Coming here: Blake Shelton, April 30 at Barnhill Arena

Country music star, CMA’s “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and celebrity coach (judge) for NBC’s “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, will play Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

This concert is free to University of Arkansas students, but tickets for the general public are also available to purchase. The show is all general admission, so there are no assigned seats. All tickets are available now.

This past year, Shelton scored three consecutive No. 1 singles, performed at sold-out shows on his first headlining tour, and had his first No. 1 album, All About Tonight. This month his new single Honey Bee sold over 138,000 digital copies in its debut week, a feat unmatched by any country male soloist to date. His latest CD, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton, debuted in the Top 10 on the Country Charts.

Student tickets

Students can find instructions on how to reserve tickets at the student activities website at, where they will also find a link to the Walton Arts Center website to make reservations.

“Students will use an online reservation system through the Walton Arts Center to reserve their free tickets for the show,” said Mary Coonley, director of student activities. “They will be able to pick up their tickets on campus.”

Students who reserved tickets can pick them up on Monday, April 25, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Living Room Lounge, and on Tuesday, April 26, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge. Students must have their valid student ID to pick up their tickets.

General public tickets

Tickets for the general public will be sold through the Walton Arts Center website beginning Thursday, April 21.

The Headliner Concerts Committee

The Headliner Concerts Committee is a student-led organization created by the university’s Associated Student Government and approved by the UA student body to bring major name acts to the University of Arkansas campus. Past concerts include John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Dierks Bentley and Snoop Dogg.