AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Sad Daddy, Musicfest, Dial-Up and more.
Around Little Rock
Dallas String Quartet / UA Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts, 3000 W Scenic Drive, NLR/ 8-11/ $40
Performing as part of the ACANSA Arts Festival, The Dallas String Quartet fuses classical and contemporary music using both traditional and electric strings. They have created four studio albums, performed for Presidents Obama, and Bush, the College Football playoff, NBA, and NFL organizations, and performed alongside such musicians as Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Runaway Planet / White Water Tavern /2500 W 7th St./ 9:30-12/$7
Central Arkansas favorite Bluegrass band, Runaway Planet, returns to the White Water for a feel good Friday night. Kick up your heals and dance or just kick back and relax.
Supersuckers with Stifft Beat / Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St., NLR/ 10-1/ $12 advance $15 day of show
This is a show I always look forward to. As Eddie Spaghetti and his Rock, Punk, Country crew The Supersuckers (Seattle, WA) return to ROCK Four Quarter. Named The greatest American underground rock band of the last 25 years by Classic Rock Magazine (2014) and as Lemmy from Motorhead said “If you don’t like the Supersuckers, you don’t like Rock-n-roll.” This is going to be FUN, don’t miss it. Opening the show is Little Rock garage beat punk band, Stifft Beat.
Phillip H. Anselmo & The Illegals / The Rev Room 300 President Clinton Ave. / 8-12/ $20 advance $25 day of show
The classic metal voice of Phillip H Anselmo is back with his band the Illegals (New Orleans, LA). Recording together since Anselmo’s 2013 solo album “Walk Through Exits Only,” & 2018 “Choosing Mental Illness As a Virtue,” they show no signs of slowing down. Metal fans this show is for you. Little Rock metal band Red Devil Lies, and Little Rock Southern Metal band Knee Deep opens the show.
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, Spencer Thomas, Kevin Kerby / White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th/ 9-12/
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, former Water Liars songwriter, from Fayetteville, AR, returns to the White Water in support of his latest album “Take Heart, Take Care.” Joining him for this show, from Jackson, MS, is Spencer Thomas from the band Young Valley in support of his upcoming solo album “Hangin’ Tough.” Little Rock’s Kevin Kerby opens the show.
Dial-Up / Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 9:30-12/ $10
Little Rock’s 90’s cover band, Dial-Up brings you the hits of your favorite 90s artists, including N*SYNC, Spice Girls, Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters and more.
DJs in The Park / Riverfront Park 1 Riverfront Drive/ 12noon-6/ Free
Come hangout in the River Market Sunday Funday style with three DJs playing the best in hip-hop, rock, global, funk, pop, soul. rarities, Afrobeats, and more. DJ Charles Ray, DJ IV, DJ Swift will be performing. Grab your lunch, dinner, a drink and your dance moves.
Sad Daddy / White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St/ 6-9
Sunday shows are special at the White Water Tavern. Early, laid back, and some of the best music passing through these parts. On Sunday, they welcome, from Eureka Springs, Sad Daddy, with their Southern soul stew of original old time folk, jug band, and American roots music.” Made up of Brian Martin on guitar, Melissa Carper on bass, Joe Sundell on banjo, and Rebecca Patek on fiddle.
Wednesday 9/25-Saturday 9/28
Bikes, Blues, and BBQ
This is the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally benefiting women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Events are going on all over the city, motorcycle demos, Full Throttle Party Patio, Pie eating contest, Miss BBQ 2019, bull ridding, car & truck show, and music from artist: Akeem Kemp Band, Mudhawk, Goose, Gary Hutchison, Tyler Kinchen, Fayetteville Funk Factory, Freddie Mercury Tribute show, Randall Shreve, Prince Tribute show, and so much more. For schedule and full information visit www.bikesbluesandbbq.org
Jesse Dean & Mark Bilyeu / Harry’s Downtown 509 Garrison Ave./ 9-1/ $5
A night of guitar pickin Ozark music from Winslow native Jessie Dean & from Springfield, MO, Mark Bilyeu.
Friday 9/27 & Saturday 9/28
Walk the Moon, the New Respects, Trey Johnson, Teddy Robb, Gabby Barrett, Tyler Rich, Gone West, Brett Young, Spectra Vamp Trio, The Shotgunbillys, and more. Single day passes $60-$100, and weekend passes $95-$175 for tickets, schedule, and full information visit www.eldomad.com
Friday 9/27-Saturday 9/28
11th Annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Festival.
Live music all day with stages of free music from: Arkansas Brothers, Groovement, Skinny Powers, Dirty Streets and more; with featured artist- 90’s Alt-Rock Blind Melon, Friday Night, and the classic Funk/Soul/R&B/Rock of Morris Day and The Time on Saturday.
Friday 9/27-Saturday 9/28
Get Down Downtown, Main Street Searcy Festival / 200 W Race St. / 6-9:30 pm (Fri), 10am-9:30 pm (Sat)
A free family friendly event, featuring: vendors, games, rides, and music from: The Pursuit, Dee Dee Jones, & Broken Vessels on Friday night, and James Wells, Jason Coleman, Golden Rule during the day on Saturday, ending with a show from The Wilson Brothers Band and Featured Artist Sammy Kershaw.
Sad Daddy & Sam Allbright / Kings Live Music 1020 Front St./ 8:30-11:30/ $5
Sad Daddy – Old Time Folk music from Eureka Springs Sam Allbright – Folk Rock from Little Rock
Groovement/ Meteor Guitar Gallery 128 W Central Ave. / 9:00 / $15
Fayetteville Rock/Funk band Groovement returns to the Meteor for a fun Friday night.
Ten Penny Gypsy / Mellon’s Country Store 19735 Hwy 5 North / 7-9
Folk Americana singer songwriters from Little Rock: Ten Penny Gypsy.
Friday 9/27 & Saturday 9/28
Depot Days /. 201 Hazel St.
A showcase of local, regional and national talent paying tribute to the rich music history of Jackson County on Rock n’ Roll Highway 67. A family friendly weekend of food, vendors, crafts, Lions Club auction, children’s activities, and music from : Lee Roy Parnell, The Cleverlys, Brandon Cunning Band, Eric Gales, Cody Slaughter and more.
61 South Music Festival / Cotton Patch Football Field, 70 Cortez Kennedy Ave/ 2-8/ $25-$250
Americana lovers this is your festival with: Red Shahan, Erin Enderlin, Jesse Hammock II, and Americana country outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard.