Performance Venues

Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Riceland Hall, a 970-seat auditorium within the Fowler Center, is located on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. International and national acts appear on the stage of Riceland Hall, and many have hailed it the best performance hall in Arkansas. The hall is acoustically designed and shaped for music functions, spoken presentations and public forums. The side walls feature motorized acoustical drapes to change the quality of the hall to accommodate various kinds of performing groups. Even the air-conditioning system was designed to provide air movement without distracting noise.The 2,000 square foot oak hardwood stage will accommodate a large orchestra, an orchestra with choir, and a wide range of media presentations. Additional areas associated with the hall are humidity-controlled piano storage, riser storage, dressing areas, and a receiving area adjacent to the stage.

The Fowler Center
The Fowler Center Grand Hall
Riceland Hall
Riceland Hall

Riceland Hall is named in honor of Riceland Foods, Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative, which markets rice, soybeans and wheat grown by its 8,000 farmer-members and is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice. The Fowler Center is named after Wallace and Jama Fowler of Jonesboro, owners of a successful business enterprise, Fowler Foods.  The Fowlers made a gift of $5 million to Arkansas State University to complete construction of the building, one of the largest gifts in the history of the university. Mr. Fowler was named Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year in Arkansas. The couple’s other community interests include the Jonesboro Church Health Center, the Municipal Airport Commission, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro Industrial Development Commission, United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Arkansas, the Arkansas State University Museum, and the Arkansas Development Commission.

Brown Chapel at Lyon College

Batesville, Arkansas

Sponsored by the Batesville Symphony League


Lyon College, founded in 1872 as Arkansas College, is an undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1872, it is the most established independent college in Arkansas. Lyon provides a residential learning community distinguished by its student-driven honor system, innovative house system, and endowed Nichols International Studies program. These attributes and more are a testament as to why U.S. News & World Report lists Lyon in the top tier of the country's best liberal arts colleges.




The Fowler Center


Fowler Center is located at 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401 on the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus near Aggie Road and the baseball field. Designated Fowler Center Parking is highlighted in red below:






















From Little Rock US-167

US-167 N/US-67 N, follow signs forJacksonville/L.R.A.F.B

Continue onto Exit 102 (signs for Arkansas 226/Walnut Ridge/Jonesboro)

Continue on AR-226 E. Take AR-349 and W Johnson Ave 

Right onto University Loop

Left onto Alumni Boulevard

Right onto Olympic Dr in Jonesboro

ARRIVE: Destination is on left, 201 Olympic Drive 


From Little Rock I-40

Merge onto I-630 E

Take exit 139A-139B to merge onto I-30 E toward N Little Rock

Take Interstate 40 E exit

Merge onto I-40 E

Stay on I-40 E, follow signs for Interstate 40 E/Memphis

Take exit 216 for US-49/AR-17 toward Brinkley/Cotton Plant

Left onto AR-17 N/US 49 N/N Main St(signs for Cotton Plant/Fair Oaks)

Right onto US 49 N/US-64 E
Left onto US 49 N

Right to merge onto US 49 N/US-63 S

Take exit 42 for US-49 N/Stadium Blvd

Left onto US 49 N/Red Wolf Blvd (signs for Arkansas 1/Stadium Blvd.)
Continue on Aggie Rd. Drive to Olympic Dr

Left onto Aggie Rd

Right onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVE:  Destination is on left,  201 Olympic Drive


From St. Louis

I-55 S

Take exit 174B to merge onto US-67 S towardBonne Terre/Farmington

Take US-67 S ramp toCorning Ar

Continue onto US-67 S

Continue onto S Missouri Ave

Left onto US-62 E/W Elm St

Follow AR-135 S to US 49 S in Paragould

Slight right onto AR-135 S

Continue on AR-135 S 

Follow US 49 S to Alumni Blvd in Jonesboro

Right onto US 49 S

Left onto Red Wolf Blvd

Right onto Alumni Blvd

Left onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVAL:  Destination is on right, 201 Olympic Drive


From Memphis 


At I-40 Exit 277 or 1-55 Exit 7, take I-55 north toward St. Louis

Take exit 23 toward US-63/Marked Tree/Jonesboro

Merge onto US-61 S/US-63 N

Continue onto I-555/US-61 S/US-63 N

Continue onto US-63 N

Take exit 42 for US-49 N/AR-1/Stadium Blvd (also name Red Wolf Blvd)

Right (north) onto US 49 N/Red Wolf Blvd

2.2. miles

Left onto Aggie Rd

Right onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVE: Destination is on left, 201 Olympic Drive


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