Performing Arts

You’ll find orchestras performing all types of compositions, from classical and symphonic to modern and pop music. You can also catch great live music, including some of the best bluegrass bands around, right here in the Natural State.

The Acansa Arts Festival, taking place Sept. 21-25 in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is now in its third year of uniting local and national talent in a world-class arts event that is both entertaining to spectators and beneficial to Arkansas’s arts community. Working collaboratively with the local arts organizations Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas …
September in the Arkansas Delta promises to be a month full of music and fun for the entire family! It’s the 5th annual Legendary Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena on Sept. 3. Enjoy the sounds of blues music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Other activities include a motorcycle rally, the Big Dog BBQ …
Rally your native pride and dust off your dancing shoes, because the fourth annual Legends of Arkansas festival will return to the Argenta Arts District on Saturday, September 10, from noon to 10 p.m. This year is shaping up to be bigger than ever, with two stages full of music, food trucks, circus performers, more …
The Arkansas State Archives will host a free symposium and folk music concert on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Multi-Agency Complex building behind the State Capitol. The theme of the program is “Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music”—namely, Almeda Riddle, Jimmy Driftwood and Patsy Montana. While “hero” is a word …
If you haven’t been to historic downtown Helena lately, you’re missing out! There are great new shops and restaurants along Cherry Street in the beautiful downtown historic district. And if you’re looking for a specific reason to get to Helena, I’ve got it! July 9 is the date for the next Cherry Street Fair. Held …
The popular Showdown at Sunset performances have been scheduled for three dates this summer. The shows are set for June 25 , July 23 and August 27. The productions take place on the steps of the Union County Courthouse, located in downtown El Dorado in the center of Union Square at 101 N. Washington Street. …
Produced by TheatreSquared (T2), the Arkansas New Play Festival set for June 17-26 in Fayetteville and Bentonville is the premier celebration of new works for the American stage. TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller recently revealed the festival lineup. The festival’s fully staged workshop production will be Andromeda by Gayle …
Welcome to June! In the Arkansas Delta region of The Natural State, that means it’s time for some great festival fun! It’s Farm Fest 2016 in Wynne on June 9-11. The festival features barbecue cooking contests with youth and adult divisions, a carnival, games for kids, arts and crafts and a variety of food vendors. …