Music in the Wild

in Partnership with the Argenta Acoustic Music Series

Featuring Richard Smith

Date: Saturday, May 1 • 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission $25

Join us on May 1 at 8:00 p.m. for the first Music in the Wild concert of 2021!

In partnership with the Argenta Acoustic Music Series, this first performance features thumbpicking guitarist Richard Smith. Hailed as “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar,” by none other than Chet Atkins, Smith is a member of the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, and has played with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Nato Lima, Boots Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Biréli Lagrène, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Earl Klugh, Suzy Bogguss, Victor Wooten, John Cowan and countless more.

Bring your own blankets and chairs. Concessions available at event for donations. In the event of rain, all sets will be moved to Wildwood’s Pavilion. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival. Please bring a face mask to wear when social distancing is not possible and for use in indoor facilities.

The Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) is a summer camp designed for students ages 6–18 who are interested in studying music and arts. The academy’s mission is to provide music and arts education of the highest quality to students of all ages and backgrounds. Supported in a creative and musically nurturing environment, WAMA students learn and perform alongside professional faculty. We invite your students to explore and develop their performing and visual arts abilities with us this summer!

Music in the Wild

Featuring the Rodney Block Collective

Date: Friday, June 4 • 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission $25

Join us for a picnic casual outdoor concert at Wildwood’s Butler Gazebo!

This concert features Rodney Block and The Rodney Block Collective. Block has shared the stage with many big-name performers including the legendary Earth, Wind and Fire; jazz masters Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis; hip-hop band Whodini; saxophonist Kirk Whalum; soul singer Lalah Hathaway; and R&B greats Johnny Gill, Eric Benet and one-named singer Joe. He also is a frequent guest artist with hip-hop legend and icon Doug E. Fresh.

Bring your own blankets and chairs. Concessions available at the event for donations. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Wildwood’s Pavilion. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival. Please bring a facemask to wear when social distancing is not possible and for use in indoor facilities.

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES AT WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE ARTS

Wildwood Park for the Arts grounds remain open during the park’s regular hours to individual walkers and those who require space to exercise their pets. Indoor activities and programs in the Cabe Festival Theatre are operating at limited capacity for the safety of our staff, patrons, and students.

Wildwood administrators are working diligently with our community partners, rental clients, and patrons to determine specific plans for individual programs so that we may best serve and protect the health of our patrons during the COVID-19 outbreak.

These classes, along with private lessons in voice, piano, violin, and more, are being offered as part of our new education initiative!

A welcomed addition to the West Little Rock community, the West Little Rock Performing Arts Academy strives to become a leader in the development of arts-based programs that serves the families of our community. Our Mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students, audience, and our community through the power and beauty of the Arts.

The WLR Performing Arts Academy, under the leadership of professional musicians and artists, will provide a definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, and arts-based social programs.

Providing one-on-one studio instruction, ample opportunities for solo and ensemble performances, and small group instruction in choral music, dance, fitness, and a host of discipline-specific subjects, the WLR Performing Arts Academy seeks to support and enhance the artistic lives of our closest neighbors and the wider arts community of which we are privileged to be a part.

To register, contact Kira Keating, kira@wildwoodpark.org.

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