The Simple Pleasures drop-in Festival boasted free admission and ice cream…with plenty of activity for all ages. Car enthusiasts were invited to drive their classic “wheels” and show them off. Kids of all ages enjoyed Tonka Town, Piston toss, corn hole, an old-fashioned merry-go-round, and teeter-totter. Gardeners enjoyed fields of orange lilies, waterfalls, and creative landscaping.
Simple Pleasures partnered with Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.
Buddy Yingst – Guitar and vocalist
Buddy’s love of music started when he was 10 years old and he began playing with his dad. Buddy played with two traveling gospel bands. During the 90s he performed weekly at the Sugar Creek Country Theater with the “Saddle Tramp” country and western band.
Clark Wood – Bass guitar and vocals
Clark was hooked on music at 12 years old after watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show . Inspired, to learn music, Clark took guitar lessons. The Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, motivated his desire to sing, perform and learn other instruments. For six years Clark toured the US and Canada with “Foreplay,” a cover band. Clark’s music joy today is entertaining with “The Restless Natives”
Clark, attended Bentonville schools all 12 years and graduated from the University of Arkansas.
Max Mitchell – Guitar and vocalist
Max, Clark and Buddy are Bentonville Alumni
ßill Rowan- Drummer
For 45 years bill performed with rock, county, and jazz bands. His broad versatility also used his musical creativity with symphony orchestras, wind bands, and percussion ensembles.
Bill’s musical talent brought him to the Whitehouse to perform during the Clinton administration Bill retired from Rogers high school as Band Director.
Pete Hill, – Key Board and vocals
Prior to playing with Restless Native, Pete was a member the infamous “uptights”
Shaun Turner, – Sax …Brass engineer