2013 Events for Leslie Arkansas
The Ozark Heritage Arts Center (OHAC)
The OHAC is located in a building constructed as a community hall in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, or WPA. It later became used as a gymnasium by the Leslie school system. Inside the arts center is the 350-seat Killebrew Theatre. It gets its’ name from Rex and Daphne Killebrew who remodeled the old Leslie school gym in 1992. They gave it the name of the Ozark Heritage Arts Center.
A new addition to the Leslie music scene is The Drop Zone which is located inside of Oak Street Station. The Drop Zone is a no-alcohol and no-smoking family place. It is also home to the Buffalo River Blues Society. They have karaoke most every Friday evening in addition to live music the first and third Saturday of every month from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Drop Zone is owned by Sandra Chidester and managed by Tom Anderson.
Anderson loves managing The Drop Zone and says it opened last September and can seat up to 80 people. He said there is a calling for the blues in this area. Among the four blues bands that have performed so far is CloverBlue.
For Information and showtimes call the
Events in Leslie
· 2nd Saturday Music at the OHAC
· 5th Saturday Gospel at the OHAC
· American Legion Hillbilly Skeet Shoots 1st Sat. of each month, April - ?
· 5th Annual Ozark Mountain Market 2nd & 4th Saturday's May-Sept
· Lawn Mower Races 3rd Saturday of each month, May-Sept
· 59th Annual Homecoming June 13th-15th
· Walks through History Walking Tour July 20th
· 9-5 the Musical, OHAC Aug. 3rd
· 2nd Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous October 11-12th
· Salute to the Veterans Concert Nov. 8th
· 5th Annual Sugarplum Festival Dec. 7th
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9 to 5 the Musical is coming to the Ozark Heritage Arts Center in Leslie on Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $12 for Adults and are $5 for children 10 & under. Presented by the Conway Dinner Theater in association with
The Faulkner Academy of Arts and The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce. Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick. For more information, please call (870) 448-2557.
(All ticket profits go to nonprofit organizations)
Friday & Saturday, August 30-31 The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Junkfest Trail in Searcy County covering participating county Antique Stores, Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, and Large Yard Sales. Most of the trail will be close to US Highway 65. For more information about the Junkfest Trail, please call the Chamber at 870-448-2557.