Walton Arts Center Brings the Best  Live Music to Northwest Arkansas in March

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 2, 2020 – This month Walton Arts Center will host can’t-miss musical performances by folk legend Arlo Guthrie and singer/songwriter Bonnie Bishop. Arlo Guthrie takes the stage on Friday, March 20 at 8 pm. Tickets range from $49 to $59 plus fees. Guthrie’s 20/20 Tour will feature the crowd favorite Alice’s Restaurant Massacree. Accompanying Guthrie will be longtime bandmates Abe Guthrie and Terry “A La Berry” Hall. The evening with Arlo Guthrie will be what it’s always been — inspirational, uplifting, intimate, humorous and affecting.

Guthrie will be joined by Folk Uke, the enchantingly harmonious, irreverent and indecorously humored duo of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson. Folk Uke has three albums to date and their music has been featured in “Orange Is The New Black” and Super Troopers 2. Called “a gifted songwriter and a powerhouse singer” with a voice that “booms with the force of a Texas straight-line squall,” by the Nashville Scene, Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop may just be the “new queen of country soul” (Houston Press). Bishop will appear at Walton Arts Center as part of the West Street Live Series on Saturday, March 21 at 8 pm. A limited number of tickets are available for $32 plus fees. More than a decade after her song “Not ‘Cause I Wanted To” topped the New York Times song of the year list, Bishop got her second big break when she started working with Nashville’s hottest producer, Dave Cobb – who helped Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell become award-winning chart toppers.

Inspired by the Motown greats like Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, Cobb encouraged Bishop to break up with her old identity, moving away from country to pursue a career as a soul singer. As Nashville’s establishment and legions of roots-music fans are now well aware, it was great advice.

Purchase tickets and parking in-person at the Walton Arts Center, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 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 enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

Trike Theatre is Northwest Arkansas’ only Professional Theatre for Young Audiences, located in Bentonville, AR, where young artists and their families SEE, LEARN and DO Theatre. Trike Theatre’s mission is to Cultivate Creativity, Build Character and Strengthen Communities so that the lives of young people can be transformed by exceptional theatre experiences through our Productions, Academy and Outreach programming. Trike Theatre proudly focuses its service on Northwest Arkansas but has a growing reach throughout the state, region and United States. To learn more about ways to enroll, purchase tickets or donate, please visit triketheatre.org 

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