Strong winds cause damage at Arkansas Music Pavilion

High winds caused damage at the Arkansas Music Pavilion Saturday night.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

A thunderstorm with high winds passed through Fayetteville Saturday afternoon causing sporadic damage across the area.

Trees and limbs were reported down in neighborhoods along Garland Avenue

One area hit hard was the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The tent structure above the stage was blown to the ground and several portable bathroom units were scattered across the lawn area.

AMP general manager Brian Crowne said officials were still assessing the damage Sunday morning, but didn’t expect the damage to have any effect on any upcoming events.

The inaugural Taste of Country Festival, set for Friday, Aug. 17, is the next scheduled concert at the venue. Miranda Lambert, The Pistol Annies, Randy Houser and several other acts are set to perform during the event.

Other upcoming concerts include Pat Benetar on Aug. 19 and The Avett Brothers on Oct. 16.

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