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Northwest Arkansas | more like a hot pot less like a salad

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RØDE House


Join us as we share and celebrate the power of communities in performance! We invite you to gather among artists and thinkers from across America’s distinctive cultural landscape as a part of the Live in America Festival.

more like a hot pot less like a salad is presented by the community of Northwest Arkansas.

Community logo by Kalyn Fay Barnoski (Cherokee/Muscogee Creek)
ABOUT more like a hot pot less like a salad

more like a hot pot, less like a salad is a collage of sound and movement from the edges of the Ozarks. Rapid growth, transition, and commodification keep the richness of the arts in our region individualized to our particular practices and communities. We may share the road, but not always the stage. To speak our stories in our own languages, to listen and to share our deepest joys and passions, to be in concert with one another—this builds a resilient community.

Join us in modeling the kind of generosity, consent, and space we wish to practice in both our artistic and non-artistic lives in an evening of celebration with the people of our place.

Free, reservation required. Register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Learn more about this program, artists, and the Northwest Arkansas community here.



The Live in America Festival is a free, two-week-long festival of live performance and cultural practice featuring more than 300 artists from a diverse array of communities across the US, its territories, and Mexico. Admission is free for all festival events, but reservations are required.

Live in America is a project of Fusebox (Austin, Texas). The 2022 Live in America Festival has been developed in partnership with the Momentary. Supported by the Walton Family Foundation, Cox Communications, Visit Bentonville, Whitney Kroenke Silverstein and Nick Silverstein, Sybil Robson Orr, Sarah Simmons, and Olivia Tyson.