Giving you the music a day early:
The Ozarks are usually known for producing bluegrass or variations of hillbilly music. Enter Ha Ha Tonka, a decidedly not old-time-y music group, but a quartet known for their sound that mixes classic Southern rock with modern indie rock. The hard-charging group is best summed up by their April release, the excellent Death of a Decade. Anthony Bourdain is a fan, featuring the group on an Ozarks episode of No Reservations, and now you can be, too, when Ha Ha Tonka visits Stickyz. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with cover $6 for the 18-and-up show.
Josh Noren grew up in northwest Arkansas, moved to Nashville, Tenn., about a year ago and started a band: Josh Noren and The Good Day. Now Noren is returning to the Natural State with his pop rocking band for a show at Vino’s. Joining Josh Noren and The Good Day at Vino’s will be Australian singer/songwriter Kate Hansen (now a Nashville resident as well) with her roots-rocking, pop music. Hansen’s newest work is her record Wrapped Up in Light, which was released earlier this month. The opening act is Conway six piece Don’t Stop Please with their music that mingles folk rock with touches of jazz, vocal harmonies and pop on tunes such as the horn-infused “Ma Belle.” The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $8 cover.
This Arkansas State Fair isn’t going anywhere until Sunday night so that means a few more days of rides, food, games, and, of course, music on the Wendy’s Main Stage. Wednesday’s music is a supergroup of classic rock all stars (including former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade) with the Monsters of Rock playing classic rock covers. Admission is free to the shows with paid fair admission which is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and senior citizens ages 60 and over, and free to children ages 5 and under. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5 per vehicle.
Here’s Ha Ha Tonka with their “Usual Suspects”: