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I’m With Her Coming To Walton Arts Center

I’m With Her, a trio composed of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, has been added to the 2017-18 Walton Arts Center season. The show, scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at 7 pm, is being presented in association with the Fayetteville Roots Festival.   Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 17 at noon. Tickets are $32.50 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. A digital download of I’m With Her’s forthcoming album is included with every ticket order for this show. Patrons will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer within seven days of their ticket purchase.   A band of multi-Grammy® Award-winning artists with extraordinary chemistry, I’m With Her has collectively released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still) and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. With each track born from close songwriting collaboration, I’m With Her builds an ineffable magic from their fine-spun narratives and breathtaking harmonies.   Their music,...

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Martin Sexton to Play Walton Arts Center April 4

FAYETTEVILLE – Critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton has been added to Walton Arts Center‘s 2017-18 music season. Sexton will perform Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm; tickets start at $20 and go on sale this Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 am. Tickets are for sale online, in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by calling 479-443-5600. Martin Sexton is touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that has since garnered much critical acclaim, including a session on NPR’s Folk Alley (video clip from that session below). Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early ’90s. An upstate New Yorker, he left home with $75 and a Stratocaster to chase his musical dreams singing in the streets of Harvard Square, gradually and independently working his way to the premier venues of North America inspiring fans and musicians along the way. The activity and touring supporting his records laid the foundation for the career...

Ukelele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro To Play Walton Arts Center Oct. 18

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – Jake Shimabukuro, an American ukulele virtuoso known for his fast, complex finger work, is returning to Walton Arts Center this month. Shimabukuro will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 pm as the first show in the Land O’Lakes American Music Series. Single tickets start at $15 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.  In 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube. “At the time, I didn’t even know what YouTube was,” Shimabukuro laughs. “Nobody did, especially in Hawaii. But I had some friends who were going to college on the mainland and they sent me a link to the video. By the time I saw it, it already had millions of views. My name wasn’t even on it then. All it said was ‘Asian guy shreds on ukulele,’ or something like that. That’s what opened up the doors to touring in North America, Europe, Asia and beyond....