Rogers | Where Creative Lives

Spark your sense of creativity in Rogers, where you will discover a thriving arts and culture scene nestled in the midst of the majestic Ozarks. From art and music to classes that tap into your own creativity, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Rogers.

Walmart AMP

The Walmart AMP is a place to gather with fellow music fans for an unforgettable night under the stars, as you claim your seat or spread out a picnic blanket to enjoy live performances by legendary bands and talented musicians. As Arkansas’ premier outdoor live music venue, the Walmart AMP is the biggest stage house in the state and has been named one of the top 100 amphitheaters in the country. Take your pick from one of the many live music concerts offered from spring through fall and experience the magic of this must-visit venue. Keep an eye on this year’s concert schedule as the AMP releases shows throughout the summer.

Butterfield Stage

Located in downtown Rogers at the newly renovated Railyard Park, the Butterfield Stage will come to life soon with music and events. The stage is a sprawling pavilion for large gatherings and live events. The old farmers market building behind the stage will be the hub for a concession area and serve as the backstage area for artists. Frisco Plaza, located across the street, will be a versatile space that can be used in a variety of ways for events.

The City of Rogers has plans to program the stage with events from April to October each year. A local music producer will be contracted to program music for the stage.

Sound of Rogers | Amplify

The streaming series, Amplify, follows musicians as they rediscover their roots, inspiration, and the places that made their journey possible. Amplify’s first season begins with four episodes featuring three musicians in Rogers and can be viewed online at Places.Travel. As Amplify builds, it highlights another major actor in the series – the City of Rogers. The people, businesses, and opportunities are all brought together by Rogers where the locals are all working to support the musicians in the series.

“The goal of Amplify is to tell the compelling story of the music scene in Rogers through the eyes of these artists, and deliver this branded, episodic content where and when viewers can watch it”, says Visit Rogers Executive Director J. R. Shaw.  “We are creating awareness of Rogers as a music destination for new markets through this online platform”. 

Rogers’ role in Amplify illustrates a consolidated effort by Visit Rogers and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce to promote and reinforce the credibility of the growing music scene in Rogers. Entertainment is an integral part of the Vision 100 Community Action Plan developed by the Chamber and residents, which envisions our area being a destination for arts and entertainment.

Murals & Public Art

The power of public art is prominent in Rogers. Muralists are taking over the parks, brick buildings, and pretty much everything in between to resemble the thriving creative community in Northwest Arkansas. This is the perfect setting for those seeking an outdoor adventure while staying in the city.

Murals not only contribute to making a place attractive and creating opportunities for economic growth and spikes in tourism, but they also play a part in revitalizing forgotten gathering spaces and spark new conversations in the community. There are over 10 public murals in Rogers and a few others you can see at local shops, restaurants, and bars.

Arkansas Public Theatre

In its 35th season, the Arkansas Public Theatre (APT) is a downtown favorite by many locals and visitors. The APT produces classic, cutting-edge, and fresh from Broadway plays and musicals as well as hosts many special events throughout the year. The APT is the only all-volunteer community theater in Northwest Arkansas.

From the moment you arrive and catch the first glimpse of the glowing lights from the beautifully lit, welcoming theater, you know you will be in for a special treat. With a tremendous volunteer staff, you will be greeted with a smile as you enter. Downstairs is filled with cabaret-style seating, however, there is not a bad seat in the house as balcony boasts a spectacular view of the whole stage. Assorted concessions and a cash bar are offered before each show. Make a night of it and check out one of the many restaurants in downtown Rogers prior to show time.

Art on the Bricks

Art on the Bricks Art Walk is the 2nd Thursday of every month and offers a broad mix of talented artists, craftsmen, and musicians to our community. They bring their talent in the form of handcrafted items to the shops, offices and restaurants and provide an exciting opportunity for the public to explore the businesses and meet the artists. Businesses located on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Streets as well as Arkansas Street, Walnut Street, and Elm Street host pop-up galleries throughout Downtown Rogers. The list of businesses and artists change from month to month, but the art experiences in Downtown Rogers will consistently provide new and interesting opportunities for the public to connect with the arts community.

Experimental House

The Rogers Experimental House is a flexible platform for creative activity, incubating contributions to the cultural fabric of Northwest Arkansas by collaborating on an array of services, material resources, and learning opportunities for artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and our local community.

From artists in residence to community events, the Rogers Experimental House hosts public art exhibitions, author lectures, and classes that range from classical fine arts to craft beer workshops.

Find your own creative journey by visiting Visit Rogers “Things To Do” page to plan your next adventure.