EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A planned $100 million entertainment district in El Dorado has a new name as the city gears up for a grand opening later this year.
The entertainment district will be called the Murphy Arts District. The first phase of the project is a music hall, amphitheater, restaurant and children's play area. The second phase is a $32 million renovation of the 1920s Rialto Theater plus the creation of a new art gallery, exhibition hall and artist-in-residence quarters.
Officials say the district is named for El Dorado-based companies Murphy USA, Murphy Oil Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp.
The El Dorado News-Times reports that the five-day, grand opening event in September will feature concerts from Migos, Brad Paisley, Train, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Smokey Robinson and others.
The event will take place from Wednesday, September 27 until Sunday, October 1. Tickets for the grand opening will be available in July.
Below is a full list of the line-up:
Wednesday, September 27
- 8:30 p.m.: An Evening with Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen & John Hiatt
Thursday, September 28
- 8:00 p.m.: Natasha Bedingfield
- 9:00 p.m.: Train
Friday, September 29
- 6:00 p.m.: Robert Randolph Band
- 7:30 p.m.: X-Ambassadors
- 9:00 p.m.: ZZ Top
- 11:30 p.m.: Ludacris
Saturday, September 30
- 6:00 p.m.: Chase Bryant
- 9:00 p.m.: Brad Paisley
- 11:30 p.m.: Migos
Sunday, October 1
- 4:00 p.m.: Smokey Robinson with the South Arkansas Symphony
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