The next Downtown Little Rock Partnership Alley Party is tonight

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Presented by CDI Contractors, join the Downtown Little Rock Partnership in the alley around the corner from Bella Vita Jewelry, just off the Main Street Creative Corridor, for live music from The Going Jessies and craft beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing!

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Memories of Isaac Hayes is the topic of Old State House Museum Brown Bag lecture today at noon

Memories of a Soul Man: On the Road with Isaac Hayes — A Conversation with Chris Cockrell

Join the Old State House Museum on Thursday, June 20, from 12:00-1:00 pm as Chris Cockrell, an Arkansas native that worked as producer and road manager for Isaac Hayes in the 1990s and early 2000s, shares his stories of working and touring the world with Hayes in a conversational interview.

Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. was an iconic American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. One of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer.

Hayes teamed with partner David Porter during the mid-1960s on soul standards as “Soul Man” and “Hold On, I’m Comin,'” and reached the top of the charts on his own in 1971 with the #1 smash, Theme from “Shaft.”

Bring your lunch; they provide soft drinks and water. Admission is free.

Tonight South on Main Sessions features Jon Auer with Isaac Alexander

Sessions :: Jon Auer + Isaac AlexanderCapitol View Studio presents an evening with Jon Auer, the co-founder/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of the Posies, along with Isaac Alexander as part of their June Sessions at South on Main.

Show begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $10 or pay $15 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660.

ABOUT JON AUER

A critically-acclaimed solo artist, Jon Auer is also the co-founder/singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist of the Posies and was a member of the reformed Big Star for 17 years (until Alex Chilton’s untimely passing in 2010). Auer has toured the world over in support of his much-praised solo release, Songs From The Year Of Our Demise, and his one-man show is entrancing and intimately entertaining, songs and stories side by side.

Auer has produced and/or mixed records for the likes of You Am I, Redd Kross, and Spiral Stairs (of Pavement) and the Sub Pop label and also performed on William Shatner’s Has Been album (produced by Ben Folds).Former Beatle Ringo Starr even covered one of Auer’s compositions (“Golden Blunders”) and Auer’s haunting “Lady Sweet” (sung by Auer) was the lead track from the Big Star record In Space. Auer is prominently featured in the 2017 Big Star movie Thank You Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…and More.

 

ABOUT ISAAC ALEXANDER

Isaac Alexander has been playing, writing, and recording in Little Rock since 1999 and has put out a total of twelve records under various band names—Big Silver, The Easys, Molten Lava, Greers Ferry to name a few. He’s played drums in the legendary Little Rock band, The Boondogs and has played and recorded with a number of local artists, including The Salty Dogs, Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth, Cosby, The Big Cats, Jonathan Wilkins, Jesse Aycock, Chris Micheals, and Jim Mize.

The last few years Alexander has been working on solo albums with his friends. He has so far released See Thru Me and Antivenin Suite and is working on a third record presently. See Thru Me was No. 6 on the Arkansas Times Music Poll’s best Arkansas albums list.

 

ABOUT CAPITOL VIEW

Capitol View Studio LLC is located at 120 S. Cross in the West End of downtown Little Rock, AR and is a full production recording studio. Owner, Bryan Frazier, is a working visual artist with a background in art education and music production and is an award-winning singer/songwriter and video producer.

Engineer and producer, Mark Colbert, is the primary audio engineer for Capitol View Studio. Mark is an experienced producer, engineer and professional session drummer. Colbert has spent many years working in professional studios in Los Angeles and has performed and recorded with Grammy award-winning artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette among many others.

CVS artists include: John Burnette, Townsend, Mark Currey, SUMOKEM, Jeff Matika, Dazz & Brie among many others. Capitol View Studio is one of central Arkansas’s fastest growing full production studios with Little Rock’s largest live room for recording that’s like no other.

A Broadway Cabaret tonight on CALS Ron Robinson Theater stage performed by The Muses

The Muses’ Broadway Cabaret in concert is presented tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

The performance starts at 7pm.

This “best of” Broadway concert is an impressive display of professional musical artistry, spectacular dancing, and extraordinary showmanship! The Muses Professional Performance Troupe of highly skilled, nationally touring professional vocalists, instrumentalists, and resident artists, will present beloved tunes from popular Broadway shows, including: “Cabaret”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “Hello, Dolly!” “My Fair Lady’, “South Pacific”, “Company”, “Wicked”, and “Rent”.

Driven by a live big band sound, these musical theater classics, are performed in colorful and engaging combinations of solos, duets, and ensembles, along with lovely and energetic dance performances sprinkled throughout the show.

Professionally executed, high quality artistic programming, are the distinguishing features of all Muses’ productions. Professional and undeniably first rate, the Muses Broadway Cabaret, Seasons of Love concert, embodies the charm, passion, wit, and powerful storytelling found on the Broadway stage, right here in central Arkansas! Don’t miss this highly entertaining summer highlight!

Sponsored by Arkansas Arts Center, First Security Bank, UA Little Rock Downtown, Central Arkansas Library System, Merritt Dyke & Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Tonight on South on Main stage – BONNIE MONTGOMERY & SUMMER DEAN :: VINYL RELEASE SHOW

Bonnie Montgomery & Summer Dean :: Vinyl Release ShowBonnie Montgomery & Summer Dean are bringing their Queen of the Road summer tour home to South on Main!

The concert begins tonight (6/18) at 7 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660.

ABOUT BONNIE MONTGOMERY

It’s easy to mistake Bonnie Montgomery for a legend from the golden era of country/western music.

She’s been named Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year in 2016, Arkansas CMA Americana/Roots Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year 2018.

With “Forever”, her second full-length album, Montgomery once again delves into classic country sounds and storytelling.

It’s being recognised as one of the best country albums of 2018, and Bonnie was recently nominated as Ameripolitan Honkytonk Female of the Year and Album of the Year.

Bonnie also has a string of great supports including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Reckless Kelly, Dale Watson, and many more.

ABOUT SUMMER DEAN

Summer Dean is as authentic as they come. Newly named 2019 Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year, she puts on a heck of a show! Her raw lyrics, a bare-boned honest voice, and approachable confidence is evident on any stage and set her apart from other women of today’s country music scene.

From full theater seats to a packed honky tonk dancefloor, Summer’s audience falls in love with with the country songstress and quickly become loyal fans. Summer has released her debut album, Unladylike, with plans to release a full-length in 2019. She and her band play numerous venues from legendary dance halls to beautiful theaters, while establishing a firm-foothold in the thriving music scene of Fort Worth.

Summer has opened for numerous buzzy artist such as Marty Stuart, Dale Watson, Gary P. Nunn, Sam Outlaw, Max Stalling, The Cactus Blossoms, Mike and the Moonpies, The Derailers and more.

Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation annual event tonight at Atlas Bar

Image may contain: textThe Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation (the all-volunteer nonprofit which maintains and sponsors the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame established in 1994) will hold its 2019 annual event (an intimate jazz concert with special sit-ins) on Monday, 17 June (8 to 11 p.m.) at the Atlas Bar (1224 South Main Street).

This annual fundraiser is adults-only (21+) and open to the public; cost of admission is $20, payable at the door by cash/check (payable to the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation).  Larger donations are encouraged, and the Foundation recognizes patrons donating at least $50/$100/$500/$1000;

Proceeds from this event (along with annual dues and donations from individuals) fund the Foundation’s ongoing educational activities and upcoming Hall of Fame inductions (held in even-numbered years).

Doors open at 7:45 p.m.

Food and beverage service will be available during the event.  Admission fee is waived for current AJHF members submitting 2019-2020 dues (payable 1 July 2019) by 1 June 2019; a new membership application (available on Foundation’s website and Facebook page) must be submitted with dues from any member who has not done so in the past three years.

Headlining the event is Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro (1998 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, roseannavitro.com); the anchoring quartet features Joe Vick (upright bass, 2014 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame), Ted Ludwig (guitar, 2016 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, tedludwig.com), Brian Brown (drums, 2018 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame), and Sam Carroll (keys).  There will be special sit-ins by various distinguished jazz artists, including other Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame inductees.

Tonight – join the Downtown Little Rock Partnership for the 2nd Annual East Village Jam

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This evening (June 15) join the Downtown Little Rock Partnership for the 2nd Annual East Village Jam, presented by Riceland Foods!

It’s Arkansas’ birthday today. Is there a better way to celebrate it than listening to Arkansas musicians, eating Arkansas food, at an event presented by the leading company of one of Arkansas’ top industries?

Held on the lawns of the Clinton Presidential Center, enjoy a Summer night of concerts celebrating Arkansas music, set in a growing downtown neighborhood.

The lineup is:

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – The Cons of Formant
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Dial Up
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dazz & Brie

Attendees will also enjoy food trucks, craft beer from Rebel Kettle, a mule bar, and plenty of games. Food trucks will include Adobo To Go, Count Porkula, Excaliburger, Just N Case, Riceland Mobile Cafe, Rock Brick Oven Pizza, and Roll It Ice Cream!

Tickets are only $5 and will be available for purchase at the gate. Children ages 5 and under may enter for free.