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2013 Events for Leslie Arkansas
The Ozark Heritage Arts Center (OHAC)
The Drop Zone
    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
Searcy County Chamber Of Commerce:
870-448-2557
Events in Leslie

Every Saturday night Live Blues Music at the Drop Zone.
Every 2nd Saturday Live Music at the Leslie Ozark Heritage Arts Center (OHAC).
Every 5th Saturday Live Gospel Music at the OHAC.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday May-September Ozark Mountain Market in Leslie.
Every 3rd Saturday May-September Lawnmower Races at the Leslie Fun Park.
1st Saturday monthly April-October Am. Legion Hillbilly Skeet Shoots between Leslie and Marshall.
February 8 Miss Arkansas Royalty Beauty Pageant at the OHAC.
March 17 Donkey Basketball at the Leslie Gym.
April 12 A Taste of Leslie.
May TBA 5th Annual Fishing Derby in Leslie.
May 10 4th Annual Rock Rhythm & Blues Fest in Leslie.
May 10 4th Annual Community-Wide Rummage Sale in Leslie.
June 6-7 25th Annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair Leslie and Marshall.
June 17-21 60th Annual Homecoming in Leslie.
August 9-10 Junior Rodeo in Leslie.
September 27 West Fest at Leslie Pine Grove Trails.
September 27 Ozark Byways Buy-Days.
October 10-11 3rd Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous in Leslie.
November TBA Salute to Veterans Concert Leslie OHAC.
December 6 6th Annual Sugarplum Festival in Leslie.

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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)