Since 2004, the Wakarusa festival has appealed to music lovers. People gather from all fifty states and several countries to be a part of this ever-growing outdoor music festival. Each year during the summer, Wakarusa sets up a four day music festival at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. Hundreds of artists and thousands of people gather for a four day non-stop entertaining musical event. Campsites for RVs and tents litter the beautiful scenery and music pumps through the people’s ears.
Headliners such as Ben Harper and STS9 bring out large numbers of people. Electronic music to reggae reaches the fans of different genres.
The Wakarusa Music Festival will be June 2-5 in the dead of summer. Many tickets and passes are already sold out. Day passes and camping tickets are still available but limited to certain areas. Camping passes are separate from the actual tickets to the festival and range from $29 to almost $600. Shuttles provide transportation to and from camping sites and vendors are scattered through Mulberry Mountain to provide food, drinks, and fun souvenirs.
Besides amazing artists, the Wakarusa festival will also have an array of carnival rides this year. When the music stops on the main stage a “silent disco” will still get the party going. The mornings will dawn with yoga classes, in addition to many other outdoor activities. The summer’s extreme temperatures are perfect for outdoor fun such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and floating in nearby areas.
This year will be huge for the Wakarusa festival. Last year’s attendance was estimated to be about 13,000. Each year gets better and better with more people, music, and good vibes. Wakarusa is now one of the premiere outdoor music festivals in the country. 2011 is sure to be one of the best yet.