AMP Fest

Featuring Beer Sampling, Tech Activations & Live Music
Supported By Samsung and VML
Featuring Master Brewer Fergal Murray


  • $45 ticket
    Unlimited Sampling (5oz sample glass)
    Access to All Tech Activations
  • $90 VIP ticket - Only 100 available!
    Larger Sample Glass! (8oz sample glass)
    VIP Tent Access
    Exclusive Beer Sampling Not Offered to General Public
    Curated Food Offerings from Wright Brand Bacon

DATE: Sept. 8

TIMES: 4pm-9pm

AGE RESTRICTIONS: You must be 21 or older to attend. Come out and enjoy samples from over 30 craft beer brands plus activations throughout the venue. Don’t forget your ID!


Mainstage Lounge: Presented by Samsung

  • 4pm: Will Brand
  • 5pm: Goose
  • 6:30pm: Dazz & Brie
  • 8pm: The Mix Tapes

Bike Rack Records stage

  • 4pm: The Silver Lining
  • 5pm: Kevin Keihn
  • 6pm: Will Gunselman
  • 7pm: Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo


The 3rd annual AMP Fest will feature Master Brewer Fergal Murray (click here for bio) as well as live music from Dazz & Brie, Goose and The Mixtapes! A self-proclaimed “girl gang,” Dazz & Brie’s rock and soul style have entertained audiences at Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands in Brooklyn, SXSW and on stages in their home base in Little Rock. Fayetteville-based Goose draws influence from Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Coldplay with rich lyrics and upbeat tempos. The Mixtapes are a high-energy party loaded with a huge range of music spanning the ‘90s.

Plus you’ll find fun tech activations and games and beer samples from over 30 breweries…. All included in the ticket price!

VIP Exclusive Sampling & Schedule

  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Crisis Brewing & Lost 40
  • 5:40pm-6:40pm: Karbach Brewing
  • 6pm: Exclusive Q & A and Meet and Greet with Brewmaster Fergal Murray
  • 6:45pm-7:45pm: Bike Rack Brewing

VIP Curated Food Offerings from Wright Brand Bacon

  • Maple Braised, slow cooked Wright Brand bacon, War Eagle Mills blue corn cake, mustard gastrique, crispy shallots, and nasturtium.
  • Wright Brand “BLT”: 5 spice rubbed Wright Brand Bacon, sweet Arkansas tomato jam, sambal aioli brined cucumber and shinso leaf all tucked into a fluffy bao bun

Participating Food Vendors include: Hickory Hollow Smokehouse • Wright Brand Bacon • Purple Banana • Smokin' Hawg • IDK Café • Wicked Wood Fired Pizza • More to come!

Check below for all of the Participating Breweries!

AMP Fest is one of the annual fundraising events organized by Walton Arts Center’s Corporate Leadership Council, comprised of local business leaders who actively support the nonprofit organization’s education and outreach programs. In 2017, AMP Fest raised approximately $83,000 that was used to improve classroom learning through arts integration and inspire more than 40,000 students, teachers and families in the region by connecting them to free or low cost performing and visual arts programs through Walton Arts Center.

It's a cause to celebrate!

Fan Favorite

Vote for your favorite brewery with Fan Favorite! $5 for 5 votes, drop your vote in the bucket located at each brewery booth. Fan favorite votes are available for purchase in Walker Plaza. All proceeds support Walton Arts Center arts education programs.

Find Fergal

Find brewmaster Fergal Murray, take a selfie with him and receive two free fan favorite votes!

Click below to read more about AMP Fest on the WAC Blog:

AMP Fest sponsors:

Brewery partners: