Voices Only

April 5, 2022

Startups

Startup Crawl To Feature 10 Stops & 10 Local Breweries

Startup Junkie

Startup Junkie’s Startup Crawl is this Friday, April 8, and though the event is free to attend, paid tickets are available to access everything the Startup Crawl has to offer.

  • Party on the street: The Startup Crawl will start on the downtown Fayetteville square and feature 10 stops with 10 local breweries. There will be food trucks, music, and more at this “biggest startup party in Arkansas.”
  • One stop at a time: Paid ticket holders will receive a Startup Crawl-branded wristband and reusable Silipint cup. With the cup, crawlers will be able to enjoy beers from any of the 10 local craft breweries that have been paired with each stop along the crawl, as well as from the beer garden located on the same street.

For more information and tickets, click HERE

Sponsored by Peel Compton Foundation

Peel Museum & Botanical Garden's Hanging Basket Sale Returns

Peel Compton Foundation

Get ready to brighten up your porch! Peel Museum & Botanical Garden’s annual Hanging Basket Sale has returned! 

  • Arrangements: Featuring a variety of ferns, greenery, and both shade and sun-loving blooms just in time, these locally-grown baskets are the perfect gift for Mother's Day or any plant lover.
  • Plan ahead: Each basket costs $20, and funds directly support Peel Museum & Botanical Garden in Bentonville. Shoppers can pick up their hanging baskets at Peel Museum & Botanical Garden (400 S. Walton Blvd) May 5-6 from 8-10a, or May 7 from 10a-12p. 

Click HERE to pre-purchase your basket today.

Nonprofits

Tyson To Host Nonprofit Festival

NWA Daily

Tyson Foods is bringing back the annual Give Fest on April 26, which will connect Tyson employees to local community organizations. 

  • How it works: Tyson will select a total of 50 nonprofits to participate in the festival and each one will receive a donation of $250 for their organization, a tent, and a table from which to distribute information, recruit volunteers, and fundraise. 
  • The event: Give Fest will include live music and entertainment, and approximately 1,200 Tyson employees are expected to attend. The nonprofit fair will run from 10a-2p at its home office in Springdale. The deadline for nonprofits to apply for the event is April 10 at midnight. 

Fill out an application form HERE

Politics

Committee Forms To Campaign For Sunday Alcohol Sales

NWA Daily

A campaign committee has formed in Benton County with the mission of keeping more tax revenue local by allowing stores in Bentonville and Rogers to sell alcohol on Sundays.

  • Money lost: The ballot question committee is named Keep Our Dollars Local. The committee says thousands of dollars in tax revenue is going to communities outside of Bentonville and Rogers when shoppers have to leave town to buy their beer or wine on Sundays. 
  • In one place: Keep Our Dollars Local believes that shoppers also spend money on things like gas and groceries when they make their alcohol run, which displaces even more revenue that could be made in Bentonville or Rogers. The committee will be gathering signatures to put on the November general election ballot.

Read the full story HERE

Music

VoiceJam Festival Coming To WAC This Weekend

NWA Daily

Is it too early to start talking about weekend plans? The VoiceJam A Capella Festival is this Saturday, April 9, at the Walton Arts Center.

  • The learning part: Distinguished a cappella and voice coaches will host workshops and activities at the festival for attendees to learn how-to’s, tips, and tricks on everything from singing, recording, a cappella arranging, and more. 
  • The performance part: The festival will culminate in the VoiceJam Competition in the evening, bringing together all the best a cappella groups from across the country. The top high school, collegiate, and community singing groups will battle it out live on stage, in true “Pitch Perfect” style. 

For more details and tickets, click HERE

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