Category archives: Music

The Unexpected Returns to Fort Smith for Third Year

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Over the last three years, Fort Smith has come alive artistically with the Unexpected, a collaboration between 64.6 Downtown and Just Kids, to bring the top names in street art to town. World-famous artists like D*Face, Vhils and Maser have revitalized the forgotten walls of Garrison Avenue with gorgeous works of art that draw inspiration from the region’s f[...]

Arkansas State Fair Announces Concert Lineup

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The 78th Annual Arkansas State Fair will take place from October 12-22. General Manager Ralph Shoptaw said in a news release that the state fair tries to include lots of different musical acts during the event. “We are excited about our headliner concerts this year,” Shoptaw said in the release. “We’re bringing in some great classic rock performers, so[...]

Hot Springs Music Festivals Set for Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend in Hot Springs will contain not one, but two, music festivals, according to a news release. Donít miss the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest and the 21st annual Hot Springs Blues Festival. JazzFest is set for August 31 to September 4. Some JazzFest events are free; for the paid events, tickets may cost up to $35. Concerts and events will [...]

Riverfest Suspended After 40 Years

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Little Rock’s annual music festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, has been suspended, officials say. “We can no longer deliver the experience that Riverfest fans have come to expect,” DeAnna Korte, Riverfest’s executive director, said in a news release. “Rising costs of performers’ fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festiva[...]

Rascal Flatts Rocks the AMP

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If “life is a highway,” we’ll ride it right to Northwest Arkansas next weekend. Rascal Flatts is playing at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion Friday July 21 at a stop on their Rhythm & Roots tour. Their most recent album was released in May, so you’re sure to hear new favorites along with their older hits. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at[...]

Hank Williams Jr. to Play in NWA

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Hold onto your hats. Hank Williams Jr. will play in Northwest Arkansas this weekend. The Grammy Award-winning country artist will bring his show to the Walmart AMP in Rogers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Singer-songwriter Frank Foster will open for Williams. Walmart AMP Public Relations Director Jennifer Wilson said Monday afternoon that tickets were still av[...]

Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon to Play at Verizon Arena

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Two Grammy-nominated acts and a former American Idol contestant will come to North Little Rock later this year, according to a news release. Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells and Gawvi will appear at Verizon Arena Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour, a news release from the venue said. Tickets go on sale June 30 at 10 a[...]

Zac Brown Band to Walmart AMP!

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The Zac Brown Band is bringing its Welcome Home 2017 Tour to the Walmart AMP on Thursday, Sept. 14 as the latest addition to the 2017 Cox Concert Series! Three-time Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artists Zac Brown Band are kicking off their North American tour on May 12, the same day that their fifth full-length album of the same name releases. Every [...]

Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith

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Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith:  Second Movement, 1945-1995 opened on June 30, 2016 with an exhibit opening and volunteer concert featuring local and regional performers, and will remain in place until June 2017 at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Thank you to Fort Smith native and longtime musician, Dave Matthews for invaluable assistan[...]

Luke Bryan to Verizon Arena!

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Luke Bryan, Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day Tour, with special guests Brett Eldredge and Seth Ennis will be at Verizon Arena North Little Rock on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.! Ticket prices: $75 and $49.75 plus applicable service charges. (There is a 6 ticket limit per household) Tickets available[...]