AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Aaron Lee Tasjan, the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival and more.
Around Little Rock
Effron White/ Unity Little Rock 2610 Reservoir Rd./ 7-9/ $10
Sounds of Unity (hosted by Central Arkansas Americana/folk duo Ten Penny Gypsy) welcomes Kerville Folk Festival Award winner Effron White.
Sunny Sweeney and Erin Enderlin / Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market / 7-12/ $15 advance $20 day of
Texas country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney brings her salty wisdom and Texas-hewn soprano to the Chicken Shack in support of her latest album “Trophy.” Joining her on this show is Arkansas native, Nashville songwriter and Arkansas Country Music Award winner Erin Enderlin.
Bluesboy Jag & Learning to Crawl/ Atlas Bar 1224 Main St./ 8-11/ free
Enjoy night of rockin’ country blues courtesy of Bluesboy Jag & Learning to Crawl.
The Big Dam Horns/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR / 10-1/ $7
One of Central Arkansas’ premier party bands, The Big Dam Horns, is bringing its big brass to some of your favorite hits. The dance floor will be rockin’ tonight.
An Ode to Sting and The Police/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave. / 9-12/$15 advance $20
The Drummerboy Infinity crew is at it again with another one of their tribute shows to the legendary artists we love. Tonight Charlie Askew, backed by some of Central Arkansas’ most talented musicians and singers, takes the stage to bring you the music of Sting and The Police.
Aaron Lee Tasjan/ White Water Tavern2500 W 7th St./ 7-10/ $12
The buzz around this show has been incredible as Aaron Lee Tasjan makes his highly anticipated return to the White Water Tavern for a special early Sunday night show for the final stop on his “Reincarnated” solo tour.” Aaron Lee Tasjan is a East Nashville singer-songwriter that defies genre classification, and this solo show is no exception as he puts a new spin on his critically acclaimed 2018 release “Karma For Cheep.”
Julian Davis/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR /8:00/ FREE
If you were at the Hillberry Festival last weekend you already know about this guy. He’s been called the sleeper hit of the festival as he wowed the crowd sitting in with Billy Strings and pretty much everyone else, along with putting on a killer set with his own band; now they’re coming to Four Quarter for a special Sunday night FREE show not to be missed. Don’t blink – his picking is lighting.
Thursday 10/17-Saturday 10/19
The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival/ $35-$200
A three-day festival honoring Johnny Cash and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. Regional music on Thursday and Friday evening, an academic symposium Thursday morning through noon Friday, special panels and presentations with renowned speakers Friday afternoon, food and craft vendors, demonstrations, and tours. The festival concludes Saturday afternoon with a world-class music concert in the cotton fields surrounding the Cash home with Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart joined by Joanne Cash, Tommy Cash, other Cash family children and grandchildren, and Arkansan Cory Jackson, Arkansas Country Music Artist of the Year.
Dial Up / Majestic 817 Garrison Ave./ 7:30/ $8-$
Arkansas premier 90’s party band brings your favorite hits from Spice Girls, N’Sync, Third Eye Blind, Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters and many more. Grab your crew and hit the dance floor.
Randy Houser with Paul Cauthen / Temple Live 200 N 11th St/ 8:00/ $25 – $35 ($5 increase day of show)
ACM and CMA nominated Country artist Randy Houser comes to Fort Smith in support of his latest album “Magnolia.”
The Rios / Maxine’s Live 700 Central Ave. / 9-12
The Rios bring their one-of-a-kind combination of rock and soul to Maxine’s for two extended sets to keep the party going into the night.
DeFrance with The Resistance / TC’s Midtown Grill 1611 E Oak St. Ste 19 /9-1
This will be a night of classic rock & roll from Conway’s The Resistance and the rock & roll road warriors from Little Rock, DeFrance.
Ben Miller Band / Kings’s Live Music 1020 Front St. /9-11/ $5
Come check out some Delta blues rock from this Joplin, MO band.
Ten Penny Gypsy / Mellon’s Country Store 19735 Hwy 5 North / 7-9
Five time Arkansas Country Music Awards nominee, the folk/Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy, will be performing at Mellon’s Country Store.
Bobby Rush, Karen Wolfe, Marcus Cartwright Blues Concert / Pine Bluff Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza / 7-10 / $25 advance $30 at the door General Admission seating
An evening of the funkiest blues with Pine Bluff’s own, Grammy Award winning, “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit,” Bobby Rush and his renown dancers. Joining Bobby tonight are Pine Bluff’s Southern Soul Queen, Karen Wolfe, and 24-year-old blues prodigy Marcus “Mookie” Cartwirght. Sponsored by the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance as a fundraiser supporting the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Freedom and Blues Exhibition in Pine Bluff.
John Calvin Abney / Meteor Guitar Gallery 128 W Central Ave/ 7-10:30/ $10-$15
This would be worth a road trip as Tulsa-based Americana/folk, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney returns to The Meteor in support of his recently released album “Safe Passage.” Local singer songwriter Jamie Lou Connolly will open the show.