FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to connect community through music and food. We produce the Fayetteville Roots Festival, operate the Roots HQ (a historic venue on the Fayetteville Square), foster support opportunities for musicians and the music community, and lead year-round music & food community and educational programming in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.
ROOTS HQ is located on the southest corner of the Fayetteville Square, in a historic 1880's building that was home to the Guisinger Music House from 1925 to 1981. The ROOTS HQ plays host to intimate listening room concerts year-round.
*All tickets for this show are general admission*
Arlo McKinley Bio
Gifted singer-songwriter Arlo McKinley will release his debut solo record at age 40 on John Prine’s Oh Boy records - after he almost gave up on music altogether, his story is one of hope and sincerity, and he is living proof that great songs will reach the right ears eventually, even if it takes time. McKinley’s Oh Boy Records solo debut, Die Midwestern, is deeply rooted in street soul, country, punk, and gospel and draws on personal stories, set against the backdrop of his hometown of Cincinnati Ohio. It was crafted downriver, in Memphis’ legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service, produced by GRAMMY award-winning Matt Ross-Spang, with an all-star Memphis band of Ken Coomer, David Smith, Will Sexton, Rick Steff, Jessie Munson and Reba Russell. There, McKinley recorded ten remarkable songs - some dating back fifteen years - all penned with a weight, honesty and gritty-hope that comes from living in the rustbelt city where his songs were born. Matt Ross-Spang, stated,
Date & Time
Mon, Nov 8, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM