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. This evening will feature a special Lightning Bug Hunt at dusk, perfect for all ages! Led by University of Arkansas Entomologist Don Steinkraus, guests will learn the art of catching fireflies and how to safely jar them for research and observation. The evening will also feature artmaking inspired by the luminous firefly, and special performances with the Jake Herzog Trio, headlined by Handmade Moments, Northwest Arkansas duo of Anna Horton and Joel Ludford, known for their unique fusion of folk, soul, and hip hop.

$15 (Free for Members, youth ages 18 and under, and for guests with tickets to Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest on the day 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.

Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s + Vintage Pistol

June 3
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.



ANIMALS + Friends of the Phamily

June 10
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.



Smokey & The Mirror + Ozark Highballers

June 17
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.



Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings

June 24 
Opener TBD 6:30 to 8 pm
Opal Agafia 8:15 to 9:45 pm

This Eureka Springs-based band creates a fusion of Ozark Mountain Soul and Roots Music.



Handmade Moments

July 1
Jake Herzog Trio 6:30 to 8 pm
Lightening Bug Hunt Kick Off 8 to 8:30 pm
Handmade Moments 8:30 to 10 pm

This Northwest Arkansas duo of Anna Horton and Joel Ludford are known for their unique fusion of folk, soul, and hip hop.



Horns and Harps

July 8
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.



Blue Sailor + Porchlight Symphony

July 15
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.




July 22
Bergamont 6:30 to 8 pm
Unzaa 8:15 to 9:45 pm

This Fayetteville-based band mixes classical contemporary sounds of unique world instruments.



Fuggin’s Wheat

July 29 
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

August 5
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

August 12
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.