Concert series set for May 14 on Lake Fayetteville Trails

If you thought there was no way to make Fayetteville’s trail system any more amazing, consider this: What if they came with free live music?

That will be the case with the Lake Fayetteville Trail on Saturday, May 14, when the Walton Arts Center hosts the Trail Mix Concert Tour, as part of its annual Artosphere festival.

Five local and regional music acts will perform along the trail on Saturday, including Nilson Matta & the Brazilian Voyage, Plastic Musik, Razia Said, Hogtown Hot Club, and ArkanSalsa.

Annie’s Weaving of the Wild, featuring folks in “larger than life” woven animal costumes, will be dancing around all over the trails as well.

The Trail Mix concerts will begin at 3 p.m., and run until 6 p.m., and all of the electric music will be powered by bike pedal, and solar energy. The event is free to attend, and open to the public.

Trail Mix Tour

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: Lake Fayetteville Trails
Admission: Free

Descriptions and information

(As provided by Walton Arts Center)

Nilson Matta & the Brazilian Voyage is indebted to the fast-paced virtuosic techniques of choro, the early Brazilian music roughly parallel to New Orleans jazz, while the rest of the trio features internationally acclaimed flutist Anne Drummond and Brazilian guitarist Rumero Lubambo.

Plastic Musik will use all plastic instruments, including a product known as “Boomwhackers,” to create an unexpected twist on some of the most recognizable songs of our time – from Mozart to 80s to hip hop and drumming.

Razia Said is a singer/songwriter and Madagascar native, personally aware of the environmental damage seen in her country. As one of Africa’s most promising talents, her nomadic life has taken her around the world while her heart and soul remain rooted in her African heritage.

Hogtown Hot Club is described as “gypsy jazz meeting American swing,” featuring four musicians including Grammy Award-winning film composer and clarinet musician, northwest Arkansas bass player/teacher and local guitarist of several genres.

ArkanSalsa happens when Caribbean salsa meets Arkansas bluegrass, featuring conga drums and banjos creating ArkanSalsa. Talent features percussion, banjo, bass and keyboard, along with an exciting and unique horn segment.

Annie Hickman’s Weaving the Wild presents Annie’s artistic vision, weaving together basketry, “larger than life” animal costumes, sculpture, movement, dance, and the world of nature, which she then brings to life through graceful dance, featuring local dancers and theater groups.