We all know that music matters. Well tonight (January 13) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, the “Music Matters” concert will feature a variety of local and regional musicians who are coming together for a musical event in support of the Little Rock School District’s Fine Arts programming.
The event runs from 7pm to 10pm. Featured artists include Patrice Butterfly from New Orleans, Genine Latrice Perez, Crissy P, Diedra Jones, Imstephenjames, Rodney Block and the Afterthought Band.
Contributing artists include Curtis JJ Adams, Tonya Leeks, Tim Woods, Yvette Preyer, Gavin Hawkins, Tarick Horton, Cat Marlon Davis, Steve Bailey, Cliff Aaron, and Ivan Yarborough.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You’d pay $20 or more to hear any single one of these performers. So this is quite a bargain to hear all of them over a three hour time period! And it is for a great cause!
Support music! Support the arts! Support the LRSD! Because “Music Matters!”
The streets are clearing, and things are returning to normal. This includes the fact that Local Live concert series takes the stage tonight at South on Main at 7:30 pm.
Join the Oxford American magazine for this week’s free concert starring Hired Guns featuring Bruce Johnston, Tyndall Jackson, and Cliff Aaron! Call ahead at (501) 244-9660 to guarantee your seat for this popular series. Local Live is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Cosmic Cowboy Music.
Bruce Johnston is a bassist and award-winning composer with a doctorate in music composition from the University of Miami. He is a lecturer at Ouachita Baptist University where he overseas the Classical Guitar and String Bass programs. Johnston has studied with the likes of jazz legends Donald Brown and Jerry Coker, and he can be seen around the region performing with Charlotte Taylor, Kim Griffin, and David Rosen, as well as a host of other great talents.
Tyndall Jackson is a thirty-year veteran of the delta region, and he holds a guitar performance degree and received the Outstanding Musicianship award as a student. He has toured extensively with his band, Mojo Depot, and was active in Los Angeles for ten years before moving back home to Little Rock. Jackson has a true gift of seamlessly connecting ideas with blazing speed that builds in ever-increasing intensity, and he is quickly becoming a local guitar legend.
Cliff Aaron is a seasoned professional drummer and the CEO/Founder of Drummerboyinfinity—dedicated to bringing attention and respect to the incredible musical talent that exists in the region. He grew up in central Arkansas and has performed, toured, and recorded with the likes of Beyonce, 311, and Victor Wooten. Aaron’s aggressive yet finessing approach to the drum set is incredibly unique and boundless; he creates sheets of sound that truly transcend the audience to a higher plane.