The music, dance, crafts and folkways
of the Ozarks are still alive in Stone County, Arkansas. Tourists
arrive mid-April and stay through October each year to enjoy the
scenery, the crafts, the peaceful lifestyle, and the music.
It is sometimes hard to find the
traditional old time music in the circles of bluegrass, country, and
Texas swing that have become prevalent in and around the court square
in Mountain View. A few groups of musicians who are passionate about
keeping the old-time music alive have devoted their time to learning
and playing the tunes that were being played in this area prior to
1941. This website was created to help interested viewers find those
performers and the old time Ozark music in Stone County.
The links in the right bar on this page will take you to sources for old time music in Stone County, as well as helping you find videos of many of our local performers. You can also see what is happening in Stone County through the Tourist Guide and the local newspaper links.