Giving you the music a day early:
Colorado electronic music artist Derek Vincent Smith brings his electro-hip hop-soul musical mixture Pretty Lights to North Little Rock for A Halloween Extravaganza of dance music and stunning visuals at Verizon Arena. Don’t know who Pretty Lights is? Check out Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin, a remix collection combining samples of seven individual Led Zeppelin tunes with hip-hop, classic rock, down tempo and dubstep cuts. Tickets are $30 and $33. All seats are general admission, and there are no seats on the floor. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. with the Colorado electronic act Big Gigantic also on the bill along with fellow electronica artists Tyler Durden and DJ Witnesse.
The Peabody Little Rock turns into a party overlooking the Arkansas River complete with more than $5,000 in cash and prizes for a Halloween costume contest judged by local celebrities with its fourth annual Boo Bash Halloween Party. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. and goes on until after midnight. There’s a $10 cover at the door for the 21-and-up show. The best five costumes will walk away with the prizes, and the music will be provided by Brandon Peck as DJ 1-Up spinning all the best hip hop and old-school jams until 1 a.m. The emcee will be none other than the Peabody Rivertop Party emcee Epiphany.
In years past, the Halloween Cover Up shows at White Water Tavern have included a literal who’s who of Little Rock and Arkansas bands performing as some of the greatest bands of all time, including The Jam, Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M., Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Clash and more. This year is no different as White Water Tavern throws its annual Halloween music party with a number of bands performing the music of The Band, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Strokes and David Bowie. No word on the cover, but expect the music about 9 p.m.
Here’s Pretty Lights with a taste of his “Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin”: