We are "Patrons of Local Music"

black fretWith chapters in Austin, Seattle and Colorado’s Front Range, Black Fret is a 501(c)3 charity which has curated hundreds of intimate musical experiences in some of our Nation’s finest music communities. Through our unique membership model, we catalyze communities to support their local musicians in the creation and performance of new music. Together, we have held hundreds of intimate concerts for our members and their support has allowed us to distribute over $3.5M to our local musicians and music businesses. For more information click here for a short but older video providing an overview of the organization.

Become a Founding Member of the NWA Sonic Guild Chapter

Private Shows being on Friday March 4th! Would you like to attend one or more of the private events in our 2022 NWA Sessions series? Would you like to gather regularly with friends who share your passion for live music at private events to hear intimate performances from amazing Black Fret Artists? Would you enjoy discovering and championing exceptional NWA musicians through grants, performance opportunities and providing them with access to Black Fret’s national network of musicians and music industry advisors? If you answered yes to any of these please read on.

During the 2022 NWA Sessions, Black Fret is assessing interest from residents in creating a chapter in Northwest Arkansas. To launch that chapter, we are seeking one hundred “Founding Members” to pledge to pay $750 in annual dues once we reach one hundred members. If you’d like to pledge to be a Founding Member, please provide us with the below information and then forward this page along to a friend.