Looking for something to do this weekend not far from Texarkana? How about thw 2019 MusicFest El Dorado presented by the MAD Murphy Arts District. It's a weekend filled with all genres of musical acts including country hitmaker Brett Young.

That's right!  Over the past 30 years MusicFest has been entertaining families and fans of all genres of music non-stop during this two day festival in the historic downtown area.

This year the festival will be featuring two big headliners Walk The Moon (850 million streams and two Billboard Magazine Music Awards),on Friday, September 27.

Then on Saturday, September 28, the 2018 CMA Vocalist of the Year Brett Young will wrap up the festival.

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.

Other artists include:

The Griffin Restaurant stage will also host several acts on Saturday afternoon, including Spectra Vamp, Szlachetka, 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.

According ro a press release, Activities around El Dorado's historic downtown Union Square District on Saturday, September 28, will also include food, fun and free music. The Murphy USA Union Square stage will feature Crutchfield, Blackstrap, Jimmy Lewis & 8 and Second Ride and The Karla Case Band. The acoustic stage will feature the Norphlet Quartet, Corey Sharp, JT 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 Room, Zip Line, Roller 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 22, at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.

Tickets now on sale now for MAD members. Early Bird discounted tickets now on sale to the general public and tickets will only be available as two-day packages, combining Friday and Saturday. Individual one-day Advance tickets may be purchased starting July 6, Prices go up the Week of Show starting this week.

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 located at 101 East Locust Street, or at their website or by calling at 877-940-3334.

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