Giving you the music a day early:
Riverfest Ampitheatre will host two concerts this weekend. First up is country musician Luke Bryan on Saturday. Presented by KSSN 96, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes special guests Craig Campbell and Chancie Neal. Tickets through Ticketmaster are available for $46 and $41. Sunday, it’s indie folk band Bon Iver at 7 p.m. along with folk rock trio The Staves. Tickets through Ticketmaster are available for $49 and $38.50.
This is how Cenobio Xavier “Bubba” Hernandez III describes himself on his website: a “singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer of diverse musical endeavors.” He was a member of polka rock band Brave Combo for two decades and his newest diverse musical endeavor is his solo album Big Pounding Heart, a 12-track album of “pop rock songs with worldly rhythms careened through the garage grunge machinery” provided by Los Angeles producer and guitarist Scrote. Bubba Hernandez comes to White Water Tavern. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.
The Adventure Metal Across America Tour arrives at Downtown Music so that means headliners Scale The Summit will be playing their instrumental progressive rock from Texas. What else does it mean? Today I Caught the Plague with their Canadian progressive metal and From Which We Came with their central Arkansas progressive metal. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Cover is $10.
Trace Adkins was the country singer first introduced to audiences with his late-1990s country No. 1 “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” Since then, he has scored Top 40 hit after Top 40 hit, including the No. 1s “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” As part of the 2012 Pepsi Concert Series at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, Adkins will take to the Timberwood Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m., and Hot Springs native and country musician Blane Howard kicks off the night at 7 p.m. Admission is free with a general admission ticket or Season Pass to Magic Springs.
Here’s Luke Bryan with his “Country Girl”: