Margo Price / Photo: Alyssa Gafkjan
It’s almost time for a music festival in NWA.
The second-ever FreshGrass festival is set to take place at the Momentary contemporary art space in Bentonville this weekend, May 20-21, and the full stage schedule for the event was released last week.
Gates for the event will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, and music will begin at roughly that same time in the Tulip Barn near the entrance with local performers selected by Arkansas musician, Willi Carlisle.
Main stage performers on Friday night include Balsam Range, Dispatch performing an acoustic set, Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys, and Sam Bush. Also on Friday night, Fayetteville-based band Arkansauce will perform on the No Depression Stage, along with Red Baraat, and The Gravel Yard.
On Saturday night, main stage performers include Alison Brown, Bombino, Hayes Carll, The Jerry Douglas Band, Margo Price, and Amos Lee. No Depression Stage performers on Saturday include The Ozark Highballers, Freshsongs (featuring new songs created at House of Songs), Willi Carlisle, Son Rompe Pera, Amythyst Kiah, and Lost Bayou Ramblers.
The full schedule of events is below.
Tickets to the 2022 festival are $105 ($84 for Momentary members), $35 for kids 7-16, and free for kids 6 and under. VIP passes are also available.
The Momentary is located at 507 SE E St in Bentonville.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit themomentary.org.
FreshGrass 2022 Schedule
Friday, May 20
4 p.m. – Gates Open
4 p.m. – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
4:30 p.m. – The Gravel Yard – No Depression Stage
5:15 p.m. – Balsam Range – Mainstage
6:30 p.m. – Dispatch (Acoustic) – Mainstage
7:45 p.m. – Arkansauce – No Depression Stage
8:30 p.m. – Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys – Mainstage
9:45 p.m. – Red Baraat – No Depression Stage
9:45 p.m. – Square Dance – Tulip Barn
10:30 p.m. – Sam Bush – Mainstage
Saturday, May 21
11:30 a.m. – Gates Open
11:30 a.m. – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
12 p.m. – The Ozark Highballers – No Depression Stage
12:45 p.m. – Alison Brown
1 p.m. – The Black Legacy Project – Fermentation Hall
1:45 p.m. – Freshsongs (including performances by Willi Carlisle, Bonnie Montgomery, Auralai, Kalyn Fay, Billy Keane, Mamie Minch, and Jaimee Harris) – No Depression Stage
2:30 p.m. – Bombino – Mainstage
2:30 p.m. – Square Dance – Tulip Barn
3:30 p.m. – Willi Carlisle – No Depression Stage
3:45 p.m. – Freshscores (Live music scores to film with Alison Brown, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Mamie Minch) – Fermentation Hall
4:15 p.m. – Hayes Carll – Mainstage
5:15 p.m. – Son Rompe Pera – No Depression Stage
5:45 p.m. – Jerry Douglas Band – Mainstage
6:30 p.m. – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
7:45 p.m. – Margo Price – Mainstage
8:45 p.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers – No Depression Stage
9:30 p.m. – Amos Lee – Mainstage