Advertisement

AMP hosts one of largest seasons yet

Bookmark this
16 April, 2019 By Jocelyn Murphy

The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion opens its 14th season April 17 with contemporary Christian powerhouse Chris Tomlin. So far, 25 musical acts, two films in concert and one comedian are packed tight into the Cox Concert Series in the next few months, and a few more announcements are on the way.

Ask Brian Crowne, vice president of the AMP, what the "big" shows are, what exciting acts are coming, and he'll tell you that all depends on the person.

"You know, there's shows that are going to sell out that are big shows. But there's also shows that I think are medium-sized shows that might do five or six thousand tickets that we're just as excited to have," Crowne says. "Every show that we booked this year is going to be special to somebody.

"I like to say I'm drinking water from a fire hose, from a programming standpoint," he adds jokingly.

As artists come through and have a positive experience with the AMP, the venue's status has continued to rise in the industry and puts Rogers on the radar for managers, agents and other artists, Crowne explains. And that has only helped his efforts to build lineups that cater to the varied tastes of the region.

"Really, it is digesting what we hear from people, then see what's available and try to assess can we bring them and have it feel like a successful event for all involved, and hopefully be profitable, as well." Crowne shares. "The AMP exists to help fund programming, and arts and education and fun stuff like that at the Walton Arts Center. So there's a lot of stuff that goes into when I assess what I think we want, and fortunately, I feel like we have consistently landed pretty balanced, diverse lineups every year. I'm passionate about serving our community."

Take a peek at the full available schedule here and be on the lookout for a few more announcements coming soon.


WALMART AMP: Season 14

April 17

'Holy Roar Tour'
Chris Tomlin
with Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano and Pastor & Author: Darren Whitehead

7 p.m. Tickets $17.80-$96.50*

April 28

'Global Consciousness Tour'
Santana

7:30 p.m. Tickets $42.50-$97*

"Good lord, I'm excited to have Santana back," Crowne enthuses. "Personally, it's one of the top musical shows I think we've hosted. The musician in me that has a short attention span was just incredibly blown away by his whole band years ago when we had him. So it's exciting to get him back."

May 1

'Good Thing Tour'
Leon Bridges
with Jess Glynne

7:30 p.m. Tickets $35-$69.50*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $24.75/each

May 6

The Killers
8 p.m. Tickets $35-$89.50*

"I've been chasing that show for the last three or four years," Crowne says proudly. "It's going to be a big one. Critically acclaimed, extremely relevant rock band -- I love bands like them that just maintain that level of relevance through their career. It's not like they have to come in and play their hits from 20 years ago; they've still got hits today."

May 17

Earth, Wind & Fire
7:30 p.m. Tickets $42-$66.50*

May 18

An Evening with The Avett Brothers
8 p.m. Tickets $35-$55*

May 25

'Star Wars: A New Hope' In Concert
with SoNA

8 p.m. Tickets $22-$75*

June 13

'Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour'
Florida Georgia Line
with Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and HARDY

7 p.m. Only VIP tickets remain.

June 16

Steve Miller Band
with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

7 p.m. Tickets $35-$156*

"Talk about a multi-generational artist, I mean, he's been relevant for 40 years and he puts on an incredible show," Crowne points out. "It's going to be interesting to see how Marty Stuart packages with that. It's a little odd, but he's an incredible musician in his own right and was a virtuoso at a young age. So that's one of those that, there'll be people that missed the show a couple of years ago when Steve Miller played and they'll be excited to see it this time."

June 21

'Loud & Clear Tour'
Trevor Noah

8 p.m. Tickets $30-$169.50*

June 26

Train and Goo Goo Dolls
with Allen Stone

7 p.m. Tickets $29.50-$225*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $22/each

June 27

'2019 World Tour'
Brad Paisley
with Chris Lane and Riley Green

7:30 p.m. Tickets $35-$174*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $24.75/each

July 4

Fireworks Spectacular
'An American Salute with SoNA'

Announcement coming soon.

July 10

Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums
with COIN

7 p.m. Tickets $29.50-$115*

July 14

'Group Therapy Tour'
Hootie and The Blowfish
with Barenaked Ladies

7:30 p.m. Tickets $89.50-$289*

July 19

'Raised on Country Tour'
Chris Young
with Chris Janson and Jimmie Allen

7:30 p.m. Tickets $39-$83.75*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $26.50/each

July 21

'The Royal Affair Tour'
with Yes, ASIA, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and more

6:30 p.m. Tickets $30-$99.50*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $22.50/each

July 25

'Summer Gods Tour 2019'
Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World
with Ra Ra Riot

7 p.m. Tickets $29.50-$215*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $23/each

July 26

Why Don't We
7 p.m. Tickets $30-$79.50*

July 31

Sublime with Rome
with Michael Franti and Common Kings

7 p.m. Tickets $25-$59.50*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $18.75/each

Aug. 8

Alan Jackson
with William Michael Morgan

7:30 p.m. Only VIP tickets remain.

Aug. 14

'The ALTimate Tour'
+LIVE+ and Bush
with Our Lady Peace

7 p.m. Tickets $29.50-$199*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $22.50/each

Aug. 15

'Very Hot Summer Tour'
Thomas Rhett
with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins

7 p.m. Tickets $50.50-$289.50*

Aug. 20

Nelly, TLC and Flo-Rida
7 p.m. Tickets $40-$199*

"It's been amazing how many different people have been excited about that show," Crowne shares. "You don't always know what people are into with their tastes. And, literally, that show has been all walks of life -- they're just giddy about it. So it'll obviously be a really fun vibe that night. It's a multi-generational show, for sure."

Aug. 23

The Smashing Pumpkins
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and AFI

7 p.m. Tickets $35-$273*
"LAWN 4-PACK" $24.75/each

Sept. 6

Breaking Benjamin
with Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Diamante and Dorothy

5:30 p.m. Tickets $29.50-$140*

Sept. 26

'Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour'
Luke Combs
with The Cadillac Three, Jameson Rodgers and Dee Jay Silver

7 p.m. Only platinum tickets remain

"It's hard to believe that he played George's maybe two years ago or less and now he's blowing out arenas in like three minutes," Crowne says of Combs. "Last time I saw him, he was out in my parking lot playing catch with the football. He's just a real nice, down-home dude, and all of a sudden he's selling a gazillion tickets. So those are fun surprises."

Oct. 12

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' In Concert
with SoNA

7 p.m. Tickets $22-$75*

Oct. 25

'The Owl Tour'
Zac Brown Band
with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

7 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$257.50*


Recent Articles

Juggling festival hits new heights in Eureka

Juggling festival hits new heights in Eureka

in Community News, Event News

Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival, which runs May 10-12 is part of the May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs.

May 6, 2019 By Lara Hightower

Chalk joins mediums of choice in Eureka Springs

Chalk joins mediums of choice in Eureka Springs

in Community News

Sandy Royce Martin, chairwoman of the Eureka Springs Arts Council, says that adding the Chalk Art Festival -- running May 15-18 this year -- to the venerated May Festival of the Arts lineup was a matter of popular demand.

May 6, 2019 By Lara Hightower

May Festival of the Arts blends new with tried and true

May Festival of the Arts blends new with tried and true

in Community News, Event News

May Festival of the Arts is a tradition among locals, regionals and repeat visitors. Over the past several years, it has also become an international attraction for Eureka Springs.

April 29, 2019 By Becca Martin-Brown

Family-owned and neighborly: Acapulco is Springdale's authentic Mexican restaurant

Family-owned and neighborly: Acapulco is Springdale's authentic Mexican restaurant

in Food & Drink News

The restaurant has been open for over a decade on East Robinson Avenue in Springdale, and Ruben Almazan has kept it a family business, with his wife and their two sets of twins all pitching in to keep it running smoothly.

April 30, 2019 By Best of Northwest Arkansas

Must Read Articles

Haven 55 shares gifted chef and gorgeous view

Haven 55 shares gifted chef and gorgeous view

in Food & Drink News

In the southwest corner of Missouri, nestled among the trees on a bend in Little Sugar Creek, there sits Haven 55, the casual fine-dining experience with a spectacular view.

April 4, 2019 By James Carlton

Finance & Tax Planning

Finance & Tax Planning

in Sponsored Content, Best of NWA

According to Ben Franklin, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Luckily, there are people who can help us with our taxes.

December 19, 2018 By Karen Rice

State parks mark Native American month at 24 sites

State parks mark Native American month at 24 sites

in Community News

During National Native American Heritage Month, a literal taste of the past will be available.

November 1, 2018 By Jack Schnedler