Margo Price / Photo: Alyssa Gafkjan
It’s almost time for a music festival in NWA.
The second Fresh Grass Festival is taking place this weekend, May 20-21 at the Momentary contemporary arts space in Bentonville, and the full stage schedule for the event was released last week.
The gates for the event will open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the music will begin around the same time at the Tulip Barn near the entrance with local artists selected by Arkansas musician Willi Carlisle.
Artists on Friday night’s main stage include Balsam Range, Dispatch with an acoustic set, Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys and Sam Bush. Also on Friday night, Fayetteville-based band Arkansauce will perform on the No Depression Stage along with Red Baraat and The Gravel Yard.
On Saturday night, main stage performers include Alison Brown, Bombino, Hayes Carll, The Jerry Douglas Band, Margo Price and Amos Lee. Saturday’s No Depression Stage artists include The Ozark Highballers, Freshsongs (featuring new songs created at the House of Songs), Willi Carlisle, Son Rompe Pera, Amythyst Kiah and Lost Bayou Ramblers.
The full schedule of events is below.
Tickets for the 2022 festival are $105 ($84 for Momentary members), $35 for children 7-16 years old and free for children under 6 years old. VIP passes are also available.
The Momentary is located at 507 SE E St in Bentonville.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit themomentary.org.
Freshgrass 2022 schedule
Friday May 20th
4 p.m. – Gates open
4pm – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
4:30pm – The Gravel Yard – No Depression Stage
5:15pm – Balsam Range – Main Stage
6:30pm – Dispatch (acoustic) – Main Stage
7:45pm – Arcane Sauce – No depression phase
8:30pm – Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys – Main Stage
9:45pm – Red Baraat – No depression phase
9:45pm – Square Dance – Tulip Barn
10:30pm – Sam Bush – Main Stage
Saturday May 21st
11:30am – Gates open
11:30am – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
12 p.m. – The Ozark Highballers – No depression phase
12:45 p.m. – Alison Brown
1pm – The Black Legacy Project – Fermentation Hall
1:45pm – Freshsongs (includes performances by Willi Carlisle, Bonnie Montgomery, Auralai, Kalyn Fay, Billy Keane, Mamie Minch and Jaimee Harris) – No Depression Stage
2:30pm – Bombino – Main Stage
2:30pm – Square Dance – Tulip Barn
3:30pm – Willi Carlisle – No depression phase
3:45pm – Freshscores (live music to films starring Alison Brown, Lost Bayou Ramblers and Mamie Minch) – Fermentation Hall
4:15pm – Hayes Carll – Main Stage
5:15 p.m. – Son Rompe Pera – No depression phase
5:45pm – Jerry Douglas Band – Main Stage
6:30pm – Ozark Folk Music curated by Willi Carlisle – Tulip Barn
7:45pm – Margo Price – Main Stage
8:45pm – Lost Bayou Ramblers – No depression phase
9:30pm – Amos Lee – Main Stage