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Disney Live! Returns to the Arena
February 06, 2018

Jonesboro, AR- The Arkansas State University First National Bank Arena and Feld Entertainment are proud to announce Disney Live! returning to the Arena to take us on a magical adventure on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Show times are 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway...

Jim Brown Appointed Director of First National Bank Arena
October 23, 2017

JONESBORO – With more than 20 years of experience in public facility management, James W. (Jim) Brown II of Dayton, Ohio, will serve as the new director of the recently renamed First National Bank Arena at Arkansas State University. Dr. Len Frey, vice chancellor in the Division of Finance and Administration, announced Brown's appointment today.  Finance and Administration has oversight responsibility...

First National Bank Secures Naming Rights to A-State's Convocation Center
October 23, 2017

First National Bank Secures Naming Rights to A-State’s Convocation Center   JONESBORO, Ark. (10/19/17) – In recognition of a $5 million contribution by First National Bank to the Red Wolves Foundation, the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees voted Thursday to rename A-State’s multi-purpose facility currently known as the Convocation Center to “First National Bank...

Concert Cancelled
September 29, 2017

Arkansas State University and First National Bank Arena regretfully announce the cancellation of the Exile, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley and Kree Harrison concert that was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29.  Customers that purchased tickets with a debit or credit card will receive a refund, automatically credited back to the card that was used for the purchase.  If cash was used to purchase...

Exile at First National Bank Arena
June 26, 2017

The First National Bank Arena is proud to present a night of entertainment that dates back to 1963.  On Friday, September 29 Kentucky’s own Exile will bring their timeless talents to the stage at First National Bank Arena.  Bringing a music career that has spanned over four decades, Exile is still performing at a high level and entertaining their audience.  The band&rsquo...

PAW Patrol Live! at First National Bank Arena
June 13, 2017

X Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Jonesboro  Join the Heroic Pups on an All-New Pirate-Themed Mission When They Take the Stage at First National Bank Arena on November 29    JONESBORO, AR (June 12, 2017) – All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,&rdquo...

Ron White Returns to The Convo
June 06, 2017

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White returns to The Convocation Center on Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.  White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been...

Arkansas Mission of Mercy
April 19, 2017

Arkansas Mission of Mercy will be in Jonesboro, AR at the Convocation Center on April 28th. This is a  FREE dental clinic. For more information, go to 

Luke Bryan Security Procedures
February 15, 2017

The Convocation Center and Live Nation are excited to bring Luke Bryan to Northeast Arkansas to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Convocation Center.  As such, there are a few new security features that will be in place for the concert on Saturday night. Brad Pietz, Marketing Director for the Convocation Center states that, “Live Nation has taken the forefront on providing a secure...

Vince Gill
January 30, 2017

Jonesboro, AR- For one night only, country music sensation, Vince Gill will be in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. For “Down to My Last Bad Habit”, his 18th studio album, it would have been easy for Vince Gill to kick back a bit. After all, when you’ve sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys, and earned 18 CMA Awards (including two Entertainer of the Year...