UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thursday Night Live

There will be a $5 cover for this event.

The Soulpranos are a funk rock band from El Dorado, Arkansas featuring Shawn Lovett (vocals), Michael Young (drums), Jon Bourn (bass) and Justin Bray (guitar).

Thu 6/13/19 8:00PM

The Soulpranos

Thu 8/8/19 8:00PM

Mason Lively

Thu 10/17/19 8:00PM

DeFrance



Gimme a Second

No Cover! Join the Gimme a Second crew as they bring improv to the Grifin. This show is inteded for a mature audience.

Fri 5/24/19 8:00PM

Gimme a Second



Power Hour 6

Carter "The Power" Bryant is back at it again with another comedy show at the Griffin Restaurant. This is event is intended for mature audiences.

$10 advance tickets

$15 day of show

Fri 5/31/19

Power Hour Comedy



MAD Movie Mondays

MAD has partnered with the Medical Center of South Arkansas to present MCSA MAD Movie Mondays throughout this summer!

Every Monday evening from June 3 through August 12, free popular movies will be screened in the MAD Amphitheater. The screenings will begin at sunset and will be shown on MAD’s 30-foot tall inflatable screen, utilizing the amphitheater sound system.

In addition to child-friendly films, MAD has added “date night” and “throwback” selections for adult audiences. Families are encouraged to bring blankets or short beach-type chairs that meet MAD requirements. We are happy to have food truck concessions provided by Kernel Mustards Hotdog Cart & Catering and Wells Concessions.

Mon 6/3/19 8:00PM

Coco

Mon 6/10/19 8:00PM

The Goonies

Mon 6/17/19 8:00PM

Trolls

Mon 6/24/19 8:00PM

Crazy Rich Asians

Mon 7/1/19 8:00PM

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Mon 7/8/19 8:00PM

E.T.

Mon 7/15/19 8:00PM

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mon 7/22/19 8:00PM

The Incredibles

Mon 7/29/19 8:00PM

Dirty Dancing

Mon 8/5/19 8:00PM

The Princess and the Frog

Mon 8/12/19 8:00PM

Footloose




Tue 6/4/19 ONE Razorback Roadshow


Josh Walker Eagles Tribute

Celebrate the music of one of the world's greatest bands of all time, the Eagles! With chart topping classics such as "Desperado," "Take it Easy," "Hotel California," and many more, the Eagles have definitely left their mark in rock 'n roll history.

Join us at the Griffin Restaurant on Friday, June 7th with Josh Walker & the Tannehill Band along with Scotty Temple and the Southbound Train and members from Black Water Break as they perform your favorite Eagles hits!

Fri 6/7/19 7:30PM

A Tribute to the Eagles



Summer Concert Series

Summer is Coming In Hot again in Downtown El Dorado and together with the Summer Concert Series, Showdown at Sunset reenactments and Grill Wars, Main Street El Dorado and the Murphy Arts District have announced a list of new fun activities added to the fourth Saturday in June, July and August this summer with even more food, live entertainment, shopping and fun for all ages throughout downtown. Starting Saturday June 22nd and continuing all Summer, award-winning performers and national touring acts will be making their way to the heart of downtown El Dorado for the 2019 Murphy USA Summer Concert Series, presented by MAD and Main Street El Dorado. But don’t just wait for the FREE concerts, come to El Dorado early for the MAD Famers Market Downtown, the new Summer on the Square activities featuring the award-winning GRILL WARS, downtown activities and games, live entertainment on the square, the MAD Playscape and Splashpad, free Horse and Carriage rides throughout Historic Downtown and the popular CRUISE NIGHT Car Shows. All this fun is leading up to everyone’s favorite SHOWDOWN AT SUNSET live gunfight reenactment downtown on the steps of the Courthouse lawn, now with full new cast and show, followed by the FREE 2019 Summer Concert Series in the MAD amphitheater Downtown starting at 7pm. It’s a full weekend of Fun all summer long!

7:00PM - Flight Plan Jazz Ensemble

8:30PM - Emi Sunshine

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EMISUNSHINE have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.”

9:45PM - Nikki Hill

Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs as a child, but Influenced by many different styles of music. Nikki has created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz with her soul sound and live performances. After pairing up with her guitarplaying husband Matt Hill, they have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses drawing crowds from every avenue at their shows! Nikki now has established herself as “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation”, and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll” by music critics and press writers and is still gaining momentum with no plans of stopping as she continues to tour all over the United States, Europe and Australia.

Sat 6/22/19 7:00PM

Summer Concert Series featuring Flight Plan Jazz Ensemble, Emi Sunshine, and Nikki Hill

Sat 7/27/19 7:00PM

Summer Concert Series featuring the Burners & Adam Doleac

Sat 8/24/19 7:00PM

Summer Concert Series featuring Abby Lindsey and Low Cut Connie



The MAD Battle Registration

Entry fees (non-refundable. top bands will be selected by the mad battle committee.)

$25 Early Bird (through May 17)

$35 Advance (May 18-June 21)

$45 Day of Deadline (June 22)

Awards

Best Vocals - $100

Best Showmanship - $100

Best Instrumentalist - $100

Best Overall - $2500 + promo package put together by production/marketing team + guaranteed booking at the Griffin.

Eligibility

Bands previously booked at MAD are excluded from entering.

Must have at least one cover song in application + set

Sat 6/22/19 The MAD Battle Registration


The MAD Battle

After two years of presenting some of the biggest stars in Country, Rock, Americana and Hip Hop, Murphy Arts District has decided to find the next great regional band. This August 9th & 10th, MAD will present its first ever MAD Battle band competition. All qualifying bands are invited to register, and our MAD Battle Committee will select the top 10 to advance to the battles.

The performance requirements are simple - bands must have at least one cover song in their 15-minute set Friday the 9th. To register each band must submit a band logo, photos, and member bios including musical background and contact info. Submissions must include one cover song including audio and video files. Bands that have played previously at MAD are not eligible.

Fri 8/9/19 6:00PM

MAD Battle Day 1

Sat 8/10/19 6:00PM

MAD Battle Day 2