KUAF Arts Beat: Infringing on Peoples' Environments Through Sidewalk Concerts

Jul 30, 2019

Garret Jones, left and Jake Hertzog, right perform "Common Ground"

Live music takes to the streets with “Live at the Five and Dime,” a series of intimate sidewalk concerts presented by the University of Arkansas Music Departmenton the downtown Bentonville Square.

“It’s a really great opportunity to infringe on people’s environment. That’s honestly where [music] belongs,” upright bassist Garrett Jones says about incorporating passers-by. “Art’s all around you on a day-to-day basis. Music is up the same alley.”

Spearheaded by Alan Gosman, the department's associate chair, this intimate outreach effort features a local musicians performing a wide array of sounds including jazz, classical, Latin, and more. The intimate concerts are a collaboration with The Walmart Museum and Downtown Bentonville Inc.

“Live at the Five and Dime” performances continue throughout the summer on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. in front of the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, with the Jake Hertzog Trio set to perform Aug. 21. Speaking of jazz, there's now a program to offically study it with Hertzog and other professors in the UA music department.

Use the streaming link above to find out more about the University of Arkansas' "Live at the Five and Dime" concert series, as well as hear Jake Hertzog perform with Garrett Jones inside KUAF’s Frimin-Garner Performance Studio.