Robert Earl Keen Celebrates Christmas, Family and Awkward Holiday Get-Togethers in Newest Show

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 27, 2017 – Robert Earl Keen’s Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree with special guests debuts at Walton Arts Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 pm.

Single tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 479.571.2719 or emailing

Christmas has been part of Robert Earl Keen’s repertoire ever since he released “Merry Christmas From the Family” on his 1994 album Gringo Honeymoon. This year’s Christmas tour, number six for Keen, continues that holiday tradition.

Keen and his band along with the Quebe Sisters will give audiences a festive, variety-show-meets-country revue that will have audiences dancing and laughing all night.

It’s not always easy to succinctly sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — but the five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem “The road goes on forever…” just about do it. From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Keen has blazed a peer, critic and fan-lauded trail that have earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world.

Three decades later, with well over a dozen records to his name and thousands of shows under his belt, there’s still no end in sight to the road ahead.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit