Category Archives: Wakarusa

Wakarusa announces stage schedule

April 20th, 2015 at 9:17 am

Last year, Ben Harper announced a reunion of his much-beloved backing band, The Innocent Criminals. Last week, officials at Wakarusa announced it was Harper and company who get the festival’s most prominent set. A sure sign the dates for Wakarusa … Continue reading

A regional festival roundup

March 17th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Spring has (almost) sprung. And the lineups for several regional music festivals have popped up, too. We take a look at several of those festivals in last week’s What’s Up! section, where you can read more about many such events, … Continue reading

AMP announces two shows: Widespread Panic and Third Eye Blind

March 9th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

“For What It’s Worth,” this is one of the greatest songs written in the last 50 years or so. Widespread Panic give it the cover treatment in the video above. Widespread visits Rogers on July 17, it was announced today. … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Rochelle Bradshaw and more

February 6th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Some say a writer is only blessed with so many words in their brain bank. And when that allotment runs out, their career is over. The ideas just go away. I don’t think I’m at that point right now, but … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Wakarusa lineup

January 27th, 2015 at 8:23 am

The full Wakarusa lineup is here. And your assessment of the collection of about 100 bands largely depends on your personal tastes. Wakarusa draws thousands to Mulberry Mountain near Ozark every summer, and will do so again in 2015 from … Continue reading

Third and final lineup announcement for Wakarusa arrives

January 21st, 2015 at 11:36 am

“Come on to Me,” Wakarusa lineup. Oh, you’re here? Nice to see you. Major Lazer, the artist in the song above, is among the acts coming to the annual music festival near Ozark. Piece by piece, we learned about the … Continue reading

Second installment of Wakarusa lineup released

January 14th, 2015 at 11:16 am

In the video above, Ben Harper says ‘Jah Work’ is never done. The Wakarusa announcements are not done, either. Part two of three, released today, includes Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. If I could summarize the reaction to last … Continue reading

Round one of the 2015 Wakarusa lineup announced

January 7th, 2015 at 12:03 pm

You know that many Wakarusa attendees are all about that bass. So how about this version of “All About That Bass,” performed by Meghan Trainor, Jimmy Fallon and his house band, The Roots. The Roots, by the way, are coming … Continue reading

Wakarusa lineup rumors for 2015, because why not?

January 5th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Let the record show I was three-for-three on picking Wakarusa headliners last year. The three biggest bands on the bill were The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and The Flaming Lips. I called all of them. But I must caution — … Continue reading

The best live shows in Northwest Arkansas in 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I made a goal of going to more shows in 2014 than I did the previous year. I accomplished that goal, and remembered both why I go to shows (I love them, and they transport me to wonderful places) and … Continue reading