A Thursday concert by metal icons Judas Priest at BOK Center highlight’s this week’s list of entertainment opportunities. Rob Halford and Co. will bring their “Firepower World Tour” to the Tulsa venue and it should be one hell of a show. Also this week, alt-rockers J Roddy Walston and the Business will play George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, R&B crooner Sean Fresh headlines Thursday Night Live at Murphy Arts District in El Dorado and Kevin Kerby + Battery will play the venerable White Water Tavern in Little Rock Saturday. If you’re looking to get out to a show this week, check out this list of what’s coming up to help you plan.
Monday, April 23
Richmond, Va.-rockers J Roddy Walston and the Business will play George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville Monday. The four piece is led by head man J. Roddy Walston (vocals, guitar, and piano). Walston and Co.’s style combines elements of gospel, country, rock and soul and they deliver a lively, upbeat set each time they step on stage. The band is touring in support of its latest release, 2017’s Destroyers of the Soft Life. Tickets range from $18-22. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24
Little Rock singer-songwriter Adam Faucett will play White Water Tavern Tuesday. Faucett’s latest album, It Took the Shape of a Bird, is set to be released June 29. Faucett last released the album Blind Water Finds Blind Water in 2014 to critical acclaim. Jerry Redd will open the show. Music begins at 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Neo-traditional country balladeer Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will play Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa Tuesday. Stuart’s is touring to support his most recent release, Way Out West. Tickets range from $30-45. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25
Thursday, April 26
Heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest will play the BOK Center in Tulsa Thursday. The band is most widely known for it’s mega hit “Breaking the Law” and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Thirty-three years after its release official release on 1977’s Sin After Sin, the band won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the song “Dissident Aggressor” after it was released on the band’s live album A Touch of Evil: Live. The band is touring in support of their new studio album, Firepower. Tickets range from $42.50 – $128. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Art pop rockers of Montreal will play Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa Thursday. The band are touring to support their new album White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. Tickets are $16 in advance; and $18 the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Locate S, 1 will open the show.
Guitar duo Loren & Mark will play Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville Thursday. The duo play a combination of jazz, bluegrass and pop music, and weave in their vocal harmonies throughout.The duo incorporate a thumb-picking technique made popular by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Tickets to the event are $25. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
R&B crooner Sean Fresh will play El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District Thursday Night Live on Thursday at the Griffin Restaurant. Fresh combines elements of jazz, gospel, hip-hop and afro-soul and pairs them with his infectious lyrical style. He cites Brian McKnight, Babyface, 8 Ball and MJG, to Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, OutKast and Sam Cooke among his influences. The show begins at 8 p.m. and reservations may be made online.
A pair of singer-songwriters, Detroit-based Anna Burch, and Austin-based Parker McCollum, will play George’s Majestic Lounge on Thursday. Burch, an indie-pop songstress, has an energetic style that blends harmonic vocals, shimmery guitars, and big vocal hooks that are topped off with a neat lo-fi finish. She’s touring to support her latest album Quite the Curse. McCollum is an alt-country singer-songwriter who is out supporting his solid new release, Probably Wrong. Doors open at 6 p.m. Burch’s set begins at 7 p.m., with McCollum’s set to begin at 9:30. Tickets range from $8-10.
Soul-funk outfit Josh Hoyer & the Soul Colossal will play Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville Thursday. According to the band’s bio, they’re inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, and their music crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal — to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles. Hoyer has been a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” and the band has opened for famed musicians like George Clinton, Charles Bradley and Muscle Schoals Revue. Admission is $3.
Americana singer-songwriter Tim Easton will play White Water Tavern Thursday. The Nashville-based musician is signed to Little Rock’s Last Chance Records and is touring to support his latest release, 2016’s American Fork. Music begins at 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Friday, April 27
Americana duo Handmade Moments will play Smoke & Barrel on Friday. The duo have an infectious sound and are a real joy to watch live. Music begins at 10 p.m. Admission is $10.
Bluesman Lightnin’ Malcom, a charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a deep soulful voice, will play White Water Tavern Friday. He’s touring in support of his latest album, Outlaw Justice. Music begins at 9:30 p.m. and donations will be accepted at the door.
Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo will play Black Apple Crossing in Springdale Friday. The show begins at 8 p.m. There is no cover.
Fayetteville’s post-punk revivalists, The Inner Party, are set to perform at Kingfish. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. No Cover.
Saturday, April 28
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, best known for his hit “Riptide” will bring his “Nation of Two” world tour to Brady Theater in Tulsa Saturday. Tickets range from $36-42.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. Special guest lovelytheband will open the show.
Singer-songwriter Monte Montgomery will play George’s Majestic Lounge Saturday. The Birmingham, Ala.-based blues and pop rock musician combines elements of rock, blues and hooky pop, with his deep, soulful lyrics to create a sound all his own. Montgomery is touring to support his latest album Dragonfly. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music set to begin at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $15-18.
Kevin Kerby + Battery will play White Water Tavern Saturday. AETN describes the band as entertaining, energetic rock -n-roll with music that often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor. Music begins at 9:30 p.m. and donations will be accepted at the door.
Joplin, Missouri-based country music newcomer Kimra will play Black Apple Crossing in Springdale. Her show begins at 8 p.m. There is no cover.