The live music scene is thriving in NWA! With chart-topping artists on stage at the Walmart AMP, outdoor music festivals across the region, and free or low-cost local concert series, get ready for one stellar summer concert season.
WALMART AMP | ROGERS The 2019 concert season at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, the AMP, draws tens of thousands to the state’s largest outdoor music venue in Rogers each year. Check out this lineup of live music entertainment:
Eureka Springs Rhythm & Blues Weekend | May 31 – June 1
In the grand tradition of great blue music in Eureka, award-winning musicians from near and far perform at venues around town during the city’s annual Rhythm & Blues Weekend!
Opera in the Ozarks 2019 Summer Season, Inspiration Point | June 21 – July 19
Opera in the Ozarks, an esteemed summer music festival and prominent training program in Eureka Springs, kicks off its 2019 Summer Season! Featuring 22 fully staged and costumed opera productions at Opera in the Ozarks’ mountainside venue at Inspiration Point near Eureka Springs – plus a children’s opera series; a new Broadway Cabaret performance at the Fayetteville Town Center; and a special Chamber Music concert at the acoustically thrilling Mildred B. Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista.
Spaceberry Music Festival, The Farm, Eureka Springs | July 4-6
Celebrate two nights of festival music, primitive camping, fireworks and art vendors at Spaceberry Music Festival! Nestled in the Ozark Mountains with 360 degree panoramic views, the venue is situated on 160 acres and borders the Mark Twain National Forest. Also, access to Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, and the White River is within five miles.
Fayetteville Roots Festival | August 21-25
This intimate, urban music and food festival truly showcases the “roots” of the Ozarks by supporting the culinary community with cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients — and sought-after musical talent performing folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and country. Roots Fest keeps it funky with five days of diverse offerings including film screenings, a kids and family concert, workshops and live artmaking. This year’s impressive musical lineup features Mavis Staples, The Travelin’ McCourys, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and more!
Banjo Rally International 2019, Eureka Springs | August 28-31
Don’t miss this opportunity to pick and grin with your fellow musicians! This year’s headlining act is the Dallas Banjo Band, whose music spans across many genres. In addition to public shows featuring musicians ages 10 to 95, players of all acoustic instruments are welcome to show up and take part in the jam sessions.
The JBGB Free Summer Concert Series, Fayetteville Located in uptown Fayetteville, The JBGB is equipped with yard games, a full-service restaurant, and a vast assortment of craft beer. Check out the free Summer Concert Series on Thursday nights!
Music in Murphy Park, Springdale On select Thursday nights in Springdale’s Murphy Park, check out the variety of free entertainment showcasing talent as diverse as the community itself.
Tontitown Winery Sip & Sing Enjoy local talent performing original music as well as cover songs in a relaxed winery atmosphere every Friday and Saturday night.
Gulley Park Free Summer Concert Series, Fayetteville Summer nights filled with music return to Fayetteville’s Gulley Park for a 23rd year! On select Thursday nights, bring your comfiest quilt or lawn chair, and enjoy live entertainment at one of Fayetteville’s most treasured parks.
Terrific Tuesday Nights at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville This free, family-friendly series lets you experience the gardens on beautiful summer evenings.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Forest Concert Series, Bentonville Every Saturday night in June and July, take in the magic of the museum’s beautiful North Forest with its serenity and artwork installations. A food truck and cash bar are onsite. Tickets are $12 regular admission, $10 for museum members, and those 18 and under are free.
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