I don't know about you guys, but the little taste of spring we had this week has made me even more excited about being able to enjoy some live music and great weather in Rogers soon! If you've driven along I-540 in Rogers recently, I'm sure you've noticed the big changes on the west side of the interstate near exit 83. The Walmart AMP, located on Northgate Rd., right beside Embassy Suites off of I-540, is really coming along and will be ready to host concerts starting in June of this year. You can see just how far the AMP has come by watching a really cool time-lapse video of the construction here (plus a birds-eye view of the FOUR snow storms we've had this year). Spring will be here before we know it and music will be filling the air!
So far only a few concerts have been announced, but we couldn't be more excited about them! Tickets can be purchased by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com
June 7 - Blake Shelton, Walmart AMP Grand Opening Community Concert. Tickets go on sale May 9 at 9am.
June 28 - Dierks Bentley, Walmart Community Concert, part of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G. Tickets on sale now.
July 12 - Miranda Lambert with the Swon Brothers and Raelynn. Tickets on sale May 16. Prices range from $44 to $79.
July 24 - Steely Dan
Aug 15 - Boston
Aug. 29 - Foreigner
Sept. 11 - Country singer Jake Owen
Sept. 27 - Steve Miller Band
AMP Fast Facts
- 5,430 sq. ft. permanent stage (biggest outdoor stage house in Arkansas!)
- Johnelle Hunt Pavilion— 34,500 sq. ft. of coverage for audiences & artists
- 7,000+ capacity with great sightlines
- 3,000 covered, fixed seats
- 4,000+ sloped, lawn seats
- Walker Plaza- accessible outdoor gathering place with adjoining restrooms, merchandise and concessions with new food and beverage options
- Air-conditioned restrooms
- Pinnacle VIP Lounge – a new VIP lounge area with private bar and restroom facilities
As you can see from the artist's rendering, this theater is going to be beautiful and the location is perfect for concert-goers since there are shops, restaurants and hotels nearby. The goal of the Walmart AMP is to grow the arts and entertainment offerings in the region by attracting bigger touring concerts. How can you not get behind that?
More concerts will be announced throughout the spring. Who would you like to see perform at the Walmart AMP? Let us know in the comments below.
When not working as a public relations professional, Jennifer Haile can usually be found playing Star Wars or pirates with her two young boys. Jennifer, an avid runner, enjoys exploring the area on foot during her free time. She and her husband Charles love camping, hiking and calling the Hogs.