Bentonville Film Festival (#BFF), taking place May 5 – 9, will host a nightly BFF Music Lounge at the Ice House in Bentonville, featuring some of the hottest, nationally recognized music acts performing today and sponsored by Coca-Cola, Heineken, Perrier, Ciroc and Robert Mondavi Private Selection.
The performances and schedules were announced today (below) and tickets are now on sale on the festival website www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com. An official BFF event, the BFF Music Lounge at the Ice House will be the hottest ticket in town after the sun goes down as festival guests and participants close out the days’ activities with nights of music and dancing.
Tuesday, May 5
Jon Foreman is a critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer, main songwriter and guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Switchfoot. Over the years, Foreman has become known for his honest lyrics, incendiary live performances, and his involvement in various humanitarian endeavors.
Samantha Crain is an American songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, signed with Ramseur Records and Full Time Hobby Records.
Wednesday, May 6
Meg & Liz
Megan and Liz are an American country/pop girl duo composed of fraternal twin sisters, Megan and Liz Mace, from Edwardsburg, Michigan. They are both songwriters, and Megan is their guitarist
Barrett Baber and Ashley McBryde
An Arkansas native, Barrett Baber grew up singing in church at a young age in East Arkansas, near some of the most soulful and fertile grounds for musicians in the country. His inspiration for singing and creating music happened from frequent visits to Memphis TN, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas. Released in June 2011, Ashley’s latest album, ‘Elsebound’, was recorded in Nashville at Hot Haus Studio with producer Mike Holmes.
Thursday, May 7
Groovement is a 6-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life.
Alycia Nichole & Taylor Lane (DJ)
Optimism. A word infused with hope, positivity, and good will. These qualities are embodied by up-and-coming vocal artist Alycia Nichole. This young woman has exotic beauty, a soulful voice, and an ocean of creative talent.
Friday, May 8
Smokey and the Mirror
Smokey and the Mirror is headed up by husband and wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree. The Hembrees are also members of the Americana band Three Penny Acre, and have branched out with Smokey and the Mirror to express their Rock and Pop influences in a primarily acoustic ensemble. Echoes of Buddy Holly, The Indigo Girls and Bruce Hornsby are all evident in an upbeat and soulful presentation
As an emerging artist to watch, she is in demand. Most recently, Brynn has toured with Brandi Carlile, Alanis Morissette, Wilson Phillips and Tyler Ward. Radio is quickly embracing her first EP, “Notions of Love,” and it’s currently playing on over 40 college radio stations. She is about to embark on two major summer 2015 tours with OAR and Allen Stone.
Breaking Silence plays a driving acoustic blend of original and popular music that spans generations. Fresh young talents singing positive lyrics with a polish well beyond their years. The individual members have developed their skills on stages in and around the area for the last 10 years
THE NEWEST & HOTTEST PARTY BAND IN THE MID-SOUTH! This band is comprised of some of the most talented and sought after musicians & singers in the region...some people call it the DreamTeam! They cover the top hits of Motown, Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, and Country. They are the ULTIMATE party force!
The nightly BFF Lounge at the Ice House concert series is sponsored by Heineken, Constellation Brands, Diageo and Ciroc, Tusk & Trotter, Perrier, Coca-Cola and Robert Mondavi Private Selection.
The complete schedule of Festival events, including dates, times, venue locations and ticket information can be found on the BFF website www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com