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Northwest Arkansas Vibes

Words and pictures can only do the region so much justice. In our experience, videos tend to do a better job at capturing the “vibe” one might encounter at a particular event or location in the area. With that in mind, let’s check out some the vibes of Northwest Arkansas.

Nature Vibes

Experience nature and adventure at historic White Rock Mountain. This Ozark National Forest Recreation Area features three unique and rustic natural stone cabins and a large natural stone lodge all built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

White Rock Mountain is 2,309 feet above sea level and received its name from the appearance of the lichen on the sheer bluffs that appear white from a distance. Guests at White Rock can enjoy incredible scenic views from the lodge, cabins, campground, and surrounding bluffs. Learn more here and book a stay here.

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Startup Vibes

Join Startup Junkie for the biggest startup party of the year!

Get ready for an incredible, one-night, tour of Fayetteville’s amazing startup community! Friday, September 14th will be your day to tour the Innovation District and check out the best startups in the area. The night will be filled with live music, food trucks, beer gardens (unlimited beer with purchase of souvenir cup ticket*)! Learn about the incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem and discover the movers and shakers of the startup community. You’ll be inspired when you meet the employees and founders of the best startups in the area.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends, family, or anyone who might be interested in getting more plugged into the startup community!

Music lineup: Dana Louise, Arkansauce, and The Fast. Grab tickets here.

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Craft Beer Vibes

AMP Fest is right around the corner! Get ready for craft beer, tech activations and unbelievable music from local and regional performers.

Performers include Dazz & Brie, Goose and The Mixtapes!

A self-proclaimed “girl gang,” Dazz & Brie’s rock and soul style have entertained audiences at Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands in Brooklyn, SXSW and on stages in their home base in Little Rock. Fayetteville-based Goose draws influence from Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Coldplay with rich lyrics and upbeat tempos. The Mixtapes are a high-energy party loaded with a huge range of music spanning the ‘90s.

Plus you’ll find fun tech activations and games and beer samples from over 30 breweries. Learn more and grab tickets here.

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Fashion Vibes

NWA Fashion Week is dedicated to showcasing the creativity and talent in the fashion and design community from NWA Arkansas and across the state. Ticket sales from this event help fund the development and production of opportunities for creative producers in fashion and design in Northwest Arkansas

This season’s NWA Fashion Week is bringing in all new kinds of content with some partnerships that expand programming into the realm of music, art, literature, and education. All of this is taking place at Drake Field in Fayetteville in the gorgeous Jett Aircraft hangar.

NWAFW Fall 2018, September 20 – 22,  is hosting The Idle Class Magazine’s Black Apple Awards as the opening night of Fashion Week, along with a new addition, the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Student Designer Showcase. Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Big Screen Vibes

FREDI, a family-friendly sci-fi adventure film shot in Northwest Arkansas, has opened for a limited theatrical run at the Skylight Cinema in Bentonville.

Here is a behind the scenes segment on the making of FREDI. The filmmakers and actors give a big shout out to the community of Northwest Arkansas where FREDI provided jobs to local and on set experience to students at John Brown University.

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