Weekend Flyer: Joe Martin Stage Race, FreshGrass, Here Come the Mummies, and more

Joe Martin Stage Race / File photo

One of the longest continually held cycling races in the country is happening in Fayetteville this weekend.

Of course, we’re talking about the Joe Martin Stage Race, which will bring cyclists to town from all over the world over for a weekend of racing. The best opportunity to watch the races will come on Sunday, when the criterium races zip around the 1.2 mile course through downtown Fayetteville. Also on Sunday, a mini-music festival will take place in the Walton Arts Center lot on Dickson Street featuring food trucks, a beer garden, and live music by Here Come the Mummies, Boom Kinetic, and DJ Raquel. Here’s info on how to watch the Joe Martin Stage Race, and here’s a bit more info about the concert on Sunday.

Also in big music festivals, up the road in Bentonville is the second ever FreshGrass festival at The Momentary. The event will include performances by headliners Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys and Sam Bush on Friday night, and Hayes Carll, The Jerry Douglas Band, Margo Price, and Amos Lee on Saturday. Here’s the full stage schedule and more info.

JJ’s Live has a big show in Fayetteville on Saturday night with 90s rockers, Collective Soul. Here’s ticket info.

The Walmart AMP also has a show this weekend with For King and Country on Saturday night. Ticket details for that one are here.

There’s some good local music this weekend as well. Longtime locals Flipoff Pirates will celebrate the release of their new album Bones of the Past at a release show Saturday night. They’ll be joined on the bill by their friends Monk is King, Mildenhall, Rachel Amons and Patti Steel. Here’s an interview with the band from earlier this week. George’s will kick off their weekend with local favorites, Full House on Friday night for happy hour, followed by a metal show with Open Addiction, Leona Theody, and Trelos later on on Friday night. Here are tickets to George’s shows.

Also in local tunes, indie country artist Dylan Earl will play Smoke & Barrel Tavern on Friday night with Katherine Legendre and Dollar Country.

Prairie Street Live has a cool local show on Saturday night with Dandelion Heart, Melody Pond and Foxpaw. Here’s a bit more about that.

There’s a ton more below. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Friday, May 20

2:00 pm

Joe Martin Stage Race – Day 2

Mount Sequoyah
Sports
4:00 pm

Freshgrass

The Momentary – Bentonville
Music
5:00 pm

Emily Rowland

Inn at Carnal Hall
Music
6:00 pm

Dime Box Duo

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant
Music
6:00 pm

Happy Hour: Full House

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
6:00 pm

Kin & Company / Dirty Seconds / Mildenhall

Prairie Street Live
Music
6:00 pm

Rachel B & Table for 3

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
6:30 pm

Comedian Mitch Fatel

The Grove Comedy Club – Lowell
Comedy
8:00 pm

Huckleberry Jam

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat
Music
8:00 pm

Members Only

Railyard Park – Rogers
Music
8:00 pm

Rumours

JJ’s Grill – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

The Cole Birmingham Band

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
8:30 pm

Dylan Earl / Katherine Legendre / Dollar Country

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
8:30 pm

Frisky Squirrels

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
9:00 pm

Marcia Brady

Kingfish
Music
9:30 pm

Open Addiction / Leona Theody / Trelos

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music

Saturday, May 21

7:00 am

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
10:00 am

Community Feed

Walker Park
Community
10:00 am

Super Saturday: Story Time with Ashley Franklin

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:30 am

Freshgrass

The Momentary – Bentonville
Music
12:00 pm

Joe Martin Stage Race – Day 3

Baum-Walker Stadium
Sports
1:00 pm

Brew HaHa Beer Festival & Fundraiser

The Grove Comedy Club – Lowell
Beer
2:00 pm

Pride Parade Prep

Fayetteville Public Library
Community
6:00 pm

Jon Dooly

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
7:00 pm

Dandelion Heart / Melody Pond / Foxpaw

Prairie Street Live
Music
7:00 pm

for KING + COUNTRY / Dante Brown

The AMP – Rogers
Music
7:00 pm

Mark & the Have Nots

Mojo’s Pints & Pies East – Citizens Drive
Music
7:00 pm

Matteson Gregory

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
7:30 pm

Collective Soul / Weston Horn

JJ’s Live
Music
8:00 pm

Craig Cook & Mauraders

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat
Music
8:00 pm

Flip Off Pirates / Monk is King / Mildenhall / Rachel Amons / Patti Steel

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
8:00 pm

Honeyjack

Railyard Park – Rogers
Music
8:00 pm

The Cosmic Bean / The Science Of / Eye Creatures

Nomads Trailside
Music
8:00 pm

Wally West Band

JJ’s Grill – Springdale
Music
8:30 pm

The Wranglers

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
9:00 pm

Comedian Mitch Fatel

The Grove Comedy Club – Lowell
Comedy

Sunday, May 22

8:00 am

Joe Martin Stage Race – Day 4

Downtown Fayetteville
Sports
12:00 pm

Here Come the Mummies / Boom Kinetic / DJ RAquel

Dickson Street
Music
4:00 pm

Trailside 3-year Birthday Keg Party

Nomads Trailside
Community
5:00 pm

The Juice

Kingfish
Music
6:00 pm

Jeremiah Griffin

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
8:30 pm

George Shingleton

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music