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By Brittany Smith
DiscoverNorthWestArkansas.com

Northwest Arkansas has become a premier area for all kinds of entertainment. There are several entertainment venues throughout, but the main large venues are the Walmart AMP and the Walton Arts Center. Whether it is a play, live music, or performer, Northwest Arkansas has them all.

The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion is located in Rogers and is an outdoor amphitheater that can seat over 9,000 people. The AMP was originally a temporary venue located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, and seated around 3,000 people. Realizing the popularity of the venue was going to outgrow its current structure, locations and plans were sought for somewhere bigger and better. The Rogers venue opened in 2014 and has been a central location for entertainment ever since. The AMP hosts a COX Concert Series and feature amazing performers each year.

 

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The Walton Arts Center has become the prime location for performing arts and entertainment in the area. Opened in 1992 the mission of Walton Arts Center has always been to “bring great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas, connecting and engaging people through inspiring arts experiences.” The center has also recently undergone a multi-million dollar expansion that has only improved the visitor experience for guests and artists. Walton Arts Center has also created several art programs that aim to increase art education among the community.

 

April

April 17 – Chris Tomlin

April 28 – Santana

May

May 1 – Leon Bridges

May 6 – The Killers

May 17 – Earth, Wind & Fire

May 18 – The Avett Brothers

May 25 – Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

June

June 13 – Florida Georgia Line

June 16 – Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart

June 21 – Trevor Noah

June 26 – Train and Goo Goo Dolls

July

July 10 – Young the Giant/Fitz and the Tantrums

July 14 – Hootie and The Blowfish

July 25 – Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World

July 26 – Why Don’t We

July 31 – Sublime with Rome

August

August 8 – Alan Jackson

August 15 – Thomas Rhett

August 23 – Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher

September

September 6 – Breaking Benjamin

October

October 25 – Zac Brown Band

 

Walton Arts Center Upcoming Events:

The Walton Arts Center has become the prime location for performing arts and entertainment in the area. Opened in 1992 the mission of Walton Arts Center has always been to “bring great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas, connecting and engaging people through inspiring arts experiences.” The center has also recently undergone a multi-million dollar expansion that has only improved the visitor experience for guests and artists. Walton Arts Center has also created several art programs that aim to increase art education among the community.

 

April

April 5 – The Edge Effect

April 6 – VoiceJam Competition

April 7 – Boz Scaggs

April 9-14 – Waitress

April 18 – Royal Wood

April 19 – Benny Green Trio with Veronica Swift

April 20 – Joan Baez

May

May 2 – Molly Tutle

May 4 – Masterworks IV: The Rite of Spring

May 9 – 6-Wire

May 10 – Emily Brown and the Thing

May 16 – Winemaker’s Dinner

May 17 – Uncorked

May 28-June 2 – CATS

June

June 13 – Bella Gaia

June 18-23 – Les Miserables

June 21 – The Moon Project

June 25 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

June 26 – Artosphere Festival Orchestra’s Romantic Masterworks of Mendelssohn & Brahms

June 28 – Apollo 13

June 29 – E.T.

June 29 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

June 29 – Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon

A few of the other entertainment organizations in Northwest Arkansas are the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Theatre Squared, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Springdale Civic Center, as well as other smaller theaters and venues, plus nearby casinos that feature live entertainment, live music, and performers throughout the year.