Following a $17.2 million expansion, 2020 was predicted to be one of the biggest years yet for the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. The expansion allowed for an 11,000 person capacity increase and brought a new partnership with new Live Nation Entertainment.
Many of the most famous names in music were set to perform at the AMP in 2020 including the Backstreet Boys, Phish, and Kenny Chesney. However, the new space did present new socially distanced opportunities for live music and movies outside.
The expansion includes the covered plaza a new lawn bar, more concession stands and restrooms, an expanded main entry and a bigger box office. -The Free Weekly
Jennifer Wilson, AMP PR Director, said they wanted to develop programming during this period that allowed them to stay connected to the community and that kept artists employed. "We were able to accomplish that because of the great team we have at the Walmart AMP and Walton Arts Center,” she said. The Free Weekly
As of now, twelve (!) concerts that were scheduled for last year have already been approved for the new 2021 season. Finally!