Tag Archives: Washington County Fairgrounds

The Bikes, Blues & BBQ music schedule

September 18th, 2013 at 9:47 am

Your constant companion for the next four days, Bikes, Blues & BBQ, will bring in thousands of motorcycles and riders. And, in the idea of keeping the riders occupied, lots of live music, too. I wrote about the rally last … Continue reading

The AMP stays put (at least for now)

February 18th, 2013 at 8:17 am

Since the 2013 lineup for the AMP is unknown, a video from last year will have to do for now. This is Wilco performing “Dawned on Me” last May. We don’t know all of the bands scheduled to perform at … Continue reading

The year in review, music wise

December 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am

It’s that time of year again. It’s the end of the year. Which means the writers responsible for What’s Up! are compiling our list of the most interesting, insightful and impactful stories of 2012. We’ve got Nos. 6-10 in Friday’s … Continue reading

The musical offerings for Bikes, Blues & BBQ

September 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band headlines the entertainment for Bikes, Blues & BBQ on Wednesday (Sept. 26) night. There are dozens of acts performing during the rally’s four days. If the sound of loud tailpipes during Bikes, Blues & … Continue reading

Some advisories about the AMP’s new home

April 19th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Yesterday, I attended a preview event for the Arkansas Music Pavilion, the outdoor tent structure newly planted in its home at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For several years, the venue was located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall, but a lease … Continue reading

Arkansas Music Pavilion grows in artist reputation, physical size

March 26th, 2012 at 10:09 am

As we’ve been telling you over the past couple weeks, the Arkansas Music Pavilion is moving to the Washington County Fairgrounds site and has been booking talent for the 2012 season. We can also now tell you the venue is … Continue reading

Details announced for AMP’s opening concert with Big Gigantic

February 8th, 2012 at 9:03 am

Big Gigantic plays “Beginning of the End” at a New Year’s Eve show. Speaking of beginning, the band will be opening the Arkansas Music Pavilion season in April. A few days ago, we told you that the Arkansas Music Pavilion … Continue reading

Arkansas Music Pavilion finds a new home, announces first act

January 31st, 2012 at 8:59 am

Negotiations continue to keep the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in future years, but for 2012, the venue will be elsewhere. AMP owner Walton Arts Center announced Monday afternoon that because lease negotiations between mall management and … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Jamey Johnson and more

September 30th, 2011 at 5:03 am

If you aren’t finding live music this weekend, well, you aren’t trying hard enough. Just follow the rumble of the motorcycles from Bikes, Blues & BBQ and you’ll end up around some. Specifically, there is music at the Dickson Street … Continue reading