It's been named the "Arkansas Festival of the Year" for several years now. MusicFest returns to downtown El Dorado for another amazing weekend of music Oct. 2-3. Two days, four stages and more than 30 musical acts featuring 3 Doors Down, Dwight Yoakam, Kid 'N Play, Will Hoge, Whiskey Myers, Jason D Williams, and many more will be performing at south Arkansas' largest outdoor music event.

MusicFest El Dorado boasts its biggest musical lineup yet. Whether you like country, rock, R&B, bluegrass or blues, MusicFest 28 has something for everyone. Festival times are 5PM until midnight on Friday, October 2 and 10AM until midnight on Saturday, October 3.

This small Mississippi town band made their mark signing with Republic Records and went multiple platinum selling 6 million copies of their debut album and hitting the #3 top song in the country with “Kryptonite” that latter went to #1 for six straight weeks and was named song of the year and secured a Grammy nomination for the band.The biggest of its four hits was “When I’m Gone,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and Mainstream Rock and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their 3rd album, “Seventeen Days,” debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the single “Let Me Go” landed in the top 10.

Their fourth album, 3 Doors Down debuted at No. 1 hitting gold within a month. “It's Not My Time,” topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. The fifth album, Time of My Life, debuted at No. 3 when it was released in July 2011.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, worldwide music icon and the 2013 American Artist of the Year, Dwight Yoakam has recorded 12 Gold albums in addition to nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum This Time. His incomparable hits include "Honky Tonk Man," “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,”“Fast as You,” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.”

Dwight Yoakam has won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations while selling over 25 million records worldwide. Over the past 15 years, Yoakam has also carved a niche as one of the top character actors on film having appeared in Academy Award-winner Sling Blade as well as Panic Room, Wedding Crashers, The Newton Boys and more. Listen to Kicker 102.5 for your chance to win tickets to MusicFest to see Dwight Yoakam.

Other acts scheduled to perform include The Voice contestant Barrett Baber, Roses & Revolvers, Sleepy LaBeef, Beka DeSantis, Harp Edwards, Mary-Heather Hickman, Jared Mourad Band, Prestor Jon, and many more.

In addition to dozens of exciting musical acts, MusicFest features a host of attractions and events to create an incredible weekend for the entire family. There is something for everyone at MusicFest 28 including; Kids’ World, family stage acts and attractions, blow-up carnival amusements, face painting, food vendors, art & crafts and community booths.

For more information, contact Main Street El Dorado at 870-862-4747 or log on to to their website.