Concert at The Aud Saturday May 24
EUREKA SPRINGS,AR- Last fall The Aud in Eureka Springs was filled to capacity for a special event double broadcast taping of Michael Johnathon‘s WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. This May fans will get both a chance to see the PBS broadcast shown on a big screen but also see Johnathon in concert along with the legendary Michael Martin Murphey during the May Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 24.
Murphey is best known for his hits ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Carolina in the Pines’. Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959. Murphey is also the author of New Mexico’s State Ballad, “The Land of Enchantment”.
Opening for Murphey will be Michael Johnathon, the award winning host of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, concert performer, and author who created and hosts the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. WoodSongs has a radio audience of over a million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, plus is carried on PBS-TV coast-to-coast as well as the American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations.
On Friday, May 23 Johnathon will also host a premiere of the two episodes of WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour that were taped in Eureka Springs last year during the 66th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. The shows spotlighted wonderful artists from across Arkansas and The Ozarks including Mountain Sprout, The Clark Family Trio, Clancey Ferguson, Allison Williams, The Ozark Alliance, David Kimbrough III, and Fiddlin’ Banjo Billy Mathews, as well international stars Leroy Troy and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and the legendary Michael Martin Murphey. Both shows will air on public television stations across America.
If you go:
Both shows will be held in the historic City Auditorium. Doors open at 6 PM, and the shows start at 7PM both nights. Admission for the WoodSongs premiere Friday evening is free, with a suggested donation of either $5 to The Auditorium maintenance and operation fund, or two cans of non-perishable food to the Flint Street Food Pantry and their ‘Back Our Kids’ program. Tickets for the Michael Martin Murphey/Michael Johnathon concert Saturday are only $15 for general admission seating (or preferred seating through the MMM Fan Club), or $100 for a VIP package that includes premium seating, a poster and a meet and greet with Murphey and Johnathon the night of the show.
For tickets and more information, please visit TheAud.org or call 479-253-7333.