Friday Night Headliner
Drew Green is a country singer/songwriter from McMinnville, Tennessee. Known for his hit song, “Good Ol’ Man,” Green’s songwriting abilities and modern take on country music have earned him national recognition in the country music space. Green will be headlining the performances on Friday, October 13 at the Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts. Be sure to catch his set on the Hostess Brands Stage at 8:00 p.m.!
Performing live on October 13 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Headliner
Tigirlily Gold is a country music, sister duo from Hazen, North Dakota. Known for their hit songs, “Shoot Tequila” and “Somebody Does,” Tigirlily Gold is climbing the charts with their classic country sound and messages of female empowerment. Tigirlily Gold is headling the performances on Saturday, October 14. Be sure to catch their set on the Hostess Brands Stage at 8:00 p.m.!
Performing live on October 14 @ 8:00 p.m.
deFrance is a rock and roll band from Camden, Arkansas. Called the “hardest working band in Arkansas,” the band is closing in on 1,000 shows since forming in 2015. deFrance’s true rock and roll sounds has been recognized with support opportunities for Foghat, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple and ZZ Top, among others. deFrance will be kicking things off at the third annual #AFOTA! Catch their set on Friday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m.
October 13 @ 3:00 p.m.
Fonky Donkey is a “blues and roots” band from Little Rock, Arkansas. Formed in the spring of 2019, Fonky Donkey is a veteran of stages & festivals throughout the mid-South. Shortly after forming in 2019, Fonky Donkey won the Sonny Boy Blues Society’s (Helena, AR) Blues Challenge and went on to in the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Fonky Donkey will be performing on the Hostess Brands Stage on Friday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m.!
October 13 @ 4:00 p.m.
Cliff + Susan
Cliff & Susan is a married music duo from Little Rock, Arkansas. Known for their lively, interactive shows, Cliff & Susan are masters at delivering diverse musical genres to people of all ages. With over 2,000 songs in their arsenal, you’ll never see the same set list from them twice. Be sure to catch their performance on the Hostess Brands Stage on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.!
October 13 @ 5:00 p.m.
Midnight South is an American country band from Central Arkansas. Heavily influenced by iconic country artists of the 1990s through the 2010s, the group brings a fresh sound to country music by layering in sounds of pop, rock and roll and old-time jams. Midnight South will be performing on the Hostess Brands Stage on Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
October 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Dazz + Brie
Dazz & Brie is a rock-n-soul duo from Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2022, the woman-fronted band added “EMMY Winners” to their resumes for their work on Arkansas PBS’s “Rise and Shine” theme song. Dazz & Brie have been part of #AFOTA since the beginning, closing out the festival in 2021 and 2022. This year, the duo will be rounding out the day 1 performances the Hostess Brands Stage. Be sure to catch their set on October 13 at 9:30 p.m.!
October 13 @ 9:30 p.m.
Sometimes Sideays is a band based out of Malvern, Arkansas with country, red dirt, southern rock, rock and gospel influences. The 6-man band consists of James Newberry, Dennis Nix, Justin Corley, Jay Holmes, Justin Vic and Jon Osborne. Together, the group travels across the region playing a variety of venues. Join them Saturday as they kick off Day 2 on Hostess Brands Stage at 1:00 p.m.!
October 14 @ 1:00 p.m.
Magnolia Brown is a Rhythm & Blues band from Louisiana. Formed in 2007, Magnolia Brown has been playing festivals around the Ark-La-Tex and beyond for almost two decades. Magnolia Browns ‘Allman Bros’ tinged originals and covers range from Marvin Gaye to The Beatles to Widspread Panic to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Magnolia Brown will be performing on the Hostess Brands Stage on Saturday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss out!
October 14 @ 2:30 p.m.
Posey Hill is a bluegrass, family band based in Central Arkansas. A two-time Arkansas Country Music Awards nominee, Posey Hill brings a “sweet, lonesome” sound to the Americana/Alt-Country scene. Their newest album, “No Clear Place To Fall” is being released early this fall. Posey Hill will be performing on the Hostess Brands Stage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14!
October 14 @ 3:30 p.m.
Jody Evans is a Blues/Rock artist from Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Known for his songwriting abilities and electrifying performances, Evans performs a variety of music from reinvented classics, rockabilly ad several originals. Evans has written music for such artists as Dwight Yoakam and was a finalist on the 2005 Nashville Star season. Be sure to catch his performance on the Hostess Brands Stage on Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m.!
October 14 @ 5:00 p.m.
Mae Estes is a country music artist from Hope, Arkansas. Taking cues from traditional artists like Lee Ann Womack and Keith Whitley, Estes merges the timelessness of classic country music with modern melodies to create her artistry, both as a songwriter and a performer. Estes was Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Arkansas Country Music Awards, making her the first artist to accomplish such in the history of the ACMA’s. Estes will be performing on the Hostess Brands Stage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14!
October 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
The Big Dam Horns
The Big Dam Horns are a jazz/rock band from Little Rock, Arkansas. Taking its name from Little Rock’s Big Dam Bridge, the group delivers a horn infused, one-two punch of jazz, blues, soul, and R&B with the left and delivering the knock out blow of rock & roll with their right. The Big Dam Horns will be closing out the 2023 Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts on Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss their electrifying performance on the Hostess Brands Stage!