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John Legend Concert Will Proceed as Scheduled, the Momentary to Offer Free Tickets to First Responders, Collection Site for Food Donations

Crystal Bridges and the Momentary partner with Cox Communications and Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to rally community support following the extreme weather events 

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Momentary’s John Legend concert will proceed as scheduled this weekend, taking place on the Green on Saturday, June 1. After a weekend of severe weather across the region, the show will provide a space to come together for a heartfelt performance, as well as an opportunity to assist with ongoing food insecurity, accelerated by the recent storms. 

In partnership with Cox Communications, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary will thank the region’s first responders and those on the front lines of cleanup and service restoration for their work by offering 1,000 free tickets to the concert.  

To redeem a pair of tickets to the concert, first responders should call the Momentary’s Box Office at (479) 657-2335 or visit in person. First responders include firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, electrical and critical services workers. The limited number of tickets will be available first come, first served. 

Additionally, the Momentary is partnering with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to collect donations for those experiencing food insecurity across the region. The NWA Food Bank’s Feed Rogers free client-choice pantry was severely impacted by the storms, amplifying the need at a critical time. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items like canned tuna, chicken, vegetables, and fruit; whole grain cereal, spaghetti, and rice; dried beans; oatmeal; and peanut butter for donation. The donation bins will remain onsite at the Momentary following the show so community members can continue donations in the coming weeks. Collection bins will also be available at Crystal Bridges for the next few weeks. Monetary donations to the Food Bank will also be accepted via electronic means. 

The John Legend concert will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 8 PM on the Momentary Green. Gates will open at 7 PM for ticketholders. This special solo performance will feature songs, stories, and intimate reimaginings of Legend’s greatest hits. Presented as part of the Momentary’s Live on the Green Concert Series on the Coca-Cola Stage, the show will be held rain or shine. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at  

For current ticketholders who are unable to attend the concert due to recent storm impacts, please contact the Momentary Box Office at (479) 657-2335.   


About Cox Communications   

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. As the largest private broadband company in America, we operate fiber-powered networks in more than 30 states, providing connections and advanced managed IT and cloud services for nearly seven million homes and businesses nationwide. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.     

The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business, provides a broad commercial solutions portfolio, including advanced managed IT, cloud and fiber-based network solutions that support connected environments, unique hospitality experiences and diverse applications for nearly 370,000 businesses nationwide. For more information, please visit   

About Northwest Arkansas Food Bank   

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank (a 501c3 organization) was established in 1988 by a group of concerned citizens who saw the need for hunger assistance in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties. In 2023 the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank distributed over 14 million pounds of food and provided over 11.7 million meals. Together with more than 110 partner agencies, we are able to reach out to those in need; providing nutritious food to children, the working poor and senior citizens. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America and a founding member of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.   

About Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, the museum has welcomed more than 12.2 million visitors across its spaces, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by arts patron and philanthropist, Alice Walton. The collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programs  including lectures, performances, classes, and teacher development opportunities. Some 418,375 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and five miles of art and walking trails. In February 2020, the museum opened the Momentary in Downtown Bentonville (507 SE E Street), conceived as a platform for the art, food, and music of our time. In 2026, Crystal Bridges will complete a nearly 100,000 square foot expansion that will allow the museum to expand access for all. For more information, visit The museum is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.

About the Momentary

Opened in February of 2020 in Downtown Bentonville, the Momentary is a platform for the music, art, and food of our time. It is a catalyst for creativity and economic vitality, and a welcoming hub that gathers and celebrates local heroes and international stars. The Momentary was founded by the Walton family, based on the vision of Tom, Olivia, and Steuart Walton. Its commitment to cultivating arts and cultural experiences provides more opportunities for education, engagement, and enjoyment in our region. The Momentary is an extension of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Alice Walton. The Momentary welcomes all with free general admission. Additional offerings include live music, visual and performing arts, an artist-in-residence program, culinary experiences such as Onyx Coffee Lab and the sky-high Tower Bar, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, an outdoor festival space, and a retail shop. For more information, visit The Momentary is located at 507 SE E Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712. The Momentary’s Founding Funders are Walton Family Foundation, Walmart, RØDE Microphones, The Coca-Cola Company, Tyson Family Foundation, and Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation.  

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