2018 marks the 4th annual Music on the Mulberry music festival held in Ozark, Arkansas at Byrd’s Adventure Center (7037 Cass Oark Road) located approximately 15 miles north of Interstate 40 (exit 35). MOTM is the passion project of Ozark’s own Lance Carpenter, professional songwriter and recording artist. Carpenter known for being one of the songwriters behind Kelsea Ballerini’s smash #1 hit Love Me Like You Mean It recently signed a record deal with Showdog Nashville (owned by Country superstar Toby Keith) Lance was interested in starting a small music festival in his hometown and wasn’t sure how to make it happen or if it would be something the community supported. In 2013 “Thunder on the Mountain” started bringing amazing country music to the area but in 2015 cancelled it’s event only 2 weeks before it was to kickoff and so Music on the Mulberry was born. A few months ago his efforts were recognized at the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet when MOTM was awarded Event of the Year honors. Carpenter says, “I love my hometown and I am very proud to be making a positive impact in my community where Hillbilly Pride Runs Deep. I know we are a fairly small event but we have grown every year and I hope that we continue to grow which will allow us to make an even bigger economical impact on Ozark and Franklin County.” This festival wouldn’t be possible without local businesses and individuals sponsorships and volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure all festival attendees have an absolutely great time. If you have attended you know how much fun it is, if you haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing. We hope to see you this summer June 22-23 for GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, GREAT FRIENDSHIPS, AND GREAT FUN!!!