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Hot Summer Nights




Nightflying 2016

Ben Miller Band Ozark Stomping The World Hot Springs Gets The Blues • Eureka Gets Jazzed • Squirrel Nut Zippers Zip NLR News Of Record • Backstage Pass • Space News • Bob’s World Notes From The Pub • Own Worst Enemies • Horrorscopes • Concerts • 1000s Of Performance Dates Throughout The Mid-South •

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AUGUST 26: Hooker Red 27: Malicious Groove SEPTEMBER 2: Funk Yeah 3: High n Dry 9: Luke Williams Band 10: Lypstick Hand Grenade 16: Lypstick Hand Grenade 17: Bombay Black 23: Funk Yeah 24: tba 30: The Great Nothing Yet OCTOBER 1: Dirty Lindsay 7: Shipp 8: High n Dry



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2, 3: Pamela K. Ward & The Last Call Orchestra *********** RAZORBACK & NFL FOOTBALL HEADQUARTERS!

9: Nerd Eye Blind 10: High N Dry 16: Eclipse The Echo 17: tba 23, 24: Goldy Locks 30: Lypstick Hand Grenade 26: 7 Toed Pete 27: Special 20 9V^anHeZX^Vah

Sun-Mon: Bucket Specials Wed.: Ladies Night

SPORTS TVs EVERYWHERE! ...even in the Men’s Room!!!

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7 Toed Pete • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

Pamela K. Ward

Lypstick Hand Grenade • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


R Hot Summer Nights • 2016 Page 8 Jazz Eureka

Brubeck Brothers to tribute Dave Brubeck In Annual Jazz Festival by Charles Ragsdell

Page 12 Choctaw Turns on Pocola

Casino hits the jackpot in shows: Collective Soul • Lee Ann Womack • Sir Mix-A-Lot • Uncle Kracker by Peter Read

Page 14 Squirrel Nut Zippers to zip into Altered State

Fourquarterbar brings legends to Arkansas by Charles Ragsdell & Peter Read earl Cate jamming with Coco Montoya in Eureka Springs

Page 17 The Ben Miller Band Conquering the world with Ozark Stomp Music

by Curtis Copeland & Peter Read

Page 18 Best Of Burger

Further collection of columns of our legendary writer by Burger, Flabby & Morton Downey Burger

Page 21 Backstage Pass

Hot Srings Blues Fest Memories to increase on Labor Day Weekend by David Hughes Covers: Eureka Jazz/Rightmind • Ben Miller Band/photo by Jeremy Scott

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You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people… –Will Rogers It has struck me that NF is now more personal in ways…I hope you don’t mind, but we now come directly to you in person (well, in phone, anyway)… true, you can’t really line your birdcage with it anymore or the litter box…and swatting flies is definitely not an option with your device, granted. But since you can read it wherever you have a signal (in the world!), and beyond that, unlike print, you can use your device to actually hear the bands instead of just reading about them in print…it remains a major change for us here at the Nightflying compound, and we are getting more and more used to it. In many ways, before we had to essentially live with the typos all month long…now, when we see them we can fix it! Ah, the mysteries of technology! Remember all the hoopla about the Mayan calendar back in 2012? How the entire world was going to change? What if I told you it wasn’t the Mayan calendar at all? I’ve been informed that it was actually the first day of the Age Of Aquarius, and because of the technology, the world has become a level-playing field! And so it seems, too. With my ‘smarterthan-me device’ I can actually go study in the Library Of Congress! And because of the internet I essentially have access to virtually all known knowledge… I can speak to over 1/8th of the world’s population! (Not that many of them really have anything to say, mind you…) It’s a wondrous age we’re living in I tell you… This has thus far been a very weird Summer in our opinion. Several of the big festivals haven’t happened, of course, and the weather has been absolutely mind-blowingly horrible. Arkansas, officially considered subtropical, has been fully tropical…several thunderstorms each day, with bright and excrutiatingly hot spells between them. Mosquitos that can carry off your neighbors, and lawns that can’t be kept

mowed…ours got as tall as we are…which is not very tall, mind you, but you get my drift… In particular……. But still, the music goes on and before long the beauty of Autumn in the Altered State will once again bring relief. Coming right up is the Hot Springs Blues Festival. This year it has moved back to Bath House Row from Oaklawn as it was for a decade or more. This year should be a great one, too, with all the fantastic artists planned. On the bill are The Delgado Brothers, Noah Wotherspoon, Barbara Blue, Cedell Davis, Brethren, Stuart Baer & Lance Womack,The Big Chiller Blues Band, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, Unseen Eye and the Spa City Youngbloods. The same time the Hot Springs Jazzfest will happen in various venues. Look for shows featuring Rodney Block Jazz Collective, Clyde Pound Trio, The Diva Chicks, David Higginbotham, Paul Stivitts, The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quartet, Anything That Moves, Earl Hesse. Diand Kesling, Don Gooch, Great American Slide Show, Subiaco Academy High School Jazz Band, Henderson State Univesity’s NuFusio, U of A Monticello’s Jazz Band with Patrick Hession, Brass-A-Holics of New Orleans, Chris Parker, Bill Huntington, Jay Payette, Shelley Martin, Matt Dickson, Gary Meggs, Ron Hall, Bill Hickman, Paul Stivitts, Stardust, and a lot more. See the entire line-up at www.hsjazzsociety. org. All of this music will enchant the spa city with continuous live music for several days! Also coming up is the Eureka Springs Jazz Fest, on September 8 through 11…see the feature story elsewhere in this edition…but this year it will be most special. (It always is, mind you…) This year it will feature the Brubeck Brothers Quartet performing a much deserved tribute to their father Dave Brubeck, one of the most prominent jazz music officionados. Also appearing throughout the 4-day festival will be the 12-piece Fayetteville Jazz Collecive, Rodney Block Collecive, Matt & Gus Jazz Duo, Claudia Burson

Jason Hale

Trio, Calle Soul Band, Justin Young and more. Check out the feature elsewhere for more details. And on the web, be sure to visit and Up on the Mulberry River comes Byrdfest 13 on September 23 and 24…and as usual, it is a campout concert event (which Byrd’s is famous for). On the bill are the Schwag, Mom’s Kitchen, Hindenburg Project, a psychedelic Beatles Tribute, Pepperland, Woody & Sunshine, Zack Mufasa and more. Visit for details and directions… At the end of August is the Fayetteville Roots Festival, with several days of fantastic shows. See the entire line-up in the Concert pages…on the bill are a couple dozen exciting performers the likes of Hayes Carll, Samantha Fish, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Shook Twins, Peter Rowan, The Wild Weeds, Shovels & Rope and a lot more. Be there or be square… Then toward the end of September it’s the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ, when these hills come alive with music and thousands of hard-core motorcycle enthusiasts. Again, check out the Nightflying Concert Schedule for major details……. In Central Arkansas……. The White Water Tavern has been one of the strongest music rooms in the Altered State for decades. The infamous club has been soaking up live music for nearly 50 years. In the coming weeks, look for shows with Cedell Davis, Zakk & Big Papa Binns, American Lions, Couch Jackets, Fret & Worry, Trey Johnson, Big Piph, Tomorrow Maybe, Sky City, The Woolly Bushmen, Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass, Iron Tongue, BJ Barham, Doug Duffey, Kevin Kirby, The Jacob Furr Band, Sad Daddy… And September 17, the long-awaited Jason Lee Hale release of Child of the Dark happens. And a happening it will be, too. On the roster will be appearances of Jay Jackson, Brian Nahlen, Amy Garland, Barbara Raney, The P47s, The Broken Hipsters and much more. We’ll have a feature on Jason and the new record in the coming weeks so watch for it. To put it mildly, Jason has been creating excellent music for years. Visit for details…find the link right here on this site. See the schedule pages for all the dates. For bookings contact Matt White at (501)375-8400……. Dugan’s Pub remains one of the hottest clubs in Little Rock. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Brown Soul Shoes, Shannon Boshears, Good Foot (!), Greg Madden, Secondhand Cannon, Big John Miller, The P47s, Luke Johnson, Brian Nahlen, Stephen Winter, Cory Fontenot, The Karla

Case Band, and lots more. What’s more, there’s no cover charge here…an amazing concept. Live music at Dugan’s is every weekend, with a few shows tossed in depending on acts coming through, and special events. And the club has one of the finest menus in Arkansas, too… And make a point to check out Stratton’s Market, their magical store next door. A full-fledged liquor store, Stratton’s also has a wide array of important treats for your munchie needs…see their menu on the website at You will be glad you did…and surprised that there’s a store in these parts at all like this… Adjacent to Dugan’s and Stratton’s Market is now Skye’s Little Bistro. This delightful little restaurant adds much charm to the Dugan’s presentation, and lives up to their claim: European Style Bistro meets Arkansas Southern Comfort. Check it out first chance you get. Check it out online at For bookings at Dugan’s, call (501)244-0542……. Fourquarters Bar in North Little Rock remains the primary destination for live music in the city. It’s no surprise, either, with longtime club provacateur Conan Robinson at the helm…Conan was the power-thatbe in the music department at Midtown Billiards for years, turning it into THE late-night music venue in Little Rock. And Fourquarter Bar is up to par in that department. Set to appear in the next handful of weeks are Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Brown Soul Shoes, Moonshine Mafia (!), Little Rain Band, Ryan Visor, The After-Party for Legends Of Arkansas celebration featuring Weakness for Blondes, The Salty Dogs, The Great Whiskey Rendezvous, Good Foot, DeFrance… And a really big show: the live appearance of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Be sure to check out the feature article elsewhere in this edition. This rowdy and exciting band has made history and created crazy live shows for over a decade throughout North America. This will be their only appearance in Arkansas and should not be missed. Period! Open every day, Fourquarter Bar has quickly become the strongest party room in North Little Rock. It is listed as a private club, but membership fees are nominal and worth it. Please visit for more. Just find their ad right here and click on it. For bookings contact Conan at 501-313-4704, or email to moeman03@

Andy Tanas……. West End Smoke House & Tavern checks in this time out with a very fine line-up of party bands. Look for the likes of Splendid Chaos, Mayday By Midnight, A Year & A Day, 7 Toed Pete, Special 20, Pamela K. Ward & The Last Call Orchestra, Nerd Eye Blind, High N Dry, Eclispe The Echo, the return of the excitingly sexy Goldy Locks, Lypstick Hand Grenade and more. Sports fans love West End too…the room has gazillions of tvs, and all of them are continually showing sports. Plus, West End serves its full menu until 1 a.m. or later 7 days a week…specializing in great steaks and barbecue and more.

Psychedelic Velocity

See the Schedule pages for all the dates… And click on their ad here to visit West End is open every day, has a huge fully stocked bar, has incredibly good food, multiple pool tables, multiple TVs for games, a large dance floor, a huge concert-sized stage and sound system…and serves food until very late. For bookings call (501)224-7665……. Midtown Billiards remains one of the hottest party rooms in the Altered State, and for many good reasons. For one thing, it is open all night 7 days a week. For another, it’s the closest thing in the state that is very much like the hardcore party rooms of the Crescent City. Through the years it has remained THE late-night party room in Central Arkansas. On any weekend night there are people driving in from Hot Springs, Conway, Jacksonville, and even Memphis to finish the night here. I’ve even seen groups come in from Northwest Arkansas… Set to appear in the coming weeks The Buh Jones Band, Dangerous Idiots, Black River Pearl, Psychedelic Velocity, Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, another Legends of Arkansas After-party with Black River Pearl, Big Dam Horns, Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players, Dangerous Idiots and Michael Tisdale & The Union. Midtown’s cheeseburgers are worth driving 200 miles to get one, and their Spam Sandwiches are to die for.

Mountain Sprout

And now every Sunday Rob-O brings his Karaoke Madness to the club featuring Nate… And it’s one of the few establishments that is still smoker-friendly… For bookings please email or call her at 501-3517117…… The Rev Room checks in this time with a most stellar music line-up. Catch shows with songsmith Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Gaelic Storm, Bass Players Ball, Diarrhea Planet, Shakey Graves, Elise Davis, Liquid Stranger, Govinda, The Floozies, Boom! Kenetic, Ra Ra Riot, Anderson East, Shaman’s Harvest, Texas Hippie Coalition and more. This is one of the best music rooms in the Altered State, and has been since Chris & Suzon opened the place. Visit the web site by clicking on their logo right here. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack remains a top destination for great live music. Coming up, look for shows with Quaker City Night Hawks, Gift of Gab, Landon Wordswell, Kingsdown, Free Verse, Mountain Sprout, Autodreamer, Chat Room, Instances, Tragikly White and a lot more. Their outdoor venue - The Chicken Coup - is up and running great guns, and is where people who smoke can be ac-

Ghost Town Blues Band

comodated. Please visit on the web for more information. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Markham Street Grill is also open 7 days a week, has excellent food, multiple screens with multiple sports events always on and a full menu for live music events (no cover charge…) The food and libations from the bar are all top of the line. Set to appear in the coming weeks are DeFrance, Steam Loco, Buh Jones Band, Andy Tanas, The Charles Woods Band, John Calvin Brewer, Blindsnakes, Brian Ramsey & Carey Griffith, Pepperland and more. Please visit For bookings, please email, or call 501-224-2010……. Out with the old and in with the new. In the location that used to be Another Round, JJs Grill got open in July. JJs, of course, has many locations in Rogers, Beaver Lake, Bella Vista, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Conway…and now will be in the Capitol City. Open every day, the clubs feature live music on most nights, huge bars and really good food. Appearing in the club will be Linwood Park, Shannon Boshears, Maximum • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


Overdrive, Jeff Fox, Jordan Hull, Travis Caudell, Dauber Hill, Trey Johnson, The Willie Stradlin Band, Jocko, Caleb Lee, and Jason Campbell.

Joe Giles & The Homewreckers

For directions to the club, call 501891-6769. For bookings at any of the JJs locations contact Jeff Fox at jjsbookings@… In Conway……. TCs Midtown Grill remains Conway’s number one music venue. The club is open 7 days a week, features live rock ‘n’ roll bands every weekend, a large wooden dance floor, a full bar, great menu, a truly extreme stereo, huge-screen sports, and like so very few nightspots anymore is smoker friendly (without having to step outside in the weather)… Set to appear in the coming weeks are The Great Whiskey Rendezvous, Dirty Lindsey, Hooker Red, Malicious Groove, Funk Yeah, High N Dry, The Luke Williams Band, Lypstick Hand Grenade, Bombay Black, Funk Yeah, Big Shane Thornton and more. Every Wednesday is open mic featuring Greg Madden, and every Sunday is Butterfly Scream. And please visit for more details. Just click on their ad right here in your hand… TCs is located at 1611 E. Oak Street. Head north from I-40 about two miles and watch for the sign on your right. For bookings contact Ty Simms or TC at (501)205-0576……. Other clubs in Conway with regular live music are King’s, JJs, Bear’s Den Pizza, Taylors’ Made and the VFW Club. See the Sound section for details… In Eureka Springs……. Chelsea’s is one of the best music rooms in Arkansas. Set to appear in the coming weeks are SprUngbilly, Old Salt Union, Sad Daddy, Mountain Sprout, Smokey Folk, Sam & The Stylees, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Matt Smith & All That Jazz, The Crescent City Combo, Chucky Waggs, The Jenny Johnson Band, Irie Lions, Cadillac Jackson, Dr. NOLA & The Soul Shakers, and more. It’s open 7 days a week, has a full bar and menu, an open-air smoking porch and a kickass stereo system, and is very much a popular local hangout. For bookings call (479)253-6723……. The Pied Piper Pub and Cathouse Lounge is a professional party room and restaurant. Live music is on weekends, and with that beautiful outdoor beer garden it is frequently inside and outside. Appearing at the club in the coming weeks are Los Roscoes, Grass Fed, MudHawks, Voxana, Cody Woody & The Great American Wolf, Roving Gamblers, Mark Shields, Blue On Black and more. See our Sound pages…er…calendar post, for details. The Pied Piper is open 7 days a week. For bookings call (479)363-9976……. The Rowdy Beaver Restaurant &


Tavern has lots of music on the roster in the coming weeks. Look for 2 Dog 2 Karaoke, The Steve Moeller Band, Leather N Lace, The Resistance, September’s End, Doc Tucker & The Tin Foil Hat Coalition, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, Moonshine Devils, Terri & The Executives and more. For bookings call (470)253-8544……. The Rowdy Beaver Den, downtown at 47 Spring Street, also has a bunch of music coming in the next several weeks. Party with Terri & Brett, Leather N Lace, Johai Kafa, The Mudhound Watson Duo, Dorrian Cross, Tightrope, The Michael Tisdale Duo, Jimmy Garrett Band, Richard Burnett Dou, Outlaw Hippies, Tyler Brant and a lot more. There’s good food, serious libations, and it’s also an indoor smoker-friendly place, too…just made for reporters... For bookings call (479)363-6444… afternoons only… In Northwest Arkansas……. One of the coolest music rooms in The Altered State has to be Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville. This old theatre is actually a music store and performance venue too. Located at 128 W. Central Avenue, the Meteor has been bringing in some notable shows, and even more notable visitors. F’rinstance, several weeks ago Mr. Joe Walsh stopped in to check it out. Coming up are shows featuring The Young Guns Of Comedy Tour, Foleys Van, Delta Rae, SockMonkey…the venue has live music each week. On September 28, my old friend Coco Montoya will appear, and if you’ve never seen the man, make a point to. He is one of the best blues guitarists in the world, and when he’s around, Earl Cate usually joins him onstage for one of the most exciting guitar shows anyone can ever see. For directions and more information, call (479)268-1500. And visit www. for added details……

On the bill are Peter Rowan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gregory Alan Isakov, Shovels & Rope, Amy Helm, The Shook Twins, The Wild Reeds, Samantha Fish and a lot more. For more information, please visit…….

Jim Mills


George’s Majestic Lounge has a full plate, but then they always do. On the roster in the coming weeks are Full House, Oscie, National Park Radio, Casey Donahew, Show Ponies, BUKU, Chris Knight, Earl & Them, Drunken Hearts, Samantha Fish, Amasa Hines, Amy Helm, Levie Parham, Seth Cagle, Brother Moses, Rock Euphoria, Canopy Climbers, Stoney LaRue, Big Uns, Flash Back, Randall Shreve, The Rescue, Eric Chandler Band, Clover The Girl, No Render, Motet, AttA, JB & The Moonshine Band, American Aquarium, Forlorn Strangers, The Nature & Madness, Lost John, Troy Cartwright, Boom! Kinetic, Full House, The Odds, Andy Frasco & The U.N., HELLYEAH, Steven N Seagulls, Manic Focus, Daryl Brooks, Bill Dollar and much more. See the complete listing in our Sound section or visit For bookings at George’s call (479)527-6618 or email saxsafe@aol. com…

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Kingfish Dive Bar is really in the action with their outdoor venue. On the bill in the near future are Travis Kidd, The David Bright Band, The Jeff Stephenson Band, Isayah Duo, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, DeFrance, Will Brand, Cutty Rye, The Drunken Hearts, Jeff Kearney, Downhill Fast, American Lions, Charliehorse, The Marshall Wallace Band, The Keith Nicholson Trio, Lil’ Hoojin, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, Will Brand, Voxana and a lot more.

Cutty Rye

The club tends to feature excellent live music when the weather allows it. And the service here is, in a word, perfect. For bookings please email arch@…….

Amy Helm

The Fayetteville Roots Festival will happen at the end of August. From their website: In a nutshell, Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day urban music festival taking place August 25 - 28, 2016. The mainstages will be hosted at multiple stages across Fayettviville including the Fayetteville Town Center, George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish Dive Bar, Fayetteville Public Library and the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. Fayetteville Roots Festival’s key components are music, food and community. The festival is a showcase of many of the elements that make Fayetteville a beloved cultural hot spot.

when the weather permits. They do the music outside, you know… Set to appear in the coming weeks are Russ Hutchinson, Randy Soller, Jovan Arellano, Scott Young & Ransom and more. Call them for details. There is no cover charge here…a reporter’s dream… For bookings and directions call (479)575-0123…….

Mojo’s Pints and Pies continues to be very hot in the music department. Shows by Old Fashioned Band, One Love, Voxana, Doc Tucker & The Tin Foil Hat Coalition, Rob & Tis, Crazy Neighbor, The Odds, Alter Ego, Charlie Hoeven, Caleb Ryan Martin and more. Don’t miss the intense outside deck they have there, too. Partying under the stars is where it’s at when the weather is right. A very cool thing about Mojo’s is that, unlike most of the Dickson Street clubs, there is unlimited free parking. For bookings call (479)935-3459……. The Smoke & Barrel has a plethora of shows in the coming weeks. Look for dates with KALO, Me Like Bees, The Drunken Cuddle, Supersuckers, The Matt Smith Group, Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, Mudhawk, The Hooten Hallers, Dead Soldiers and more. For bookings call (479)521-6880…….

On The Mark features live music

Bear’s Place has become one of the busiest music venues in Northwest Arkansas, and deserves many kudos for the solid music presentation across the board. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Brick Fields, Jumpsuit Jamey, Chris Bassett, Derrick Mears & Rt. 358, Geneva, Buddy Shute & The Motivators, Leisurlies, Come Missie Band, Jody Ferguson & The Rockets, Flashback, Member occassional blugrass jam, and an occassional songwriters night. It’s a smallish bar, and it has a cool outdoor garden-deck, excellent food and libations. Plus, the parking is FREE! Bear’s is keeping these derelict musicians off the streets most nights of the week. See the Sound listings for the dates and all the listings. For bookings call (479)521-2327……. In Fort Smith……. Heros checks in with a most impressive line-up. Doug McRae has added great musical flavor to Garrison Avenue, and should receive much kudos from the community and especially the area musicians.

On the bill in the coming weeks are shows with Ice Cold Domestic, Whipper Snapper, Justin Edwards, Bigfoot Stick, Red Witch Johnny, Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Dirty Blue, Cluster Pluck, Caleb Ryan Martin, Juni Moon, Awkward Silence, Mas Agua, and more. Be sure and try out the tacos they serve up, too. The club’s located in an former music school on Garrison Avenue. For bookings call Doug at (479)6501481……. R. Landry’s, Arkansas’ answer to New Orleans, and is one of the best places to listen to good music. There’s no cover too, leaving you more bucks for the truly great food and libations. In the coming weeks look for shows featuring Grant Pierson, Joe Pierson, Buddy Cantrell, Tom and Anthony Ware, Brian Keith Wallen, Mark Albertson, Eric Matthews, Acoustic Refugees, The Matt Dodd Band, Trey Johnson (!), some guy named robb and more. R. Landry’s is mainly a restaurant that is also a bar and music venue, and they feature nothing but high caliber musicians…and, again, they don’t hit you up at the door to come in during the music. And the atmosphere is perfect. It is a most comfortable room that attracts a nice crowd every night from Monday through Saturday. For bookings call Natalie at (479)783-2505……. A new place in town is The Sound Room. Located where The Rib Room was, they’ve gone in and recreated the place, and are having excellent live music from time to time. Remember that Bill Neumeier created this music venue after travelling throughout the world studying the best venues everywhere. By sheer accident, he came up with almost a carbon copy of Tippitina’s Downtown in New Orleans, only without the roof. In the next few weeks look for Velcro Pygmies, JB & The Moonshine Band and The Klocks. To reach The Sound Room by phone call (479)414-4296…… Another new place is Wishbone’s Music & Chicken Joint, that went in where Webby D’s used to be. The new owners near-totally renovated the room, and it has been drawing the crowds in as expected. Set to appear in the coming weeks are The Sarah Dunn Band, My So Called Band, Collin Raye and more. For bookings call 903-277-6089……. The Fort continues to grow into a strong party spot. Betty Payton knows her stuff, and soon it will be one of the premier destinations for music. For bookings and further information, call (479)929-5588……. In Hot Springs……. The annual Hot Springs Blues Festival has been moved back to Bath House Row, and will be a real happening on Labor Day Weekend. On the bill this year are The Spa City Youngbloods, Stuart Baer & Lance Womack, Hump Night Blues Band, The Chiller Blues Band, Cedell Davis & Brethren, The Delgado Brothers, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, The Akeem Kemp Band, Unseen Eye, The Noah Wotherspoon Band and Barbara Blue. It will be the perfect way to finish this too-tropical Summer…

The food here is superbly prepared, too…and the bar is worth writing home about. For bookings at the Ohio, please call (501)627-0702…….

Heavy Suga' & The SweeTones

The same weekend will also be the Hot Springs Jazz festival. Different acts will be playing in many different venues. See our Concert pages for the listings…… The Big Chill is home away from home for hundreds of musicians, because they are treated at home at the club. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: on any given night, almost no matter who is really playing, there are countless players sitting in…and even if they don’t they’re sitting there adding their musical energy to the mix, anyway. Officially appearing in the coming weeks are Moxie, Jeff Hartzell, Lightnin’ Lee Langdon (one of the very best musicians anywhere in the world, actually), Craig Horton, Brick Fields (also some of the best players anywhere), Trey Johnson & Dave Almond, Professor Tele, David Ball, Unseen Eye, the return of the incredible Heavy Suga’ & The SweeTones, Christine DeMeo, Joe Hall, Mister Lucky, Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, R & R and a bunch more. See the Sound section for dates and details. The Big Chill is open every day, has pool tables, huge screen TVs for sports, several outdoor smoking lounges, a smoke-free bar and some excellent bar food too. The non-smoking main room move has brought people in that haven’t been there in years. Sure, there are still smokers there, but the biggest part of the club is now smoke-free inside. Plus, and this is the big one, there’s no cover charge here (except during special occassions!) For bookings please call (501)6245185……. Another club worth visiting in Hot Springs is the Ohio Club on Bathhouse Row. The Ohio is the oldest music venue in Arkansas, and there’s a reason for that. Now, keep in mind that during Prohibition most watering holes had to close their doors…all were supposed to. Fact is that illustrious Hot Springs, Arkansas, was playing under the table in those days…the town was famous for it’s casino action of course, and the good folks of the area were very much a different bunch of their own rules so-to-speak… So. During Prohibition there was a false wall as you entered the Ohio. The ones who knew would bypass that wall and head upstairs to the bar and gaming room. There, of course, they would party hard in every way possible. Al Capone, of course, hung out in Hot Springs often, back in its casino gambling days. He claimed it was “for the water,” referring to the natural hot baths. The Ohio has music 7 days a week. Every Sunday is Larry Womack and Jacquiline, Mondays features the John Calvin Brewer Band, Tuesday is Legacy Duo, Wednesdays is Hump Night Blues Band, Thursdays is for live jazz, and weekends feature the house band, The Ohio Club Players.

The new Doc ‘n’ Maggie’s is drawing them in. Formerly Razorback Pizza, they’ve added new menu items, added new bar services, torn out walls, and are in the process of renovating overall. It’s a happening music venue now, rather than a pizza parlor that happened to have live music, too. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Even Money Players, Moxie, Big Damn Horns, The Dean Agus Band, Crash Legacy, Trajikly White, and more. For bookings call (501)5251616…….. Maxine’s checks in with an impressive list this time out. Look for shows featuring Iron Tongue, Adam Faucet & The Tall Grass, Underground Sounds, Foul Play Cabaret Burlesque Show, Hawtmess, Notice To Quit, Dylan Earl & Post Country Westerns, The Chads, Sad Palomino, Dead Soldiers, Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, Poor Ol’ Uncle Fatty, A. Sinclair, Beat Burns, The Bristol Hills, The Rios, Recognizer, Manatees, The Mold, Dirtfoot, Howlin’ Brothers, The Libras, Isaac Alexander, Oh My Blue Sky, Amyjo Savannah, Tomas Gorrio & The Traveling Gypsy and more. Maxine’s, of course, was a legendary brothel in the town back in Hot Springs’ golden years - when it was a gambling city before Las Vegas evem existed. For bookings please email book-, or call (501)3210909……. In Closing……. Well kids, that’s about all the time we have to chat…right now, anyway… Make a point to get out and support live music when you can…it’s an energy that will warm your heart, and swell your soul and add a great deal to your world. There is NOTHING like it…and once it’s in your blood there really ain’t no cure. It will make you a better person, and that will, in turn, make everyone around you better people and so on and so forth infinitely. Music is magic and the more it’s in the world the better the whole place is. And looking around these days it needs very much to happen… And really, make a point to support the people who play it. They depend on you and will give you something back you can’t put a price on: their musical magic. And make a point to visit this site each day, because we’re always adding shows as they are announced and that’s DAILY…sometimes hourly! We’ll see you again next time. Until then, then, be sure to keep ‘em flyin’…….

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Jazz Eureka features Brubeck Brothers Eureka Springs to get all jazzed up September 8 - 11

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---Charles Ragsdell In a special tribute to their father, Dave Brubeck, the Brubeck Brothers will be performing at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs on Saturday Sept 10. An exciting addition to this show will be the 12 piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective Horns accompanying the Brothers during the second half of the show. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Daniel Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They have performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Ravinia, Las Vegas, Sedona, Spokane & Monterey Jazz Festivals. Their Koch release, Classified, has already earned this rave review from All About Jazz: “Once again the BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.” Showtime is 8PM. NAJS members can use code JAZZEUREKA2016 when purchasing tickets. For info and tickets go to Free music in Basin Springs Park: Friday 7 to 9 p.m. A “Block Party” featuring the Rodney Block Collective and their special blend of jazz, funk, and hip hop. Rodney has shared the stage with such notables


as Earth Wind and Fire, Kirk Whalum, Layla Hathaway, and Marsha Ambrosius. Rodney’s AETN special was nominated for a regional Emmy award. Nominated for Artist of the Year (Arkansas Platinum Awards) and voted runner up Arkansas Times Band of the Year (2015). Saturday 12 noon. Matt and Gus Smith Gus Smith was born in Harrison, AR in 1940. He • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

played to worldwide audiences in the 1950s with the Navy Fleet Big Band. With a profound understanding of and ability to play Gus has influence and taught many musicians over the years. Matt Smith has spearheaded many projects of original and progressive music. As a duo Matt and Gus have recently release a CD Full Circle. They are Ozark born and bred musical treasures.

Fayetteville Jazz Collective

4:30 Justin Young Band Justin Young is a Detroit based saxophonist who earned his place in the jazz scene after an impressive win at the Capitol Jazz New Artist Jazz Challenge. He has appeared at the Capitol Jazz Super Cruise along with the likes of Boney James and Brian Culbertson. His 2007 release “On the Way” feature collaborations with Grammy award winners Tom Brown, Tim Bowman, And Spyro Gyras’ Tom Schuman.

Events around town include the traditional lawn party at the Crescent Hotel. Dress up and enjoy live jazz and cocktails at this Eureka landmark. After the concert, there will be a jazz jam at the local hangout Brews at 2 Pine Street. Admission is FREE. On Sunday, September 11, The Crystal Dining Room at the Crescent will host a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music and dancing.

1:30 Claudia Burson Trio The Matriarch of Jazz in this region, Claudia and her trio have performed a wide variety of traditional jazz and original music for over 15 years. She was recently paid tribute by the North Arkansas Jazz Society. Society President Robert Ginsburg says: “She embodies what this music is all about”. 3:00 Calle Soul Band NAMA Award Winners, this exciting group features 2 Latin jazz percussionists. Cuban conguero Fernando Sanchez and Colombian percussionist/arranger Fernando Valencia met thousands of miles from their native countries to start this project from ground zero. Calle Soul is comprised of some of the best musicians in Arkansas.

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Ethnic cleansing

San Francisco, CA • A black San Francisco State University woman angrily was recently arrested confronting a white student, accusing him of “cultural appropriation” because he was wearing his hair in dreadlocks.

Doing it for the fishes

Abingdon, England • In a recent instance of a landlord ordering a resident to make his home safe for burglars, Kevin Sheehan was recently told by his housing association that he would be evicted unless he removed his above-ground backyard fish pond, with the landlord concerned that if a trespasser jumped the property wall he that he might land in the pond and hurt himself.

Judicial Jurisprudence

Excrementum occurrum

Eagle Point, OR • A bicycle thief was stopped recently when the bike’s owner and several other people chased him from a Wal-Mart parking lot, drawing the attention of a passing rider on horseback, Robert Borba, who joined the chase and moments later lassoed the man and restrained him until police arrived.

Excrementum occurrum, 2

County Durham, England • The thief who ransacked a community greenhouse in July got away, but, according to residents, among his bounty was a bottle of rum that is usually offered only as a constipation remedy, in that it contained a heavy dose of the aggressive laxative “lactulose.”

Morons on parade

Lakewood, WA • A 16-year-old boy recently not only used Facebook to set up the robbery of a marijuanadealer, but during the robbery itself accidentally shot himself in the groin and femoral artery, requiring lifesaving seven-hour surgery.

Doing it for the monkeys

Chessington, England • The World of Adventures theme park, after upgrading its authentic jungle experience, had to post a noise restriction in July because some patrons apparently cannot resist the urge to do loud Tarzan impressions, which officials said “confuse” the monkeys.


Nashville, Tennessee • Sex worker Jonisia Morris, was charged with robbing her client by removing the man’s

wallet from his pants while he received oral sex in his car, extracting his credit card, and returning the wallet to his pocket - without his noticing, being distracted by the ‘event’.

Compelling explanations

Joplin, MO • A man and woman were recently arrested riding a stolen lawn mower - naked - explaining to police that someone had stolen their clothes while they were skinny-dipping and that the mower was the only option they had to make it home.

Love American style

Nashville, TN • Christopher Wade was recently arrested after police tracked him to his home, where he was found already in bed with a female mannequin that was wearing a brown wig, a pink spandex dress and rhinestone stilettos shortly after stealing it from the Hollywood Hustler store.

Victoria, Australia • Lawyer William Ray, who’d gotten famous be reprenting Honda as the company balked at mandatory installation of anti-roll bars on quad bikes, was recently killed when he was thrown from his allterrain 4-wheeler and pinned underneath.

Beijing • The Chinese Jiedaibao website put its business model into practice recently: offering large personal loans to female students who submit nude photos, with the students agreeing in writing that if the loan is not repaid on time the lender can release the photos online.

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Melbourne, Australia • Rhys Holman pleaded guilty to a firearms charge recently for shooting 53 bullets into his brother’s Xbox after the brother had urinated on his car.

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Montgomery County, MD • Mauricio Morales-Caceres was sentenced to life in prison by a judge following his April conviction for fatally stabbing a friend 89 times.


Southampton, NY • Police confirmed a July altercation in which model Christie Brinkley water-hosed a woman she had spotted urinating on her beachfront property, with Brinkley shouting, “How dare you!” and, “I walk on these rocks.”

Union, SC • A 33-year-old woman called police to her home, claiming that she had fallen asleep on her couch with her “upper plate” in her mouth, but that when she awoke, it was gone and that she suspects a teeth-napping intruder.

Unclear on the concept

Just business

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Brotherly love

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Karma sucks

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Wynne, AR • District Judge Joseph Boeckmann recently resigned after the state Judicial Discipline committee found nearly 5,000 nude or semi-nude photos of young men who had been before Boeckmann in court - some were naked, being paddled by Boeckmann, who sought guys by writing young men notes offering a “community service” option.

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Knoxville, TN • Firefighters were recently called to a home when a woman tried to barbecue brisket in her bathroom, and, in addition to losing control of the flame, melted her fiberglass bathtub, with firefighters limiting the damage by turning on the shower.

What would Jesus do?

Fargo, ND • A fire official said in July his crew had responded at least twice to alarmed-citizen phone calls to go help an obviously homeless man, covered in a blanket on a park bench, who seemed not to be moving, with the First Lutheran Church later explaining that the “man” was just a statue - their idea of Jesus as a homeless man.

Government in action

Montana • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced plans to keep black-footed ferrets in northeastern Montana from dying out - with drones that shoot peanut butter M&Ms coated with a vaccine.


Chicago, IL • A Japanese researcher recently announced a health-improving computer app that would allow men to ejaculate on their cellphones, explaining that the researcher’s sophisticated microscope lens would be capable of transmitting a highly detailed photo to be examined in a lab, thus freeing shy men from having to visit a doctor’s office.

Swimming in love

Dresden, Germany • Researchers at a medical institute announced that they had developed a motorized device tiny enough to fit around a sperm’s tail and which could be commanded to propel it to “swim” faster toward the egg, thereby increasing the chances of fertilization. • Hot Summer Nights • 2015


Choctaw Casino strikes a jackpot... Autumn roster deals golden cards ---Peter Read Choctaw Casino enters Autumn with a heady roster of artists set to appear. In addition to their regular presentation of local and regional talent each weekend, the casino has a heady schedule of national and internationally famous artists on the bill. Appearing on September 16 will be Sir Mix-A-Lot, bringing his superbly developed rap to Pocola, Oklahoma. Mix-A-Lot co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, produced all his own tracks, and essentially pulled himself up by the proverbial American bootstraps. Mix-A-Lot was a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following in the hip-hop community, known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electro. Sir Mix-A-Lot was born Anthony Ray in Seattle on August 12, 1963. An eclectic music fan but a rabid hip-hop devotee, he was already actively rapping in the early ’80s, and co-founded the Nastymix record label in 1983 with his DJ, Nasty Nes, who also hosted Seattle’s first hip-hop radio show. Uncle Kracker will appear October 8th. An American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist, he is the turntablist for Kid Rock’s backing group Twisted Brown Trucker and since 2000 has recorded as a solo artist. His singles “Follow Me” and “Drift Away” were top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Double Wide was Uncle Kracker‘s first solo album. Released on June 30, 2000, it peaked at Number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and is Kracker’s most successful and highest-selling album. Produced by Kid Rock, the first single taken off the album was “Follow Me“, peaked at Number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2001. The album spent the next ten months on the Billboard 200, and “Follow Me“ also had a long chart run. Double Wide was certified 2 MultiPlatinum on November 29, 2001.

Collective Soul And, in 2004, that label El Music Group released the dynamic album Youth. From the Ground Up (2005) and Home (2006) were also released under the El Music Group label, along with a DVD featuring their live concert with the Atlanta City Youth Orchestra. In 2007, the band teamed with Target to be the exclusive retailer for the band’s next album Afterwords, from Roadrunner Records. This arrangement was one of the first such exclusive album release deals to be made by a band with a sole retailer. In 2008, Collective Soul found themselves on the soundtrack for the film Twilight with “Tremble for My Beloved” from Dosage. Following the film’s success, the song’s exposure earned Collective Soul new popularity and connected with a younger audience. Collective Soul released their self-titled eighth studio album in 2009. The single “Staring Down” charted at #18 on Billboard‘s Adult Top 40. The album debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and the single “You” also charted on the Billboard Adult Top 40. In 2001, Dolly Parton won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance with her cover version of “Shine”. In further recognition of their artistic achievement, Collective Soul was inducted into The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Additionally, as the principal songwriter for the group, Roland was individually inducted as a songwriter in 2014. See What You Started by Continuing, followed by a tour to celebrate the band’s 21st birthday. Ed Roland says the band took some time off, came back energized about what they are and always have been: a rock band. “This is the best and most rocking album we’ve done. It’s one of those, ‘just sit back and rock’ records.”

Collective Soul will appear live on October 29 at Choctaw. Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts. Collective Soul helped shape and define alternative rock with lots of guitars and attitude. Collective Soul was formed in the small town of Stockbridge, Ga., in the early 1990’s. The group consists of principal songwriter and frontman Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), Dean Roland (rhythm guitarist), Will Turpin (bassist), Johnny Rabb (drummer) and Jesse Triplett (lead guitarist). The band’s debut album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid was originally released in 1993 on Atlanta indie label Rising Storm. The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread like fire through the college circuit and the popularity of the album locally spurred Atlantic to pick it up for a major-label release. “Shine” quickly became the rock anthem played across the country on radio and on MTV and set the band up for an arena tour with Aerosmith. Their self-titled second album was a triple platinum production and would define their sound with guitar-driven songs and passionate vocals. The album produced five Top Ten hits and two of the singles: “December” and “The World I Know”– charted on the Top 40, which spoke to the band’s crossover appeal. In 1997, the band went back into the studio to produce their third album Disciplined Breakdown. The album earned Collective Soul a spot on the charts at #16, and produced hit singles “Precious Declaration,” which was #1 four weeks; and “Listen,” #1 for five weeks), which also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, at #65 and #72, respectively. Critically acclaimed Dosage was released in 1999 and produced the hit singles “Run” and “Heavy,” which would take Billboard’s top spot for a record 15 weeks. Collective Soul’s fifth album, Blender, was released in 2000 and, according to Rolling Stone, “simply shreds with unapologetic classic-rock energy.” The album went gold and produced smash hits including “Why, Part 2,” “Vent,” and duet with Elton John “Perfect Day.” The band released a greatest hits collection in 2001 entitled 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001. Following that album, Collective Soul recognized the music industry was evolving and was one of the first bands to create their own label to have more independence and control over their sound.

Moving on into the fall, superstar Lee Ann Womack will appear at the casino on Saturday, November 19. Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her 2000 single, “I Hope You Dance” was a major crossover music hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song. When Womack emerged as a contemporary country artist in 1997, her material resembled that of Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton, only Womack’s music mixed an old fashioned style with contemporary elements. Her 2000 album I Hope You Dance had an entirely different sound, using pop music elements instead of traditional country. With the release of There’s More Where That Came From in 2005, Womack returned to recording traditional country music. As of 2016, Womack has released a total of six studio albums and two compilations. Four of her studio albums have received a Gold certification or higher. She has received five Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has sold over 6 million albums worldwide. ---PR

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Zip it to North Little Rock

The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Legendary band to descend upon North Little Rock ---Charles Ragsdell & Peter Read The Four Quarter Bar is excited to be presenting The Squirrel Nut Zippers on Saturday, September 17. The ticketed show will run $35, a bargain for this exciting off-the-wall band’s appearance. Describing the Squirrel Nut Zippers would be difficult, but to say ‘unique’ would be a true misnomer. It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” The band was founded by James “Jimbo” Mathus and his then-wife Katharine Whalen in Carrboro, North Carolina along with Tom Maxwell, Chris Phillips, Don Raleigh and Ken Mosher. The group made its debut in Chapel Hill a few months later. Stacy Guess (formerly of Pressure Boys) joined shortly after. The Zippers’ sound incorporates a broad range of music, ranging in influence from Harlem Hot Music, Cab Calloway, Johnny Ace, Delta Blues, Raymond Scott, Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt, Tom Waits, and klezmer. The band’s break-through single, “Hell”, was distinguished by calypso rhythms, and helped push the band into further association with the “Neo Swing” movement. Songs from the band’s first album, The Inevitable were played on National Public Radio in the US. The band’s next studio album, Perennial Favorites also received critical acclaim. Also released in 1998 was Christmas Caravan, a Christmas-themed album. The band then recorded Bedlam Ballroom in 1999, after touring. The band performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, on Prairie Home Companion, President Clinton’s second inaugural ball, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety, and major television shows including The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The band even was considered by Disney to do a song for The Little Mermaid, but sadly Disney passed. For the next couple of years, the Zippers went largely inactive. Mathus and Whalen divorced, royalty issues split the band, and other projects got in the way. Despite the band’s challenges, their music was kept in the public’s ear. Several of their songs were featured in the Tony Award winning Broadway play Contact. Their music was featured in several movies and TV shows, and the band performed on Sesame Street. Mathis toured with Buddy Guy, then formed a new


band, Knocked Down Society. He also built a recording studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Alcazar Hotel where he has recorded hundreds of artists, including Elvis Costello. He eventually moved the studio to Como, Mississippi. Chris Phillips spent two years playing with the Dickies, as well as William Reid from the Jesus and Mary Chain. Chris’s side band, The

another go, and did a tour of America and Canada through 2008. A recording of their December 2008 show was released as Lost At Sea in 2009. In 2010, they performed at NPR’s Mountain Stage, and announced a new studio album was in the works, but it evidently got shelved as one was never released. Jimbo continued doing solo projects, as

Lamps, included members of the Bangles and The Connells. Chris also was the composer for the Comedy Central television show Lil’ Bush. In 2007 the band decided to give it

well as producing and performing on recording sessions for other musicians. His collaborations with Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart lead to the South Memphis Sting Band. Mathus’ Tri-State • Hot Summer Nights • 2015

Coalition recorded a couple of albums for Memphis International Records at Delta Recording Services prior to Mathus closing the studio in 2012. Mathus then recorded five albums for the venerable Fat Possum label as well as his own Big Legal Mess label. Mathus also joined British bluesman Ian Siegal on a tour, performing at clubs and festivals around the world. The band recently announced that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and noncommercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies. A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” returned to stores Friday, July 29th, 2016 on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot will make its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl. The Squirrel Nut Zippers recently performed their first set of tour dates since 2009 which included a performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The band has now added a fall tour to their upcoming 2016 touring plans including new stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, Durham, Greensboro and many others. “We are humbled and incredibly excited by the initial Zippers shows since the re-launch last month,” band leader Jimbo Mathus commented. “The experience is not to be missed! The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans, the songs are brought to life in an exciting new way. But most things remain unchanged...An amazing experience for young and old.” In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the band’s visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including singer Ingrid Lucia of Flying Neutrino’s fame. Several leading musicians from New Orleans have also been enlisted to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city. In his review of Hot for AllMusic. com, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote “The commercialization of alternative music in the ‘90s resulted in many strange one-hit wonders, but few were quite as unpredictable as Squirrel Nut

were obsessed with swing music in its relation to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s Rat Pack, the Zippers were fascinated with big-band swing and Harlem, creating a tongue-in-cheek salute to ‘20s and ‘30s jazz.” Younger listeners loved the band’s campy presentation of classic hot jazz, and the band quickly “crossed over” to become one of the hottest bands around. They are hotter than ever today, and this show will easily sell out! Get your tickets now if you even want to think about attending... This show will happen at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. I suggest you get there as early as possible to even be able to get in the club, let alone get a seat. Tickets are only $35, and may be purchased at Four Quarter Bar (415 Main St., North Little Rock, 72114) or via phone (2pm-8pm) with credit card. Call (501) 313-4704. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 TICKETS PER PERSON). And by the way, if you were wondering about the name Squirrel Nut Zippers? It is the name of old fashioned candy bar…or the name of a particularly fine brand of moonshine, depending on which version you believe the most… ---CR & PR Discography The Inevitable (1995) Hot (1996) Sold Out (1997) Roasted Right (EP, 1997) Perennial Favorites (1998) Christmas Caravan (1998) Bedlam Ballroom (2000) The Best of Squirrel Nut Zippers - as Chronicled by Shorty Brown (2002) Lost at Sea (live album, 2009)

Present members Jimbo Mathus Chris Phillips Ingrid Lucia Tamara Nicolai Justin Carr aka Dr. Sick

Charlie Halloran Kevin Louis Dave Boswell Henry Westmoreland Kris Takorski Kevin O’Donnell • Hot Summer Nights • 2015


I Like It All Akeem Kemp Indie This is a rocking bluesy record produced by a local young artist. I’d heard him live a couple times and was mindblown by his naturally superior guitar playing and musical understanding…far older than his years would suggest. His stage personna is also that of a polished lifelong musician three times his age. And his songwriting sounds of a man who’s spend a lifetime riding boxcars across the country, guitar in hand, picking for his dinner. I like it all is his first cd…a polished collection of 8 original songs, written and produced completely. This recording is available at

---Sondra Goode

Jason Lee Hale Child Of The Dark Indie Jason Lee Hale is a friend and fellow musician, so I’m inclined to write a good review anyway… That said, I was nicely surprised at the sheer caliber of this cd. The material is very ear-catching, and the performance is superb across the board. The recording quality is as good or better than anything coming out of LA, New York and Nashville. And the sheer energy produced on this record is indeed better than studio recordings from any of the above, probably due to the fact that each musician involved lives in the same musical family of our Altered State Music Community, as opposed to being hired musical guns in the national markets. It really makes a difference, people. Jason is joined in this project by a

large group of regional players of note: Barbara Raney on backing vocals, Mike Nelson and Larry Mann on bass, Darrell Johnson and Lance Womack on drums, Stephen Winter and Stuart Baer on various keyboards, Eric Ware on guitar, Johnny Atomic on lead guitar, Gerald Lambert on percussion, and a large group of fellow vocalists including Brian Nahlen, Shannon and Jamie Boshears, Jay, Helen and Moriah Wedaman on backing vocals. This record was produced by Jay Wedaman and Jason Lee Hale. Child of the Dark was recorded in North Little Rock at Brown Carpet Studio, and mastered at L. Nix Mastering in Memphis. Dauphne Trenholm handled the photography and record cover graphics and website at Jason, who wrote and arranged all the songs, of course is a multi-intrumentalist and vocalist, playing lead guitar, lap steel and accordion. The record only contains 7 songs, and is over far too quickly for my tastes. All together, Child of the Dark is a very good record and I highly recommend it be added to your music collection. You will find yourself playing it again and again. And don’t miss the September 17 record release at the White Water Tavern. On the roster will be appearances of Jay Jackson, Brian Nahlen, Amy Garland, Barbara Raney, The P47s, The Broken Hipsters among others.

Nancy McCallion Opossum and Praties EMI This is the most wonderful new recording I have heard in many years. The 15 song set flows from tune to tune. On the surface I’d say this music is a superb collection of Irish-Scot folk songs, but upon further listening it more appears to be lilting musical poetry that immediately creates loving peace. I wouldn’t put this on for some rowdy party…rather, it’s the sort of collection you might go off in the corner with by yourself, and relax and dream with. Nancy McCallion is a sweet singer, and also playes guitar and tin whistle; Danny Krieger plays guitar, slide guitar, adds vocals, and, according to the liner notes, “ill-prepared piano”; Heather Hardy adds violin and vocal harmonies; Ralph Gilmore handles drums and percussion; and Catherine Zavala adds vocal harmonies on “Johnny Will You Cross.” Please visit www.nancymccallion. com and get to know her.

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A Woman Needs Love Akeem Kemp Indie Kemp’s sophomore recording appeared some three years after the first. It’s like a continuation of I Like It All, though the listener can hear the growth of his music. There’s a bit deeper energy, and the groove is considerably more intense. And there’s definitely a bit more swing. “Running Crazy” feels like a jibe blues and then grows into a downright Stevie Wonderesque song. In ways he sounds like he’s channeling George Benson with a slight bit of Santana tossed in for good measure. And when you’re least expecting it, some Steely Dan ingredients embrace the song. This record also clocks in with a total of eight songs. To reach Akeem Kemp for booking please email akeemkempbooking@ This recording can also be purchased at

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The Ben Miller Band

Taking Ozark Stomp music to the world ---Curtis Coleman & Peter Read Back in the olden days (90-1,000 years ago), a poor man’s yearning to make music was so spirited that he would put his everyday humble house-wares to use, to construct an instrument on which he could express himself thoroughly. Using a washboard, a washtub, a pair of spoons, and a jug, he’d conjure up the sounds of their voices and have himself a band. The heart of such a musician is unstoppable, passionate, inspiring, and true. The Ben Miller Band has learned a thing or two from those pioneers of music. Although back in those days, these instruments were crafted due to lack of funds to buy “real” instruments, I don’t think that was the inspiration behind the Ben Miller Band. What some of us see as an old dirty laundry cleaner that wound up in an antique store, to these guys, is an instrument of art.

Ben Miller has found an interesting voice through the rotary dial 1960’s telephone he sometimes uses as a microphone, all the while playing slide guitar, harmonica, and foot percussion. He exudes that fervent passion, like that of his forerunners. Ingenious, poetic, skilled…a true artist. Then there’s Scott Leeper, who put some weedeater string on a stick, attached it to an old washtub and electrified it. Some of us believe he’s the best washtub bass player on the planet, and he just may be. This band was a trio up until several months ago, performing around the United States and Europe constantly…until one day founding member Doug Dicherry felt a different calling and left the band to pursue a solo career. Booked well into 2017, complete with national, continental and at least two European tours, Ben and Scott faced a major issue: break up the band or find a musician magical enough to somehow fill Doug’s colorful shoes. About the same time, their old friends Smilin’ Bob Lewis and Rachel Ammons, a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus Chicken, were wearing themselves out working throughout the country, making music from the Gulf of Mexico to Chicago. Out of the blue, Ben ran into his old friend Bob and officially asked Tyrannosaurus Chicken to join the band…not only as Doug’s replacement, but as a completely new dimension to the Ben Miller Band…or rather two new dimensions.

The tours were saved and the label contracts fulfilled, and the all new Ben Miller Band not only continued, but grew exponentially into a much bigger and bolder band. Since they had made music together for years, both bands already knew each other’s material too, making the transition an easy one. It is a musical marriage made in Heaven...and just in time. Things worked out quickly, too, because 2 weeks after the deal was made, they toured thoughout the United States and Canada. Then they were home for less than a week and they left to open for ZZ Top for a six-week tour throughout Europe. The band has been back in the states for two weeks, and they are leaving again tomorrow for another Euroean tour, this time as the headliners. Plans after this trip are to go into a Nashville studio and cut a new album, of course, this time with both Bob and Rachel adding their incredible musicianship to the work, especially with Rachel’s violin and fiddle, and

Bob’s artful banjo and guitar work. Some call the music Ozark Stomp, an appropriate moniker if there ever was one. There are a number of elements that create the unique and signature sound of the Ben Miller Band. One of the most powerful is the wide range of instrumenta-

tion, that just four individuals are masters of. Many of these instruments are homemade, rescued from flea markets, thrift stores, and junkyards, fashioned into Frankensteins of melody. Traditional Bluegrass/Folk instruments have been electrified and bastardized by effects pedals, creating a feast of modern sound with antique personality…like grandpa hillbilly on LSD. • Hot Summer Nights • 2015


Best Of Burger - (1949 - 1998)

Things We Miss About Burger Reprinted from various editions ---Morton Downey Burger

TEN HELPFUL HINTS FOR GETTING THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL (OR PROTECTING YOUR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE ‘90S) “But to go to school in a summer morn, Oh, it drives all joy away! Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay...” ---William Blake, The Schoolboy l. Why pay outrageous prices for new schoolwear needs when your local thrift store may have what you need for pennies on the dollar? A new bulletproof vest can cost an arm and a leg, but the used vest store offers protection at a rate anyone can af­ford. Those “weak spots” in a used bulletproof vest can be re­paired by just unraveling an S. O. S. pad and stitching up those gaping holes “quick as a wink.” 2. Don’t spend megabucks on a real blackjack when you can adequately arm your back-to-schooler with a handy-dandy homemade sap made from an old woolen sock with a bar of bath soap slipped into the the toe! It saves $$$ and is just as effective as the ones that real street gangs it smells nice and can be easily hidden among those dirty gym clothes. 3. Don’t waste money on mace or other chemical assault deterrents when a little bronchial decongestant bottle filled with household ammonia and liquid laundry bleach will do the trick for less. Sure the mugger who extorted your nine-year-old’s lunch money all last year might be permanently blinded by this little cost-cutter, but after you average what he stole against what you save by not buying the commercial preparation, I think a little permanent blindness in a few unsuspecting schoolground mobsters can be justified, don’t you? 4. To help deter those bothersome bus-stop confrontations so often associated with having a public school kid who has to ride the bus, teach your kids to effectively use the homemade “barf-dispenser.” Just mix up a quart or so (more if you have lots of children) of powdered parmesan cheese, pureed English peas, buttermilk, and Bac-Os and pour into an inexpensive hot-water bottle. Your kids will be safer than at Sunday school once they are trained to hose down that 22-year-old seventh grade masher with the inexpensive and effective “barf-dispenser.” Watch the masher turn green and head for home when your well-trained public-schooler says to the kid who wants his milk money “I think I’m going to be sick” and makes a few barfing noises while firmly squeezing that rubber bag full of artificial vomit! Your kid can count on his agressor’s rapid retreat...and hey, the kids get a big kick out of it, too! (Washes out with warm water and your usual laundry detergent.) 5. Why waste your valuable leisure time attending those weekly PTA meetings in person? Sinca almost all public school administrations have opted to spend your hard-earned tax dollars on VCRs, computers, phone modems and other handy expensive educational aids instead of raising teachers’ salaries, just pre-tape all your public school gripes and tirades on your home video recorder. You can save a lot of time by watching the school’s lack of progress in your child’s education and recording a month’s worth of complaints at a time. Just mail in your cassette a day ahead of time with a memo stating that copies have been forwarded to the news departments of your local television stations. You can bet that somebody is gonna give your little home production a look-see. Spend the time you save from having skipped PTA with your kid, teaching him or her how to read. I think you’ll be pleased with the results. 6. Rather than waste a lot of money on those expensive designer clothes that “all the kids are supposed to be


wearing,” just watch a couple hours of MYV, then trot on down to the Salva­tion Army for some of those hard-tobeat fashion buys that the good “Salvation” people make available. Once you’ve got your precious offspring attired in the manner of a shaved-headed, nose-pierced ragamuffin street urchin, you can rest assured in the sweet knowledge that your children’s peer group approval quotient is directly proportionate to the school administrator’s ability (or willingness) to enforce a reasonable dress code that usually is about two notches below that of an Ethopian famine refugee. Ain’t they cute? 7. Media reports of assaults by students on their fel­ lows aimed at attaining expensive items such as $250 athletic shoes, $300 designer sports jackets, gold chains, and expensive dangly earrings have caused concern on the part of parents throughout the public school system. These concerns are easily alleviated by using the same common-sense approach that is employed in coping with unacceptable programming on televi­sion: Don’t let your kids watch TV trash and don’t let your kid wear statussymbol items to school. 8. For the more educationally progressive parents of school-aged children, try this novel approach to learning: A. Turn off the TV B. Unplug Nintendo C. Confiscate cassette and CD players and headphones D. Unplug the telephone E. Gather family into one room F. Exert parental prerogative by asking for (or demanding) undivided attention of all children G. Read a book! [In many cases this approach may lead to disorientation on the part of older children, but persistence will lead to remarkable results, especially in younger kids who may not be addicted to electronic entertainment as of yet.] 9. When struggling with those all-important decisions regarding personal transportation for that peer-conscious, driv­ing-age teen, try some of these easy “parentfriendly” techniques for helping your almost-grown-up decide on the right means of transportation for him or her: A. Begin by explaining how far (in the snow) that you had to walk to school as a teen (this never makes the desired im­pression, but it serves as a guilt inducement ploy on the part of the parent, while doubling as a humorous “ice breaker” which lightens the mood in a difficult, yet necessary, parental task). B. Explain that one does not usually bother to calculate the monthly payments on a Lamborghini. C. Inform the teen-aged driver-to-be that his (or her) parents’ inability to correctly pronounce the word “Porsche” does not mean that the parents’ diminshed intellectual capacity is such that they will stupidly concede to co-signing the note and raising the teen’s allowance by $750 per month. D. Attempt (subtly of course) to include in conversa­ tions such subliminal messages as “used,” “second owner,” “low mileage compact,” “third owner,” et cetera. E. Remind your teen that money does not grow on trees. F. Remind the future driver that bicycles are still in production and are readily available as well as affordable. G. Explain that even people like Axl Rose and Sinnead O’Conner have jobs, regardless of how uncool that may seem right now. H. Ignore the impending gales of laughter and repeat that the teen driver-to-be is welcome to use the old family station wagon on weekends. I. Finally, at least make an attempt to explain the con­ cept of vehicle upkeep and insurance. 10. Parents of kids who are entering school for the first time should be aware that, not only does going off to school sel­dom kill the child, it also is unlikely to cause the death of the parents...relax and enjoy it... • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

A SAFE SEX QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE NEUROTICALLY OVER-CAUTIOUS “SINGLE” SEEKING LOVE IN THE NINETIES... I. Have you ever been within 100 yards of Madonna or Warren Beatty without protection? II. Have you ever been in a hot tub that might have been used by David Lee Roth? III. Have you ever had unprotected sexual fantasies? IV. Do you know the words to “Louie, Louie?” V. Do you remember any of the Sixties, Seventies, or Eighties? VI. Has your gynecologist, proctologist, urologist, or otorhinolaryngologist ever suggested that “you might be more comfortable” if examined under a general anesthetic? VII. Were you ever tricked into attending one of those “lights out” or “blindfolds for freshmen” suppository parties that were all the rage in the Eighties? VIII. Have any of your former spouses or live-in pair-bonded relationships ever seemed to give vague or evasive answers when questioned about the Wesson-oil-and-wine-stained toga with the words “Little Caeser’s Orgy Emporium” emblazoned across the butt that you found in their luggage after their last out-oftown trip? IX. Do you have any reason to suspect that you have ever been subjected to (voluntarily or involuntarily) a strip search or body cavity examination in the USA or abroad, while under the effects of hypnosis, by someone who may have stated “when I count to three you will awake feeling refreshed and you will remember nothing about this episode at all....?” X. Have you ever milked a cow who, in your personal opinion seemed to enjoy the touching and attention, or who may have given you a reason to believe that she might be a little too cooperative with any and all milkers, regardless of who they might be? Did you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards? XI. Are you currently or have you ever been aroused by the underwear section of the Sears catalog or by any National Geographic specials ... and, if so, which section (i. e. briefs, bikini, and boxer shorts, or lingerie) or special (e. g. “Mating Rituals of South African Hottentots” or “Peculiarities of Russo-Polish Courting Customs”) is most arousing. XII. On a scale of 1-5, how important is actual physical contact in a relationship? Check one: ___ Take it or leave it ___ Infrequent impersonal handshakes okay ___ Have certain needs but not overly demanding* ___ Hot as a two-dollar pistol ___ If you ain’t workin’ you better be home hammerin’ *if intellectually satisfied XIII. Have you ever been known by any alias, pseudonym or nickname such as Bettye the Bod, Juicy Lucy, Sweet Sweet Bonnie, Gimme Shimmy Emmy, Easy Lou, or Loose Bruce, Fred the Indiscriminate, or Real Real Easy Ralph? XIV. Would you be willing to consider a permanent relationship based on love, mutual respect, understanding, and continuous testing for HIV by a mutually agreedupon physician for a period of not less than eight and not more than ten years, with an eye toward marriage, children, security, and a carefully monitored but fulfilling and non-infectious sexual relationship? XV. Have you ever been involved in the indiscriminate random exchange of spit or undergarments with any individual or individuals, male or female, about whom you have no personal or medical information regarding his or her past history of sexual conduct (or misconduct) and would you be willing to submit to polygraphic examination by a qualified, licensed polygrapher and, pending the outcome of said examination, would you be willing to give me your real name and phone number?

This month I’m talking with you about some of the truths I’ve seen work in my own life and others’ lives. Here are seven of them. I hope you’ll take the time now to read them, give them a try and see if they work in your life too. Maybe you already have.

Hot Springs Blues Fest set for Labor Day give the blues to Bath House Row

1. Every day, we still have to suit up and show up. It was James Russell Lowell who said, “Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.” 2. Remember: no one can make you frustrated or angry. You, and you alone, decide how you react to people, places and happenings. When I learned this truth and started practicing it, it changed my life, and the child in me began to grow up. 3. Here’s another. It goes along with number 2. Never miss that golden opportunity to shut up! “A closed mouth gathers no foot.” Or, as my mother used to say, “The least said, is the easiest mended.” 4. Every little kindness that we do, takes on a life of its own. We probably will never see all the good results. After we have long forgotten what we did or said, it keeps on working in that person’s life and others. 5. We never outgrow our need to say “Please” and “Thank you.” 6. I don’t have the strength and will power, to do everything I need to do. I have to “out-source.” My out-source is the unlimited divine mind that created and maintains the universe. That power is available to me twentyfour-seven. It is available to you, too. 7. I don’t have all the answers, but God does.

JasonWillmon & Trey Johnson ---David Hughes Labor Day Weekend will see the 20th Hot Springs Blues Festival serve up some steamin’ hot blues music, Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, in Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs. The festival returns to Hill Wheatley Plaza after a year on the infield at Oaklawn Jockey Club. The partial line-up for the festival will include a bevy of local acts and some up and coming national acts. Representing the SCBS will be the Spa City Youngbloods, the society’s Blues In The Schools band. These young musicians have been developed through practice and performance of the BITS program. They have played the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have played several festival stages including the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival in Rentiesville, OK; the Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival in Hot Springs; and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. Stuart Baer and Lance Womack, a keyboard and drum duo based out of Little Rock, represented the SCBS in the solo/duo portion of the IBC this past January. The duo will play the festival stage over the weekend, bringing hypnotic rhythms and groovy fills along with some silky smooth vocals to their music. The house band for the SCBS’ Hump Night Blues Jam, held on the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at the Big Chill will see some stage time. Led by guitarist and vocalist Brent Frazier, the band is a tested mix of musicians more than capable of delivering traditional or contemporary blues. Cedell Davis will be a feature of the 2016 edition of the HSBF, backed by local band Brethren. Davis is one of the last remaining blues men of his day. He was recently nominated for a Grammy for his latest release. Greg Binns, guitarist and vocalist for Brethren, has helped Davis with a resurgence in his music, traveling as Davis’ backup band. Little Rock based duo Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon and local band Unseen Eye, led by guitarist and vocalist Chad Carter will make an appearance at this year’s festival. Johnson and Willmon played last year’s festival and were finalists in the solo/duo category of the 2016 IBC. The undercard highlights at this year’s festival will be the Noah Wotherspoon Band from Ohio and this year’s IBC winners, The Delgado Brothers from California. Guitar fans will be salivating over both acts. Wotherspoon is a two time IBC finalist and winner of the prestigious and coveted Outstanding Guitar Player Award, an honor bestowed on the best guitar player during the IBC. Joey Delgado of the Delgado Brothers was this year’s guitar award winner. The SCBS is looking for sponsors and donors for this year’s festival. Interested sponsors can contact the SCBS through the society’s website. Information on vendors and volunteers will be forthcoming. For complete details and up to date information go to ---DH

Noah Wotherspoon Band • Hot Summer Nights • 2015


Best of Burger (1949 - 1998)

LEO (July 23-August 22) You will meet a tall, dark stranger. He will give you pay your bus fare to oblivion. His name is Larry; his friend is Rick. You might survive, but I doubt it. All is prob-ably lost, but Leo donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really hear...take it as it comes. Your lack of gumption is your only consistent personality traitâ&#x20AC;Ś


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Sign of the big â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? Indecision plagues the Aries like a medieval epidemic - the classic response to a choking person is to mutter â&#x20AC;&#x153;sorry, baby, you be dead meatâ&#x20AC;? in­stead of providing a helpful Heimlich squeeze. The Aries also sucks his teeth and picks his noseâ&#x20AC;Ś

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Bull-oney...Taurus jives all oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; de time...never a straight answer nor a true direction. The Taurus is so full of it that the eyes seem fuzzy. Never ask the Taurus how to find your way to the subway â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cause you might find yourself on a busâ&#x20AC;Ś

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Ah, the thoroughbred of humankind. The Gemini never never errs, always knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what. Gemini is what all others strive to God, what a fabulous thing it is to be a Gemini and what a crummy thing to be anything elseâ&#x20AC;Ś

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Well, I guess you gotta give credit where credit is due...for a bunch of yuckos born under a sign with the name of a disease, I guess their very survival is testimony to some de­gree of determination. Pity the fool who hangs out with the Cancer...bad luck and trouble rub off like cheap lubricantsâ&#x20AC;Ś

When the going turns weird The weird turn pro...



---Hunter S. Thompson

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Keep to the left side of the street at all times. Steal only what you can carry and use only enough butch wax to make the short curls shine. Slyness may be considered a virtue this month, for you probably will have to break in line at the plasma center by screaming â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the needles are dirty! The nurse is a vampire who only stashes your will be paid in Con­ federate dollars...â&#x20AC;?

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Your personal hygiene becomes a topic of conversa­tion at your place of employment. Your teeth match your teal green socks and your zits are too big to describe. Your two left feet cause you to walk in counterclockwise circles. Your mother moved away while you were on guard duty. If you come to my house, you will be shot on sightâ&#x20AC;Ś

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Scorpios will discover marked improvement in social skills, earning them much-longed-for-relationships. Change your name to Jimmy and join the fellow­ship of Christian Amway Dealers. Lock your car when shop­ ping at Wal-Mart and spend all your spare time patting your head and rubbing your belly. Everybody knows you suck like a vacuum cleaner so take the energy you would have used deny­ing it to clean your is a sty and you are a pigâ&#x20AC;Ś

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Your life is a series of ups and downs...unfortunately, the downs seem to droop into an ever-deepening well of slime-flooded valleys while your ups seem to compare with hiccoughs. Your toes are longer than your fin­gers and your hair is as greasy as a cheap bowl of chili. Your family has inbred for so many years that your chins have found genetic rest in your ear cartilage. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t despair, how­ever, for with a lot of luck and hard work, you can pass for Cro-Magnon when the lights are lowâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;˘ Hot Summer Nights â&#x20AC;˘ 2016

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Capricorn - shmapricorn...your feet are flat and so is your chest...back-biting is second nature to you and your social status declines in proportion to gravityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily toll on your butt. A tummy tuck would help, if you could only find a doctor who tucks by the pound. Kidney pie is your favorite food and hogs scurry to their troughs when your stomach growls...

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Water signs are prone to cry at any public gather­ ing and Aquarius is no exception. Last time you stood alone on a street corner, the police gave you a ticket for gather­ing without a permit. You are so fat that the security guard at the last outdoor concert you attended advised you to break it up. When you see-saw, two large walruses and a hefty sea cow dis­cuss their vertigo before they agree to rideâ&#x20AC;Ś

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Take it on the lam for parts unknown...which in your case could be anywhere in your neighborhood. Your lack of personality causes passing motorists to deposit unmetered mail in your sagging mouth. Your ill-fated marriage to a Lebanese hockey player causes your paranoia to peak. Watch for falling debris and keep your platform shoes tiedâ&#x20AC;Ś

Dear Flabby Dear Flabby, I wanted to write to you because I keep reading Star magazines and the worst part is that sometimes I believe it!!! In one magazine I read that a woman gave birth to an alien! And Elvis was spotted on the moon and a kid gave birth to his brother and the brother lived for 5 days. All my girlfriends and ex-girlfriends believe all of it (I got them hooked). Well, my Mom, Dad, brother and sister are all mad at me because I read it!! Did you hear that Dolly Parton was going to replace Delta Burke or that Saddam goes to bed with five girls a night or that the USA is trying to make reforms in the Middle East! (Why US?) Well, I want to ask you how I stop this gross habit. P.S. Please give me at least 4 or 5 ways. signed, Really Crazy Yes, Me Dear Yes Me, I will list five ways to stop: 1. Pin a note on your shirt, like a baby, saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Maga­zines.â&#x20AC;? 2. Have someone write something about you and have them put it in Star. 3. If you feel the urge to read something, read Nightflying. 4. Tear off a page of Star one at a time and use it for toilet paper. 5. When you get the urge to read it, pluck your eyebrows. Good Reading, A Literarily Appreciated Flabby

I write to you, dear readers, on the eve of the 20th Hot Springs Blues Festival. For at least a decade, I’ve had the privilege to produce this fine festival. I’ve watched it grow from a one day affair in a dusty parking lot with performers on the back of a flatbed trailer to an almost week-long event that had international notoriety and then back to a stripped down weekend event. Lots of bittersweet moments. Lots of tense moments. Lots of awesome moments. The scenario is the same every year. Worrying about having enough money to cover the nut. Will all the performers show up? On time? What about the vendors? Why won’t the power work? What about our security? Do we have enough volunteers? Holy shit! Is that a storm cloud? The anxiety over pulling off an event with so many moving parts is ALWAYS there. Anyone who has ever been the overlord of such an event can testify to these and similar issues. The payoff for me is when the last act takes the stage on the last night of the festival. I can finally relax and enjoy the production. At some point I will find a vantage that allows me to look out across the crowd and eventually say to myself ‘Not a bad festival. Not bad at all.’ Over my time with the HSBF I’ve had a lot of great memories. Some I helped to create, others that just happened because of the magic of the blues. Since this is the 20th anniversary of this fine little festival, I thought I’d share some of my favorite memories from the many artists, volunteers and blues lovers that have graced the Spa City at the end of the summer. I first attended the HSBF in 2000, the year I moved to Hot Springs. I seem to recall the festival was held later in the year, October maybe, that year. I had my young daughters with me that particular Saturday evening and we were all excited to get to go hear the music. When we arrived at the festival it was dark and cold. Not a little cold. COLD! We stayed for maybe thirty minutes and left. The blues had turned us blue! Not to be discouraged, my lovely bride and I eventually became members of the Spa City Blues Society and volunteers for the blues festival. We met the cast of characters that made up the blues society at that time and fell right in. It wasn’t long before I began to help book the acts for the festival and eventually started handling the production. There have been a lot of fine artists grace the stage of the HSBF. One of my favorite memories was seeing St. Thomas Jenkins on stage with Joe Colvis, Heather Crosse and Chad Carter. I didn’t realize who I was seeing at the time but I can now look back on that day and appreciate the history that was on the stage. One year, I talked our SCBS board into booking a singer/songwriter who was relatively unknown in blues circles at the time. I had read a review about the lady and purchased her latest CD. The board bit and we booked her. This was the same year that we brought in Hubert Sumlin and Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith as the headliners. EG Kight opened her set and within a few songs put out a rendition of “At Last” that brought the house down. After her set, Kight was still selling CDs and signing autographs half way through the headliner’s set. Since then, EG Kight fills the house every time she plays the Spa City.

EG Kight

For a couple of years the SCBS joined forces with the Arkansas River Blues Society and offered up a second stage of music. The first time I heard Ben ‘Swamp Donkey’ Brenner was at one of these festivals. I remember the uniqueness of his sound and delivery and I loved his songwriting. I recall he spoke of ‘being bored and broke and getting house drunk’. Good times. The last time the late Michael Burks played the HSBF will forever stick in my memory. This was one of the year’s when we would start at noon and end at midnight. Burks was the headline that year and was set to play a 75 or 90 minute set. Two and a half hours later there were about 200 people crowded to the front of the stage and Burks was still kickin’ ass! We had to tell him to quit or he would have played all night. One of the best performances I had ever seen from him. The first year we moved the festival to Hill Wheatley Plaza saw Bernard Allison and Shemekia Copeland as our headliners. This was also the first year we attempted a two day festival. Allison put on a great show and the SCBS had stumbled onto a new festival formula. We were still working long hours, they just weren’t all on the same day! The year Brandon Santini and all-star roots & blues band Southern Hospitality played proved to be a great festival. Santini had recently recorded his CD This Time Another Year. The disc featured a song that included a duet with piano man Victor Wainwright. Wainwright was in Southern Hospitality who would headline later that evening. During Santini’s set, he brought Wainwright to the stage to sing the swamp-drenched tune “Baby What You Doing To Me?” It was one of those perfect moments when everything lined up. Later that evening,

Wainwright, JP Soars and Damon Fowler lit things up with their Southern Hospitality set. The year that Diunna Greanleaf appeared at the festival with Jon Del Toro Richardson on guitar was yet another moment. Greenleaf managed to get in the middle of the festival crowd and hold court, singing without a microphone. An amazing performance! So many great performances by so many amazing acts…Joe Vicino and The Smokedaddys, The Stella Vees, Barbara Blue, Grady Champion, Shakura S’aida, Keb Mo, Los Lonely Boys, Eric Hughes, Ray Bonneville, Randy McQuay, Lightnin’ Lee & Rooster, Zac Harmon and the list could go on and on. Of course, there have been a couple of years when things didn’t go so well. One year in particular was the year Hurricane Ike made his appearance. We were geared up to have one of the best festivals to date with the Fabulous Thunderbirds headlining. The storms began to blow in Friday and didn’t let up until Sunday. We managed to get four out of our ten acts on the stage that weekend and we lost our asses! One major positive came from that festival. The SCBS and the HSBF were shown the true support they had. Locals, individuals and businesses, stepped up to help fundraise to pay off the debts of the rained-out festival. Local musicians who were paid even though they didn’t play gave their money back to the blues society. The SCBS managed to pay off all debts before the end of that year. It was an amazing show of support. The volunteers through the years have been the backbone of this festival, as they are at any undertaking like this. I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to work beside and lead some of the finest people out there. Our volunteers show up, work hard and play hard and it is truly appreciated. From the folks like Leadra Orr, Dave Reagan, and Steve & Nancy Harnar that were there from the beginning to people like John Vaught, Bill MacSorley, Mary Melton and so, so many others that have kept it moving forward, our volunteers ROCK! I’ve met so many people through their volunteer efforts at the festival who I now call personal friends. It has certainly been a reward for me. To all the volunteers over the years…thank you for your hard work and thank you for your friendship. It has been an honor to work beside you and to serve you. This year’s Hot Springs Blues Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, in Hill Wheatley Plaza, downtown Hot Springs. It’s a bit Spartan compared to years past but it will be good. And it will continue to grow and continue to be known as one of the best ‘biggest little festivals’ in the country.

Michael Burks

Check out all the details at

Come say hello to me if you make it.

I’ll be checking things out from backstage. Peace, y’all.

---DH • Hot Summer Nights • 2015


Arkansas Alma

Oct. 7: Dec. 14:


Oct. 1: feat.:

Eureka Springs

Eric Gales The Founder’s Room Sandi Patty Alma Performing Arts Center

Benefit For Serenity, Inc. Black Oak Arkansas Framing The Red Big Spring Park


keeping arkansas weird for over 35 years August 2016

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Sept. 8 - 11: feat. 8: feat. 9: feat. 10: feat. 11: [ Oct. 11 - 15: feat.: Oct. 13 - 16: feat.: • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

Jazz Eureka Roaring 20s Jazz Party Crescent Hotel The Rodney Block Collective Basin Spring Park The Brubeck Brothers Quartet 12-Piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective The Auditorium Matt & Gus Jazz Duo Claudia Burson Trio Calle Soul Band Justin Young Basin Spring Park Jazz Brunch at The Crescent Hotel Crystal Dining Room or] 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival The Elders All Over Town Hillberry: The Harvest Moon The Ben Miller Band Railroad Earth Greensky Bluegrass The Infamous Stringdusters The Travelin’ McCourys The New

Mastersounds Elephant Revival Turkuaz Larry Keel Fruition Split Lip Rayfield Dirtfoot The Hattrick Arkansauce Mountain Sprout Friends Of The Phamily Sad Daddy The Crescent City Combo John Henry & Friends Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings The Ozark Travelers The Farm


Aug. 25: feat.: Aug. 26: Aug. 26: feat.:

Fayetteville Roots Festival Peter Rowan Jonatham Byrd The Wild Weeds Fayetteville Town Center Samantha Fish George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville Roots Festival Old Crow Medicine Show Peter Rowan Amy Helm Jonathan Byrd The Wild Reeds Fayetteville Town Center

Aug. 27: feat.: Aug. 28: feat.: Sept. 15: Sept. 17: Sept. 21 - 24: MAIN STAGE feat. 21: feat. 22: feat. 23:

Fayetteville Roots Festival Gregory Alan Isakov The Milk Carton Kids Shook Twins Birds of Chicago We Dream Dawn Fayetteville Town Center Fayetteville Roots Festival Shovels & Rope Hayes Carll John Moreland Hubby Jenkins Smokey & The Mirror Fayetteville Town Center The Commodores U of A Andy Frasco & The U.N. George’s Majestic Lounge Bikes, Blues & BBQ The Boss Tweeds Arkansauce Leah & The Mojo Doctors Gary Hutchison The Nace Brothers Oreo Blue Joe Giles & The Homewreckers Uncrowned Kings George’s Majestic Lounge

Fort Smith/Van Buren

Aug. 20:

Uncle Lucius Wishbone’s

Sept. 3: Sept. 4: Sept. 22: Sept. 24: Oct. 2: Oct. 6: Oct. 7: Oct. 17: Oct. 26: Dec. 13: Oct. 26: Dec. 23:

The Derailers Kay Rogers Park Expo Hall Reverend Horton Heat Kay Rogers Park Expo Hall Albert Cummings Second Street Live Collin Raye Wishbone’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood FS Convention Center Peterson Brothers 801 Media Center Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots FS Convention Center DePue De Hoyes The Blue Lion University of Arkansas Straight No Chaser FS Convention Center Mannheim Steamroller FS Convention Center Straight No Chaser FS Convention Center Mannheim Steamroller FS Convention Center

Greenbrier Sept. 16 - 18: feat.:

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Flux Festival SkyDyed Scotty B. Lusid Charley Askew (as Freddy Mercury) Goose Groovecluster Fractala Tryptogram Sick Numbles Sublingual Soundsystem Whole Famn Damily The Fried Pies Joe Sundell

August 2016 1 8 15 22 29

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6 13 20 27 3

September 2016 28 4 11 18 25

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Mr. Morphis Travis Gibbs Jackson Diner Yuni Wa Noisemarrow Anomen Instances Steve G. RCA Couch Jackets Cosmocean Anomen Cadron Creek Outfitters


Sept. 10: Paul Thorn Helena River Park Oct. 6 - 8: King Biscuit Blues Festival Thursday, October 6th Sonny Landreth with: Roy Rogers Eric Gales Johnny Sansone Reba Russell Heavy Suga & The SweeTones Sterling Billingsley Friday, October 7th John Mayall Rebirth Brass Band Anson Funderburgh Mike Zito

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Kenny Neal Mike Wheeler Blind Mississippi Morris D.R. Diamond & Birthright Blues Project Carson Diersing Band Henry “Gip” Gibson Spoonfed Blues feat: Mississippi Spoonman Robert Finley C.W. Gatlin Band Cash McCall Band Wampus Cats Lonnie Shields Band Linsey Alexander Band Saturday, October 8th Charlie Musselwhite Peterson Brothers Kenny Smith with: Bob Margolin & Bob Stroger Kevin Naquin Andy T. & Nick Nixon Toronzo Cannon Katy Guillen & the Girls Dylan Doyle Band Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright Dallas Alice

Sean “Bad” Apple Mark “Muleman” Massey Robert Lee “Lil Poochie” Watson & Hezekiah Early Sam Frazier, Jr. & Albert White Phillip Stackhouse Band Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues Beverly “Guitar” Watkins Charles Wilson Band Cherry Street

Hot Springs

Aug. 30 - S. 5: Hot Springs Jazz Fest Various Venues Sept. 3, 4: Hot Springs Blues Fest feat.: The Delgado Brothers Noah Wotherspoon Barbara Blue Cedell Davis Brethren Stuart Baer & Lance Womack Hump Night Blues Band The Big Chiller Blues Band




Donate & Volunteer Camping & Lodging Trolley Tours & Education Motorcycles & Groups Welcome

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Sept. 4: Sept. 9: Sept. 30, O. 1:

Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon Unseen Eye Spa City Youngbloods Hill Wheatley Plaza Sonora Dinamita Timberwood Amphitheater Peter Cetera Oaklawn Park Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival Hill Wheatley Plaza

ittle Rock // L North Little Rock

Aug. 25: Aug. 27: Aug. 27: Sept. 8: Sept. 13: Sept. 17: Sept. 20: Sept. 21: Sept. 21: Oct. 4: Oct. 4: Oct. 5: Oct. 6:

Amy Helm South On Main BJ Barham White Water Tavern Hayes Carll Rev Room Diarrhea Planet Rev Room Melvins Helms Alee Clear Channel Metroplex Roger Hoover White Water Tavern Trivium Sabaton Huntress Metroplex Live Natural Child Faux Ferocious White Water Tavern Deftones Metroplex Live Anderson East Brent Cobb Rev Room August Burns Red Erra Silent Planet Make Them Suffer Metroplex Live Melanie Martinez Metroplex Live Amanda Shires Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll

Oct. 8: Oct. 10: Oct. 14: feat.: Oct. 15: feat.: Oct. 15: Oct. 16: feat.: Oct. 18: feat.: Oct. 19: feat.: Oct. 20: feat.: Oct. 21: Oct. 21: feat.: Oct. 22: Oct. 22: feat.:

Chicken Shack Green River Ordinance Castro Rev Room Clutch Zakk Sabbath Kyng Metroplex Live Arkansas State Fair Bret Michaels Arkansas State Fair Complex Arkansas State Fair Saliva Trapt Arkansas State Fair Complex Highly Suspect Slothrust Metroplex Live Arkansas State Fair Mystikal Arkansas State Fair Complex Arkansas State Fair Rick Springfield Arkansas State Fair Complex Arkansas State Fair Al B. Sure! Arkansas State Fair Clint Black Arkansas State Fair Complex Cedric Burnside Project White Water Tavern Arkansas State Fair Kenny Wayne Shepherd Arkansas State Fair Complex Blue October Metroplex Live Arkansas State Fair Collin Raye Arkansas State Fair Complex Blackberry-Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Mountain View

Aug. 27: Sept. 2: Sept. 3: Sept. 21: Oct. 1: Oct. 8: Oct. 15:


Sept. 10: Sept. 23 - 25: feat.:

Clarke Beuhling Carl Anderson Ozark Folk Center Dave Holt Josh GoForth Ozark Folk Center Dave Para & Cathy Barton Ozark Folk Center Anna & Elizabeth Ozark Folk Center Suzy Boguss Ozark Folk Center Don Edwards Ozark Folk Center Darol Anger & Mike Marshall Ozark Folk Center

Mulberry River Clean-up Byrd’s Adventure Center Byrdfest 13: A Concert Campout Experience The Schwag (Grateful Dead Experience) Mom’s Kitchen (Widespread Panic Tribute) Hindenburg Project (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

Pepperland (Psychedelic Beatles Tribute) Miles Over Mountains Bluegrass Band Zack Mufasa Reggae Band Woody & Sunshine Acoustic Duo Last Sayso - Nina Byrd’s Adventure Center [ or 479-667-4066 for details…]


Sept. 1: Sept. 6: Oct. 1: Oct. 2: Oct. 15:

Styx Walmart AMP Goo Goo Dolls Collective Soul Walmart AMP The Lumineers Walmart AMP AMPfest Walmart AMP Korn Breaking Benjamin Walmart AMP

Arkansas Suburbs Baton Rouge, LA

Sept. 10:

Melvins Helms Alee Spanish Moon Genesis Capital, LLC., Bringing to Arkansas small wind 4K and large capacity 2 Mw and up Solar & Wind Farms: Presenting home owners the opportunity to reduce their electric costs to zero dollar ($0) or even a positive credit balance, by installing Hybrid Technology / Vertical Axis Turbines and Solar Panels. With a strong vision to provide every home owner a $0 acquisition cost for the Alternative Energy turnkey project. Alternative Energy Projects: Red Sun Resources: Energime Green Group has developed technology tested & output-certified by Rolls Royce, Kawasaki & British Atmospheric Data Institute, running large 1.5 MWe turbines at 32% efficiency for over a year. RED SUN is Patentee of the world-wide exclusive infrared reflection to enable focusing & collecting the full spectrum of head and light giving 1620C for the 1st time! Additional copatents with the DOE allow molten steel 10 MW storage units 18m3 for 24 hour operation to 30 day operation. Storing Green Energy! Benefits to End Users: • Tax credits available from the IRS till 2016, 30% of the purchase price of the qualified alternative energy equipment, based on energy qualification audits. • Immediate savings on monthly electric bill. • Financing available on our equipment, delivery and installation: Working with local banks, presenting the working guidelines of International banks, that have approved the Carbon Credit collateral as the basis for business/home improvement loans to the end users. • The present value of Carbon Credits on the International Market will create cash flow for the projects. • With 1.2 million homes in AR, our project creates much needed jobs for the local communities, improving our economy and providing Green Energy. For more information contact: Phone: 479.361.1211 AD NF 043014-01

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Sept. 29: Oct. 5: Oct. 6: Oct. 9: Oct. 10: Oct. 11: Oct. 13: Oct. 14: Oct. 20: Oct. 21: Oct. 25: Oct. 26: Oct. 29: Nov. 26: Dec. 9: Sept. 29: Oct. 5: Oct. 6: Oct. 9: Oct. 10: Oct. 11: Oct. 13: Oct. 14: Oct. 20:

EmiSunshine Red Dragon Elton John River Center Arena Anthrax Death Angel Avatar Varsity Theatre Trout Fishing In America Red Dragon Amanda Shires Manship Theatre Jonny Lang Manship Theatre Casting Crowns Hannah Kerr Matt Maher River Center Arena Paul Thorn Red Dragon Hatebreed DevilDriver Devil You Know Varsity Theatre Skillet Sick Puppies Devour The Day Texas Club Tech N9ne Krizz Kaliko JL Starrz Varsity Theatre Bob Dylan Performing Arts Theatre Tab Benoit Vasrsity Theatre Delbert McClinton L’Auberge Casino Aaron Neville L’Auberge Casino EmiSunshine Red Dragon Elton John River Center Arena Anthrax Death Angel Avatar Varsity Theatre Trout Fishing In America Red Dragon Amanda Shires Manship Theatre Jonny Lang Manship Theatre Casting Crowns Hannah Kerr Matt Maher River Center Arena Paul Thorn Red Dragon Hatebreed DevilDriver

Oct. 21: Oct. 25: Oct. 26: Oct. 29: Nov. 26: Dec. 9:

Devil You Know Varsity Theatre Skillet Sick Puppies Devour The Day Texas Club Tech N9ne Krizz Kaliko JL Starrz Varsity Theatre Bob Dylan Performing Arts Theatre Tab Benoit Varsity Theatre Delbert McClinton L’Auberge Casino Aaron Neville L’Auberge Casino

Dallas, TX

Aug. 27: Aug. 27: Aug. 30: Sept. 1: Sept. 4: Sept. 4: Sept. 7: Sept. 8: Sept. 9: Sept. 9: Sept. 10: Sept. 12: Sept. 12: Sept. 14:

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Brad Paisley Tyler Farr Maddie & Tae Gexa Energy Pavilion Robert Earl Keen The Bomb Factory Kenny G. Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House KC & The Sunshine Band The Bomb Factory Fifth Harmony JoJo Gexa Energy Pavilion Tab Benoit Granada Theater Black Sabbath Rival Sons Gexa Energy Pavilion Damien Escobar House Of Blues Green River Ordinance Castro The Roosevelts House Of Blues Robben Ford Lee Roy Parnell Joe Robinson Kessler Theater Brantley Gilbert Justin Moore Colt Ford Gexa Energy Pavilion Jefferson Starship Hilton Anatole Hotel Demi Lovato Nick Jonas Mike Posner American Airlines Center Death Cab For Cutie

August 2016 1 8 15 22 29

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September 2016 28 4 11 18 25

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Sept. 23: Sept. 24: Sept. 24:

Bully The Bomb Factory John Sebatian Poor David’s Pub Delbert McClinton The Quebe Sisters Strauss Square Marcia Ball AT&T Performing Arts Center

Fort Worth, TX

Aug. 27: Sept. 2: Sept. 24: Oct. 29: Nov. 12: Dec. 29:

Stoney LaRue Billy Bob’s Texas Kenny Wayne Shepherd Billy Bob’s Texas Avenged Sevenfold Deftones Chevelle Pierce The Veil Hellyeah Of Mice & Men Ghost Candlebox Nothing More Starset The Amity Affliction Skindred Kyng Neck Deep Shaman’s Harvest Avatar Twelve Foot Ninja Texas Motor Speedway Pat Green Billy Bob’s Texas Willie Nelson Billy Bob’s Texas Mannheim Steamroller Bass Performance Hall

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Kansas City, MO / KS

Aug. 25: Aug. 25: Aug. 26: Aug. 29: Aug. 30: Sept. 2:

Robben Ford Lee Roy Parnell Joe Robinson Knuckleheads Luke Bryan Little Big Town Dustin Lynch Frankie Ballard Justin Moore Providence Medical Center Amphitheater Def Leppard REO Speedwagon Tesla Sprint Center David Crosby Uptown Theater Dixie Chicks Vintage Trouble Smooth Hound Smith Sprint Center Delbert McClinton Katy Guillen & The Girls Danielle Nicole Knuckleheads

Lawrence, KS

Sept. 13: Sept. 16: Sept. 24: Sept. 28: Oct. 1:

Lucero Granada Theatre Andy Frasco & The U.N. The Bottleneck Judy Collins The Lied Center of Kansas Dance Gavin Dance The Contortionists Hail The Sun Good Tiger Granada Theater The Blind Boys

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Memphis, TN Sept. 2: Sept. 8: Sept. 8: Sept. 9: Sept. 10: Sept. 12: Sept. 12, 13: Sept. 16: Sept. 17: Sept. 21: Sept. 23: Sept. 23: Sept. 23: Sept. 30: feat.: Sept. 30: Oct. 1: feat.:

Split Lip Rayfield The Late Greats Minglewood Hall Ricky Skaggs Minglewood Hall Stephanie Mills Orpheum Theatre Diarrhea Planet Pujol Hi-Tone Cafe Booker T. Jones Halloran Centre Maroon 5 Tove Lo R. City FedExForum JP Soars Rum Boogie Cafe Leon Bridges Lianne La Havas Minglewood Hall Alejandro Escovedo Buckman Performing Arts Center 3 Doors Down Pop Evil Red Sun Rising Orpheum Theatre Coco Montoya Rum Boogie Cafe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Halloran Center Sheryl Crow Memphis Botanic Garden Bonafied Blues Fest Cedric Burnside Southern Avenue Overton Square The Cult Minglewood Hall Bonafied Blues Fest John Nemeth The Wampus Cats Davis Coen Overton Square

Oct. 7: Oct. 15. 16: Oct. 21: Oct. 21:

Kenny Rogers Orpheum Theatre Marc Cohn Buckman Performing Arts Center The Blind Boys Of Alabama The Levitt Shell Bonnie Raitt The California Honeydrops Orpheum Theatre

Oklahoma City Sept. 1: Sept. 9, 10: Sept. 12: Sept. 13: Sept. 22: Sept. 23: Sept. 24: Oct. 1: Oct. 10: Oct. 11: Oct. 21:

Jackyl Diamond Ballroom Blake Shelton Chesapeake Energy Arena Jason Isbell Lucero The Criterion Cyndi Lauper Charlie Musselwhite Civic Center Music Hall The Avett Brothers Chesapeake Energy Arena Skindred (hed)pe 89th Street Collective Dennis DeYoung Eli Young Band OK State Fairgrounds Chris Stapleton Lee Ann Womack OK City Zoo Amph. Elvis Costello Chevy Bricktown Events Center Clutch Zakk Sabbath Kyng Diamond Ballroom Fice Finger Death Punch Shinedown Sixx:A.M. As Lions Chesapeake Energy Arena

Pocola, OK Sept. 16: Oct. 8: Oct. 29: Nov. 19:

Sir Mix-A-Lot Choctaw Casino Uncle Kracker Choctaw Casino Collective Soul Choctaw Casino Lee Ann Womack Choctaw Casino

Quapaw, OK Sept. 3, 4: feat. 3: feat. 4:

Downstream Country Music Festival Josh Turner Maddie & Tae Clare Dunn Big & Rich Cowboy Troy Thompson Square Backroad Anthem Barrett Baber Downstream Casino

Robinsonville// Tunica, MS Sept 30:

Slayer Anthrax Horseshoe Casino

Oct. 14: Nov. 11:

Lewis Black Horseshoe Casino Dwight Yoakam Horseshoe Casino

Shreveport, LA Sept. 20: Sept. 23: Sept. 23: Sept. 30: Oct. 7:

Needtobreathe Mat Kearney John Mark McMillan Welshly Arms Shreveport Mun. Aud. 3 Doors Down Pop Evil Red Sun Rising Shreveport Mun. Aud. Anthrax Death Angel The Warehouse Vanilla Ice Salt-N-Pepa All-4-One Coolio Tone Loc Rob Base CenturyLink Center Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds Trout Fishing In America Red River District

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Oct. 15: Oct. 16: Oct. 23: Oct. 25: Dec. 3:

Keith Sweat Shreveport Mun. Aud. ZZ Top Shreveport Mun. Aud. Cedric Burnside Project House Concert Bob Dylan Shreveport Mun. Aud. Aaron Neville Margaritaville Resort

St. Louis, MO

Sept. 2: Sept. 4: Sept. 7: Sept. 10: Sept. 10:

31 7 14 21 28

Fifth Harmony JoJo Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Keller Williams The Bootleg At Atomic Cowboy Reckless Kelly Buskin’ Bootleggers Off Broadway Beyoncé Edward Jones Dome Toby Keith Eric Paslay Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

August 2016 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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Sept. 11: Sept. 13: Sept. 14: Sept. 15: Sept. 16: Sept. 16: Sept. 18:

Blink-182 A Day To Remember All-American Rejects Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Ice Nine Kills Secrets Sylar Cover Your Tracks Out Came The Wolves Fubar JP Soars BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups Lydia Loveless Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room Florida Georgia Line Cole Swindell The Cadillac Three Kane Brown Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Los Lonely Boys Old Rock House ZZ Top Gov’t Mule Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sept. 19: Sept. 22: Sept. 23: Sept. 23: Sept. 24: Sept. 25: Sept. 27: Sept. 28: Sept. 29:

Tech N9ne Krizz Kaliko JL Starrz The Pageant Coco Montoya BBs Jazz Blues & Soups Beck CRX Peabody Opera House Rebirth Brass Band The Bootleg At Atomic Cowboy Bernadette Peters Chase Park Plaza Pat Metheny Sheldon Concert Hall Gavin DeGraw Andy Grammer Wrabel Peabody Opera House Counting Crows Rob Thomas K PHillips Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Pop Evil Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Oct. 1: Oct. 3: Oct. 6: Oct. 7:

The Commodores River City Casino Maroon 5 Tove Lo R. City Scottrade Center Green River Ordinance Old Rock House Vanilla Ice Salt-N-Pepa Kid N Play All-4-One Coolio Young M.C. Chaifetz Arena

Springfield, MO

Sept. 7: Sept. 8: Sept. 21: Sept. 22: Sept. 22:

Diarrhea Planet Outland Ballroom Terry Bozzio Nathan P. Murphy’s The Quebe Sisters Gillioz Theatre Lewis Black Gillioz Theatre Skindred (hed)pe Outland Ballroom

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Sept. 30: Oct. 7: Oct. 14: Oct. 27: Oct. 29: Nov. 16: Nov. 26:

Ishi Outland Ballroom Unknown Hinson Outland Ballroom Blackberry Smoke Gillioz Theatre Robert Earl Keen Gillioz Theatre Andy Frasco & The U.N. Outland Ballroom Skinny Lister Lincoln Durham Trapper Schoepp & The Shades Outland Ballroom Henry Rollins Gillioz Theatre

Tulsa, OK Sept. 8: Sept. 8 - 10: feat. 8: feat. 9: feat. 10: Sept. 10:

31 7 14 21 28

Dixie Chicks Elle King BOK Center Farm Rock Tulsa Mike Tramp Great White Vixen Faster Pussycat Steelheart Queensrÿche Warrant Faster Pussycat Firehouse Downtown Tulsa Lucero Jason Isbell

August 2016 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

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BOK Center Hayes Carll Guthrie Green Park Melvins Helms Alee Cain’s Ballroom Turnpike Troubadors Jason Boland & The Stragglers Reckless Kelly Medicine Stone Turnpike Troubadors Jason Boland & The Stragglers Medicine Stone Ghost Brady Theater Ishi The Vanguard Saint Motel Jr. Jr. Weathers Cain’s Ballroom Local Natives Charlotte Day Wilson Cain’s Ballroom St. Paul & The Broken Bones Seratones Cain’s Ballroom Die Antwood Cain’s Ballroom Cold War Kids The Strumbellas Cain’s Ballroom Ben Rector Jacob Whitesides Cain’s Ballroom The Oak Ridge Boys Tulsa State Fair Trivium Sabaton Cain’s Ballroom Toby Keith BOK Center Korn Breaking Benjamin Motionless In White BOK Center for further information • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


All cities listed in alphabetical order. To add or update a listing, please call {501}354-8577. (P) denotes private club. All listings subject to change.

Alma AR..................................................30 Arkadelphia AR .....................................30 Batesville AR.......................................... 30 Beebe AR ................................................ 30 Bella Vista AR........................................ 30 Benton AR .............................................. 30 Bentonville AR....................................... 30 Blytheville AR ........................................ 30 Branson MO .......................................... 30 Caddo Valley .......................................... 30 Camden AR ........................................... 30 Clarksdale MS ....................................... 30 Clarksville AR ....................................... 30 Conway AR ............................................ 31 Dardanelle AR ....................................... 31 Eureka Springs AR ............................... 31 Fayetteville/Springdale AR .................. 32 Fort Smith AR ....................................... 33 Gravette AR ........................................... 34 Hardy AR ............................................... 34 Harrison AR .......................................... 34 Heber Springs AR ................................. 34 Hot Springs AR ..................................... 34 Idabell, OK ............................................ 35 Jacksonville AR ..................................... 35 Jonesboro AR ........................................ 35 Joplin MO .............................................. 35 Leslie AR ................................................ 35 Little Rock//N.L.R................................. 35 Lula MS ................................................. 39 Malvern AR ........................................... 39 Maumelle AR ......................................... 39 Memphis TN .......................................... 39 Monticello AR ........................................ 40 Morrilton AR ......................................... 40 Mountain Home AR .............................. 40 Mountain View AR................................ 40 New Edinburgh, AR .............................. 40 Ozark AR ............................................... 40 Paragould AR ........................................ 40 Paris AR ................................................. 40 Pocola OK .............................................. 41 Quapaw OK ........................................... 41 Rogers AR .............................................. 41 Roland OK ............................................. 41 Royal ...................................................... 41 Russellville AR....................................... 41 Sallisaw OK ........................................... 41 Stillwater OK ......................................... 41 Stuttgart AR .......................................... 41 Texarkana AR//TX ................................ 41 Trumann AR .......................................... 41 Van Buren AR........................................ 42 Warren AR ............................................. 42 West Fork AR ........................................ 42 Winslow AR ........................................... 42


{Area Code 470} THE FOUNDERS ROOM (P) 7503 Robinswood Rd., Alma 221-5737 72921 August 13: Robert Tepper WARREN’S REC ROOM (P) 1437 Newberry Road, Alma 208-TUNE (8863) 72921 Bookings: Cristy Smith August 13: Flatbed 20: Jesse Dean & Left Of Center 26: Honeyjack September 18: JP Soars & The Red Hots


{Area Code 870} SLIM & SHORTY’S 617 Clinton St., Arkadelphia 245-2365 71923 Bookings: Misty Harris Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 501} JOSIE’S STEAK HOUSE 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville 793-7000 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details... MOOSE LODGE (P) 750 Brewer Hill Rd., Batesville 793-9902 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details.. THE DUCK BLIND {Ramada Inn} 1325 No. St. Louis, Batesville 793-2001 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details..


{Area Code 501} V.F.W. (P) 1405 E. Center., Beebe 882-7769 72012 F.: Game Night

Bee Branch

{Area Code 501} HWY 65 DIVE 9174 Highway 65, Bee Branch 745-DIVE (3483) Live entertainment. Call for details...

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{Area Code 479} JJ’S GRILL 12 Cunningham Corner, BV 802-6455 72714 Bookings: Jeff Fox@jjsbookings@ August 12: Scott Eastman 13: Keith Nicholson Trio 15: Jeff Fox 16: Rick Dodson 17: Toby Freeman 18: Whiskey Myers 19: Lazy Daisy 20: Take Cover 22: Russ Hutchison 23: Keith Nicholson 24: Jordan Hull 25: Tom Bryant 26: Rozenbridge 27: Wes Hart 29: Stevie Tombstone 30: TJ Scarlett 31: Tony Alvarez RIORDAN HALL 3 Riordan Drive, B.V. 855-8170 72714 Occassional live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 501} FLETCHER MUSIC 619 W. South, Benton 778-9098 72015 Live Music. Call for details... GINO’S SPORTS GRILL (P) 17332 I-30, Benton 778-9444 72019 Live entertainment. Call for details... V.F.W. POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Rd, Benton

315-5585 72015 Bookings: Angela F.: Karaoke Live entertainment. Call for details...


{Area Code 479} BENTLEY’S BEACH BAR 91 S. E. 28th Street, Bentonville 876-8060 72712 Live music. Call for details… RYSTAL BRIDGES C MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, B’ville 418-5700 72712 September 2: Fritz & The Jazz Mills (FREE) GUSANO’S (P) 2905 So. Walton Blvd., B’ville 271-8242 72712 Live music. Call for details… METEOR GUITAR GALLERY 128 W. Central, B’ville 268-1500 72712 August 12: Guitar Shorty & Leslie Serrano 13: Improv 2nd Saturday 19: The Young Guns of Comedy Tour 20: TNO Teen Dance Party September 2: Foleys Van 1st Friday 7: Delta Rae at Bentonville Sessions 9: Funk Party Night 10: Improv with: SockMonkey 12: Antique Estate Sale 27: Backwoods Film Fest 28: Coco Montoya THE TABLE MESS BAR 108 E. Central, B’ville 715-6707 72712 Live music. Call for details…

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{Area Code 870} THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main, Blytheville 715-6707 72315 Occassional live music.

Branson, MO

{Area Code 417} BRANSON’S CENTER STAGE GRILLE & BAR 1810. W. Hwy 76, Branson 320-6079 65616 Live Music. Call for details... THE OUTBACK PUB 1924 W. State Highway 76, Branson 334-7003 65616 Live Music. Call for details... WAXY O’SHEA’S IRISH PUB 235 Branson Landing, Branson 348-1759 65616 Tu.: Pub Quiz W.: Dance Night Th.-Sa: DJ Imperial


M.F. METAL 5920 Hwy. 5 No., Bryant Occassional metal shows…

Caddo Valley

{Area Code 870} BETTY’S BIG COUNTRY DANCE HALL 102 Crystal Palace, Caddo Valley 245-3800 71923 Bookings: Betty August 20: Ronnie Neighbors & Over The Hill Gang September 3: Twin City Ramblers 10: Aaron Owens Band 17: Ronnie Neighbors & Over The Hill Gang October 13 - 15: Arkansas Square Dance Convention


{Area Code 870} POSTMASTERS GRILL 133 U.S. 278 Business, Camden 836-5579 71701 Live Music. Call for details...

Clarksdale, MS {Area Code 662} BLUESBERRY CAFÉ 235 Yazoo Ave, Clarksdale 627-7008 38614 Su: Blues/rock jam

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 627-6820 38614 Director: Shelly Ritter Occassional live music. GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB 0 Blues Alley, Clarksdale 621-9009 38614 W.: Karaoke Th.: Weekly Blues Jam August 12: Kingfish 13: Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks 17: Johnny Cass & Big Blind Ray 18: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones 19: Sister Lucille Band 20: Lucious Spiller 24: Jarred Goldweber & The Par Brothers 25: Steve Kolbus & The Clarksdale Revue 26: Rockin’ The Keys 27: The Juke Joint Allstars 31: LALA September 1: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones 2: Albert King Jr. & The Final Touch Band 3: Titanium Blue 7: Steve Kolbus & The Clarksdale Blues Revue 9: Charlie Burgin & The Southbound Train


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{Area Code 479} CROSSWOODS (P) Exit 55 off I-40 I-40 & Hwy. 64 W., Clarksville 754-8080 72830 Bookings: Wendell or Aleta W., F.: Karaoke Th.: College Night Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 501} ADVENT ARTS & ACOUSTIC CAFÉ {Advent Lutheran Church} 900 Farris Rd., Conway 786-1604 or 269-0805, 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… BEARS DEN PIZZA (P) 235 So. Farris, Conway 328-5556 72034 W.: Karaoke Th.: Le Trivia F.: Karaoke August 13: Comfortable Brother 16: DeFrance 20: Red Wood Rising September 3: Ponder The Albatross 6: The Rough & Tumble 10: Vinyl Thief DON W. REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL UCA Campus 201 Donaghey, Conway 450-5000 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… GUSANO’S 2915 Dave Ward, Conway 329-1100 72034 Live entertainment. Call for details…

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JJ’S GRILL (P) 1010 Main, Conway 336-0100 72032 Bookings: Jeff Fox@jjsbookings@ August 11: Jason Campbell Brandon Jenkins 12: Ed Bowman 13: Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers 15: Andy Tanas 16: Clayton Nichols 17: Travis Caudell 18: Dauber Hill 19: Mr. Lucky 20: BottleRocket 22: Jordan Hull

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ING’S (P) K 1020 Front St., Conway 205-8512 72032 August 11: Moments Before 13: Sol Tribe Nick Caffrey 18: Tyler Grady 19: Groovement 20: Unseen Eye 25: Jeremy Caton 26: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces Caleb Lee 27: Matthew Huff TJ Ashley ICHELANGELO’S M RISTORANTE 1117 Oak St., Conway 329-7278 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… MIKE’S PLACE (P) 808 Front St., Conway 269-6453 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… TAYLORS’ MADE CAFÉ 283 Hwy. 365, Conway 470-3322 72032 Su.: Open Jam Session

13: High ‘n’ Dry 19: The Great Whiskey Rendezvous 20: Dirty Lindsey 26: tba 27: tba September 2: Funk Yeah 3: High ‘n’ Dry 4: Third Degree 11: Sloppy KISS 24: Lypstick Handgrenade 25: Big Shane Thornton


{Area Code 479} FRONT STREET GRILL (P) 115 So. Front St., Dardanelle 229-4458 72834 Bookings: Monte, after 5 August 13: Thieves of Sunrise Willie Stradlin Band

Eureka Springs

THE RAB (P) 408 Hwy. 65 No., Conway 336-8484 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… VFW POST 2259 (P) 1 Veterans Drive, Conway 329-1230 72034 Bookings: Megan Live entertainment. Call for details… ZAZA 1050 Ellis Ave., St. 110, Conway 336-ZAZA (9292) 72032 Bookings: Adam Sweet Live entertainment. Call for details…

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{Area Code 479} THE ART COLONY No. Main, Eureka Springs 253-2090 72632 Bookings: Raven @ 479-244-7229 Occassional live music… THE AUDITORIUM 36 So. Main, Eureka Springs 253-7788 72632 888-855-7823 ASIN PARK HOTEL B 12 Spring, Eureka Springs 253-7837 72632 F.: Hogscalders CARIBE RESTAURANTE Hwy. 62 West 309 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-8102 72632 Bookings: KJ F., Sa.: Live music Live entertainment. Call for details…


Keeping Arkansas WEIRD Since 1980

TC’S MIDTOWN GRILL (P) 1611 E. Oak St., Conway 205-0576 72032 Open 7 Days A Week! 11a.m. - 2 a.m. W.: Open Mic, 7 p.m. host: Greg Madden All real musicians welcome… August 12: Lypstick Hand Grenade

CHELSEA’S CORNER CAFE & BAR 10 Mountain, Eureka Springs 253-6723 72632 Bookings: Gina M.: Ladies’ Night feat.: SprUngbilly Tu.: Open Mic W.: Drink & Draw August 12: Deep Fried Squirrel 13: Hosty Duo 15: SprUngbilly 19: Old Salt Union Mountain Sprout 20: Sad Daddy Mountain Sprout 22: SprUngbilly 26: Smokey Folk 27: Sam & The Stylees September 2: Opal Agaria & The Sweet Nothings 5: SprUngbilly 9: Matt Smith & All That Jazz 10: Crescent City Combo 17: Chucky Waggs & The Jenny Johnson Band 23: Irie Lions 24: Cadillac Jackson 30: Dr. NOLA & The Soul Shakers CRESCENT HOTEL 75 Prospect, Eureka Springs 253-9766 72632 Su.: Live Music During Brunch




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479.253.5841 7 Miles South of Eureka Springs on Hwy 23 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


EUREKA SPRINGS - CITY EVENTS 479-253-8737 UREKA HOUSE CONCERTS E {Unitarian Church} 17 Elk St., Eureka Springs OZARK MOUNTAIN HOEDOWN Hwy. 62 E., Eureka Springs 253-7725 72632 W.--M.: George Brothers PIED PIPER PUB & CATHOUSE LOUNGE 87 Armstrong, Eureka Springs 363-9976 72632 Tu.: Los Roscoes August 16: Los Roscoes 18: Grass Fed 19: MudHawks Voxana 20: Cody Woody & The Great American Wolf Roving Gamblers

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23: Los Roscoes 26: Mark Shields 27: Blue On Black September 2: Liberty Bell Rhythm Band 3: Charlie Delta Sidewinders 9: Brick Fields 10: Mark Shields 16: Outlaw Hippies 17: Jerry Jones 21: Liberty Bell Rhythm Band 22: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Blues City Limits 23: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers Magnolia Brown 24: Brannon Barrett Band Leslie Sorrano Band 25: tba 30: Septembers End October 1: Jimmy Wayne Garrett PINE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE 2075 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-9165 72632 Live Family Entertainment PUB N GRUB CLUB 169 169 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-7122 72632 Live entertainment. Call for details… ROWDY BEAVER RESTAURANT & TAVERN 417 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs 253-8544 72632 F.: Karaoke Su.: Free Pool August 13: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers

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ROWDY BEAVER DEN (Downtown Location) 47 Spring St., Eureka Springs 363-6444 72632 August 12: Jimmy Garrett Band 13: Jesse Dean Blew Reed & The Flatheads 14: Dorrian Cross 19: Mudhawk 20: Richard Burnett Duo Outlaw Hippies 21: Tyler Brant 26: Terri & The Executives 27: Terri & Brett Leather N Lace Trio THE STONE HOUSE 89 So. Main, Eureka Springs 363-6411 72632 Bookings: Amanda Open W.--Su. F.: Jerry Yester TURPENTINE CREEK 239 Turpentine Creek, Eureka Springs 253-5841 72632 Lions and tigers and bears, oh my…

Fayetteville/Springdale {Area Code 479} ARSAGA’S ON DICKSON: THE DEPOT 548 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 443-9900 72701 M.: Folk Night W.: Jazz Night



ART EXCHANGE 113 W. Emma, Springdale 751-3003 // 361-1211 72764 Last Thursday of each month: Open mic feat.: Houston Hughes, host BEAR’S PLACE 504 15th St., Fayetteville 521-2327 72701 August 11: Flashback 12: Member This 13: Brenda Baskin 14, 15: tba 16: Jumpsuit Jamey 17: Brick Fields 18: Bluegrass Jam 19: Chris Bassett 20: Derrick Mears & Rt. 358 21 - 23: tba 24: Brick Fields 25: Geneva 26: Buddy Shute & The Motivators 27 - 29: tba 30: Jumpsuit Jamey 31: Brick Fields September 1: Leisurlies 2: Come Missie Band 3: Jody Ferguson & The Rockets 4 - 6: tba 7: Brick Fields 8: Flashback 9: Member This 10 - 12: tba 13: Jumpsuit Jamey 14: Brick Fields 15: Bluegrass Jam


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COMMON GROUNDS GOURMET ESPRESSO BAR 412 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-3515 72701 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Schedule unavailble at presstime… DICKSON STREET PUB 303 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 527-9333 72701 ROOFTOP PATIO Schedule unavailble at presstime… EMELIA’S 309 W. Dickson, St. 2 527-9800 72701 Su.: Jazz Brunch more... FRESCO CAFÉ & PUB 112 W. Center, Fayetteville 455-5555 72701 F.: Fresco Jazz Trio FOGHORN’S WINGS 1100 So. 48th Place, Springdale 717-2020 72702 Live entertainment. Call for details... GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE (P) 519 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-4226 72701 Bookings: Brian @ (479)527-6618 F.: Happy Hour Band Matinees, 6-8 August 11: Nate Hancock The Ozark Travelers GUTA


Drawing Blanks Darryl Brooks 12: Merle Krib Joe Gile Vintage Pistol 18: Hard Working Americans 19: Full House Oscie National Park Radio 20: Casey Donahew 21: Show Ponies 24: BUKU 25: Chris Knight 26: Fayetteville Roots presents: Earl & Them Drunken Hearts Samantha Fish Amasa Hines 27: Fayetteville Roots presents: Amy Helm Earl & Them 28: Fayetteville Roots presents: Levi Parham 31: Seth Cagle September 1: Brother Moses Rock Euphoria Canopy Climbers 2: Stoney LaRue Big Uns Flash Back 3: Randall Shreve 5: The Rescue Eric Chandler Band Clover The Girl No Render 8: Motet AttA 9: JB & The Moonshine Band 10: American Aquarium 14: Forlorn Strangers The Nature & Madness Lost John



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HAZI’S PESTO G 1830 N. College, Fayetteville 582-3330 72702 Tu.: Jed Clampit Th.: Matt Smith Various entertainers… GREENHOUSE GRILLE 481 So. School Ave., Fayetteville 444-8909 72701 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… JAMMIN’ JAVA 21 W. Mountain, Fayetteville 443-2233 72701 Live entertainment. Call for details... JJ’S GRILL 1271 No. Steamboat, Fayetteville 443-0700 72701 Bookings: Jeff Fox@jjsbookings@ August 11: Lazy Daisy 12: Fuggins Wheat Band Chris Cameron Band 13: Leslie Serrano Band 15: Johnny Dale Roberts 16: Jeff Fox 17: Jocko 18: Jason Plumblee 19: Brandon Jenkins Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers 20: Wes Hart 22: Mattie Neumier 23: Brian Keith Wallen 24: Jeff Fox 25: Mike & Grady 26: Ouachita River Band 27: Mark Shields & Good Co. 29: Tony Alvarez 30: Jeff Fox 31: Stevie Tombstone original music to die for

JOSE’S SOUTHWEST GRILLE 5240 W. Sunset, Springdale 750-9055 72702 Live for details... JJ’S STREETSIDE 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-0194 72701 August 17: Lazy Daisy 18: Jeff Fox Brandon Jenkins 19: 412 West 20: Mark Shields & Good Co. 22: Jovan Arellano 23: Trey O’Dell 24: Toby Freeman 25: Fetz Folly 26: Wes Hart 27: Rozenbridge 29: Russ Hutchison 30: Copelin Bates 31: Johnny Dale Roberts KINGFISH DIVE BAR 262 No. School, Fayetteville 935-3443 72701 Bookings: Email August 12: David Bright Band 13: Jeff Stephenson Band 18: Isayah Duo 19: Blew Reed & The Flatheads 20: DeFrance 25: Will Brand 26: Fayetteville Roots Festival feat.: Cutty Rye 27: Fayetteville Roots Festival feat.: The Drunken Hearts September 1: Jeff Kearney 2: David Bright Band 3: Downhill Fast 8: American Lions 9: Charliehorse 10: Marshall Wallace Band 15: Cutty Rye 16: Keith Nicholson Trio 17: Lil Hoojin 21 - 24: Bikes Blues & BBQ feat. 22: American Lions feat. 23: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts 29: Will Brand 30: Blew Reed & The Flatheads

October 1: Voxana LA HUERTA 1860 No. Crossover, Fayetteville 521-7990 72701 W., F.: Silver Moon LIGHT BULB CLUB 19 No. Block, Fayetteville 587-9512 72701 Booking: Lightbulbclubbooking Live music. Call for details... MAXINE’S TAP ROOM 107 No. Block, Fayetteville 442-9601 72701 Live music. Call for details... MJ PIZZARIA 838 No. 48th, Springdale 717-6836 72762 August 12: Vince Turner 13: The Strayz MOJO’S PINTS AND PIES 1200 No. Garland, Fayetteville 935-3459 72701 Bookings: Jennifer Lavendar (479)287-0600 Live music. Call for details... NOMAD’S MUSIC LOUNGE 1431 So. School, Fayetteville 443-1832 72701 Live music. Call for details... ON THE MARK (P) 2588 No. Gregg, Fayetteville 575-0123 72701 Bookings: Scott Young September 2: Jovan Arellano 9: Russ Hutchinson 16: Randy Soller 23: Scott Young & Ransom POWERHOUSE SEAFOOD 112 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 442-8300 72701 August 11: Copeland Cates 18: Leah & The Mojo Doctors {501}354-8577

RYLEIGH’S 313 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 444-7324 72701 Th.: Open Mic Comedy Schedule unavailable at presstime…

BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR 407 No. 8th, Ft. Smith 785-1550 72901 Th.—Sa.: Sharon Pitts

SMOKE & BARREL TAVERN 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-6880 72701 August 12: KALO 13: Me Like Bees 19: The Drunken Cuddle 20: Supersuckers 26: Matt Smith Group 27: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces September 2: Mudhawk 9: The Hooten Hallers Dead Soldiers

BRANNON’S PUB & GRILL 2508 Market Trace, Ft. Smith 646-8700 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… BRICK TOWN BREWERY 318 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 434-2739 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details…

TERRA STUDIOS 12103 Hazel Valley. Fayetteville (800)255-8995 72701 Live entertainment. Call for details…

DOE’S EAT PLACE 422 No. 3rd, Ft. Smith 784-9111 72901 Booking: Trent Gallant Live Music. Call for details…

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 443-5600 72702 Live entertainment. Call for details...

EAGLES CLUB(P) 3321 So. 66th, Ft. Smith 452-5888 72901 M.: Dance Lessons Tu.: Joe Harris Dance W.: Shuffleboard F.: Dinner Sa.: Dance

WEST END 339 North West Ave., Fayetteville 445-6805 72701 Bookings: Occassional live music.

THE ELEPHANT ROOM 700 N. 8th, Ft.Smith 883-2901 72901 Booking: Sheahan Live music. Call for details…

Fort Smith

FIVE STAR PRODUCTIONS THEATER 801 No. A, Ft. Smith 783-7751 72901 Live music. Call for details…

21 WEST END 21 No. 2nd, Ft. Smith 434-4213 72901 Contact: Mike Chronister Live entertainment. Call for detaiks... AJ’S OYSTER HOUSE 115 No. 10th 434-5115 72901 Occassional live music. AVA’S AT FIATA(P) 8901 Jenny Lind, Ft. Smith 434-4021 72901 Bookings: Ava Milam Tu., Th.: Karaoke hosted by: Mark Sparks

FORT SMITH LITTLE THEATER 401 N. 6th, Ft. Smith 783-2966 72901 Schedule unavailable at presstime… HERO’S 1002 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 353-4754 72901 Bookings: Doug McRae August 16: Justin Edwards Bigfoot Stick 17: RedWitch Johnny

23: Fuggins Wheat Band 24: Tyrannosaurus Chicken 30: Dirty Blue September 1: Cluster Pluck 7: Caleb Ryan Martin 8: Juni Moon 14: Awkward Silence 15: Fuggins Wheat Band 21: Mas Agua 22: Dirty Blue JOE’S GRILL & CANTINA 3400 So. 74th, Ft. Smith 478-9600 72903 Schedule unavailable at presstime… LA HUERTA 400 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith 783-3655 72901 Bookings: Hector, 1-3 weekdays Live music… JJ’S GRILL 5400 Phoenix Ave, Ft. Smith 434-4555 72901 August 11: Pearson Bros. 12: Brandon Jenkins BottleRocket 13: Wes Hart 15: Matt Dodd 16: Rainkings 17: TJ Scarlett 18: Bill Flaspohler 19: Dudley Jr. 20: Mark Albertson Band 22: Heath Davidson 23: Scott Elliott 24: Jon Dooly 25: Joey Farr 26: Willin-n-Able 27: HedTripp 29: Jonathon Tedford 30: Tony Alvarez 31: Jocko LNEUMEIER’S RIB ROOM 424 Garrison Ave, Ft. Smith 494-7427 72901 August 11: Sultans of Schwing 12: Dudley, Jr. 13: Jon Dooly 18: Casey Gray 19, 20: Cutthroat Trout 25: Mark Albertson 26: Dudley, Jr.

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91ST STREET 3702 So. 91st, Ft. Smith 478-6000 72903 F., Sa.: Karaoke Live music. Call for details… OLD TOWN GRAIN & FEED 503 Garrison, Ft. Smith 420-6634 72901 Live music. Call for details… . LANDRY’S R 613 Garrison, Ft. Smith 783-2505 72901 August 12: Bill Flaspohler 13: Grant Pierson Joe Pierson & Friends 18: Buddy Cantrell 19: Tom Ware & Anthony Ware 20: Brian Keith Wallen 26: Mark Albertson 27: Eric Matthews September 1: Acoustic Refugees 2: Grant Pierson 3: Matt Dodd Band 9: Trey Johnson 10: some guy named robb OOSTER’S ON THE AVENUE (P) R 801 Garrison, Ft. Smith 783-COCK (2625) 72901 Bookings: Robert Live music. Call for details… ECOND STREET LIVE S 101 No. 2nd, Fort Smith 782-5483 72902 Live music. Call for details… SHOOTER’S BAR & GRILL 2201 Grand Ave., Ft. Smith 783-9413 72901 Live music. Call for details… SWEET BAY COFFEE COMPANY 3400 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith 785-0685 72903 Live music. Call for details…

THE FORT 10301 Hwy. 45, Ft. Smith 929-5588 72916 Bookings: Betty Payton Live music. Call for details… THE SOUND ROOM 817 Garrison, Ft. Smith 414-4296 72901 Contact: Johnny Fisher August 20: The Velcro Pygmies September 10: JB & The Moonshine Band 16: The KLOCKS THE MOVIELOUNGE 7601 Rogers, Ft. Smith 226-3595 72903 Live music. Call for details… WISHBONE’S MUSIC & CHICKEN JOINT 509 Garrison Avenue, Ft. Smith 903-277-6089 August 12: Sarah Dunn Band 13: My So Called Band 20: Uncle Lucius September 24: Collin Raye


{Area Code 470} HARD LUCK CAFÉ 501 1st Ave. SW, Gravette 787-5750 72736 Occassional live music....


{Area Code 870} CRUISERS 124 E. Main, Hardy 856-2789 72542 Live music. Call for details… WORDS & AFTERWORDS 201 No. Spring St., Hardy 856-5579 72542 Th.: Open Mic Jam Live music. Call for details…

Harrison/ Diamond City

{Area Code 870} BRICK OVEN PIZZA 814 Hwy. 62-65, Harrison 741-0012 72602 Live music. Call for details… DIAMOND AMER. LEGION POST 340 (P) 7696 Hammerschmidt Rd., D. City 422-2606 72630 Live Music Every Friday DIAMOND CITY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 20701 Hwy. 7 No, D. City 422-7613 72630 Live music. Call for details… LYRIC THEATRE 113 W. Rush, Harrison 391-3504 72602 Live music. Call for details…

Heber Springs

{Area Code 501} THE RED APPLE INN (P) 1000 Club Rd., Heber Springs 362-3111 72543 Occassional live music…

Hot Springs

{Area Code 501} THE ARLINGTON HOTEL 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs 623-7771 71901 F., Sa.: Willie Davis & Co. in the lobby THE BIG CHILL 910 Higdon Road, Hot Springs 624-5185 71913 Bookings: Gina Parks Open 7 Days A Week! Three bars in one… Serving dinner ‘til close... CHECK OUT OUR EXQUISITE OUTDOOR DECK!!! The Chill Lower Basement IS COOKIN’! M.-F.: Happy Hour, 4-6:30 Su.: Karaoke feat.: Chucky D Tu.: Texas Hold ‘Em August 12, 13: Mister Lucky 14: Karaoke with Chucky D. 16: David Ball 17: Spa City Blues Society Jam 18: R & R 19, 20: Moxie (with Tara & Brent)

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COPPER PENNY PUB 711 Central, Hot Springs 622-2570 71901 Live music. Call for details... DOC ‘N’ MAGGIE’S (formerly Razorback Pizza) 4330 Central, Hot Springs 525-1616 71901 August 12: Even Money Band 13: Tragikly White 19, 20: Even Money Band 26, 27: Moxie FAT JACK’S OYSTER BAR & GRILL 101 Central, Hot Springs 623-5225 71901 Live bands. Call for details… HAWG’S PIZZA 1442 Airport Road, Hot Springs 767-4240 71901 Live bands. Call for details… HOT SPRINGS ARTS CENTER 405 Park Ave., Hot Springs 624-0489 71901 Various gallery displays... Evening Music Series for teens the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each. mo. Afternoon and evening classes in pottery, drawing and painting... LOW KEY ARTS 118 Arbor, Hot Springs 282-9057 71901 Occassional live music. Call for details… MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs 321-0909 71901 Bookings: bookings @ W.: Poetry Slam feat.: Poetry Readings Open Mic August 12: The Federalis Josh Powell & The Great Train Robbery Sea Nanners 13: Foul Play Cabaret presents: The Circus Variety Show Frontier Circus 19: Iron Tongue Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass 20: Underground Sounds

Hip Hop Night 27: Foul Play Cabaret Burlesque Show September 1: DJ Courier presents: Sound Effects 2: Landrest Hawtmess Notice To Quit 3: Dylan Earl & The Post Country Westerns The Chads Sad Palomino 8: Dead Soldiers 9: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Poor Ol’ Uncle Fatty 10: Foul Play Cabaret Burlesque Show 15: A. Sinclair Beat Burns 16: The Bristol Hills The Rios Recognizer 17: Manatees The Mold 23: Dirtfoot Howlin’ Brothers 24: The Libras Isaac Alexander Oh My Blue Sky Amyjo Savannah 29: Tomas Gorrio & The Traveling Gypsy HIO CLUB O 336 A Central, Hot Springs 627-0702 71901 Su.: Larry Womack & Jacquiline M.: John Calvin Brewer Tu.: Legacy Duo W.: Hump Night Blues Jam Th.: Jazz F., Sa.: Ohio Club Players POCKET COMMUNITY THEATRE 170 Ravine St., Hot Springs 623-8585 71901 POP’S LOUNGE // SILKS BAR & GRILL {Oaklawn Jockey Club} 2705 Central, Hot Springs 701-1366 71901 W.: Karaoke August 12: John Calvin Brewer

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RUMORS (P) 3812 Central Ave, Hot Springs 520-0386 71913 August 26, 27: Crash Legacy Band September 2, 3: Crash Meadows 22, 23: Hooker Red SADDLEBAGS SALOON & GRILL 4977 Albert Pike, Hot Springs 767-BAGS (2247) Open Every Day Kitchen open â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til 9 Su.: Front Porch Pickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Acoustic Jam) W.: Karaoke & Dance Th.: Karaoke & Dance F.: Karaoke & Live DJ SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA PUB 401 Burchwood Bay, Hot Springs 525-0780 71901 HH: Jim Cotton TERRY MARTINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 5590 Central., Hot Springs 520-0446 71913 W.--Sa.: Terry Martin & Co.

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CHOCTAW CASINO 1425 SE Washington, Idabel (800)634-3447 74745 August 12: Shawna Russell 19: Vernon Hinesley 20: UFC 202 26: Freedom Horse

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COUNT PULASKI (Jacksonville Inn) 200 Hwy. 67 N., Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville 241-9285 72706 Tu.--Sa.: Karaoke feat.: The Karaoke Cowboy Nightly Contests GOAL POST (P) 7607 John Hardin Dr., Cabot 982-2900 72032 Th.--Sa.: Karaoke Occassional live bandsâ&#x20AC;¦ THE HANGAR (P) 7619 John Harden Dr., Cabot 982-0091 72076 Th.: Open Mic feat.: Luke Williams Shane Thornton Occassional live bandsâ&#x20AC;¦ SENSATIONS (P) 6715 John Harden Dr., Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville 982-0114 72026 Open 7 Days A Week Non-Stop Adult Entertainment WHISKEY BENT SALOON 6613 John Harden Dr., Cabot 982-0444 72023 Live Country Bandsâ&#x20AC;¦


{Area code 870} BRICKHOUSE GRILL(P) 218 So. Main, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 336-2441 72401 Tu.: Ladies Night Live Acoustic W.: Karaoke host: Jim Th.: DJ Epic F.: Live Music On The Downstairs Stage Sa.: DJ Psych CREGEENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (P) 201 So. Main, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Boro 972-9200 72401 Bookings: Conor Brankin Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;¦

GODSEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRILL (P) 226 S. Main Street, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 336-1988 72401 Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;¦ KINNY Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (P) S 205 So. Main, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boro 275-6264 72401 Bookings: Sarah Reeves, M., Tu., Th., F. - 2-4 p.m. Tu.: Open Mic Th.: Vikki & Sonny Sa.: Live Music


{Area Code 870} OZARK HERITAGE ARTS CENTER 410 Oak St., Leslie 447-2500 72645 Live entertainment. Call for details...

Little Rock North Little Rock Sherwood {Area Code 501} AMER. LEGION POST #1 (P) 315 E. Capitol Ave., L.R. 372-8762 72201 F., Su.: Warren Crow & Wendell Craig AREA 51 PUB & CLUB (P) 6511 Warden Rd., Sherwood 835-5510 72120 Open â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til 5 a.m. Live Music. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;¦ F., Sa.: Karaoke feat.: DJ Savaunte CAJUNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WHARF 2400 Cantrell, LR 375-5351 72202 Bookings: Allison August 11: Trajikly White Smokey, HH 12: Crisis Chris DeClerk, HH 13: Rustenhaven Rob & Tyndall, HH 17: Ben Byers 18: Third Degree Jason, HH 19: Taylor Made Glen & Blaine, HH 20: Trey & The Droppers

Greg Madden, HH 24: Charlotte 25: Mister Lucky Brian Ramsey, HH 26: Ramona & The Soul Rhythms some guy named robb, HH 27: The Woodpeckers Byron, HH 31: Ben Byers CREGEENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IRISH PUB 301 Main, N.L.R. 376-PINT (7468) 72114 Bookings: Live music. Call for detailsâ&#x20AC;¦ OMMUNITY THEATRE C OF LITTLE ROCK 616 Center, Little Rock 410-ACTS (2283) 72203 DISCOVERY // BACKSTREET(P) 1029 Jesse Rd., L.R. 664-4784 72203 Little Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Legendary Dance Club... Open Saturday Nights DUGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 403 E. 3rd, Little Rock 244-0542 72201 Bookings: S.: Sports on Huge Screen TVs Tu.: Live Team Trivia W.: Gonzo Karaoke Th.: Dart League August 12: Good Foot 13: Greg Madden 19: Secondhand Cannons 20: Big John Miller 26: P47s September 2: Luke Johnson 3: Shannon Boshears 9: Brian Nahlen Luke Johnson Stephen Winter 10: Corey Fontenot 16: Big John Miller 17: Karla Case Band 23: Good Foot music of TW

EAGLES (P) 65th & I-30, L.R. 562-0876 72203 Live entertainment. EAST END CAFÃ&#x2030; 20622 Arch St. Pike, East End 888-4444 72065 Tu.: Live Music Schedule unavailable at presstimeâ&#x20AC;¦ ERNIE BIGGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 587 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 372-4782 72201 Dueling Pianos nightly... FORTY TWO 1200 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 537-0042 72201 Occassional live programs & shows FOURQUARTER BAR (P) 415 Main Street, N.L.R. 313-4704 72114 Bookings: Conan @ email August 13: Low Society Blues Band 19: Dirtfoot 20: Bonnie Montgomery 26: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts 27: Brown Soul Shoes September 2: Moonshine Mafia 3: Little Raine Band 9: Ryan Visor 10: Legends of Arkansas Afterparty feat.: Weakness For Blondes 16: The Salty Dogs 17: The Squirrel Nut Zippers 23: tba 24: The Great Whiskey Rendezvous 30: tba September 2: Moonshine Mafia 3: Little Rain Band 9: Ryan Visor 10: Legends Of Arkansas Afterparty feat.: Weakness For Blondes 16: The Salty Dogs 17: The Squirrel Nut Zippers 23: tba 24: The Great Whiskey Rendezvous â&#x20AC;¢ Hot Summer Nights â&#x20AC;¢ 2016



GRUMPY’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILLE 1801 Green Mtn., L.R. 225-3768 72212 Bookings: email info to August 26: Clayton Nichols September 4: Parker Francis 9: Jake Dell 23: Corey Fontenot 30: John West Rock GUSANO’S 313 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 374-1441 72201 Live entertainment. Call for details…

October 7: Good Foot 8: DeFrance 21: Max Dab OX & HOUND F {Lakewood Village} 2800 Lakewood Rd., N.L.R. 753-8300 72116 Su.: Open Mic feat.: Third Degree Tu.: Karaoke by Phil F.: Live DJ August 18: Solpes 19: Trajikly White 20: Down South 27: Third Degree September 3: Buh Jones 10: HooDoo Blues 17: tba 25: Trajikly White 26: Third Degree

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HIBERNIA IRISH TAVERN 9700 Rodney Parham Rd., L.R. 246-4340 72227 Su.: Traditional Irish Session M.: Trivia W.: Paint Night Th.: Billy Pirate’s Open Mic Comedy Night OLIDAY INN SELECT H I’s 630 & 430, L.R. 223-3000 72205 Nightly: Piano Music feat.: Glenn The Piano Player

JAZZI’S 5200 Asher, L.R. 562-6919 72204 Bookings: Ed Mo Lanier (501)204-0579 or (863)250-6877 M.: On Call 1st Wed. ea. month: Live entertainment. Call for details… J IMMY DOYLE COUNTRY (P) I-40 at Galloway, N.L.R. 945-9042 72118 F., Sa.: Arkansas River Bottom Band JJ’S GRILL 12111 W. Markham, L.R. 891-6769 72211 Bookings: Jeff Fox@jjsbookings@ August 16: Clay Hughes 17: Smokey Emerson 18: Linwood Polk 19: Shannon Boshears 20: Maximum Overdrive 22: Jeff Fox 23: Jordan Hull 24: Travis Caudell 25: Dauber Hill 26: Trey Johnson 27: Willie Stradlin Band 29: Jocko 30: Caleb Lee

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HALIL’S PUB & GRILL K 110 So. Shackleford, L.R. 224-0224 72211 Tu.: Jeff Long W, F., Sa: Karaoke 1st Monday each month: Nashville Songwriters Assoc. 2nd and 4th Mondays: Live Celtic Music LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton, L.R. 568-5547 72209 W.--Sa.: Erotic Dancers Occassional Live Music… LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB Breckenridge Village, L.R. 228-5555 72212 August 10 - 13: Janet Williams 17 - 20: Ralphie Roberts 24 - 27: Collin Moulton ARKHAM STREET GRILL M 11321 W. Markham, L.R. 224-2010 72211 Bookings: markhamstreetmusic@ W.: Trivia W.: Trivia Th.: Blues Jam August 12: Psychedelic Velocity 13: Eric Sommer 19: DeFrance 20: Steam Loco 26: tba 27: Andy Tanas MID-TOWN BILLIARDS (P) 1316 Main, L.R. 372-9990 72202 Bookings: Nola Michele (501-351-7117) All Our Personnel Are Entertainers!! OPEN AT 3 P.M.-4:30 A.M. DAILY August 12: Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players 13: Queen Ann’s Revenge 19: Buh Jones 20: Dangerous Idiots

26: Black River Pearl 27: Psychedelic Velocity September 2, 3: Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band 9: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts 10: DeFrance 17: Ed Bowman & The Wild Hearts 23: Buh Jones Band 24: Dangerous Idiots 30: Michael Tisdale & The Union MURRY’S DINNER PLAYHOUSE 6323 Asher Ave., L.R. 562-3131 72204 August thru 27: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ARROT BEACH CAFÉ P 9611 MacArthur Dr., NLR 771-2994 72114 Th.: Open Jam F.: Karaoke Su.: Gil Franklin Band PIZZA D’ACTION 2919 W. Markham, L.R. 666-5403 72205 Live music. Call for details… ENO’S ARGENTA CAFÉ R 312 Main, N.L.R. 376-2900 72114 Bookings: Louis France, 9 a.m - 1 p.m August 12: Buh Jones Band 13: Brian Nahlen 19: tba 20: Chris Cameron 26: Mourning View September 2, 3: tba 9: tba 10: Brian Nahlen 16: Buh Jones Band 22: Trey Johnson RODNEY’S HANDLEBAR & GRILL 9110 I-30 Suite B, Little Rock 562-6336 72209 Th.: Bike Night

Live music. Call for details… PROST 322 President Clinton, L.R. 244-9550 72201 Tu.: DJ JB Showtime Karaoke RICHARD’S MUSICIANS CORNER 15424 A Arch Street, L.R. 888-4470 72206 Live music. Call for details… RIVERFRONT STEAKHOUSE [Wyndham Hotel] 2 Riverfront Place, N.L.R. 374-8081 72114 F., Sa.: Ricky David Tripp RON ROBINSON THEATER 100 River Market Ave., L.R. 320-5715 Live music. Call for details… ROCK CITY LOUNGE 8115 Arch St., L.R. 562-3613 / 240-0579 72206 Bookings: Cecil or Martha W.: Blues Jam host: Ed Mo & Friends Sa.: Double Shot RUMBA! REVOLUTION MUSIC ROOM (‘The Rev Room’) 300 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 823-0090 72201 The River Market’s Concert Venue M.: Open Mic Tu.: Tapas Tuesdays Latin Night Sa.: Ts Tunes Karaoke August 13: The Homage Of Sting & The Police 18: Austin Jones Trophy Wives Run 2 Cover Curses 19: The Velcro Pygmies 20: Groove Academy School Of Supply Drive Concert 24: Manic Focus Wick-it The Instigator 26: Robert Earl Keen 27: Hayes Carll 31: Gaelic Storm a mission from God to keep musicians off the streets

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September 3: Bass Players Ball 8: Diarrhea Planet 9: Shakey Graves 10: Elise Davis 13: Liquid Stranger 17: Govinda 21: The Floozies 30: Boom! Kinetic SKINNY J’S 314 Main, N.L.R. 916-2645 72114 Live music. Call for details... SONNY WILLIAMS STEAK ROOM 500 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 324-2999 72202 Th - Sa..: Jim Dickerson PECTATOR’S GRILL & PUB S 1012 W. 34th, N.L.R. {behind U.S. Pizza} 791-0990 72114 Occassional live music

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SOUTH ON MAIN 1304 So. Main, L.R. 244-9660 72202 August 17: John Willis Mandy McBryde Phillip Rex Huddleston 19: Cody Belew & Bonnie Montgomery 25: Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers 26: Good Time Ramblers September 8: John Fullbright 22: Sullivan Fortner Trio STICKYZ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK 107 River Market, L.R. 372-7707 72201 Bookings: Chris King, 2-5 p.m., M.-F. CHICKEN COOP NOW OPEN NIGHTLY! Tu.: Rock ‘n’ Roll Karaoke feat.: T’s Tunes

.—F.: Happy Hour, 4:00-7 M August 12: Jelly Roll Whitney Peyton 13: Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery The Federalis 17: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt 18: Quaker City Night Hawks 25: Gift Of Gab Landon Wordswell 26: Kingsdown 27: Free Verse September 2: Mountain Sprout 4: Autodreamer & Friends Chat Room Instances 9: Trajikly White TAILGATER’S PUB & GRUB (P) 8100 Warden Road, Sherwood 834-9066 72120 OPEN ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT! ‘Til 5 a.m…. Occassional Live Bands

TAVERN SPORTS GRILL 17815 Chenal, L.R. 830-2100 72223 Live music. Call for details... THE JOINT 301 Main, N.L.R. 372-0205 72114 Tu.: Punch Line, open mic W.: The Joint Venture Comedy Improv Group HIRST-N-HOWL T 14710 Cantrell, L.R. 379-8189 72223 Open 7 Days A Week W.: ARBS Blues Jam August 12: Rock Candy 13: Tigermania feat.: Funk & Groove 18: Allen Hunt 19: RVS 20: Canvas 26: Jet 420 27: Thread TOWN PUMP 1321 Rebsamen Park, L.R. 663-9802 72202 Bookings: email to townpumpentertainment Live music. Call for details... VINO’S 7th & Chester, L.R. 375-8468 72201 Bookings: Dylan at

August 14: Plebeian Grandstand Pyrrhon 19: Kris Pierce Anthony Rodgers 20: Stays In Vegas Trepid 3 Miles from Providence WEST END SMOKE HOUSE & TAVERN 215 No. Shackleford, L.R. 224-7665 72211 August 12, 13: Splendid Chaos 19: Mayday By Midnight 20: A Year & A Day 26: 7 Toed Pete 27: Special 20 September 2, 3: Pamela K. Ward & The Last Call Orchestra 9: Nerd Eye Blind 10: High N Dry 16: Eclipse The Echo 17: tba 23, 24: Goldy Locks 30: Lypstick Hand Grenade WHITE WATER TAVERN & RESTAURANT 7th & Thayer, L.R. 375-8400 72205 Bookings: Matt White Kitchen: Tu., Th., F.: 5 p.m. - 12 Lunch F.: 11 a.m. - 2 Tu.: Arkansas Rockers Revue; (NO COVER CHARGE)

feat.: $3.50 pitchers & $2.50 cocktails st. @ 10 August 13: SeanFresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew Solution Dazz & Brie 14: Cedell Davis Zakk & Big Papa Binns 16: American Lions Couch Jackets 18: Fret & Worry Trey Johnson 19: Big Piph Tomorrow Maybe 20: Sky City 23: The Woolly Bushmen 25: Adam Faucet & The Tall Grass Iron Tongue 27: BJ Barham Joshua Black Wilkins 30: Landrest Smittle Band Midwest Caravan Jeremy Brasher September 2: KABF Benefit feat.: Girls! 3: Louisiana Soul Revival feat.: Doug Duffey 17: Jason Lee Hale CD Release Party feat.: Jason Lee Hale Jay Jackson Brian Nahlen Amy Garland Barbara Raney The P47s • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


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WILDWOOD PARK 20919 Denny Rd., L.R. 821-7275 72223 Schedule unavailable at presstime… WILLY D’S ROCK & ROLL PIANO BAR 322 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 244-9550 72201 Tu.--Sa.: Live Dueling Pianos YA YA’S EURO BISTRO 17711 Chenal Parkway, L.R. 821-1144 72223 Contact: Scott Hanyik Live music. Call for details…


ZACK’S PLACE 1400 So. University, L.R. 664-6444 72204 M.: Live Trivia Tu., W.: Poker Tourneys Th.: Luck Of The Draw Karaoke Sa.: Club Music Karaoke feat.: Debbi T F., Sa.: Live DJ

{Area Code 501} AMERICAN LEGION POST # 11 (P) 218 Olive, Malvern 337-8168 72104 Sa.: Canned Country


{Area Code 501} LUCKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Dr., Maumelle 803-4898 72113 F.: Karaoke Sa.: Showing all the games…

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{Area Code 662} ISLE OF CAPRI 777 Isle of Capri Parkway, Lula 1-800-The-Isle, 38644 W.--Sa.: Pulse

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{Area Code 901} B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB 143 Beale, Memphis 524-KING 38103 Nightly: BB King All Star Band NightLife

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Carl Drew Blues Band Will Tucker Band Preston Shannon King Beez Preston Shannon Preston Shannon NiteLife BB King’s All-Stars King Beez Preston Shannon Blind Mississippi Morris BB King Allstar Band King Beez BB King All-Stars Will Tucker Band Blind Mississippi Morris Carl Drew Blues Band Carl Stewart BB King All Stars Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young

BLUE MONKEY 2012 Madison, Memphis 272-2583 38103 Tu.: Rusty Lemon

BLUES CITY CAFE 138 Beale, Memphis 526-3637 38103 Su.: Free World Nightly: Gary Hardy & The Memphis 2 Brad Birkedahl & The Burning Love Band Live Music Every Day! BLUES HALL 182 Beale, Memphis 528-0150 38103 F.--M.: Dr. ‘Feel Good’ Potts Band

HI-TONE CAFÉ 412-414 No. Cleveland, Memphis 278-TONE 38103 August 12: Touché Amoré Ceremony Gouge Away 13: The Kickback Mountains Like Wax Pale Lung Holy Gallows Movie Night Pine Box 14: Battle Of The Bands 15: Midnight Pacific 16: Name And The Nouns 17: Pouya Ramirez 18: MONTU 19: Devices Divide Us Inches From Eden Drasco The Summers Frenchie! Philadelphia 20: Wave Rave 2 Spray Paint Rebel 22: Ruby The RabbitFoot 23: Birdcloud Kyle Fiser 24: The Lesser Known 26: Deadly Vipers Stereo Burners s.o.a.p. ART & abby 27: Indeed We Digress

Banned Anthem 28: Terry Prince & The Principles Break The Cage Foxglove 31: The Voodo Fix KING’S PALACE CAFE 162 Beale, Memphis 521-1851 38103 M.--Th.: David Bowen F., Sa.: Memphis Jazz Trio feat.: Michaelyn Obysw Patio F., Sa.: 2 Weeks Notis Sa.: Ms. Zeno Duo Soul Outsiders INGLEWOOD HALL M 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis 312-6058 38104 August 13: Eric Gales Raphael Saadiq MonoNeon 15: Sawyer Fredericks Mia Z 16: In This Moment Nonpoint Shaman’s Harvest SUNFLOWER DEAD 18: Umphrey’s McGee 19: Susan Holloway Band September 2: Split Lip Rayfield NEWBY’S 539 So. Highland, Memphis 452-8408 38110 Th.: Mojo Possum

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EW DAISY THEATRE N 330 Beale, Memphis 525-8979 38103 August 13: Getter 14: Corinne Bailey Rae 16: I Prevail The White Noise My Enemies & I Bad Seed Rising ORPHEUM THEATRE 203 So. Main, Memphis 529-0150 38103 August 25: Nik West September 8: Stephanie Mills Jammin’ Jay Lamont 10: Booker T. Jones 21: 3 Doors Down 23: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 24: Amos Lee October 21: Bonnie Raitt The California Honeydrops ROCKHOUSE LIVE GRILLE & VENUE 5709 Raleigh LaGrange, Memphis 386-7222 38134 Live Entertainment. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} AMERICAN LEGION HUT {old Veteran’s Bldg. in McCloy Park} 111 Briarcliff, Monticello 367-6958 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details... LA TERRAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 306 Hwy. 425, Monticerllo 460-0055 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details... MAIN STREET BISTRO {First Presbyterian Church} 821 No. Main, Monticello 367-6883 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details... 31 7 14 21 28

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THE RIVER (P) 791 Hwy. 278 W., Monticello 367-6135 71655 M., Tu., F., Sa.: Karaoke

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VFW HUT 148 Veteran’s Drive, Monticello 367-2797 71655 Occassional Live Music

{Area Code 870} NEW EDINBURG COMMUNITY CENTER 6590 Hwy. 8, N.E. 510-6388 71655 Occassional Live Music


{Area Code 501} JEBB’S PLACE (P) I-40 & Hwy. 95, Morrilton 477-2198 72110 Th., Sa: Karaoke Schedule unavailable at presstime… NORTH PLAZA CINEMA 1515 North Business 9, Morrilton 354-1667 72110 Sa.: Red Barnes & The Country Knights RIALTO COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 213 E. Broadway, Morrilton 477-9955 72110 Ev. 3rd Friday: The Rialto Pickers

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{Area Code 870} GOLD STAR CLUB 714 Hwy. 367 No., Newport 523-2338 72112 Occassional Live Music

{Area Code 479} MAIN STREET LOUNGE 215 W. Main, Ozark 667-0962 72949 Contact: Katie Reynolds Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} SKINNY J’S 117 No. Pruett, Paragould 236-2390 72450 Live music. Call for details…

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{Area Code 479} EAST END SPORTS PUB E. Walnut St., Paris 963-3278 72855 Live music. Call for details… JOHNNY MAC’S ROCKIN’ ROOSTER (P) 5855 Hwy. 22, Paris 963-2626 72855 Live music. Call for details…

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{Area Code 870} MAD HOG TAVERN 2405 No. University, P.B. 534-0565 72123 Live music. Call for details…

{Area Code 870} IMPERIAL DINNER THEATRE 1401 Hwy. 304 E., Pocahontas 892-0030 72455 Live music. Call for details…

Pocola, OK

{Area Code 918} CHOCTAW CASINO I-540, Pocola 1-800-590-5825 74902 M: Ladies Night Out Tu.: Fun Card Drawings W.: Club 55 Th.: Men’s Night F., Sa.: Live Bands Nightly: Big Stack Gilley’s CenterStage Event Center

{Area Code 918} DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT 69300 East Nee Rd., Quapaw 919-6000 74363 August 19: Retrorockers Howard Gayles 20: Oakville 26: Audio Crush Kenny Babb 27: Mayday By Midngiht Kenny Babb September 2, 3: Downstream Country Music Festival feat. 3: Josh Turner Maddie & Tae Clare Dunn feat. 4: Big & Rich Cowboy Troy Thompson Square Backroad Anthem Barrett Baber

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{Area Code 501} SADDLEBAGS SALOON 4977 Albert Pike, Royal 767-2247 71913 Live Music. Call for details...


{Area Code 479} AFTER 5 BAR 2000 Promenade Blvd., Rogers 631-1114 72758 Live music. Call for details… COPELAND’S 436 No. Rogers, Rogers 246-9455 72756 Su.: Claudia Burson Trio 3rd Su. of ea. mo.: Ben Harris EAGLES CLUB (P) 11160 Old Wire Rd., Rogers 451-9323 72756 Live Music. Call for details... FOSTER’S PINT & PLATE GASTROPUB 2001 So. Bellview Rd., Rogers 621-0093 72756 Live Music. Call for details… GOOD VIBRATIONS (P) 2500 N. 17th, Rogers 246-8998 72756 Occasional live music…

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THE BRICK YARD BAR & GRILL (P) 10460 Cranfield Rd., Mtn. Home 492-6106 72653 Bookings: Jay Sabella W.: Piano Bar F.: Live Bands Sa.: Dance Club & Karaoke ROYAL 66 4063 Hwy. 62 E., Mtn. Home 492-5600 72653 Bookings: Richard W.: Karaoke Live entertainment. Call for details...

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{Area Code 870} OZARK FOLK CENTER P.O. Box 500, Mtn. View 269-3851 72560 M.—Sa.: Live Traditional Music Su.: Gospel Concerts featuring occasional guest performers and Gospel concerts, arts & crafts workshops, demonstrations, etc. • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


11160 Old Wire Rd., Rogers 451-9323 72756 Live Music. Call for details... FOSTER’S PINT & PLATE GASTROPUB 2001 So. Bellview Rd., Rogers 621-0093 72756 Live Music. Call for details… GOOD VIBRATIONS (P) 2500 N. 17th, Rogers 246-8998 72756 Occasional live music… I RON HORSE COFFEEHOUSE 220 So. 1st, Rogers 631-9977 72756 W.: Rogers Jazz Society, 7-9 JJ’S GRILL (P) 4500 W. Walnut, St. #3, Rogers 372-4460 72756 August 15: Jon Dooly 16: Matt Berger

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17: Jeff Fox 18: Jocko 19: Wes Hart 20: Brandon Jenkins Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers 22: Brian Keith Wallen 23: Jeff Fox 24: Lazy Daisy 25: Tony Alvarez 26: BottleRocket 27: Mike & Grady 29: Jon Dooly 30: Stevie Tombstone 31: Jeff Fox JJ’S GRILL (P) {Prairie Creek Marina} 1 Prairie Creek Mar., Rogers 925-1002 72756 August 19: Jon Dooly 20: Ouachita River Band 26: Mike & Grady 27: Southern Compass PIG PEN (Formerly The Rockin’ Pig) 2407 Hudson Rd., Rogers 636-9797 72756 F.: Bike Night Live music. Call for details… ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO RESTAURANT 224 So. 2nd, Rogers 621-1002 72756 Th.: Live Jazz WALMART AMP 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers 443-5600 72758 or See Concert Pages…

Roland, OK

{Area Code 918} CHEROKEE CASINO 205 Cherokee Blvd., Roland 427-1000 or 1-800-256-2338 74954 August 19, 20: Prince Albert & The Royal Knights 26, 27: Wayne Garner


{Area Code 479} NORTH 40 (P) I-40 & Hwy. 7 No., Russellville 968-1772 72801 Bookings: Tony F.: DJ Montez Your Party Spot in the River Valley! August 27: Back To School Bash feat.: Conway Boys Productions

Siloam Springs

INN AT THE SPRINGS/ SWEETWATER TAVERN 201 University, Siloam Springs 373-1897 72761 Live Music. Call for details...

Sallisaw, OK

{Area Code 918} BACK 40 BAR & GRILL {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 64 & I-40, Muldrow 427-7491 74954 Schedule unavailable at presstime… • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

will play for food...

Stillwater, OK

{Area Code 405} ESKIMO JOE’S 516 W. Elm, Stillwater 372-8896 74074 W.: Hump Day Th.: Bottomless Bottles F., Sa.: Live music

Texarkana, AR & TX {Area Code 870 and 903} FAT JACK’S 3324 No. Stateline, Texarkana 774-5225 71854 W.: Karaoke With: Jonathan Live Music. Call for details…

WILLIE’S SALOON 323 S. Washington, Stillwater 377-7716 74074 Th.: Open Mic

HOPKINS ICE HOUSE 301 Wood St., Texarkana 774-3333 71854 Live Music. Call for details…


LA FOGATA 3401 Genoa Rd., Texarkana 773-1879 71854 Live Music. Call for details…

{Area Code 870} WILD LIFE BAR & GRILL (P) 711 E. Superior St., Stuttgart 673-1360 72160 W., F., Su.: Dart Tourney Live Music. Call for details... Healthier Munchies Jalapeno Jelly

SCOTTIE’S GRILL 8400 W. 7th, Texarkana, TX (903)838-4745 75501 September 3: Roger Delano Matt Caldwell 10: Cory Morrow 24: Twin City Ramblers


Whiskey Myers


{Area Code 870} SIDELINES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (P) 406 Sidelines, Trumann 483-2223 72472 Bookings: Vicky Shipp Live Music. Call for details…

Van Buren

{Area Code 479} PICKIN’ PEN (Musician’s Exchange) 2421 Kibbler Road, Van Buren 474-7927 72956 Th.: Live Jams


{Area Code 870} SPANKY’S (P) Hwy. 8, Warren 226-5747 71671 Live Music. Call for details…

Little Rock’s ALL NEW Gourmet Deli ALL NEW LOCATION

West Fork

{Area Code 479} THE LITTLE O’ OPREY 271 So. Campbell, West Fork 839-2992 72774 F.: Ozark Talent Revue & Contest Sa.: Authentic Old-time Opry Show

W. Siloam Springs, OK SEVEN {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 412 & Hwy 59 (800)754-4111 W.: DJ Mick D August 18: Deuces Wild 19: Deuces Wild Blast To The Past Adam Ferrara David Hundley 25: Neal McCoy 26: Traveler 27: Dead Metal Society


{Area Code 479} OZARK FOLKWAYS 22733 No. Hwy. 71, Winslow 634-3791 72959 Contact: Rebecca Lynn Buchanan Food. Drink. Music.

Do Arkansas The Altered State

Scott Leeper of the Ben Miller Band

(501)904-2822 10900 Rodney Parham • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


Aaron Owens Band - (870)941-6267 Aces Wild - (501)328-0029 // (501)328-5597 After Hours Band - Bill (501)888-5699 Alizé - Bobby Doherty - (501)909-9341 Amy Garland Angel - (501)603-0379 Anthony Ware - (706)247-6182 Anna Jordan-Williams & Moonshine Mafia - (501)617-9437 Arkansas River Blues Society - (501)920-7783 Art Deco Trio - Gordon - (501)517-1020 Bart Angel - (501)603-0379 Andy Tanas - (901)647-1355 - Beckham Brothers Band - Mitchell Beckham - (870)917-7184 Bannister Brothers Band - Ben Jones - (479)221-5574 Barrett Baber - Benjamin del Shreve - (479)790-0777 Big Bad Bubba - (479)521-4831 Big John Miller - (501)351-4140 Big Red & The Soul Benders - (870)431-8475 Big Silver - (501)663-8669 Billy Jones Bluez - (501)985-9650 The Blame - (501)760-7766 Bliss McCain - (918)456-6996 Blue Collar Band - Mike Culverson - (479)650-8185, or Shirley Richison - (918)436-7644 Bluebirds - (318)865 9006 Bluegrass Bombers - Steve Evans - (501)982-4933 Bob Boyd Sounds - (501)225-4894 Bob Kramer Incident - Bryan Parker - (479)643-3938 Bonnie Montgomery - Jimmy Young - (501)413-8259 or (615)870-8805 Breaking Silence - Evan Chronister - (918)519-8084 - Larry & Rachel Brick (BrickFields) - (479)647-8844 The Boomers - (501)374-3396 The Boondogs - (501)614-9859 Brenda & Ellis - (501)663-5919 Brash - (501)658-1366 Breaking Silence - Brian Austin Band - Brian Austin - (501)258-4841 - (501)851-3262 Brian Nahlen - 501-590-1319 Bushdog - (870)942-5382 Canvas - Jenni Gatlin - (501)612-7241 Carter Sampson (479)935-6866 The Cate Brothers Band - (479)756-5517 Catman & The Confounders - - (870)496-2423 Cherry Brooks - (901)458-5051 • Cheyenne - (501)229-1625 Chris Cameron - (479)632-6135 Chris DeClerk - 501-772-0161 Chuck Young - (501)282-2495 Craig Keys - (501)455-5336 (h) • 454-9226 (c) Crossroads Entertainment - Shane Simanton • (501)609-5140 Dale Fraze (918)647-3840 / (918)-839-1701 David Ball - (501)617-4064 David Butler - (501)804-1387 Daisy Chain - (501)982-JERK Danzig & Woolley - (888)376-8795 Darren Ray - (501)521-4831 David & The Diamondbacks - David Wiser - (479)544-6433 David Nelson Band - (708)524-8166 Dayton Waters - (501)538-3383 // (479)651-2904 // (501)767-5542 David Rasico - (501)613-9401 Dean Agus - (501)627-6211 Divas On Fire - Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Double Shot - Lonnie Allen - (501)242-1919 Earl & Them - Earl Cate (479)957-5882 East 5th - (501)765-1388 Effron White - ‘Lectric Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Emily Kaitz - Erica Jones - (501)282-5139 Floydian Slip / Prognosis - Contact: Ray (501)541-7338 Fine Line - (501)760-6455 Flip-Off Pirates - (870)446-6145 FreeVerse - Adam Nelson - (501)744-3713 Gary Hutchison (479)459-2226 Gerry Moss - (870)856-4300 Grant Pierson - (479)471-1118 or 739-5965 Grandpa’s Goodtime Fandango - (479)571-4059

GravyTrain - James Blount - (479)381-6826 Grease Gadget - (501)258-2511 Greer Gambill - (479)531-9288 Greg Spradlin - (501)376-4635 Hi Balls - Jason Hale - (501)256-5150 Hooker Red - (501)408-7076 Intruders - Troy Baker (501)224-9082 Isayah Warford - (479)200-9113 // 643-2685 Jason Greenlaw & The Groove - (501)568-0394 Jeff Fox - (Foxy) - Jamie Lou Thies - (479)567-2972 Jamestown Flood - (501)565-8200 Jason Hale - (501)256-5150 Jessica Horn Band - (816)682-0750 Jed Clampit - (479)443-2928 Jeff Coleman & The Feeders - (501)663-1278 Jeff “Machine Man” Elmer - (479)387-7275 - Jelly (Steve) Brown - 501-623-1317 - Jeremiah Griffin - (479)200-4891 Jim Ferguson - (501)620-0450 Jim Mills - (901)272-9530 Joey Farr - (479)883-4640 Joe Glaeser - (808)393-6468 Joe Pitts Band - (870)489-1569 Joe Giles Band - (479)236-6125 / 267-2655 John Calvin Brewer - (501)545-0089 Joe Hall - (501)818-7915 John Kilzer - (901)276-1015 JoJo Jefferies - (901)375-1229 Jones Van Jones - Jerry Jones (479)253-7299 Judge Parker - Larry Pearson (479)646-5086 / 926-8819 - Justin Morgan - Kim Griffin Band (KGB) - Tyndall Jackson - (501)258-4711 King Tut Blues Band - (870)743-6748 Kornbred - (479)576-2584 Kory Montgomery Band - (479)221-2258 Last In Line - (870)890-9135 Laura Pierson - (479)410-4360 Lauren de Miranda - (310)927-8745 Larry Womack - (501)463-9412 Lee Gibson - (615)327-1055 Levon Walkin & Roxie - (870)867-4657 • (501)282-7479 Lightnin’ Lee Langdon - (501)627-5701 Linnie Hice Band - (479)766-7213 Liquid Groove Mojo - Joe Pitts - (870)489-1569 Liquid Kitty - Wayne Willems - 501-249-3103 Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Mack Harness - 9309 Larue Rd., Rogers, AR 72756 Greg Madden - (501)269-7442 -’ Marc Turner - (479)365-2372 Mark Albertson - (479)650-0435 Mark David McKinnis - (501)228-9190 Mark Hays - (501)794-2997 Marion Deaton & The Smooth Willie Band - (901)377-6971 Martin & Scott - (501)250-0216 Midnight Express - (501)821-3606 Michael J. Bewley - (479)236-0599 - Mike Hosty - Mike Taber - (501)617-3402 Mike Tripp - (501)991-3526 Mister Lucky - (501)231-3464 Mo Brothers - (479)442-2434 Mojo Depot - (501)258-4711 // (323)651-3321 Moon Krickets - Dale Wardlow - (501)230-4485 Moonshine Mafia - (501)617-9437 Music In Motion - Sean Hearn - - (479)461-3539 Nate Hancock - (661)380-8636 Nick Devlin - (501)563-8024 Neil Kelly - (316)650-1598 1-Oz. Jig - Jeff Kearney - (479)790-4761 Oreo Blue - (479)459-2226 Pamela Nelson - (479)313-9715 Parachute Woman - (501)993-8980 // Patrice Pike - (512)657-6743 Paul Boatright - (479)841-PAUL Priceless - Tyndall Jackson - (501)258-4711 Push - (870)420-3658

Randy Boyd - (501)568-4239 Randy ‘Cap’n Campfire’ Bulla - (202)374-8999 Randy Keck / Whiplash Gumbo - (479)524-3790 / (479)524-8462 Randy McDonald - (501)888-7510 Barry Poynter - Poynter’s Palace - (501)663-6886 Rena Wren - (501)655-2242 ReVamp Tramps - (479)582-2589 Richie Johnson - (501)223-8941 R.J. Mischo & His Redhot Blues Band - (479)443-1649 Roger Koenigsedar - {Sound / Production} - (479)739-0979 Ron Levy - (888)595-3122 Rukus - (870)754-8437 RUN - Adrian & Joell - (870)269-6723 - Runaway Planet - (501)425-5018 - Rock Candy - Jai Lambert - 501-772-0722 - Salty Dogs - Brad Williams - (501)278-0076 • Salt & Pepper - Tony Nardi - (719)-480-3240 Sarah Hughes - • (870)270-0896 Sharpe Dunaway - (501)329-3034 Scott Keeton & The Deviants - (405)912-0059 Scott Miller - (479)236-7268 // Scott Vise - (501)626-1762 Seth Freeman Band - (479)886-3921 Shane Henry - (405)453-7469 Shannon Boshears Band - (501)258-4907 Shari Bales Band - Mike Taber - (501)617-3402 Ron Wurst - (635-0260 Shannon Wurst - (479)719-8363 Sid Simons - drums/bass - (479)444-0726 / 521-5046 6 Strings Down - (501)336-9363 Slidebar - (580)225-2123 some guy named robb - (479)970-4599 Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers - (501)803-4834 Southbound - (501)229-3986 Southern Justice - (501)529-0007 Southern Way Band - James Burris - (501)888-6248 Stella Luss - Ashley Richardson - (501)541-1854 Steve Dufresne (479)459-2234 Steve Pryor - (918)584-7393 Still Kickin’ - (501)576-2203 Strangely Dim - (501)851-3537 Suzanne Michell & Uncle Fred Wilson - (501)664-1613 Sweetland - (501)603-0095 Swinging Johnsons - (501)262-4472 The Tablerockers - (479)363-9121 // Taylor Made - (501)982-3755 Taylor and Martinez - (501)272-9530 Ten Years Gone - Tracy Payne (870)833-2610 The Catz Meow - (501)839-2992 The Crumbs - Dave Holland - (479)459-4133 The Dangerous Idiots - Aaron Sarlo - (510)455-8392 The Garage Boys - (501)471-7074 The Paper Boys - Stan Turney (501)350-0252 The Schwag - (573)453-8758 The Trustees - TJ - (501)804-6408 The WoodPeckers - Phil Dixon - (501)626-8909 Tiffany Christopher - (417)766-5211 Tommy Rock - (501)520-8788 Tom Ware - (479)719-8931 Travis Kidd - (479)527-9430 Trout Fishing In America - (888)439-8342 - Tragikly White - (501)753-0088 Tyrannosaurus Chicken - Smilin’ Bob Lewis - (479)459-1568 Upshaw Band - Vickie Murphy - (501)612-9112 Unseen Eye - John Walters - (501)545-7948 - Chad Carter - (501)318-1223 Wade Ogle - (479)966-0623 Wanda Watson - (918)261-1075 Warewolves - 479-719-8931 - Weakness For Blondes - Chris DeClerk - 501-772-0161 Wet County Boys - (479)223-1426 / (501)977-0902


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List your contact information so fans and buyers can find YOU! Only $36 (cheap) per year ~ that’s three lousy bucks to put your act in front of tens of thousands of music lovers and club managers each month. Send to Nightflying - P.O. Box 82, Perry AR 72125 42 • Hot Summer Nights • 2016

Aaron Owens Band - (870)941-6267 Aces Wild - (501)328-0029 // (501)328-5597 After Hours Band - Bill (501)888-5699 Alizé - Bobby Doherty - (501)909-9341 Amy Garland Angel - (501)603-0379 Anthony Ware - (706)247-6182 Anna Jordan-Williams & Moonshine Mafia - (501)617-9437 Arkansas River Blues Society - (501)920-7783 Art Deco Trio - Gordon - (501)517-1020 Bart Angel - (501)603-0379 Andy Tanas - (901)647-1355 - Beckham Brothers Band - Mitchell Beckham - (870)917-7184 Bannister Brothers Band - Ben Jones - (479)221-5574 Barrett Baber - Benjamin del Shreve - (479)790-0777 Big Bad Bubba - (479)521-4831 Big John Miller - (501)351-4140 Big Red & The Soul Benders - (870)431-8475 Big Silver - (501)663-8669 Billy Jones Bluez - (501)985-9650 The Blame - (501)760-7766 Bliss McCain - (918)456-6996 Blue Collar Band - Mike Culverson - (479)650-8185, or Shirley Richison - (918)436-7644 Bluebirds - (318)865 9006 Bluegrass Bombers - Steve Evans - (501)982-4933 Bob Boyd Sounds - (501)225-4894 Bob Kramer Incident - Bryan Parker - (479)643-3938 Bonnie Montgomery - Jimmy Young - (501)413-8259 or (615)870-8805 Breaking Silence - Evan Chronister - (918)519-8084 - Larry & Rachel Brick (BrickFields) - (479)647-8844 The Boomers - (501)374-3396 The Boondogs - (501)614-9859 Brenda & Ellis - (501)663-5919 Brash - (501)658-1366 Breaking Silence - Brian Austin Band - Brian Austin - (501)258-4841 - (501)851-3262 Brian Nahlen - 501-590-1319 Bushdog - (870)942-5382 Canvas - Jenni Gatlin - (501)612-7241 Carter Sampson (479)935-6866 The Cate Brothers Band - (479)756-5517 Catman & The Confounders - - (870)496-2423 Cherry Brooks - (901)458-5051 • Cheyenne - (501)229-1625 Chris Cameron - (479)632-6135 Chris DeClerk - 501-772-0161 Chuck Young - (501)282-2495 Craig Keys - (501)455-5336 (h) • 454-9226 (c) Crossroads Entertainment - Shane Simanton • (501)609-5140 Dale Fraze (918)647-3840 / (918)-839-1701 David Ball - (501)617-4064 David Butler - (501)804-1387 Daisy Chain - (501)982-JERK Danzig & Woolley - (888)376-8795 Darren Ray - (501)521-4831 David & The Diamondbacks - David Wiser - (479)544-6433 David Nelson Band - (708)524-8166 Dayton Waters - (501)538-3383 // (479)651-2904 // (501)767-5542 David Rasico - (501)613-9401 Dean Agus - (501)627-6211 Divas On Fire - Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Double Shot - Lonnie Allen - (501)242-1919 Earl & Them - Earl Cate (479)957-5882 East 5th - (501)765-1388 Effron White - ‘Lectric Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Emily Kaitz - Erica Jones - (501)282-5139 Floydian Slip / Prognosis - Contact: Ray (501)541-7338 Fine Line - (501)760-6455 Flip-Off Pirates - (870)446-6145 FreeVerse - Adam Nelson - (501)744-3713 Gary Hutchison (479)459-2226 Gerry Moss - (870)856-4300 Grant Pierson - (479)471-1118 or 739-5965 Grandpa’s Goodtime Fandango - (479)571-4059

GravyTrain - James Blount - (479)381-6826 Grease Gadget - (501)258-2511 Greer Gambill - (479)531-9288 Greg Spradlin - (501)376-4635 Hi Balls - Jason Hale - (501)256-5150 Hooker Red - (501)408-7076 Intruders - Troy Baker (501)224-9082 Isayah Warford - (479)200-9113 // 643-2685 Jason Greenlaw & The Groove - (501)568-0394 Jeff Fox - (Foxy) - Jamie Lou Thies - (479)567-2972 Jamestown Flood - (501)565-8200 Jason Hale - (501)256-5150 Jessica Horn Band - (816)682-0750 Jed Clampit - (479)443-2928 Jeff Coleman & The Feeders - (501)663-1278 Jeff “Machine Man” Elmer - (479)387-7275 - Jelly (Steve) Brown - 501-623-1317 - Jeremiah Griffin - (479)200-4891 Jim Ferguson - (501)620-0450 Jim Mills - (901)272-9530 Joey Farr - (479)883-4640 Joe Glaeser - (808)393-6468 Joe Pitts Band - (870)489-1569 Joe Giles Band - (479)236-6125 / 267-2655 John Calvin Brewer - (501)545-0089 Joe Hall - (501)818-7915 John Kilzer - (901)276-1015 JoJo Jefferies - (901)375-1229 Jones Van Jones - Jerry Jones (479)253-7299 Judge Parker - Larry Pearson (479)646-5086 / 926-8819 - Justin Morgan - Kim Griffin Band (KGB) - Tyndall Jackson - (501)258-4711 King Tut Blues Band - (870)743-6748 Kornbred - (479)576-2584 Kory Montgomery Band - (479)221-2258 Last In Line - (870)890-9135 Laura Pierson - (479)410-4360 Lauren de Miranda - (310)927-8745 Larry Womack - (501)463-9412 Lee Gibson - (615)327-1055 Levon Walkin & Roxie - (870)867-4657 • (501)282-7479 Lightnin’ Lee Langdon - (501)627-5701 Linnie Hice Band - (479)766-7213 Liquid Groove Mojo - Joe Pitts - (870)489-1569 Liquid Kitty - Wayne Willems - 501-249-3103 Liz Lottmann - (479)531-3659 Mack Harness - 9309 Larue Rd., Rogers, AR 72756 Greg Madden - (501)269-7442 -’ Marc Turner - (479)365-2372 Mark Albertson - (479)650-0435 Mark David McKinnis - (501)228-9190 Mark Hays - (501)794-2997 Marion Deaton & The Smooth Willie Band - (901)377-6971 Martin & Scott - (501)250-0216 Midnight Express - (501)821-3606 Michael J. Bewley - (479)236-0599 - Mike Hosty - Mike Taber - (501)617-3402 Mike Tripp - (501)991-3526 Mister Lucky - (501)231-3464 Mo Brothers - (479)442-2434 Mojo Depot - (501)258-4711 // (323)651-3321 Moon Krickets - Dale Wardlow - (501)230-4485 Moonshine Mafia - (501)617-9437 Music In Motion - Sean Hearn - - (479)461-3539 Nate Hancock - (661)380-8636 Nick Devlin - (501)563-8024 Neil Kelly - (316)650-1598 1-Oz. Jig - Jeff Kearney - (479)790-4761 Oreo Blue - (479)459-2226 Pamela Nelson - (479)313-9715 Parachute Woman - (501)993-8980 // Patrice Pike - (512)657-6743 Paul Boatright - (479)841-PAUL Priceless - Tyndall Jackson - (501)258-4711 Push - (870)420-3658

Randy Boyd - (501)568-4239 Randy ‘Cap’n Campfire’ Bulla - (202)374-8999 Randy Keck / Whiplash Gumbo - (479)524-3790 / (479)524-8462 Randy McDonald - (501)888-7510 Barry Poynter - Poynter’s Palace - (501)663-6886 Rena Wren - (501)655-2242 ReVamp Tramps - (479)582-2589 Richie Johnson - (501)223-8941 R.J. Mischo & His Redhot Blues Band - (479)443-1649 Roger Koenigsedar - {Sound / Production} - (479)739-0979 Ron Levy - (888)595-3122 Rukus - (870)754-8437 RUN - Adrian & Joell - (870)269-6723 - Runaway Planet - (501)425-5018 - Rock Candy - Jai Lambert - 501-772-0722 - Salty Dogs - Brad Williams - (501)278-0076 • Salt & Pepper - Tony Nardi - (719)-480-3240 Sarah Hughes - • (870)270-0896 Sharpe Dunaway - (501)329-3034 Scott Keeton & The Deviants - (405)912-0059 Scott Miller - (479)236-7268 // Scott Vise - (501)626-1762 Seth Freeman Band - (479)886-3921 Shane Henry - (405)453-7469 Shannon Boshears Band - (501)258-4907 Shari Bales Band - Mike Taber - (501)617-3402 Ron Wurst - (635-0260 Shannon Wurst - (479)719-8363 Sid Simons - drums/bass - (479)444-0726 / 521-5046 6 Strings Down - (501)336-9363 Slidebar - (580)225-2123 some guy named robb - (479)970-4599 Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers - (501)803-4834 Southbound - (501)229-3986 Southern Justice - (501)529-0007 Southern Way Band - James Burris - (501)888-6248 Stella Luss - Ashley Richardson - (501)541-1854 Steve Dufresne (479)459-2234 Steve Pryor - (918)584-7393 Still Kickin’ - (501)576-2203 Strangely Dim - (501)851-3537 Suzanne Michell & Uncle Fred Wilson - (501)664-1613 Sweetland - (501)603-0095 Swinging Johnsons - (501)262-4472 The Tablerockers - (479)363-9121 // Taylor Made - (501)982-3755 Taylor and Martinez - (501)272-9530 Ten Years Gone - Tracy Payne (870)833-2610 The Catz Meow - (501)839-2992 The Crumbs - Dave Holland - (479)459-4133 The Dangerous Idiots - Aaron Sarlo - (510)455-8392 The Garage Boys - (501)471-7074 The Paper Boys - Stan Turney (501)350-0252 The Schwag - (573)453-8758 The Trustees - TJ - (501)804-6408 The WoodPeckers - Phil Dixon - (501)626-8909 Tiffany Christopher - (417)766-5211 Tommy Rock - (501)520-8788 Tom Ware - (479)719-8931 Travis Kidd - (479)527-9430 Trout Fishing In America - (888)439-8342 - Tragikly White - (501)753-0088 Tyrannosaurus Chicken - Smilin’ Bob Lewis - (479)459-1568 Upshaw Band - Vickie Murphy - (501)612-9112 Unseen Eye - John Walters - (501)545-7948 - Chad Carter - (501)318-1223 Wade Ogle - (479)966-0623 Wanda Watson - (918)261-1075 Warewolves - 479-719-8931 - Weakness For Blondes - Chris DeClerk - 501-772-0161 Wet County Boys - (479)223-1426 / (501)977-0902


All names, numbers, bands, arrest records, personalities, identities, appearances, marital, health and legal status subject to change daily...(or more often)...

List your contact information so fans and buyers can find YOU! Only $36 (cheap) per year ~ that’s three lousy bucks to put your act in front of tens of thousands of music lovers and club managers each month. Send to Nightflying - P.O. Box 82, Perry AR 72125 • Hot Summer Nights • 2016


A: Just look at that young person with the short hair and blue jeans. Is it a boy or a girl? B: It’s a girl. She’s my daughter. A: Oh, I’m sorry, sir. I didn’t know that you were her father. B: I’m not. I’m her mother…

Q: What’s the differance between a pianist and god? A: God doesn’t think he’s a pianist…

Two boys were arguing when the teacher entered the room. The teacher says, “Why are you arguing?” One boy answers, “We found a ten dollor bill and decided to give it to whoever tells the biggest lie.” “You should be ashamed of yourselves,” said the teacher, “When I was your age I didn’t even know what a lie was.” The boys gave the ten dollars to the teacher…

Q: Whats the difference between Terrorists and Accordion players? A: Terrorists have sympathizers…

Q: What do you call a group of topless female accordion players? A: Ladies in Pain…

Q: What did the drummer get on his I.Q. Test? A: Saliva…

There are four kinds of sex: HOUSE SEX - When you are newly married and have sex all over the house in every room. BEDROOM SEX - After you have been married for a while, you only have sex in the bedroom. HALL SEX - After you’ve been married for many, many years you just pass each other in the hall and say “SCREW YOU” COURTROOM SEX - When your wife and her lawyer screw you in the divorce court in front of many people for every penny you’ve got...

Q: What’s the definition of perfect pitch? A: When you toss a banjo in the garbage and it hits an accordion… Q: What do you call a guitar player that only knows two chords? A: A music critic… Q: How many concertmasters does it take to change a light bulb? A: Just one, but it takes four movements… Relative minor: A guitarist’s girlfriend… Q: What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A: A vocalist… Q: What do all great conductors have in common? A: They’re all dead… Q: What do you do if you run over a bass player? A: Back up… Q: How do you get a drummer off of your porch? A: Pay him for the pizza… Q: What’s the difference between a piano and a Harley-Davidson? A: One of us might be able to tune a Harley… Q: What’s the difference between a piano accompanianist and a terrorist? A: You can negotiate with a terrorist… The big game hunter walked in the bar and bragged to everyone about his hunting skills. The man was undoubtedly a good shot and no one could dispute that. But then he said that they could blindfold him and he would recognize any animal’s skin from its feel, and if he could locate the bullet hole he would even tell them what caliber the bullet was that killed the animal. The hunter said that he was willing to prove it if they would put up the drinks, and so the bet was on. They blindfolded him carefully and took him to his first animal skin. After feeling it for a few moments, he announced “Bear.” Then he felt the bullet hole and declared, “Shot with a .308 rifle.” He was right. They brought him another skin, one that someone had in their car trunk. He took a bit longer this time and then said, “Elk, Shot with a 7mm Mag rifle.” He was right again. Through the night, he proved his skills again and again, every time against a round of drinks. Finally he staggered home, drunk out of his mind, and went to sleep. The next morning he got up and saw in the mirror that he had one hell of a shiner. He said to his wife, “I know I was drunk last night, but not drunk enough to get in a fight and not remember it. Where did I get this black eye?” His wife angrily replied, “I gave it to you. You got into bed and put your hand down my panties. Then you fiddled around a bit and loudly announced, “Skunk, killed with an axe…” Bill and Hillary were going down a back road and stopped at a gas station. As the worker was filling up their car, he said to Hillary “I went to high school with you”. She recognized him and agreed with him. Later as they were driving down the road Bill said “If you had married him you wouldn’t be married to the President”. Hillary said “Oh yes I would - he would be President...” There was a man who had worked his whole life in a pickle factory. One day he came hone and told his wife he had been fired from his job. She began to scream and yell, “You have given them 20 years of devoted service. Why did they fire you?” “For 20 years I’ve wanted to stick my dick in the pickle slicer,” he explained, “and today I finally did it!” The wife ran over and pulled his pants down to see what damage had been done. “You look okay,” she said with a sigh of relief. “So what happened to the pickle slicer?” “Well,” he said with hesitation, “they fired her, too…”

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Three guys go to a ski lodge, and there aren’t enough rooms, so they have to share a bed. In the middle of the night, the guy on the right wakes up and says, “I had this wild, vivid dream of getting a hand job!” The guy on the left wakes up, and unbelievably, he’s had the same dream, too. Then the guy in the middle wakes up and says, “That’s funny, I dreamed I was skiing!”

Two guys are sitting at a bar. One guy says to the other: “Do you know that lions have sex 10 or 15 times a night?” The other guy says, “Damn...I just joined the Rotary Club...”

A guy walks into a bar and sees a horse tending bar, apron and all, wiping out a glass. He stares at the horse for a minute without saying a word. The horse returns the stare and breaks the silence by asking, “Hey buddy, what’s the matter? You can’t believe that a horse can tend bar?” “No”, the guy says, “I just can’t believe that the ferret sold the place...” A guy with dyslexia walks into a bra...

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