Area Bands Join Forces To Save Vino’s Stage Area Bands Join Forces To Save Vino’s Stage
Area Bands Join Forces To Save Vino’s Stage

Several local acts are coming together to give the backroom at Vino’s Brewpub a bit of a face lift.

Vino’s, the venerable downtown Little Rock music venue, has hosted scores of shows for acts over the years and is still going strong — but the backroom needs some help, and several local acts are banding together to do their part to make that happen by hosting a benefit show on Friday.

A foursome of Arkansas musical acts — metal outfit Terminal Nation, punkers Go For Gold, indie-alternative-shoegaze act Colour Design and rockers My Hands to War — are going in together on a benefit show to revamp the venue’s legendary backroom and rebuild its stage.

The venue, which has hosted scores of local, regional and national touring acts over the past several decades including Green Day, Trusty, Ashtray Babyhead, Ho Hum, Beth Ditto and countless others, has offered a lifetime of unforgettable memories for everyone who has entered.

Terminal Nation, who will headline and host the event, said in an event posting on Facebook that the venue is in “pretty rough shape” and that all proceeds from the show will go toward venue maintenance.

“Vino’s is a venue that has always given outsider and niche bands opportunities that no one else would,” the band said in the event posting. “As some of you may be aware, the venue area has been in pretty rough shape. The stage (which is the original one from decades ago) is in miserable condition. Our goal is to replace it completely, and to build something that will last another 30 years — not just for us, but for future generations to enjoy. … We are hoping to give a little bit back to a place that has given us so much, but we need your help.”

The show will also feature a Farewell Skate Co. pop-up shop.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25) and admission is $10. Vino’s is located at 923 W. Seventh St., in Little Rock

Justin Bates

Justin co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a Pearl Jam enthusiast and avid collector of music from all genres in all formats, with a particular preference for vinyl. He's the spouse of artist Stacy, of Stacy Bee Art fame.