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The Mexican singer and rapper performed at the Walmart AMP at 8 p.m. on Labor Day. With over 10 million followers on Instagram, the 24-year-old has skyrocketed in the music charts across the globe. His song “Ella Baila Sola” in collaboration with Mexican group Eslabon Armado has been this summer's sensation in the Hispanic community.
Peso Pluma broke barriers this holiday weekend by being the only Latin artist of this season's Cox Concert Series, and is also the first artist to play two shows back to back at the venue. When the AMP first announced the Doble P Tour was making a stop in Northwest Arkansas, an additional concert date had to be scheduled for the next day after tickets started selling out faster than expected.
Concertgoers Karinna Rodriguez and Geovanny Sarmiento say this concert is the equivalent of watching a big name act like Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake.
“I mean, that's how big he has become. An overnight success. When the community hears that someone that we love, and we want to hear their music, comes to play at the AMP, look around at what happens. The community comes in masses, and we're going to have a great time. It's going to be a fiesta tonight.”
5NEWS spoke with District 3 Podcast Host Irvin Camacho, and he says the Hispanic community is excited about the concert. He says people have been reaching out to the AMP about adding Latin artists to their lineup and hopes they continue adding big Latin artists like Peso Pluma to their lineup.
“Hopefully that changes after they see not only how fast tickets sold, but also just how people are gonna show up today. They're gonna buy drinks, they're going to pay for parking, all these different things, and it's gonna bring money to the community as well. Because as you know, when there's a big event in the area, people go to restaurants. Some people are selling Peso Pluma shirts that they customize here as well. So businesses are having a good impact,” said Camacho.
Concert-goers tell 5NEWS that Arkansans who want to see big Latin artists like Karol G, Becky G, Rauw Alejandro, or Bad Bunny in concert, always have to travel to bigger cities like Dallas, Tulsa, or Kansas City, Missouri.
Camacho says, “If it was here, it would be great because it's 40 minutes instead of almost five hours. So there are definitely people in our community that are wanting more Latino artists at the AMP. And I'm just hoping that this, you know, this shows the AMP that they should do that because people are going to show up when they do.”
A Walmart AMP spokesperson confirmed that Sunday's show was sold out, but some tickets remained for the second night.
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