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April 6, 2023


Benton County Releases Interactive Map To Better Communicate Road Closures

NWA Daily

A new interactive road closure map revealing real-time road closures from construction or severe weather has been developed by Benton County Informational Technology Department alongside the Road Department.

  • Be prepared: The map will be updated in real-time with flooded or damaged roads labeled “impassable roads,” making it a valuable tool during severe weather events. Users can click on a closure to view more details, including pictures of damage or flooding.
  • County roads: The map will only feature unincorporated roads maintained by the county, not city streets, and can be viewed year-round on the Benton County Road Dept. homepage via computer or mobile.

View the map HERE.

Sponsored by Scott Family Amazeum

Nabholz Presents A Night Of Fun And Fundraising At The Amazeum's Ungala

Scott Family Amazeum

Release your inner kid, eat, drink, and raise money for a great cause at the Scott Family Amazeum's UnGala, an annual FUNdraiser for ages 21+ where you can experience unique activities designed to spark creativity and curiosity, on Apr 21, from 6-10p.

  • Hungry for fun: Satisfy your hunger with the all-you-can-eat food truck buffet and mad-scientist cocktails, then feed your need for speed in a souped-up, 24-volt racer and enjoy other hands-on activities like pewter casting, screen printing, and more.
  • Fun money: The UnGala supports the Amazeum's nonprofit mission to host Priceless Nights, keep general admission cost low, and provide professional development opportunities for local educators.

Reserve your tickets HERE and tell your friends!


SoNA Takes On The Fayetteville Jazz Collective In Battle Of The Bands

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

SoNA's next performance, Battle of the Bands, will be a night of genre-defying music at Walton Arts Center on Saturday, Apr 8, at 7:30p.

  • Symphony swing: The orchestra will go head to head with the Fayetteville Jazz Collective, taking turns performing numbers and featuring several collaborative pieces along with guest vocalist Genine LaTrice Perez.
  • Listen closely: Come early at 6:30p to join Creative Conversations with SoNA Music Director Paul Haas and Fayetteville Jazz Collective master arranger Rick Salonen, and go behind the scenes with these Inside the Music interviews.

Get your tickets before they're gone HERE.


Tickets On Sale For BGO's Chefs In The Garden Fundraiser

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Chefs in the Garden, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks' signature spring fundraiser, is back by popular demand for its 15th year, taking place May 23 from 5-8:30p.

  • Food and flowers: Stroll through the garden while sipping wine, beer, and ciders and sampling delicious creations prepared by the area's finest chefs as they demonstrate their craft.
  • Sharing the love: The event is 21+, and proceeds will support the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, with a portion of each ticket sale also benefitting the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

Tickets sell out every year, so get yours while they last HERE!


FORMAT Festival Releases 2023 Lineup

FORMAT Festival

Back for its second year, FORMAT Festival will bring a dynamic weekend of music, arts, and technology to Bentonville the weekend of Sep 22-24, and the 2023 lineup looks incredible.

  • Soundwaves: Three days and nights of incredible talent will take the stage during the festival featuring a lineup of 54 musical artists, including LCD Soundsystem, Leon Bridges, and Alanis Morissette 😱🫠.
  • Artistry: Beyond the stage, festival goers can enjoy stunning visual and performing arts from artists like Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Ragnar Kjartansson X The National, and the Inside Out Project.

Ticket presale begins Thursday, Apr 6, at 10a. Sign up HERE for first access.

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