Category Archives: Music Industry News

Announcing the Walmart Shareholders concerts

May 26th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs “Freebird” live. Tickets to their concert on June 3 in Fayetteville were also free, if you were lucky enough to get one. Each year, Wal-Mart hosts concerts leading up to the retail giant’s Shareholders Meeting. The meeting … Continue reading

On the way: Kid Rock, Sept. 25 at the Walmart AMP

May 26th, 2015 at 10:50 am

Kid Rock remembers his “First Kiss.” He’ll perform in September at the Walmart AMP, it was just announced. Kid Rock seemed like a good fit for the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. His summer tour included many similarly sized outdoor amphitheaters. … Continue reading

Phases of the Moon announces first Arkansas lineup

May 26th, 2015 at 10:41 am

Several months ago, I asked two members of the organizational team about how the annual music and camping event we’d come to know as Harvest Festival would change after combining with the Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival. Harvest … Continue reading

On the way: Jackson Browne, Oct. 17 at the AMP

May 22nd, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Tired and run down before the long weekend begins? Jackson Browne knows the feeling. He will visit the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in October. There’s still room at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion this fall, apparently. The website of songwriter … Continue reading

The weekend in live music with Josh Hoyer and more

May 22nd, 2015 at 5:03 am

First of all, I want you to have fun this weekend. It’s Memorial Day weekend, after all. So take a moment to honor someone who died serving the country, as is fitting of the weekend, and then enjoy a good, … Continue reading

Concert review: Dave Matthews Band, May 19 at the AMP

May 20th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Dave Matthews, after the 30-minute break that divided his band’s acoustic opening set from the electric second half, thanked the audience for sticking around. This was a wholly unnecessary gesture. No one in the sold-out crowd was going anywhere during … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dave Matthews Band, May 19 at the AMP

May 19th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Dave Matthews comes crashing into the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion later today (May 19). Are you ready? Dave Matthews Band performs tonight at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. But you likely already knew that. Tickets went exceptionally quick for the … Continue reading

Concert review: Steve Miller Band, May 15 at the AMP

May 17th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

When the front-of-stage curtain bearing his trademark majestic white pegasus fell to the ground, revealing himself and his band, Steve Miller wasted no time. He and the rest of the Steve Miller Band rushed into the hit “Jungle Love,” setting the precedent for … Continue reading

Finding music at the Block Street Block Party

May 15th, 2015 at 11:51 am

Just a day after throwing the official release party for its newest album, “The Gospel According to Shawn James,” Shawn James and the Shapeshifters highlight a full day’s worth of music at the Block Street Block Party, the annual event … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Barrett Baber and more

May 8th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Here’s one of the reasons I love Northwest Arkansas: It’s so diverse, and so busy. Finalizing our plans for today’s What’s Up! section, I noticed the following events taking place: a world-class film festival, a beer sampling and a demolition … Continue reading