Walmart AMP and Tedeschi Trucks Band are excited to announce that the third installment of their wildly popular Wheels of Soul Summer Tour will stop at the Walmart AMP on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The 12-piece band, led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, will be supported by longtime friends and collaborators The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. Doors will open at 6 pm and music will start at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at noon and ticket prices start at $31 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

The summer tour is scheduled to hit some of the country’s premier outdoor venues on the most ambitious Wheels of Soul tour to date. After four consecutive sold-out shows at Red Rocks for Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB), this year’s tour adds a second night at the illustrious Colorado amphitheater, with special plans in the works to make both nights unique events. Through it all, the annual summer run has become more than just a fan favorite, it has become a highlight for the headliners as well. “It’s been great to develop this tour into an annual event where we get a chance to hit the road and share the stage with fellow musicians we love and respect. Each year we try to find bands that share our musical vision while bringing their own unique talents to this traveling circus,” says Susan Tedeschi about the summer runs. “We go way back with Derek and Susan. They are some of our favorite friends and collaborators,” says Oliver Wood of this year’s Wheels of Soul tour. Oliver co-wrote a song on TTB’s Grammy Award®-winning debut album, Revelator, and Derek and Susan guested on the Wood Brothers 2015 release Paradise.

Derek adds that this tour offers a unique opportunity for both the musicians and fans, “Every year as the tour rolls along the collaborations between all the musicians grow and grow. It inspires and challenges us in new ways and I think that really translates to the audience when they see how much fun we’re having with our friends.” Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna) crossed paths with Derek and Susan early in their careers and their mutual admiration and kinship has grown as Jorma supported TTB on select shows in 2016. When asked about joining Wheels of Soul this year, Jorma offered excitement and praise, “Tedeschi Trucks is arguably one of the greatest bands in the world today. It is an honor for me and my Hot Tuna brothers to be part of this great tour”

Formed in 2010 after Tedeschi and Trucks recorded and toured for years as solo artists, Tedeschi Trucks Band is a live music juggernaut, touring over 200 days of the year. Their previous three studio records have all charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200, with their most recent effort 2016’s Let Me Get By (Fantasy Records) produced by Trucks entirely and praised by Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, and Associated Press who called it “one of the great records of the year.” A live TTB record is in the works and will be announced later this year.

Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, Ways Not To Lose, in 2006. Chris Wood already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, while his brother Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. 2015’s Paradise follows the band’s acclaimed 2013 release The Muse, which was recorded almost entirely live around a tree of microphones in Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio. Hailed previously by The New York Times for their “gripping” vocals and by the LA Times for their “taught musicianship,” the live setting proved to be a remarkable showcase for the Brothers’ live chemistry and charismatic magnetism.

For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are former members of Jefferson Airplane, the influential San Francisco psychedelic rock band.


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 11 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.