Every first Friday of the month from March through November, the Downtown Bentonville Square is transformed into a giant block party for the entire community. Great food, live music, children’s activities, gallery openings and more! Each month is themed differently, so explore this page to find out more information.
Webster defines ‘busker’ as: “a person who entertains in a public place for donations” This April First Friday will take a page from the European Street Faire and fill the square with world class buskers (street performers) from all around the country competing for your “vote” for the fan favorite or King(or Queen) of the Buskers. To Add to the fun : We will be asking our visitors to ‘vote’ with their dollars and the performer who gathers the most by the end of the evening will win an additional bonus check from Downtown Bentonville, Inc. and be crowned the reigning King of the Bentonville Buskers for 2014. You may participate in this process by bringing a few dollar bills or coins to the square April 4, between the hours of 5 pm and 8pm, roam the square enjoying constant performances and drop those bills in the donation box of your favorite act. Or, if you prefer you may purchase a few “Busker Bucks” from the Downtown Bentonville, Inc. information tent, across from the courthouse, while they last, at a special rate of 25 “Busker bucks” for $20. There will be constant action with nine spectacular acts performing in 4 rotating locations around the Downtown Bentonville Square for the three hours.main stage schedule read more