Final Performances Scheduled at Robinson Center Before Renovations

You have a few more chances to catch a show in the Robinson Center Music Hall before it closes for renovations. 

The historic auditorium in downtown Little Rock is set to undergo about $68 million worth of improvements, beginning July 1, before reopening in fall 2016. While the Robinson Center revamp occurs, all performances will be held at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center.

Here’s a rundown of the final events set for the Robinson Center:

Side by Side, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra

Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Musicians from ASO and ASYOE will perform side by side. The program will be conducted by Maestro Philip Mann. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. To purchase tickets, click here.

Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor

Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. & Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m.

This will be the last Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concert before the renovations. The ASO will join Jeans n’ Classics for a night of music from James Taylor. Guests can expect to hear “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Carolina in My Mind,” among others. Tickets range from $18-$59, and can be purchased here.

REO Speedwagon

Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m.

Take a trip back to the 1970s for a night with REO Speedwagon. This American rock band is known for songs like “Keep on Loving You,” “Take It on the Run,” “Don’t Let Him Go,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” and “In My Dreams,” among others. Tickets range from $63-$88.50, and can be purchased here.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Monday, June 16, 8 p.m.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra formed in 1938, and has been cranking out music ever since. The band’s popular songs include “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood” and “Tuxedo Junction.” Tickets to the show range from $50.50-$66.50, and can be purchased here.

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing

Wednesday, June 18, 3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Sesame Street Live provides a great opportunity for the kids to enjoy their first theatrical performance. They’ll be able to dance, sing and clap along to the entertainment. Tickets to the show are $16-$38.30, and can be purchased here.

The Sounds of Gospel

Sunday, June 22, 6 p.m.

The St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of North Little Rock will provide a night of gospel music at the Robinson Center Music Hall. All tickets are $20, and can be purchased here.

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