MUSIC ON THE MULBERRY @ The Fairgrounds
May 29 & 30
Music, Food, & Outdoor Fun For All Ages
Music on the Mulberry is making a temporary move to the North Franklin County Fairgrounds in Ozark, Arkansas. 2020 will mark the 6th annual festival and an attempt to provide a more affordable and more convenient event, MOTM will be held in the city limits of Ozark only 1.5 miles away from hotels and just steps away from the Ozark Community Center and pool. For those who love to camp, this location is equipped with RV hookups including electricity and water, and also will have a designated primitive camping area. This festival, entering its 6th year, is the passion project of Ozark’s own Lance Carpenter, professional hit songwriter and country music artist. Carpenter known for being one of the songwriters behind Kelsea Ballerini’s breakout #1 hit “Love Me Like You Mean It” recently released the hopefilled ballad “Last Night In Memphis” with MOTM Alum and Lonestar front man Richie McDonald in support of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
Carpenter was interested in starting a small music festival in his hometown and wasn’t sure how to make it happen. 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. IN 2018 his efforts were recognized at the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet when his festival 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, a place where Hillbilly Pride Runs Deep. I know we are a small event but we have grown every year and I hope that we continue to grow and continue to make an even bigger social and 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. Ask someone who has attended and they’ll tell you how much fun it is…and then ask you if you’re going this year! We hope to see you this summer May 29 & 30.