Yadaloo festival Sept. 22

An all-day music and arts festival featuring national, regional and local Americana and Country Music acts is coming to the banks of the Arkansas River. The Yadaloo Music and Arts Festival presented by Heritage Agriculture of Arkansas will be Sunday, Sept. 22, at the North Shore Riverwalk Park.

The event will not only feature well-known Texas Red Dirt music entertainment but also a variety of creative arts activities. There will be areas and events set aside to feature all types of interactive art installations, multiple arts and crafts vendors, a dedicated game and activity area for all ages as well as a variety of food and beer vendors.

“The goal of the Yadaloo festival is to provide national, top quality entertainment while boosting the local Little Rock Rivermarket District and the North Little Rock Argenta Arts District, specifically local bars, restaurants, and hotels,” said organizer Susan Erwin Prowse, co-founder and owner of Big Red Dog Productions. “With Yadaloo, we strive to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience that will capture the free spirit in us all and will become a trend-setting, annual event that will build into state and national prominence.”

The festival will offer a variety of free games and activities including tethered hot air balloon rides, a mechanical bull, kid zone, dog park with dog vendors, adult games like yard pong, baggo and more.

The music lineup includes:

Texas Country Red Dirt Headliner – Stoney LaRue

National Supporting Texas Country Red Dirt Artists – Jason Boland & The Stragglers,

William Clark Green

Regional Arkansas Acts – Bree Ogden, Ashtyn Barbaree, Joey Barrett, Cliff & Susan, Pamela

Hopkins, Matt Sammons

The official Yadaloo After Party will be held at Reno’s Argenta Café with country music artist

Erin Enderlin performing from 10 to 11pm.

Advance tickets for $27.50 will be available until Saturday, Sept. 21, and tickets purchased the day of the event will be $35. Children 12 and under are free. VIP tickets, with complimentary food, beer and wine as well as a backstage view of the stage and possible meet and greets with the artists, will also be available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. and musical acts play from 2 until 9 p.m. For information, go to yadaloo.com.