Weekend To-do: Feb. 25-27

Lucero plays Friday and Saturday night at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

Is it us, or did the week we just experienced have more days in it than normal?

We’re 90% sure that there were at least two Mondays in this week, and the second one went on for way more than 24 hours. That second Monday we had, which hit sometime around when Wednesday should have happened, was at least 36 hours long.

Here’s how this week went down: Monday, Tuesday, Long Monday, Wednesday, Another 1/2 Tuesday, Thursday. It was exhausting.

None of that matters anymore, though. We finally made it to the weekend. Celebrate.


Fresh off an appearance on Carson Daly this week, Lucero is back in Fayetteville for two shows at George’s. Cory Branan, who happens to be one of the best songwriters alive in the universe right now, will open the Friday night show. Earl & Them kicks off the evening during happy hour.

If you were planning to see Bassnectar at the Fayetteville Town Center, we hope you’ve already got tickets. The show has been sold out for weeks.

It’s your last weekend to see TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town at Nadine Baum Studios. The show was extended through the weekend thanks to some generous underwriters, but it’s really gonna be over on Sunday. Here’s some more info.

There’s a big show at Maxine’s Friday night with San Francisco’s Assateague, Baltimore’s The Woolly Moon, Mountain Home’s Suzi Trash, and Fayetteville’s Voyageurs.

Lucio’s Grown Folks Night at Smoke & Barrel is also huge on Friday night. It’s former Razorback Fred Talley’s (who in addition to being a badass running back, is also a pretty good rapper) CD release party. DJ EQ will be on the “wheels,” and Sound Child Crew and Lucio will be providing the rhymes.


Lucero is back at George’s on Saturday night, but this time Mississippi band Colour Revolt will be opening. Do yourself a favor, and listen to 8 Years. We hope you’ve got tickets to this one, too. It looks like it’s sold out.

There’s a big show at Drifter’s on Saturday night. It’s the Rockin’ Red Dirt Revival, a 14-week, 7-show series that pairs rock bands with jamgrass bands from around the region. This one features Benjamin Del Shreve, Chad Sullins, Jason Stringfellow, and Gib Stones.

Nebraska roots revivalists the Kris Lager Band are back in town for a show at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night for only $3.

Two-piece poppers from Ohio, The Story Changes are at Rogue along with Silent Waits the Archer (Fort Smith) and locals Jarris and Noiseletter.

Phunbags Comedy Improv have been blowing up. Troupe member Kevin Kinder recently told us that they had over 150 people at their last performance. They’ll be at the UARK Ballroom at around 8 p.m.


Sadly, Candy Lee will be moving to Florida soon, and Fayetteville will lose one of its favorite songwriters. That said, better check out Candy Lee and the Sweets while you can. They’ll be at Greenhouse Grille Sunday morning for brunch.

Of all of the Irish bands in the world, U2 is probably the most famous. The Chieftains, however, are also Irish and also pretty famous, and they’ll be at the Walton Arts Center Sunday night.

Goodfolk has a Sunday show this week with Susan Herndon and Tom Skinner.

Singer/songwriter Cory Smith is at George’s with Matt Stillwell, and Top Hits by Clunk returns to the Lightbulb Club.

There’s a lot more below, and feel free to add anything we missed in the comments.

Arts & Events

Friday, Feb. 25
George’s Majestic Lounge: Lucero / Cory Branan / Earl & Them
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Nu Unyun
ROTC Grill: Ransom
Fayetteville Town Center: Bassnectar / Ana Sia (sold out)
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio presents Grown Folks Night
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Reese Neil
Maxine’s Tap Room: Voyageurs / Suzi Trash / Assateague / The Woolly Moon
Rogue Pizza Co.: Groovement / Six Hung Sprung
Saturday, Feb. 26
Lake Fayetteville: Wilderness First Aid
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Gretchen Renshaw’s Tuba and Euphonium Recital
Drifters: Benjamin Del Shreve / Chad Sullins / Jason Stringfellow / Gib Stones
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ouachita River Band
UARK Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
George’s Majestic Lounge: Lucero / Colour Revolt / George McConnell
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
The Perk: Songwriter Round: Caleb Rose, Chris Goering & Drew Walls
Savor: Candy Lee
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Story Changes / Jarris / Noiseletter / Silent Waits the Archer
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Hogeye Ramblers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Kris Lager Band
Sunday, Feb. 27
Greenhouse Grille: Candy Lee and the Sweets
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Teatro Scarpino: Devin Rocks presents Kevin So
George’s Majestic Lounge: Corey Smith / Matt Stillwell
GoodFolk: Susan Herndon & Tom Skinner
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Walton Arts Center: The Chieftains


Friday, Feb. 25
Men’s Baseball vs. Utah, 3:05 p.m., Baum Stadium
Saturday, Feb. 26
Men’s Baseball vs. Utah, 1:05 p.m., Baum Stadium
Sunday, Feb. 27
Men’s Baseball vs. Utah, 12:35 p.m., Baum Stadium