Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Concert at South on Main, Harry’s Downtown grand opening with The Greyhounds and more.
Around Little Rock
Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Concert / South on Main 1304 Main St / 7:30-10:30 / $13.11 advance, $15 door. https://arwomenhalloffame1.eventbrite.com
Seven talented central Arkansas artists pay tribute to the 2018 class of the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. The concert will feature Bonnie Montgomery, Genine LaTrice Perez, Charlotte Taylor, Karen Hayes poet, Cheryl CandySoul Humphrey, Kate Spencer and LaSheena Gordon. As one artist put it, the event will feature “queens honoring queens.”
Purchase concert tickets here. For table reservations, call 501-244-9660.
Chris DeClerk / YaYa’s Euro Bistro 17711 Chenal Pkwy / 6:30 – 9:30
Come on out to the patio for a night of great food, drinks and music from Chris DeClerk as he plays some of your favorites and some of his soulful originals.
Boy Named Banjo / Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave / 8:30 – 11:30 / $8 advance, $10 day of show. www.arkansaslivemusic.com
Boy Named Banjo was formed by three friends, Barton Davies, William Reames and Willard Logan, in 2011 in Nashville, Tenn. In 2012, they enhanced their sound with the addition of Sam McCullough on drums and Abe Scott on bass. Although their sound has evolved from those early days, the quality of their songwriting, three-part harmonies, crafty musicianship and passion for what they do is always be at the heart of Boy Named Banjo.
Monsterboy and The Mad Deadly / White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 8:30 / $7
Chris Long has been making a name for himself around central Arkansas and the festival circuit with his clever covers and crafty originals. Whether solo with his guitar on a patio, in one of his funky pop bands and now with his current project Monsterboy, he produces a unique sound that has to be heard. Little Rock’s The Mad Deadly will join Monsterboy on Thursday.
Whitey Morgan / Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave / 8:30-11:30 / $23.70 advance, $25 door. also a special 4 pack deal www.arkansaslivemusic.com
Do you long for the days of true outlaw country from Willie, Waylon, Merle and Cash? Does the song writing of Townes Van Zandt send chills down your spine? If so, Whitey Morgan is the artist for you. Whitey has become a favorite of the Rev Room and Little Rock, so come on out and find out why.
Sounds of Unity with Lee Street Lyrical / Unity of Little Rock – 2610 Reservoir Rd / 7-9 / $10
Come on out to Unity Little Rock for your monthly fix of great songwriting and performing talent as Ten Penny Gypsy shares the stage with songwriting duo Lee Street Lyrical (Buddy Case and Casey Lee Penn.)
Bluesboy Jag & Mudhead / Bar Louie LR – 11525 Cantrell Rd / 8- 10 / Free
As Mudhead says, “Get down, get back up again.” A night of blues and rock n’ roll until 10 p.m.
Bricks in the Wall (The Sight and Sound of Pink Floyd) / Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton / 9-11:30 / $20 www.arkansaslivemusic.com.
The longest-running Pink Floyd tribute band in the nation, Bricks in the Wall from Dallas, Texas, will bring their nine-piece powerhouse tribute to Pink Floyd to the Rev Room for this one-night only, unfogettable show.
ClusterPluck / Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. / 10
“America’s wild child, ClusterPluck, mixes, bluegrass, folk, rock, and country into a hearty sonic stew.” This three-piece band from Souther Illinois produces an up-beat, grassy energy sure to bring a good time.
The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy / Midtown Billiards / 2 a.m.- 4:30 a.m.
When the bar is closing and you just don’t want the night to end or when that case of the midnight muchies hits, go down to Midtown Billiards. On Friday, they welcome back that reggae, lover’s rock, dancehall, soul band from Memphis: The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy who are sure to keep it rockin till the sun comes up.
Anita Baker tribute with Bijoux & Tawanna Campbell / South on Main – 1304 Main St / 9-11 / $15
Two of Little Rock’s most powerful soul divas – Bijoux and Twanna Cambell – join forces to pay tribute to the one and only Anita Baker for a night of pure beautiful soul. Call 501-244-9660 to reserve your table today. Seating and standing room is first-come-first-serve.
Sad Daddy / White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9-12
One of Arkansas’ favorite Americana roots bands – Sad Daddy – returns to the White Water Tavern for a night of good old-time folk roots music. The band is made up of Joe Sundell (banjo), Brian Martin (guitar), Melissa Carper (bass) and Rebecca Patek (fiddle).
Whoa Dakota / Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave / 9-12 / $10 www.arkansaslivemusic.com
Whoa Dakota celebrates the release of her debut full length album Patterns tonight for a hometown show you don’t want to miss. Opening the show is Little Rock’s rock n’ soul duo Dazz & Brie.
Kadela / Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St NLR / 10-12
Although the members come from acoustic and organic roots, together they are Arkansas’ own Kadela, a psychedelic electronic jam project focusing heavily on improvisation with bass, guitar and drums.
The Bottle Rockets / The Griffin Restaurant – 101 E. Locust St. / 8-10
The Griffin Restaurant Thursday Night Live is proud to welcome the Americana roots rock band, The Bottle Rockets for a night of great rock n’ roll. To quote NPR Music, “Since the mid-1990s, Bottle Rockets bard Brian Henneman and his shifting ensemble of compadres have been crafting heartland epics within a rock n’ roll framework, that spill beer and stir the heart on impact.”
For more info and to make a reservation, click here.
Sad Daddy / Maxine’s – 700 Central Ave / 9-12
Sad Daddy, one of Arkansas’ favorite Americana roots bands, returns to Maxine’s for a night of great times and great music.
The Greyhounds / Harry’s Downtown – 507 Garrison St./ 7-1 / $10
Harry’s Downtown celebrates its grand opening with the Austin, Texas rock/soul trio The Greyhounds. Opening the show will be the local jazz/funk trio Escape Tones.
Ted Ludwig Trio / Haxton Road Studios – 222 SE 2nd St. Suite 100. / 7:30 -10 / $30
The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society presents the third concert in the KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series with New Orleans jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig.
Mountain Sprout / Bike Rack Brewing Co. – 801 SE 8th St. Unit 61 / 7-9 / Free
Bike Rack Brewing Co. is proud to present their Live on the Patio summer concert series every Saturday through September showcasing the best of Northwest Arkansas. Tonight they welcome the boys of Mountain Sprout down from the mountain for some good time country rock n’ roll.
Keith Urban / Arkansas Music Pavilion – 5079 W. Northgate Rd / 7:30 / $39
Keith Urban brings his Graffiti World Tour to the Arkansas Music Pavilion with special guest Lindsay Ell.
For tickets and more information, click here.
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