It's been a while since the Texarkana area has experienced a large concert from a major country artist. Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall in Hope have teamed up to bring Texas native Pat Green in concert on June 25, at 8 PM

COVID-19 shut down almost all major concert events this time last year. “Thrilled. We are simply thrilled to be able to host concerts again,” said Amanda Lance, director of Hempstead Hall and Workforce Development for UAHT.

“It's exciting to have Pat Green help welcome the community back to The Hall on the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campus."

According to a press release, the event will be held outdoors at the building’s amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the concert can be moved inside the theater. Gates will open at 6 PM, the local band “South Down Main” will perform at 7 PM, and Pat Green will take the stage at 8 PM.

A three-time Grammy nominee, Pat Green has become a cultural force across the country that has sold out venues from Nokia Theater in Time Square and House of Blues Los Angeles to the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Green has sold over 2 million records and has released 10 studio albums. He has a string of 15 hits on the Billboard Country Radio Chart and twelve #1 hits on the Texas Radio Chart including his latest single “Drinkin' Days,” which spent an impressive seven weeks at #1.

To help curtail ticket prices, SWAAC and Hempstead Hall will have sponsorship opportunities available. “It was extremely important, especially for our first show back, to keep tickets as economical as possible,” said Lance. “We are blessed with generous businesses and individuals who make something like this happen affordably.”

Tickets for the show are $20-$25 and can be purchased in advance at Hempstead or by calling 870-722-8565 during regular business hours. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show beginning at 6 PM when the gates open.

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