The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association will hold their 40th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival June 1 – 3 at HOBA park in West Plains. This is the first outdoor event of the season at the blue-grass park.  HOBA is family-oriented organization and invites everyone to their festival and campgrounds complete with stage, concessions, RV hook-ups and shower house. Bands appearing: Ozark Mountain Four– Thursday, Friday& Saturday, River-Bend – Friday & Saturday, Stringed Union– Thursday, Friday &Saturday, and Route 3two shows Saturday.    Thursday night (all gospel), 7 p.m.  $5.00Friday night, 7 p.m.,$10.00Saturday afternoon2 p.m., $10Saturday night 7p.m.,  $10All day/night Saturday $15Weekend pass is $2518 and under get in FREE with proof of age. College students 1/2price with current student ID card. Veterans ask for$1.00 off at the gate. Thank you for your service. HOBA members get$1.00 off at the gate with membership card. Thursday night is all gospel plus a free bean supper with paid admission.  Saturday morning features breakfast social from 8 to 10 a.m. by donation.  Instrument workshops will beheld from 9 a.m. to 12p.m. Saturday morning. For more information about the festival, contact the Ozark Welcome Center 417-256-8835, Sharry Lovan 417-252-4373,or Teresa Romans417-204-3400, email:[email protected],, or visit HOBA bluegrass on Face-book. HOBA is a family-friendly organization. No alcohol, illegal drugs, or recreational cannabis are allowed.    HOBA Park is located at 1138Bluegrass Lane, West Plains, MO.  To get there, head South on Bypass 63/Jan Howard Expressway- Turn South at the Stoplight at Lanton Road (near the Glass Sword Theater) then1/8 mile to Bluegrass Lane on the right. All shows are held rain or shine.   Pets are not al-lowed in concession or concert areas.  Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs. The purpose of the Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association is “to further the education and the enjoyment of bluegrass music, to bring together bluegrass musicians, to conduct bluegrass shows open to the public, to inform the members via a news-letter.”    HOBA is a not-for-profit association promoting blue-grass in and around the Ozarks.