Parker Millsap returns to South on Main stage tonight

“Witnessing Parker Millsap sing for the first time is a jarring experience, because the sights and sounds just don’t seem to match up: the slightly built [Oklahoman] has a bluesy, powerful rasp of a howl that sounds equally suited for juke joints or church tents.” —Rolling Stone

Parker MillsapTonight (September 18) at 7:30 PM the Oxford American welcomes Parker Millsap back to the South on Main stage!

Doors open at 5:30 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. This show is a special addition to their 2019-2020 Concert Series and is made possible in part by Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

Tickets are $25 (General Admission), $30 (Reserved), and $32 (Premium Reserved)—available via Metrotix.com or (800) 293-5949.

At 26 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeLA TimesAustin Chronicle, and Rolling Stone to name a few.

He first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band with classmate, Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. Over the years he recruited musicians Daniel Foulks (fiddle) and Andrew Bones (Drums) to join his band.

Parker’s first three full-length releases—2012’s Palisade, 2014’s self-titled LP, and 2016’s The Very Last Day—showcased a primal mastery of acoustic folk rock, with their flourish for revelation and fiery dynamics, all recorded with extreme precision, purpose and efficiency.

Parker’s newest album, Other Arrangements, (released via Thirty Tigers) finds him taking bold steps in new directions. Associated press says “Parker Millsap rocks harder than ever on his fourth album.” And Rolling Stone calls Other Arrangements Parker’s “tightest, sharpest and most infectious set of songs to date.”

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Arkansas Visual Artists encouraged to apply for more Downtown Little Rock mural projects

Arkansas visual artists are invited to submit concepts and proposals for two new pieces of public art to be installed in downtown Little Rock this fall.

Downtown Little Rock Partnership released an RFP for each site-specific location. The first location is a roughly 900 square foot wall within the first floor of the parking deck at Scott and 6th Streets. The area is included in Baker’s Alley, behind The Rep on Main Street. The second RFP is for a “selfie wall” in SoMa, located at 112 Daisy Bates Drive.

“We are excited to be able to add two new pieces of public art to downtown Little Rock’s growing collection,” said Gabe Holmstrom, Downtown Little Rock Partnership Executive Director. “With the great response to Jason Jones’s “Playtime” mural at Capitol and Main, we want to keep the creative momentum going. We can’t wait to see what our incredible Arkansas artists come up with.”

The deadline to submit proposals for both locations is September 25. Completion of each art installation is set for October 30. To learn more and to submit applications, artists may visit http://downtownlr.com/pages/public-art/murals/.

These projects are an initiative of Downtown Little Rock Partnership’s Public Spaces subcommittee, which is chaired by Carol Worley. As part of its public art strategy, Downtown Little Rock Partnership is dedicated to collaborating with Arkansas artists to present public art that enhances the city’s imaginative capacity, enlivens neighborhoods, contributes to economic vitality, sparks civic exchange, and enhances community connection.

80s Mall Party on Main Street tonight hosted by Downtown Little Rock Partnership

Ah, the 80s.

Cola Wars. Donkey Kong. Reaganomics. Back to the Future. “Family Ties.” Flashdance. Footloose. Fame. The Brat Pack. “Where’s the Beef?”  The Official Preppy Handbook.

Break out the leg warmers and the Aqua Net, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is hosting an 80’s Mall Party on Saturday, July 13. Presented by Smirnoff, this retro event and celebration of all things 80’s will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the old Main Street Mall, a time capsule from thirty years ago.

The 80’s Mall Party will feature a special appearance by Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Slick’s grill will be serving up burgers and fries, and there will be a lip sync contest for those who want to strut their stuff. In addition to kitschy and delicious adult beverages, guests will enjoy great music and music videos, a retro arcade, fun surprises, and a throwback atmosphere sure to bring back memories and create new ones.

Tickets are $20, and VIP Tickets are $40. VIP Tickets grant access to the Rock City Kicks Lounge, two drink tickets and food from Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill. Must be 21 or older to attend. The media partner is AY. The radio partner is The Point 94.1.

So, in the words of Robin Sparkles, “Let’s go to the Mall.”

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!

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.