LEVON HELM’s BOYHOOD HOME ADDED TO HISTORIC REGISTER
Marvell– Levon Helm’s childhood home has been added to Arkansas’ Register of Historic Places, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
The home, where Helm lived with his family from 1941 to about 1946, was originally located in the small community of Turkey Scratch, but was moved several years ago to the town of Marvell, eight miles to the south.
The campaign to acknowledge the residence was spearheaded by Ann Ballard Bryan, an interior design instructor at the University of Central Arkansas and a huge Band fan. Last year, she enlisted some of her students to design a museum, sound stage and cafe on the lot adjacent to Helm’s house, and to draft a nomination for the home to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
However, the house wasn’t eligible for the National Register since it’d been moved from its original location. The nomination was then revised and submitted for consideration by the state’s register. On Wednesday, a review board voted unanimously to add the home to the Arkansas Register, a spokesman for Arkansas Historic Preservation Program told the Democrat-Gazette.
The home is currently being restored with funds raised by a group called the Levon Helm Legacy Project, which also plans to have a bronze bust of Levon installed at the site.
Helm died of cancer at age 71 in 2012.
JAMIE LOU & THE HULLABALOO TO APPEAR ON GOOD MORNING KNWA
Rogers– Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo will be featured on KNWA this coming Monday at 5.55AM. The band is featured in advance of their appearance at this years AMP Fest at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. AMP Fest will also include sets by Dazz & Brie, Goose and The Mixtapes.
General admission tickets are $45 and include a 5-ounce glass for unlimited beer sampling and access to all stages and tech activations. New this year, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $90. VIP tickets get access to all of the general admission activations and samplings, an 8-ounce glass for sampling, as well as access to the VIP tent throughout the event with free appetizers and exclusive sampling of select brews from 4-5:30 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers, Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting.
DAZZ & BRIE FALL TOUR DETAILS
Little Rock– Arkansas’ favorite “Girl Gang” Dazz & Brie have announced dates for their upcoming “Can’t Chase Girls” tour. The tour kicks off on September 2 in Atlanta, Georgia and includes an appearance at this years AMP Fest at The Arkansas Music Pavilion. The full list of tour dates are below.
BONNIE MONTGOMERY FEATURED ON IDLE CLASS PODCAST
Little Rock– Arkansas’ country queen, Bonnie Montgomery has been busy touring in support of her latest album, Forever. Montgomery recently sat down with The Idle Class for an edition of the Idle Class Podcast. You can listen to the podcast here.
THE BAND AND THE CATE BROTHERS KICK ASS AT THE RINK
Fayetteville– Check out these recently surfaced videos of The Band and The Cate Brothers performing at The Rink in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on August 31, 1984. In the video Levon dedicates “Rag Mama Rag” to his baby brother, Wheeler. Check out “Rag Mama Rag” and “A Story Everybody Knows” courtesy of The Pryor Center For Arkansas Oral And Visual History.
Rogers– Beatlemania will be in full swing when Ringo Starr and his All-Star band hit the stage at the Arkansas Music Pavilion this Sunday night. The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay from Men at Work (“Who Can It Be Now” and “Land Down Under”), Steve Lakather from Toto (“Africa,” “Hold the Line” and “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie from Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool (“Black Magic Woman” and “Evil Ways”), and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love” and “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham, and Greg Bissonette is on drums. Gates open at 6:30 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm.
BIG PIPH RELEASES VIDEO FOR “ANARCHY”
Little Rock– Big Piph returns with the Kenneth Bell directed video for “Anarchy.”