Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff to play free show Oct. 20 in Bentonville

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What are you guys doing Oct. 20? We ask, because there’s a pretty sweet show happening up in Bentonville that evening.

NWA Council and Walton Family Foundation officials today announced they’ll be bringing artists Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats along with Little Rock band Amasa Hines and locals Smokey and the Mirror to the region for a free concert on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Buckeyball Field near Crystal Bridges in Bentonville.

The concert is part of a three-day gathering hosted by NWA Council and Walton Family Foundation called the Heartland Summit, set for Oct. 18-21 in Bentonville. According to a website for the summit, the invite-only event is a “gathering a small group of investors and instigators across sectors, geographies and generations” with a “shared sense of purpose…to make the middle of the country the best it can be.” Topics to be explored at the summit include “economic development and entrepreneurship, 21st century skills and jobs, the future of food, healthy living, technology and arts and culture.”

Doors to the Leon Bridges concert open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are free, though a limited number are available. To claim, visit stubs.net.

Update – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9:15 a.m.: According to the ticket link above, the concert is now sold out.

Leon Bridges – If It Feels Good (The It Must Be)