Category Archives: Music Industry News

Highberry keeps growing

July 1st, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Jon Walker is going to have to leave his own music festival. For the past several years, he and his partners in Deadhead Productions have organized the growing Highberry Festival, which this year comes to Byrd’s Adventure Center near Ozark … Continue reading

The best music (so far) of 2015

June 30th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Welcome to the midpoint of the year. The halfway mark is a good time to remind us of where we’ve been before moving forward. With that in mind, how about a midway recap of some of the best music released … Continue reading

On the way: Pedro Fernandez, Sept. 5 at the Walmart AMP

June 29th, 2015 at 9:39 am

Pedro Fernandez performs “Si Tuviera Que Decirlo,” which Google Translate tells me means “If I Had to Say.” I’ll say this now — Fernandez is scheduled for a concert in Rogers this fall. Unfortunately, I’m not very well versed in … Continue reading

Some muddy water blues: The Riverfront Blues Festival in Fort Smith

June 26th, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The blues and water go hand in hand. Muddy Waters is one of the best examples of the genre, for instance. Steve Ray Vaughan sang about the tears falling down like rain. I could go on for a long time. … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Sad Daddy and more

June 26th, 2015 at 5:03 am

I hope you do something fabulous this weekend. Something life changing. Go live. Go explore. Just go experience something, something that isn’t the newest season of your favorite show on Netflix that you’ve already watched once. No, go live. Out … Continue reading

An alternative to the storm: Music on the Mulberry

June 24th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Backroad Anthem performs “Dixie Coast.” They’ll be part of a party on the river this weekend. Understandably, there were many upset ticketholders left in a lurch when country music festival Thunder on the Mountain, scheduled for June 26-28, was canceled. … Continue reading

On the way: Buckcherry, July 22 at George’s

June 22nd, 2015 at 9:23 am

Buckcherry may be “Lit Up” right now. They are definitely touring, including a stop in Fayetteville. Hard rock act Buckcherry went away for a few years, but they’ve returned with a vengeance, releasing new profanity-laden material and touring the country. … Continue reading

Double threat: Jonathan Jackson and Enation

June 19th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Don’t ask Jonathan Jackson to choose between making music and acting. He’s made his choice, and the answer is both. His roles on the soap opera “General Hospital” made him known years ago. He and his brother launched the band … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Smokey Robinson and more

June 19th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Tropical depression Bill just keeps coming our way, dumping water wherever he travels. It’s not a laughing matter — there’s been some serious flooding. So be careful out there, and avoid low-lying areas. But by the time you get off … Continue reading

Final thoughts on Wakarusa

June 17th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

The Glass Animals performing at Wakarusa. It’s been almost two weeks since I departed for Wakarusa. I’m still finding remnants of it everywhere, little things I packed in my car or the memories of the bear in my campsite. Ah, … Continue reading