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The Collins Theater Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, was created in 1990 to transform the Collins Theatre into a modern community arts center. It is also responsible for the theatre’s day-to-day maintenance and management.
The Collins Theater, formerly the Capitol Theater, was constructed in 1925. It has a proud history in the community and provided a wide range of entertainment, from Broadway Shows to Vaudeville performances, to first-rate movies.
The Collins is now being used by the community for a wide range of cultural and general entertainment events – beauty pageants, fashion shows, dramatic plays, summer musicals and revues, children’s theatre events, gospel music and country and western shows.
Crowley's Ridge State Park
Crowley’s Ridge State Park is located in Paragould on the former homestead of Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled the area, and still contains native log and stone structures. The park includes both a fishing lake and a swimming lake, in addition to four fully equipped modern duplex cabins with kitchens, a group lodging area, and 26 campsites. Crowley’s Ridge State Park offers interpretive programs and summer camps and programs for children.
Greene County Historical and Genealogicial Society
The Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society was organized in 1987. Their purpose is to preserve and publish Greene County history and to educate the public about Greene County history and families. Planned future publications include a probate index, obituaries, gleanings from the Paragould Soliphone, and a directory of Greene County churches – past and present.
The Research Center allows the community to explore their heritage through the 140 books on display and the numerous rolls of microfilm, microfiche, periodicals, and computer disks. For more information about the Historical Society or to support their endeavors through your time or a tax deductible donation, call (870) 240-8944, email
or visit the Research Center at 212 W. Court St. in downtown Paragould.
Twice a month historic downtown Paragould is filled with live music! On the third Monday night of each month, the music of the Delta - blues - is presented at Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Street, beginning at 7pm.
Notable artists for KASU's Blue Monday have included Reba Russell, Blind Mississippi Morris, Fred Sanders, Amy LaVere and the legendary Sonny Burgess.
On the fourth Monday night of each month bluegrass music takes center stage at the Collins Theatre located at 120 W. Emerson Street. The music begins at 7pm. Past performers at Bluegrass Monday include Goin' Home, Hard Drive Bluegrass, 2 Mule Plow, Sorghum Hill and Lossahatchie Grass, and the Peasall Sisters. An acoustic jam session begins at 4:30pm at Terry's Café and ends promptly at 6:45pm, just in time for KASU’s Bluegrass Mondays. Terry’s Café is located at 201 S. Pruett Street. The music is free, dinner specials are offered.
The Delta Symphony Orchestra is the only Symphony in the Northeast Arkansas Delta Region. Under the direction of Neil Bartee, the Symphony performs three annual concerts at Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, in addition to other performances throughout the year. The Delta Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining the Northeast Arkansas Area for 31 years, and gives back to the community through the Adopt-a-School program.