Originally published January 11, 2018 at 04:03p.m., updated January 13, 2018 at 04:30a.m.
6:10 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE:
A day after a music festival scheduled to be hosted in Little Rock announced its venue, a spokeswoman for the space said the organizers did not meet the conditions to rent it.
Rebecca Tennille of the Clinton Presidential Center said Friday that the Fulcrum's organizers did not meet the terms of the contract to rent the venue, so the event will not be taking place on the library's grounds. No further details were released at that time.
As of 6 p.m. Friday, the festival's Facebook post announcing the center as its venue had not been taken down or amended. The event is reportedly scheduled for March 17.
A new music festival scheduled to be held in downtown Little Rock in just more than two months has named its venue but not yet announced the main act.
The Fulcrum is planned March 17 on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center, according to a Thursday news release from the event's management.
In December, organizer Susan Erwin Prowse shared the names of 18 artists she said have committed to perform on the festival's two stages.
Most performers in the lineup have Arkansas roots, including country singer Barrett Baber, rapper Ueno Rhymes and gospel artist Crissy P. Most acts indicated online that they plan to perform.
Prowse said at the time that the festival's mission is to provide a platform for local and regional acts to be discovered but that the main headliner will be "strategically" announced after Jan. 1.
As of Thursday afternoon, no headliner had been named. The website referred to the 18 artists as the "first round" of acts.
The festival's website previously displayed photos of Migos, SZA, The Roots, Jessie J, Lil Uzi Vert and Kelly Clarkson. Those artists were said to be the top-voted performers in an online poll the organizers had earlier posted.
"We took the top artists from the poll, and we are securing those acts currently," Prowse said in December.
Rebecca Tennille, a spokeswoman for the Clinton Presidential Center, confirmed the group had rented the space.
She said she could not comment on how likely it was that the event would happen as advertised, but she said the Clinton Center rents to lots of groups and also hosted part of Riverfest. Tennille said she imagined it would be "apples to apples" comparing how the two festivals would play out in the space.
Riverfest, the long-running Little Rock music festival that was shuttered in July, used the presidential library's grounds as well as the amphitheater at Riverfront Park. The Fulcrum's organizers had tentatively booked that stage but released their hold in December, according to Phyllis Lucas, senior director of event operations for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Cliff Aaron, another Fulcrum organizer, previously said the festival would distinguish itself from Riverfest by creating a fan-driven event for ages 18 and up.
The team also at one point negotiated with representatives from War Memorial Stadium.
Tickets can be purchased on the event's website. Prices range from about $100 to more than $300.
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