Live music is the heartbeat of downtown Fayetteville and, in the wake of COVID19, many have been missing opportunities to perform, enjoy and experience local shows. Luckily, some artists are starting to make their way safely back to the stages around downtown.
The Walton Arts Center just announced a new live concert series in their atrium space. These live house concerts will feature local artists performing weekly and will showcase a wide variety of genres, cultures and art forms. The goal is to provide artists with while providing a safe performing arts experience for audiences of locals and visitors alike.
The artist lineup for the first two weeks includes:
Friday, Feb. 19 – Candy Lee (Americana and folk/jazz singer-songwriter)
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Los Valeros (Bossa Nova/Samba quartet)
Sunday, Feb. 21 – Classical duo Devanee Williams, harp, & Michael Puryear, cello, featuring works by Pescetti, Fauré, Pärt and J. Strauss Jr.
Friday, Feb. 26 – Jazz pianist Brant Jester with special guest David Dove, bass
Sunday, Feb. 28 – La Tempesta, a piano recital by Mickel Jason Gordan featuring works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann and Chopin
Thursday, March 11 - Tritones
Sunday, March 14 - Alisa Coffey, Harp Recital
Saturday, March 20 - Brahms to Brubeck - An Evening of Piano Greats featuring Asher Armstrong and Claudia Burson
Sunday, March 21 - SONA Voices: Heartwarming notes with Miho and Tomoko
Thursday, March 25 - Soul Classics with Jeron Marchall
Friday, March 26 - Language of Soul - Classical Dances of India
Saturday, March 27 - Austin Farnam Quartet
Sunday, March 28 - Devanee Williams and Michael Puryear
Thursday, April 1 - Comedy in the Atrium featuring Raj Suresh, Shawna Blake, JJ Molinaro and John Michael Cronin
Friday, April 2 - A Carnatic Journey - Indian Classical Music by Santhosh Ramaswamy and Kartik Balachandran
Saturday, April 3 - Alisha Pattillo Quartet
NEW SHOWS ADDED!
Friday, April 9 - Troy Farnam Quartet
Sunday, April 11 - SoNA Voices: Latin Tones with Duo Capriccioso
Thursday, April 15 - HogTown Hot Club
Friday, April 16 - Mike Sumler Project
Sunday, April 18 - SoNA Voices: Who We Are featuring Lia Uribe
Thursday, April 22 - North South East West: A Sampler of Music from India
Sunday, April 25 - SoNA Voices: All Alone featuring Eman Chalshotori
Thursday, April 29 - Comedy in the Atrium
Saturday, May 1 - Still on the Hill Words on Birds
Sunday, May 2 - A Classical Afternoon featuring flutist Lydia Roth and pianist Kristy Olefsky
Thursday, May 13 - An Evening of Poetry with the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective
Friday, May 14 - The Crumbs
The Walton Arts Center will continue to add to the lineup and with shows continuing into the spring. Performances start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Beer, wine, soft drinks and packaged snacks will be available for cashless purchase prior to and during the performance.
Events will be modified to comply with CDC/ADH safety guidelines and state-approved health and safety protocols. Patrons are required to wear a mask to enter the venue and any time they move around the space.
The In The Atrium series is free to attend, but reservations are encouraged. Socially distanced tables for parties of up to six can be reserved for the first five performances by calling 479-433-5600 or visiting waltonartscenter.org.