Why Don't We
DATE: July 26
TIMES: Gate open at 5:30pm. Music starts at 7pm.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:
- No one admitted under the age of 13 without a parent or guardian.
- If you are dropping off and/or picking up a patron, please take exit 82 from I-49, head toward the Walmart AMP and then turn right at JB Hunt Drive. Follow the directions of the traffic attendants.
- Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Box Office adjacent to the main entrance of the venue. ID is required for ticket pick up, so please make sure your child has valid ID if you can’t be with them. The Box Office will open at 10am on the day of the concert.
- If you have any questions, please call our Box Office at 479.443.5600.
In under two years the five-member band, Why Don’t We, innovatively amassed a diehard fan base through grassroots engagement in the digital arena fueled by a prolific outpouring of new music, constant social media engagement and sold-out cross-country tours where online “likes”materialized I.R.L. into millions of screaming fans worldwide.
Prior to coming together, each member stood out as a performer in his own right. Jonah and Corbyn often livestreamed in-home performances to massive audience as Zach served up viral covers that generated tens of millions of views. Jack built a growing a subscriber base on YouTube, and Daniel etched a space in the hearts of viewers everywhere on “American Idol.” They crossed paths during tours and fan engagements in the midst of these burgeoning solo careers.
Soon, they found themselves on a group text where the idea of joining forces came up. Their collective response: “Why don’t we?”
Drawing on their respective talents and formidable followings, the group emerged as a phenomenon. Beyond generating over 300 million YouTube views and 200 million Spotify streams during that period, the quintet released five EPs—"Only the Beginning,” “Something Different,” “Why Don’t We Just,” “Invitation” and “A Why Don’t We Christmas.”
Along with singles such as the 2018 Ed Sheeran-penned single “Trust Fund Baby,” this avalanche of music represented an unconventional approach as their audience constantly received new music at a record pace. Why Don’t We carved out a place among pop’s elite on the entire iHeart Jingle Ball tour, including a momentous stop at Madison Square Garden sharing the stage with the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more. They sold out their first-ever headline tour throughout North America and followed that up by selling out an even bigger headliner in 2018, including multiple nights in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto.