The Soundtrack of Arkansas

By Caleb Talley | Painting by Gabriel Solis The Natural State, though relatively small in size and wealth, is a behemoth when it comes to producing some of the most consequential contributors to our country’s music. So many influential Arkansas singers and songwriters have played a role in the development of music as we know…

American Idol is Coming to Little Rock

American Idol is coming to Arkansas this summer. The hit ABC show will return to the state’s capital, according to a Wednesday press release. The singing competition will visit Little Rock on Sept. 12 for live auditions. The official start time and location of auditions have not yet been announced. Tryouts have previously taken place…

The State of Music

From local bars to national television, Arkansas artists make their mark The music of Arkansas is rich and extremely diverse. From Al Green to Johnny Cash to Evanescence, the history of entertainers in the Natural State runs deep and wide. But what about the people out there in the grind right now? Good news: The contemporary…

5 Acts You Can’t Miss at RiverFest 2018

Even beyond the headliners, RiverFest’s return has a can’t-miss lineup. After it was suspended in 2017, the festival’s triumphant comeback was announced earlier this year. Memphis-based Universal Fairs, who bought and resurrected the festival, moved it back to Memorial Day weekend. The festival will take place from 2-11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 11…