Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (Walmart AMP, a venue of Walton Arts Center) announces the first group of artists for the 2015 season. Now in its second season, the Walmart AMP will be filled with some of the world’s greatest musicians for Northwest Arkansas to enjoy. With a dynamic and exciting season that includes legendary rock bands and country music greats, and much more to be announced at a later date, it just keeps getting bigger and better at the Walmart AMP.

Brantley Gilbert with special guest Casey Donahew Band
Friday, May 1

There must be something in the water in Georgia. The state has produced several notable country stars such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band, and now Brantley Gilbert is making his way out of Georgia and across the U.S. Born and raised in Jefferson, Georgia, Gilbert credits his small town upbringing for influencing his unique sound. Gilbert’s 2014 album, Just As I Am includes the number one single “Bottoms Up” and debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 27. Prices range from $25 to $45.

Sunday, May 3

The Grammy Award winning band Chicago has been deemed one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of rock and roll” by former President Bill Clinton, and they came in at #13 on Billboard magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time. Chicago is also the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Having toured every year since their first instantly successful album, Chicago Transit Authority, the band line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone, Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, Jason Scheff on bass and vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, and Walfredo Reyes Jr. on percussion. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 20. Prices range from $42 to $97.

Steve Miller Band
Saturday, May 16

Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the Joker or Space Cowboy. Everyone knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompitus of love. The band’s 2014 co-headlining tour with Journey was a huge milestone and giant success for Steve Miller Band. Steve Miller Band has released 18 iconic studio albums that have redefined the genre, incorporating innovative sounds with everything from blues and R&B to classic rock. After collaborating with greats such as Paul McCartney, The Eagles and Journey, Steve Miller Band is touring in 2015 to relive the classics.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 23. Prices range from $31 to $75.50.

Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday, May 19

Founded in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991, Dave Matthews Band began when Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Joined by Carter Beauford, LeRoi Moore, Stefan Lessard, Boyd Tinsley, and later Jeff Coffin, the band are best known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate video and lighting show. Their most recent album, Away from the World released in 2012 and also debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, making them the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut at the coveted top spot. As of 2010, the Dave Matthews band has sold over 30 million records worldwide. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 13. Prices range from $40.50 to $85.

Kenny Chesney’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour Sponsored by Corona Light
Thursday, July 30

The contemporary country star released his 16th studio album The Big Revival in 2014 after a string of award winning, chart topping hits which have become instant classics in the country music genre. “For all the time we had to create for The Big Revival Tour,” Kenny Chesney says, “I wanted to make sure the fans got to experience it. I love amphitheaters and all the fun... But I want to give the fans the same impact with the show, because The Big Revival Tour’s set up to be pretty special.” After a year off the road, Chesney is ready to get back to the fans. “A year away from the fans, whether people realize it or not, is hard on me. I live to play – as much as I live to write songs and make music. So I’m ready to get out there and play this new music for people. I want to give them a taste of how good The Big Revival is -- and hear them singing ‘Til It’s Gone,’ ‘American Kids’ or even ‘The Big Revival’ back to me!” 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 30. Prices range from $60 to $105.

The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion – known as the Walmart AMP – is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 10 years, including rock, country and pop. The AMP has been a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011 and has presented concerts at the Washington County Fairgrounds for the past two years. In its new, permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP will hold over 7,000 people and have the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.