The House of Songs Partner For NWA Sessions
Austin, Texas-based music non-profit, Black Fret announces its launch of a new Spring concert series in Northwest Arkansas (NWA).
After launching chapters in Seattle and Colorado’s Front Range over the past three years, the organization has been quickly growing and empowering musicians around the country to create
and perform new music. Founded in 2013, Black Fret is a public charity that is an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model that focuses on supporting popular local music.
To date Black Fret’s programs have provided over $3.5M directly to a carefully curated group of exceptional local musicians and music businesses. For its latest debut in NWA, Black Fret along
with The House of Songs will produce a twelve-show concert series at different venues throughout the region. These shows will kick off on Saturday, March 5 and continue through May. Each show will feature a Black Fret grant recipient band from Austin or Seattle playing alongside a NWA-based act.
The lineup includes artists like Graham Wilkinson, Sydney Wright, Kalu James, Shaina Shepherd, Tony Kamel, Blk Odyssy, Pat Byrne, Beat Root Revival, Western Youth and more.
Featured NWA artists include Auralai, Bonnie Montegomery, BAANG, Jasper Logan, Meadow Makers, Willi Carlisle and Dylan Earl.
“The House of Songs has worked, and continues to work, with so many wonderful artists in this region by facilitating collaborations to create new music with other
artists from around the world. The presence of Black Fret in the region will provide more opportunities for these artists to perform, helping to bring their art to new audiences and continue following their artistic ambitions.”
The “NWA Sessions” concert series six public shows are as follows:
3/5: Graham Wilkinson, Sydney Wright, and Kalu James w/ supporting act Auralai at Meteor Guitar Gallery – Bentonville (128 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712)
3/12: Shaina Shepherd w/ supporting act BAANG at 21C Ballroom – Interform Fashion Week After Party
4/1: Tony Kamel w/ supporting act Willi Carlisle at George’s Majestic (519 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701)
4/8: Blk Odyssy w/ supporting acts BAANG and Jasper Logan at Kingfish – Fayetteville (262 N School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701)
5/7: Pat Byrne & Beat Root Revival w/ supporting act Meadow Makers at Heartbreak House (229 N Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701)
5/14: Western Youth joins local acts Arkansauce and Rachel Aamons at Railyard Live – Rogers (101 ECherry St, Rogers, AR 72756)