Artosphere, Arkansas’ Arts+Nature Festival, returns May 6-23 with events across Northwest Arkansas. While there will be some changes to the typical festival activities, patrons can expect dozens of fun art experiences for the whole family to enjoy during the month. Artosphere will offer a mix of free and paid performances spread across the region.
Live music is the heartbeat of downtown Fayetteville and, in the wake of COVID19, many have been missing opportunities to perform, enjoy and experience local shows. Luckily, some artists are starting to make their way safely back to the stages around downtown.
The Walton Arts Center just announced a new live concert series in their atrium space. These live house concerts will feature local artists performing weekly and will showcase a wide variety of genres, cultures and art forms. The goal is to provide artists with while providing a safe performing arts experience for audiences of locals and visitors alike.
Music is making its way back into venues, parking lots, parklets, and more as Fayetteville safely opens many of its bars and restaurants back up. You can't talk about Fayetteville live music without mentioning Georges Majestic Lounge.
George's Majestic Lounge, the oldest and longest-running club and live music venue in Arkansas. Some of the nation’s best-known names in music have played on Dickson Street. George's is reopening for shows after a brief intermission and they are mixing small intimate indoor jams with larger parking lot parties in the lineup.
A series of socially distanced concerts is scheduled for August through November at the Mount Sequoyah Center, featuring a variety of musical acts to help usher back live music in Fayetteville.
Acts include country artist Dylan Earl, classical guitarist Ben Harris, string band Route 358, Americana outfit The Shannon Wurst Band and more. Some concerts will be paired with special food offerings.
Local nonprofit Music Moves is celebrating Black Music Month with a lineup of native talent. Each weekend in June, Music Moves will be presenting a series of free online concerts via its website and social media pages in honor of Black musicianship. Artists from all over the state of Arkansas will be performing in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of African Americans to music of all genres.
Fayetteville has long been known as the cultural epicenter and entertainment headquarters of the region, and one huge reason is the live-music scene, especially along the famed Dickson Street that lies between the Historic Downtown Square and University of Arkansas campus.
For all those craft beer lovers out in the world, there’s nothing that warms the heart and soul more on a chilly winter’s day than a gathering of 45 or so breweries from multiple states—all ready to pour samples of their very best products. If this sounds like your version of nirvana, you’ll want to make solid plans to attend Frost Fest 2020 on Saturday, February 1.
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