ARK: MAD's first downtown concert lineup announced

EL DORADO, Ark. (KNOE) - There's a new tourist spot coming to the arklamiss.
It's the Murphy Arts District's grand opening in El Dorado.

It took the El Dorado Festivals and Events non-profit six years to build the $20 million facility.

"We're exhausted, but also so excited. We've got an office staff that is working 15-hour days, eating a lot of late night pizza," said Bob Tarren, chief marketing officer. "I guess the connectivity is there is a passion for this because we know we are going to do good."

The area consists of six venues that spread across three blocks downtown.

Guests can check out things like a farm-to-table restaurant, a amphitheater and a music hall that can host 2,000 people.

Tarren says it's all dedicated to the arts and entertainment.

"This is not all about a grand opening. It's about opening with a big splash and then doing enough programming across the art, culture and genres. So there is always something going on," Tarren said.

In less than three months, artists like Train, Ludicrous and Migos will perform on stage for its grand opening Sept.27.

"El Dorado has nothing like this and in southern Arkansas there is nothing like this. And as we look across the country for interesting models, to base this kind of development on, we have not found anything that fits exactly who we are," said Tarren.

The area will also have a playground and a seasonal farmer's market.

Tickets go one sale Wednesday, Aug. 9th.

Where to get your tickets:

Online- www.eldoMAD.com

Phone- (877-940- 3334)

Pick Up: El Dorado box office at 113 South Washington Street, El Dorado (through 6:00 PM)

LINE UP

Sept. 27th
Lyle Lovett w/ Robert Earl Keen and John Hiatt
For high-level donors only
Griffin Restaurant Stage

Sept. 28th
Train w/Natasha Bedingfield
$25 RSVD Seating
$35 GA PIT
Griffin Music Hall

Sept. 29th
ZZ Top w/ X Ambassadors and Robert Randolph & the Family Band
$35 GA
$45 GA PIT
Amphitheater

Sept. 29th
Ludacris
$25 GA
$35 GA PIT
Griffin Music Hall

Sept. 30th
Brad Paisley w/ Hunter Hayes, Chase Bryant and Ashley McBryde
$35 GA
$45 GA PIT
Amphitheater

Sept. 30th
Migos
$25 GA
$35 GA PIT
Griffin Music Hall

October 1st
Smokey Robinson w/ South Arkansas Symphony
FREE – No tickets required
Amphitheater



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus