Last week, ACANSA announced the highlights for for the Sixth Annual ACANSA Arts Festival of the South. The 2019 edition has a slightly different format taking place on three successive weekends in September.
Executive Director Dillon Hupp was joined by founder Charlotte Gadberry, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, The Rep’s Ruth Shepherd, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Geoffrey Robson and students from Pulaski Academy to reveal more than a dozen events.
The Reveal Reception featured music by Brandon Dorris and Brian Wolverton, and guests took home goody bags that included this year’s iconic ACANSA poster featuring a commissioned painting by Arkansas artist Barry Thomas.
The schedule includes:
- Hot Club of Cowtown–Friday, September 13, 8:00pm–Ron Robinson Theater
- Stewart Fullerton’s Homecoming Queen: A night of intimate storytelling and standup—Fri & Sat, Sept. 13 & 14, 9:30pm–The REP Annex, Black Box Theatre
- Gina Chavez–Saturday, September 14, 8:00pm — The Rail Yard
- The Arts+Culture Commission’s Open Studios Little Rock will take place during the day on Saturday, September 14 with FREE tours of various visual and performing arts spaces.
- Bill Bowers: All Over the Map — Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th, 7:00pm — The REP Annex, Black Box Theatre
- Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – Tuesday – Saturday, September 17 – 22, 7:30pm – Argenta Community Theater
- American Guitarist & Composer Bill Frisell – Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm – The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
- Tenors Unlimited – Friday, September 20, 8:00pm — Ron Robinson Theater
- BODYTRAFFIC – Saturday, September 21st, 8:00pm – Pulaski Technical College: The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS)
- Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – Argenta Community Theater
- Tatiana R. Mann and Friends – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – New Deal Salon
- Jessica B. Harris, Author & Food Historian – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
- Dallas String Quartet Where Bach Meets Bon Jovi – Friday, September 27th, 8:00pm – Pulaski Technical College: The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS)
- Arkansas Symphony Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta & Time for Three – Saturday, September 28th, 7:30pm – Robinson Center Performance Hall
Visit the ACANSA website for ticket ordering. Watch for more things to be added.