Grammy Award®-Winning Mingus Big Band Headed to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 22, 2022 – Jazz-lovers rejoice—Mingus Big Band is coming to Walton Arts Center at 8 pm on Friday, April 29.

Mingus Big Band was created to celebrate the music of composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. Since his death in 1979, Sue Mingus has created and continues to direct repertory ensembles that carry on the music of her late husband. The most well-known is the Mingus Big Band, a New York institution, which performs weekly to packed crowds at Jazz Standard.

The band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, headlining major jazz festivals, universities and arts centers. They have released 10 recordings, six of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. 

Mingus Big Band not only attracts audiences that might not typically come to see jazz, it also provides a home base for many of today’s top performers and exciting new players. Mingus Big Band regularly tops the lists in critics and readers polls.

As part of the Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series, tickets to this show are just $10. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting

Masks are encouraged but not required at this Walton Arts Center show. Patrons should be aware that masking protocols may vary from artist to artist. If you have questions about an upcoming performance, please visit the policies at, or call the box office at 479.443.5600.

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