FreshGrass festival set for May 19-20 at the Momentary

Sierra Ferrell ( Courtesy)

It’s almost time for a bluegrass festival in Bentonville.

The annual FreshGrass festival is coming up this weekend, May 19-20 at the Momentary in Bentonville.

This year’s event will feature performances by Elle King, The Del McCoury Band, Sierra Ferrell, Tank and the Bangas, and others on Friday night, and CAAMP, Mavis Staples, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Cimafunk and more on Saturday. The full lineup for each day is listed below. 

In addition to the music on the main stage, the event will include family-friendly activities, food and drink, local vendors, artist booths, and other festivities.

The event will also include another installment of FreshScores, a silent film with original live music, and FreshSongs, a program showcasing premier performances of new music created through a partnership with House of Songs.

Friday night tickets are $87 for adults and $22 for kids 7-16 years old. Saturday night tickets are $97 for adults and also $22 for kids. Children 6 and under get in for free both nights. 

Two day passes are also still available, and are priced at $156 for adults and $40 for children. Momentary members get a discount on these prices, and VIP options are also available.

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2023 FreshGrass Lineup

Friday, May 19
4 p.m. – Gates open
4:15 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. – Moheb Soliman’s We’re Back: A Conceptual Country Music Project (Fermentation Hall)
4:30 p.m. – Willi Carlisle (Mainstage)
5:15 p.m. – Melissa Carper (No Depression Stage)
6 p.m. – The Del McCoury Band (Mainstage)
7 pm. – Combo Chimbita (No Depression Stage)
7:45 p.m. – Sierra Ferrell (Mainstage)
8:45 p.m. – Tank and the Bangas (No Depression Stage)
9:40 p.m. – Elle King (Mainstage)
11 p.m. – The Lil Smokies (No Depression Stage)

Saturday, May 20
12 p.m. – Gates Open
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Moheb Soliman’s We’re Back: A Conceptual Country Music Project (Fermentation Hall)
12 p.m. – Local Bands (Tulip Barn)
12:30 p.m. – Arkansauce (Mainstage)
1 p.m. – FreshGrass Concertos (Røde House)
1:15 p.m. – Alsarah & The Nubatones (No Depression)
2 p.m. – Willie Watson (Mainstage)
3:30 p.m. – Miko Marks (Mainstage)
3:45 p.m. – Alison Brown (Tulip Barn)
4 p.m. – FreshScores: Live Music with Silent Film (Featuring Mesafa, Melissa Carper, and Michael Daves) (Røde House)
5 p.m. – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (Mainstage)
6:05 p.m. – Becky Buller Band (No Depression Stage)
7 p.m. – Mavis Staples (Mainstage)
8:05 p.m. – Cimafunk (No Depression Stage)
9:10 p.m. – CAAMP (Mainstage)