AMP Fest Announces Featured Bands and Participating Breweries

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, July 27, 2018 - Beer, music and tech enthusiasts will not want to miss out on the third annual AMP Fest featuring three bands, Dazz & Brie, Goose and The Mixtapes, more than 15 breweries and multiple technology activations on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 4 to 9 pm at the Walmart AMP.

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 ‘90’s.

Tickets prices are $55 plus applicable fees and include a 5 ounce glass for unlimited beer sampling and access to all on-site activations. A limited number of VIP tickets for $90 also include an 8 ounce glass for sampling, access to the VIP tent with free appetizers and from 4-5:30 pm sampling of exclusive brews from several breweries. 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

The current lineup of breweries featured at AMP Fest include the following local, regional and national brands:
Bike Rack
Bentonville Brewing
Lost 40
Black Apple Crossing
Rendezvous Junction Brewing Sam Adams
Shiner Bock
Karbach Brewing
Independence Brewing Springfield
White Claw
Crisis Brewery

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.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year m 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..