AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Alabama, Pallbearer and more.

Around Little Rock

Thursday 7/11

Grayson Shelton & Chris DeClerk/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR / 8-12 / Free

Independence Brewing Company (Austin, TX) is in town to do a special tapping event and they’ve invited local singer-songwriters Grayson Shelton and Chris DeClerk to join in the fun. Grab one of their tasty brews and sit back and enjoy some great music.

Punch Line Primetime Comedy Showcase/ The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse 301 Main St. #102 NLR/ 8-10/$15

This monthly comedy showcase welcomes headliner and local comedian, Jay Jackson; featured comic from Los Angeles,Kayla Esmond; and opening sets from Zane Lovelady, Lucas Smith and JP Ford.

Friday 7/12

2nd Friday Art Night at HAM/ Historic Arkansas Museum 200 E. 3rd St. / 5-8/ Free

Come out for the opening reception of the latest exhibit “Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts.” with music by folk/Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy, and beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing.

Bow Wow Luau/ Bark Bar 1201 South Spring St. / 5-10

Grab your favorite tiki shirt, your furry friend (and their current shot records) and come to the Bow Wow Luau.  A night of tiki drinks, food from Low Ivy food truck, selfie station, food specials, and a prize for the best person/dog luau attire. more info and do fill out info in advance  

Rob Moore/ Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd/ 7-10

A mid-summer night jam as Mojo Depot front man and half of Mojo Duo, Rob Moore helps you unwind with some acoustic jams.

Collin Littlejohn/ 109 & Co. 109 Main St/ 8-10

Collin Littlejohn is a Memphis blues artist, now residing in Northwest Arkansas, and is bringing his solo show to 109 & Co.

Read Southall Band/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave./ 8:30-11:30/ $12 advance $15 day of show

Red Dirt/Southern Rock & Roll from Stillwater Oklahoma, the Read Southall Band is sure to bring a good time to the Chicken Shack. Get your tickets here.

The Schwag/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 9-12/ $12 advance $15 at the door

The legendary Grateful Dead Experience from St. Louis,The Schwag puts on an unforgettable show “keeping the music and vibes alive.” Get your tickets here.

SeanFresh, BJ Soule and Ashley Evans/ South on Main 1304 Main St/ 9-12 / $10 advance $15 at the door

Keep that SoMa After Dark energy going with SeanFresh and friends as they bring those feel good R&B Vibes to South on Main. Get your tickets here.

White Mansion & Illusionaut/ Vino’s Pizza-Pub Brewery 923 W 7th St./ 9-12/ $8

Two of Arkansas most exciting and up-and-coming Alternative bands join forces for one great show. From Fayetteville the Dark Wave of White Mansion and from Little Rock the progressive post-punk of Illusionaut.

Urban Pioneers with Big Red Flag/ Four Quarter Bar 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/ $7

Hillbilly swing from Albany, Texas combining elements of country, western, Americana, bluegrass, and old time folk.  Opening the show is Little Rock’s own modern day purveyors of Ragtime Gypsy Grass, Big Red Flag.

Saturday 7/13

Pop-Up Zine: Little Rock/ South on Main 1304 Main St./ 4:30-6:30/ $7

Pop-Up Zine: Little Rock is bringing together writers, photographers, filmmakers, artist, and radio producers together for an afternoon of true story telling.  Think of it as a live magazine.  The event starts off at 4:30 with music by Isaac Alexander and at 5:30, the show begins with contributions from local writer Fredrick McKindra, photographer Don House, KUAF’s Katy Henriksen, filmmaker Mark Thiedeman, writer Meosha Howard, writer Graham Gordy, and editor Revekah Hall. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event sure to inspire the creative in all of us.

Around Arkansas

El Dorado

Thursday 7/11

The Legendary Pacers/ Griffin Restaurant 101 East Locust St./ 8-10 / $5

Thursday Night Live welcomes those legendary Arkansas rockabilly boys, the Legendary Pacers, who have been honored by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Hot Springs Walk of Fame, Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Arkansas Governors Award, Rock & Soul Museum Memphis, Arkansas Travelers Award and the Sonny Payne Blues Award. With hits from Sun Records including “Red Headed Woman,” and the wild “We Wanna Boogie,” this is a show rock n’ roll lovers don’t want to miss.


Thursday 7/11

The Schwag / Cregeen’s Downtown 201 S. Main/ 9-1/$10

The legendary Grateful Dead Experience from St. Louis, the Schwag comes to Cregeen’s for a groovy Thursday night.  “Keeping the music and vibes alive”


Friday 7/12

Alabama/ Arkansas Music Pavilion 5079 W. Northgate Rd. / 7:00/ $45-$139.50 www.walmartamp.com

Country music superstars Alabama are coming to the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Celebration of their 50th Anniversary.  John Anderson and Exile open the show.


Friday 7/12

Runaway Planet & Rachel Ammons/ Kings Live Music 1020 Front St./ 8:30-12/ $5

2019 Arkansas Country Music Award winners for Best Bluegrass Band, Central Arkansas’ Runaway Planet is coming to Kings joined by their friend, multi-instrumentalist, Rachel Ammons.

Fort Smith

Friday 7/11

DeFrance & Follow the Buzzards/ Harry’s Downtown 509 Garrison St./ 9-12/ $5

Arkansas classic rock road warriors DeFrance bring that feel good rock & roll to Harry’s joined tonight by Follow the Buzzards, a four piece rock band from Tulsa with covers of your favorite classic rock songs and some originals.

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