John Paul White added to AMP Fest lineup

John Paul White / Courtesy photo

Fayetteville Roots Festival may be over, but don’t be too sad, music fans. One of the main stage acts from this year’s event will be back in around six weeks to perform again in Northwest Arkansas.

John Paul White, half of the Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars and Friday night headliner at this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival, is set to perform at the upcoming AMP Fest music, beer, and technology festival coming up Oct. 14 at the Walmart AMP.

White got his start as a songwriter before teaming up with singer Joy Williams to create the The Civil Wars, the 2012 Grammy award-winning act for best Folk Album and Country Performance by a Duo or Group. He recently relaunched his solo career, and released a new album titled Beulah in 2016.

He was also a stand out performer at this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival, performing just before The Wood Brother’s on the Friday night mainstage.

White joins David Shaw & Zack Feinberg (The Revivalists) as a co-headliner of the show, that also features Little Rock songwriter Adam Faucett, Eureka Springs act Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings, as well as local acts Goose, Will Brand, Vulpî, DJ Abboriginal, and AttA.

In addition to the music, the event will feature brews by Bike Rack, Core, Flyway, Bentonville Brewing, Lost 40, Black Apple Crossing, Fossil Cove, Columbus House, Lagunitas, Coop Ale Works, Sweetwater, Lazy Magnolia, Mothers, Great Raft, Shiner, Sam Adams, Springfield Brewing Co, Founders and Independence Brewing.

Tickets to the event are $45, and include a glass for beer sampling. Proceeds from the event will benefit educational programming at the Walton Arts Center.

To purchase tickets, visit the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, call 479-443-5600, or visit