Austin-based music non-profit celebrates exceptional local music in a series of concerts

BLACK FRET ANNOUNCES ‘NWA SESSIONS’ AND PARTNERS WITH HOUSE OF SONGS IN PRESENTING THREE-MONTH SERIES OF SHOWS FEATURING BLACK FRET AWARDEES FROM AUSTIN AND SEATTLE

With the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation, the Austin-based music non-profit celebrates exceptional local music in a series of concerts featuring Black Fret Awardees playing with some of NWA’s finest musicians; shows will take place across Northwest Arkansas between March and May of this year


(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Feb. 24, 2022, source: Juice Consulting) – Austin, Texas-based music non-profit, Black Fret today announces its launch of a new Spring concert series in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). After launching chapters in Seattle and Colorado’s Front Range over the past three years, the organization has been quickly growing and empowering musicians around the country to create and perform new music. Founded in 2013, Black Fret is a public charity that is an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model that focuses on supporting popular local music. To date Black Fret’s programs have provided over $3.5M directly to a carefully curated group of exceptional local musicians and music businesses. For its latest debut in NWA, Black Fret along with The House of Songs will produce a twelve-show concert series at different venues throughout the region. These shows will kick off on Saturday, March 5 and continue through May. Each show will feature a Black Fret grant recipient band from Austin or Seattle playing alongside a NWA-based act. The lineup includes artists like Graham Wilkinson, Sydney Wright, Kalu James, Shaina Shepherd, Tony Kamel, Blk Odyssy, Pat Byrne, Beat Root Revival, Western Youth and more. Featured NWA artists include Auralai, Bonnie Montegomery, BAANG, Jasper Logan, Meadow Makers, Willi Carlisle and Dylan Earl. The public is invited to attend the events and ticketing information can be found here. For more information on Black Fret, see here. For more on The House of Songs, see here.




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