Cool Wa­ter Mu­sic Fes­ti­val held near Gravette

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - By Randy Moll

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.

Photo by Randy Moll

Frisco Ceme­tery took to the stage Satur­day af­ter­noon to kick off the Satur­day fes­tiv­i­ties at the Cool Wa­ter Mu­sic Fes­ti­val near Gravette.

Photo by Randy Moll

Joe Hart plays the key­board for Frisco Ceme­tery at the Cool Wa­ter Mu­sic Fes­ti­val near Gravette on Satur­day.

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