by Robert Bell
THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN
1 p.m. Mulberry Mountain. $91-$507.
So maybe the organizers of this here festival were merely referencing the Dylan tune of the same name when they were deciding what to call a country music festival located at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, but there was dang sure some actual thunder on that mountain for last week's Wakarusa festival hosted at the same location. Who knows how the weather will turn out for this festival?
Such is the nature of outdoor events. Anyways, the inaugural Thunder on the Mountain is brought to you by Pipeline Productions, the same folks who produce Wakarusa and the Harvest Music Festival. But if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say there probably won't be too much in the way of audience overlap between those two events and this one. Headliners at Thunder on the Mountain include Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Big and Rich, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band and many more. There's also going to be canoeing, fishing, hiking and lots more.