Big week for live music in the state! From indie darlings in Hot Springs and El Dorado to old favorites in Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Little Rock, here’s Shindigmusic’s picks for the best live music in the state for the week of June 25-July 1.
Thursday, June 28 – Maxine’s Live – Hot Springs
Conway’s Couch Jackets have been a favorite here at Shindigmusic for quite a while now. What happens when the Couch Jackets throw down with Little Rock’s Deep Sequence and Sabine Valley? You got yourself one hell of a party. Did we mention its FREE?
Thursday, June 28 – Griffin Restaurant – El Dorado
One of the finest bands in the state makes its second appearance in El Dorado this year. The 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase winners have been building a steady fan base will their stellar live shows, including a festival stealing performance at this years Creekfest. FREE
Friday, June 29 – Sunrise Stage – Fayetteville
Fresh off last year’s excellent Head and Heart EP (Produced by John Oates), singer/songwriter David Starr returns home to Fayetteville in support of his latest album South and West, with a special performance at The Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville. The album’s lead single, “Don’t Give Me Hope,” is available on Spotify. Tickets are $20
Saturday, June 30 – The Record – Bentonville
The Record in Bentonville has really been delivering the goods on live music lately and with the latest addition of Little Rock’s The Salty Dogs, The Record has upped the ante. The Salty Dogs are simply a stellar country music ensemble from top to bottom and have earned a reputation as one of the best original bands in the state. This is a DO NOT MISS event. $5 Cover.
Saturday, June 30 – White Water Tavern – Little Rock
Adam Faucett returns with his fifth full-length album, It Took Shape of a Bird, and an album release show at Little Rock’s White Water Tavern. Faucett has been one of the most talked about Arkansas musicians since the release of his first solo album, 2007’s The Great Basking Shark, with good reason. His voice alone packs enough power to silence most of his contemporaries and any possible critic. Faucett has proven time and time again why he is one of the state’s finest musical contributions. $10 Cover.
Robert co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a singer-songwriter/musician from the Arkansas delta, avid vinyl collector, aquarium aficionado and connoisseur of all things rock 'n' roll. He currently is lead vocalist for Los Angeles based band Farmikos and co-conspirator at The Record Exchange. "Do You Remember Laughter?"