Chihuly Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night from June 3 through August 12, 6 to 10 pm
Spend your Saturday summer evenings outdoors enjoying our music series, Chihuly Saturday Nights! Explore the stunning exhibition Chihuly: In the Forest, transformed into a magical woodland amplified with live music, artmaking, outdoor games, a food trailer, and more.
$15 or Free for members (ticket required), youth ages 18 & under (ticket required), and guests with tickets to Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest on the Saturday of the event.
Note: Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition. The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and will not be open during Chihuly Saturday Nights.
Know Before You Go
- Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and access is limited during Chihuly Saturday Nights.
- The trail is approximately .5 mile to the Chihuly Saturday Night events.
- Strollers and personal mobility devices are welcome. A limited number of wheelchairs and rollators are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
- Please leave pets, coolers, bikes, and hammocks at home.
Sold Out - Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s + Vintage Pisto
Vintage Pistol 6:30 to 8 pm
Andy Frasco 8:15 to 9:45 pm
Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s perform a high-energy, interactive show presenting a boisterous blend of harmonic funk and jazzy influences. Fayetteville-based band Vintage Pistol combine the sounds of psychedelic, roots, and rock music, citing The Black Keys, The Allman Brothers Band, and Van Morrison as influences. In the event of rain, Chihuly Saturday Night activities will be moved to the Great Hall.
Sold Out - ANIMALS + Friends of the Phamily
Friends of the Phamily 6:30 to 8 pm
ANIMALS 8:15 to 9:45 pm
ANIMALS is a conglomerate of Northwest Arkansas’s finest musicians who will be coming together to celebrate the music of Pink Floyd. Opening the show will be Rogers-based Grateful Dead Tribute band The Friends of the Phamily.
Sold Out - Smokey & The Mirror + Ozark Highballers
Smokey & The Mirror 6:30 to 8 pm
Ozark Highballers 8:15 to 9:45 pm
Two Fayetteville-based bands take the stage--Smokey & The Mirror is husband+wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree. The Hembrees spent 7 years touring nationally as members of folk/bluegrass trio 3 Penny Acre. The Ozark Highballers showcase "Square Valley" old-timey music, featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, and French harp.
Sold Out - Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings
Opener Brian Martin 6:30 to 8 pm
Opal Agafia 8:15 to 9:45 pm
Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings is an Ozark Mountain Soul/Roots group from the hills of Arkansas that blends the best elements of soul, gospel, blues, jazz, country, swing, and traditional mountain music in a a high-energy show.
Brian Martin's intimate, and at times haunting folk songs are born of his gritty, soulful vocals & intricate acoustic guitar fingerpicking.
Photography: Phil Clarkin Photography ©2017
Sold Out - Handmade Moments
Jake Herzog Trio 6:30 to 8 pm
Lightning Bug Hunt Kick Off 8 to 8:30 pm
Handmade Moments 8:30 to 10 pm
Enjoy a concert and Lightning Bug Hunt! Led by University of Arkansas Entomologist Don Steinkraus, you'll learn the art of catching fireflies and make art inspired by the firefly. The Jake Herzog Trio will open the concert, followed by headliner Handmade Moments, the NWA duo of Anna Horton and Joel Ludford, known for their unique fusion of folk, soul, and hip hop.
Sold Out - Horns and Harps
Harps 6:30 to 8 pm
Horns 8:15 to 9:45 pm
Horns and Harps features Northwest Arkansas’ favorite harp players from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas along with the horns of Naturally Brass.
Sold Out - Blue Sailor + Porchlight Symphony
Blue Sailor 6:30 to 8 pm
Porchlight Symphony 8:15 to 9:45 pm
Blue Sailor recently re-formed as a folk duo from the popular band Snake Girty Turncoat, singing songs of environmentalism. Porchlight Symphony is Northwest Arkansas’ premiere jam-grass band led by Kevin Watkins.
Sold Out - Fuggin’s Wheat
Lost John 6:30 to 8 pm
Fuggin’s Wheat 8:15 to 9:45 pm
This Fayetteville psychedelic band is a multi-genre experience combining progressive rock, jazz, fusion, reggae, and roots.
Performance Lab by Monica Thomas
Performance Lab Monica Thomas 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Expanding Glass, Expanding Body, by choreographer Monica Thomas, will explore our interactions with glass arts.
Spoonfed Tribe 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Spoonfed Tribe is a musical/visual group known for mesmerizing live shows combining hypnotic walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals. The Tribe performs at major music fests including Lollapalooza, Voodoo Music Experience, and Wakarusa.
Sponsored by JTH Productions