AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the Rachel Ammons, Paul Cauthen, Rev. Sekou and more.
Around Little Rock
SeanFresh / South on Main 1304 Main St./ 9:00/ $10 advance, $15 at the door
This is a birthday party not to be missed as local R&B and soul man SeanFresh celebrates Fresh Forever, and he’s bringing a crew of all-star friends, including Rodney Block, Dee Dee Jones, Dayvsn, Alexis Ray Parker, Rah Howard, Duke Stigall and DJ Nick Hud, to help in the celebration.
Rachel Ammons / White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St./ 9:30-12/
Delta Blues multi-instrumentalist Rachel Ammons (Tyrannosaurus Chicken and The Ben Miller Band) celebrates the release of her first solo EP “No Man Band.” Come be the first to hear it and own this one-of-a-kind CD from this singular Arkansas artist.
Mississippi Mass Choir/ UA-Pulaski Tech: Center for Humanities and Arts 3000 West Scenic Drive, NLR/ 7:30-9:30/ $35-$55 reserved seats $20 standing room only
Prepare to be moved like never before as the 75 voices of the Grammy Award-winning, Soul Train Music Award winning, Billboard Magazine 3-time Gospel Artist of the Year, The Mississippi Mass Choir brings the gospel with power and soul.
Paul Cauthen/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave/ 8:30/ $14.50
This is headed toward a sold out show! Texas troubadour Paul Cauthen, nicknamed Big Velvet for his smooth baritone voice, comes to Stickyz in support of his latest album “Room 41,” an album that blends old school country, soul, 70’s funk, and gospel. Cauthen has been dubbed “one of the most fascinating and eccentric, new voices in country music,” by Rolling Stone, and “a sound like the Highwaymen all rolled into one.” by Texas Monthly.
Moonshine Mafia/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/ $7
A Southern rock/blues/roots rock band from Hot Springs. Moonshine Mafia is kicking off 2020 with new music, a new band, and more attitude.
SYNRG/ The Library Kitchen & Lounge 313 President Clinton Ave/ 10-2/ $10
Come dance the night away at the newest hot spot in the River Market, The Library, wit Little Rock’s SYNRG bringing you the best in R&B, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, blues, rock, Top 40 and more.
Rev. Sekou/ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way/ 7-9/ Free
Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician Rev. Sekou brings his band to rally the people to participate and vote as we get closer to the Arkansas Primary. Raised in the rural Arkansas Delta he brings a unique combination of Delta blues, Memphis soul, 70’s funk, and gospel.
Friday 2/28 & Saturday 2/29
Dino D. & The D. Train/ Silk’s Bar & Grill, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, 2705 Central Ave./ 10-2
After a day at the races head over to Silk’s bar and grill to dance the night away with the Dino D & The D. Train as they play your favorite R&B, soul, rock and pop hits.
Randall Shreve / Kings Live Music 1020 Front St./ 9-11:30/ $5
Enjoy some vaudeville indie rock from Fayetteville’s Randall Shreve.
Sounds of Blue, An Interactive Delta Blues Experience/ Freedom and Blues Art Exhibit at the UAPB Business Support Incubator, 615 Main St./ 1-5/ Free
The Port City Blues Society will host “Sounds of Blue,” a free interactive blues experience for all ages. The featured musicians include Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright, Carla Robinson, Bluesboy Jag. Sounds of Blue will be an afternoon of live music, artist meet and greets, cigar box guitar making demo, blues jam session, blues discussion, Delta blues history, and more.