Live Music Lineup: St. Patrick’s Day Edition


Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see the Valley of the Vapors Festival, the Creek Rocks and more.

Around Little Rock

Thursday 3/14

Soul Funk Jazz Thursdays/ 109 & Co. – 109 Main St. / 6-11:30 / $5 or free with RSVP

ViBE events is bringing a special Thursday vibe to Main St. Grab your friends, a date, or go solo and find a comfy spot on the couch or at the bar and enjoy a relaxing night listing to some great soul, funk and jazz. While you’re there, enjoy a tasty drink special and $5 appetizer special.. Get your tickets here.

Jason Lee Hale

Jason Lee Hale / Central Arkansas Library System: Roosevelt Thompson – 38 Rahling Cir. / 6:30 -7:30 / Free

Central Arkansas singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Lee Hale is coming to CALS Sounds in the Stacks community concert series for an hour of country and rock originals and covers

Poetry Night/ Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee – 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd Ste A2 / 6:30-8:30 / Free

Guillermo’s monthly poetry night is something special in the Central Arkansas literary community. Previously hosted by the late NLR poet Karen Hayes now hosted by Jasmine Jobe, the night features two sets of open mic with a featured set by local poets Paula Martin and Tiffany Michelle. Grab one of their fresh ground beverages, local beer, glass of wine, and a snack and sit back and enjoy a night of great Arkansas poetry.

Dogtown Comedy Showcase/ The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse – 310 Main St. #102 / 8-9:30 / Pay what you can

Come see a night of drink specials and laughs from six Arkansas comedians: Jack Wilks & Molley, David Bair, Moriah Childs, Zane Lovelady, & Carter Ashton-Fabre Bryant. It is hosted by Central Arkansas comedian Brett R. Ihler.

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, and Bill Stewart Trio/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 8-10 / $30-$46

The Oxford American welcomes Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, & Bill Stewart Trio to Little Rock for their fifth and final show in their 2018-19 Jazz Series.   Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades.  Drawing mainly on jazz standards and a few original pieces, they re-imagine the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. Get your tickets here.

Friday 3/15

Musical Connection Vol. 2/ Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee – 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd. Ste A2 / 7:30-10:30 / $5

Witness a night of musical collaboration from members of some of Central Arkansas’ most unique bands The Mad Deadly, Won Run, Deep Sequence, and solo artist Isaac Helgestad, and guitarist Bobby Loyd.  Each Vol. is unique so it’s a can’t-miss event. Jonathan DerGazarian from Deep Sequence will host.

Tiffany Lee

Tiffany Lee/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 9-10:30 / $9 advance, $12 day of show

Little Rock indie-pop singer-songwriter Tiffany Lee returns to the South on Main stage for a night of smoky pop vibes and strong sobering lyrics from her 2016 EP release Jailbirdand now as she evolves into a more progressive and current pop sound. Get your tickets here.

The Big Dam Horns/ Revolution Music Room – 300 President Clinton Ave. / 9 / $8

Central Arkansas’ favorite horn-infused party band comes to the Rev Room for a night sure to keep ya movin’ and groovin’ on the dance floor as they play your favorite rock, soul, blues, pop and R&B hits from yesterday and today.

The Creek Rocks/ The White Water Tavern – 2500 W 7th St. / 9 / $7

Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu are The Creek Rocks from Springfield, MO., an Ozark folk music band that plays both traditional and original songs.  Their debut album Wolf Hunter is a collection of Ozark folk songs from the collections of folklorist John Quincy Wolf and Max Hunter.  Cindy has three solo albums of her singer-songwriter work, and Mark has one solo album along with his previous work with his first band Big Smith.

Stifft Beat & Sabine Valley/ Vino’s – 923 W.7th St. / 7 / $7

Enjoy a great night of Little Rock garage rock with beat punk of Stifft Beat and the alt rock of Sabine Valley

Cash’d Out/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $13 advance, $15 day of show

This San Diego tribute band channels The Man in Black and gets you so close to the original that critics have called Cash’d Out “next best thing to Johnny Cash.” Thegroup has won six San Diego Music Awards for best tribute band and is the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page Bill Miller of puts it best when he says, “Some people are impressionist. These guys leave an impression.” This is a show lovers of classic rock and classic country should not miss.  Central Arkansas rockabilly, country rock & blues band The P-47s will kick the show into gear. Get your tickets here.

Saturday 3/16

Poetry out Loud/ Argenta Community Theater – 405 Main St. NLR / 10 am – 4 pm

19 Arkansas schools will compete in the state’s Poetry Out Loud competition for a spot to represent Arkansas at the national competition in Washington D.C. Come watch these talented students perform their work for the chance to win a $200 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to D.C., a $500 cash stipend for their school to purchase poetry materials, and the opportunity to compete in the 2019 finals for the title of National Champion and a $20,000 prize. Hosted by the Arkansas Arts Council and Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Cregeen’s St. Paddy’s Parade Blowout/ Cregeen’s Irish Pub – 301 Main St. NLR / 10

Grab a pint and a spot on the patio (starts at 1 p.m.) to watch the parade, then come inside for some great live music from Brian Nahlen & Jason Lee Hale from 2-5 and Paul Morphis’ one-man-band from 8-11.

The Creek Rocks

First Annual Rail Yard Food Truck Party/ The Rail Yard – 1212 East 6th St. / 11am – 9pm

Come celebrate the upcoming spring with some great food, brew, crafts, and music at The Rail Yard’s first annual food truck party.  Participating food trucks include Adobo To Go, Count Porkula, Delta Biscuit Company, Food from the Heart, Katmandu MOMO, Low Ivy Catering, and Nach’yo Nachos. Local beers that will be represented include Flyway, Lost Forty, Rebel Kettle and Diamond Bear.  Vendors include Bang-up Betty, Crying Weasel Vintage, and jewelry from Susan Strauss.  Music includes Sarah Hastings at 12 pm, Trey Pendley at 12:50, Michelle Levy at 1:40, an open mic time at 2:30, Leta Joyner Band at 3:20, Seidswipe at 4:20, DadBod at 5:30, and The Buh Jones Band at 7:00.

Dugan’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party/ Dugan’s Pub – 401 E. 3rd / 1

The parade starts at 1 p.m in NLR and ends at Dugan’s – after the parade, the McCafferty & O’Donnovan Schools of Irish dance will perform, while Cosmocean and The Dead Celts Society will play the Bushmills stage outside. Penguin Dilemma and Luke Johnson play the Guinness stage inside. Enjoy $6 beer outside, burgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches, and drink specials all day.

Bluesboy Jag/ Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy – 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. / 6-9

Come out to the newest hangout in the Heights for a night of rock, blues, and country from Bluesboy Jag.

Fassler Hall’s St. Paddy’s Day/ Fassler Hall – 311 E Capitol Ave

Festivities start 6 p.m. with holiday drafts and Henna Roso from Tulsa, Okla. The jams start at 9 p.m. with a $3 cover or free with a canned good donation.

The Van Sock Drive Featuring The Mad Deadly, Dazz & Brie, Won Run/ Vino’s Pizza Pub Brewery – 923 W. 7thSt. / $7 cover and a pair of new socks.

As the seasons change and the rains come and go, let’s remember our neighbors who might not have clean/dry pair of socks with a sock drive. Bring $7 and a pair or pairs of socks, grab a slice of pizza and a brew, and enjoy music from three great Central Arkansas Bands.  You’ll hear the jazz, blues, hip/hop, indie-rock of Won Run, the rock & soul of Dazz & Brie, and the instrumental dance rock of The Mad Deadly.

Grace Stormont

Charlotte Taylor & Grace Stormont/ South on Main– 1304 Main St. / 9-11 / $8 advance $10 day of show

Central Arkansas’ Lady of the Blues, Charlotte Taylor, joins forces with Mountain View favorite roots, folk, jazz, Americana, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, fiddle) Grace Stormont for a night of great music. Get your tickets here.

The Stolen Faces / Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave / 9 / $10

The Stolen Faces, from Nashville, interpret the songs of The Grateful Dead, and a few songs the band covered, in their own unique classic jam band style.

Garry Burnside/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9

Blues artist Garry Burnside (Holly Springs, MS) brings the music of his late father, legendary North Mississippi hill-country blues guitarist R.L. Burnside, and the blues artists he has been influenced by and grew up meeting, such as Albert Collins, Little Milton Campbell, and artist he emulated: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, and B.B. King together for his one-of-a-kind blues.

The Damn Neighbors/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $7

This three-piece band from Fayetteville brings an exciting mix of bluegrass and songwriting with powerful vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements of guitar, mandolin and upright bass.

Sunday 3/17 | St Patrick’s Day

DJ DudeCalledRob/ Fassler Hall – 311 E. Capitol Ave / 12-3 p.m.

McCafferty & O’Donnovan Schools of Irish Dance, music from Penguin Dilemma/ Dugan’s Pub – 401 E 3rd

Crawfish Boil/ Town Pump – 1321 Rebsamen Park Rd. / 3lbs. of crawfish with corn and potatoes $25

Big Red Flag/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 7

Big Red Flag will be playing some Irish tunes from The  Pogues, Waterboys, and others along with some of their own ragtime gypsy grass originals.

Around Arkansas

Hot Springs

Friday 3/15 – Monday 3/18

The 15th Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival/ $42.99 festival pass, $126.99 VIP pass, $11.49 single day pass / For tickets, festival info, schedule, and more visit

Forty acts over four days and nights.  Artists include A Deer A Horse (Brooklyn), Adventureland (LR), Beams (Toronto, ON), Big Piph (LR), The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin, TX), Colour Design (LR), Crush Diamond (Houma, LA), Dazz & Brie (LR), Dead Soft (Vancouver, BC), Dendrons (Chicago), Empath (Philadelphia, PA), Goon (Los Angeles), The Holy Knives (San Antonio), Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo (Springdale, AR), Sea Moya (Germany/Montreal), Sun Parade (Northampton, MA), Time (Gainesville, FL) and many more.

Saturday 3/16

Brick Fields

16thAnnual Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

3 pm: O’Kelley’s Pop Up Pub opens with live music on the Pop Up Pub stage (Corner of Convention & Malvern)

7 pm: Ronnie Heart starts the show on the Bridge St. Stage

8 pm: Smash Mouth – Bridge St. Stage


Friday 3/15

Andy & Randy/ Fox Creek – 129 Lawrence St. / 7

Enjoy some great food and family entertainment as you listen to Andy Buschmann and Randy Morrison picking and grinning and playing some of your favorites.  Space is limited so call 870-698-0034 for reservations.

Eureka Springs

Friday 3/15

Brick Fields/ Wanderoo Lodge – 216 W. Van Buren / 7

Married couple Rachel Fields and Larry Brick play roots music with a folk, blues and old school gospel platform and an Americana soul.


Friday 3/15

Groovement/ Kings Live Music – 1020 Front St.

Groovement is a funk/rock group from Fayetteville that’s been described as “What you’d hear if Led Zeppelin caught a Soul Train with Grouplove and they threw a party while headin’ down the tracks to Motown.” They were named Best New Band and Best Funk band in Northwest Arkansas. This is a party not to miss.


The Stolen Faces

Sunday 3/17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration/ BoBrook Farms – 13810 Combee Ln / 1-4

Come to River Bottom Winery for a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration complete with green sangria and live music from folk duo Kilburn High Road.


Thursday 3/14

Cash’d Out/ George’s Majestic Lounge – 519 W. Dickson St. / 8:30 / $15

This San Diego tribute band channels The Man in Black and gets you so close to the original that critics have called Cash’d Out “next best thing to Johnny Cash.” Thegroup has won six San Diego Music Awards for best tribute band and is the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page Bill Miller of puts it best when he says, “Some people are impressionist. These guys leave an impression.” This is a show lovers of classic rock and classic country should not miss.  Central Arkansas rockabilly, country rock & blues band The P-47s will kick the show into gear. Get your tickets here.

El Dorado

Thursday 3/14

Monty Russell Band with Dave P. Moore/ Griffin Restaurant – 101 E. Locust St. / 8

Americana singer-songwriter, playwright and so much more brings his full band to the Griffin for a very special Thursday night live with special guest and harmonica raconteur, Dave P. “PMo” Moore.

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