John Legend concert to proceed as scheduled, free tickets available for first responders

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The John Legend concert at The Momentary will take place as planned this weekend, and free tickets will be given to first responders, according to a news release.

The concert is set for Saturday, June 1 on the Momentary Green.

Cox Communications, Crystal Bridges and The Momentary will offer 1,000 free tickets to first responders as a gesture of gratitude for their work in cleanup and service restoration following a weekend of severe weather across the region.

Eligible first responders include firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, and critical services workers.

To redeem a pair of tickets, first responders can call The Momentary’s box office at 479-657-2335 or visit in person. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the concert, The Momentary has partnered with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to address food insecurity exacerbated by the recent storms. The Feed Rogers free client-choice pantry, operated by the NWA Food Bank, was severely impacted, increasing the need for donations.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items such as canned tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, whole grain cereal, spaghetti, rice, dried beans, oatmeal, and peanut butter for donation. Donation bins will be available at The Momentary during and after the concert, as well as at Crystal Bridges for the next few weeks. Monetary donations can also be made electronically.

The John Legend concert starts at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m. for ticketholders. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at