Weekend To-do: April 29 – May 1

The May 1 Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver concert has been moved from The AMP to the Fayetteville Town Center.

If you thought you were going to have time to cut your grass this weekend, think again, buck-o. It ain’t gonna happen.

Don’t believe me? Just look at all the stuff that’s going on in town.

You can tell yourself all you want, “Maybe I can cut it before I head down to Springfest on Saturday,” or “I’ll just cut it between the opening of the Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market and the Lucinda Williams show on Sunday,” but the truth is, by the time you’ve done all the things you want to do on the list below, there’s just no chance that you’re going to want to spend an hour or two pushing a lawn mower around.

Just trying to keep it real for you. That grass is not getting cut. Stop lying to yourself.


George’s has Earl & Them featuring Jimmy Thackery for happy hour. After that, Benjamin Del Shreve (who picked up his millionth NAMA Thursday night), A Good Fight, Silverstone, and Rocker Lips will take the stage.

Unless the show gets extended somehow, this weekend will be your last chance to see TheatreSquared’s reasons to be pretty at Nadine Baum Studios. There are four performances to choose from.

A brand new festival is debuting on the Mulberry river this weekend. Despite the heavy rains from earlier in the week, the first ever Mulberry River Jam is at Byrd’s Adventure Center, with Archnemesis, Space Capone, Fatty Lumpkin, and a ton more bands scheduled on both Friday and Saturday night.


There’s a party on Dickson Street Saturday, with the 29th annual Fayetteville Springfest happening all day downtown. Highlights include the pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Joses, music all day on the newly-dedicated Bruce Walker Memorial stage, and the bed races at 1 p.m. in front of Hog Haus. The Walker family will also host a final sale of merchandise salvaged from the fire at Flying Possum Leather. Here’s the full schedule of activities.

Lucio has assembled an all-star cast for Grown Folks Night at Smoke & Barrel on Saturday. DJ MixxTenn, Epiphany & Gina Gee, and former Arkansas running back Fred Talley will all be performing. Speaking of, have you downloaded the new Epiphany mix tape yet?

A full day of workshops on the music business are scheduled at the Cosmopolitan Hotel beginning at 10 a.m. as part of the festivities of RockIt Music Week. Here’s some more info on that.

Wanna see a country music concert? Blake Shelton is at Barnhill Arena Saturday night, and it looks like there are still tickets available.

How about some comedy? Brian Gallivan (the guy behind the Sassy Gay Friend YouTube series) will be performing his stand-up at the Arkansas Student Union beginning at 8 p.m.

Do you like Hosta? If yes, you’ll probably like Greg Moore and Michael Jordan’s new project, Trasspassers, They’ll be at the Lightbulb Club Friday night with Tulsa garage rockers, The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.

Hammontree’s is having a show (which as far as we know, is their first ever) with Fauxnz, Voyageurs, and Kale Ogle’s new project, Changers.


The Farmers’ Market has been rolling for a month on the square. On Sunday, the market will debut at its Botanical Garden of the Ozarks location for the season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In case you didn’t know, Candy Lee is moving to Florida soon, but not before a big farewell show at Greenhouse Grille on Sunday, featuring Candy Lee & The Sweets, Tin Pan Alley Cats, Cadre, Lacey Morris, and Tiffany Christopher. The show starts at 5 p.m.

The Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver show scheduled for the Arkansas Music Pavilion has been moved to the Fayetteville Town Center due to the cold weather in the forecast on Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Here’s some more info.

NWA Roller Derby is hosting their final home bout of the season Sunday night at the Starlight Skatium. The Heartbreak Rollers will take on the undefeated Hardwood Hustlas, and the winner will be this year’s league champion. Bout starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $12.

Friday, April 29
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes
Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Mulberry River Jam
Walton Arts Center: Thomas & Friends, LIVE!
Hjem Restaurant: Walter Savage & Yaniv T
Greenhouse Grille: Drew Packard & The Second Spillway
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Maud Crawford
Pratt Place Inn & Barn: Pagnozzi Charities Grand Slam Celebration
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Sophie Kid Kirmanidou – Composition Recital
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
Rogue Pizza Co.: Chooch / Kelly Road
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Del Shreve / A Good Fight / Silverstone / Rocker Lips / Earl & Them
GoodFolk: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Reese Neil
Saturday, April 30
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Dickson Street: SpringFest
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Public Plant Sale
Flying Possum Leather: Flying Possum Leather Sale
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Mulberry River Jam
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Piano Recital / Trumpet Recital
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Nu UnYun
Savor: Candy Lee
Barnhill Arena: Blake Shelton
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Great Scotts
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jones Center Gala with The Zeros
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio presents : MixxTenn, Epiphany, Gina Gee, Fred Talley
The Lightbulb Club: Trasspassers / The Fabulous Saint Knicolaus Cage
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Amber Dawn Gardner
Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese: Fauxnz / Voyageurs / Changers
Sunday, May 1
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers Market at the garden
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby Championship Bou
Fayetteville Public Library: Charles Robinson
Greenhouse Grille: Candy Lee & The Sweets, Tin Pan Alley Cats, Cadre, Tiffany Christopher
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Euphonium Senior Recital / Piano Recital
AMP: Lucinda Williams / Billy Joe Shaver
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
George’s Majestic Lounge: Sarah Hughes