First Thursday to feature Trout Fishing in America, School of Rock this month

It’s the first Thursday of the month, and that means it’s time for a party in downtown Fayetteville.

The city’s First Thursday Fayetteville is set for tonight (Aug. 4), and this months’ family festival, live music, and art walk on the square has a “Splash through Summer” theme.

UpStream Art, KUAF and UofA System Division of Agriculture are teaming up to get input on what water means to you and to Northwest Arkansas, and the organizations will be collaborating on something called a “#WaterStory campaign.”

There will be live music, with local legends Trout Fishing in America on the kids stage beginning at 6:15 p.m., followed by a performance by locals from the School of Rock.

As always, an art walk featuring several local artists and vendors will be set up around the square.

The beer garden this month will include beers by Little Rock’s Lost Forty Brewery, as well as Bloody Mary’s by Backyard Mary.

Fayetteville Underground will host a new show titled Know your Farmer, Know your Food featuring the portrait work of local photographer, Joshua Duke. Duke photographed a series of local farmers on their farms with their favorite tools, animals, and plants. Here’s more about that show.

sUgAR, the University of Arkansas student off-campus art gallery, will host a closing reception for Just North: A Presentation of Works from MSU from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 inside the gallery at 1 E. Center Street on the east side of the Fayetteville square.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. For a bit more info, visit