Giving you the music a day early:
So what happens when you join Live guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey with Candlebox lead singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy? A hard-rocking supergroup of ’90s alternative stars called The Gracious Few. And the outfit has released their debut album, with Gracey stating the album has a “kind of a Led Zeppelin, throwback feel.” Presented by 100.3 The Edge, The Gracious Few visit Revolution Music Room along with Southern hard rockers American Bang, and the all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of show.
It doesn’t occur all that often so go ahead and get out the red Sharpie and mark this night on the calendar and be prepared to catch The Salty Dogs for a special gig at White Water Tavern. The Dogs — vocalist Brad Williams, guitarist and pedal steel specialist Nick Devlin, drummer Bart Angel and bassist Brent LaBeau — released Brand New Reason, 32 minutes of honky-tonk country and rock ‘n’ roll, earlier this year. But the band, with families and day jobs, doesn’t find the time to get together to play for fans often, so the gig is a rare date to witness central Arkansas’ best honky-tonk country band in all their Bakersfield country, Texas swing and rock glory.
Wildwood Park for the Arts will hold its Harvest Festival, a family festival celebrating autumn in Arkansas, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The weekend is also home to the Arkansas Pickin’ and Fiddlin’ Championship on Saturday, and following the event, Wildwood Park will present progressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart in concert in the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre with the music starting at 7 p.m. with opening act Truegrass. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets to the festival alone are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family pass.
Here’s The Gracious Few with their “Honest Man”: