Live Music This Weekend

 

Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene, in Little Rock and beyond. Read on for this weekend’s can’t-miss music events, plus a preview of a new release from an Arkansas artist.

Friday 5/11

Big Silver with Clownvis Presley. 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. $7. White Water Tavern. 2500 W. 7th St. Little Rock. You’ll see local classic rock and roll band Big Silver, fronted by Isaac Alexander and backed by his talented band. Before Big Silver, get ready for Clownvis Presley from America’s Got Talent and other media outlets – his is a show you’ve got to see. clownvismafia.com

An Evening with Keller Williams. Doors 7 p.m., show 8:30. $20. Revolution Music Room. 300 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock. No opening act. This solo show is standing room only and sure to sell out. Fans of The Grateful Dead, Bela Fleck, Wilco, classic rock, reggae, take notice, but if you are then you’re probably already there.

Travis Linville. 10:30 p.m. Four Quarter Bar 415 N. Main St. North Little Rock. Named by the Oklahoma Gazette the “Godfather of modern Oklahoma folk,” Travis is a singer-songwriter, guitar picker not to be missed.

Saturday 5/12

North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Delta Made Festival 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. North Shore River Walk 398 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock. Come join other creatives, scientists and artists in Central Arkansas as we get together to share and inspire. There will be food, music, robots and more. Then stick around for the Delta Made festival another free event with music by Charlotte Taylor, Dazz & Brie and Big Piph.

Tacos and Tianguis. 6 – 8 p.m.Free. The Bernice Garden 1401 Main St. Little Rock. Come join the Central Arkansas Hispanic Community for this family friendly event with delicious food, live music and cultural crafts.

Raiders of the Lost Ark 35th Anniversary Celebration. $38 – $68. Robinson Center 426 West Markham St. Little Rock. Come enjoy this classic film on the big screen with John Williams’ amazing score performed by our own Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

The Creek Rocks. 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Blue Canoe Brewing Warehouse 1637 E. 15th St. Little Rock. Come check out the new Blue Canoe Warehouse and enjoy the folk bluegrass sounds of The Creek Rocks. With their classic Ozark folk tunes and original music with a tasty local brew from Blue Canoe that’s a winning combination.

The Salty Dogs with Cherry Red. 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. The White Water Tavern 2500 W. 7th St. Little Rock. Come enjoy the classic country sounds of Little Rock’s favorite country and western band, The Salty Dogs. Opening the show is the classic rock and blues trio Cherry Red.

Sunday 5/13

ZaZa’s 10th Birthday Bash. 12 – 4 p.m. Free. Zaza Fine Salad and Wood-oven Pizza Co. 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. Little Rock. Come help celebrate the anniversary of one of Central Arkansas’ favorite places to eat. Food and drink with music by Sean Fresh.

Chicago. 7:30 p.m. $50 – $90. Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Come enjoy these classic rock members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends as they come into the Rock for one night only. ticketmaster.com

Around Arkansas

Fayetteville – DeFrance Live at Kingfish – Friday – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Fresh from opening for Bon Jovi at Verizon Arena, these Little Rock classic rockers always put on a crowd-pleasing show. Tickets available.

Conway – The Creek Rocks at King’s – Friday – 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – This duo has made a name for themselves through their classic Ozark folk tunes and original music. Whether you know Cindy through her solo work, Mark through his band Big Smith, or now with their work together this will be a night you’re sure to enjoy. thecreekrocks.com

Rogers – Primus and Mastodon – Saturday – $42 – Arkansas Music Pavilion – The Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers is making a name for itself all over Arkansas for bringing world class musical acts to this venue. The Arkansas rock community is so excited about this show with funk rock legends Primus and 2018 Best Metal Performance Grammy winners Mastodon. Tickets available at waltonartscenter.org.

Dardanelle – Jamey Johnson at The Lion’s Den – Saturday – 8 p.m. – $50 – This event, hosted by the 27th Annual John Daly Golf Classic, benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley and is a BYOB event. Small stadium coolers are allowed, no glass bottles please.

New Release

Rah Howard – Let There Be Light – This Little Rock hip-hop artist has made a name for himself recently through guest appearances with local artist like Big Piph, SeanFresh, Dazz & Brie and The Funkanites, even headlining a few solo shows at the White Water Tavern and South on Main. Finally releasing a work of his own this album combines rap, hip hop, gospel and blues. Motivating himself and us though his rhythm and rhymes, and the sounds of that sweet harmonica. With guest appearances from Big Piph, Osyrus Bolly, Chris James and Phillip Mouton, this is the perfect springtime album to rejuvenate us with our windows down. Check him out at thehowardexperience.com and all your favorite music streaming outlets.

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