Velvet Horn Quintet to play ‘Weekend Starts’ series on Friday

Arlan & The Professor perform at the Lower Ramble in October 2022. (City of Fayetteville)

The city will offer free music, art and more as part of their Weekend Starts series of events this weekend.

The series, organized through a partnership with the University of Arkansas Department of Music, will include a lineup of local musicians from jazz trios, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, Ozark ballads, classical ensembles, rock songs, medieval music and more on Friday nights through October.

This weekend’s event, set for Friday, May 17, will include music by Velvet Horn Quartet, along with live art by muralist Tommy Tropical, and a plein air painting class conducted by Community Creative Center.

The series takes place outdoors on the trail in the new Lower Ramble area, located just to the west of Fayetteville Public Library. Nearby parking is available at the library.

Weekend Starts will take place from 5-7 p.m. each week.

The series is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. The events may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

For more info on the series, including details on programming on future dates, visit