AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see the Zak Brown Band the Spa City Rocktober Music Festival and more.
Around Little Rock
Funkanites 70’s Soul Cover-UP/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St. / 9:00/ $10
Arkansas’ favorite eight-piece Afrobeat, soul, and funk ensemble, the mighty Funkanites are bringing the costumes to their music as they “Cover-Up” a night of hits from the 70’s from artists including Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and more. To cover these hits, you need a powerhouse vocalist, so they’re bringing the soul diva herself, Bijoux, to do what only she can do.
Butterfly & Irie Soul/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 9:30-12:30/ $7
This will be a night of old school R&B and reggae with Arkansas’ own, by way of New Orleans, Butterfly.
The Crystal Ball-Halloween Dance Party/ EJ’s Eats and Drinks/ 523 Center St./ 9-12
Come in costume or come as you are for a spooky good time with everyone’s favorite mermaid sisters from outer space the Daughters of Triton (DOT), and Ambient Experimental artist Princeaus. DJ IKE will kick things off and keep the party going into the night.
Billy Jeter/ South on Main 1304 Main St. /9-10:30/ $7 advance $10 door
Arkansas Delta folk singer-songwriter Billy Jeter pulls from his Delta roots, Ozark Mountain family background, and life in his part-time home of Colorado for his eclectic mix that is sure to please.
The Salty Dogs/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1
Central Arkansas’ favorite country foursome returns to Four Quarter for a feel-good Friday night.
Festival of Darkness: Nighty Night 2019 Release Party /Lost Forty Brewing 501 Byrd St. / 5-9/ $20 advance $25 day of
Lost Forty’s most anticipated and most limited barrel aged beer, the 2019 batch of Nighty Night Imperial Stout, returns in this celebration of dark beer. To join in the celebration, they’ve invited 25-plus local and regional breweries to pour samples in the dark beer garden, food trucks including El Sur Street Food Co., Count Porkula, & Pat’s Kitchen, the annual zombie lumberjack costume contest, and entertainment from Dazz & Brie and Big Piph. So throw on your plaid shirts, grab your chainsaws, axes, and boots, paint up your best post-zombie-apocalypse look (makeup artist will be on hand to help) and join in the fun. The darkness won’t last for long.
Hell Camino Album & Beer release party/ Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. 822 E 6th St. / 7
Little Rock metal band Hell Camino celebrates the release of their third album “Jaws of the Ouachitas’” which they will be performing in its entirety. To celebrate Rebel Kettle brings you “Hell Camino Chipotle Porter.” Come be the first to hear this new album and enjoy this new brew. Local music + local brews = A great time.
The Mister Morphis Freak Show/ Cregeen’s Irish Pub 301 Main St. NLR / 9-11
Little Rock’s funky one-man band Mister Morphis brings you a night of original music and comedy for all you ghouls and gals to enjoy.
Travis Linville/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St./ 8:30
Oklahoma singer, songwriter and guitar man, Travis Linville makes his much anticipated return to the White Water. Come see why theOklahoma Gazetterightly calls him a “godfather of modern Oklahoma folk” whose success helped open the doors for so many from his home state.
Downtown on the Farm / Downtown River Market/ 12-6/ Free
Arkansas Rice and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership are proud to bring a family friendly agricultural experience to the heart of downtown Little rock. This free and fun festival features entertainment from Adam Hambrick, Bonnie Montgomery, The Going Jessies, and Rodney Block, as well as food trucks, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, beer garden, rice dig, tractors, and more.
The Zac Brown Band/ Walmart AMP 5079 W Northgate Rd/ 7:00/ $39.50-98.50 www.walmartamp.com
The multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band brings The Owl tour to the AMP. Opening the show are Americana favorites Lucas Nelson and Promise of the Real.
Irie Lions/ West & Watson 326 N West Ave. Ste 4/ 9-12/ Free
Enjoy a night of pre-Halloween fun with local reggae favorites The Irie Lions.
Isaac McClung/ Griffin Restaurant 101 E. Locust St./ 8-10 / Free
Singer-songwriter Isaac McClung, from Stillwater, Okla., brings his soulful folk blues to the Griffin for a free Friday night show.
Vintage Pistol / Harry’s Downtown 509 Garrison Ave. / 9-2/ $10
This five-piece roots-rock band from Fayetteville is heading down to Fort Smith.
Trey Johnson/ Kings Live Music 1020 Front St. /9-11/ $5
Come check out these one-of-a-kind feel-good rockin’ blues.
2019 Spa City Rocktober Music Festival/ Hot Springs Farmers Market 121 Orange St./ 3-10/ $10, kids 12 and under are free
This is a day of food, drinks, and family fun with music from Wes Jeans & Seth Freeman, DeFrance, Lil’ Skinny Band, Recognizer, Soulstus, Crash Medows, McCuin, Hooker Red, No Fronts, and Exit From Dark.
Becky Buller Band/ Ozark Folk Center State Park 1032 Park Ave./ 7-9/ $19.50 + 1.97 (all day pass 2-9) $12.00 +1.60 (evening concert)
Come listen to some award-winning bluegrass and roots music from The Becky Buller Band.
Illusionaut / Basin Park /3-5/ Free
The Zombies take over historic Basin Park for the 2019 Zombie Crawl and to help move you around the park, the haunted and dreamy space rock of Illusionaut.
Zakk & Big Papa Binns/ Central Hub 104 N Washington/ 8:00/ Free
Zakk and Big Papa Binns are bringing you a night of dirty Delta blues.