Cool Water Music Festival held near Gravette
GENTRY — Attendance was less than anticipated on Friday evening, but organizers of the Cool Water Music Festival in Gravette were hoping to do better on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Musical groups, some with local ties, played on two stages — the Grand Savings Bank Main Stage and the Sunbelt Rentals Secondary Stage — at the first Cool Water Music Festival. The event was held at the Lykins farm, 11506 N. Highway 59, on the banks of Spavinaw Creek south of town. It featured 15 bands and artists from several states, including Southern Sirens, Wesley Michael Hayes, Jericho Woods, Read Southall, Micky and the Motorcars, Brandon Jenkins, Reckless Kelly, Frisco Cemetery, Johnny Dale Roberts, River’s Edge Band, Mountain Sprout, The Dirty River Boys, JB & the Moonshine Band, Zane Williams, and Chris Knight.
Friday’s show began at 4 p.m., and Saturday events included a karaoke contest. The festival offered children’s inflatables, a bar, camping and swimming in the creek. Food vendors and merchandise vendors were set up on the grounds.
Event sponsors were Grand Savings Bank, Sunbelt Rentals, Visit Bentonville, Cherokee Casino and Metal Building Supply in Gravette.
Frisco Cemetery took to the stage Saturday afternoon to kick off the Saturday festivities at the Cool Water Music Festival near Gravette.
Joe Hart plays the keyboard for Frisco Cemetery at the Cool Water Music Festival near Gravette on Saturday.