Explore MAD

Our goal is to provide the city of El Dorado with creative outlets to explore music, dance, theater, art, food, and fun and immersive ways that hold true to the people and culture of El Dorado.

Griffin Restaurant- © Kevin G Reeves 2017
Griffin Restaurant
MAD Splashpad
MAD Amphitheater
MAD Amphitheater
First Financial Music Hall
First Financial Music Hall
The Art Gallery
MAD Art Gallery
The Rialto
The Rialto

What's Happening At MAD

Main Street El Dorado and MAD have announced a list of new fun activities added to the fourth Saturday in June, July and August this summer with even more food, live entertainment, shopping and fun for all ages throughout downtown. 
Starting Saturday June 22nd and continuing all summer, award-winning performers and national touring acts including EmiSunshine, Nikki Hill, Adam Doleac, Low Cut Connie & more, will be making their way to the heart of downtown El Dorado for the 2019 Murphy USA Summer Concert Series, presented by MAD and Main Street El Dorado. But don’t just wait for the FREE concerts, come to El Dorado early for the Farmers Market at MAD, the new Summer on the Square activities featuring the award-winning GRILL WARS, downtown activities and games, live entertainment on the square, the MAD Playscape and Splashpad, free Horse and Carriage rides throughout Historic Downtown and the popular CRUISE NIGHT Car Shows. 
All this fun is leading up to everyone’s favorite SHOWDOWN AT SUNSET live gunfight reenactment downtown on the steps of the Courthouse lawn, now with full a new cast and show! The Showdown at Sunset is sponsored by the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society. The performance is followed by the FREE 2019 Summer Concert Series in the MAD Amphitheater downtown starting at 7PM. It’s a full weekend of FUN all summer long!

Check www.eldomad.com for a full schedule of events! 
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The MAD Splash Pad is open for business! Come play! Open til 7PM! .
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💦 Splish, Splash 💦 The MAD Splash Pad opens tomorrow at 10AM! 
The MAD Playscape is Arkansas’s largest destination outdoor children’s play area. The playground area is open FREE all year long, weather permitting.

Summer Hours:
(Hours will extend to 8PM after May 31st)

Sunday – Friday 
10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Saturday - 
9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

The changing rooms will also open when the splash pad opens.  The concession area will open the same day as the splash pad.

Menu items include: • snow cones
• pickles • chips
• soda
• bottled water

No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Playscape or Splash Pad.

You spoke, we listened!
Late last fall large shade canopies were installed in the playground and Splash Pad areas as well as additional chairs.

#visitarkansas #artrendsetter #eldomad #arkansas #splashpad #playscape #eldorado #playground #beachball 🎸 Calling all BANDS! Want a chance to win $2,500💰? Enter your band into the first ever MAD Battle! Early bird registration ends May 17th! 
This August 9th & 10th, MAD will present its first ever MAD Battle band competition. All qualifying bands are invited to register, and our MAD Battle Committee will select the top 10 to advance to the battles. 
More info at: link in bio.

• Bands previously booked at MAD are excluded from entering. • Must have at least one cover song in application + set

Entry fees (Non-refundable - Top bands will be selected by the mad battle committee.) • $25 Early Bird (through May 17)
• $35 Advance (May 18-June 21)
• $45 Day of Deadline (June 22). Awards
• Best Vocals - $100
• Best Showmanship - $100
• Best Instrumentalist - $100
• Best Overall - $2500 + promo package put together by production/marketing team + guaranteed booking at the Griffin.

Do you have a favorite band that's never played at MAD? Tag them and tell them to enter now!
#battleofthebands #madbattle #eldomad #bands #band #arkansasmusic @arkansaslivemusic #arkansas
Thank you @sfwines for the post! The @eldomad SFWF Series: an epic lineup of food and wine from last weekend. Swipe ⬅️
Welcome Reception with NV Champalou Brut Vouvray presented by Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson, @dustinwilsonms, of @vervewine and @erailsba of @lieuditwinery and @railsbackfreres. 
First Course:
From Chef Adam Purcell, @adampurcell91, from @frenchiecoventgarden, a foie gras terrine with strawberries and grilled bread; paired with @empireestateflx 2016 Dry Riesling Reserve from @thomaspastuszak

Second Course:
From Chef Mike Reilly, @mikefreilly, of the @thenomadhotel nomadhotel in NYC, braised lamb tortellini with fava bean and parmesan; paired with the 2017 @yvesleccia Patrimonio Blanc poured by @sandrineleccia and @lylerailsback of @kermitlynchwine

Third Course:
From chef Austin Johnson, @Austininnyc, formerly of @frenchieruedunil and currently executive chef of Murphy Arts District and the @griffinrestaurant, smoked salmon with kalamata olive and English pea; with wine from @presquilewine presented by Matt Murphy 
Fourth Course:
From chef Mike Rellergert, @rowdyrellergert, of the NoMad in #LasVegas, a St. Canut pork with wild ramps, pea and mustard puree and pork jus; wine from @caminocellars poured by winemaker Tadeo Borchardt

Fifth Course:
From Chef Aaron Abramson, @aabramsn, formerly of @butterfieldstoneridge and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, buttermilk with raspberry granita, cornbread and mousse; paired with NV Patrick Bottex Vin du Bugey-Cerdon presented by @kestermasias of the NoMad Las Vegas. 📷 - @meghanmwhelan .
#visitarkansas #wine #arkansas #eldomad #dinner #sfwf #winelover @southernlivingmag @athomearkansas @themightyrib @rockcityeats #artrendsetter Wine a little, laugh a lot at the Southern Food & Wine Fest! We are sippin’ til 5, so come wine down! Tickets are available at the door! .
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