Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee-Hope Melon Fest

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Mickey Gilley, the 1976 Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and Gold Record recording artist Johnny Lee will perform their world-famous Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour at the 42nd Annual Hope Melon Fest Concert at Fair Park on Friday, August 10, at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be held on the CMC Stage inside Hope Fair Park. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Mickey Gilley helped create “Gilley’s,” the landmark Texas nightclub in 1971. Gilley’s Club was the sensation of the era: the “world’s largest honky-tonk.” It was a launching pad for some of country music’s biggest stars and the dominating force behind the “Urban Cowboy” craze that swept the country in the early ‘80s, following the release of the John Travolta movie filmed in the Pasadena, Texas, nightclub. He scored his first string of consecutive number-one hits in the mid-’70s — “Roomful of Roses,” “I Overlooked An Orchid,” “City Lights,” “Window Up Above,” “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time” and “Bring It On Home To Me.” In all, Mickey has achieved a remarkable 39 Top-Ten country hits, with 17 of those songs reaching the #1 spot on the country charts. In 1976, he swept the ACM Awards, hauling home trophies for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year.

Johnny Lee is one of the newest members of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Lee performed in the film, “Urban Cowboy,” and recorded several songs used in the soundtrack. “Lookin’ For Love,” from the soundtrack, became Lee’s first Gold Record. The song spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Music Singles Charts as #1, and #2 on the Pop Music Singles Charts. He followed up “Lookin’ For Love” with “One In A Million,” which spent two weeks at #1. More #1 Singles during this time included — “Bet Your Heart On Me,” “The Yellow Rose,” and “You Could’ve Heard a Heart Break.” His string of Top 10 hits continued with “Pickin’ Up Strangers,” “Prisoner of Hope,” “Be There for Me Baby,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love,” “Hey Bartender” and “Rollin’ Lonely.” For more information about the concert, contact the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce at 870-777-3640 or the UAHT Foundation at 870-722-8516.


The Blackwood Quartet

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Presenting the gospel side of Elvis…The Blackwood Quartet brings the word of Christ through music. They have performed around the world and had the privilege of performing alongside Willie Nelson, Elvis and many other influential artists. With their popularity growing among Elvis tribute fans, The Blackwood’s are carrying on this great tradition of a Gospel Music Celebration. Come experience the blessing of a lifetime! Save 10% on groups of 10. Use code GROUP10 at checkout.


The Leatherwoods

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Save $, Buy ARTS Season Pass. Leatherwoods plays regular in Mountain View at different venues, such as the Ozark Folk Center, Mellon’s Hole in the Wall Theater, but also loves to travel for shows. Formed in the early 80’s by Jean Jennings. They have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as many other places around the United States. The band consists of Roger Fountain, on fiddle, Danny Dozier sings, plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and slide guitar, Teresa Johns plays bass and sings, along with band leader, Pam Setser, who sings, plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, autoharp and the spoons. The group is very versatile, playing a variety of music, including Folk, Country, Gospel, Blues, and Bluegrass. They will not only play a great variety of music, but will give you a high energy show. Leatherwoods is a group you will want to see time and time again!


ARTS 2018.2019 Season Tickets

This Season Ticket Good for The Leatherwoods, Masters of Soul, Snow White, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pan on Ice

ARTS is happy to offer season tickets to ARTS members only for the 2018-2019 Performance Series – The Leatherwoods, Masters of Soul, Snow White, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Home for the Holidays, Peter Pan on Ice, Tortoise & The Hare, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. With the purchase of this ticket you may select your seat from the artist circle or mid-level seat in the Hempstead Hall Theater, for any show. You may choose the lower level or the mid-level for each ARTS Council show, individually. You may chose the same seat for every show or pick and choose lower level or mid-level depending on the show. You will be given a code for each ticket purchased. You will use your code online while selecting seats for the shows. Call Hempstead Hall to assist in your seat selection 870-722-8565. Season Tickets are $99.00 for each ticket. For ARTS membership, please call 870-777-8200. You may purchase the season ticket anytime prior to the end of the first show on September 23.


Little River Band

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Little River Band is hotter than ever. Selling out shows and making music from coast to coast. Selling nationwide and continuing their legacy of being “the best singing band in the world.” Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with great arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience. Years of success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like: “Reminiscing”, “Cool Change”, “Lonesome Loser”, “The Night Owls”, “Take It Easy On Me”, “Help Is on Its Way”, “Happy Anniversary”, “We Two”, “Man On Your Mind”, “The Other Guy”, and It’s A Long Way There” and lots more. Tickets on sale July 19.


Masters of Soul Concert

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Save $, Buy ARTS Season Pass. Get ready for it – the joyous, mad, romantic, movin’, groovin’ pop and soul classics that changed American music! Masters of Soul recreates the iconic chart-topping artists, legendary songs, and unforgettable style that are the magic of Motown. The show is a fully choreographed and stylishly costumed tribute to the singers, artists, and musicians of a glorious era. Backed by a live band, the performers for Masters of Soul are six dynamic vocalists transformed into many of the greatest musical acts ever created. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the atmosphere and timeless appeal of a milestone in American music – the ultimate stroll down memory lane with like sounds of Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Barry White, James Brown and more. Hempstead Hall and Southwest Arkansas Arts Council partnership.


The Charlie Daniels Band

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at Hempstead Hall in Hope, Arkansas on November 2. Tickets on sale July 19. Over twenty million albums and awards galore, Charlie Daniels will sing his many hits including “Long Haired Country Boy”, ”The South’s Gonna Do It Again”, “Orange Blossom Special”, “Simple Man”,“The Devil Went Down To Georgia” and more. Don’t miss this one!


Snow White

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Save $, Buy ARTS Season Pass. The wicked queen is the most beautiful lady in the land, and she has the word of a magic mirror to prove it. Obsessed with her beauty, the queen’s vanity grows year after year until one day the mirror names someone else the fairest in the land. Someone “whose heart is pure as new white snow.” Snow-white! The queen’s own step daughter!

The mirror’s truth—that a beautiful heart within far outshines beauty worn only without—is more than the hateful queen can bear, and she vows to destroy the innocent princess. But the light of a pure heart is not easily extinguished. By the power of her inner beauty and with the help of a special gift from her real mother, Snow-white is able to escape the schemes of the wicked queen and begin her path to happy ever after. Partnership program Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Save $, Buy ARTS Season Pass.There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with the state’s most sought after professional musicians! The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra enriches, inspires, and connects Arkansas through the power of music. Trim your yuletide with an extensive mix of holiday favorites and timeless carols that span the decades. There is nothing quite like the form, inspirational intensity, and aura of sounds that are symphony music – live, in Hope, Arkansas!


Collingsworth Family

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Coming in January, a sensational concert of musical excellence with a spiritual emphasis! The Collingsworth Family are multi-talented musicians with beautifully harmonized voices. Kim is renowned for her phenomenal mastery of the piano, Phil is gifted on the trumpet, and two of their daughters are talented violinists. Expect to be uplifted by the cutting-edge arrangements, inspired by the message of the music, and heartened by the flair and gift of this remarkable family. Tickets on sale soon. Group rates available. A must-add to your January calendar. This will get your new year started off right! Save 10% for groups of 10. Use code GROUP10 at checkout.


The Tortoise and The Hare

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE K-6. Call 870.777.8200 If you think the life-lesson is ‘slow and steady wins the race’, you might want to rethink it. Using music, dance, and witty turtle wordplay, the actors will weave turtle and tortoise stories from far-reaching cultures and traditions, including stories from Bolivia, Africa, Japan and the Philippines. This will be some of the most fun storytelling you will ever experience! But remember, overconfidence that leads to a lackadaisical attitude can be rewarded by embarrassing failure. Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall program.


Peter Pan on Ice

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Save $, Buy ARTS Season Pass. Come with us where dreams are born and time is never planned. Peter Pan on Ice retells the classic story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the fun-filled adventures of Neverland, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Wendy, Peter, and John. Join this troupe of professional ice skaters, actors, singers, and specialty acts and their gravity-defying dance moves, spins, jumps, and sword fights. Peter Pan on Ice is a fully-costumed and choreographed visual spectacle that will release the youthful spirit inside of you and confirm that you should never stop believing in your ability to fly! A Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall program.


The Emperor's New Clothes

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00 AM

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Grades 4-7 Call 870-777-8200 for reservations. How much power is there in a simple observation and comment? You’ll find out when a wise little boy courageously and against conventional wisdom pipes up and says: “Hey! The emperor has no clothes!” Join in on the fun as a narcissistic and fashion-nut of an emperor, and unpardonably stupid group-think “see” invisible (and non-existent) clothes. Don’t believe everything you are told, especially if the evidence does not support the claim! Southwest Arkansas Arts and Hempstead Hall program.

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