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Forest Concert Series: Sons of Brasil

Music/Performance Nature
North Forest
$12 (Members $10, 18/under free)
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This summer, spend your Saturday evenings enjoying live music at Crystal Bridges during the return of our Forest Concert Series! This set of outdoor concerts merges national and local musicians in our beautiful North Forest, surrounded by art and nature. Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy live music and dancing under the forest trees. A food truck and cash bar will be available throughout the night, as well as artmaking activities. Check out the full summer lineup. 

$12 ($10 for members, Free for youth ages 18 and under*), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

*Please Note: Though tickets for youth ages 18 and under are free, a ticket is required for entry. Reserve these tickets online or with Guest Services.

Per CDC guidelines, guests and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear face coverings. If guests are not vaccinated, face coverings are still required. Face coverings are still recommended for children 2 and up, unless they are vaccinated. Face coverings will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

The Performers

Sons of Brasil

Presented in collaboration with Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, join us for an evening of Brazilian and Latin jazz in the forest with renowned Kansas City group Sons of Brasil! Sons of Brasil is a popular jazz group that has performed every week since their inception in 1991, playing Brazilian jazz with a flavor and passion found at a nightclub in Ipanema or Leblon. The Sons of Brasil invite you to sample these sounds, and we dare you to try and stay in your seat all night!

Los Valeros

Opening band: Los Veleros 

Los Veleros is a Latin jazz ensemble assembled by guitarist William Reyes. A classically trained guitarist who is equally comfortable with jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin, pop, and experimental music, William taught himself Spanish guitar at a young age and has composed, arranged, recorded, and performed extensively. Through it all, his precision, harmonic clarity, and soulful interpretations shine through. Reyes performs locally in Northwest Arkansas as a solo classical guitarist and is also involved with several other musical groups in the area including Los Veleros, Trio de Janeiro, and the pop band, Jukeboxx. He has performed nationwide with The OneUps, and they have sold well over 10,000 CD’s world wide.

Want to Upgrade Your Experience?

Reserve an all-inclusive VIP Forest Concert Globe! Guests in our VIP Forest Concert Globes will receive early admission to the North Forest and a shuttle ride to your globe. Once arrived, your Globe includes concierge beverage service for the evening, one savory and one sweet menu item per person, and reserved seats at the concert. Skip the lines at the food truck and bar by reserving your all-inclusive Forest Concert Globe Experience, and let us bring the drinks to you. Limited VIP Forest Concert Globes are available, reserve yours now! Concert tickets and reserved seats near the stage are included in your Globe reservation. VIP Forest Concert Globes (4 person minimum up to 8 people) — $89 plus tax per person. Learn more about what’s included with the Forest Concert Globe.

Crystal Bridges forest globe
Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

Sponsored by Avad3 and General Mills. Presented on the Coca-Cola Stage.