Forest Concert Series
Presented on the Coca-Cola Stage
Spend your summer Saturday evenings with Crystal Bridges! This series of musical performances merge national and local acts in our beautiful North Forest. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy music and dancing under the forest trees. A food truck and cash bar will be available throughout the night, as well as artmaking activities.
*Please Note: Though tickets for youth ages 18 and under are free, a printed ticket is required for entry. Reserve these tickets online or with Guest Services.
Sponsored by Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Gelmart International, and General Mills. Presented on the Coca-Cola Stage.
$10 for members / youth ages 18 and younger
Register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Yarn & The Vine Brothers
Saturday, June 1, 7 to 9:30 pm
Return to the woods this summer with our first 2019 Forest Concert! To open up the show, The Vine Brothers have been crisscrossing the country for the past six years from the East Coast to the Rockies. The band's versatility spans the range from rootsy folk to hot swing to bluegrass and blues. Then, headliner Yarn, a Brooklyn-based, North Carolina-raised band fusing Americana and Alt-Country music, will awaken the forest with toe-tapping jams. Yarn’s first four albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point, and received a Grammy Nomination.
Saturday, June 8, 7 to 9:30 pm
Missouri native Dawson Hollow is an indie-folk, Americana band based out of the Ozark Mountains. Their music will make you experience the nostalgia of folk while channeling the urgent and intoxicating energy of indie rock to get you up on your feet in the forest.
The Werks & Friends of the Phamily
Saturday, June 15, 7 to 9:30 pm
The Spaceberry Festival in Eureka Springs brings popular band, The Werks, and Northwest Arkansas’ Grateful Dead cover band, Friends of the Phamily, to the North Forest.
Arkansauce & Delta Blues Musicians
Saturday, June 22, 7 to 9:30 pm
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet. Opening for Arkansauce are Delta Blues Musicians, including Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright, James “Gone for Good”, and Vera White.
Saturday, June 29, 7 to 9:30 pm
Austin’s hottest new band, Black Pumas, is a beat-heavy psychedelic soul band anchored by vocalist Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada. The sextet, featuring members of Hard Proof, Soul Supporters, and PR Newman, will play a mix of soul, folk, and R&B hits to soothe your soul and keep the rhythm alive in the forest.
Saturday, July 6, 7 to 9:30 pm
Audiopharmacy, a Bay Area-based live music ensemble uses globally infused Indigenous hip-hop to inspire social change, will keep the concert on its feet! Founded in year 2000 by multi-instrumentalist / producer / turntablist Teao Sense, the band has evolved and grown into an international movement. Ozark folk duo Still on the Hill will open the concert.
Flor De Toloache
Saturday, July 13, 7 to 9:30 pm
2017 Latin Grammy winner, Flor De Toloache has been making musical love potions since 2008. New York City’s first all-women mariachi band, Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of music fans both mainstream and traditional mariachi fans alike through enlightened interpretation of mariachi instruments. The band’s diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds are transcending culture and gender by forging new paths for mariachi music. Like the legendary Toloache flower used in Mexico today as a love potion, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance. Papa Rap and Arkansalsa will open the concert.
Big Chief Juan Pardo & the Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians
Saturday, July 20, 7 to 9:30 pm
Lauren McClinton, a neo-soul/ R&B singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, will open up this week’s forest concert. Then, headliner Big Chief Juan Pardo, a Mardi Gras Indian from New Orleans, will bring a soulful Mardi Gras show to the stage, combining chant, ritual, and New Orleans funk.
Fayetteville Roots Festival Showcase
Saturday, July 27, 7 to 9:30 pm