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Fourth of July Weekend at the Momentary: Live Music, Craft Cocktails, and Summer Vibes

The Momentary is open for Independence Day weekend with plenty of activities to enjoy both inside and outdoors! Keep reading to see what you and your group can experience at Bentonville’s contemporary art space during the long holiday weekend, including live music, cocktails, and galleries filled with art. We hope to see you there!

 

Enjoy free live music on Friday and Sunday

There are two opportunities to enjoy live music with us during Independence Day weekend:

Dwayne Dopsie and Brick Fields Picture
Live on the Green | Anthony Ball Presents: Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers with Brick Fields
Friday, July 2, 7:30 to 8:30 pm

The Live on the Green Concert Series features local and regional bands each Friday evening performing a live concert on the Momentary Green throughout the summer On Friday, July 2, infuse your night with the spirit of Louisiana with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. A two-time Grammy award nominee and Big Easy award-winner, Dwayne and company bring a big sound and big personality to every high-energy performance. Fun and grandiose, you won’t regret catching “Dopsie Fever” with us!

DJ TyWalker
Courtyard Sessions | DJ TyWalker
Sunday, July 4, 4:30 to 7 pm

Come chill with us at the Arvest Bank Courtyard every Sunday afternoon this summer and discover your new favorite jams in this free outdoor music series, Courtyard Sessions. On the Fourth of July, pump up the beat with DJ TyWalker’s EDM set. A great way to enjoy Independence Day if you ask us!

Plus, Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball will be open until 10 p.m. on Fridays, 7 p.m. on Sundays, so you can grab drinks and food, and even play a game of bocce, during each concert!

Kenny Rivero, I Still Hoop, 2020, oil on canvas stretched over panel, 8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm). Courtesy of the Artist and Charles Moffett, New York. Photo Credit: Daniel Greer.

Discover new exhibitions open in the galleries

The galleries are bursting with contemporary visual art! Come into the cool, industrial gallery spaces and enjoy two new exhibitions: Kenny Rivero: The Floor Is Crooked and Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody (which opens Saturday, July 3).

Pro Tip: Did you know you could take drinks into our Galleries? There are many video works in these exhibitions. We recommend grabbing your favorite drink with a lid at our Onyx Coffee Lab location, then head into the galleries and enjoy the video works, kind of like a mini-movie theater experience.

Spend the long holiday weekend with a good book

Have you seen our summer reading list provided by author Padma Viswanathan? You can check out these books at the Momentary Shop and spread out on the Green with a blanket and your favorite summertime beverage.

Don’t have a picnic blanket? Purchase a Momentary-branded picnic blanket here!

Play a game of bocce with your friends

Grab a patio drink at the RØDE Bar and rent a bocce lane during the long weekend. Don’t know how to play bocce ball or rusty on the rules? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a handy bocce ball how-to!

Beat the heat in the Tower Bar

Summer sun not your thing? We get it. Come cool off in the Tower Bar and treat yourself to a craft cocktail and charcuterie board instead! Plus, enjoy stellar views of Bentonville. 

MO Friend + Insider Members: Don’t forget you also get exclusive daytime access as a perk with your membership levels. See you Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for complimentary coffee, tea service, and snacks. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Celebrating elsewhere this year?

Make your own drinks at home with these recipes, courtesy of the Tower Bar-tenders!

Treat the kids with these super fun summertime drinks!

And for the adults, try these Independence Day-themed drinks below:

RED, WHITE, AND YOU

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec (Cointreau)
  • 2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 Frozen Fruit or Ice Pop

Instructions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a wide-mouth margarita glass or a rocks glass. You can “salt” the rim with red sugar. Place your favorite frozen fruit pop into the glass, upside down, and use it as a dipping spoon. Yum!

 

Pro Tips: 

  • If you don’t have Cointreau on hand, substitute fresh orange juice.
  • You may also use an 8 oz. can of Limeade, and follow the instructions for a margarita, listed on the label.
FIELD OF DREAMS

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • 1 oz. Pinot Noir
  • 1 oz. Blueberry Syrup (Simple Syrup stewed with Fresh Blueberries)
  • 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 6 Fresh Blueberries
  • 3 Maraschino Cherries

Instructions:

Pour blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries into the bottom of the glass, then fill with ice. In a shaker tin, mix vodka and lemon juice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with your favorite pinot noir wine. Serve with a gold metallic straw and three maraschino cherries skewered onto a gold cocktail pic.