Lineup for 2019 MAD MusicFest announced; Brett Young, Walk The Moon to headline

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(6/7/19) EL DORADO, Ar. — The lineup for the Murphy Arts District’s MusicFest 2019 has been announced. 

For two days in September, El Dorado will become a center for family fun and great music. This year’s lineup includes Country, Rock, and Alternative artists that have national awards, generated millions of downloads, and crafted chart-topping singles.

The featured headliner for Friday, September 27th will be Walk The Moon while 2018 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young will headline on Saturday, September 28th.

Tickets for the two days of fun will go on sale to MAD members on June 10th. The public can start buying tickets during the Early Bird phase starting on Wednesday, June 12th. You can purchase those tickets at the MAD box officer, the website, or through the phone at 877-940-3334.

Continue reading to see the full press release:

EL DORADO, ARK. (June 7, 2019) – Murphy Arts District (MAD) and Main Street El Dorado are presenting two days of family fun and great music this September 27th and 28th in El Dorado, Arkansas. With more than 30 years of history, MusicFest delivers memorable performances from national acts and fun for the whole family at affordable prices in one of the South’s prettiest downtowns.

This year’s lineup in the outdoor MAD Amphitheater includes Country, Rock and Alternative artists who have won national awards, generated millions of downloads, and crafted chart-topping singles.

Friday, September 27th, will feature headliner Walk The Moon (850 million streams and two Billboard Magazine Music Awards), lovelytheband (2019 iHeart Radio Music Award Best New Rock/Alternative Artist), The New Respects (a high energy throwback rock and soul band, one of Rolling Stone’s ‘Bands You Need To Know About’), and a late night show in the Griffin Restaurant with alternative hip-hop group RDGLDGRN. A ticket to Friday’s Amphitheater show is required to attend the RDGLDGRN performance.

Saturday, September 28th, will feature headliner Brett Young (2018 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year), Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat (new Country power group with Grammy and Country music award winners), Tyler RichGabby Barrett (2018 American Idol Finalist), and Teddy Robb (rising Country music artist). Regional favorite Trey Johnson rounds out the bill.

The Griffin Restaurant stage will host several acts on Saturday afternoon, including Spectra VampSzlachetka, a surprise performance from the winner of MAD’s first MAD Battle band competition, and a late-night show with The ShotGunBillys. A ticket to Saturday’s Amphitheater show is required to attend Griffin Restaurant afternoon and late-night performances.

‘We’re excited about the continued growth and evolution of MusicFest,” said Pam Griffin, MAD’s President and COO. “This year’s artists have recent hits on the charts, received critical accolades, streamed millions of downloads, and represent both current and emerging artists. Stay tuned… more announcements to come.”

Activities around El Dorado’s historic downtown Union Square District on Saturday, September 28th will include food, fun and free music. The Murphy USA Union Square stage will feature CrutchfieldBlackstrapJimmy Lewis & 8 and Second Ride and The Karla Case Band.  The acoustic stage will feature the Norphlet QuartetCorey SharpJT Lee and Made in America.  Other activities include the regional, End of the Steak Trail Invitational Championship, a Bag Toss Tournament with $1,000 first place prize, the kid favorite Lanxess Kid’s World with inflatables, games and more, the Medical Center of South Arkansas 5k/10k races, an Escape RoomZip LineRoller Coaster simulator, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission BB Gun Target Shoot, and so much more. Local schools will also perform on the downtown stage. The Cole’s Jewelers Miss MusicFest Pageant will be on Sunday, September 22nd at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. 

“Each year we try to top what we presented the previous year downtown,” said Beth Brumley, Executive Director of Main Street El Dorado. “I believe we did it again and know locals and out town visitors are going to have a great time!”


Tickets will go on sale to MAD members on June 10th. The general public can buy tickets during the Early Bird phase (when they are the least expensive) starting on Wednesday, June 12th at 10:00 AM. Initially tickets will only be available as two-day packages, combining Friday and Saturday. Individual one-day Advance tickets may be purchased starting July 6th. Prices go up the Week of Show starting September 22nd.

New this year at MAD is a seated section in the MAD Amphitheater, located directly behind the pit area. The new seated section includes more than 1,100 full-sized chairs and will have two general admission first come, first served price types. Pit and lawn ticket price types will also be available. The pit is in front of the stage and is standing room only. The lawn area is located behind the seated section and is general admission, first come, first served. Blankets and 9-inch chairs are allowed in the lawn area. The 9-inch chairs will be available to rent.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the MAD box office (101 East Locust Street), via the website, or via phone at 877-940-3334. 


MusicFest 2019 has been generously sponsored by the following organizations:

Musicfest Sponsors

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