BYRDFEST 18
MAY 3+4, 2019

at BYRD’S ADVENTURE CENTER
7037 Cass Oark Rd.
Ozark, AR 72949
479-667-4066
ALL AGES WELCOME


Featuring Live Performances by :

GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG (X2)

PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC EXPERIENCE : SONS OF FUNK (X2)
'Featuring members of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic'

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE : NONSTOP REGGAE BAND

CHASE MAKAI of NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

AARON HALE

WOODY & SUNSHINE (X2)

THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE (X2)

more to be announced…….

EVENT INFO :
Byrdfest is a campout concert experience at an 800 acre campground on the Mulberry River.  This is the the 9th year of Byrdfest and the 18th event in the series.  Grateful Dead Experience : The Schwag will headline the event once again making this their 28th year of performing music and the 22nd year of promoting festivals in the midwest.

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MUSIC SCHEDULE :


coming soon......


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TICKETS :
$60 in ADVANCE for Friday + Saturday
$30 in ADVANCE for Saturday only
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$75 at the gate for Friday & Saturday
$40 at the gate for Saturday only
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$10 extra for early arrivals on the Thursday night

Ticket prices include camping, parking, and live music.
All ticket prices change at 8 a.m. each day.
Gates are open 24 hours a day.
One day tickets are only available for Saturday.
Children ages 10 and under are free.
Gates open on the Thursday at 10 a.m.
Campground is cleared by 5 p.m. on the Sunday.
Advance tickets will not be available once the gates open.


TICKET LINK

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RAIN OR SHINE EVENT

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WHAT TO BRING

CAMPING GEAR
LAWN CHAIRS
LAWN BLANKETS
FLASHLIGHT
HAMMOCKS
HULA HOOPS
FLOW TOYS
HAND DRUMS
BICYCLES
SUNSCREEN
WATER & SNACKS
COSTUMES
FACE PAINT
COLORFUL CLOTHING
SWIMMING GEAR
WARM CLOTHING FOR AT NIGHT
RAIN COAT (just in case)
BUG REPELLENT
GOOD ATTITUDE

We encourage everyone to set up cool and colorful campsites with tents, flags, tapestries, canopies, lawn chairs, folding tables, lawn ornaments, etc…. We also encourage everyone to dress in colorful festival clothing or costumes - perhaps unique hats, crazy sunglasses, or a bizarre swimsuit;-)


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NO FIREWORKS
NO ILLEGAL DRUGS
NO DRUG SALES
NO UNAUTHORIZED LIQUOR SALES
NO WEAPONS
NO NITROUS
NO DRONES
NO SHOVELS (no digging)
NO BAD ATTITUDES

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BYRDFEST 18 DOG POLICY

- OK FOR NOW -
We have decided to allow dogs ONLY if they are on leashes at all times. This is a zero tolerance policy! However, we strongly encourage you to NOT bring your dog due to all the safety and sanitary problems that arise with a large amount of dogs at a festival. Keep in mind there will be fireworks, loud music, other dogs, lots of people, etc.. We really need to cut down on the amount of dog bites and dog fights at festivals overall. This is for the safety of the attendees as well as the dogs. If you bring your dog and there is a complaint, you will asked to leave. Please respect everyone and pick up after them as well. These rules also apply to service dogs. If we continue to have dog problems at Byrdfest we will have to not allow dogs at future events. Thank you!


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ARTIST BIOS :

THE SCHWAG :
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.

WEBSITE : http://www.theschwag.com/
PROMO VIDEO : https://youtu.be/D7ACPtXr4eA
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/schwagofficial/
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/theschwagdead/
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/schwagofficial
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/theschwagband




PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC EXPERIENCE : SONS OF FUNK (X2)
'Featuring members of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic'
Sons of Funk is a band featuring original and long running members of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. This group continues on the perpetuation of funk music by playing the classic P-Funk hits as they recorded and performed with George over the years. Sons of Funk consists of 4 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Winners and 1 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee. This show is an old school classic Parliament Funkadelic concert that will shake your booty and groove your soul. The Mothership Connection is upon us once again. Prepare for lift off…..

https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfFunk/

BILLY “BASS” NELSON
Nelson was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and as a teenager worked at George Clinton’s barbershop, sweeping the floor and singing and dancing for the customers. Clinton was a member of the doo wop vocal group the Parliaments, who scored a nationwide hit in 1967 with the song “(I Wanna) Testify”. Clinton put together a backing band as musical support for a tour and recruited Nelson, originally as guitarist. Nelson later switched to bass when his good friend Eddie Hazel joined as lead guitarist. The backing band was originally unnamed, but Nelson later coined the name “Funkadelic” to reflect the style (funk) and connect it with the then-burgeoning psychedelic music scene. By 1970, Funkadelic was a full band consisting of Nelson, Hazel, drummer Tiki Fulwood, guitarist Tawl Ross, and keyboardist Mickey Atkins (later replaced by Bernie Worrell). Since 1967 the band had been billed as the musical backing for The Parliaments. Due to legal problems, in the early 1970s Clinton had temporarily lost the rights to the name “The Parliaments” and instead signed the entire ensemble to Westbound Records under the name Funkadelic. Nelson was a prominent contributor to the first three Funkadelic albums, Funkadelic (1970), Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow (1970), and Maggot Brain (1971). Billy was also a touring bass player with the band “The Temptations.”

RICO “SMOOV” LEWIS
He started playing drums with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars in 1999, and is in his 13th year with the seminal funk group. Rico has played on six continents with George and P-Funk in his over a decade long tenure, and has played with a virtual “who’s who” in music today, everyone from Phish to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Lenny Kravitz, to Bernie Worrell, Rico has a massive tour book. His credits include Woodstock 99, Montreaux Jazz 04, Nice Jazz 06, Roskilde Fest 06, Fuji Fest 00, and hundreds of others. He has played to millions and millions of people, some festival shows reaching the hundreds of thousands. He has also appeared with P-Funk televised on the Jerry Lewis telethon, and MTV all over the world.



BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE : NONSTOP REGGAE BAND
A group dedicated to celebrating the music of Bob Marley, and providing an authentic Roots Rock Reggae experience for our audience. The group covers all Bob Marley's greatest hits from every era of his career. Bob Marley was a prolific song writer, whose music reflected a generation of social and political change. Yet he also wrote and performed some of the best love songs and inspirational anthems of all time.
WEBSITE : http://nonstopreggae.com/
FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/nonstopreggaeband/

CHASE MAKAI of NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
WEBSITE : www.makaitribe.com
FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/Chasemakaiband/
INSTAGRAM : www.instagram.com/chasemakai/


WOODY & SUNSHINE (X2)
Two person jam band founded in Arkansas in 2011.
Yes, it’s the Infamous Woody & Sunshine. They're a pair of pickin' Arkansan grinners with an insatiable appetite for musical adventure, and a broad palette of tastes and genres. Their sound is Jam-Grass Gypsy-Funk along with incredible Improvisation. It’s Foot-stompin’, Banjo-pickin’, Guitar-shavin’, and World-savin' music these folks play. An absolute sonic feast for your ear-balls. A winding double-helix of harmonic bliss. A chance to grab the comet by its tail and whip around the universe in a spiral of intangible thought and energy.

Website : https://www.woodyandsunshine.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pg/woodyandsunshine/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/woodyandsunshine/


THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE
The Dancing Bear Tribe LLC is a Performance Art Collective with a mission to inspire through movement and spontaneous creativity. Flow arts will involve hula-hoops, dance, fire spinning, Poi, object manipulation, & more. Some of the Bear Tribe will also be conducting workshops in flow arts at the event.

Website : http://thedancingbeartribe.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TheDancingBearTribe/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/thedancingbeartribe/