AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Deidra Jones and more.
Around Little Rock
Lucky Bella Tattoos 8th Anniversary and 12 Guitars of Christmas Giveaway/ Lucky Bella Tattoos 9805 Maumelle Blvd. /3-6
Come join the Lucky Bella crew as they celebrate eight years while 100.3 The Edge is live on location to celebrate the season with their 12 Guitars of Christmas giveaway. The giveaway features guitars autographed by some of your favorite rock bands.
Monsterboy/ Fassler Hall 311 East Capitol/ 7-10/
Enjoy a relaxing acoustic evening with indie pop husband/wife duo Monsterboy playing acoustic versions of their original tunes and covering some of your favorite songs.
Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon/ Hibernia Irish Tavern 9700 N Rodney Parham/ 8-11
Come hear the feel-good rockin’ blues from two of Central Arkansas’ best musicians: the guitar playin’, foot-stompin’, sing-songin’ Trey Johnson and the powerhouse harmonica playing Jason Willmon.
Bloody Mod Xmas: A Britpop Xmas Hang/ Atlas Bar 1224 Main St./ 8-11/ Free
This is the debut of Little Rock’s newest rock band: Diamond States, which is made of some powerhouse musicians from some of your favorite Central Arkansas bands. The band features Bryan Frazier (The Alpha Ray,) Eric Michael Morris (The See,) Brooks Browning (Good Time Ramblers,) and Whitman Bransford (The Funkanites.) Michael Schaeffer of Control Records gets the party started with a DJ set starting at 8, band at 9.
Randy Rogers Band with The Powell Brothers/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 9-12/ $22 advance, $25 day of show
Sell Out Alert! The Randy Rogers Band, the classic red dirt country band from San Marcos, TX, returns to the Rev Room in support of their latest album Hellbent, joined by The Powell Brothers, a country/Americana duo from Houston. The Powell Brothers are out in support of their first full length album Leave On The Light.
Seth Freeman Band/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave/ 9-12
This show will mix blues, soul, roots, rock, and funk from Central Arkansas guitar man Seth Freeman.
Rodney Block Collective/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St/ 9-12/ $10
Join the Rodney Block Collective, featuring Bijoux, for a night of holiday cheer with an ugly sweater social. There will be holiday music, dancing, and a prize for the best, most festive, ugly sweater.
Mömandpöp’s Holiday Dance Party/ South on Main 1304 Main St/ 10:30am-12/ $5 advance $8 at the door
A holiday party for the kids and kids at heart with Central Arkansas kids’ artists Mömandpöp, who will present an interactive show featuring their award-winning originals and holiday favorites.
Brian Nahlen/ Stone’s Throw Brewing (Stifft Station Taproom) 3015 W. Markham St./ 7-9
Stone’s Throw Riffs at Stifft presents Central Arkansas singer-songwriter Brian Nahlen, singing some of your favorite songs and originals. Be sure to listen for songs from his recently released album “Behind Blue Skies.”
7th Annual Christmas Karaoke for The Van/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 8-12:30 / $10
Come sing and sing-a-long to your favorite songs as we raise much needed money for The Van and their continued work helping our homeless neighbors. Grab that obnoxious holiday sweater, dress, suit or onesie for the stupid Christmas outfit contest.
Deidra Jones/ South on Main 1304 Main St./ 9-11:30/ $10 advance $12 at the door
This is a night of jazz meeting soul, featuring sought-after Central Arkansas vocalist Deidra Jones.
Saturday 12/14 & Sunday 12/15
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott / White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St./ 8-11/ $30
The foundation of folk, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott returns to the Tavern for a two special nights of story and song. Bonnie Montgomery opens the show Saturday night, and Graham Wilkinson opens Sunday night.
Trashcan Bandits with Big Red Flag/ Smoke & Barrel Tavern 324 W Dickson St. ste 2/ 10-12:30/ $5
Come hear some genre bending swamp-grass from the Trashcan Bandits and some feel-good ragtime gypsy-grass from Big Red Flag.
Runaway Planet/ Blackwood’s Landing 116 South Harkrider/ 9:30-12:30/
This is night of bluegrass with Central Arkansas’ favorite Runaway Planet.
Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts / Creegen’s Downtown Jonesobro 201 S. Main/ 9:00
Prepare yourself for some classic Southern rock & roll with Central Arkansas’ Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts.
The Ohio Club’s 115th Anniversary Party / 336 Central Ave/ 7-10
The Ohio Club has been “keeping entertainment alive since 1905.” Come enjoy some great music, food, and drink specials and celebrate the historic Ohio Cub and its 115 anniversary as well as Mike and Donna Pettey’s 10 years at the club.
Image courtesy of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott