Butterfield Stage is an outdoor pavilion for live music events with seating up to 1,500. The entrance to the stage is housed within what used to be the farmer's market building. The building is now a green room for artists and a place for guests to buy food, beer, and wine from Lo Intervention by Onyx.
The paved area near the stage offers tables for reservation, chairs, and covered seating to keep concerts weather-safe while retaining the outdoor experience. Lawn seating is lush and lined with trees, providing shade for added comfort. The pavilion is covered, but should inclement weather arise the City will release updated show information on the Railyard Live Facebook page, Instagram and via notifications to registered attendees.
Butterfield Stage is located within the newly constructed Railyard Park of downtown Rogers, Arkansas, making it convenient for all of Northwest Arkansas to gather in this fun, friendly, open space.
The downtown area offers plenty of free parking, local shops, and eateries that are set among historic architecture and charming brick-lined streets. As part of the Railyard Entertainment District, Butterfield Stage serves beer and wine and allows guests to bring drinks from participating nearby restaurants. For more information on Entertainment District rules, please visit this link.
Railyard Park, formerly known as Frisco Park, extends a tip of the hat to the city's rich history as a railway water stop and cider production hub. The park stretches across both sides of the railroad and incorporates tools and structures commonly found in the railroad industry.
In addition to Butterfield Stage, key features of the park include a stretch of green space and trees called Frisco Plaza, home to the Rogers Farmers Market, the Water Stop splash pad, and the Playard with an authentic retired Mi-Jack crane that ties in the history of the railroad that runs through the park.
The space is a Walton Family Foundation Design Excellence project and was designed by Chicago architecture and urban design studio Ross Barney Architects. Railyard Park joins the roster of spaces built to promote the highest level of design in the development of public buildings and spaces in Benton and Washington counties.