Live Outdoor Music
Pictured venues from left to right: The Momentary, First Friday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bike Rack Brewing Co.
This summer, Bentonville is bustling with live music! From local to national musicians, big concerts to intimate gatherings, there’s something for every music-lover to enjoy. Read on to learn more about local venues, concert series, and organizations bringing the very best of sounds to town.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges is a world-class art museum in Bentonville that includes a stunning collection of American art and hosts inspiring exhibitions, educational programming, and exciting concerts and performances.
On Saturday evenings this summer, the museum hosts “Summer Forest Concerts,” a series bringing together national and local artists, visual arts installations, and nature. Gather some friends, a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy live music outside in the museum’s beautiful North Forest. A food truck and cash bar are available throughout the night along with kid-friendly artmaking activities. Check out the lineup below, and click each headliner to grab your tickets in advance.
Visit their calendar page to learn about additional music events happening in tangent with featured exhibitions and programming.

The Momentary

The Momentary is a contemporary performing, visual, and culinary arts space in Bentonville. From large-scale music festivals to intimate concerts highlighting local talent, there’s something for all music lovers to enjoy at this iconic venue.
Mark your calendars for exciting concerts happening throughout the summer and into the fall as part of the Momentary’s “Live on the Green Concert Series.” Gather your crew, lawn chairs and blankets, and kick back on the Momentary Green. Food and drinks are available for purchase during this concert series. Check out the lineup below, and click each headliner to grab your tickets in advance.
The Momentary also hosts two major music festivals: FreshGrass | Bentonville, featuring today’s bluegrass and progressive roots and Momentous, a four-day experience of electronic sound. Visit for more information regarding these festivals.

Meteor Guitar Gallery

The Meteor is a hundred-year-old movie theater that’s been renovated into a guitar store and music venue. Along with exciting concerts and tributes, the Meteor hosts a series called “Songwriters in the Round” every third Thursday of the month where artists take turns playing an original song and talking about the songwriting process.
Visit for concerts, tributes, parties, and more.

Bike Rack Brewing Co. 

Located at 8th Street Market, Bike Rack Brewing Co. brings free concerts to their patio for all to enjoy! Check out the lineup of musicians coming to their space through September for their “Live on the Patio Series”:
  • July 8 | Circle of Thirds
  • July 13 | Mildenhall
  • July 14 | Modeling
  • July 15 | Bootleg Royale
  • July 20 | Church Street
  • July 21 | Moonsong
  • July 27 | Randall Shreve
  • July 28 | Carver Commodore
  • Aug 4 | Justin Logan
  • Aug 5 | TownHouseFire
  • Aug 11 | Ashtyn Barbaree & Jacob Campbell
  • Aug 18 | Bellwether Sirens & Gardensnakes
  • Aug 25 | Fight Dream
  • Sep 1 | JR SoapBox
  • Sep 8 | Jenna & the Soul Shakers
  • Sep 9 | Jukebox Confession
  • Sep 15 | Vintage Pistol
  • Sep 20 | Modeling

Pedaler's Pub 

Pedaler’s Pub is a restaurant located in Downtown Bentonville that specializes in wood fired, craft pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and more. Their outdoor patio area is a classic Bentonville location to grab a brew and some food with your crew, kick back, and enjoy live music. Check out upcoming events below and make plans to grab dinner then:
  • July 8 | 96MI
  • Sep 16 | 3Pines


Undercroft is a seductive, hidden cocktail bar beneath a historic church in Downtown Bentonville. Enjoy special, live music offerings when you swing by for a drink between 7 and 9 pm on Tuesdays–Thursdays.
  • Tue | Jeff Gray and the Forte Quartet (Jazz)
  • Wed | Randall Shreve (Electric)
  • Thu | Vinyl Night with Bentonville Radio

Bentonville Taproom  

At the Bentonville Taproom, a local bar in Downtown Bentonville, join the music fun for yourselves during open mic night every Wednesday night.

First Friday  

Keep an eye out for live music coming to the Bentonville Square each month during Downtown Bentonville's First Fridays. Like a city-wide block party, our Downtown Square is filled with vendors, community members, and live music performances the first Friday of every month. To find out more, visit

City Sessions

City Sessions is a local concert series based in Northwest Arkansas that marries hospitality with musical storytelling through artist performances from local and global communities. Check out upcoming events in Bentonville below:
  • June 30 | Adam Hambrick at Brittain’s Home
  • July 7 | Tiny Camper & Will Gunselman at Bike Rack Brewing Co.
  • July 28 | Carver Commodore at Bike Rack Brewing Co.

The House of Songs 

The House of Songs invites songwriters from around the world to Bentonville to share the universal language of music in collaborations designed to bridge cultures, build friendships, and cultivate peace. Visit for upcoming programming and pop-up events.

BONUS: Coming late summer/early fall…

Keep an eye out for FORMAT Festival, happening in Bentonville Sept. 22–24! This three-day festival features an eclectic music lineup, artist-built venues, and interactive art experiences. Visit for this year’s lineup and additional information.


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.