The planned $100 million entertainment district in El Dorado has been titled the Murphy Arts District and is gearing up for a grand opening later this year.
Named after the El Dorado-based companies Murphy USA, Murphy Oil Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp, the entertainment districts first phase is a music hall, amphitheater, restaurant and children's play area. A second phase is also in the works with a $32 million renovation of the 1920s Rialto Theater plus the creation of a new art gallery and exhibition hall. .
The El Dorado News-Times reports that the five-day, grand opening event in September will feature concerts from Migos, Brad Paisley, Train, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Smokey Robinson and The Robert Randolph Band.
Below is a full list of the line-up:
Wednesday, September 27
• 8:30 p.m.– An Evening with Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen & John Hiatt (Griffin Restaurant)
Thursday, September 28
•8 p.m.– Natasha Bedingfield (Griffin Music Hall)
•9 p.m. – Train (Griffin Music Hall)
Friday, September 29
•6 p.m.– Robert Randolph Band (Amphitheater)
•7:30 p.m.– X-Ambassadors (Amphitheater)
•9 p.m. – ZZ Top (Amphitheater)
•11:30 p.m.– Ludacris (Griffin Music Hall)
Saturday, September 30
•6 p.m.– Chase Bryant (Amphitheater)
•9 p.m. – Brad Paisley (Amphitheater)
•11:30 – Migos (Griffin Music Hall)
Sunday October 1
• 4p.m. – Smokey Robinson with the South Arkansas Symphony (Amphitheater; free concert)