Giveaway: Happy Hour Event + Live Music at the Walmart AMP

Ready for another fun local giveaway that gets you out of the house to do something fun? Good. We’ve got one for ya.

From now until October 9, 2020, the Walmart AMP will be hosting weekly Happy Hour events which feature signature cocktails, specialty food, games like cornhole, and free live music from various bands in our region. Sounds fun, right? And don’t worry because safety precautions WILL be in place and the event will be held outside, which reduces risk of exposure.

The Walmart AMP now has a brand new outdoor space to use for these Happy Hour events. Remember all the construction going on at the AMP last year and earlier this year? Now it’s finished, and it’s called the “Choctaw Plaza.”

While you’re enjoying the new plaza, you’ll have access to specialty food items, signature cocktails, cornhole games, and free live music on selected nights. (Just bring a credit or debit card because the cocktails and food menu will be available for cashless purchase, which reduces risk.)

Proceeds from the purchase of drinks and food go to support the Ghost Light Recovery Fund, which will help Walton Arts Center offset lost revenue from canceled performances, continue education and intermission programming, maintain facilities and support staff until full-scale performances can resume.

Some of the best local and regional bands will perform from 6-8 pm during Happy Hour nights.

Remaining dates and scheduled performers for Happy Hour include:

  • Jukeboxx on Thursday, Sept. 17
  • The Juice on Friday, Sept. 18
  • Irie Lions on Saturday, Sept. 19*
  • Boom Kinetic on Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Arkansauce on Friday, Sept. 25
  • Uncrowned Kings on Friday, Oct. 2
  • The Rosy Hips on Saturday, Oct. 3*
  • Dial Up on Friday, Oct. 9

Entrance is free but capacity is limited, and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tables can be reserved in advance for $25 by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting

Table reservations open on Monday for that week’s happy hours and close 48 hours prior to each event.

The Walmart AMP has implemented additional health and safety precautions to protect patrons and staff from the spread of COVID-19. These precautions have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Health. For a complete list of health and safety protocols and for additional bands and dates as they are confirmed, please visit


Mamas, this week we’re giving away TWO TABLE RESERVATIONS for the Happy Hour Event scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2020, when a band named “Boom Kinetic” will be providing live music.

These table reservations means the winner can bring 3 people with her to Happy Hour. (Perfect for either a couples’ date or a Moms’ Night Out event.)


Boom Kinetic performs high-energy alternative pop music in cities including Memphis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, New Orleans, and plenty of places in between. A music review from Round Magazine called Boom Kinetic “a great indie pop band with modern production but with roots in the 80s, creating infectious tunes that span the generations.” The Arkansas Traveler magazine also had high praise for the band, saying “…it is hard not to dance when one of their songs comes on.”

For a quick taste of this band’s music, check out this video from March when they did a Facebook live video concert from home during the early days of the pandemic when we were all going into withdrawal from the lack of live music.


If you’d love to win these two table reservations for the Happy Hour event on September 24, 2020 (with music from “Boom Kinetic”),  scroll down to the bottom of the post and past the comments posted by other local moms until you see the words “Leave a Reply.” Then write a quick comment telling us what you’re most looking forward to doing after the pandemic passes and life gets back to normal. (Big family reunion? Huge concert? Hugging your friends?) 

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We’ll draw the winner at random on Friday! CLICK HERE for more information about upcoming Happy Hour events. You can also call 479-443-5600 to purchase table reservations for Happy Hour events.


  1. We are a big family and family is very special to us! So looking forward to attending family events with the ones we love!!

  2. I can’t wait to see my mom and dad in person and hug their necks. They are older so we have not been able to see them in person since this started. The last time we saw them was Christmas. We have plans to see them over spring break and then Covid hit. I miss them.

  3. We have missed our summer concerts and shows! Can’t wait to be able to see some shows! This would be amazing!

  4. I can’t wait to fly back to see my family in the UK! I miss them so much!

  5. I am so ready to go back to the amp for concerts. That is one of my favorite summer activities. Hanging out with my friends. Listening to the music. Miss it so much.

  6. Hugging!
    Seeing full faces & sharing smiles!
    Attending large gatherings & events!

  7. Going on vacation! We missed our major vacation this year and we are all sad about it. In addition, we missed 2 family reunions. I want to network w/all my friends in large groups. Most importantly, I want to see everyone’s smiling faces–some people I have forgot what they look like (just kidding, but I am missing them)!

  8. Honestly more social outings not only as/with my family but I am desperate for a girls night! Covid please go away already.

  9. Oh my goodness hugging and touching! I work with students as a school counselor so it has been a struggle to avoid hugs!

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