Category Archives: Concert Wrap

A final recap of Yonder’s Harvest Festival

October 28th, 2014 at 10:47 am

I know I’ve dedicated a lot of ink (actual ink and the digital variety) to the recently concluded Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. This is likely to be the last one until early June, when the lineup for … Continue reading

The strange and beautiful from Yonder’s Harvest Fest 2014

October 21st, 2014 at 12:37 pm

_psEmbed(“”, “fallback=1″); Harvest 2014 Sights – Images by NWA Media All photos by KEVIN KINDER, NWA Media. A record crowd came to the 2014 edition of Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. The event, which ran from Oct. 16-18, … Continue reading

A recap of Yonder Harvest Festival’s third and final day

October 19th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

This morning (Sunday, Oct. 19), the thousands of campers/music fans at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival headed into a world with a little bit more color than the one they exited upon their arrival. Because I swear the … Continue reading

A review of the Friday activities at Yonder’s Harvest Fest

October 18th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I must change my outlook from yesterday. The weather worsened, but only in being slightly cooler than perfection. There are now a few clouds in the sky, a major change from yesterday’s spotless day. The clouds kept the morning cool; … Continue reading

Concert review (kinda) — Foster the People at the AMP, Oct. 9

October 10th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

All the gear was onstage, and the soundcheck was complete, or very nearly so. A roadie had already placed a full setlist on the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion stage, and I know this because I was three feet away from … Continue reading

Concert review — Santana, Oct. 5 at the AMP

October 6th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Media group was unable to reach contractual terms with Carlos Santana’s management team regarding photo permission for his Oct. 5 show at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Please enjoy this courtesy photo instead. Santana calmly stalked around … Continue reading

Concert review: The Avett Brothers, Sept. 26 at the AMP

September 28th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

My notebook on The Avett Brothers‘ Friday night (Sept. 26) set at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion looks empty. It contains a few set lists notes, and I’m glad it does — they played at least one song that wasn’t … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Ozark Blues Challenge winners

September 18th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

For the second time in three years, I helped judge the Ozark Blues Society‘s Ozark Blues Challenge. It’s crowns the best local blues solo or duo act and the best band. But it’s no mere battle of the bands — … Continue reading

A final Roots Festival recap

September 2nd, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Changes were aplenty at this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival. The main stage activities originally scheduled for the Walton Arts Center were moved at nearly the last minute to the Fayetteville Town Center because the first venue needed emergency roof repairs. … Continue reading

A recap of the Fayetteville Roots Festival’s second day

August 30th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Here’s how the first official day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival kicked off — with a line out the door for a free concert. I’ve written before that I could never understand why the (free!) live taping of KUAF’s “Ozarks … Continue reading