Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see Big Piph, Alabama, Ronnie Milsap and more.
Around Little Rock
Chris DeClerk/ Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy – 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. / 5:30-8:30
Central Arkansas singer-songwriter Chris DeClerk comes to Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy for a night of originals and some favorites you know and love.
Cory Branan/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W 7th St. / 9 / $10
A White Water favorite returns for a night of great music. Cory is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Adios. You can expect to hear new songs and some old favorites.
Fourth Friday Comedy Night/ Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee – 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd. Ste A2 / 8-9:30 / $10 ($5 students, first responders, and military with valid ID)
Hosted by Little Rock comedian David Goble, Fourth Friday showcases some of the best comedic talent in the Mid-South. This week, come see Dinah House-Fire, Alex, from Memphis Erik Allgood, and magician Gene Berry with an act equally amazing and hilarious.
Big Piph: The Glow/ CALS Ron Robinson Theater – 100 River Market Ave / 8 / $15
Central Arkansas emcee Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow brings his latest project, “The Glow”: The Universe Shifting One-Man Show by Big Piph to the Ron Robinson Theater. As one fan described the show, “If TED Talks were a hip-hop concert wrapped in an OG Spike Lee narrative.” Piph combines music, humor, storytelling, and visuals for a one-of-a-kind experience sharing the hopes and ambitions of a rhymer.
Brothers Osborne/ Robinson Center – 426 West Markham / 8 / $29.50 tickets at
Country superstar duo Brothers Osborne bring their world tour to Little Rock. Soul and R&B artist Devon Gilfillian opens the show.
Pentagram with Dirty Streets, Brother Dege, and Iron Tongue/ Vino’s Pizza-Pub-Brewery – 923 W 7th St. / 8 / $20, $23 day of show
The buzz around this show, especially around the Central Arkansas metal and rock scene, has been building and finally the show is here as Pentagram, the legendary Doom, hard rock, heavy metal pioneers from D.C., comes to Vinos on their Last Days Here tour joined by Dirty Streets, heavy, soulful, psychedelic rock band from Memphis; Brother Dege, a psychosouthern Delta punk rock band from Lafayette, Louisiana; and Little Rock’s own hard rock/metal band Iron Tongue. Grab your earplugs, ‘cause it’s gonna get loud, but lovers of rock should not miss this show. Get your tickets here.
Kadela/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $7
Time to kick back and relax into the vibe as Arkansas’ own Kadela brings some new tunes of their one-of-a-kind psychedelic electronic dreamrock to Four Quarter
Jeff Coleman/ EJ’s Eats & Drinks – 523 Center St. / 11:30-1:30
One of my favorite weekend brunch spots is EJ’s, and Lost 40 is bringing their Blackberry Bramble brew to the taps while Jeff Coleman is bringing the tunes. Grab your friends, family, or come solo for an afternoon of great food, brews and tunes.
Alabama/ Verizon Arena – 1 Verizon Arena Way / 7 / $59.50-$79.50 tickets
Ladies Night Out/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave. / 8:30 / $15 or 2 for $25 www.arkansaslivemusic.com
One Love Entertainment presents “Ladies Night Out: Spring Break Jam,” a night of R&B, old school and reggae, featuring Tawanna Campbell-Berry, Tim Anthony, Michael Walker, Holly Sharae and Jeron Marshall. It’s ladies night, so grab your girls and hit the dance floor for a Spring Break Saturday night. Get your tickets here.
Rodney Block Collective/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W 7th St. / 9 / $10
The Rodney Block Collective is coming to the White Water for the “State of the World” concert tribute to the one and only Janet Jackson. Come sing-a-long, dance, or just enjoy your favorite Janet Jackson tunes. Joining the Collective is their featured vocalist Bijoux and also two special guests, Allison Victoria and Samone Shantelle.
Saturday Night Salsa Night with Live Music from Son Sin Gnero/ Club 25 – 614 President Clinton Ave. / 9 / $10
Enjoy a special night of live music and dancing with Arkansas’ most versatile Latin band focusing on salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. A one-hour dance lesson kicks off the night and then the live music and dancing goes until 2.
FreeVerse/ Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9:30 / $6
Little Rock’s progressive psychedelic rock, funk, blues, and jazz fusion band FreeVerse is bringing the party to Stickyz. To quote one of their fans, “It’s like the Grateful Dead met Parliament Funkadelic in its green room and had a love child.”
The Salty Dogs/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $7
Drop by the Alabama after party at Four Quarter with Little Rock’s rockin’ country and western band The Salty Dogs. Grab a bite from one of Central Arkansas’ best late night kitchens, a beverage from the bar, and keep the music and the party going.
Lewd Awakening Revue/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9 / $10
Arkansas’ largest burlesque and variety troupe returns to Stickyz for their annual Spring Schwing. A night of laughs, sideshow, and a whole lot of sexy await you with performances by The Siam Fox, Myra Mains, Puss Powerbottom, Caerdwyn Adele, Sukie Pearl, Daddy Fox, Sparky Lugnutz, hosted by Karma Kouture.
MarQuis & Mood/ The Griffin Restaurant – 101 E Locust St. / 8
Thursday Night Live is proud to bring you a night of smooth jazz from Little Rock’s own MarQuis Hunt & Mood.
Piano Extravaganza/ El Dorado Municipal Auditorium – 100 W 8th St. / 7:30
The South Arkansas Symphony welcomes the gold medal winners from the International Wideman Piano Competition as one of the prizes awarded during the competition. 2017 Gold Medalist Wang Yinou and Mei Li from China.
Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo/ Harry’s Downtown – 509 Garrison Ave / 8 / $5
Experience a night of folk rock and soul from Northwest Arkansas’ Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo.
Ronnie Milsap/ Temple Live – 200 N 11th St. / 7:30 / $35-$65 ($5 increase day of)
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap comes to Temple Live for his only Arkansas appearance in support of his latest album The Duets, where he sings his most popular hits with some of the biggest names in music today. Get your tickets here.
Anitra Jay/ Wanderoo Lodge Gravel Bar – 216 W. Van Buren / 7
Come hear a special night of acoustic soul from Houston, Texas singer-songwriter Anitra Jay,
Randall Shreve/ Kings Live Music – 1020 Front St. / 8:30 / $5
The vaudeville indie rock artist from Fayetteville, Randall Shreve comes to Kings for a special Friday night show joined by an acoustic artist from Jacksonville, Crystal Gray.
Hurricane Ruth/ The Big Chill – 910 Higdon Ferry Rd. / 9 / $10 door, $15 reserved seating
The Third Thursday Concert Series presented by Side Hustle Productions and sponsored by The Big Chill, KUHS The Mojo Box and Outlaw Country’s Lost Highway Radio Show welcomes soul and blues powerhouse Hurricane Ruth from St. Louis. Opening the show is Ethan “Lil Skinny” Kuntz Acoustic Blues from Hot Springs.
Chucky Waggs and the Company of Rags/ Maxine’s Live – 700 Central Ave. / 9
This multi-instrumentalist from Eureka Springs brings his mix of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo, along with his band The Company of Rags for a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ good time.
Mountain Sprout/ George’s Majestic Lounge – 519 Dickson St. / 9 / $10
Those wild men from the hills of Arkansas are coming to George’s for a night of great music. Get your tickets here.