AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Bobby Rush, Marty Stuart, Todd Snider and more.
Around Little Rock
Bobby Rush / CALS Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave./ 8-10/ $30
CALS Arkansas Sounds is proud to present an intimate solo show with Grammy Award-winning, Blues Hall of Fame artist Bobby Rush, celebrating the release of his latest album “Sitting On Top of the Blues.” Don’t miss this very special night of music as Bobby Rush sings, plays guitar and harmonica, and tells stories of his legendary life with the blues.
John Willis/ South on Main 1304 Main St./ 8-12/ $15
Come join Little Rock singer-songwriter and piano man John Willis and his musical friends and family as he celebrates his 40th birthday with a night of songs that have inspired, motivated and carried him this far from oldies, 90’s, jazz, Joni and more.
Tiko Brooks/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave/ 9:30-12/ $10
In the River Market, another birthday boy is celebrating. Come join “the bearded balladeer” and trombone player, Tiko Brooks and an all-star line-up of guests for the celebration.
ClusterPluck/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1:30/ $7
“Americana’s wild child” ClusterPluck returns to Four Quarter for a “newgrass” country jam as the band mixes bluegrass, folk, rock and country into a hearty sonic stew with electric guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, dobro, mandolin, banjo, and three-part vocal harmony.
Holiday Hangout Live from the Brewhouse/ Lost Forty Brewing 501 Byrd St./ 2-4/ Free
If you were or weren’t able to get tickets to the sold out White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout this weekend, never fear! You can still get a taste of the talent with Live from the Brewhouse. The artists who will be performing include Brent Best, Chris Flemmons, and Shane Sweeney, who will bring you an afternoon of their acoustic songs that have brought fans from all over to Little Rock this weekend.
Marty Stuart / UA Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts 3000 West Senic Drive, NLR/ 7-10/ $20-$100
Legendary Grammy Award-winning country music icon Marty Stuart comes to UA Pulaski Tech’s Center for Humanities and Arts in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his iconic album “The Pilgrim” for a night of story and song. His band, the Fabulous Superlatives, will be joining him along with show opener and country music royalty Buck Trent.
Toys for Tots holiday toy drive party with Nerd Eye Blind/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 8-1/ $10 or 2 unwrapped toys
Tis the season for giving and celebrating and for nine years and counting, Angie Clements has been doing both in grand fashion, as only she can, with her annual Toys for Tots toy drive holiday party. Dress your holiday best, bring two unwrapped toys, and get ready to dance the night away with as Little Rock party band Nerd Eye Blind brings you the hits of the 80’s and 90’s.
David Allan Coe/ Jimmy Doyle’s Country Club 11800 Maybelline Rd. NLR/ 8:00
Legendary country music outlaw David Allan Coe returns to Jimmy Doyle’s. The Arkansas River Bottom Band will open and play after the show.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with LizBrasher / Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 9-12/ $16 advance $20 day of show
Blues/soul artists from Austin, Texas, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears make their highly anticipated return to the Rev Room in support of their latest studio album, “The Difference Between Me & You,” which is sonically inspired by hill country blues, cowpunk, the southern soul of Stax, and by Lewis’ first 10 years on the road.
Rodney Block / South on Main 1304 Main St./ 10-11:30/ $15
Come join the Rodney Block Collective for the first concert/social of the holiday season. There will be performances by The RB Collective, Bijoux, Dee Davis, DJ G Force Greg Mobley and more.
Todd Snider / The Majestic 817 Garrison Ave/ 7-12/ $25-$27
One of Americana’s most beloved singer-songwriters and storytellers, Todd Snider comes to The Majestic.
Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo with White Mansion/ The Smoke & Barrel Tavern 324 W. Dickson St. Ste 2/10-12/ $5
Two local favorites join forces for a fabulous Friday show. The smooth harmonizing blend of rock, pop, folk and psychedelia of Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo and the dark wave, post punk, shoegaze of White Mansion will be on display at the Smoke & Barrel Tavern.
Ten Penny Gypsy / Wanderoo Lodge and Gravel Bar 216 W. Van Buren/ 7-10
Head up to Eureka Springs to hear this folk rock duo from central Arkansas.
The Irie Lions/ Chelsea’s Corner Bar & Live Music 10 Mountain St./9:30-12:30
This roots-dub reggae band return to Chelsea’s.
Akeem Kemp Band/ TC’s Midtown Grill 1611 E Oak St. Ste 19 / 9-1
Get ready for a night of rockin’ blues from Arkansas’ own Akeem Kemp Band.