The War on Drugs
Grammy-award-winning rock band The War on Drugs comes to the Momentary 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
Presented on the Coca-Cola Stage.
Early Bird Pricing
$32 General Admission ($26/members)
* 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.
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
- Prep Time: Arrive early! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to give everyone plenty of time to check tickets and IDs and pick your preferred spot on the Momentary Green. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket and spread out.
- Fun Food and Drink: 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.
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.
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.