The year in review, music wise

December 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am

Miranda Lambert’s August concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion was the best-attended show in the nearly decade-long history of the venue. FILE PHOTO.

It’s that time of year again. It’s the end of the year.

Which means the writers responsible for What’s Up! are compiling our list of the most interesting, insightful and impactful stories of 2012.

We’ve got Nos. 6-10 in Friday’s paper, and you can find it in print or online (if you’re a subscriber).

We won’t share all of them here, of course, but I’d like to highlight the music-related ones. Today, coming in at No. 6, are the changes at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The outdoor venue broke attendance records for the year and also for a single event, with more than 7,000 assembling for Miranda Lambert in mid-August. The venue also had some low points, none greater than the day it collapsed in a storm, causing major damage but no injuries.

Also, at No. 10, is the closing of much-loved music venue GoodFolk productions. The long-tenured house concert series left Block Avenue but is expected to resurface in other locations, reports Becca Martin-Brown.

Read about the AMP and GoodFolk, or check back on Friday (Dec. 28) for the next round of events.

Also, check back here on Dec. 28 for my annual album of the year list and a few days later (probably Dec. 31) for my concerts of the year list.