Bentonville, Arkansas may not ring a bell for most people, but this weekend the town hosted a major, new music, art and technology festival: FORMAT. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Bentonville is the home of Walmart and, over the past ten years, the Walton family has done their utmost to invest in the rapidly growing region, from paving mountain biking trails to setting up Crystal Bridges, a world-class art museum. Why not bring a music, arts, and tech festival to town?
Crystal Bridges Museum, and a town’s resurgence
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The worlds of music, art, and technology will unite at FORMAT (For Music + Art + Technology), a new festival experience taking place September 23-25, 2022, on the private Sugar Creek Airstrip in Bentonville, in the heart of the vibrant cultural region of Northwest Arkansas known as OZ. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 22 at www.format-festival.com. Fans who sign up on the Official SMS List now can gain early access to tickets starting at 10am CT.
Bentonville-based Oz Brands, a compilation of outdoor recreation and art initiatives, will give Austin, Texas, residents an opportunity to win one-way flights to Northwest Arkansas, according to a Wednesday (Oct. 20) news release.
Oz Brands, which comprises Oz Art, Oz Trails and Fly Oz, will give away one-way Allegiant Air tickets to Austin residents, “who need a break from the rapid overgrowth of the booming metro,” the release shows.