An Evening with Chris Botti

Friday, December 2 at 8pm | Tickets start at $45

With a uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist brings his romantic melodies from across the world to Northwest Arkansas, delivering a trumpeter’s take on audience-favorite songs, such as “What A Wonderful World,” “Summertime” and “Over the Rainbow.” Botti has crafted his musical vision for over 40 years, focusing on melody, space and balance as intrinsic elements in his mellow and pearly sound. With flickering intimacy, then thundering grandiosity, Botti takes the stage in a concert that will prove him one of the most important and innovative figures in the contemporary music world today.

    

Art Garfunkel: In Close Up

Friday, December 9 at 8pm | Tickets start at $35

Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and as half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. After the best-selling duo parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, published a collection of poetry and began a trek across America on foot. But those experiences couldn’t keep him away from his true love: singing live in front of an audience. Performing for the first time on this stage, Garfunkel’s golden voice will send shivers down your spine.

 

 
    

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Saturday, February 4 at 8pm | Tickets start at $35

Celebrating their 50th anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With Multi-Platinum and Gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Playing with the energetic zest of masters, this four-piece band keeps the arrangements and instrumentations fairly close to the originals. Be there for this boot-stompin’ concert at Walton Arts Center!

 

 
    

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm | Tickets start at $55

On sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 10am
Four-time Grammy® Award winner, Texas music legend and AMA Trailblazer Award winner, Lyle Lovett pairs up for a series of concerts with one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years, John Hiatt. With a career spanning 14 albums, Lovett has mastered a convention-defying sound that blends country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues – making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music today. A master lyricist and satirical storyteller, Hiatt recently released his 22nd studio album – including songs and stories that become richer with each step forward. Join us for a night of songs and laughter as we welcome back the iconic Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.

 
        

Naturally 7

Friday, March 31 at 8pm | Tickets start at $20

In a music world rife with technological tricks of the trade, Naturally Seven is here to celebrate the beauty of the human voice. This seven-man crew is more than just your average singing group. Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they've branded as "Vocal Play" – in other words, singing as instruments. Tapping into various genres from pop to traditional gospel and rock to 17th century baroque, this top a cappella group is known for their mash-ups (or what they call “hybrids”) that take the essence of a well-known song and meld it with their own melodies and lyrics, letting their voices shine. The 3rd annual VoiceJam A Cappella Festival will soar to new heights with its most aca-famous headliner.



 
    

Los Lobos

Friday, April 14 at 8pm | Tickets start at $30

One of the most acclaimed American bands of the 1980s and ‘90s, Los Lobos were seasoned musical veterans with nearly 15 years of experience under their belts when they scored their first hit in 1987 with a cover of Richie Valens’ “La Bamba.” Thirty years later, this Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American band hits the road once more to share their signature blend of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B and Mexican folk music. Join us for a night of rocking music in celebration of the cultural melting pot that makes America so flavorful, eclectic and vibrant.

 
    

An Evening with Buddy Guy

Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm | Tickets start at $45

At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. A seven-time Grammy and 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Buddy is a genuine American treasure whose incendiary style left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer. On tour for his newest album, Born to Play Guitar, this living legend visits Northwest Arkansas to keep the legacy of blues alive!