Live Music Lineup: The Last Waltz, Charlotte Taylor and More

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Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see the Last Waltz, Charlotte Taylor and more.

Around Little Rock

Thursday 11/15

2018 Truth Teller Reception/ Darragh Center Auditorium – 100 Rock St / 5:30 / $35

This reception supports the work of the Arkansas Community Institute as they bring low-income Arkansans together in the fight for renters’ rights, health care for all, living wages, and a just society.  Tonight they are proud to present Elizabeth Eckfort with their 2018 Truth Teller Award for her bravery in 1957 and her continued life’s work for social justice.  Call 501-376-7151 for more information.

John Paul White/ South on Main – 1304 Main St / 7:30 – $30 General Admission, $34 Reserved, $36 Premium Reserved.

The Oxford American is proud to welcome Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from Florence, Alabama, John Paul White, to the South on Main stage as a part of their 2018/19 concert series as he features songs from his latest album, Beulah. Get your tickets here

Jason Boland and the Stragglers with Cody Canada and The Departed/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave. / 7:30 / $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Red Dirt Country doesn’t get much better than these two bands.  Jason Boland and the Stragglers have been hammering away at their craft for almost 20 years, selling out venues, including the Rev Room and commanding stages across the US.  Tonight, they bring their latest release Squelch to the Rock. Opening the show is another Rev Room favorite, Cody Canada and the Departed and local singer-songwriter Mark Currey.  Get your tickets here or call 1-800-239-5949.

Friday 11/16

Sounds of Unity with Treva Blomquist/ Unity of LR – 2610 Reservoir Rd. / 7 / $10

This monthly night of music has become a favorite of the Little Rock singer-songwriter community. Tonight, Arkansas Country Music Award nominee Ten Penny Gypsy welcomes Kerrville Folk Festival finalist and Nashville recording artist, Treva Blomquist.

The Last Waltz Screening/ CALS Ron Robinson Theater – 100 River Market Ave / 7 / $5

A holiday staple of mine from my favorite band.  On Thanksgiving 1976, The Band gave their farewell concert at San Francisco’s Winterland ballroom and invited some of their famous friends along for what Rolling Stonecalls “one of the most important cultural events of the last two decades.” They called it The Last Waltz and Martin Scorsese films it like only he can. Whether it’s your first time or your 101th time to see it, you won’t want to miss this showing on CALS state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and Dolby 7.1 surround audio.

Arkansauce with The Rad Trads/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave. / 8:30 / $8 advance, $10 day of show.

One of Northwest Arkansas favorite bands, Arkansauce come to the Rock for a night of their unique stye of folk, Americana, and bluegrass. Joining Arkansauce for this night of great music is the indie soul and rock & roll of The Rad Trads from Brooklyn, NY. Get your tickets here.

Charlotte Taylor/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 9 / $8 advance, $10 door

Little Rock’s Lady of the Blues, Charlotte Taylor, brings her classic blues sound to the South on Main stage for a night of great music, food, drinks, and friends. Get your tickets here.

Micky and the Motorcars with Jeff Coleman and the Feeders / Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9 / $10 advance/ $12 day of show.

A favorite of Stickyz returns.  Micky and the Motorcars deliver classic Americana from Austin, Texas.  Opening the show is one of Central Arkansas’ favorite rock & roll bands, Jeff Coleman and the Feeders. Get your tickets here.

Vibez at 109/ 109 & Co. – 109 Main St. / 9/  $5

Grab your crew and come out and Vibe at 109 with Victoria Vibez, Tim Anthony and Roosevelt Harris. It’s sure kick your weekend off right.

Zigtebra and Dazz & Brie/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 9 / $7

It’s Friday night, and it’s time to grab your friends and hit the dance floor with bright and spooky lo-fi indie pop from Chicago IL, Zigtebra. Opening the show and sure to get the dance floor good and warm is Little Rock’s own rock & soul powerhouse duo Dazz & Brie.  This show is going to be fun.

Saturday 11/17

Songs from The Last Waltz/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9 / $10

A benefit for community radio station KABF 88.3 presents a “who’s who” of Central Arkansas music artists who are joining forces for this unforgettable show paying tribute to The Band and their last concert from Thanksgiving night 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The Last Waltz.  Artists include:  Amy Garland, The Salty Dogs, Gil Franklin, Charlotte Taylor, Mark Curry, Trey Johnson, and many more for a night of great music for a great cause.

Sunday 11/18

Dance Monkey Dance/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 8 / Free

Doug Dicharry and his one-man-band, Dance Monkey Dance, return to Four Quarter for a free Sunday night show.  Grab some pork nachos, veggie hash, one of their classic burgers, or anything else off their delicious menu, get a beverage from the bar and sit back and relax as Doug puts on a show like only he can do.

Around Arkansas


Friday 11/16

Trey Johnson & Jason Wilmon / Kings Live Music – 1020 Front St. / 8:30 / $5

Feel good blues and rock & roll favorites from one of Central Arkansas’ best.  Opening the show is Little Rock indie rock band, Do it, Henry.

Hot Springs

Friday 11/16

DeFrance / Grateful Head Pizza and Beer Garden –100 Exchange St. / 8

One of the hardest working classic rock bands in Arkansas comes to the Spa City for what the guys are calling their “NewGrass/Bluegrass” set.  Be one of the first to see it here.

Saturday 11/17

Zigtebra with Ginsu Wives & Way Away/ Maxine’s Live – 700 Central Ave / 9 / $5

Can’t make the show in NLR Friday night? Never fear, Zigtebra, from Chicago IL, will bring their bright and spooky lo-fi indie pop to Maxine’s.  Joining them is the band Ginsu Wives, “bringing the heat to your body and feet,” and “Rocking dudes with attitudes,” Way Away


Saturday 11/17

DeFrance/ Cregeen’s Downtown – 201 South Main / 9

If you can’t make it to Hot Springs, those road warriors DeFrance are bringing their rock & roll to you at Cregeen’s in Jonesboro.


Friday 11/16

Lou Dog “A Tribute to Sublime”/ Meteor Guitar Gallery –128 W. Central Ave / 9 /$10 advance, $15 day of show, 7:30 entry; VIP $15 advance, $20 day of show, 7 p.m. entry.

What a great way to warm up these cold nights than with a musical trip to Southern California, Lou Dog returns to Meteor Guitar Gallery to preform all your favorites from the late-great Sublime.  Get your tickets here.

El Dorado

Friday 11/18

Reza: Edge of Illusion/ Murphy Arts District – 100 West Cedar, Suite A / 8 / $25-$45 advance ,$35-$55 day of show, Children $12

World-renown illusionist Reza brings his highly sought-after tour to the Murphy Arts District for one memorable performance. Get your tickets here or call 1-877-940-3334.

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