Upcoming Events

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Let legendary six-time Grammy® winner Dr. John take you on a musical journey like no other. The Nite Tripper is back and better than ever with his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk and psychedelic rock with Creole roots. Dr. John will be joined by special guest and local favorite, The Cate Brothers.

This free-spirited, world-fusion band blends Indian music with reggae, contemporary funk and spicy Caribbean grooves. Funkadesi’s performances bear messages of togetherness, and their one-world positive vibe makes the band a compelling musical force. It’s guaranteed fun- you’ll be out of your seat dancing!

Home Free
Home Free
Five guys. Five microphones. No instruments. Home Free claims the title of the world’s first country music a cappella group, winning the fourth season of NBC’s "The Sing-Off" in December 2013. Join us in welcoming these extremely talented musicians and experience a sound like no other!

<i>Sid the Science Kid LIVE- Let's Play!</i>
Sid the Science Kid LIVE- Let's Play!
Imaginations soar when PBS KIDS show Sid the Science Kid LIVE! comes to life in an exciting onstage production full of fun and adventure with audience interaction, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs. For everyone ages 3 and up.

Sid the Science Kid Meet & Greet
Sid the Science Kid Meet & Greet
Join the gang in the Super Fab Lab! For an additional $20 per person, children can interact with the cast after the show.

Content considered suitable for children ages 3 and up.

<i>The Adventures of Robin Hood</i> presented by the Visible Fictions
The Adventures of Robin Hood presented by the Visible Fictions
Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Join the internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions cast for a silly and unexpected take on this classic story. For everyone ages 7 and up.

Bill Engvall
Bill Engvall
Get ready for an evening of standout stand-up as Billboard Comedy Chart topping and American Comedy Award-winning comedian Bill Engvall returns to Walton Arts Center. If you’re looking for fun, fast paced and “fairly clean” comedy chock-full of laughs, this is your ticket!

<i>Nice Work If You Can Get It</i>
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!

<i>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</i>
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Join us in your best Rocky Horror themed costume, and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music - the most popular cult classic of all time. It’s a BYOP* show (Bring Your Own Props). And the best part? It’s Halloween night!

Cameron Carpenter
Cameron Carpenter
Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organ music, filling venues around the world with the sounds of his International Touring Organ – a digital organ of Carpenter’s own design. Be among the first to see this one-of-a-kind instrument along with a one-of-a-kind artist!

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
Experience a night out with a musical “hero,” as declared by Rolling Stone. Hawaiian ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro is fresh, hip and virtuosic. Shimabukuro first won acclaim on YouTube with his innovative covers of songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Now, on his latest album, Shimabukuro’s star shines even brighter – proving he’s easily one of the world’s most exciting contemporary musicians.

The Dan Band
The Dan Band
Dan Finnerty first caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film “Old School,” followed by appearances in “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Hangover.” With its edgy, irreverent and wildly popular renditions of pop songs like “Lady” by Styx and “Milkshake” by Kelis, The Dan Band is sure to have you laughing and singing out loud!

<i>Elf The Musical</i>
Elf The Musical
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical is “happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety. Don’t miss this modern-day Christmas classic that’s sure to help you embrace your inner elf!

Clint Black <i>Christmas With You</i>
Clint Black Christmas With You
Long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, the singer/songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor, Clint Black promises to deliver a deep sense of country music history and a performance that’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!

The Second City's <i>Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</i>
The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue
Second City fans, rejoice! This prominent improv group is well known as the training ground for many now-megafamous alumni, including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. Experience the magic (and mayhem!) of the holiday season with The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis <i>Big Band Holidays</i>
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Big Band Holidays
Led by internationally acclaimed Wynton Marsalis and featuring 15 of the finest soloist, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is on a mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained and inspired!

Mediaeval Baebes
Mediaeval Baebes
Mediæval Bæbes will regale with holiday carols sung in ancient languages like Middle English, Medieval French and Cornish. With witty humor and an affinity for castles and cathedrals, these fair maidens bring the medieval holiday season out of the Dark Ages with songs like “We Three Kings” and “Away in a Manger.”

<i>MYTHBUSTERS: Behind The Myths</i>
MYTHBUSTERS: Behind The Myths
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Emmy® nominated and enormously popular Discovery series "MythBusters," come to the WAC stage for a fantastical night of experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories that prove or disprove urban legends and popular misconceptions.

Moscow Classical Ballet's <i>The Nutcracker</i>
Moscow Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker
Back for its fourth consecutive season, the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker is a must-see for the whole family! Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the venerable Moscow Classical Ballet’s stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet.

<i>Ballroom with a Twist</i>
Ballroom with a Twist
An unforgettable Night Out featuring favorite reality TV stars from "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" — ballroom dancing never looked so hot! Stars to be announced!

<i>Slava's Snowshow</i>
Slava's Snowshow
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts that brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy, transporting you to a joyous dreamlike world that will leave you literally ankle-deep in snow!

Created and performed by classically trained ballerina Cristiana Casadio and world-class circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production encapsulates the struggles of human relationships in a performance that is both beautiful and breathtaking. Imaginative, sensuous and cutting-edge, Tangram questions what it is like to surrender to love and asks us, who is in control?

The Hot Sardines
The Hot Sardines
Named one of the best jazz bands in New York by Forbes magazine, The Hot Sardines is born of a unique recipe: take hot jazz and sultry standards from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, sprinkle in the rich Dixieland sounds of New Orleans, add a dash of wartime Paris flavor and stir in vibrant musical surprises that hold audiences captive. The band’s unforgettably wild live shows have a style and sound distinctly their own.

<i>Elvis Lives!</i>
Elvis Lives!
Take a musical journey across the life of Elvis Presley during this concert extravaganza that pays homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Elvis Lives features four talented artists who each portray Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, the ‘60s, during his movie career, and his final concert years. If you love Elvis, you must see this show!

Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony® Award-winning show.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage is one of the most awarded bands in bluegrass music. Renowned for mastering the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music, it’s no wonder the Buffalo News says Vincent “is to bluegrass now what Aretha Franklin once was to soul music.”

<i>The Australian Bee Gees Show</i>
The Australian Bee Gees Show
The Australian Bee Gees Show will provide nostalgia, a little bit of romance and a lot of dancing for all the disco lovers out there. This multimedia concert experience celebrates over four decades of the infectious music written by the Gibb brothers. “How deep is Your Love” for this influential trio? If you believe “You should be Dancing”, get your tickets today!

<i>The Ugly Duckling</i> and <i>The Tortoise and the Hare</i> presented by Lightwire Theater
The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare presented by Lightwire Theater
In an age where television, computers and video games reign, Lightwire Theater delivers these classic tales in a visually remarkable way using full-bodied electroluminescent puppetry that the whole family will enjoy! For everyone ages 5 and up.

Koresh Dance Company
Koresh Dance Company
Superb technique. Emotionally compelling. With stunning athleticism, this company’s 10 dancers seamlessly shift from an explosive and passionate repertoire to moments of intimacy and restraint, delivering an artistic experience that you won’t soon forget!

<i>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</i>
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Midtown Men
Midtown Men
These four talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for hundreds of performances of the Tony® Award-winning mega-hit Jersey Boys before reuniting as The Midtown Men to bring their magic to audiences everywhere, singing all the hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, The Four Seasons and more!

Jeanne Robertson
Jeanne Robertson
With decades as a professional speaker and humorist, this former Miss Congeniality in the Miss America Pageant embodies the classic sophisticated Southern woman and, now in her 70s, shows no sign of slowing down. Robertson's sharp, witty humor will leave you laughing so hard your sides will hurt!

<i>Spot</i> presented by Theater Terra
Spot presented by Theater Terra
Theater Terra presents this charming stage adaption of Eric Hill’s beloved children’s book, "Spot." Together with that lovable dog, preschoolers and their parents will embark on an entertaining and educational adventure. Can everybody recognize the sounds of the animals to help Spot bring them home? For everyone ages 2 and up.

So Percussion
So Percussion
Praised by the New Yorker for its “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So Percussion’s adventurous spirit has redefined the modern percussion ensemble, as they explore unusual instruments like the amplified cactus, bowed marimba, aluminum pipes and the German glockenspiel.

Wendy Whelan <i>Restless Creature</i>
Wendy Whelan Restless Creature
Wendy Whelan’s elegant movement and intelligent approach to performing is legendary and this has never been more vivid than in her new project, Restless Creature. Whelan collaborates with four young and prodigious choreographers, their unique styles stretching Whelan’s artistry in unexpected ways as she adapts to each distinct vision while maintaining her own glowing individuality.

An Evening with David Sedaris
An Evening with David Sedaris
Join us for an evening of conversation and masterful satire as NPR humorist and The New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris shares top-of-mind reflections from his collection of oft-snarky and sarcastic personal essays that slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness. Sedaris is one of the most observant writers of the human condition today – and bar none, the funniest.

Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn
Winner of the “Best New Artist” Grammy Award in 1991 for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” folk-rock singer/songwriter Marc Cohn has the unique ability to combine the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Cohn's distinctive voice and nuanced delivery will resonate with you long after the show is over.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience, featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

<i>Timber!</i> presented by Cirque Alfonse
Timber! presented by Cirque Alfonse
Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Cirque Alfonse’s talented tumblers and musicians take the audience on a wild ride of gravity-defying acrobatics and thrilling tricks with metal saws and axes, set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.

<i>The Gruffalo's Child</i> presented by Tall Stories
The Gruffalo's Child presented by Tall Stories
The Gruffalo’s Child begins with a warning: no Gruffalo should ever set foot alone in the deep, dark woods. But one wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s daughter tiptoes out into the snow – after all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist. Or, does he? For everyone ages 4 and up.

Kathleen Madigan <i>Madigan Again</i>
Kathleen Madigan Madigan Again
Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25-year career, she’s gone from one-nighters to theater gigs to headlining Vegas and once even packing in 300 nights on the road in a single year. Here for one night only, the award-winning Madigan will deliver hilarious highlights from her 2013 stand-up special, Madigan Again.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10X10 Concert
Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10X10 Concert
Led by internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris, the 2015 Artosphere Festival Orchestra features premier musicians from major symphonies, prestigious ensembles and distinguished music programs around the world. Now in its fifth year, the orchestra returns to create beautiful music in beautiful settings all around Northwest Arkansas! The 10x10 concert has become a staple of this project with each year’s performance becoming more outstanding and unforgettable.