Tag Archives: Walton Arts Center

On the way: Michael McDonald, Dec. 1 at WAC

September 2nd, 2015 at 12:51 pm

It’s too early to think about Christmas. (Please don’t be thinking about Christmas!) But it’s not too early to think about Christmas concerts, apparently. Michael McDonald will being his “This Christmas — An Evening of Holiday and Hits” tour to … 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

Farewell, blues boy

May 15th, 2015 at 10:17 am

B.B. King says that “Every Day I Have The Blues.” The world got a little bluer today. B.B. King died Thursday. He was 89. When the words “hospice care” showed up in recent coverage of B.B. King‘s health, I did … Continue reading

Tonight in tunes: Marc Cohn at the Walton Arts Center

April 24th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

If you’re out walking in Fayetteville, and you walk in the direction of the Walton Arts Center tonight (April 24), you’ll find a concert featuring a songwriter Marc Cohn. Best known for his hit (and Grammy-winning) song “Walking in Memphis,” … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Joe Locke and more

April 10th, 2015 at 5:03 am

It’s the weekend, or very nearly so, depending on your definition of weekend. It’s 5:03 a.m., which is the time I always post these weekend guides. Some of you are up at that time of the morning, right? Or arriving … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Cody Canada and more

March 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Here’s a double shot of good news: 1) It’s now just less than 13 hours from the official start of spring, and 2) There’s a whole lot of live music potentially on the agenda this weekend. There’s some basketball on … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Australian Bee Gees and more

February 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Once again, it’s cold, rainy and potentially snowy or icy this weekend. Do your best to “Stay Alive” the next few days. That’s all I’ve got for a lead-in this week, but it’s a good one (hey, give me the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Rhonda Vincent, Feb. 26 at the Walton Arts Center

February 24th, 2015 at 9:53 am

On Feb. 8, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage cleaned house at the annual Society of the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America ceremony, an annual awards event that honors traditional bluegrass acts. The group took home Female Vocalist of the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Hot Sardines, Feb. 5 at the WAC

February 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 pm

A hot sardine don’t sound terribly appealing. There’s the fish thing, and heat and … The jazz bad Hot Sardines, however, are a different story. A blend of traditional jazz and around-the-world influences, the group was assembled by a writer … 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