BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Momentary announced that more live music and immersive experiences are coming to Bentonville this summer and fall.

A July 15 press release noted that guests of all ages will enjoy a variety of new and unique sounds tailored to all tastes, occurring throughout the year. The shows range from free concerts on the green to multi-day events.

This Weekend: The Dirty South Weekend

  • WHAT: Hip-hop duo Run the Jewels (featuring rapper and producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike) and Grammy award-winning artist Big Boi take the stage at the Momentary as part of a weekend-long celebration of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s current exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse.
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are available for purchase here.

Free Music: Free Concerts on the Green

  • WHAT: Free Friday Concerts on the Green 
  • WHEN: Select Fridays at 8 p.m. beginning July 22
  • WHERE: The Momentary Green, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • WHO: The Momentary welcomes all to their Free Concerts on the Green several Fridays this summer with local stars alongside some exciting surprise guests, including singer-songwriters and full bands. The series kicks off with the Manhattan Chamber Players String Sextet from New York City on July 22.
  • MORE: Bring a chair or picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of free, family-friendly live music on the Momentary Green. No reservations are required.

On Sale Now:

Solo Violin Performance

  • WHAT: Join us for an evening of virtuoso performance by Grammy award-winning violinist Jennifer Koh. She brings her unique blend of technical precision, musical agility, and creative vision to the RØDE House stage for a night of contemporary classical music.
  • WHEN: Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are $30 General Admission ($24/members), $50 Premium and $15 student tickets available to all guests under 17 or those with a valid student ID, presented upon entry. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Grammy-nominated Indie Pop

  • WHAT: Dive into the technicolor sound of two-time Grammy-nominated indie pop artists Japanese Breakfast. From the optimistic, synth-fueled nostalgia of 2021’s “Jubilee” to the heartfelt melancholy of “Psychopomp” and “Soft Sounds from Another Planet,” Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner (author of the bestselling memoir “Crying in H Mart”), Peter Bradley, Craig Hendrix, and Deven Craige bring the sonic texture and energy of dreampop to the Coca-Cola Stage for one unforgettable night.
  • WHEN: Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: the Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are available for purchase here

Kicking off FORMAT Festival

  • WHAT: Grammy-award-winning rock band The War on Drugs comes to the Momentary for the official kick-off event of Bentonville’s three-day inaugural FORMAT festival. Dubbed “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade” by The New Yorker, The War on Drugs is sure to deliver an electrifying evening of texturally rich, guitar-driven sounds live on the Momentary Green.
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: the Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are available for purchase here.

Groundbreaking Jazz Trio

  • WHAT: Join in for a night of jazz performed by the acclaimed Tigran Hamasyan Trio. Led by pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the Trio brings an “energetic, masterful marriage of jazz improvisation and the storied music of Tigran’s native Armenia to the RØDE House stage as part of their North American tour.” From innovative reimaginings of jazz standards to the electric joy of live jam sessions, this is not an experience any music lover should miss.
  • WHEN: Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are $30 General Admission ($24/members), $48 Premium and $20 student tickets available to all guests under 17 or those with a valid student ID, presented upon entry. Premium tickets include access to a dedicated seating area. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Coming Soon: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

  • WHAT: Legendary performers Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are set to perform at the Momentary. A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. A master lyricist and satirical storyteller, John Hiatt delivers songs filled with tales of redemption, relationships, and surrendering on his own terms.
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 8
  • WHERE: The Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • MORE: Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase here.

New Festival Experience: Momentous

  • WHAT: Momentous, a four-day experience of electronic sound
  • WHEN: October 20 – 23
  • WHERE: the Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville
  • WHO: Arca, a Venezuelan-born, Grammy-nominated musician and producer. Full lineup of artists to be announced.
  • MORE: The gathering welcomes electronic music experts and new-to-the-sound folks alike, bringing a diverse, international array of artists.

Momentous promises to be an experience representative of “what’s happening today across the global electronic music scene in all its forms, activated exclusively in Bentonville.” Along with DJ sets, over-the-top electro-pop spectacle to sound installations and contemplative meditations, two multi-sensory installations will be integrated into the sound experience. For more information on the event lineup and tickets, sign up for email alerts through the website.