- December 12, 2019
- Folk Alley staff
FreshGrass, the highly anticipated festival of cutting-edge bluegrass and roots music, is making its Arkansas debut at the Momentary in Bentonville on April 24–25. The initial line-up includes Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Brown, Ruthie Foster, Flor de Toloache, Leyla McCalla, Smokey and the Mirror, with more artists to be announced soon.
The Momentary is a new contemporary art space - satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - opening in downtown Bentonville on February 22, 2020. The 63,000 square foot decommissioned cheese factory will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, and artists-in-residence.
FreshGrass Bentonville will feature music on indoor and outdoor stages, in the galleries, and throughout the campus. The festival is presented in collaboration with Mass MoCA, where FreshGrass is currently held annually in September.
“We are delighted for the opportunity to bring Freshgrass to Bentonville in the festival's 10th year. The Momentary is the perfect partner to expand our mission of preserving, promoting, and creating innovative grassroots music — with some serious Arkansas flair!” says Chris Wadsworth, FreshGrass executive producer. “We’ve had a great time building a lineup of musicians, some of whom are old friends, some of whom are new to FreshGrass, but all of whom are excited to be a part of our inaugural effort in Bentonville.”
FreshGrass Bentonville two-day adult tickets are now available to the public for $80, $25 for kids 7-16, and free admission for kids six and under. Momentary members receive early-bird pricing of $70 on two-day adult tickets for an extended period of time. Single day tickets will be offered closer to the event, as space allows. Guests can enhance their festival experience with a FreshPass ticket, now available for $250, which includes access to the Reverb Room, an exclusive hangout space offering an open bar (beer, wine, and soft drinks), reserved seating area, and dedicated restroom facilities. FreshGrass tickets can be purchased online here. FreshGrass is held rain or shine.