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Hempstead Hall

On the University of Arkansas Hope campus.

Our mission echoes that of UA Hope-Texarkana as our staff connects students and community partners to world-class performances, state-of-the-art training, and community events.  Hempstead Hall is a 65,000 square-foot event venue and conference center which can be configured to host all events: large or small.

Whether you are looking for cultural or artistic programming, educational or workforce training space, or a place to host your business or community group’s next meeting or function, let the team at Hempstead Hall exceed your expectations.

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Aug 12, 2020

Wally the Watermelon makes his debut as the "Masked Watermelon Singer" today! Listen along and try to guess who Wally really is. Tune in the NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT this Saturday (August 15) beginning at 7:00 p.m. to see Wally un-masked.

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2020 Watermelon Festival Concert Finds Virtual Home

Jul 16, 2020

Local legends, “South Down Main,” will headline a virtual concert experience in the first-ever (and hopefully only) “NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert” Concert on Saturday, August 15, 2020 live from Hempstead Hall’s theater. The popular singing competition, “Watermelon Idol,” will also be live-streamed prior to the concert from the Hempstead Hall Amphitheater.

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