Dream Life

September 16, 2022

Small Business

New App Promotes Local Performers

NWA Daily

The next best thing is here, Northwest Arkansas! Stages.Live is a new app for finding local events and listening to streaming music from local artists. 

  • At your fingertips: Stages.Live is bringing community, musicians, and venues together through its free platform available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. It’s an events app, an artist tipping app, a gig booking app, and at the tap of a button, it builds a playlist of original and cover music videos from local artists. 
  • Opportunity: The people behind the app have a mission to help local talent — musicians, comedians, poets, and all performing artists — “make a living doing what they love without having to leave home to chase the dream.”

Learn more HERE.

Events

Fall Festivals This Weekend

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

There are a couple of festivals happening this weekend that are sure to be a good time. 

  • Cane Hill: The Cane Hill Harvest Festival is this Saturday on the grounds of Cane Hill College. There will be food, music, crafts, and family-friendly activities from 7-7p. Admission is free, and parking is $3. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome! 
  • Hiwasse: The Hiwasse Fall Festival is also this Saturday and will be at Hiwasse Park, which is northwest of Bentonville. There will be local vendors, music, karaoke, inflatables, games, face painting, a family photo area, food, and free snow cones.

For more about the Cane Hill Harvest Festival, click HERE. For more about the Hiwasse Fall Festival, click HERE

Sports

Razorback Teams Rank Top 25

NWA Daily

Let's hear it for our incredible sports teams! After the Razorback Football team won over South Carolina over the weekend, for the first time in department history, all fall Razorback team sports that have competed so far are ranked in the top 25 of their respective polls! 

  • Up there: The highest ranking Razorback teams are the football team at #10, the Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams at #4 and #6 in the USTFCCCA polls, and the soccer team at #9.
  • Top 25: Additional programs in the top 25 in their respective polls are the Men's and Women's Cross Country team, the Men's and Women's golf team, and the volleyball team.

See all the rankings HERE

Sponsored by Mycelium Networks

Mycelium Networks Launches New Mobile App

Mycelium Networks

Mycelium Networks is on a mission to accelerate the world's adoption of decentralized networks, and they'll pay you to help with this mission. With the launch of their app, users can now effortlessly join the Host Network.

  • Simplicity is key: The Mycelium Host app streamlines Hosting from start to finish, so you start earning faster. With more features to come, the future of Hosting looks easier than ever!
  • Mycelium in your community: Each year, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce celebrates local businesses and organizations that display excellence in our community. Mycelium Networks was recognized at the 2022 Excellence in Business Awards Ceremony, winning Innovator of the Year!

Use the app to sign up for Mycelium, or register your account if you're already a Host. Available for download in Google Play and the Apple Store today.

Economy

Latest Tourism Ticker Report Shows Summer Gains

NWA Daily

The latest Tourism Ticker report for January-June 2022 shows a broad recovery in Arkansas’s tourism sector, and Northwest Arkansas is a positive contributor. 

  • Growing numbers: From January to June this year, Washington and Benton counties collected a combined $1,270,668 in tourism tax, up 53% for both counties compared to the same period in 2021. In the whole state, hospitality tax collection was up 17.5% compared to last year. 
  • City hospitality: Tourism tax collections in the big four cities have all grown beyond last year's numbers. Bentonville tourism tax collection this year was up 29.6%. Fayetteville’s was up 15.9%, Rogers was up 80.7%, and Springdale was up 43%.

See the full report HERE

Subscribe to receive our daily newsletter

Know all the happenings in NWA with a 5-minute read of our free email newsletter every weekday.