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The War on Drugs with Finom (fka Ohmme)

Music

Grammy-award-winning rock band The War on Drugs comes to the Momentary with Finom (fka Ohmme) for the official kick-off event of Bentonville’s three-day inaugural FORMAT festival.

Dubbed “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade” by The New Yorker, The War on Drugs is sure to deliver an electrifying evening of texturally rich, guitar-driven sounds live on the Momentary Green. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your weekend of music, art, and technology in the Ozarks.

“The songs of The War on Drugs exist in a world between knuckle tattoos: love, hurt; home, away; dark, light”. – Pitchfork

This concert is presented as part of the Momentary’s Live on the Green Concert Series on the Coca-Cola Stage.

TICKETS

$48 General Admission ($39/members)
$15 Student*
$150 Premium**

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Book your parking pass in the garage, $5 per car.

* Student tickets available to all guests under 17 or those with a valid student ID, presented upon entry.
** Premium tickets include access to a dedicated seating area. Limited quantity.

Reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

Please allow 24 hours for new memberships purchased online to process before purchasing your member-priced ticket. To purchase your membership and tickets together today, call our member priority line at (479) 418-5728 or email Memberships@CrystalBridges-theMomentary.org.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Entry: Arrive early! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Entry to the concert is located just west of the parking garage. Please be ready to show your mobile/printed tickets along with a valid ID. No re-entry will be allowed.
  • Seating: Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket and spread out in your preferred spot on the Momentary Green. Standing area is also available near the front of the stage.
  • Parking: Parking is available in the Momentary’s parking garage located next to the 8th Street Market at 801 SE 8th Street. Parking is $5 per car and passes must be purchased in advance online here. Note: There is an 8′ height limit for the garage.
  • Fun Food and Drink: Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy the culinary creations of the Momentary Food Truck and fun beverages from the RØDE Bar before and during the show. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Bring your credit or debit cards as we’re 100% cash-less.
  • Worried about the weather? Call the Inclement Weather line to check on any cancellations or relocations: (479) 657-2488, or catch our Instagram and Facebook stories for the most up-to-date information.
  • Photos and Video: Capture your favorite concert moments with a point-and-shoot camera or your phone. But please leave professional cameras, drones, selfie sticks, tripods, detachable lenses, and audio or video recording devices at home. No flash photography.
  • Prohibited items will not be admitted or checked. Please leave these items at home or in your locked vehicle.
    • Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6” are not permitted. No backpacks of any kind are allowed. No coolers or ice chests.
    • Pop-up shade tents, umbrellas, kites, frisbees, and air horns.
    • Firearms, knives, weapons, chains, spikes, and sharp or pointy objects. Laser pointers, glow sticks, and illuminating objects are strictly prohibited.
    • Fireworks, fuel, or explosive materials of any kind.
    • Prohibited substances of any kind.
    • Pets

 

ABOUT FINOM

Finom

Finom (formerly OHMME) is Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart—“the Heart of Chicago’s Music Community.”(Noisey) Formed in 2014, they hail from Chicago’s improvisational and experimental music scene where they already have a half-dozen albums from previous projects under their belts and an impressive resumé of collaborative credits (from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to Chance the Rapper).

Early in their careers but already seasoned performers, their new project is a guitar-heavy experiment overlaid by inventive vocal harmonies. “Cunningham’s smoky croon complements Stewart’s higher-register coo.” Think Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian-era Dirty Projectors—but quietly more imaginative and compositionally more eccentric. Their instrumental style amalgamates the aggressive and the meditative, sometimes manifesting in shimmeringly hypnotic two-minute bangers and other times coming across in the form of seven-minute stretches of moody atmospherics, wafting guitars and piercing feedback. In the studio and on the stage, Finom’s eclecticism merges into a sound that is cohesive, daring, and distinctly their own.

ABOUT FORMAT

Located on 250 acres of forest-enclosed green land, just six minutes outside of Bentonville’s center, FORMAT will be a multidisciplinary experience for attendees, uniting eclectic live musical acts with visual artists, performing arts, site-specific commissions, and architectural interventions. The festival will have a traditional main and side stage for headliners, alongside several less conventional settings for musicians to perform—including hidden forest enclaves, an open-air pavilion, a converted disco barn, and a multi-roomed speakeasy, designed in collaboration with some of the most exciting visual artists and architects working today.

For three days and nights, FORMAT will be a micro-universe of interactive exploration, from curated food vendors, impromptu dance processions, and experimental soundscapes, to light shows, therapeutic workshops, and uniquely integrated technology activations.

Art will be woven into every aspect of the FORMAT experience, including dazzling venues designed by artists and architects, free-standing art installations, performance art commissions, and community-driven collaborations.

FORMAT is presented in official partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary.

HEALTH POLICY + ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and government health guidance. As of now, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking are not required to attend this show. However, by purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to abide by safety protocols in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing face covering, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test. Please monitor our website for updates; protocols are subject to change.

Live on the Green Concert Series is sponsored by Breeze Airways | XNA | iHeart Media | Bike Rack Brewing Co | Vizzy. Presented on the Coca-Cola Stage.