Performances by comedian Ron White and songwriter Margo Rey, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday night at the Walton Arts Center, have been consolidated and moved to the Arkansas Music Pavilion.
The shows will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at the new outdoor venue in Rogers. White will perform first, followed immediately by a performance by Rey.
Walton Arts Center officials said Wednesday that the shows were moved because the preliminary phase of a planned renovation of the Fayetteville campus “needs to be accelerated” in order to ensure work is completed in time for the fall performance season.
The first show of the arts center’s Broadway season is set for Oct. 21-26 with 1920s era musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Erin Rogers, a spokesperson for the arts center, said that the initial work will include improvements to the trusses in the main performance hall, and should last six to eight weeks.
The 50 Shades of Grey parody show Spank Harder, originally scheduled for Tuesday (June 17), was also moved due to the accelerated construction timeline. According to Rogers, no other shows are expected to be affected by the construction.
For information on ticket exchanges or refunds, visit waltonartscenter.org or call 479-443-5600.