Giving you the music a day early:
The Charlie Daniels Band? Country. Southern rock. Outlaw country. The man known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” has played a little of it all during his career — everything from the novelty country of “Uneasy Rider” to the jingoistic Southern rock of “This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag.” If you need a Riverfest break, head down to Hot Springs and Magic Springs Water and Theme Park for a concert by Daniels and band. Part of the 2012 Pepsi Concert Series, Daniels takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Timberwood Amphitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m., and local country musicians Luke Williams kicks off the night at 7 p.m. Admission is free with a general admission ticket or Season Pass to Magic Springs.
Maybe you’ve heard this question before, but what do Snoop Dogg and Lynyrd Skynyrd have in common? Well, nothing, except both are headlining acts at this year’s Memorial Day weekend blast in downtown Little Rock known as Riverfest. More than 50 musical acts on three main stages plus a kid zone and family zone, an international village, artists and merchants, other goodies and food, food, food — it’s Arkansas’ premier arts and music festival for good reason.
Riverfest is still going on. But there’s music elsewhere, including an appearance by Interstate Buffalo at Cregeen’s Irish Pub. It’s an all-ages show with the music starting around 8 p.m. No word on the cover, but Interstate Buffalo is a Little Rock outfit that play a blend of blues and rock (with a little funk) that burns places down. Well, not literally, but you get the picture.
Here are The Charlie Daniels Band with their “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”: