Happening in NWA: LOTTO Launch, Upcoming Concerts


Here’s a look at what’s happening in northwest Arkansas.


Let’s start by taking a look at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery! The lottery announced a new game.

The LOTTO jackpot is exclusive to residents of Arkansas. It starts at $250,000 with draws every Wednesday and Saturday and is the biggest new game launch since the Lottery’s inception in 2009.

New players can enter code ARLOTTO at checkout in the Jackpocket app to get their first ticket for free! The first draw will take place tonight at 9 p.m.


Our community comes together to help save lives from stroke and heart disease.

The next CycleNation event hosted by the American Heart Association of Northwest Arkansas is Saturday at 8th Street Market in Bentonville. It’s not too late to register!

Teams and individuals can register until the morning of the race. The trip begins that morning at 9 a.m. They’ve currently raised over half of the goal – so sign up and donate and let’s do what we can to beat stroke and heart disease.


The Robert Cray Band will perform at the Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, September 27.

On his first U.S. tour since the 2020 release of his new album, “That’s What I Heard,” Cray will perform his signature music that has bridged blues, soul, and R&B since four decades.

Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased in person at the WAC box office, by calling them, or by visiting the website.


In other news from the Walton Arts Center, the producers of ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ are looking for a French Bulldog to be part of a video shoot to promote the show.

If you think you have the perfect dog for this role, you will need to submit a short video of the dog. Audition videos will be accepted until Thursday, September 29. Owners of the dog cast in this part will be notified and the new star will be announced via Walton Arts Center social media on Friday, September 30.

We have the audition details online.


Speaking of auditions, Arts Live Theater in Fayetteville is hosting auditions for their musical “Peter Pan Junior” this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their location on Sang Avenue.

Actors between the ages of 8 and 18 are welcome to audition. No prior experience is necessary. We have a link to all audition materials on our website.

Performances will take place November 10-13 on Mount Sequoyah.


Downtown Springale is thrilled to announce that decorated violinist and Springdale native Jenee Fellnor is returning to perform a special concert at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on October 7th.

Fleenor is one of the few fiddlers — and the only woman in history — to have been named CMA Musician of the Year – three times!

And earlier this month, she was nominated for her fourth consecutive CMA Musician of the Year award. Tickets are selling fast for this concert. Buy them here.

If you’re interested in these tickets or for more details on any of our Happening in NWA stories, head to our website gooddaynwa.com.


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