Giving you the music a day early:
A number of local and national country acts are joining forces for Bootfest at War Memorial Stadium to benefit the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial. The lineup of bands includes local acts Riverbilly, SpinRad, Cliff Hudson, Matthew Huff and Luke Williams opening for country artist John Conlee, who appears at 9 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. with the music at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and children under 10 get in free. Active military, firefighters, police officers, EMT and EMS personnel get free admission with their active ID, and their family members are $5 per person.
Rodney Block and Jonathan White are once again joining forces for the Labor Day Weekend Sunset Jazz Cruise: Evolution of the Horns Part 2 aboard the Arkansas Queen. Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. with the cruise lasting from 7-11 p.m. General admission is $22 with VIP tickets available for $40. The event brings together two of Little Rock’s premier musicians for a night of jazz; Mr. “Pied Piper” Rodney Block (trumpeter) and Mr. “Get it on the Sax” JWhite (saxophonist). Also appearing is Block’s backing unit The Real Music Lovers: Sam Carroll (keyboards), Michael Chandler (drums) and Oliver “OT” Thomas (bass). DJ Swift will also be spinning.
Here’s John Conlee with “Rose Colored Glasses”: