Tonight on South on Main stage: ROUTE 358 & TEN PENNY GYPSY!

Route 358 & Ten Penny GypsyJoin South on Main on Saturday, August 17 for an evening of roots music with Route 358 and Ten Penny Gypsy.

Show begins at 9 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 in advance or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.

Route 358 began as a jam session at the kitchen table that sounded anything but musical. Then a trip to the studio to record a live performance video of the song “Alone Tonight” started the four-piece Americana/Roots artists on their current trajectory.

358’s sound can be described as having one foot in bluegrass and the other in a swampy mixture of pop, country, folk and rock.Their songs tell tales of love, love-lost, ghosts, prohibition speakeasies and the roads they travel together.

“Only The River Knows,” the bands first album, was praised for its “distinctively vintage sound, combined with beautifully honest songwriting and emotional performances” (Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman).

Songs from the album earned the band a nomination for “Americana/Roots Artist of the Year” by the Arkansas Country Music Awards as well as a selection as a showcase artist for Folk Alliance Mid-West and The John Hartford Memorial Festivals.

For the past two years the band has toured playing venues and festivals in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Indiana, Missouri and Texas. In October of 2018 tthey released their latest album “Lantern’s Light”.

Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley have been successfully following the beat of their own drum for years, separately as solo artists. That musical direction took an exciting and robust turn recently when they recruited the talents of renowned multi-instrumentalist/producer Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam) to help their songs blossom, and the Americana duo Ten Penny Gypsy was born.

Recorded in 2017 at Crawford’s Admiral Bean Studio in Loxley, Alabama, Ten Penny Gypsy’s self-titled debut album contains eleven finely crafted songs, sweetly harmonic, yet delivered with a unique dose of Americana swagger. Whether it’s the waltzing hopefulness of “Old Woman By the Sea”, the plaintive longing of “Back On Level Ground”, or the rollicking rhythm of “Perfectly Imperfect”, each song wears its emotion on its sleeve. Combining Patterson’s strong voice and exquisite guitar work with Danley’s infectious delivery and melodic hooks, Ten Penny Gypsy has grown into a commanding duo that will draw you in like no other.

“I do believe that ‘Ten Penny Gypsy’ is a snapshot of Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley in full bloom”, says Crawford.

Many others agree, as Ten Penny Gypsy was named a finalist in three categories for the 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards : “Album of the Year”, “Americana/Roots Artist of the Year”, and “Vocal Group of the Year”.

“Ten Penny Gypsy” was released on August 25th, 2017, and is available on Amazon, itunes, Spotify, and in retail outlets throughout the country.


Tonight on South on Main stage – Bijoux’s August Session presents Nick Black

Sessions :: Nick BlackEach month, South on Main has someone curate the Wednesday evening Sessions Series.  In August, it is singer Bijoux.  Tonight (August 14), seh presents an evening with Nick Black, a Memphis-based pop/soul artist, as part of her August Sessions at South on Main. Show begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. For reservations, please call (501) 244-9660

Nick Black is fun, optimistic, and authentic. His music is a full-embodied piece of art that will change your whole mood instantly. Influenced by the feel good music of Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Sting, and Bruno Mars, Nick has created his music to sound unique, yet familiar and nostalgic. He sees the world through a very clear lens where he takes people and experiences for what they are while also learning from them as they are. In return, both him and his music are true, honest, perceptive, and passionate.

Always wanting to be a star and perform on a stage in front of as many people as the eye could see, Nick Black is determined now more than ever to reach and exceed his goals. His stage presence is proof that he was always destined to be an entertainer. Nick pulls the audience in and doesn’t let them go. He creates an experience that he wants everyone to be part of. Pulling people up from the crowd, he has people dancing and grooving front and center.

Nick Black is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable names in the Pop/Soul music scene. He grew up between two worlds: his family’s deep ties to church, and Memphis where Soul, RnB, Rock N’ Roll, and Blues legends made names for themselves, Black’s sound is an organically grown phenomenon. Since his first album in 2012, The Soul Diaries, his authenticity and passion has been the foundation of his identity, both as a person and as an artist. Venturing into new territory with his recently released single, “Grenadine”, Nick is excited to pursue his curiosity in electronic music, adding dance beats to his extremely versatile sound.

Tonight on South on Main stage – Seth Walker

Seth WalkerSeth Walker brings his soulful and playful music back to the South on Main stage on Friday August 9. Show begins at 9 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $8 or pay $12 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660.

“Are You Open?” Seth Walker sings on his transfixing new album of the same title. More than just a question, it’s a challenge, an invitation, a dare. “To me, being open means being vulnerable and exposed,” explains Walker, “but that’s where the little nuggets of creative gold come from. I never planned an overall concept for this record, but each of these songs seemed to spin out from asking myself that one simple question.”

Produced by The Wood Brothers’ Jano Rix, ‘Are You Open’ marks Seth Walker’s tenth studio recording, and the music is undoubtedly his most inventive, exploring new sounds and textures as he examines what it means to truly be open, both as an artist and more broadly as a human in today’s increasingly more complicated world. The songwriting here is bold and infectious, featuring melodies and rhythms drawn from Walker’s time spent in Havana and filtered through his split-screen life in New Orleans and Nashville. The result is a melting pot of sounds and perspectives, a soulful brew of roots music from the Americas and beyond. Songs frequently build off of a single chord, shifting in color and tone as they ebb and flow and stack layer upon layer over hypnotic bass lines and percussion grooves. The record features Walker’s guitar playing more heavily than ever before, and the new approach suits him well, showcasing a melodic prowess to match his prodigious lyrical gifts.

‘Are You Open?’ follows 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Gotta Get Back,’ a stunning collection that found Walker excavating the roots of his love affair with music by reuniting the family that first sparked his fire as a child. That album traced its origins back to Walker’s native North Carolina, where he grew up on a multi-family commune and studied classical violin and cello before ultimately discovering his passion for soul, jazz, blues, and folk. He’d go on to deftly mix all those genres and more in his work as a solo artist, organically building up a celebrated two-decade career that’s earned him praise everywhere from The Washington Post to NPR, who hailed his “hard-driving” songs and “sweet tenor,” in addition to landing him dates with The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster, among others.

Tonight on South on Main Stage: Lachaz Holloway is first of August Sessions series curated by Bijoux

Sessions :: Lachaz HollowayBijoux presents the August Sessions on Wednesday evenings at South on Main, starting with an evening of r&b with artist Lachaz Holloway.

Show begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 or pay $10 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. For reservations, please call (501) 244-9660

On April 18, 1989 La’Chaz Holloway would be the sixth child born to his parents. Being deeply rooted in multiple genres of music, La’Chaz would soon fall in love with music and begin his own journey as a guitarist/ producer/singer/songwriter. La’Chaz has worked with and played for many artists such as TANK, Carl Thomas, Case, SAMMIE, etc.. He recently dropped his latest album (LACHAZ HOLLOWAY SPACE ) which is currently streaming on all digital platforms.

Bijoux—a native of Little Rock – is a sultry soul singer adept in various styles. The daughter of West African parents, Bijoux grew up in a household exposed to differing genres of music including folk, classic rock and roll, makossa, country, and R&B. Her jovial spirit, endearing vocals, vibrant entertaining, and musical versatility make her concerts engaging and fun.

Tonight on South on Main Stage: The GinSingers part of SOMA After Dark

The Ginsingers :: SOMA After Dark The GinSingers will take you on a musical journey of a wide ranging world of jazz for SOMA After Dark on Friday, August 2. Concert beings at 9 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $7 or pay a $10 cover day of show. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. To reserve a table please call (501) 244-9660.

“With sets that cover everyone from Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley to Nat King Cole, Tito Puente and Charlie Parker, as well as the band’s own lively originals, Cula du Café play a festive mix of pop, salsa, and jazz. Percussionist Jose Galeano ignites the band’s onstage fireworks with his thundering conga playing while drummer Chis Searles adds to the beat with his expert Latin rhythms. Meanwhile, bassist Jeff Haley and bandleader/vocalist/guitarist Joey de Lago intertwine their dancing chords, allowing sax player Elias Haslanger to captivate the audience with his smoky jazz aura.”
-The Austin Chronicle Salutes Cula du Café

Joel started playing classical guitar at age 8 under the instruction of his uncle Tom Johnson, of the University of North Texas. He began taking regular lessons with Nick Digennaro at the same time. While getting a degree in Economics at TCU Joel continued his classical guitar studies with Chip Christ. After Graduation Joel started teaching classical guitar lessons as the director of the North Dallas/Plano/Carrollton Childbloom Guitar Program. At the same time he began studying Flamenco with Miguel Antonio. Shorty after Joel met a great guitarist, Joey De Lago, who taught him the Flamenco/Afro-Cuban guitar technique, Mano-Roto. While under the musical apprenticeship of Joey De Lago, Joel founded the Music school, Child Play Music, played rhythm guitar for The Joey De Lago Band. Today, Joel runs The Child Play Music Guitar School and plays in a number of bands that gig all over the Dallas metroplex.

SYNRG takes to the South on Main stage tonight

SYNRGSouth on Main is excited to welcome SYNRG to its stage on Saturday, July 20.

Show begins at 9 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $10 or pay $15 at the door.

Tickets do not guarantee a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660.

SYNRG Band is one Arkansas’ most fun energetic musical ensembles which specializes in an array of styles of music, through vocal and instrumental arrangements.

Tonight at South on Main – Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound

Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome SoundJoin South on Main for an evening of soulful country-folk/rock with Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound.

Show begins at 9 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.

When Arlo takes the stage, prepare to feel every heart in the room begin to crumble under the weight of honesty and emotion in McKinley’s lyrics. He’s been on the mission of writing truthful and honest songs since his self titled release Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound (2014).

Arlo’s songwriting crosses genres of country-folk/rock with gobs of soul and deep and profound introspection. Being billed alongside musicians such as Tyler Childers, John Moreland, Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle and many others have helped Arlo McKinley get his name outside his hometown of Cincinnati and has gained him fans across the US & Europe.

Arlo’s sophomore album Die Midwestern Vol. 1 comes out in 2019, and is sure to continue cementing him as a one of the important voices in American music that speak to love, struggle, loss & redemption.