(West Plains, MO) -- Hundreds of people are flocking to West Plains this weekend for the Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival.
Musicians were downtown Friday playing tunes in the two-day, free event. The weather is hot, but the music is hotter.
"Started playing in bands, started running the main sound," says Keith Collins. He ran the boards for eight bands Friday. He loves, as he says, helping put out the music. "It's our heritages. It's where our music came from."
Music fan Ivene Cozort says she came out to support the festival.
"Just listening to the music," she says.
Musicians from all over the country playing country, bluegrass and ragtime.
"I love the music, I am an old country gal."
Some like 10-year-old Haylee Wilkins just come for the food and the fun booths with games and more.
"Really cool music, necklaces and jewelry and stuff."
Artists like Mike Lyke use it as a chance to sell their wares and show their talent. He says it's unlikely many have seen a gourd turned in to a lamp.
And 13-year-old Lexi Brauer says she and her sister are in it for the food.
More information: http://oldtimemusic.org
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