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Discover something new to do with this handy list of local events.

Cox Concert Series

August through October; Walmart AMP, Rogers

Phish has already jammed out and Machine Gun Kelly tickets have sold out, but there’s still time to sign up for more than a dozen other performances coming to the Walmart AMP this season, including Dave Matthews Band on Oct. 13, Michigan rapper NF on Oct. 14 and Jonas Brothers on Oct. 21.  Schedules and tickets are available at the AMP’s website.

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FreshGrass | Bentonville

Oct. 1-2; The Momentary

FreshGrass | Bentonville is a two-day, family-friendly music festival celebrating today’s bluegrass and roots music that will make its debut at the Momentary on October 1-2, 2021.

The group has put together a stellar lineup featuring Grammy award-winning artists Old Crow Medicine Show and Billy Strings, Jazz legend Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and more than 15 bands in all!

Music performances will be accompanied by festival events that celebrate the culture around bluegrass and roots music, including workshops, legendary late-night jam sessions with professional musicians, a FreshKids area with family-friendly activities, local food favorites, and pop-up performances activating every space of the Momentary.

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Designing Women

Sept. 22 – Oct. 24; TheatreSquared

TheatreSquared presents the world premiere of Designing Women, a new play by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, the creator of the megahit television series.

Teeming with raucous hilarity and channeling the series’ one-of-a-kind, trademark voice, Designing Women sets out to re-unite its audience—if nothing else—in laughter. A timely, whip-smart and deeply funny new Southern comedy set to take the theatre world by storm.

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COME FROM AWAY

Oct. 26-31; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by 2017’s Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

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Live at Turnbow

6-9 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month through September; Walter Turnbow Park, Springdale

Enjoy live music in downtown Springdale on the last Thursday of the month. Live at Turnbow features local musicians and bands — from jazz to mariachi, bluegrass and funk. Grab a bite or sip in the Outdoor Dining District and enjoy the tunes. The live music begins at 6:30.

The next Live at Turnbow on September 30 features DJ Susie Q and Little Yei. Susie will start off with some Latin dancing classics with a great mix of modern hits that will have the whole family on the dance floor. Little Yei is a Venezuelan native who has made music and performed all throughout Latin America. He makes a mix of Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and R&B en Espanol.

Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.

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INDIGENUITY

Oct. 7-9; Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

Join the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) from Oct. 7-9th for a three-day celebration of INDIGENUITY! MONAH is bringing together indigenous people at the top of their field to share the importance of tradition and innovation. There will be astronauts, scholars, artists, authors, music, and more! Don’t miss this free opportunity to see the diversity of indigenous culture and join in on the celebration.

There will be a range of workshops, presentations, and concerts that focus on the foundational ideas of indigenuity, indigenous ingenuity.

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Welcoming Week NWA

Sept. 10-19; Various locations and Online

For Welcoming Week this year, EngageNWA is proud to declare that #BelongingBeginsWithUS. Each and every one of us has the power to make sure everyone feels seen, embraced, welcomed and included in our communities. There are many options for individuals, families, and work teams to get involved through in person events, virtual experiences and ongoing projects.

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Mosaix Festival

Oct. 2021 – April 2022; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Celebrating culture + diversity through arts.

When you see the Mosaix logo on a show, it means the performance has been chosen in collaboration with Northwest Arkansas cultural communities to illuminate the various cultural tiles that make up our beautiful community through music, dance, film, comedy and more. Visit the website for a list of the Mosaix performances including a conversation with the former correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Hasan Minhaj.

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Space Station: Radiant Behind the Sun

Through Oct. 17; The Momentary, Bentonville

New art exhibitions will come through the Momentary gallery throughout the summer. Filmmaker Cauleen Smith arrived on July 20 with “Space Station: Radiant Behind the Sun,” transforming a gallery into a space station while two films play, drawing from Afrofuturism, science fiction and experimental cinema. No ticket is needed, but find more information on the Momentary website.

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Art on the Bricks

5-8 p.m. every second Thursday through December; downtown Rogers

Shop for local art, hear live music and visit Rogers’ newly renovated Railyard Park during this free monthly event, which draws artists from throughout the area to hold pop-up galleries at several shops and restaurants downtown.

Gallery and shuttle locations and other details are on the event’s website.

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Joe Martin Stage Race

August; Fayetteville and surrounding areas

The 44th annual Joe Martin Stage Race includes both professional and amateur races around the Fayetteville area for cash and other prizes. Races range from a mile or less to more than 100 miles, and will rush through Devil’s Den State Park and other locations Aug. 26-29. Check the stage race website for schedules and more.

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Nabholz Bike and Brew

1-6 p.m. Aug. 27; 8th Street Market, Bentonville

The Nabholz Bike and Brew is a social cycling event with what organizers call a “post-ride atmosphere.” Participants can take a ride around town to five featured stops, join a Women of OZ mountain bike route, and enjoy an after-party with a beer garden, music and food.

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce provides tickets and other details online.

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USA Pump Track Championships Series Final

Sept. 4; Runway Bike Park, Springdale

Bicycling and Pump Track Fans! The USA Pump Track Championships Series Final is coming to Runway Bike Park on Saturday, September 4 to Springdale, AR. This race is a BIG DEAL and your chance to become a world cycling champion! Ages 7+ are eligible to compete. Registration is $20. The winner of the age 17+ category will receive a paid trip to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. Enter today!

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LPGA Tournament

September; Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers

While the LPGA tournament is still at the heart of #NWAChampionship Week, the event has grown to encompass so much more than just golf. From food to a 5k, family and kid-friendly events as well as charitable giving and more, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G offers something for the entire community. The event will return September 20-26 for its 15th year of celebrating the community spirit of Northwest Arkansas.

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Cox Concert Series

August through October; Walmart AMP, Rogers

Phish has already jammed out and Machine Gun Kelly tickets have sold out, but there’s still time to sign up for more than a dozen other performances coming to the Walmart AMP this season, including Dave Matthews Band on Oct. 13, Michigan rapper NF on Oct. 14 and Jonas Brothers on Oct. 21.  Schedules and tickets are available at the AMP’s website.

SHOW ME

FreshGrass | Bentonville

Oct. 1-2; The Momentary

FreshGrass | Bentonville is a two-day, family-friendly music festival celebrating today’s bluegrass and roots music that will make its debut at the Momentary on October 1-2, 2021.

The group has put together a stellar lineup featuring Grammy award-winning artists Old Crow Medicine Show and Billy Strings, Jazz legend Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and more than 15 bands in all!

Music performances will be accompanied by festival events that celebrate the culture around bluegrass and roots music, including workshops, legendary late-night jam sessions with professional musicians, a FreshKids area with family-friendly activities, local food favorites, and pop-up performances activating every space of the Momentary.

SHOW ME

Designing Women

Sept. 22 – Oct. 24; TheatreSquared

TheatreSquared presents the world premiere of Designing Women, a new play by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, the creator of the megahit television series.

Teeming with raucous hilarity and channeling the series’ one-of-a-kind, trademark voice, Designing Women sets out to re-unite its audience—if nothing else—in laughter. A timely, whip-smart and deeply funny new Southern comedy set to take the theatre world by storm.

SHOW ME

COME FROM AWAY

Oct. 26-31; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by 2017’s Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

SHOW ME

Live at Turnbow

6-9 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month through September; Walter Turnbow Park, Springdale

Enjoy live music in downtown Springdale on the last Thursday of the month. Live at Turnbow features local musicians and bands — from jazz to mariachi, bluegrass and funk. Grab a bite or sip in the Outdoor Dining District and enjoy the tunes. The live music begins at 6:30.

The next Live at Turnbow on September 30 features DJ Susie Q and Little Yei. Susie will start off with some Latin dancing classics with a great mix of modern hits that will have the whole family on the dance floor. Little Yei is a Venezuelan native who has made music and performed all throughout Latin America. He makes a mix of Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and R&B en Espanol.

Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.

SHOW ME

INDIGENUITY

Oct. 7-9; Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

Join the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) from Oct. 7-9th for a three-day celebration of INDIGENUITY! MONAH is bringing together indigenous people at the top of their field to share the importance of tradition and innovation. There will be astronauts, scholars, artists, authors, music, and more! Don’t miss this free opportunity to see the diversity of indigenous culture and join in on the celebration.

There will be a range of workshops, presentations, and concerts that focus on the foundational ideas of indigenuity, indigenous ingenuity.

SHOW ME

Welcoming Week NWA

Sept. 10-19; Various locations and Online

For Welcoming Week this year, EngageNWA is proud to declare that #BelongingBeginsWithUS. Each and every one of us has the power to make sure everyone feels seen, embraced, welcomed and included in our communities. There are many options for individuals, families, and work teams to get involved through in person events, virtual experiences and ongoing projects.

SHOW ME

Mosaix Festival

Oct. 2021 – April 2022; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Celebrating culture + diversity through arts.

When you see the Mosaix logo on a show, it means the performance has been chosen in collaboration with Northwest Arkansas cultural communities to illuminate the various cultural tiles that make up our beautiful community through music, dance, film, comedy and more. Visit the website for a list of the Mosaix performances including a conversation with the former correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Hasan Minhaj.

SHOW ME

Space Station: Radiant Behind the Sun

Through Oct. 17; The Momentary, Bentonville

New art exhibitions will come through the Momentary gallery throughout the summer. Filmmaker Cauleen Smith arrived on July 20 with “Space Station: Radiant Behind the Sun,” transforming a gallery into a space station while two films play, drawing from Afrofuturism, science fiction and experimental cinema. No ticket is needed, but find more information on the Momentary website.

SHOW ME

Art on the Bricks

5-8 p.m. every second Thursday through December; downtown Rogers

Shop for local art, hear live music and visit Rogers’ newly renovated Railyard Park during this free monthly event, which draws artists from throughout the area to hold pop-up galleries at several shops and restaurants downtown.

Gallery and shuttle locations and other details are on the event’s website.

SHOW ME

Joe Martin Stage Race

August; Fayetteville and surrounding areas

The 44th annual Joe Martin Stage Race includes both professional and amateur races around the Fayetteville area for cash and other prizes. Races range from a mile or less to more than 100 miles, and will rush through Devil’s Den State Park and other locations Aug. 26-29. Check the stage race website for schedules and more.

SHOW ME

Nabholz Bike and Brew

1-6 p.m. Aug. 27; 8th Street Market, Bentonville

The Nabholz Bike and Brew is a social cycling event with what organizers call a “post-ride atmosphere.” Participants can take a ride around town to five featured stops, join a Women of OZ mountain bike route, and enjoy an after-party with a beer garden, music and food.

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce provides tickets and other details online.

SHOW ME

USA Pump Track Championships Series Final

Sept. 4; Runway Bike Park, Springdale

Bicycling and Pump Track Fans! The USA Pump Track Championships Series Final is coming to Runway Bike Park on Saturday, September 4 to Springdale, AR. This race is a BIG DEAL and your chance to become a world cycling champion! Ages 7+ are eligible to compete. Registration is $20. The winner of the age 17+ category will receive a paid trip to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. Enter today!

SHOW ME

LPGA Tournament

September; Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers

While the LPGA tournament is still at the heart of #NWAChampionship Week, the event has grown to encompass so much more than just golf. From food to a 5k, family and kid-friendly events as well as charitable giving and more, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G offers something for the entire community. The event will return September 20-26 for its 15th year of celebrating the community spirit of Northwest Arkansas.

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