AMP’s music-slash-tech fest to support arts education set for Oct. 14

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AMP Fest, a one-day festival that mixes cutting-edge tech demonstrations with live music and craft beer, is set for Oct. 14, 4-9 p.m., at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.

The event was organized by the Walton Arts Center Corporate Leadership Council as a fundraiser for the Walton Arts Center’s education and outreach efforts.

Last year, AMP Fest raised more than $83,000 “to support educational programs, improve classroom learning through arts integrations and inspire people of all ages by connecting them to performing and visual arts programs through Walton Arts Center,” according to a WAC press release.

Annual fundraisers enable the WAC to provide most of its education programs at low or no cost to more than 40,000 students, teachers, families and individuals in Northwest Arkansas, according to the press release.

This year’s festival will feature video games and other interactive tech experiences as well as live music on three stages and unlimited samples of craft beers from more than 20 breweries, according to the WAC.

The music lineup has not yet been announced.

Early bird tickets for $35 are available through July 31 or while supplies last. Regular ticket price is $45. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers, Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479-443-5600 or visiting