The Cons of Formant at South on Main tonight

The Cons of FormantThe Cons of Formant will serenade South on Main guests tonight (July 18) with their blend of folk, Americana, and bluegrass.

The show begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.

Combining backgrounds from old soul-filled hymns and rock & roll to blues and bluegrass, The Cons of Formant have established themselves as a core part of the Americana & Folk Rock movement. Their diverse blend of styles has created a beautiful balance of sound that is uniquely their own.

After releasing their debut self-titled album, “The Cons of Formant,” The Cons began work on their sophomore album, “Tributaries.” This second album intentionally combines influences from their diverse musical backgrounds, personal life experiences and the reflections of their own journeys to create something true and unique. “Tributaries” was received with overwhelming support and continues to gain momentum.

Both albums are for sale in hard copy or on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

  • Guitar/Lead Vocals/Harmonica: David Bise
  • Mandolin/Lead Vocals/Harmonies/Banjo: Drew Morse
  • Bass/Harmonies: Patrick Pipkin
  • Fiddle/Harmonies: Sam Ellis

May 2nd Friday Art Night features a collaboration between Historic Arkansas Museum and Arkansas Arts Council

It is once again time for 2nd Friday Art Night!  One of the highlights this month is a collaboration between Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Council.

The Arkansas Arts Council curated exhibition, (Everyday) Interpretations: Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch, and Adam Posnak, opens in the Trinity Gallery  for  Arkansas Artists and the Year of Arkansas Beer continues  with Apple Blossom Brewing Company.


Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch, and Adam Posnak work  in three distinctly different media. Each artist derives inspiration  from everyday experience.
  •  Arsaga, who lives in Fayetteville, uses photography to  capture  images of daily experience and employs a  process of layering encaustic (hot wax) pigment on  her photographs.
  •  Morzuch, who lives in Bono, captures beauty in the  most mundane objects to create dancing color and  light with oil paint on canvas.
  •  Posnak, who lives in West Fork, makes terracotta pottery,  the decoration of which reflects an interest in various  traditional systems of belief, particularly those of  West Africa and the African Diaspora.

For the “Year of Arkansas Beer” this month HAM is featuring Apple Blossom Brewing Company.  

  • Hazy Morning Coffee Stout made with Arsaga’s Coffee – This beer was gently aged on thirty pounds of an Arabica blend roasted by Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters in Fayetteville. Strong notes of coffee in the nose with hints of floral and citrus from the use of American hops. Medium bodied beer  with medium notes of oats and malted barley, and a dominant flavor of coffee.
  •  Armstrong APA – ABBC’s flagship ale features caramel, dried fruit, and nut malt notes with heavy  American citrus hops. Their favorite  blend of India Pale Ale and Strong  American Pale Ale styles.


There will be live music by David Bise, Sam Ellis & Drew Morse of The Cons of Formant.

It all takes place from 5pm to 8pm at Historic Arkansas Museum.

Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Council are agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.