From The Soul

Music moves, creates, builds

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 1 a.m.

“These are significant folks,” says Betsy Brumley of the songwriters attending the Power of Music Festival. “People don’t know their names but they know their work. Beth Nielsen Chapman (pictured) wrote ‘This Kiss’ for Faith Hill; Tony Arata wrote ‘The Dance’ for Garth Brooks; Jerry Salley wrote on the ‘Traveller’ album with Chris Stapleton this past year. These guys — if you look at what they’ve written, you’d be shocked.”

What could make music executives from Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Nashville, Toronto and Stockholm and songwriters from around the world all converge on Bentonville for a weekend? How about a new multi-day songwriter festival and music conference?

FAQ

Power of Music Festival

WHEN — Thursday-April 29

WHERE — Venues across Bentonville

COST — Free to $299

INFO — 696-9876, pomfestival.org

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