Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt and more.
Around Little Rock
Heart & Soul: Trey Johnson/ South on Main– 1304 Main St. / 5-10
For seated reservations, there’ll be a tasting menu of three courses for $55 and includes your ticket to the show. For those just there for the show, it’s first come, first serve and a cover of $10 for the feel good rockin’ blues of Trey Johnson. For reservations, call 501-244-9660.
Cirque d’ Amour/ Sway– 412 Louisiana St. / 8:30 / $25
Local performers from Arkansas Circus Arts perform alongside local burlesque talent and drag performers for an evening of sensual cabaret style entertainment. VIP tickets available here.
Brasil Guitar Duo/ Christ Episcopal Church – 509 Scott St. / 7:30 / $25
Winner of the Concert Guild International competition Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora have formed their own innovative sound over their 20-year relationship that blends traditional and Brazilian works. This concert is made possible through a collaboration with UALR and the AR Arts Council.
A night of Valentine’s soul sure to light that fire for the couples. Who knows what new couples that might meet after this event? Singers and musicians include Victoria Vibez, Damen Tolbert, Faron Rashelle, Brae Leni & The Blackout.
Micah Schnabel, Grayson Shelton, Michael Leonard Whitham / Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR /
A night for the lovelorn as these three singer-songwriters take the stage with their songs of love and loss. Micah Schnabel from Two Cow Garage, Grayson Shelton from War Chief, and Michael Leonard Witham will perform.
Valentine’s Blues with Boxwine and Buddy Flett/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W 7th St. / 8:30
A blues/ R&B Grammy-nominated musician from Shreveport who has written songs for such artists as John Mayall, and Percy Sledge, Buddy Flett comes to the White Water for a special Thursday night show opened by the Quapaw Quartet (Boxwine) led by Little Rock’s own Jason Weinheimer. Joe McMahan from Nashville, and Chuck Dodson and Dave Hoffpauir.
Charlotte Taylor/ Copper Grill – 300 E 3rd St. / 5:30
Little Rock’s Lady of the Blues performs a happy hour show at Copper Grill Friday afternoon to melt the worries of the week away. Hopefully it will be nice enough to be on the patio
Sounds of Unity with Adrine Allyn / Unity of LR – 2610 Reservoir Rd. / 6:30 / $10
Singer-songwriter Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy have something special with their once-a-month Friday singer-songwriter night. Tonight they welcome Adriane Allyn to the Unity stage.
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt/ Verizon Arena – 1 Verizon Arena Way NLR / 7:30 / $66-$100
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to Central Arkansas for a once-in-a-lifetime show. Get your tickets here.
Dazz & Brie, Bell Camino/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9 / $10
A night to let loose and let your hair down as two of Central Arkansas’ purveyors of soul come to the Tavern. The rock & soul duo of Dazz & Brie and the modern soul of Bell Camino.
Savage Friday/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave. / 9 / $10-$20
Lovers of soul and R&B, get ready to party as we celebrate the birthday of Central Arkansas’ own Keith Savage of the On Call Band, the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz, singer for many Drummerboy Infinity shows, and so much more. This will be a special night as a who’s who of the soul & R&B community of Central Arkansas come out to celebrate. You’re likely to see Genine LaTrice Perez, Dee Dee Jones, Haywood King, Jeron Marshall-Isbell, Nicky Parrish, Tawanna Campbell-Berry, Davison Davison, Kami Renee, Katrice Newbill , Butterfly. Crissy P, and more. Get your tickets here.
Soul for Real: All R&B Party/ 109 & Co. – 109 Main St. / 9 / $10 early, $15 later
If you’re looking for a night to kick back and chill to some of the best in R&B and soul, leave it to these two DJs (DJ Monkey and the one and only DJ Nick Hud.) Grab a craft cocktail from the bar, find a spot on the comfy couch and relax.
Galentines Dance Party with Bijoux/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 10 / $10 advance, $15 at the door
Ladies, grab your girls, and I guess the guys can come too, for this Valentines/Galentines dance party with Central Arkansas’ soul diva Bijoux. Let loose on the dance floor as Bijoux and her band lead you through some of your favorite soul, R&B, and pop hits. Get your tickets here.
Big Dam Horns/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $7
Central Arkansas’ favorite party band will bring the noise to Four Quarter Bar for a night of your favorite party songs from yesterday and today done in their own unique style with a mix of a New Orleans brass band and an alternative rock band.
Onliest not Lonliest: Solo Sets with Joshua Asante and Guest/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 9 / $7 advance, $10 at the door
Come celebrate Valentine’s weekend with four of Central Arkansas’ most talented and unique musicians: Joshua Asante, Yuni Wa, Rah Howard, and SA Solo Act. (Flying solo never felt so good). Get your tickets here.
Casey Donahew with Trey Stevens/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave / 9:00 / $20 advance, $25 day of show
SELL OUT ALERT! Red dirt county artist Casey Donahew returns to the Rev Room for a special Saturday night show with country singer-songwriter Trey Stevens from Glen Rose, Arkansas opening the show. Get your tickets here.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram/ Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave / 9 / $10 advance, $13 day of show
DON’T MISS THIS SHOW! Those who have seen him (myself included) ask the same question Rolling Stonerecently asked, “Is Christone “Kingfish”Ingram, this 20 yr old from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the future of the blues?” Come out Saturday night and hear for yourself.
Addictive Love with Rodney Block/ Zin Wine Bar – 11121 North Rodney Parham Ste 12-A / 9
Join the Rodney Block Collective, Bijoux, and guests for a night of smooth jazz and R&B, featuring the music of BeBe & CeCe Winans to keep that Valentine’s weekend going. For reservations, call 501-442-0649.
Slobberbone and Mulehead/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9
Rock and roll doesn’t get any truer than these two bands – Slobberbone from Denton, Texas, and from Little Rock – Mulehead.
The Cleverlys with Runaway Planet/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $20 presale
SELL OUT ALERT! Grass Hip-Hop fusion or as the New York Timesput it “If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be The Cleverlys.” Opening the show is the classic Central Arkansas bluegrass of Runaway Planet. Get your tickets here.
Dwight Yoakam/ Verizon Arena – 1 Verizon Arena Way NLR / 8 / $49.75- $89.75
“Guitars, Cadillacs, & hillbilly music” comes to the Rock with the one and only Dwight Yoakam. Get your tickets here.
Arkansauce/ Harry’s Downtown – 509 Garrison Ave / 9 / $10
Genre hopping folk, Americana, bluegrass band from northwest Arkansas.
Coheed and Cambria with Foxing/ Temple Live – 200 N. 11th St. / 7 / $27-$28 www.ticketmaster.com
Metal alt-rock band Coheed and Cambria come to Temple Live for a special Saturday night show. Opening the show is Foxing, an alt-rock band from St. Louis, MO.
Eureka Music Revival / Wanderoo Lodge – 216 W. Van Buren / 7
Acoustic rockabilly duo will bring their sweet sound to the Wanderoo Lodge.
Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings/ George’s Majestic Lounge / 8 / $12
For their first performance of 2019, Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings bring their special blend of soul, blues, jazz. gospel, country, swing, and traditional mountain music into a sound all their own.
Arkansauce/ Kings Live Music – 1020 Front St. / 8:30 / $5
Come see this genre hopping folk, Americana, bluegrass band from northwest Arkansas. Opening the show is acoustic singer-songwriter Dave Almond.
TC’s 6-Year Anniversary with DeFrance/ TC’s Midtown Grill – 1611 Oak St. Ste 19 / 9
Come celebrate six years of good times and more good times to come at Conway’s TC’s Midtown Grill with the classic rock & roll of Central Arkansas’ own DeFrance.
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt / First Financial Music Hall – 101 East Locust St. / 8 / $60 – $115 www.eldomad.com
Two of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters are coming to El Dorado for a special Sunday night stop at the First Financial Music Hall at the Griffin.
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