Brian Crowne named vice president of Walmart AMP

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The Walton Arts Center has named Brain Crowne to the role of vice president for the  Walmart AMP.

Crowne will be responsible for all operations of the Walmart AMP including artist booking, third party rentals, site operations and management. He will also serve on the executive committee of the Walton Arts Center.

“Brian’s experience and leadership in the contemporary music field are unmatched in the region, “said Peter Lane, president and CEO Walton Arts Center. “We are excited to see Brian continue to grow his role at the Walmart AMP – Northwest Arkansas’ premier outdoor entertainment venue.”

Walton Arts Center purchased the AMP in February 2011 with the goal of expanding arts and entertainment and serving a broader audience. Crowne became general manager of Walmart AMP and was critical in building the new Walmart AMP in 2014 and expanding its operations.

Walmart AMP has grown its attendance to a record 147,000 patrons in 2015 hosting several premier entertainers such as Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dave Matthews and Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson and Santana last year.

“Being a part of Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP for the past five years has been amazing. I am honored to accept the position of vice president of the Walmart AMP and look forward to serving our region for many years to come.” Crowne said.