Weekend To-do: July 8-10

We’ve entered what a lot of people call the “dog days of summer” around here. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.

In Fayetteville, the “dog days” period of the year just means that there are less people on the streets, and at the restaurants and bars. Also, those people are sweatier than normal.

There’s still plenty to do during the dog days, though. Just put on some sunscreen, and go for it. Happy weekend.


Memphis Pencils and Messy Sparkles will celebrate the release of new recordings Friday night at Smoke & Barrel. Get a code to download the Memphis Pencils Shhh, I’m Rustic with admission, and the first 100 people through the door also get CD copy of Messy Sparkles Feeling Good Forever. The cover is $5, and Basement Brew and Acid of the East are also playing.

There are two shows at George’s Friday night. There’s a happy hour show with The Bel Airs and The Steve Pryor Band starting at 6 p.m. Later on, there’s a salsa party with Calle Soul. Prediction: dancing.

There’s a big show at the Lightbulb Club Friday night with Voyageurs and Redeem Hardison (new project by the guys in Hosta). A third band, Saint Huck will be making their debut at the show as well. Judging by the video flyer, Wade Ogle is involved.


Saturday starts with the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square. Check out the list of produce that will be available this week.

There are two chances to see Guys & Dolls at the Walton Arts Center on Saturday. As of Friday morning, there were still tickets available to both the 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows.

There’s a mini-music festival happening all day at George’s on Saturday. It’s called the Midwest Mudstomp Takeover, and performances by The Ben Miller Band, Whistle Pigs, Deadman Flats, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Mountain Sprout, Honky Suckle and The Brody Buster Band are scheduled beginning at 4 p.m.

Two touring bands are at The Lightbulb Club Saturday night, with Los Angeles’ Speculator and Austin’s Boy Friend. There’s a $3 cover. This show is cancelled.

Kansas City’s Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Sound Company are back in town for a show at Rogue Saturday night with locals Damn Arkansan, and Honeyshine is at Smoke & Barrel.


Good old Shout Lulu has been appearing on the calendar a lot lately, and that’s an awesome thing. They’ll be at Greenhouse Grille for brunch on Sunday.

Later on, another dose of Kansas City Americana will be served at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night with The Fall Down Drunks.

There’s more below, feel free to add to the list in the comments, and try to have yourself a good weekend.

Friday, July 8
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Memphis Pencils / Messy Sparkles
Foghorn’s on College: Ben Coulter
Jose’s: 6 Speed Overdrive
Rogue Pizza Co.: Starved For Attention / The Shady Janes
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Bel Airs / The Steve Pryor Band/ Calle Soul
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa w/ DJ Tonny
JJ’s Grill: TJ Scarlett
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Saint Huck / Voyageurs / Redeem Hardison
Saturday, July 9
Jose’s: First Annual Cycles and Sounds
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Lewis & Clark Outfitters: Road Bike Ride
Fayetteville Public Library: Author Christina Huddleston Book Talk
Walton Arts Center: Guys & Dolls
Kingfish: DJ Moist (Vinyl Night)
Jose’s: Boston Mountain Playboys
Nightbird Books: Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Matt Knoble
George’s Majestic Lounge: Midwest Mudstomp Takeover (7 bands)
Rogue Pizza Co.: Damn Arkansan / Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Sound Company
Foghorn’s on College: Amber and Emma
JJ’s Grill: Chooch & the Sidehill Goughers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Honeyshine
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Speculator / Boy Friend
Sunday, July 10
Greenhouse Grille: Shout Lulu
Common Grounds: Richard Burnett
First Baptist Church: Summer Concert Series – The Singing Men of Arkansas
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
LIT: Jody’s Living Room open mic
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Fall Down Drunks