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May 17-18

Set amongst the beauty of the Ozarks in Bentonville, AR, FreshGrass | Bentonville, is a two-day, all-ages festival with the best in roots music filling multiple stages, courtyards, and galleries of the Momentary (exhibitions are always free to view!). Knockout performances and world premieres will be accompanied by fun family-friendly activities, great local food and drink, homegrown retail vendors, artist merchandise, and more.


Stay in the know about all things FreshGrass | Bentonville. Sign up for the FreshGrass | Bentonville eNews now to get updates or browse here for more information —the music never stops at FreshGrass. 


Listen to our conversation with FreshGrass artist, Valerie June, on A New American Town podcast and read on to make the most of your festival weekend in Bentonville with information on where to stay, things to do, places to dine, and more.


There are so many things to experience while you're in town. Dubbed “a new capital of cool” by the Wall Street Journal in 2023, Bentonville, Arkansas, is a hub for arts, culinary, and outdoor experiences. Hop on a bike and make your way around town to discover inspiring art, incredible flavors, and unexpected gems. 

Bike rentals are available at the following locations: 

For real-time biking conditions, check out Flowfeed here.


Downtown Bentonville

Image courtesy of OZ Art NWA, footage by Zak Heald, Intercut Productions.


From cozy bed and breakfasts to hotels and vacation rentals, Bentonville has all the options certain to make you feel at home. Browse our lodging selections here.


Experience Bentonville’s vibrant culinary scene with unique culinary concepts like farm-fresh and gluten-free menus, open-air cafes, and so much more. Browse dining options here.


Image courtesy of Drager Creative.



Rule of 3 | Thursday May 16-18


Limited-Time Exhibitions on View:

Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art

Exquisite Creatures: A Dialogue with Art, Nature, and Science 


Need more ideas?

Here’s our 2023 Eatery Roundup, or you can pick and choose from our Summer Getaway Guide.


About FreshGrass

FreshGrass Festivals, produced by the nonprofit FreshGrass Foundation, feature a diverse lineup encompassing the best in grassroots music—from traditional masters and iconic trailblazers to musical discoveries.


Each festival is rich with original compositions, spirited contests, and spontaneous collaborations. FreshGrass is a family-friendly experience that brings its venues to joyful life with music on indoor and outdoor stages, in museum galleries, and throughout its host cities.


Children on the Green at the Momentary

Image courtesy of the Momentary.


View the full lineup:

About the Momentary

The Momentary is a contemporary art space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, and more located in Bentonville, Arkansas. A satellite to the renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the space offers free, general admission.


Situated within biking and walking distance from Bentonville Square, the venue provides easy access to a variety of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, parks, and public art.


View past exhibitions and projects hosted at the Momentary here.

Contemporary Art in Bentonville at The Momentary

The Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. Courtesy of the Momentary.

We’re happy to help you with any additional information needed during your stay in Bentonville. Our Visitor’s Center is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Stop by and see us at 406 SE 5th Street, Suite 6.


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