What: Nightly Entertainment Schedule
Doors open at 9 pm, Performances start at 10 pm, Doors close at 1:00 am
$25 tickets ONLY available at the door
Capacity is limited
The Bentonville Film Festival, in partnership with The Meteor Guitar Gallery and Heineken, is proud to announce the musical line up for this year’s festival at the official BFF music venue – the Meteor Guitar Gallery.
Musical Act Line-up:
BFF JAZZ NIGHT FEATURING MARCUS JOHNSON
Internationally-acclaimed, Billboard-charting jazz pianist Marcus Johnson has released 18 studio albums (eight of which have appeared on Billboard’s Top 10 Contemporary Jazz Chart), garnered a NAACP Image Award nomination for Jazz Album of the Year, and has toured the world at top venues and festivals. Johnson is also the founder and CEO of FLO Wine, recently included by USA Today on its list of Top 10 Celebrity Wines.
AMERICAN HEROES NIGHT FEATURING KRIS ALLEN AND FRIENDS
Kris Allen is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Allen is recklessly reflective and emotive on his fifth album, Letting You In, released on March 18. He worked on the album in his new home base of Nashville and calls it his most personal album to date. The album is the culmination of a whirlwind three years that included a harrowing car accident that almost robbed him of the ability to play guitar; a departure from his record label; the birth of his first child and the announcement of his wife Katy’s second pregnancy; a move from Arkansas to Nashville; relentless touring; and songwriting sessions that yielded more than 70 new tunes.
BFF CELEBRATES SISTERS FEATURING DOZZI AND DUFFLEBAG DIVAS
Country music sweethearts, three sister trio, Dozzi, have been earning their stripes on the Australian music scene, while establishing a strong and loyal fan base. Their unique and charismatic sibling harmonies have helped them quickly become the name on many a music lover’s lips. The sisters won the 2012 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award for Best Video (‘Love Away The Bad Days’) and their follow up buzz track featuring Australian country star Drew McAlister ‘I Need You Tonight’ topped The Hot Country Network All Australian Top 20 and Cool Country 2KA Charts at #1. These three beautiful siblings are ready to export their unique country sound to the US and beyond.
The Duffle Bag Divas have been full time deejays for six years, paying their dues in some of Hollywood’s most exclusive clubs to playing clubs and events all over the US. They are known for their ability to mix up genres, combining their blend of EDM, trap, and hip-hop to set the perfect vibe. The duo has shared bills with some of the world’s biggest names in EDM like Quintino, LA Riots, Stafford Brothers, and Dubvision. Their ability to spin any genre has kept them very busy playing a wide variety of events ranging from NASCAR races, MMA fights, the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) championships, and they are Monster Energy’s official AMA Supercross DJs which has them playing arenas & after parties all over the country.
BFF CLUB NIGHT FEATURING DJ HENRI
Henri (aka Henrietta Tiefenthaler), DJ, Singer/Producer/Songwriter and Fashionista, is making her mark on both sides of the Atlantic as a DJ/producer and a rapidly emerging name spinning at some of the hottest parties and clubs in L.A., New York, Miami, London, Coachella, Cannes, SXSW, Buenos Aires and Vienna. She is as at home with pop, rock and world music as she is with disco and deep house, building her a reputation for sets which are eclectic yet constantly engaging.
BFF CLASSICS FEATURING LEGEND JOE WALSH
Joe Walsh is known as one of rock and roll’s finest guitarists with fans including Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. By the time he joined the quintessential super group Eagles in the mid-1970’s, putting his indelible style on the American pop culture canon with “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane”, Walsh had already founded two incredibly successful bands, The James Gang and Barnstorm, while building a reputation among industry pro’s as a musician’s musician. Pete Townshend called him “a fluid and intelligent players” with few peers.
By the time the Eagles came along, Walsh’s career hit full-steam ahead. During the lull between the band’s release of record-setting releases of Hotel California and The Long Run, Walsh penned his signature send-up of the rock and roll lifestyle, “Life’s Been Good,” and recorded “In the City” for “The Warriors” soundtrack.
Post-Eagles, Walsh took the opportunity to collaborate with musical luminaries such as Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Warren Zevon and Lionel Richie. The reformation of the Eagles in 1994 coincided with a new musical beginning for Joe. He embarked on a James Gang reunion, released a well-received solo album and found himself in high demand as a collaborator, producer and guest musician, notably closing out the 2012 Grammy Awards with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and appearing on the Foo Fighters 2014 Sonic Highways album.
On his most recent solo tours Walsh is more comfortable than ever as a performer, allowing him to regularly reach those normally fleeting moments during shows where the world fades out and the music completely takes over. “I’ll be playing and I open my eyes and I think, Oh sh**. I’m on stage and there’s people here!” explains Walsh. “That feeling is why we do this. For those rare times when you can just zone out and play.”
Where: The Meteor Guitar Gallery, at 121 W Central in Bentonville, is an iconic hundred year old movie theater that has been restored to one of the coolest live music venues in town.
When: BFF will take place May 3 – 8 2016 in Bentonville, AR with multi-event passes and single event tickets now on sale. Tickets for music events at the Meteor will go on sale at the door night of event. Stay up to date on all things BFF at www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com and learn more about the 2016 films and panels, the schedule of events, catch up on industry news and the great work going on with the BFF Foundation.