Oddly enough, the new AMP is the second outdoor concert facility in the region to race against time in an effort to complete construction for a scheduled Willie Nelson concert in recent years.
Walton Arts Center board chair Jeff Schomburger apologized to Fayetteville residents who “felt uninformed” about the decision to locate a permanent Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, and pledged expanded efforts for improved future communication in a letter posted on the organization’s website Monday.
Members of the Walton Arts Center’s board of directors voted Tuesday to move the outdoor concert venue to undeveloped land across Interstate 540 from Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
With Walton Arts Center’s plans to construct two new venues in Benton County soon, the arts organization is seeking to restructure its governing board to reflect their more regional, multi-campus approach.
The long-rumored move of the Arkansas Music Pavilion to Benton County could come to a head next week when members of the Walton Arts Center’s board gather to discuss moving the outdoor concert venue to Rogers.
The Fayetteville Planning Commission on Monday approved a permit to allow the Arkansas Music Pavilion to hold concerts at the Washington County Fairgrounds through 2014.
A plan to help the Walton Arts Center expand its Dickson Street facility has grown to include funding for a 200-acre regional park and a possible permanent home for the Arkansas Music Pavilion.
Officials requested an extension to allow the venue to hold concerts at the Washington County Fairgrounds through 2014.
Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission members say they want to make sure the Walton Arts Center-owned Arkansas Music Pavilion stays in Fayetteville.
Officials are still looking for a permanent home for the venue, but said it was critical to have a temporary location locked in to keep next year’s artist and sponsor opportunities in place.
The tent structure above the stage was blown to the ground and several portable bathroom units were scattered across the lawn area.
Arkansas Music Pavilion officials led a media tour Wednesday afternoon of the AMP’s new location at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Walton Arts Center expansion plans became a little more clear on Tuesday, after the results of an almost year-long study were presented to the board of directors at a meeting inside Nadine Baum Studios.
The outdoor music venue, located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall parking lot for the last seven years, will move its tent and stage to the Washington County Fairgrounds for the 2012 season.
The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission voted Monday to commit $500,000 in reserves to help fund a renovation of the Walton Arts Center’s newly purchased Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP).