Blink-182, Travis Scott, Brad Paisley, Counting Crows and Lady Antebellum will be among the major acts performing this summer at Northwest Arkansas' Walmart AMP.
Opened in mid-2014, the $11 million Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) is the region's venue where those outstanding acts will take the stage. The pavilion has 3,000 fixed seats and room for another 4,000 people to sit on the lawn.
Tickets remain available to all of the announced shows, and a few more concert announcements will be coming over the next few weeks.
Some examples of what's already on the schedule are:
- April 22: Blink-182 with special guests The Naked and the Famous and Wavves
- April 25: Boston
- May 6: Bush special guest She Wants Revenge.
- May 13: Travis Scott with KHALID
- May 22: Train with O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield
- June 9: ZZ Top
- July 6: Outlaw Music Festival Tour. featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Margo Price and Lukas Neson & Promise of the Real
- July 12: Third Eye Blind with special guest Silversun Pickups
- July 18: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton
- Aug. 5: Lady Antebellum
- Aug. 7: Matchbox Twenty with co-headliner Counting Crows
- Sept. 1. Brad Paisley with special guests Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell
- Sept. 19: Sublime With Rome and special guest Offspring.
The AMP is an important part of the quality-of-life investments that are being made across Northwest Arkansas. Regional leaders and funders have consistently upgraded quality-of-life amenities over the past decade, opening an outstanding minor-league baseball stadium in Springdale in 2008, one of the nation’s finest art museums in Bentonville in 2011, a children's museum in Bentonville in 2015, and finishing the 37-mile Razorback Regional Greenway throughout the region in 2015.
The Walmart AMP is located in a rapidly growing area of Northwest Arkansas, near new restaurants, hotels and Pinnacle Hills Promenade, one of the state’s largest retail lifestyle centers.
The amphitheater's ideal location near Interstate 49 puts it within a 20-minute drive of most of the region's more than 500,000 residents.