Arkansas Night Life

Arkansas Night Life

Little Rock:

The River Market District is the scene of nightlife in Little Rock. It has plenty of bars playing live music with an array of shops and restuarents.There is a large outdoor amphitheatre in Riverfront Park which hosts numerous concerts, late night movies, and festivals round the year. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Arkansas perform in Robin Center Music Hall. There are many theatres, comedy clubs, dance clubs, jazz and blues bars which are hosted by the Arkansas Repository Theatre in Little Rock. The Argenta Historic and Entertainment District also has numerous restuarents, clubs, bars and art galleries.

Fort Smith:

Fort Smith, the 2nd largest city of Arkansas has variety of restaurants and bars. They have live music in various genres like rock ‘n’ roll, grunge, country, and blues. Fort Smith also has a symphony orchestra and a theatre group.

Hot Springs

Hot Springs offers various options in nightlife. During summer, there are outdoor dramas, music, comedy shows, magic shows, and various outdoor concerts. These are held at the Magic Springs thee park. Restaurants and clubs in Hot Springs offer year round live music. There is gallery walk on the first Friday evening of each month. The Hot Springs entertainment events were hosted in the city’s convention centre which has a capacity of 6000 people.

Eureka Springs:

Eureka Springs is named as one of the “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This city is also known as one of the state’s most eccentric towns. The downtown is filled with art galleries, large number of bars, restaurants, and unusual shops. They feature live music. In Eureka Springs jazz and blues are very popular genre of music. Jazz, blues and bluegrass festivals and live music events are also organized here. One of the most popular plays, the Great Passion Play is performed in outdoors in Eureka Springs. This play depicts Jesus Christ’s last days on earth. It is so popular that it is the most attended outside drama in United States.

Front Street:

This city is the center of Conway nightlife. Downtown has number of restuarents, art galleries and shops. In summer there are many activities like the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre annual festival which draws huge crowd.


At the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville there is a magnificent entertainment scene which offers live music, eclectic shops, live theatrical performances, concerts. The wide array of space also has presence of large number of restuarents, nightclubs, bars etc. Fayetteville has turned into a leader culturally and artistically. Dickson Street Entertainment anchors the Fayetteville nightlife scene in northwest Arkansas.