Five free, public performances at Argenta Plaza

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (April 6, 2023) – Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the return of Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza: Culture in Community this April 2023 at Argenta Plaza, 510 Main Street in North Little Rock.

“In light of the recent tornadoes, we rebranded our Live at the Plaza series to include the tagline ‘Culture in Community.’ The arts have a profound ability to heal communities by uplifting, inspiring, and providing a sense of belonging to residents,” says Michael Fothergill, Executive and Artistic Director of Ballet Arkansas. “The arts provide a haven to all Arkansans, especially when times are tough, and it’s our hope that Live at the Plaza performances will provide meaningful opportunities for Central Arkansas residents to come together in unity and experience the transformative power of dance.”

Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza: Culture in Community is sponsored by the North Little Rock CVB and the City of North Little Rock. Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza live performances will include works of classical and contemporary dance by world-renowned choreographers and make use of the stage, water features and open spaces in Argenta Plaza. Composers include Schubert, Piazzolla, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Minkus, Bach, and a handful of others. For more information, visit


“On behalf of the North Little Rock CVB, I’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to those in our community who have been impacted by the recent tornadoes,” said Erica Warden, Director of Events. “Our hope is that Central Arkansas will find respite and an outlet during this weekend of ballet at Argenta Plaza. We also hope to host a community drive during the performances to help meet our community’s needs and will have more information soon.” 

Before and after performances, Live at the Plaza attendees are encouraged to dine locally at one of North Little Rock’s restaurants, several of which are within easy walking distance of Argenta Plaza. There will be no Friday performance due to Argenta Vibe Music Series featuring Shinyribs at 8 p.m. at Argenta Plaza. The concert will be free and, together with Live at the Plaza, will make for a great weekend of free, family-friendly entertainment in North Little Rock. For more information about dining and other things to do in North Little Rock, visit

About the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

The North Little Rock CVB is the destination marketing organization for North Little Rock, Arkansas. It promotes North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors. For more information about where to stay, where to eat and what to do in North Little Rock, visit and follow @exploreNLR on social media.

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