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FreshGrass | Bentonville

FEATURING OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, BILLY STRINGS, TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, AND MORE THAN 15 BANDS IN ALL!
Music

WEATHER UPDATE: Rain and even a passing thunderstorm are quite possible this weekend. Get the most up-to-date information on our Weather Instagram Story Highlight, by following us on Twitter, or by texting FRESHGRASS to 7737704377 to receive updates directly to your phone. FreshGrass will go on rain or shine.

FreshGrass | Bentonville is a two-day, family-friendly music festival celebrating today’s bluegrass and roots music that will make its debut at the Momentary on October 1-2.

A full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, presented alongside a valid photo ID, will be required to attend FreshGrass | Bentonville 2021. More information and details can be found below.

FreshGrass Bentonville 2021 Lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers, Aoife O'Donovan & Noam Pikelny, Flor De Toloache, Billy Strings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Alsi Brown, Leyla McCalla

TICKETS

FreshPass VIP Pass

SOLD OUT

  • $300 FreshPass VIP Pass**

The FreshPass VIP 2-Day Pass includes:

  • Access to FreshPass Lounge featuring:
    • Shade and comfortable lounge seats to relax and cool off from the fall Ozark sun
    • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and tapas
    • Full-service bar serving local brews, FreshPass exclusively crafted cocktails for purchase
    • Complimentary water refill station
    • Free WiFi and charging stations for your cellular devices
    • Bathrooms without the lines! Enjoy air conditioned, private restrooms.
  • One Premium Parking Pass per order*
  • Expedited entrance to the festival
  • Dedicated viewing area at the main stage
  • FreshGrass Merch Package, including commemorative FreshGrass | Bentonville tote and exclusive vendor offerings
  • 2 drink vouchers to be used in the FreshPass Lounge

*The Premium Parking Pass will go under the name of the individual who purchases the tickets. Additional premium parking passes are not available for purchase.
**Please note: Momentary membership discounts do not apply to FreshPasses.

2 Day Pass

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  • $130 Adult General Admission ($96/Members)
  • $42 Child 7-16
  • Children ages 6 and under are free. Children must be
    accompanied by an adult.
Single Day Passes

Friday Only
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  • $80 Adult General Admission ($56/Members)
  • $26 Child 7—16
  • Children ages 6 and under are free. Children must be
    accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Only
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  • $90 Adult General Admission ($64/Members)
  • $31 Child 7—16
  • Children ages 6 and under are free.

FESTIVAL INFO

Legends will share the stage with promising newcomers and FreshGrass discoveries in a foot-stomping, fun-filled weekend of bluegrass and roots music and culture. FreshGrass | Bentonville will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Strings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Steep Canyon Rangers, Aoife O’Donovan & Noam Pikelny, Alison Brown, Flor de Toloache, Leyla McCalla, Martha Redbone, a Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Felicia Collins, Smokey and the Mirror, The Ozark Highballers, and the Irie Lions, and many more!

Music performances will be accompanied by festival events that celebrate the culture around bluegrass and roots music, including FreshScores, a silent film with original live music by Alison Brown, Leyla McCalla, and Smokey and the Mirror; FreshSongs, premier performances of new music created at The House of Songs by Willi Carlisle, Bonnie Montgomery, Kalyn Fay, Mamie Minch, Sage Nizhoni, and Billy Keane; a FreshKids area with fun family-friendly activities; “bring-your-own instrument” pickin’ nooks; great food and drink, including local food truck favorites; retail vendors and artist merchandise; and pop-up performances across the Momentary’s campus.

Stay in the know about all things FreshGrass | Bentonville. Sign up for our eNews today to get updates or check out freshgrass.com for the latest news—the music never stops at FreshGrass!

HOUR-BY-HOUR LINEUP

Schedule subject to change. Rain or shine.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

3:30 PM Willi Carlisle & Friends
Tulip Barn (aka the big red barn)

4 PM Gate Opens
Tulip Barn (aka the big red barn)

4 PM Route 358
Arvest Bank Courtyard

5 PM Korey McKelvy Trio
No Depression Stage

6 PM Aoife O’Donovan & Noam Pikelny
Mainstage

7 PM Matt Magerkurth
Arvest Bank Courtyard

7:30 PM Steep Canyon Rangers
Mainstage

9:30 PM Flor de Toloache
Mainstage

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 

9:30 AM Revolucion Distinto + Papa Rap + Juan Santos Sierra
Tulip Barn (aka the big red barn)

10 AM Gate Opens
Tulip Barn (aka the big red barn)

10:15 AM Ozark Highballers
No Depression Stage

11 AM John Charles (Kristofer Mastin)
Arvest Bank Courtyard

1:45 PM FreshSongs by The House of Songs
Featuring Willi Carlisle, Bonnie Montgomery, Kalyn Fay, Mamie Minch, Sage Nizhoni, and Billy Keane
No Depression Stage

 

3 PM Ozark Daughter
Arvest Bank Courtyard

3 PM Allison Brown
No Depression Stage

4:30 PM Farmer & the Markets
Arvest Bank Courtyard

5 PM A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Featuring Felicia Collins
Mainstage

6 PM Leyla McCalla
No Depression Stage

7:15 PM Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Mainstage

8:30 PM Smokey and the Mirror
Arvest Bank Courtyard

8:45 PM Martha Redbone
No Depression Stage

9:30 PM Billy Strings
Mainstage

The Irie Lions will play after Billy Strings

HEALTH POLICY + ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Safety is our top priority. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours (3 days) will be required to attend FreshGrass | Bentonville for ages 2 and up. Proof must be shown upon entry alongside a valid photo ID. At home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.

  • Attendees ages two and up must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours (3 days) before the festival and provide printed proof of a negative result prior to entering the venue OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card or a printed/digital copy of the vaccination card.
  • Unvaccinated attendees 2-12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours (3 days) before entry and will provide printed proof of negative results prior to entering the venue.
  • At home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. A list of nearby COVID-19 testing locations can be found online here.

Additional safety measures include:

  • Visitors ages 2 and up will be required to wear a face covering indoors unless actively eating or drinking. Face coverings are recommended outdoors when social distancing can not occur. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.
  • Increased hand sanitizer stations on-site and frequent cleanings in high-touch areas.
  • We’re going 100% cashless, to minimize contact and speed up transactions.

Do kids need to have a COVID-19 test to attend as well if they are not eligible for vaccination?
Yes, children ages 2 and up will need a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result to attend FreshGrass | Bentonville 2021. A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending the festival. At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.

What if I am unable to follow the health policies and entry requirements for FreshGrass | Bentonville but already bought my festival pass?
We’re sorry to hear you won’t be able to join us this fall. Please contact the Momentary’s Box Office at 479­.657.2335, or by emailing BoxOffice@theMomentary.org to receive a full refund due to our policies and requirements. A refund request must be submitted by Friday, October 1, at 12 PM CT.

Do we need to show our vaccination card or COVID-19 test each day to enter?
Festival goers are required to bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test to show upon initial entry and to receive a festival wristband. Festival wristbands are to be worn throughout the full duration of the festival.

For example: You show your vaccine card or negative test upon entry on Friday, October 1 and receive your 2-day festival wristband. Keep your wristband on for entry on Saturday, October 2 and you will not need to show your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result again. If you remove your wristband by accident and need to obtain a new one, you will  need to be shown your COVID-19 documents again on Saturday, October 2.

Help. I lost my vaccine card. What do I do?
Get tested and bring proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result. For FreshGrass | Bentonville Festival entry, ages 2 and up are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours (3 days) will be required to attend FreshGrass | Bentonville for ages 2 and up. No exceptions.

Help. I bought a ticket and I tested positive for COVID-19 at the 72 hour pre-test. Can I get a refund?
Yes. Please send us a copy of your positive COVID-19 test result, your order number, and specific ticket details to BoxOffice@theMomentary.org.

Additionally, if you’ve had COVID-19 and are still in the 14-day isolation window, you are also eligible for a refund. Please send us a copy of your positive COVID-19 test result, your order number and specific ticket details to BoxOffice@theMomentary.org.

You MUST request a refund by Friday, October 1, at 12 PM CT.

WHAT TO EXPECT + FAQS

What time do gates open? 
Gates will open at 4 p.m. Friday, October 1, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2. The final act will take the stage each night at 9:30 p.m.

How do I get to the festival?
FreshGrass | Bentonville takes place at the Momentary, located at 507 SE E Street.

  • Where to park: Complimentary parking is in a designated lot located near the Bentonville Fire Department at 8th & A Street (see Google Maps here). There will be shuttles transporting guests to and from the festival to this parking lot. ADA parking will be available.
    • Attendees with a premium parking pass will park in the designated grass lot just off E Street, across from the main entrance to the festival.
    • Additional free parking locations in downtown Bentonville can be found online here—all located within just a short walk!
  • Via foot or bike: We’re accessible by the Razorback Regional Greenway. Bicycle racks will be available outside the gates at the corner of 5th & E Street.
  • Rideshare and pick-up/drop-off locations can be found along E Street.
  • Where to enter: Entrance to the festival is through the Tulip Barn, located off E Street, just south of the Momentary’s main building. You can’t miss it—it’s literally a big red barn!

What can I bring into the festival?

  • YES: Valid photo ID, blankets, folding chairs, sunscreen, hats, ponchos, empty plastic water bottles (no glass), physical or digital copy of COVID-19 vaccine card or negative COVID-19 test result, face covering for ages 2+.
  • NO: Outside food + drink (including alcohol), firearms or weapons of any kind, fireworks and any other explosive materials, illegal drugs or substances, large bags, long camera lenses and tripods, drones or selfie sticks, coolers or pop-up shade tents, pets, cash.

Are cameras allowed at FreshGrass?

  • Permitted: Polaroid, SLR, point and shoot, pocket, and phone cameras for personal use.
  • Not Permitted: Flash photography, tripods, detachable lenses over 120mm, all video, drones, selfie sticks.

We ask that you refrain from using your phones and other devices during the live performances at FreshGrass, as they are disruptive to both patrons and performers. Long lenses and tripods are not permitted. Professional photographers MUST obtain a media pass—email us at media@theMomentary.org.

Can I share my festival pass with my friends?
No, a festival pass is for you and you only. It is not transferable between different people attending different days. The day pass is meant for a single-day guest.

Are ticket sales final?
Ticket sales, including ticketing and handling fees, are final and non-refundable. [Full ticket policy available online here]. If FreshGrass is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, ticket buyers will have the option to receive a full refund.

Ticket buyers who tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 and are still in the 14-day isolation window prior to the festival will be eligible for a full refund. Refunds must be requested to BoxOffice@theMomentary.org by Friday, October 1, at 12PM CT.

Can I bring my kids and do they have to pay?
Children are welcome, and admission is free for those 6 and under with an accompanying adult. There is a reduced price for kids 7–16.

I’ve purchased a FreshPass and will have my kid with me. Can they come into the FreshPass Lounge with me?
Yes! Children are welcome in the FreshPass Lounge with an accompanying adult with a FreshPass VIP Pass.

Can I volunteer at FreshGrass?
Yes! Learn more about volunteering at the Momentary at theMomentary.org/volunteer or email volunteer@crystalbridges-themomentary.org. Advance training is required.

Additional questions?
Contact the Momentary’s Box Office at 479­.657.2335, or by emailing boxoffice@theMomentary.org

FreshGrass | Bentonville Festival

 

FreshGrass | Bentonville is presented by the Momentary in collaboration with MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Foundation, and No Depression.

 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Visit Bentonville, Bentonville Brewing Company, Axe and the Oak Distillery

 

Reverb Room at FreshGrass | Bentonville is sponsored by:

 

Coca-Cola Company