The House of Songs Songwriter Showcase

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Bike Rack Brewing, 801 se 8th st, Bentonville

The House of Songs presents an evening of original music from some of NWA's best and brightest musicians, as well as talented artists from around the world. Join us as we showcase artists building cultural bridges through shared musical passion, and take part in a growing arts community in the NWA area.

6:30 pm Doors 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Showcase in the Brew Room $10 Charge

Our Guests this month include:

Tenpennygypsy (Little Rock) Alaina Hawf (Eureka) Kevin McLachlan (Yukon) Candy Lee (NWA)

TenPenny Gypsy 5-time Arkansas Country Music Awards nominee

For years, Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley had been following the beat of their own drum, and performing separately as solo artists. When they decided to join forces and form the Folk/Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy in 2017, their musical direction was set upon a new and exciting trajectory.

Alaina Hawf (The Whispering Willows)

Alaina's warm soothing vocals, mixed with Dylan's finely crafted fiddle work provide a show that slows the audience and opens the ears, giving time for the audience to fall in love and maybe more importantly, think about what they value in life

Kevin McLachlin

Kevin McLachlan was born in raised in Whitehorse Yukon. Inspired by the many amazing singer/songwriters who have come out of Canada before him, Kevin aims to tell simple and honest stories about his home and himself.

Candy Lee

Candy Lee grew up in the swamps of Florida but heard the call of the mountains even as a girl. She later found home nestled in the Ozarks of Arkansas, where she chiseled out a name for herself as one of the area's most prominent, award-winning folk-roots musicians. A multi-instrumentalist with a diverse musical background, Candy Lee takes roots music of the shelf, dusts it off, and puts a shine on it with a modern polish, and a unique, crystal clear voice that leaves listeners feeling like they’ve had a breath of fresh air.

Home Sweet Home Festival

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"Home Sweet Home Fest is the uniting of hospitality and music"

City Sessions is baaack! And presents the first ever "Home Sweet Home" House Show Festival. That's right - a festival of house concerts in Bentonville.

Northwest Arkansas has always been known for it's hospitality and patronage, and is quickly becoming known as one of the most exciting new music cities in the country.

36 Shows 8 Host Homes 25 Touring and Local Artists - Joshua James, Trella, Dawn & Hawkes, Smokey & The Mirror + friends, Sawyer, Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Dana Louise, Dane Joneshill, Baang, Josh Noren Music, Lost John, Kevin Kiehn Music, Kalyn Fay, Will Gunselman Music, Benjamin Del Shreve, Cameron Johnson Music, Andrew McLaughlin (The Silver Lining), Suite 25, Ashtyn Barbaree, TJ Williams (Trees and Houses), Sluyter.

You can purchase festival passes for each day that ends with one of our headlining artists: Joshua James, Dawn & Hawkes and Trella. Our very own Smokey and the Mirror will be bringing some surprise guests for a Saturday night headliner show as well! Individual tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, though festival pass holders will get priority and seating is limited.

Single Shows: $10 at the door Friday Headliner Shows: $15 Friday Festival Pass (up to 3 shows + headliner): $40 Saturday Headliner Shows: $25 Saturday Festival Pass (up to 3 shows + headliner): $50

  • Beer and Coffee by Bike Rack Brewing Co
  • 20% off dinner discounts for ticket holders at Yeyo’s Mexican Grill and Loafin Joe’s (8th Street Market)

Go to for more info and to purchase tickets

At Home Sweet Home Fest you’ll have an opportunity to hear so many incredible stories, listen to so much incredible music and meet some incredible people. Don’t miss this one of a kind experience!

Thanks to our sponsors: Walton Family Foundation Signature Bank of Arkansas Bike Rack Brewing Co Yeyo's El Alma de Mexico Loafin Joe's Food Truck

Rahim AlHaj: The Voice for the Voiceless

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Fayetteville Public Library , 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

The Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies and the House of Songs Ozarks and in conjunction with the Fayetteville Public Library, will host Rahim AlHaj’s A Voice for the Voiceless. Come and discover the music that fueled the opposition against the Ba’athist regime that oppressed Iraq before the allied war with the country. Learn about the struggles AlHaj, first a musician and second a political refugee, endured for his convictions.

Rahim AlHaj Trio

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pin Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center , 453 N Garland Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

The Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies and The House of Songs Ozarks, welcomes The Rahim AlHaj Trio, featuring award-winning (National Endowment for The Arts 2015 National Heritage Fellow and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) and two-time Grammy nominee artist Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer, Rahim Alhaj.

Alhaj is joined by Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American, Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf.

The trio performs Alhaj’s intricate compositions. Aljah’s music delicately combines traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary styling and influence.

His compositions evoke the experience of exile from his homeland and of new beginnings in his adopted country. His pieces establish new concepts without altering the foundation of the traditional “Iraqi School of Oud”.