AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the Ben Miller Band, Lucero, Dan Baird and more.
Around Little Rock
Charlotte Taylor/ Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy 5018 Kavanuagh Blvd./ 7:00/ free Central Arkansas lady of the blues Charlotte Taylor comes to Walter’s for a special solo set.
A Rowdy Faith/ Hibernia Irish Tavern 9700 N Rodney Parham Rd/ 8:00/
Singing, songwriting, storytelling, vocal harmony duo of Cate Davison & Alisyn Reid otherwise known as A Rowdy Faith, 2019 nominees for Arkansas Country Music Awards Americana Artist of the Year bring their one of a kind sound to Hibernia. Playing some of your favorites as well as some new songs. The kitchen will have a vegan dinner special, vegan lobster roll with sweet potato fries & a kahula pecan pie.
Ben “Swamp Donkey” Brenner / Bar Louie 11525 Cantrell Rd./ 8-10
Ben “Swamp Donkey” Brenner brings his Fonky Donky trio and their foot stompin’, hip shakin’, mix of original and Delta, Hill Country, and Chicago Blues for their first Bar Louie Show.
Fourth Friday Comedy Night / Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd. Ste. A2 / 8:00-9:30 / $10
Fourth Friday Comedy Nights bring you some of the Midsouth’s finest entertainers: this months featured comedians: Jay Jackson, Michael Brown, Taylor Hern and Troy Gittings, plus a pre-show open mic.(sign up at 7:30)
Lucero / Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton, Ave./ 8:30-11:30/ $25
Memphis outlaw alt-country, Americana, Rock band Lucero returns to the Rev Room. This is a show not to be missed.
Dan Baird (of The Georgia Satellites) / The White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St./ 9-12/ $10
The front man from one of the most ferocious bands of the 90’s, The Georgia Satellites, brings his classic Rock & Roll band, Homemade Sin back to the White Water.
Mike Dillon Band/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1am/ $10
One of Four Quarter Bar’s Most requested acts; the Punk Jazz Freak Funk of New Orleans, LA’s Vibraphone, Percussion maestro Mike Dillon and his band return. If you’ve never seen one of his shows before it’s a musical experience you won’t soon forget.
Stone’s Throw Block on Rock 6th Birthday Bash/ Stone’s Throw Brewing 402 E Ninth St./ 4-10 / $5 (kids 10 & under free)
Come on out to one of the biggest block parties of the year as we celebrate 6 tasty years of Stone’s Throw Brewing that will benefit. Preserve Arkansas. Beers not only from Stone’s throw but Buffalo Brewing Co., Diamond Bear, Flyway, and Rebel Kettle, all of which have made special collaboration brews with Stone’s Throw for this event. A lot of food trucks, vendors, and music from 5:00 Stephanie Smittle, 6:00 N’Finiti, and at 7:00 a double set from The Big Dam Horns. Friendly pets on leashes & lawn chairs welcome.
Monsterboy/ Creegen’s Irish Pub 301 Main St. NLR/ 7:30-11:30/ free
Indie pop husband and wife duo Chris Long & Veronica Wirges blend the sounds of indie pop, alternative rock, folk, and EDM for a sound that is Monsterboy
Ben Miller Band with DeFrance/ Georges Majestic / 9:30/ $10-$12
Northwest Arkansas favorite mudstomp band The Ben Miller Band from Joplin, MO returns to George’s as they celebrate the life of their bandmate and friend Smilin’ Bob Lewis who passed away last Friday.
Joining them tonight are those Central Arkansas Rock & Roll Road warriors DeFrance.
Tie Dye Fri-Dyes with Feelin Groovy / Garvin Woodland Gardens 550 Arkridge Rd/ 11-5 Throw on your tie-dye and come out to the Garden for a very Groovy Friday afternoon. Enjoy the summertime beauty of the garden while enjoying music from Feelin Groovy.
Empty Atlas, Sunsonics, Baby Fuzz/ Maxine’s Live / 9-12/
A night of indie rock with Empty Atlas (Jackson, MS) Baby FuzZ, & the newly formed Sunsonics (Hot Springs, AR)
Chucky Waggs and Kyle Young / Wanderoo Lodge at Gravel Bar 216 W. Van Buren/ 7-10/
Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter from Eureka Springs Chucky Waggs comes to the Gravel Bar joined by Springfield, MO artist Kyle Young for a special duo show.
The Rios / Kings Live Music 1020 Front St./ 8:30-12/ $5
Central Arkansas Rock/soul/& funk band The Rios get the party going Friday night at Kings. Acoustic music from Conway’s Alex Velte opens the show.
Thursday 7/25- Saturday 7/27
2019 Watermelon Feast
Three days celebrating the world’s wweetest watermelons.
With a family friendly weekend highlighted by Country Music Superstars Shenandoah Friday 8:00, Mark Chesnutt Saturday 8:30, the Watermelon Parade Saturday 10:00 am., and so much more.