AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.
Around Little Rock
Jazz Night/ Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd. Ste A2 / 7-9 / $10
Guillermo’s monthly jazz night features some of the city’s best jazz artists. Tonight they welcome Kelly Hurt, Drew Stewart, David Higginbotham and Chris Parker.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Sean Michel/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave. /9-12/ $10 advance $13 day of show
A favorite of Central Arkansas music lovers returns to the Rock. The high energy Country Blues of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band from Bean Blossom, Indiana out in support of their latest album, “Poor Until Payday.” With the world class finger picking stylings and lead vocals ofReverend Payton, his wife “Washboard” Breezy Peyton on vocals and washboard, and Max Senteney on a lean drum kit that includes a 5 gallon maple syrup bucket makes this a show fans and soon to be fans won’t want to miss. www.bigdamnband.comOpening the show, Little Rock Rock & Soul singer/songwriter Sean Michel.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show/ CALS Ron Robinson 100 River Market Ave./ 9:30-11:30/ $5
Grab your crew and let’s “Do the Time Warp Again.” as CALS Ron Robinson presents the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday in October complete with $5 participation prop bags.
Learning to Crawl featuring Bluesboy Jag/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/
A night of rockin’ blues from Central Arkansas’ Learning to Crawl made up of Bluesboy Jag on guitar and vocals, Lynn Fitzgerald on bass, Lance Womack on drums, and Kevin Lewis on saxophone.
Hillcrest HarvestFest/ Kavanaugh Blvd./ 11-9/ Free
One of Central Arkansas favorite festivals is back! HarvestFest is a great place to find local vendors, and family fun, food trucks, and local brews, a gumbo contest, a dog show, and live entertainment from momandpop, Rodney Block, Little Joe & the BKs, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, C.W. Stoneking, and Joshua Asante
Jason Lee Hale/ Stone’s Throw Brewing (Stifft Station Taproom) 3015 W. Markham/ 7:00/ Free
Central Arkansas’ Jason Lee Hale brings a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll to his singing and song writing. As he plays his catchy originals and songs you know and love, rab a pint of Stone’s Throw craft brew and a bite from featured food truck Say Cheese.
Lynyrd Skynyrd/ First Security Amphitheater 400 President Clinton Ave./ 7:30 / $36.75-$754
Legendary Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd bring those unforgettable classic hits to the Amphitheater for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Opening the show, from the new school of Southern rock, is Black Stone Cherry.
Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts with John Neal/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave/ 9:30-12/ $7
After Skynyrd, don’t let the party stop. Head on over to Stickyz for some more classic Southern rock from Little Rock’s own Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts.
You Look Like: Little Rock/ Hibernia Irish Tavern 9700 N Rodney Parham Rd. /7:30 / $5 advance, $10 at the door
Little Rock’s premier roast battle is back. Past winner Emerald Willis has reigned as champ and is now a You Look Like Legend, so tonight the title is once again up for grabs. The comics competing include JP Ford, Kime Eubanks, Devincey Moore, Brittney “Damn” Wright, Russell Rogers, and Hannah Malstrom. And for the audience there’s the infamous “Hell Slot” where you have a chance to go at a featured comedian, tonight it’s Jared Lowry. Former champion Zakk Sicking steps in as host for this one-of-a-kind night of laughs.
Thursday 10/10-Saturday 10/12
The King Biscuit Blues Festival / $55 a day or $95 for all 3 days
Join thousands of blues fans from all over the world in Historic Downtown Helena for a weekend of world class blues, across five stages and throughout the city hear artists such as the Cedric Burnside Band, Zac Harmon, Billie Branch & Sons of the Blues, Ruthie Foster, Eric Hughes, Veronica Jackson, Big George Brock, Alfred Five Blues Band, Akeem Kemp, Jesse Cotton Stone, Reba Russell, Charles Woods, Paul Thorn, Jimmy Burns Band, Delbert McClinton, Bill “Howl-n-Madd” Perry, The Cate Brothers, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Mr Sipp “ The Mississippi Blues Child,” Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and many more. for full festival information, click here. www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival / The Farm Campground and Events 1 Blue Heron Ln / $60-$185 (camping included)
Back for its sixth year, The Hillberry Music Festival is taking place in beautiful Eureka Springs on “The Farm” with its panoramic views backing up to the Mark Twain National forest, and Table Rock Lake and the White River are within 5 minutes. But you’ll be in town for the music from artists like Handmade Moments, Opal Agafia & Sweet Nothings, Arkansauce, Leftover Salmon, Keller & Keels, Chucky Waggs, Grassfed, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Galactic, John Stickley Trio, Skye Pollard, Travelin McCowrys, Del McCowry Band, and SO Many more.
Schuyler Kizzia / East End Sports Pub 3675 E Walnut St./ 7:30 / Free
Enjoy a night of smooth acoustic guitar from Schuyler Kizzia.
The Mighty Pines/ Kings Live Music 1020 Front St. / 9-11/ $5
The Mighty Pines brings its acoustic soul-inspired country, folk, roots rock from the streets of St. Louis.
Image courtesy of the King Biscuit Blues Festival