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.

A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
April showers may very well bring May flowers, but in the Arkansas Delta this month, April brings music and history to the region. Historic Helena is set to host a new music festival on April 21-22. Long considered an essential destination for fans of the music and legacy of the blues, historic Helena is the …
Arts & The Park, a ten day festival of the arts in Hot Springs, is taking place April 28-May 7 to showcase the arts community of the city.  Over 60 events are on the lineup and artists like musicians, potters, sculptors, jewelers and more are taking part in the cultural celebration. “The Hot Springs arts …
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a famous composer noted for his Ragtime music. Joplin grew up in Texarkana and in honor of this and to mark the 100 year mark of his passing, The Scott Joplin International Centennial Celebration is taking place March 31 -April 2 at the new Regional Music Heritage Center in Texarkana. “Most …
Fans of outer space, music, science and fun in general should blast off to the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday, March 11 for the Conway Symphony Orchestra‘s performance of the classic interstellar orchestral work Gustav Holst’s The Planets. But this is not your average symphony performance—there’s a full schedule of space-based activities planned pre- and post show. …
  The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company, has announced their 2017-2018 lineup. This will be their 42nd season and their first fully under new Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany, who in a statement said the season might be “more varied than ever before,” a notion that fits with the Rep’s …
There’s an old saying about the month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But March in the Arkansas Delta offers great fun, from musical performances to enjoying the natural beauty the region has to offer. The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro welcomes Third Coast Percussion on March 11. The …
March means many things to people, but if you’re a kid in school, it means one thing…SPRING BREAK! And this March brings fun things to do for all ages throughout the Arkansas Delta. The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro welcomes Ramona Quimby to the stage on March 17-19. Beverly Cleary’s famous rambunctious and imaginative 3rd …