Wakarusa, the music festival that takes place annually on private property in the Ozark National Forest area north of Ozark, draws a diverse set of bands from through through world, from guitarists to Niger to pop bands from Iceland and country acts from the St. Louis area. Here are some images from the bands at the festival.View Post
Click here to view the embedded video. Here, Luke Bryan sings “Buzzkill.” I have to imagine the country artist, who performs this summer at the Thunder on the Mountain festival, is feeling pretty high right now though after winning the Academy of County Music’s Entertainer of the Year Award on Sunday (April 8). Part of the fun (and worry) is seeing how packed certain days are going to be at music festivals. There’s usually a blend of joy — seeing so many great acts in proximity to one another — and dread — at learning two of your favorite artists will perform at the exact same time.View Post bands, big and rich, buzzkill, county, entertainer, nwa music news, toby keith, year
While national headliners get the bulk of the attention at music festivals, a few of our local festivals provide great opportunities for local acts, too. That’s certainly been the case at Wakarusa, with the Wakarusa Winter Classic sending a victor from the Battle of the Bands concert to one of the festival’s many stages. And now, after the introduction of the Thunder on the Mountain country music festival on the same event grounds just south of Arkansas 23 in Franklin County, comes word of a similar eventView Post backroad-anthem, bands, county, derangers, kelly road band, wakarusa, wakarusa-winter, winter
Def Leppard photo by Gitte Meldgaard More than 30 years after they first set fire to the music world, Def Leppard continues to ignite crowds at shows across the world. The veteran U.K. rockers are currently traveling the country on the “Rock of Ages” tour, a string of dates that pulls its name from one of their many hit songs, which would later provide a title to the popular movie and musical. Vivian Campbell, who has played guitar for Def Leppard since 1992, talked to me recently about the band’s continued popularity and the current state of the music industry.View Post amphitheater, band, bands, black, black oak amphitheater, campbell, def leppard tour, leppard, meldgaard, venue
Big Gigantic plays “Beginning of the End” at a New Year’s Eve show. Speaking of beginning, the band will be opening the Arkansas Music Pavilion season in April.
A few days ago, we told you that the Arkansas Music Pavilion is moving to the Washington County Fairgrounds from its many-year home at the Northwest Arkansas Mall.
At the same time, we announced one of the bands who will perform at the AMP — Big Gigantic on April 21.
Venue owner Walton Arts Center announced late yesterday more details about the show, including ticket prices. Tickets for the show will be $22 in advance or $27 on the day of the show and are available through the WAC’s box office at 443-5600 or online. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 10).
Doors open at 7 p.m. Music will start about 9 p.m.View Post arkansas, bands, big gigantic, concert reminders, electronica, gigantic, king, music industry news, ticket updates, tickets