Walton Arts Center, Walmart AMP Offer Alternative Halloween Festivities

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 14, 2020 – Halloween may look a little different this year but never fear, Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP have a weekend of safe Halloween-themed activities to enjoy.

Kick off the weekend on Friday, Oct. 30 with the final AMP Happy Hour of the season featuring live music by Funk Factory and a special drink menu that includes a fall-themed margarita, Long Island iced tea and a Jello syringe shot.

Attendees to the outdoor happy hour on Choctaw Plaza are encouraged to come in costume for a chance to win a pair of lawn tickets to every show in the 2021 Walmart AMP concert series. Face masks and social distancing will still be required. Please note that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face mask. For more details about CDC costume guidelines visit www.amptickets.com.

Happy Hour at the AMP is 4:30-10pm. Entrance is free but capacity is limited. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, a limited number of tables can be reserved in advance for $25. Table reservations for the Oct. 30 Halloween Happy Hour will open at 10 am on Monday, Oct. 26 and close 48 hours prior to the event. Make reservations by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting www.amptickets.com.

100% of all table reservations will be donated to support Walton Arts Center’s Ghost Light Recovery Fund and are tax deductible and nonrefundable. Happy Hour at the AMP is presented by Bud Light Seltzer.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, experience two Halloween classics on the big screen at Walton Arts Center. The day will start with Hocus Pocus at 2pm for $10 and end with The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm for $15. For the evening showing, dress in costume and bring your own props or purchase a prop bag when you arrive for just $10. Visit waltonartscenter.org for a list of approved props for this screening.

Finish out the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a special free screening of the animated film, Coco, presented in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. The film will be screened at 1 pm in English and again at 6 pm in Spanish.

Purchase tickets now to Hocus Pocus and The Rocky Horror Picture Show or reserve your free tickets to Coco by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting waltonartscenter.org.

While large-scale performances are suspended through the end of 2020, smaller-scale intermission programming, including Saturday Cinema, is made possible in part by the Ghost Light Recovery Fund.

For a complete list of health and safety protocols please for these events, visit www.amptickets.com or www.waltonartscenter.org.

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 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.