The 10 Best Live Music Venues in Arkansas!

Whether it’s country music, rock n’ roll or dance jams, Arkansas is alive with the sound of music. Arkansas has something to get everyone on their feet, no matter what variety of music lover you are! With a wide selection of options in city spots and small-town venues, Arkansas has exactly what you’re looking for. Here are our 10 favorite music venues in the Natural State.

1. Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (the AMP), Rogers, AR

This music venue began offering seasonal music performances in 2005 in the parking lot of the Northwest Arkansas Mall and moved temporarily to the Washington County Fairgrounds in 2011. In June 2014, the AMP opened the doors to its current outdoor location in Rogers, a site that holds 9,500+ people.

2. Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR

This music venue, which seats 18,000 people, opened in October 1999 as the Alltel Arena. This crown jewel in the Little Rock River Market began as an effort to join twin cities Little Rock and North Little Rock in music entertainment. It is now known as the Verizon Arena and is publicly owned by the Multi-Purpose Civic Center Facilities Board for Pulaski County.

3. George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR

George’s has been the king of Dickson Street in Fayetteville since 1927. Best known for the wide range of fantastic musicians that light up its stage, George’s has long-been a favorite music venue in this college town.

4. Tontitown Winery, Tontitown, AR

The Tontitown Winery is located in the “Taldo House” which was built in 1917. With its laidback atmosphere, the Tontitown Winery is a well-known outdoor music venue among the locals, especially during the summer season.

5. The Fort Live Music, Fort Smith, AR

This live music venue has the flavor of a Supper Club with dancing and dining. The Fort showcases a variety of music genre through local and regional performers.

6. Wakarusa Music Festival on Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, AR

This music venue invites you to spend four days in June on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. “Wakarusa” is a word derived from Native American culture meaning “butt-deep,” (except with the expletive instead!) but, of course, it originally referred to the river depth. Wakarusa is an experience created by music lovers for music lovers.

7. Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR

Located in downtown Little Rock in the heart of the Little Rock River Market, this live music venue invites you to enjoy some tunes and their famous chicken fingers.

8. King’s Live Music, Conway, AR

Conveniently located on Front Street in Conway, King’s Live Music is open Wednesday through Saturday. You’ll feel good at King’s while you enjoy some live music and great food made from local ingredients.

9. The Big Chill, Hot Springs, AR

Established in 1997 at the Park Hotel in downtown Hot Springs, The Big Chill moved to Higdon Ferry in 2000. This two-story music venue invites you to come on down and CHILL while you listen to nightly live music.

10. Donald W. Reynolds Music Hall, Conway, AR

Reynolds Music Hall at the University of Central Arkansas opened on September 15, 2000 to a sold-out show for the late Ray Charles. This music venue is a state-of-the-art theater that seats 1,200 people.

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