FORT SMITH, Ark. (Tuesday, February 28, 2017) – Morgan Bryant, Brandon Clements, and Trent Smallwood, Seniors of Southside High School, are helping spark interest in Downtown Fort Smith by hosting a BASH for River Valley high school students. With the help of The Sound Room and Baseline Collective, these students hope to host more than 600 sophomores, juniors, and seniors at The Sound Room on April 29, 2017, for a high school only concert and event.

The evening will consist of performances by local talent, food and coke beverages, dancing and fun, all in a safe environment downtown. When asked why this event is important, Trent Smallwood of Southside High School said, “This is about bringing students together throughout the community. This past year has been very trying for schools with all the rivalries, it will be nice to see everyone together at the end of the year.”

Pam Kelly of The Sound Room says, “We are honored to work with the area high school students, as their efforts benefit an incredibly good cause. The students whom I’ve been afforded the opportunity to work with, as it pertains to the BASH, have exuded maturity, professionalism, and passion. These characteristics have made this all the more rewarding. The Sound Room’s intent is to provide area high school students with a safe and secure environment while allowing them the opportunity to experience our venue and all it has to offer. I must also add, Wade York of Art’s Barbeque & Art’s on the Avenue also stepped up to work with these students to ensure they were able to have an affordable dining experience for their BASH.”

Brandon Clements and Morgan Bryant of Southside High School have a different perspective on the impact of this event, “We wanted to answer the age old question of what is there to do in Fort Smith, so that’s exactly what we did. We made something to do, it’s a completely different experience than what we’re used to,” said Clements. Bryant says, “Fort Smith has been needing an event which would bring high school students together. This also turned out to be a great opportunity to benefit a charity based in Downtown Fort Smith.”

The event will close with a performance by a special guest to be announced in early March. With a massive social media footprint, his performance will be diverse and generationally relevant as it draws students downtown. “We hope to break the mold and bring in an artist who pushes boundaries and is at the center of today’s pop culture. These students need to know that we’re listening to them and providing outlets for them to have fun as well. In return, they might consider staying a little longer or attending our University,” said Mason Kesner of Baseline Collective.

The event will take place on April 29, 2017, at The Sound Room, with doors opening at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are available for purchase at with options of General Admission and VIP. 25% of the ticket sales and 100% of raffle and door prize sales will be donated to the Good Samaritan Clinic of Fort Smith. Tickets are open to all area high school students only. School ID or Formal ID is required. This event is not associated with any area high school and is not promoted or endorsed by them.