A Dandy Day in NWA

September 22, 2022

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Country Artist, Koe Wetzel Visits Walmart AMP Sept. 30

Walmart AMP

Some artists break one or two rules. Koe Wetzel breaks pretty much all of them.

  • Grunge to glory: The Texas-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer kicks out rock hooks with a twang bred in dives, yet meant for stadium stages. For as much as he trail-blazes between grunge, country, Americana style music, this maverick broke through the old-fashioned way - hard work.
  • Big time: Since 2015, Koe has had 100MM streams and views, and went from playing in bars to hosting and headlining his own Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival. Wetzel will be performing for the first time at the Walmart AMP stage next Friday, Sept. 30. Come see this standout country artist with lawn tickets starting at $40.

Find out more about the show and buy tickets HERE.

Small Business

Local Small Business Dandymen Hits Walmart's Shelves

The Dandymen Collection

Bentonville-based company, The Dandymen Collection, who specialize in quality hair care products for men, recently landed shelf space at over 700 Walmart stores nationwide. 

  • The story: Dandymen founder Lucas Kemper, who owns and operates Illume Barber Shop in Bentonville, partnered with Baxter Conley and Melissa Maltarich to tackle the untapped market inside mass retail stores for boutique-quality men’s hair care products.
  • The product: The Dandymen Collection offers boutique quality product at mass retailer prices. Their current line up includes a clarifying shampoo and conditioner, styling paste, grooming clay and a sea salt spray and can be found exclusively at Walmart on shelves or online. 

Read the full story HERE

Community

Railyard Park in Rogers Receives Statewide Recognition

NWA Daily

Railyard Park in Downtown Rogers was recognized as the Outdoor Facility of the Year in the over $500,000 category at the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association Conference... much to the chagrin of Leslie Knope from Pawnee, IN. 

  • Back on track: Paying homage to Rogers’ rich history with the Frisco Railroad, Railyard Park has brought fresh life to Downtown Rogers, becoming a center for community life.
  • Fun for all: Whether it’s enjoying a concert, the farmers market, the splash pad, or hitting up any of the great restaurants nearby, there are ways for everyone to enjoy the Railyard Park in Downtown Rogers. 

Read about the Railyard Park HERE

Events

Raise A Glass For Man's Best Friend

NWA Daily

The Best Friends Animal Society is hosting a dog friendly pub-crawl in Downtown Rogers this Saturday, Sept 24, from 3-7p. 

  • Best friends: Tickets for the Pup Crawl are good for one dog and one human and can be purchased online or at the Best Friends Animal Society tent any time during the event. All proceeds will support the state of the art Pet Resource Center set to open in Bentonville in early 2023.
  • A doggone deal: Pup crawlers will receive a stamp from participating bars and can redeem a stamped paws-port for 10% off purchases from participating businesses like Woof & Wander, Dandy Roll, The Urban Tub, Brick Lane Books, Threads 314, Nola's Pantry, The Shire Gastropub and more!

You can purchase tickets HERE

Education

$10m Grant Received To Establish Energy Research Center At U of A

NWA Daily

A team of researchers has received $10.3m in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish an Energy Frontier Research Center at the U of A, the first of its kind in Arkansas. 

  • The team's conductor: Led by electrical engineering professor, Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, the team will found the Center for Manipulation of Atomic Ordering for Manufacturing Semiconductors, a center dedicated to investigating the formation of atomic orders in semiconductor alloys and their effects on various physical properties. 
  • Say it less smart: The research program will enable the development of a more reliable, cost-effective, environmentally conscious method of manufacturing semiconductors, the essential material used in many electronic devices. 

Read more on the story HERE

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