The first ever lineup at the new Arkansas Music Pavilion has a bit of a country flair.
Country stars Darius Rucker and Pat Green, the latest artists added to the lineup for the new venue’s inaugural year at the new location, will join fellow country acts Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Jason Isbell (July 7), Jake Owen (Sept. 11), and banjo phenom Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers (Aug. 3) as part of a twang-heavy initial lineup of shows this year.
Rucker and Green are set to perform at the AMP on Friday, June 20, the venue announced today.
Rucker, who got crazy famous in the 1990s as the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish, has re-emerged in recent years as a country artist. He became the first African American with a number one country song since Charley Pride did it in 1983 with his 2008 single, “Don’t Thing I Don’t Think About It”, and he also won a grammy in 2014 for Best Country Solo Performance for his remake of the Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show hit, Wagon Wheel.
Joining Rucker is Grammy-nomiated artist Pat Green, the Texas troubadour and frequent visitor to Fayetteville with over a dozen Top 40 country hits to his credit, including Wave on Wave, Don’t Break My Heart Again, and others.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 28 at waltonartscenter.org, and range from $27-79.