Below is a list of the top 5 summer concerts/festivals in and around Little Rock, Arkansas.
American Idols Live Tour 2009
You’ve seen it on TV; now come experience the hype for yourself as the American Idols perform live on stage. The top 10 contestants from Season 8 will be performing live on stage at the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, on Saturday July 25, 2009 starting at 7p.m. You will get to see your favorites including Adam Lambert, Lil’ Rounds, Alison Iraheta, and Arkansas’ own Kris Allen. This is sure to be a sold-out show and you do not want to miss this event!
$25, or in select locations $12.50 (half-priced)
This 3-day music festival, taking place from May 22-May 24, 2009 is sure taking Arkansas by storm, as it is known for its major acts that perform live on these stages. With major acts including Heart, 3 Doors Down, Hinder, Gavin Rossdale, B-52’s, and Buddy Guy, this year will be a major success for Little Rock. Tickets are $25, but select locations such as Cranford Markets, City Markets, Wendy’s, and Central Arkansas’ Big Red stores are selling these tickets for a limited time for only $12.50. For more information, you can visit http://www.riverfestarkansas.com
Demi Lovato w/special Guest David Archuleta
This concert features major singing sensation and actress Demi Lovato. Known for her popular Disney movie Camp Rock, this teen star is quickly emerging as one of America’s hottest newcomers to hit the scene. Lovato is becoming an overnight singing sensation with her songwriting techniques and her hard dedication to her music. Also on tour is opening act David Archuleta, who is known for performing on Star Search while a young child, and more recently appearing on Season 7 of American Idol. Archuleta has also had greater success in his first major single, Crush. This tour is sure to be sold-out. Don’t miss your chance to catch these major acts when they hit the Alltel Arena on Thursday, July 2, 2009.
Wakarusa Music Festival 2009
Formed in 2004, this music festival is quickly taking Arkansas by storm with its heavy line-up of musicians and bands. Taking place from July 4-7, 2009 this music festival will feature some of the most amazing acts in the nation. Some featured acts include The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Matisyahu just to name a few.
Summer Jam 2009
Power 92 and Alice 107.7 presents this hip-hop/r&b line-up which takes place on Friday June 19, 2009 starting at 4p.m. at the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas. Over 20 acts are supposed to perform at this major concert, including confirmed acts Pleasure P and Hurricane Chris. Pleasure P is known for his hit singles Did You Wrong and Boyfriend #2. Hurricane Chris has also been familiar to the music scene with his hits A Bay Bay and Halle Berry (She’s Fine). This concert is sure to sell-out fast as more acts are slated to perform.