First Security Amphitheater
First Security Amphitheater is Arkansas's premiere outdoor concert venue. It hosts many concerts and events each year.
There’s hardly a better live music venue in all of Arkansas than Riverfront Park’s First Security Amphitheater nestled on the Arkansas River’s bank, and the River Concerts series is dedicated to bringing some of the best acts in music right to the heart of Little Rock.
For Questions about upcoming concerts, call River Concerts at 501-514-1717
Size of grounds: 7 acres
Event capacity: 8,375
Fixed seating: 1,375
Restrooms: Can accommodate attendance of 4,000
Dressing rooms: 4-all with showers
Truss: 23' from floor to bottom truss / 27' from floor to top truss
Rated for: 56,000lbs
Load in: 2 trucks at stage level
For concert bookings, contact Wendy Nelson at 501-514-1717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other event bookings, call 501-370-3246 or email email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions about the First Security Amphitheater
What happens if it rains?
Events take place rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring tarps to sit on and/or a rain poncho to wear. Umbrellas may or may not be allowed into the park so be prepared to leave them at the door.
Why isn't an event canceled if it rains?
Performers are contracted to hold events in the First Security Amphitheater if it can be safely held. The performer's travel schedule does not usually provide time for "rain dates."
How can I find a hotel around the First Security Amphitheater?
Where do I park?
There are a number of parking options for the First Security Amphitheater. The parking spaces to the East and West of the Amphitheater may or may not be available day of show. The Central Arkansas Library System parking deck is just across President Clinton Avenue, and The River Market Parking Deck, located at 2nd Street and River Market Avenue, is one block south of the amphitheater and offers 600 spaces.
It is the policy of the City of Little Rock that smoking is not allowed in public parks. Please refrain from smoking inside the amphitheater grounds. If you must smoke, please exit the amphitheater to do so.
Are special arrangements made for guests with disabilities?
First Security Amphitheater is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating can be requested at the time tickets are purchased.
Are Pit Tickets Seats or Standing Spots?
Standing unless otherwise explicitly stated on ticketing platform.
How can I obtain a performer's autograph?
Signing autographs is up to the discretion of each performer. Generally, performers do not give autographs unless a prearranged "meet and greet" is scheduled. Performers typically leave immediately after the event.
How can I get a backstage pass?
Backstage passes are not for sale. The performer's management and record label control all passes. Unless you win a pass through a local radio station or promoter, there is not a way to obtain one.
Who do I call if I lost something?
After the show, items are brought to the River Market office. Please call security at (501) 370-3257 Mon.-Fri. to inquire about lost items.
Is there an ATM in the park?
There is not an ATM inside the First Security Amphitheater gates. There are several ATM's in the River Market District. Keep in mind there is no re-entry into the park during ticketed events.
Can I set up as a vendor during an upcoming event?
Each event handles their own vending needs and would need to be contacted individually. The River Market office does not handle these requests.
General Amphitheater Policies
First Security Amphitheater management and staff will not tolerate the following actions from any guest:
- Throwing any objects for obvious safety reasons.
- No re-entry to the amphitheater. This policy has been instituted to prevent the consumption of alcoholic beverages and illegal substances. Some exceptions will be made, but you must have approval from the appropriate gate supervisor.
- Guests who show signs of illegal substance abuse or intoxication may be refused entry, or removed from the venue.
- Standing on the seats is not allowed because it causes sight problems for guests behind you. The chairs also are not designed for standing.
Items Not Allowed
The following items are not allowed at the First Security Amphitheater at any time:
- Fireworks - Fireworks are not permitted. According to The Little Rock City Code (1988, Section 22-40), "No person shall discharge any firearms or fireworks in the city parks."
- Laser Pointers - Laser pointers are extremely distracting to a performer and other guests. They can also make a performer feel uncomfortable because some firearms use lasers as sights.