The Story Behind The Unexpected

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree people stand taller than all the rest in the Arkansas border town of Fort Smith. Last month, AY Magazine showcased the convergence of the Unexpected Festival and the Peacemaker Music Festival; in 2017, for the first time, the two events came together to hold an art and culture extravaganza in Fort Smith during the…

Zin Wine Bar Opens Second Location

Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar’s second location opened this month. Zin West is situated in the Market Place Shopping Center at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. The original location is at 300 River Market Avenue. Business hours are the same at both locations: Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11…

Arkansas State Fair Announces Concert Lineup

The 78th Annual Arkansas State Fair will take place from October 12-22. General Manager Ralph Shoptaw said in a news release that the state fair tries to include lots of different musical acts during the event. “We are excited about our headliner concerts this year,” Shoptaw said in the release. “We’re bringing in some great…

Riverfest Suspended After 40 Years

Little Rock’s annual music festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, has been suspended, officials say. “We can no longer deliver the experience that Riverfest fans have come to expect,” DeAnna Korte, Riverfest’s executive director, said in a news release. “Rising costs of performers’ fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festivals around…

KARK Features Molly Miller, Mental Health Guide

KARK featured former Little Rock City Director candidate Molly Miller and BridgeWay CEO Jason Miller on “Arkansas Today” Monday afternoon. Molly was on the cover of this year’s Mental Health Guide. She spoke to AY Magazine about her fight against anxiety and depression and her journey to treatment, as well as her decision to withdraw…

Drink Up at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival

If you love beer, there’s no better place to be Saturday than the Great Arkansas Beer Festival at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. With more than 100 breweries and over 400 beers at the festival, there will be something for everyone. Local favorites like Flyway Brewing, Ozark Beer Company, Blue Canoe Brewing…