You don't have to go to the Folk Center, just go downtown most any day during the summer and there will be 10 or so informal groups playing in the park and at the music shop just east of there. You can sit and listen as much or as little as you like. There is a decent restaurant across the street and an ice cream shop adjacent the music shop.
You can ride to Batesville and tour Mark Martin's racing museum in the Ford dealership
Blanchard Caverns is a little way north.
As Monk said, LOTS of good roads to ride. There are several motels in town. We usually stay at the Best Western "Fiddlers Inn".
JoJo’s for catfish, north on 5 hwy, Rainbow Cafe down town, the Folk Center has a free weekend in April, Mountains Music and Motorcyles rally in August. The Chamber has a excellent web site for activities. Blanchard’s Springs Caverns operated by the Forest service is as impressive as Carlsbad. Gravity and Norfork micro breweries, in Baxter County. Stone and Izark counties are dry. Lots of good roads.