Live Music Lineup: Hall of Fame Concert, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights and More


Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Concert at South on Main, John Moreland at George’s, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights in El Dorado, and more.

Around Little Rock

Wednesday 8/22

Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Concert Night 2/ South On Main – 1304 Main St. / 7:30 / $13.11 advance $15 at the door.

The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame and South on Main are proud to present another night of great music and poetry as seven fabulous Central Arkansas artists come together to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Ramona Smith, Amy Garland Angel, JEM, Stephanie Smittle, Bijoux and Dazz & Brie will be performing. This will be a very special night you don’t want to miss. Get tickets here!

Thursday 8/23

Charlotte Taylor Birthday Jam/ Parrot Beach Café – 9611 MacArthur Dr. NLR / 8 / Free

Come on out to the North side and celebrate the birthday of Central Arkansas Lady of the Blues, Charlotte Taylor. For this special blues jam, Charlotte is bringing along some of her friends: Gil Franklin, Bruce Hurley Johnson, Matt Stone, John Roach and more.  This night is sure to be a fun one as we kick back, relax, maybe get up and dance and listen as these Central Arkansas blues musicians do their thing.

T-Rextasy & Sabine Valley/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 8:30 / $8 / 18 and up

The “dashing dino dames” of New York’s T-Rextasy bring their fun, girl-power, bubblegum glam rock, to Little Rock.  Opening the show will be Little Rock’s own indie, power pop, rock band Sabine Valley.

Friday 8/24

Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $5

A night of sweet harmonies, and classic musicianship from one of Arkansas’ favorite indie rock bands, Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo.

Tiko Brooks/ 109 & Co. – 109 Main St. / 9 / $5

The beaded balladeer returns to 109 & Co. for a night of smooth soul & R&B. Let the worries of the week melt away with one of their famous craft cocktails and the soulful sounds of Tiko Brooks.

Saturday 8/25

Jeff Coleman & The Feeders/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9 / $7.

One of Central Arkansas’ favorite rock bands, Jeff Coleman and The Feeders, release their latest CD, Interstate 0, Saturday at Stickyz. Come on out, enjoy some great local rock & roll and be one of the first to own a copy of this great new CD.

The Big Dam Horns/ White Water Tavern – 7th & Thayer St. / 9:00 / $5

One of Central Arkansas’ favorite party bands, The Big Dam Horns, make their first trip to the legendary White Water for a party you’re not going to want to miss. This 12-piece band will bring your favorite songs from the 1930’s – today.

Sunday 8/26

Ben Nichols/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9:30 / $15

The Arkansas Cinema Society presents a night with Ben Nichols.  Doors will open at 8:30 and tickets will only be available at the door the evening of the show, so get there early! It will sell out FAST as the Lucero front man and Little Rock native makes a hometown solo appearance.

Around Arkansas


Thursday 8/23

John Moreland Duo/ George’s Majestic Lounge – 519 W. Dickson St. / 8 / $15-$18

The Fayetteville Roots Festival is proud to present Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland.

Friday 8/24 – Sunday 8/26 

Free Roots Festival/ Maxine’s Tap Room / 107 N. Block Ave

Maxine’s celebrates its sixth year being a free roots festival venue with some of their favorite Arkansas bands, a Randy Newman tribute and biscuits.

8/24 / 10 pm / Lost John

8/25 / 10pm / Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo

8/26 / 12 noon / Dana Louise and the Three Bees Knees (with brunch by Cathead Biscuits)

8/26 / 5:30 / Randy Newman tribute

Wednesday 8/22-Sunday 8/26

Fayetteville Roots Festival

While most of the main stage events are sold-out, there’s still smaller shows available.

8/22 / Roots at the Record in Bentonville / Mavis Staples and Booker T. Jones /$49

8/25 / The War & Treaty with the Shook Twins / Crystal Bridges / $20

8/26 / Tri Cycle Farms Jamboree / $20.  for tickets and more information


Friday 8/24 – Sunday 8/26

Quantum Flux 6/ Cadron Creek Outfitters – 54 Cargile Ln. / $88.80 advance, $120 at the gate.

The Flux Family is back with their latest weekend-long gathering, with two stages of musical performances, live art, interesting workshops, delicious food, fire dancers and more.  Artists include: Open Fields, Vintage Pistol, Fried Pies, Charlie Askew, The Rios, and many more.  Camping is free but must be reserved online.  For more information, visit

Hot Springs

Friday 8/24

DeFrance and Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts with Greasy Tree / Maxine’s Live 700 Central Ave / 9 / $7

A night of classic Southern rock & roll from Central Arkansas’ DeFrance and Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, joined by Jonesboro’s Greasy Tree.


Saturday 8/25

Lost John/ Bike Rack Brewing Co. – 801 SE 8th St. Unit 61 / 7 / Free

Bike Rack Brewing Co. presents their free summer concert series, Live on the Patio Saturday nights through September, showcasing the best in NEA talent.  On Saturday, they welcome Fayetteville singer-songwriter Lost John for a summer’s evening of great craft brews and great music.


Saturday 8/25

DeFrance/ TC’s Midtown Grill – 1611 E. Oak St. Ste 19 / 9:00

TC’s Midtown is proud to welcome back Central Arkansas classic southern rock n’ roll band, DeFrance.

Saturday 8/25

Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces/ Kings – 1020 Front St. / 9 / $5

Conway, look out as that R&B, funk and Jazz band from New Orleans, Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces return to Kings for a night of great. This music is sure to make you feel good.  Conway’s Joey Fanstar opens.

El Dorado

Thursday 8/23

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights/ Griffin Restaurant – 101 East Locust St. / 8

The Griffin Restaurant’s Thursday Night Live is proud to present Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, from Dallas, Texas.  This nationally recognized rock & roll band formed in 2007 and hasn’t stopped since, opening for many major national acts like Leon Russell, The Black Crows, ZZ Top and more. They’ve played festivals, such as Austin City Limits fest, Wakarusa, SXSW and Bonnaroo.  This will be a show of classic blues rock n’ roll you don’t want to miss.

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