What began as an idea to hold a small benefit concert has blossomed into an all-day festival to support local musician Jenna Lyn Melnicki’s mother’s fight against advanced Stage 4 throat cancer. “Dancing for Dianne” will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks.
The festival will host live performances from Trashcan Bandits, The Candid., The Hill Raisers, Ashtyn Barbaree, The Velvet Crowns, Serpents of Eden, The Day After Sunday, PSS, Tony Alvarez Music, The Traveling Squirrels, The Jeff Horton Band, Mullberry, Buddy Shute & the Motivators, Melody Pond, Dale Stokes, Dominic B Roy, Rackensak, Will Brand, Casmcent, Michael Cooper, Jenna and the Soul Shakers, and Jenna and Friends.
There will be three performance areas for music and a chef’s stage hosted by Brent Hale of Big Sexy Food.
Ticket prices include live music, beer donated from Bike Rack Brewing Co. and food provided by Big Sexy Food, Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill and BluesBoy’s BBQ. All proceeds go directly to Dianne Melnicki’s medical expenses.
A silent auction will take place and includes items from Dela Deville’s Vintage, Tontitown Winery, Big Sexy Food, Prairie Creek Marina and The Green Heart Festival, according to a press release.
The festival is sponsored by Printova, Point Man Perspective and EMET Promotional Products.
Arts Center of the Ozarks is located at 214 South Main St. Springdale, AR. 72764.