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Arkansas Black Music And Film Expo

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - February 18 @ 11:30 pm

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Music Moves invites the NWA community to support Black arts, music, and film at the Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo on February 17-18, 2023 in Fayetteville, AR. 


February 17th will focus on film, featuring screenings of work by Former Razorback and Emmy Nominee Quinn Grovey, local filmmaker Michael Day, and a showing of Fire in Little Africa–a documentary that brings together the top musicians and visual artists in Oklahoma to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Massacre. Each screening will include Q&A panels with the filmmakers and we’ll end the night with an afterparty featuring live music from The Rodney Block Collective ft. Bijoux. The film expo will be at The Fayetteville Town Center from 6-10pm. Tickets to the film expo are $50 and can be purchased at https://stubs.net/event/5026/black-film-showcase-and-after-party. Children under 12 are free for the weekend. 

February 18th will focus on music. The afternoon block (2-5pm) will be a family friendly event. First, Music Moves is partnering with Mardi Gras Fayetteville for the Mardi Gras parade beginning at 2pm. Then the expo begins at George’s Majestic Lounge where The Racy Brothers and Crescent City Combo will be performing and informing the community about the music they’re hearing. Saturday afternoon tickets are $10 and can be purchased at https://stubs.net/event/5032/saturday-afternoon-music-expo (Children 12 and under are free)

The evening of the 18th, from 7-11:30, will be a night of nostalgia and R&B with performances by Funk Factory, Branjae, Avery Sunshine, H-Town, and Ying Yang Twins. Tickets for Saturday evening are $30 and can be purchased at https://stubs.net/event/5033/saturday-night-music-expo

Music Moves is focused on widening the spotlight to include historically underrepresented artists and musicians, with a goal of starting conversations that lead to an appreciation of different cultures. The Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo provides a unique opportunity for Northwest Arkansas to support the important work of honoring Black voices and contributions in Northwest Arkansas, as well as enjoy a night of community and fun.

Weekend passes are available for $75 and can be purchased via the event page: https://stubs.net/o/153-TZC3J7/music-moves. Children under 12 are free for the weekend. 

Doors open at 6pm on Friday and 2pm and 6pm on Saturday. Tickets are available at https://stubs.net/o/153-TZC3J7/music-moves. For information, please contact [email protected].

Music Moves is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make Black music and the arts accessible both to students and to our entire community through performance and education. We take care to shine the spotlight on the importance of starting young when educating folks about the pioneers who paved the way for justice and equality for all. We believe that music is key to opening pathways of communication across cultural boundaries and we take every opportunity to get out in the community and get people moving with us!



February 17 @ 6:00 pm
February 18 @ 11:30 pm
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George’s Majestic Lounge
519 Dickson Street
Fayetteville, 72701 United States
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