Conway resident Kris Allen has made it to the Top 3 of American Idol, which means he’s on his way to Arkansas for a hometown visit!

kris5.jpgAllen, Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey were named to the Top 3 on Wednesday night, earning them a trip to their hometown, which will be included in next week’s broadcast of the show.
Allen’s first stop will be a live interview on FOX16 News at 9 p.m. Thursday. Then it’s concerts in Little Rock and Conway.
The tentative schedule:
11:30am – Kris performs live at Riverfront Amphitheater.
5 p.m. – Kris Allen parade in Downtown Conway.
5:30p.m. – Kris Allen performs live at Simon Park in Downtown Conway.
Allen, a marketing major at the University of Central Arkansas, will also visit the UCA campus on Friday. He will take the stage at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at at 3 p.m. on Friday. No tickets will be issued in advance, and seating is limited to the capacity of the venue.
Details about his Friday schedule are available on the FOX16 website –
Allen’s fan page is available at, and for more information, visit

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