About City Sessions

Built around community, City Sessions is a local concert series based in Northwest Arkansas that features artists from our communities and around the world. We exist to provide spaces for the community to engage the humanity of the artist and share stories. Come experience the hospitality of Northwest Arkansas colliding with some of the best storytellers in the world. Built around community since 2014,…

Our Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our donors and cannot express enough
appreciation for the support they have shown us and the entire community.

Our Team

Jerad Sears

Grand Poobah of Executiveness” (Executive Director)

I. LOVE. NWA. It’s been home since my kindergarten days at Sugar Creek Elementary (shout out to the Patriots!) Everything I’ve been a part of, from pastoring to breweries to venues to coaching to music, has always been built in community, for community. There’s something so special about NWA – there’s truly a hospitable spirit of helping each other succeed that has lasted through all of the growth and changes. It’s why my beautiful wife Katy and I want to raise our 4 kids here, and why we’ll work tirelessly to seek the welfare of this community. Yes, City Sessions is a music organization. But I’m not interested in ONLY great music. I’m interested in what great music does for the artists and neighbors who live here. I’m passionate about the soul of this place. 

Mia Tubbs

“Chief Vibes Officer” (Marketing Director)

I consider it a true honor to be a part of such a rare community, here in Northwest Arkansas.

With dreams of becoming a Broadway Actress in New York or a touring musician in LA, when I got a job offer [here] in 2020, I had no idea what to expect from this little southern town.  Simply said:  it’s been nothing short of a dream come true + City Sessions has a huge part in that for me. I didn’t know the kind of music opportunities I would get, but when City Sessions offered me my first gig here in town, the rest was history – I was sold.  The hospitality, the community, the hidden gem artists all throughout NWA, the continuous opportunities…. in my opinion, something a bigger city would never offer.

Starting out getting to be a hometown artist + now have the privilege of being their Marketing Director, City Sessions has offered me something so rich + fulfilling.  I’m so thankful to be a part of such a unique, + what I believe to be, one-of-a-kind region.

Board of Directors

Mike Rusch

Pure Charity

JD Byrum

Founder of City Sessions

Melody Martens

Signature Bank

Jake Newell

Newell Development

Debbie McElroy

Jeff Charlson

Chanika Ogle