AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the 72nd Annual Ozark Folk Festival and more.
Around Little Rock
This is Spinal Tap/ CALS Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave./ 7-9/ $5
The classic 1984 rock & roll mockumentary is about the loudest band in England, taking it all the way to 11, as they make their comeback with a North American tour.
Jazz Night at the Café/ Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd Ste A2 / 7-9/ $10
Come join the Guillermo’s Jazz Trio of Kelly Hurt, Drew Stewart, and David Higginbotham, with Chris Parker and special guest for a night of classic jazz. Feel free to bring your own instrument for the jam session portion of the show.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram with The Cerny Brothers/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave/ 8:30-12/ $15 advance $18 day of show
Blues lovers, rock & roll lovers, and lovers of great music have been anticipating the return of blues sensation Christone “Kingfish” Ingram to the Rock, and tonight he returns to the Stickyz stage for an unforgettable night of solid rockin’ blues. He is currently on his first headlining tour across the United States with his “Fish Grease: A Juke Joint Tour,” supporting his debut CD “Kingfish” which was released earlier this year. To quote blues legend Buddy Guy, “Kingfish is the next explosion of the blues.” Do not miss this show!
The Rodney Block Collective/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave/ 9:00/$15 GA, $20 seated, $25 table
The Rodney Block Collective featuring Bijoux, with DJ G-Force, and special guest are celebrating the ladies tonight with the 3rd Annual “Girls Trip- Ladies Night Out,” a night of hits from popular 90’s girl groups (SWV, Brownstone, Xscape, etc.). So ladies, grab your squad and come on out for a night of dancing and good times.
Joshua Asante/ The White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St. /9:30-12:30/
There are certain names that stand alone and when you hear them you know you’ll be there. Joshua Asante has become one of those names for many in Central Arkansas. He is a musician, writer, photographer, lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist for Little Rock’s Amasa Hines, and Velvet Kente. As a solo artist he brings a style he calls “astral soul,” a blend of electronic and soul music wherein which one can sense the presences of many artistic forebears in fluidity.
Bluesboy Jag/ Stone’s Throw Brewing (Stifft Station Taproom) 3015 W. Markham/ 7-9/ Free
Riffs at Stifft present the rockin’ blues of Bluesboy Jag to the taproom. Grab a pint, and a tasty bite from featured food truck PopPop YumYam Grill and Smoke, and enjoy an evening of great music.
Josh Ward with Jake Worthington/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 8:30-12/ $12 advance $15 day of show
Rising country artist Josh Ward from Montgomery, Texas is “all grit and no quit.” He’s the winner of 2018 “Keepin it Country” Artist of the Year form Big Star 97 Music Awards.
Jesse Cotton Stone/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/ $10
A favorite of the Central Arkansas blues community, Jesse Cotton Stone from Clarksdale, Miss. brings his “Hell Country Blues” to Four Quarter.
Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo with Desiree Cannon and Levi Thomas/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St./ 7:00/
This is an early Sunday show at the Tavern with Oakland, CA touring artist Desiree Cannon, country-folk singer songwriter, and Levi Thomas, a Western psychedelic rock n’ roll. They’ll get some local support from Northwest Arkansas favorites Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo.
Randall Shreve/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave. /8:00/ $7
One of Arkansas’ most talented and unique frontmen, Randall Shreve brings his one of a kind “vaudeville” indie rock style back to Stickyz for a special, solo performance.
Wednesday 11/6-Sunday 11/10
72nd Annual Ozark Folk Festival
America’s longest continuously running folk festival is back for its 72nd year. This year features The Barefoot Ball with Pierce Edens at the Basin Park Hotel, Jesse Dean at The Cathouse Lounge, Willie Carlisle at Basin Park, Ozark Mountain Daredevils at The Auditorium, Maureen Alexandar at The Grotto Upstairs, Jenna & Soul Shakers at Rowdy Beaver, Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs at Chelsea’s Corner Bar, and festival headliner Marty Stuart at The Auditorium. For full festival info and tickets, visit http://ozarkfolkfestival.com
Opal Agafia/ George’s Majestic Lounge 519 Dickson St./ 7:00/$10-$12
An Ozark Mountain soul musician from Eureka Springs, Opal Agafia returns to George’s to celebrate the release of her live album and vinyl . Joining the celebration are Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo and Brian Martin.
Living Sacrifice/ Nomads 1413 S School Ave/ 8-11:30/ $12 advance $15 at the door
A friendly sell-out alert for this night of metal and rock & roll as Living Sacrifice (Little Rock) celebrate 30 years. Joining the celebration are Revisionist (Wichita,KS) Bones of the Earth (Fayetteville) & Angel Flesh (Fort Smith)
Black, Brown, and Beige: An Evening of Jazz Poetry/ Fenix Fayetteville 16 W Center St/ 8-10/ $5
This event will feature Ashley M. Jones (Birmingham, AL) and Lawrence Jamal (Fayetteville) with Alisha Pattillo on saxophone, Garrett Jones on bass, and Anthony Ball on drums.
Randall Shreve/ Kings Live Music 1020 Front St /9-11/ $5
One of Arkansas most talented and unique frontmen, Randall Shreve brings his one of a kind “vaudeville” indie rock style to Kings for a special solo performance.