El Dorado MusicFest has three days of varied performers, concerts
Scanning this week's Arkansas cultural landscape, there appears to be just one spot where a person can find heavy doses of '70s-'80s funk, classic rock, blue-collar country, blazing hot hip-hop and a downtown, family friendly festival. Read More
Dazz & Brie
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Migos, ZZ Top, Ludacris and Train will headline the weirdest music festival this year, Mashable
El Dorado, Arkansas: home of over 18,000 people, the heart of the 1920s oil boom, and now: The weirdest music festival ever. Come this September, Train, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Brad Paisley and Migos—yes, Migos—will be performing in a five-day festival literally unlike anything else meant to celebrate kick off the new Murphy Arts District (MAD) in El Dorado.  Read More
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Brad Paisley, X Ambassadors & Migos To Kick Off $100 Million Music Initiative in Arkansas, Billboard Magazine
When it comes to music and cultural epicenters in the United States, El Dorado, Arkansas isn’t typically at the forefront of peoples’ minds. The area in the south central part of the state, after all, has long been in decline since its 1920’s heyday as an oil boomtown and it doesn't have the music history of its regional neighbors like Memphis, New Orleans or even Muscle Shoals. Read More
Griffin Black & White
Workin' on the Weekend
Standing on the street corner over the weekend I watched as dedicated workers powered through their weekends to finish up some last minute details on the Griffin Buildings eastern facade. The one of the new additions to the building is a VIP balcony that will over look the amphitheater during outdoor shows. In addition, there is a private dining room that looks into the display kitchen where we will be creating some palate pleasing delights. Another balcony extends over the music hall from the same VIP access area. Read More
Klipsch, Hope, Arkansas
Searching for that Sound
Seventy years ago in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas a man decided to bring live music into his living room. Paul W. Klipsch a member of the engineering and science hall of fame created the Klipschorn which is still produced by hand in the neighboring small town. Read More