Category Archives: Concert Wrap

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

Concert review: Fayetteville Roots Festival’s opening day

August 29th, 2014 at 11:32 am

The Fayetteville Roots Festival has always billed itself as a blend of music and food. And at no time is that better proved than the Thursday night (Aug. 28) preview party at the Garner Farm in east Fayetteville. An entire … Continue reading

Concert review: Boston, Aug. 15 at the Walmart AMP

August 16th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Boston is a ‘Rock & Roll Band’ that came to ‘Party.’ They left a crowd of about 5,000 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion ‘Feelin’ Satisfied. I’ll drop the puns now, but only because Boston provided many of their own … Continue reading

Concert review: Tim McGraw, Aug. 7 at the Walmart AMP

August 8th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Tim McGraw, you old charmer. Old is relative, of course. He’s 47, and he’s in fitness magazine shape, although he hid his physique underneath a Rush World Tour 1987-88 T-shirt. (Aside: Tim, you kinda won me over with that shirt). … Continue reading

Concert review: Steve Martin and friends, Aug. 3 at the AMP

August 4th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

There are many words that can describe the combined Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and Steep Canyon Rangers concert on a pleasant Sunday (Aug. 3) evening at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. But perhaps that one — pleasant — is the … Continue reading

Concert review: Steely Dan, July 24 at the Walmart AMP

July 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

There are many bands on the “least cool” list. I’m not talking about the bands you avoid talking about in casual conversation. You know the ones — You’d never publicly declare fandom for Creed, Nickleback or, for a more contemporary … Continue reading

Concert review — Miranda Lambert, July 12 at the AMP

July 14th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Imagine having the No. 1 song in all of country music. Now take it one step more, and imagine having 9,000 screaming fans in front of you for a concert, then not playing that hit. And now, imagine the greatest … Continue reading