Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions to help get you started:
Enjoy the Mansfield Bluegrass festival
The sixth annual Mansfield Bluegrass Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield City Lake on Broadway Street in Mansfield. The free, all-ages event will feature performances by regional bands High Mountain Bluegrass, Frog Bayou Boys, Common Thread, Prairie Creek, Southern Tradition, Greenland Station, Roving Gamblers and Just Us. The event includes jam sessions, concessions and more. All proceeds will go to support the Dixie Theatre Restoration Project. Plans call for utilizing the Dixie Theatre, which was built in the 1800s, as a place for music and art-related performances and events. Donations also will be accepted at the Mansfield Bluegrass Festival. In case of rain, the festival will be moved to the Mansfield High School, 2500 U.S. 71 South in Mansfield.
Call Becky Walker at (479) 461-4723 or (479) 928-5552 for information.
Let UAFS help get your music on
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, in partnership with the Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society, will host the “Lollapalooza on the Green” event from 1-7 p.m. Saturday on the UAFS Campus Green.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature 10 bands performing throughout the day, a photo booth, a clown and magician show, an instrument petting zoo, lawn games, and a kid’s corner. Additionally, UAFS clubs will have tables with arts and crafts, face painting and multi-cultural booths, among other offerings. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.
The event is an opportunity to promote the arts to the community, according to Don Bailey, director of jazz studies at UAFS and coordinator of the event.
“We want people to be able to celebrate the arts and education in a fun family atmosphere,” Bailey said. “It will provide performance opportunities for young local musicians as well as learning experiences for kids of all ages.”
Contact Bailey at email@example.com or 788-7554 for information.
Free concert to boost disaster relief
Walmart will host its fourth annual "Celebrando Le Musica" from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at The Amp, 5079 W. Northgate Road in Rogers. The free afternoon concert will feature Latin music headlined by Grammy-award winning performers Jesse and Joy. Univision Despierta host Miaty Interiano will emcee the event.
In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the event will help shine a spotlight on the needs of recent hurricane and earthquake victims and promote American Red Cross relief efforts.
It is a free event, but everyone who attends, including infants, must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at The AMP’s website, www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com, or through The AMP box office at (479) 443-5600. Online orders are subject to a one-time $5 processing fee per transaction.