For as innocent looking as all that powdery white stuff covering most of Fayetteville is right now, it sure can screw a lot of stuff up.
School children are being deprived of learning opportunities. Several people have been given the last few days off work. Innocent people have skinned their knees in sledding accidents. It’s rough out there.
It certainly presents a challenge for the touring musicians who don’t have snow tires for their conversion vans.
As far as we know, despite the evil snow that’s covering a fair amount of the United States right now, all of the things on the below list are still on for this weekend.
Unfortunately, we didn’t call all of the out-of-town bands to see how their travels are going heading into town this weekend, and with more snow in the forecast for Saturday/Sunday, it’s probably a good idea to double check with the venues if you’re heading out for a show. Just in case.
If you were wanting to see Old Crow Medicine Show Friday night at George’s, we hope you’ve already got your tickets. The show is completely sold out, but you could check out the Uncrowned Kings for happy hour at 6 p.m., and maybe you’ll run into someone who’s selling their tickets. Good luck.
Do you like The Bobby Drivers? Lead singer/songwriter Caleb Rose of the band is doing a solo show at The Perk.
Six Hung Sprung is at Smoke & Barrel, and there’s also a rock show at Rogue with Army of Birds and Rollo Tumasi.
Wanna see a dance show? Parsons Dance and East Village Opera Company will bring their high-energy mix of contemporary American dance, opera and rock music to the Walton Arts Center Friday night, and since it’s a 10×10 Art Series show, there are tickets available for $10.
On Saturday, the Fayetteville Public Library will be scanning historical Fayetteville photos as part of their Project Fayetteville digital image archive starting at 2 p.m. in the Walker Community Room. Do you have any old photos like this?
There’s an amazing show at George’s Saturday night, or two depending on how you count it. One-man band, and multiple-homemade-instrumentalist freak That 1 Guy is in the garden, and Hosta is having an album completion party for their Bearfish record in the lounge with David’s Pegasus, Memphis Pencils and Messy Sparkles.
One of the most genius songwriters alive today will make an appearance at Walton Arts Center this weekend. Randy Newman is in town Saturday, and he’ll be playing all of his hits.
There’s a benefit show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South Saturday night at Rogue featuring a handful of local Dubstep and Break DJs. It’s an 18+ event and the doors open at 8 p.m.
The Jason Aldean/Eric Church show at Barnhill Arena is also sold out this weekend, so if you were feeling like some country music, we hope you’re one of the ones who already bought tickets.
Candy Lee & The Sweets are at Savor, Matthew Hartz & The Hobknobbers are at the Good Folk House, and local favorites Guta are at Smoke & Barrel.
Comedy-wise, Phunbags Comedy Improv returns to the UARK Ballroom on Saturday to do a few skits. Party.
If you like some jazz with your breakfast, Madame Ren Lovely Trio is providing the brunch entertainment at Greenhouse Grille.
NWA Roller Derby returns Sunday night, with four new teams, playing in a brand new local league for the NWA Roller Derby championship. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the bouts start at 6 p.m. at Startlight Skatium.
The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks will be discussing the state of cycling in Northwest Arkansas at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Ride your bike down there.
Later on, Honeyshine is at George’s for Monster Mug Night.
There’s a lot more below, and feel free to add anything we missed in the comments. Happy weekending.
- Friday, Jan. 21
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Nu Unyun
- Greenhouse Grille: Drew Packard Jazz
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Drum Jam & Potluck
- The Perk: Caleb Rose: Live and Solo
- Savor: Sarah Hughes
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Old Crow Medicine Show / Uncrowned Kings
- ROTC Grill: Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
- Walton Arts Center: Parsons Dance and East Village Opera Company
- Rogue Pizza Co.: Army of Birds / Rollo Tumasi
- Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Night w/D J Tonny
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Six Hung Sprung
- Saturday, Jan. 22
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: International Day of Collaborative Performance
- Rogue Pizza Co.: Make-A-Wish Foundation benefit show
- Fayetteville Public Library: 2nd call for historical Fayetteville photos
- The Showcase: The Overseer / Hound of Hades / Creatures / Man VS Malice / Eloi Eloi
- UARK Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
- George’s Majestic Lounge: That 1 Guy / David’s Pegasus / Memphis Pencils / Messy Sparkles / Hosta
- UARK Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
- Barnhill Arena: Jason Aldean
- Savor: Candy Lee & The Sweets
- Maxine’s Tap Room: The Banks Trent Creek
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: Victor’s Dad & Hugo
- GoodFolk: Matthew Hartz & The Hobknobbers
- Walton Arts Center: Randy Newman
- LIT: Back to School BASSdown
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Guta
- Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Lucid: New Year Edition
- Sunday, Jan. 23
- Greenhouse Grille: Madame Ren Lovely Trio
- Walton Arts Center: Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
- Fayetteville Public Library: NWA Cycling update & celebration
- Terra Studios: Stew Kyle & Gene Farris
- Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Honeyshine