Groundwaves(AR) is a 6-month hip-hop open mic and mentorship program, led by independent hip-hop legend Murs. Groundwaves(AR) provides an open mic where all artists, established and aspiring, are welcomed onstage, constructive real-time feedback for each performer from their audience of peers, and one-on-one mentorship by Murs.
The second season of Groundwaves will run from May 10 through October 12, 2022, with open mics held the second Tuesday of every month and one-on-one mentorship sessions with Murs the following day. Sign-ups begin at 5 p.m. day of show, in-person only at 214 (214 S. Main St. Springdale, AR). The open mic begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
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Support and growth for the Northwest Arkansas music scene
CACHE worked with British music industry think tank Sound Diplomacy to complete a Music Ecosystem Strategy and Action Plan for NWA, which engaged more than 500 people from the region’s community and music industry leaders.
Research showed Northwest Arkansas’ music ecosystem produces a $389 million economic output and is responsible for 3,972 jobs in the region. Sound Diplomacy made several recommendations to elevate the region’s music ecosystem.