It’s a quiet time for Northwest Arkansas. The university students are gone, it’s hot outside and people are spending their weekends at the lake or traveling elsewhere.
It’s even taking me less time to get to work these days, and I don’t mind that.
But it’s not quiet in the clubs, where live music is offered throughout the weekend.
Here’s a couple gigs for your consideration:
A trio of folk rockers based in Fayetteville will release a new album Saturday (July 13) at Teatro Scarpino. The album, called “Shine Your Light,” was made possible through donations to the band’s Kickstarter fund. Big Bad Gina has spend the past year touring various Women’s and Pride festivals. Admission to Saturday’s 8 p.m. show is $10.
Or, how about something completely different?
Songwriter, outlaw country artist and rebel David Allan Coe will perform tonight (July 12) at the Benton County Fairgrounds, located south of Bentonville. Coe, famous in equal parts for his wild concerts and songs such as “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” has recovered from a car accident that postponed an earlier date here. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35.
There’s plenty more going on this weekend, too. Gary Allan is at the Arkansas Music Pavilion tonight, and jazz artist Bob Dorough will perform Saturday evening at the Walton Arts Center. We’ll have more on both of those events soon.
Elsewhere, Fauxnz will have a release party for their new album tonight at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, steampunk act Voltaire will perform Saturday at George’s Majestic Lounge and Jed Clampit will perform during brunch hours at Common Grounds on Sunday (July 14)
What’s on your live music agenda?