Trio, Calle Soul Band, Justin Young and more. Check out the feature elsewhere for more details. And on the web, be sure to visit JazzEureka.org and TheAuditorium.org. 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 www.byrdfest.com 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 whitewatertavern.com 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 duganspublr.com. 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 www.duganspublr.com 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 fourquarterbar.com for more. Just find their ad right here and click on it. For bookings contact Conan at 501-313-4704, or email to moeman03@
comcast.net……. 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.
See the Schedule pages for all the dates… And click on their ad here to visit westendsmokehouse.net. 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.
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 NolaMichele@yahoo.com 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-
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comodated. Please visit Stickyz.com 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 markhamstreetpub.com For bookings, please email email@example.com, 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
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