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As a resident of El Dorado I've been to numerous events and the MAD is one of the best staffed... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
GregandRobin D
El Dorado, Arkansas
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Concerts, Brunch at the Griffin, Farmers Market

The outside concert venue is spectacular, the food at the Griffin Restaurant is very good. the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Jennifer M
El Dorado, Arkansas
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

As a resident of El Dorado I've been to numerous events and the MAD is one of the best staffed, accommodating venues you could attend. Plenty of friendly folks willing to help you with your needs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GregandRobin D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The outside concert venue is spectacular, the food at the Griffin Restaurant is very good. the renovation to the downtown area has been unbelievable. Come see it for yourself!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I have been to several concerts at MAD. Inside has decent sound, but the floor isn't elevated, and the chairs are small. They squeeze as much into as small as space as possible. Anywhere very far back, you won't see anything. Worse, the ajacent restaurant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DebbieL2332
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the Smokey Robinson concert here in my hometown of El Dorado Arkansas I believe that MAD (Murphy Arts District will help reverse the population decline that plagued El Dorado area for many many years with more entertainment and hopefully more good paying jobs

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank brianwD2000MK
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Murphy Arts District is a beautiful improvement to El Dorado, AR! Phase 1 has been completed and Phase 2 and 3 is on the way. Our downtown area has always been quaint and interesting but now we have with the support of Murphy Oil...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wanda Y
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Attended MusicFest 2017 at the new music venue, MAD, and was impressed. Amazing amount of work to pull it off in time. I thoroughly enjoyed MusicFest and the improvements done by the Murphy Arts District.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Enjoyed the visit to the MAD district, it was very interesting, something new in the neighborhood. I will definitely will be back to visit soon.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cassondrab920
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Went to the new music venue and I must say I was impressed!! I have seen plenty of outdoor concerts in my hometown of Houston, TX so I know what to expect. El Dorado's new venue is awesome. Lighting, sound was excellent. People working there...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mary M
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Our server, Seena, was perfect! Attentive but never intrusive. The food was good and the servings were large but it was far too expensive for a casual lunch ($97 + tip for 4 entrees, 1 appetizer containing 2 sliders and 2 deserts. No alcohol.)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Slugpuppy3
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

New $100 million (ultimately) Murphy Arts District in El Dorado, Arkansas, gets an A for ambition. October symphony concert tribute to Beatles’ “Abbey Road” fun. Griffin Restaurant, offering some locally sourced products, a glitzy part of big step up for this city of 18,000. Concert...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Joetta A
October 20, 2018|
Response from DebbieL2332 | Reviewed this property |
Blankets are great. Purse is ok, but may be checked. No outside drinks or food.