Category Archives: Concert Wrap

Friends and family: The final night of the 2015 Roots Festival

August 31st, 2015 at 4:54 pm

If a theme could be found during the closing day of the 2015 edition of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, it would be this: Honor those you admire. John Elliott admires Raina Rose and Anthony da Costa. He performs with them regularly. … Continue reading

In their own class: The third day of the Fayetteville Roots Fest

August 30th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

As J.D. McPherson played the final notes of his Friday (Aug. 28) night headlining set at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, he did so to a half-full venue. It was late, and there were several delays while he was onstage, too. Later … Continue reading

A time for music: The second day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 29th, 2015 at 11:02 am

  With events already an hour behind schedule, it took J.D. McPherson and his band a full 40 minutes to get on stage at the Fayetteville Roots Festival after the preceding set by John Fullbright came to an end. Suddenly, … Continue reading

The stars align: A review of the first day of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am

Sometimes, things align. John Fullbright had started his set at the VIP party that kicked off the ongoing Fayetteville Roots Festival. I possessed a bellyful of carefully prepared food from local chefs and a beer made by a local brewer. I … Continue reading

Concert review: Hank Williams Jr., Aug. 22 at the AMP

August 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 am

Hank Williams Jr. does not care what you think. He does not care for your opinions. He does not care for fools. He cares greatly about two things: His country and Hank Williams Jr., or Bocephus, as he would often … Continue reading

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

August 16th, 2015 at 11:49 am

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette could not reach contractual terms with Whitesnake for a photo pass. These photography by Ash Newell are courtesy of the band. Among the many things it is, there’s one thing that hair metal is certainly not … Continue reading

Some quick thoughts on the first Peacemaker Festival

August 3rd, 2015 at 11:12 am

This isn’t quite a full review of the inaugural Peacemaker Festival. I decided I wanted to go down and have a good time and watch one of my favorite acts (Jason Isbell) live instead of focusing on a review. But … Continue reading

Concert review: Kenny Chesney, July 30 at the AMP

July 31st, 2015 at 7:09 pm

We were unable to comes to terms with Kenny Chesney’s management company regarding a photo-taking agreement at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Here’s a picture of his tour bus I shot on the way into the venue. Let’s put this … Continue reading

Concert Review: Fifth Harmony, July 24 at the Walmart AMP

July 25th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

If you are a girl between the ages of roughly nine and 18 and attended last night’s Fifth Harmony concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, you likely had an awesome time at what could be considered one huge … Continue reading

Concert review: Widespread Panic, July 17 at the AMP

July 18th, 2015 at 11:49 am

“Do you like Widespread?” I was asked more times last night (July 17) than I could count while at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. I’m a walking target, with my camera bag and notebook giving away my intentions and purpose. … Continue reading