Giving you the music a day early:
None other than Kris Kristofferson has called Americana singer/songwriter Paul Thorn “the best kept secret in the music business.” Born in Wisconsin but raised in Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Miss., by a Pentecostal preacher father, Thorn’s music is a blend of his blues, country, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll background with his gruff yet soulful vocals standing out from the music. Thorn visits Revolution Music Room with Matt Stell & The Crashers as the openers, taking the stage at 9 p.m. with their mixture of introspective country, high-energy rock and Americana ballads. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $12 in advance and $15 day of show.
Of course, it’s the start of the Arkansas State Fair, which means over the next 10 days a number of musical acts will be appearing. The best part? Each act is free with a fair admission, which is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and seniors, and free for children under 6. The acts on the Wendy’s Concert Main Stage include The Guess Who on Friday, Joe Diffie on Sunday, Easton Corbin on Oct. 14, Bucky Covington on Oct. 14 and Loverboy on Oct. 15.
Here’s Paul Thorn in action with “If I Can Get Over Her”: