The "And The Beat Goes On" Singer Songwriter series is held one Sunday a month. This program leads up to a weekend festival on June 21 and 22, 2019. The featured artists for the festival will be Grammy-nominated singer-songwriters, Matraca Berg and Mary Gauthier.
The Backwoods Beat Festival will be a weekend long event with songwriting workshops, singer-songwriter performances in area cafes and eateries, and in Sparta's first brewery, Laconia. In addition to music, there will be a fine arts festival and children's activities throughout the weekend.