial/
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/theschwagdead/
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/schwagofficial
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/theschwagband
More info to be announced………