Limelight Music Festival
By Ryan Woodland Follow | Public

An outdoor festival that shines the spotlight on 8 of NWA’s dedicated and talented local up-and-coming artists and singer/songwriters, with the goal of helping them raise money to record and produce their music.

Featured Artists:

1. Grey Horse
2. Sarah Loethen
3. Will Gunselman
4. Ashtyn Barbaree
5. Christian Serrano-Torres
6. Emily Nance
7. Ryan Woodland Trio
8. Mothermoon

General Admission: entry fee is $10 and includes a raffle ticket. Pay upon arrival or online. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

VIP tickets: $125 (early bird price: $90) Get access to a private VIP/Artist seating area, on an enormous cushioned blanket directly in front of the stage where you can sit and chat with the performers when they're not on stage! Also includes 5 raffle tickets, a commemorative beer glass, a festival t-shirt, and a signed photo of all the performers! Limited VIP tickets available (30). Can pay in advance online.

Event Features:
1. Live music from 8 up-and-coming local artists
2. Local food trucks, vendors, and beer
3. Raffles, and more raffles
4. Auctions to raise money for the featured local artists
5. Yard Games
6. Social media raffle
7. Artist mashups (artists will be selected to collaborate with other featured artists separately on a piece before the show. The Mashups will take place after the Solo Sets)

Note: All money from tickets sales, auctions, and raffles goes to support the featured local artists.

Featured Sponsors:

Red Barn Studio - providing all featured artist with a discount in the studio so that they can quickly start producing their music after the festival. Also live-streaming and filming the event, as well as providing a studio discount as a raffle item.

Artist Retreat Center - Hosting and coordinating the Private Investors Party.

Bentonville Brewing Company - Hosting and helping to coordinate the festival.

Hey Hey NWA - MC for the Festival. Also promoting the event via their podcast.

Interested in becoming a vendor, sponsor, or investor at the Limelight Festival? Contact the Limelight Foundation via their facebook page, or email them at