Tag Archives: Walton Arts Center

A lesson on swearing and pop songs with The Dan Band

November 21st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Appropriately, The Dan Band started as a joke. Dan Finnerty decided to sing Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar. Soon after that, a friend asked Finnerty to jump onstage before her and repeat the process because she … Continue reading

Small instrument, big sound: Jake Shimabukuro and the ukelele

November 14th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Ukeleles are cute. Particularly in the world of folk pop music, the ukelele is something that adds a little brightness or color to a song, but rarely serves as the leading attraction. But when Jake Shimabukuro plays his ukelele, it’s … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Dirty Guv’nahs and more

November 14th, 2014 at 5:03 am

All anyone wants to talk about is the weather. And I get it. It’s cold. But, it’s not as cold as it is in say, Denver, and we wouldn’t normally complain about mid-20s temperatures, unless they directly followed 70 degree … Continue reading

Not so standard: The sounds of the New York Standards Quartet

November 7th, 2014 at 10:51 am

When the members of New York Standards Quartet decided to start playing together after a gig at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City, they had two goals in mind. The members wanted to be a band, and not just … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with ticket sales and more

November 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Here’s what Wakarusa looked like last year. Tickets for this year’s event go on sale today. When the Razorback are off for a weekend, like they are this one, it seems like everyone else makes sure to host events. This … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Santana and more

October 3rd, 2014 at 5:03 am

Welcome to the Arkansas Razorback football team’s bye weekend, otherwise known as the weekend on which everyone else schedules their fall event. It’s busy out there. But if you get out of the house, and you probably will, there’s no … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dr. John, Sept. 28 at the WAC

September 26th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Dr. John joins The Band for “Such a Night.” You will have such a night if you attend Dr. John’s show on Sunday at the Walton Arts Center. The first show of the Walton Arts Center‘s new season is one … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Avett Brothers and more

September 26th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Let me put my desire to see The Avett Brothers show that takes place tonight (Sept. 26) in Rogers in a context you can understand right now. I live and work in downtown Fayetteville. My car is parked in prime … 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

Wal-Mart AMP announces grand opening event

May 9th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Blake Shelton talks about “Doin’ What She Likes.” If you like Blake Shelton, or want to support the region’s like music scene, you should show up at the Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion on June 7. [Update: Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion … Continue reading