Category Archives: Music Industry News

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

The Peacemaker Festival debuts today

July 31st, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Jeff Gosey guessed well. He guessed Fort Smith wanted a new music festival. The town responded with support, and the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival debuts this weekend at the Riverfront Amphitheater in Harry E. Kelley Park in Fort Smith. … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Water Liars and more

July 31st, 2015 at 5:03 am

The perks of this job are many. But one of the least appealing elements is making a choice. This weekend, I have the following options: See a band I adore (and have watched about a half dozen times) in a … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Kenny Chesney at the AMP

July 29th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Country megastar Kenny Chesney brings “The Big Revival” tour to Rogers for a Thursday night (July 30) event that also features Chase Rice and Jake Owen. Chesney has recorded more than 25 country No. 1 singles and has four times … Continue reading

Walton Arts Center announces new shows for 2015-16

July 28th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Have you driven by the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville recently? It’s stunning to see how much work is going on right now. Familiar parts of the facade and entrance ways are missing, and dirt work has removed all of … 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

Five times the fun: Fifth Harmony invades the AMP

July 24th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

They have their own fan group, known as the Harmonizers. And they currently have a major pop hit with “Worth It.” Yes, Fifth Harmony is making a name for themselves. They’ve only gained traction since their formation on the television … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Messages and more

July 24th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Oh, Friday. You beautiful creature, you. It’s good to see you, Friday. Have I told you that recently? I can’t say it enough, that’s for sure. You wanna go out together, you sweet day of the week, maybe for a … Continue reading

UAFS announces upcoming Season of Entertainment

July 22nd, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Even though the heat of summer is still upon us, students’ time off for the break is nearing its end. Among its preparations for the upcoming school year, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has unveiled the acts that … Continue reading