Thursday’s Music

Josh Turner.

Giving you the music a day early:

KSSN 96 is kicking off the weekend a night early with their Country Cares for St. Jude Kids benefit concert at The Metroplex. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So what does one get for that $15, besides feeling good? Well, there is up-and-coming country artist Kip Moore, whose “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” is climbing the country charts, and American Idol season ten runner-up Lauren Alaina, who has scored a couple of country Top 40 hits. And then there’s headliner Josh Turner, a man who has hit the top of the country charts four times, and whose new single “Time Is Love” is quickly heading toward the top of the country charts. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m.

The last time Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors came through town, the band played Stickyz. Now, the band, known for their Springsteen-rock-mixed-with-country sound and a touch of Motown pop, is back, playing Rev Room. The band, which includes Holcomb’s wife Ellie, is still touring behind their 2011 album Chasing Someday. The music starts at 8:30 p.m., and no word on any opening acts. Cover is $10 for the 18-and-up show.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Langston Hughes were two of the world’s greatest orators. One is the defining icon of the civil rights movement and a true American hero. The other is likewise a true American hero and also one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Now the two treasures are being brought to life once again at the University of Central ArkansasReynolds Performance Hall with Danny Glover and Felix Justice presenting An Evening with Martin & Langston. Yes, the Danny Glover, and Justice is known for his one-man Martin Luther King Jr. show Prophecy in America. Justice portrays King, delivering King’s most memorable speeches, and Glover is Hughes, reading his words and poetry. There will be a question-and-answer session following. UCA students get in free, and tickets are $30, $35 and $40 for the general public with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s Josh Turner with his “Why Don’t We Just Dance”:

“Why Don’t We Just Dance”