Thursday To-do: July 29

We’re about three weeks away from having to drop a few coins into meter machines around Dickson Street each time we park in that area.

Work has already begun near the entrances and exits of the Walton Arts Center parking lot and conduit is being put in place to handle the new system.

It’s going to be a lot different around there before you know it.

Hey, enough of that. There’s plenty to choose from tonight.

Wade Ogle and The Mad Spirits are at George’s tonight and they’re playing two shows – one early and one late. This will be their last home show for a while as they’re about to start recording a new album next month. Early show at 8 p.m. Late show starts at around 10:30 p.m. Bright Shade plays in between.

Just up the street at Smoke & Barrel, DJ Hod-I is spinning a mix of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and motown. Admission is free. 9 p.m.-ish.

The City of Fayetteville’s Gulley Park Concert Series continues this evening. On stage is the Ben Miller Band. These show are always free and usually start around 7 p.m. Don’t forget a lawn chair or a blanket. It’s in a park, yo.

Here’s the rest:

Thursday, July 29
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jason Strode
Foghorn’s on College: Russ Hutchinson
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Walton Arts Center: Beauty and the Beast
Powerhouse: Nate Hancock / Kory Montgomery
Gulley Park: Ben Miller Band
Herman’s Ribhouse: Pope County Bootleggers
Mojo’s: Derek Van Lynn
Drifters: The Henchmen / Brutally Frank / B.K.O.
George’s: Wade Ogle & The Mad Spirits / Bright Shade
Nadine Baum Studios: Murder and the English Gentleman: A Comedy
Rogue: Well, Well, Well / The Arrowhead Project
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Hod-I