Weekend To-do: July 30-Aug. 1

It’s another one of those weekends in Fayetteville. There is no way that you can’t find something that you want to do in this town over the next three days. No way.

Wanna see a national act considered to be among of the godfathers of the alt-country music genre? Check. Want to see a big broadway production? Double check.

That’s not your thing? How about watching three pretty crazy bands in somebody’s house? This weekend has that too.

There’s a mini golf charity event, a farmers’ market, a poetry slam, a movie night, and tons of live music to check out with some punk rock, salsa, country, bluegrass, live hip-hop, DJs, and jam bands all playing in town this weekend.

High five, Fayetteville. This weekend’s gonna rule.


Old 97’s are in town for a show at George’s Friday night. They’ve been on the road promoting their new EP “Mimeograph” released earlier this month. If you aren’t familiar, you probably don’t like alt-country. If you are familiar, you’ll probably be at the show. David Wax Museum and Christmas Fuller Project are opening, and Oreo Blue will get everyone all warmed up during happy hour.

If you like Irish music, there’s an early show just for you at Greenhouse Grille. Dead Irish Blues is in town from Pennsylvania, and aside from the first song on their website with a really loud kazoo solo, they sound pretty sweet. Unless you like really loud kazoo solos.

There is a house show at The GROJ with Miniature Colossal Men, Voyageurs and Satan’s God. Miniature Colossal Men have a song called “I Wanna Have Sex With Dee Dee Ramone,” FYI. Also, this may or may not be a video of Satan’s God playing on cable access in New York.

The Crumbs will be at Smoke & Barrel Friday night, bluegrassing the bejeezus out of everyone.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you could check out Beauty and the Beast at the Walton Arts Center if you want, and dive-in movies return to the Wilson Park Pool with Madagascar 2 Friday night, if you feel like catching a flick while sitting in a swimming pool.


Summertime + Saturday morning = Farmers’ Market. Squared.

There’s a community garden workshop at Walker Park Saturday afternoon. More info on that is here.

If you like the idea of golf, but aren’t really in the whole “trying to hit the ball a long way” thing, you could play put-put at Gator Golf Saturday afternoon and help raise some money for the Humane Society at the same time at Foghorn’s second annual Put for Paws event.

Tunes-wise, you could pour one out for Jerry Garcia at the annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash at George’s Saturday night, with Mountain of Venus and Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon).

Lucio’s Grown Folks Night is going down at Smoke and Barrel, featuring Sound Child Crew, DJ EQ, and of course, Lucio.


Want some brunch? Want some music during brunch? Greenhouse Grille has Pat Pathoumthong Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m.

Sunday afternoon, you could check out some DJ’s during Audible Chocolate at Rogue with resident DJ’s Erratic Ninja, Ultrasonic Nozzle, and a special guest appearance by DJ Bizar.

Jody’s Living Room at LIT features the folks from Ozark Poetry Slam this week. The Ozark Poetry Slam team should be at the top of their game. They are headed off to represent Arkansas in a national competition soon.

For music, and cheap beer, you could check out Cadillac Jackson at George’s for Monster Mug Night.

There’s a lot more below. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, July 30
Jose’s: Another Fine Mess
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: TerraNova Tribal
Ella’s: Sarah Hughes
George’s: Old 97’s / David Wax Museum / Christmas Fuller Project / Oreo Blue
Greenhouse Grille: Dead Irish Blues
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson
ROTC: FOS Project
Veranda Wine Bar: NWA Meet a Friend Group
Foghorn’s on College: Jeff Carey
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Keyla and Kemp
Mojo’s: Dave Bright Band
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Jon C Shorter
LIT: Revolutionary Revolvers
The GROJ: Miniature Colossal Men / Voyageurs / Satan’s God
Walton Arts Center: Beauty and the Beast
Nadine Baum Studios: Murder and the English Gentleman: A Comedy
Wilson Park: Dive-In Movie: Madagascar 2
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Crumbs
Boom Boom Room: Guda / Workhorse
Rogue: Roger Jager, DJ Derrick
Saturday, July 31
Jose’s: Layfayette Lounge Players
Gator Golf: Putt for Paws
Walker Park: Community garden workshop
Walton Arts Center: Beauty and the Beast
Ella’s: William Reyes
ROTC: Barbwire Band
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Shaw
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Russ & Mike
JJ’s Grill n Chill: TJ Scarlett
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Night with Neta Band
Mojo’s: Toe Funk Jam Band
George’s: Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash w/ Mountain of Venus & Jeff Sipe
Nadine Baum Studios: Murder and the English Gentleman: A Comedy
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Nate Korth
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio Presents: Grown Folks Night
Rogue: Silverstone, Barren Von Swagger
Jammin’ Java: Tiffany Christopher
Sunday, August 1
George’s: Cadilac Jackson
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: Nathan Aronowitz / DJ SoulFree
Walton Arts Center: Beauty and the Beast
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Rogue: Audible Chocolate
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Zamarath the Interdimensional Wizard
LIT: Ozark Poetry Slam Team Send-Off Party