Double Duty

Fiddler Sara Watkins double-dips at Roots Fest

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 1 a.m.

Sarah Watkins worried it might take a moment to make the physical and mental switch between her two primary bands. She left a gig with the Watkins Family Hour, caught a plane and flew to Canada to join her colleagues in I'm With Her.


Roots Fest


Many of the events during the Fayetteville Roots Festival are sold out. Here are a few with available tickets:


Noon — “Ozarks at Large” live radio broadcast, Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

10 p.m. — Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf, Anthony Da Costa and Shook Twins, George’s Majestic Lounge. $15.


8 a.m. — Songwriting workshop with J Wagner, Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

8 p.m. — Square dance, Backspace. $5.

9:30 p.m. — Cutty Rye, Pokey LaFarge and Ben Miller Band, George’s Majestic Lounge. $15.

11 p.m. — Arkansauce, Maxine’s Tap Room.


10 a.m. — Sunday brunch with guest bands, Greenhouse Grille.

1 p.m. — Instruments workshop for kids with Watkins, Jarosz and O’Donovan, Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

2 p.m. — Moors and McComber, Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

3:30 p.m. — John Elliott, Main Stage, Fayetteville Town Center. $39 for the day.

7:15 p.m. — Jimmy LaFave, Main Stage, Fayetteville Town Center. $39 for the day.

8:15 p.m. — Watkins Family Hour with Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins, Fiona Apple, more, Main Stage, Fayetteville Town Center. $39 for the day.

Wait! There’s More!

The Fayetteville Underground, located on the southwest corner of the Fayetteville square, will host several events over the weekend to bring in Roots Festival patrons. A screening of “Westland,” about Arkansas folk artist Tim West, will start at 6 p.m. today and will be followed by a discussion. On Saturday, the gallery and community center hosts a discussion of the homemade instruments of Ed Stilley, lessons from folk dancer Steve Greene and tales from Ozark storytellers. Free live music takes over from 3:30 to 6 p.m. For details, visit


Roots Fest

WHEN — Through Sunday

WHERE — Various venues in Fayetteville

COST — Prices vary; some events free


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