The fourth annual Rock and Roll Highway 67 Music Festival will be held September 6 – 8 in Pocahontas on the Historic Downtown Court Square. All music activities are free admission!


Thursday night activities will start with the monthly Stroll the Square at 6pm featuring the Randolph County Humane Society’s Doggie Fashion Show and the annual Sock Hop dance on the New Courthouse Lawn deejay services provided by Sound Xtreme. The night will end with the Haunted Tour of downtown Pocahontas at 9pm for a $5 charge.


Friday night activities will start with a 1980s Rock and Roll Themed Pep Rally on the New Courthouse Lawn followed by a home Redskin’s football game against Paragould. All students, parents and community members are welcomed to come cheer on our team!


Saturday will feature a day full of live music  from local celebrities, food and craft vendors, games and other activities. NAPA of Pocahontas will be hosting their 12th annual Car Cruise starting at Abbey Park in Walnut Ridge to MD Williams parking lot where the Five Rivers Auto Club will be holding a Car Show.

Pocahontas native Amy Clawson  will take stage at 7:30pm followed by Chillyrose also natives of Pocahontas.

Amy was born in Paragould, Arkansas on April 28, 1974. At age 12, she won the Northeast Arkansas District Talent Contest. She won a second time at age 13. During this time, she sang on the Kenny Rogers Telethon with Dottie West and Robin Lee and at concerts around Arkansas.
At 14 she recorded with Sawyer Brown at Studio 19 in Nashville, then went on to Branson, Missouri and appeared at the Baldknobbers Theater and Country Music World. At age 16 Amy recorded again with the group Exile in a Kentucky studio. She was picked along with three others singers from across the United States to perform in Nashville as part of the Pride National Drug Free Team. They performed for over 4,000 national and international students. Of the four singers Amy was picked to do her own country concert in the show.
In 1991, 17-year-old Amy was chosen to be the lead female vocalist at the David Frizzell Theater in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There she met and worked with future husband Darby Clawson from Florence, Oregon.
From 1992 to 1996 she was the lead female vocalist at the Ozark Mountain Hoedown Music Theater, also in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In 1993 fans voted her Female Newcomer Vocalist of the Year at the All-American Music Awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri. Also, this same year the Ozark Mountain Hoedown was voted show of the year. Amy was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in ‘94, ‘95, and ‘96 at the All-American Music Awards in Branson, Missouri. Amy recorded in Nashville in October of 1996 at Downstage Recording Studio, doing a demo of John Grenenbaum songs. She then recorded again in march of 1997 for Springhill Records doing a country gospel session. These two recording sessions make up the content of Amy’s “You & Me” album.
After moving to Oregon in 1996, Amy entered the Jimmy Dean Country Showdown here she went on to win the state finals. This opened doors on the west coast for Amy where she toured from ‘97 to current doing many concerts, casinos, fairs, festivals, and corporate parties.
In June of 2000 Amy recorded an all-original album. It was recorded at Hilltop Studio in Nashville and produced by David Frizzell who also wrote many of the songs on the album. The album, titled “He Loved Me, He Loves Me Not” has gotten radio play in Oregon, Washington, and California.
In 2001 Amy had the opportunity to sing for international athletes at the pre Olympics in Ogden Utah. This led to an invite to sing the national anthem at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Amy also had the honor and privilege to sing the anthem at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Amy also sang at US Smokeless Tobacco Finals at the MGM Grand also in Vegas.
From mid-2001 to present Amy has been touring the west coast extensively performing in Nevada casinos, fairs, concerts, and corporate parties. Amy is enjoying being part of her first nationwide release to radio as duet partner of David Frizzell on the critically acclaimed song “Why Wasn’t It Me”. Frizzell chose this duet to be part of his newest project entitled “Frizzell & Friends” a compilation of duets with some of the most legendary voices in country music. The album has spawned Grammy nominations and won an ECMA in Europe. Amy is proud to be part of a project with such names as Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Lacy J. Dalton, Crystal Gayle, T. Graham Brown, and others.
Amy’s newest self produced album entitled “Cowboy Up!” has been receiving a lot of air play on major stations across the world and has helped to create a partnership with BI-MART corporation as a sponsor.
In her career, Amy has shared the stage and studio with many artists such as, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Daryl Worley, Kellie Pickler, Gary Allan, Restless Heart, Josh Gracin, Chely Wright, Neal McCoy, Collin Raye, Joe Diffie, Phil Vassar, Sawyer Brown, Mel Tillis, David Lynn Jones, David Frizzell, David Allen Coe, Barbara Fairchild, Charlie Daniels, Lee Greenwood, Clint Black, The Kingsmen, Nokie Edwards, Big House, Lee Ann Womack, Billy Dean, Suzy Boguss, John Berry, Montgomery Gentry, and many more.


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