Make sure to stop by the BFF Bandstand this weekend for local music and entertainment, daily, from 4:00-6:00pm in Diversity Drive. Enjoy food, drinks and fun for the whole family.
Friday: AFRIQUE AYA
AFRIQUE AYA is a multi-ethnic group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), AFRIQUE AYA celebrates the synergy of nature, spirit, movement, and percussion. In West Africa, dancing and drumming are catalysts, grounded in a rich tradition of story-telling. Through performances and workshops designed to bring people together, AFRIQUE AYA connects with earth-based, lyric movement and music that convey a vibrant, universal narrative. AFRIQUE AYA offers performances, workshops, and residencies in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the United States.
Saturday: LATIN X THEATRE PROJECT with Playwright Ashley Edwards
This exciting group of Northwest Arkansas theatre artists, Incorporate rap, music, comedy, and drama, now in their second season, reveal insights about what it means to be Latinx and underrepresented voices in America today.” LatinX Theatre Project is supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation to promote community cohesion, diversity, and inclusion.
Sunday: LOS LOBOS, with RUN RIVER NORTH (2:00pm)
Legendary band Los Lobos will perform Sunday afternoon May 6th with opening act Run River North. Open to the public at 1:00pm, the show begins at 2:00pm on the outside stage in the festival’s Diversity Drive just north of the Bentonville Square. General admission to the concert is free and open to the public but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. One hundred VIP tickets are available for $30 and include guaranteed admission and a premium viewing area. Limited space will be reserved for BFF Sponsor Badge Holders on a first come first serve basis.