A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

A New American Town - Bentonville, Arkansas

Our towns are the heart of America. Some say that they’re gone, moved on, or simply faded away. But there’s a new American town on the map. It’s a town with a big heart and even bigger ambition. A town where modern progress meets rich history, where the arts meet innovation, and where companies meet communities. A town you can explore with all of your senses: from fresh air in the Ozarks, to fresh cuisine on your plate. That town is Bentonville, Arkansas. A town to visit, to see, to breathe, and to discover

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September 15, 2021 24 min

This exciting new episode features Josh Brown, the creator of the Beachbilly Lifestyle TV show, and Nashville, TN songwriter, Kyle Coulahan. They both sit down with Aaron Mullins, Director of Communications and Marketing for Visit Bentonville, to talk about the reality TV show they're filming in Bentonville, how the Beachbilly Lifestyle got started, and why they love promoting our city as a premier destination for Beachbilly...

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Visit Bentonville is excited to announce three new members to their team!

Emilie graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a BA in Hospitality Management. In 2013, she was promoted to Event Services Manager where she took on the role of supervising the logistical event operations team at the Arkansas Union. For her dedication to campus events in 2019, she was awarded the Association of College Unions Region II Outstandi...

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Jill Kintner joins us in the studio to share her story and why she's in Bentonville this week for the first-ever Red Bull First Ride!

Jill is one of the most accomplished female athletes on two wheels. Paired with her work ethic and creativity, she has prevailed in 6 cycling disciplines. Starting with BMX and turning pro by age 14, Jill set herself apart at the highest level and then made a lateral shift at age 21 to try her han...

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It's summertime, which means live music in Bentonville, AR! Check out this episode with Moira Anderson, Associate Director of Public Programs for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as she shares the latest and greatest for the July 2021 - Forest Concert Series! Moria is joined by Graham Weber, Program Director for the House of Songs, as well as House of Songs musician Dylan Earl, who will close out the Forest Concert Serie...

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You won't want to miss this chat with Layne Hyatt and Lucie Patton from the Peel Compton Foundation, where you will hear inside tips on their properties Compton Gardens, Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, Osage Park, and so much more! A must listen before you plan your next trip

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Recently, Rahsaan Bahati and Eliot Jackson visited Bentonville, Arkansas to ride our trails, visit with community leaders from Bike NWA and Bike POC on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and explore everything our city has to offer both on and off the trails.  While in town, they set down with Visit Bentonville's Aimee Ross, the Director of Bike Bentonville, for a high-energy chat you won't want to miss! 

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You won't want to miss our latest episode with professional mountain bikers Ryan Petry and  Alexey Vermeulen from Colorado!  Ryan and Alexey recently visited Bentonville to ride Oz Trails NWA and experience everything we have to offer throughout the city. Take a listen to hear about how they got into cycling, why they consider the Mountain Biking Capital of the World to be so special, and some of the exciting bike projects they...

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April 27, 2021 40 min

Recently, Visit Bentonville's, Director of Bike Bentonville, Aimee Ross had the opportunity to sit down with Kenny Belaey, Founder of Bentonville Bike Fest, and one of the biggest names in today's bike scene, to discuss this year's exciting event as part of our New American Town podcast series! As part of the conversation, Kenny was joined by: 

  • Hans Rey, Mountain bike Hall of Famer & Founder of Wheels 4 Life
  • Anneke Be...
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    April 16, 2021 15 min

    Don't miss our latest interview with Steve Johnson and Chip Gibbons from Bentonville's Thaden Field!  Learn about the history of the airport, their concept of making aviation accessible for everyone, and all of the NEW and EXCITING things happening this year that you won't want to miss! 

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    March 23, 2021 21 min

    Listen to this brand new conversation with Emily Neuman, Senior Communications Manager for the Momentary! During the podcast, Emily shares the latest Winter/Spring visual art exhibitions you can enjoy, from Sarah Cain: In Nature, to Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds and Derrick Adams: Sanctuary.  Emily also shares exciting news about other Momentary events coming up later in 2021!

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    Meet Jeremy McGhee.  Years ago, after a near-fatal car crash took away the use of his legs, Jeremy became the first paraplegic in 2012 to climb and descend Bloody Couloir, a major backcountry ski route in the Eastern Sierras, all with only the use of his arms. Today, he's an active and vocal advocate committed to pioneering trails for adaptive mountain bike riders and disabled athletes with his own YouTube series, called the UN...

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    Join Visit Bentonville's Aimee Ross (Director of Bike Bentonville) as she chats with the Women of Oz Chairwoman, Allyson de la Houssaye, and board member Ashley O'Reilly, about the wide range of cycling experiences for everyone in the Mountain Biking Capital of the World. 

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    Join Visit Bentonville's Director of Communications & Marketing, Aaron Mullins, as he interviews Beth Bobbitt,? Public Relations Director for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Beth shares the latest and greatest from the museum, talks about the latest exhibit, Crafting America, and shares some of the exciting events everyone can plan for in 2021.?

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    February 5, 2021 41 min

    Recently, Kalene Griffith, President of Visit Bentonville, set down with Amanda Khanga, Sales Director, and Aaron Mullins, Director of Communications & Marketing, to talk about the challenges of 2020 and what visitors can expect when they make plans to visit the Mountain Biking Capital of the World. 

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    January 22, 2021 13 min

    In 1986 a movie called Rad was released, starring Bill Allen as Cru Jones, a young BMX aggressive racer.  

    To put it mildly, the movie became a cult classic, especially with BMXers, and is still a huge fan favorite today. 

    Fast forward to 2020, when mountain bike influencer and producer Bradon Bringhurst, decided to recreate several scenes from Rad as a tribute to the movie. He was looking for the perfect location - and what better p...

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    October 23, 2020 8 min

    Recently, Visit Bentonville and Bike Bentonville had the privilege to sit down with Terry Adams in Bentonville, Arkansas.  

    In celebration of outdoor exploration during these unprecedented times, Terry visited Arkansas and teamed up with world-renowned BMX street rider, Corey Martinez, and photographer, Jeff Rose to capture this once-a-year moment – when the Harvest Moon rises above the forest and scenic Ozark Mountains. For this tr...

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    September 8, 2020 21 min

    Tune in to hear the latest and greatest about the Momentary, Bentonville's newest contemporary art space! 

    Join us beginning September 12th to experience Nick Cave: Until. This exhibition will question gender, race, and violence—in particular, gun violence—in America.

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    August 25, 2020 26 min

    AmericanaFest 2020 kicks off September 16-18th! In advance, check out our latest podcast with Graham Weber, Director of Programing for House of songs, as he talks about the festival this year and the growing NWA music culture. Find out more about the Visit Bentonville collaboration with other NWA cities as part of the exclusive online event that will showcase music performances from emerging Northwest Arkansas artists along with hi...

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    February 12, 2020 17 min

    Join us for today's talk with Alejo Benedetti, assistant curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges, and Allison Glenn, associate curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges about a State of the Art 2020!

    Visit Bentonville for the opening of the Momentary, a new space for contemporary visual and performing arts, and the debut of State of the Art II at both locations.

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    January 15, 2020 30 min

    One of the most anticipated 2020 events is the February 22, 2020 grand opening of the Momentary, a new contemporary visual and performing arts space that's associated with the already spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  

    Take a listen to Emily Nueman, PR Manager & Pia Agrawal, Curator of Performing Arts for the Momentary, discuss all things Momentary!

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