If you’re a music lover in Arkansas, you’re in luck! There are many great concert venues spread across Arkansas. World-renowned artists frequently stop by the state while on tour. There’s always something going on at these venues for you to see and listen to. Here are a few great Arkansas concert venues you should check out!
First Security Amphitheater – Little Rock
Formerly Riverfest Amphitheater, this outdoor theater has seven acres of space, an event capacity of 8,375 and 1,375 fixed seats. Artists who have performed here include: Jim Gaffigan, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town. Visit www.rivermarket.info/facilities/first-security-amphitheater for more information.
-Southern Roots Music Festival- Mar. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville
Opened in 1927, this venue frequently features great performers on their Lounge and Garden Stage. These include Little River Band, Zach Brown Band, Hannibal Buress, and many others! Visit georgesmajesticlounge.comfor more information
Broncho- December 14
Swearin’- December 18
Will Brand & Friends: A Classy Christmas- December 20
Boom Kinetic- December 21
Ben Miller Band: Free Holiday Show- December 22
Griffin Restaurant – El Dorado
Serving farm-to-table food, this restaurant offers free live entertainment every Thursday night starting at 8 p.m. on their cabaret stage. Visit www.eldomad.com/griffinrestaurantfor more information.
-Roses and Revolvers- December 6
-Josh Walker- December 8
-Blackstrap- December 13
-Dave Almond- December 15
-Eskimo Brothers- December 20
-Powerhouse Comedy- December 21
MAD First Financial Music Hall – El Dorado
Part of the Murphy Arts District and supported by First Financial Bank, this venue can hold up to 2,500 people. It has also been home to artists including: the Beach Boys, Ludacris, Train and many others.Visit www.eldomad.comfor more information.
-The Legendary Temptations Christmas Tour- Dec 14
-NYE 2019: New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band- Dec. 31
-Frank Foster- Jan. 18
-An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovette & John Hiatt- Feb. 17
-Heroes, Monsters, and Madmen: South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra- Feb. 23
The Rev Room – Little Rock
This downtown Little Rock venue always has a great lineup of live music for all the local concert lovers. This venue offers a great view of the Arkansas River from its back porch with a restaurant and bar. Visit www.revroom.comfor more information.
-William Clark Green- Dec. 8
-Smile Empty Soul- Dec. 13
-North Mississippi Allstars- Dec. 15
-Caroling For The Less Fortunate- Dec. 19
-Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag- Dec. 21
-The End of the Year Prince Celebration- Dec. 29
-New Years Eve with Boom Kinetic- Dec. 31
Robinson Center – Little Rock
Created in the 1930s, the Joseph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium has been home to some of the greatest performers of all time. These include Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Bob Hope, Nat King Cole and many others. The building was recently renovated and reopened in 2016 with new designs significantly improving the 79-year-old building. Visit www.robinsoncentersecondact.comfor more information.
-Ballet Arkansas’s 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular – Dec. 7 – 9.
-Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays – Dec. 14 – 16
-Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 2018 – Dec. 27.
-Finding Neverland – Dec. 22-23
-The Beach Boys Now and Then – Jan. 21.
Verizon Arena – Little Rock
Opened in 1999 as the Alltel Arena, this center has a capacity of 18,000 and has 28,000 square feet for conference and meeting space. The arena offers full in-house catering and has 29 luxury suites with rentals for both long-term leases and leases per event. Visit www.verizonarena.comfor more information
-Martin Lawrence: LIT AF Tour – Dec. 7
-Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic – Dec.12
-Arkansas Razorbacks vs University of Texas at San Antonio – Dec. 15
-Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Woods Tour – Jan. 17
Walmart Arts Center – Fayetteville
The concept for this event center in Northwest Arkansas began in the 1980s with the vision of the Walton family, the University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville when they saw the need for an auditorium that could host performances for the community. The Walton Arts Center opened in 1992 and has been home to magnificent performances since its opening. Visit www.waltonartscenter.org for more information.
-The King’s Singers- Dec. 11
-The Snowman: A Family Concert presented by Walton Arts Center and SoNA- Dec. 16
–The Polar Express: Film Screening- Dec. 21
Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion) – Rogers
Opened in 2011 and part of the Walton Arts Center, the Walmart AMP has more than 348,000 visits each year for their diverse programs and was ranked #50 in Pollstar’s 2017 Top 50 best-selling amphitheaters in the country. Visit www.waltonartscenter.org/AMP/for more information.
-Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar Tour- April 17
-Santana: Global Consciousness Tour- April 28
-Leon Bridges: Good Thing Tour- May 1
-Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour- June 21
-Train/Goo Goo Dolls: Summer Tour 2019- June 26
-Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour- Aug. 9
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