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.

If the answer to the question “what are we going to do this weekend?” becomes ever more elusive as the week wears on, the Arkansas Literary Festival has you covered on Saturday, April 16 with a full day of free programming for all ages. Elementary, my dear Watson: Saturday kicks off with sessions for the theatrically …
We love music in the Arkansas Delta! The region has a rich history, and our musical heritage ranges from blues to gospel to rockabilly and everything in between. From Johnny Cash to Albert King to Conway Twitty to William Warfield, the eastern region of Arkansas was home to musicians who changed music. In March, two …
Fun is just around the corner during March in the Arkansas Delta. From live theater to exploring the stars to making campfire treats, kids of all ages will delight in the entertaining activities offered this month. The Enchantment Theatre Company celebrates Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with a new and original production of Peter Rabbit Tales …
Upcoming shows at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville include marionettes in The Sound of Music, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and the Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County. The Sound of Music marionette-style Direct from Salzburg, Austria, The Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s The Sound of Music is making its way to Walton Arts Center as part …
Whether or not you have children, you are probably familiar with “Schoolhouse Rock,” the series of animated educational shorts that originally ran on Saturday mornings from 1973-1985. The Emmy-winning series, with its colorful characters and catchy tunes, gained an almost cult-like following, as the show’s wacky inhabitants “Interplanet Janet” and “Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla” became household names and …
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on March 20. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. that day and conductor Phillip Mann will lead the concert, which will have pieces by Bach, Mozart, Respighi and Suk. The picturesque six-story, wood and glass chapel was …
In 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson mentioned to Dr. Ruth Hawkins that Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary “Man in Black,” was one of his favorite performers. Hawkins, the moving force behind Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage Sites, including Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, saw a wonderful opportunity for a fundraiser for the …
The Grammy-nominated Liverpool Legends Beatles tribute band will perform for one night only with the Conway Symphony Orchestra at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. “All You Need Is Love…and Music,” which takes place Saturday, January 30th, will be a rare opportunity to experience the band backed by a full orchestra. The Legends …
Elvis. Johnny. Jerry Lee. Carl. Four names that would shape the face of music around the world. On Dec. 4, 1956, four young musicians got together at Sun Studios in Memphis and had an impromptu jam session. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins (who was the only one actually at Sun …