AMP Fest Announces Additional Music Stages, Featured Master Brewer, Technology Activations

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, August 28, 2018 – AMP Fest is just a few weeks away and organizers are excited to announce final details about the event on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 4 to 9 pm at the Walmart AMP.

AMP Fest will feature the best in local and regional music on three stages. The Mainstage Lounge – presented by Samsung and located on the Walmart AMP’s main stage – will feature Dazz & Brie, The Mix Tapes, Goose and Will Brand. Event organizers have partnered with Bike Rack Records and the Fayetteville Roots Festival to program for the two additional stages.

The Bike Rack Records stage, located backstage at the Walmart AMP, will feature The Silver Lining, Kevin Keihn, Will Gunselman and Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo. The Roots Fest Acoustic Stage, sponsored by VML and located on the Walmart AMP’s Walker Plaza, will feature acoustic acts programmed by the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

This year’s event will also include master brewer, Fergal Murray from Dublin, Ireland. Murray has more than 30 years of world-class brewing experience. He will be featured in the VIP tent, but will also be part of a “Find Fergal” activation taking place onsite during the event.

With his reverent passion, Murray brings technical and brand building advice for AMP Fest’s patrons and brewers.

While listening to live music and enjoying samples from more than 30 craft beer brands, you can also try out great tech including the Samsung Gear VR Immersive Bike Experience, Cox Immersive Sports VR Experience, Playstation 4 and Playstation VR. Then take a load off and watch college football in first class at the Cox Sports Lounge.

General admission tickets are $45 and include a 5-ounce glass for unlimited beer sampling and access to all stages and tech activations. New this year, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $90. VIP tickets get access to all of the general admission activations and samplings, an 8-ounce glass for sampling, as well as access to the VIP tent throughout the event with free appetizers and exclusive sampling of select brews from 4-5:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers, Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting

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.

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.