AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, Lyle Lovett, Butterfly Rises and more.
Around Little Rock
Little Rock Night Market/ River Market Pavilion 400 President Clinton Ave./ 5-11/ Free
Come out for a night with the Central Arkansas community for some family friendly fun, including local vendors, food trucks, and entertainment from DJ Nick Hud, free salsa lessons, Arkansas Fire and Arts, and Central Arkansas own Big Piph. It’s more than a market, it’s an experience celebrating and recognizing the theme “One Love, One City.”
Charlotte Taylor/ Cregeens’s Irish Pub 301 Main St. NLR / 8-11/ Free
An acoustic night of music with Central Arkansas’ lady of the blues, Charlotte Taylor.
The Trashcan Bandits/ The Rail Yard 1212 E 6th St./ 7-10/ Free
A four-piece band hailing from Fayetteville, described as “a wooden roller coaster of gypsy pirate blues and scowling Irish swampgrass.”
Zunis, Couch Jackets, and Griffin Buckley/ The Meteor 1001 Kavanaugh Blvd./8-11:30/ $5
Presented in collaboration with the Optica Music Festival to bring you a great night of music. Zunis is an indie/psych rock trip band from Tulsa, Okla., while the Couch Jackets are a progressive psych punk-funk band from Conway. Griffin Buckley is a singer-songwriter from Little Rock.
CosmOcean/ Atlas Bar 1224 Main St./ 8-11/ Free
One of Central Arkansas’ most requested party bands, CosmOcean mixes the hits of Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bruno Mars, and more, along with their party-starting originals.
The Ultimate Whitney Houston Tribute/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave. /9-1/$15 advance $20 door
The Drummerboy Infinity crew is at it again with another sensational tribute to a legendary artist. Tonight, they pay tribute to the one and only Whitney Houston. Singing her hits is Central Arkansas’ R&B/soul powerhouse vocalist, Crissy P., who is backed by a band made up of some of the most talented musicians in Central Arkansas.
Bluesboy Jag/ Stone’s Throw Brewing (Stifft Station Taproom) 3015 W Markham/ 7-9/ Free
Enjoy a pint of tasty Stone’s Throw brew, food from featured food truck Slader’s Alaskan Dumpling Co. and some rockin’ blues as Riffs at Stifft presents Bluesboy Jag.
Bad Suns, Lilly, Ulta Q/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 8:00-11:30/ $20
An night of California alternative rock as Bad Suns from Woodland Hills come to the Rev Room in support of their latest album Mystic Truth. Joining them for this show Lilly from Los Angeles and Ultra Q from Oakland.
The Libras present: Beatles vs. Stones/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St/ 8:30
The Libras are a supergroup made up of some of Little Rock’s favorite rock & rollers. Tonight, they’re going to have some fun playing some favorites from the Beatles and the Stones with funds going to Pulaski Heights Elementary.
Butterfly’s Grand Rising/ South on Main 1304 Main St./ 9-12/ $8 advance $12 at the door
When Hurricane Katrina hit it sent many of its residents across the country, it brought Butterfly to Little Rock. Since then she has been thrilling and inspiring audiences across the state with her fiery reggae, soulful old school and R&B. Lately she has been in and out of the hospital due to complications from a surgery and has not been able to perform since June. Tonight, Butterfly rises and celebrates life with a special performance you don’t want to miss. Join me as we celebrate with her and thank her for being such a special part of the Little Rock music community.
The Big Dam Horns/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 9-12/ $8
One of Central Arkansas’ favorite party bands comes to Stickyz with their horn-infused versions of your favorite soul, R&B, rock, and pop hits.
The Stolen Faces/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/
Celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead from Nashville, The Stolen Faces.
Blues Challenge/ Thirst n Howl 14701 Cantrell Rd./ 4-10
Hosted by the Arkansas River Blues Society, it’s the annual competition to see who will win a chance to compete in the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. With acts ranging from best solo, duo, and band, I know you’ll find a favorite to cheer for.
Blacktop Mojo with The Resistance and StonyGround/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 7:30-10:30/ $10 advance $13 day of show
This will be a night of hard driving Southern rock & roll from Palestine, Texas. Blacktop Mojo is celebrating the release of their latest album Under the Sun. Joining them tonight are two local rock & roll bands: The Resistance from Conway and from Little Rock, Stony Ground.
Friday 10/4 & Saturday 10/5
Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival/ 629 Central Ave/ $12 day pass, $20 weekend
Low Key Arts is proud to present the 9th annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts festival, a family friendly event with more than 20 vendors, exhibits, demos, workshops, food, drinks, kids activities, and of course music from: The Wandering Hearts, Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why, Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo, DeFrance, Thunder Jackson, Spa City Youngbloods, and more.
Trey Johnson/ The Bourbon Bar 215 East Grand Ave/ 8-11
A night of feel good rockin’ blues from Central Arkansas’ Trey Johnson.
Lyle Lovett/ Walton Arts Center 495 W Dickson St./ 7-10 / $49-$83
Grammy award winning Americana/country artist Lyle Lovett is coming to the Walton Arts Center for a special Friday night.
Prospect Bluff Days/ Downtown Van Buren Ave./11am- 10pm
A full day of family fun starting at 11am with a parade through downtown Judsonia and concludes with a free concert by Heath Sanders with special guest Mallory Everett.
DeFrance/ 412 Front St/ 7-8:30
M& P Banking, Insurance and Investments Monster Beats concert is proud to present a night of classic rock & roll from Central Arkansas rock & roll road warriors DeFrance.
Old Crow Medicine Show with special guest Charlie Worsham/ The Auditorium 36 S. Main St. /8-11/ $49-$89
Grammy Award winning bluegrass/American roots music band Old Crow Medicine Show is coming to the Auditorium for a feel good toe-tappin’ Saturday night.