Weekend To-do: July 15-17

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Huntsville, Alabama surf band Daikaiju will be at Smoke & Barrel Friday night.

Let’s test my psychic abilities.

It’s going to be hotter than hades for the entire weekend. One of you guys are going to see the final Harry Potter movie. Another one of you is going to have too much to drink (on purpose).

One of you is going to argue with those bearded dudes holding the signs on Dickson Street. Three of you are going to eat a lot of tacos after all the bars close.

Lastly, someone with either an A or an E in their name has a great grandmother that has passed on to the other side. She says hello.

Let me know how I did on Monday. Happy weekend.


First things first. The weekend has begun, and you’re going to need some happy hour tunes and a happy hour drink. Nace Brothers play the early show at George’s, and Kory Montgomery Band will play later on.

There is a crazy awesome surf show at Smoke & Barrel that you probably don’t wan’t to miss with Huntsville, Alabama’s Daikaiju. Listen to a couple of these tracks, and look at how crazy they look (above) with those masks on.

At West End, there’s a benefit improvements to the baseball facilities at Walker Park. Here’s a bit more information about that.

Also, some of Fayetteville’s favorite country-rocking-mammer-jammers (Charliehorse) are at Kingfish.


A good thing to do on Saturday morning is head up to the Fayetteville square, and hang out with some farmers. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

Remember earlier this week when we told you about Firefly Fling: The Summer Festival for Families, happening at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks? That’s happening Saturday night.

Also earlier this week, our friend Roger did a Q&A with Matthew Henriksen about the reading of Frank Stanford’s work at Nightbird Books. That’s also happening Saturday night.

Tunes wise, there are a zillion bands at George’s on Saturday, including Benjamin Del Shreve, Kingsdown, Jon Shorter Band, Wavedrop Scholars and Army of Birds.

There’s a benefit for Arkansans For Compassionate Care at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night, featuring Cletus Got Shot, DJ Hod-I, and The Fat.

Are you good at spelling? Maybe you could win the Drunken Spelling Bee Grand Championship at the Lightbulb Club. Maybe.


The two places that we’ve heard for sure will be open and showing the women’s World Cup final between the USA and Japan on Sunday afternoon are Micky Finn’s and Smoke & Barrel. Owners of both of those establishments told us so themselves. If you know of other places, feel free to add them in the comments.

There’s an afternoon show at George’s with Pioneers of Rock and Roll from 2-8 p.m. Expect an all-star cast of some longtime Fayetteville musicians jamming their ass off. They did the same thing last year at around this time.

Finally, there’s a Sunday night show at Smoke & Barrel with Fungi Girls, and locals Voyageurs and Taifas.

There’s more below. Add to the list if you want in the comments. Do something awesome.

Friday, July 15
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Brothel Sprouts / Thunderlizards


West End: Walker Park renovation benefit
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Jose’s: Staggering Odds
Hjem Restaurant: Walter Savage
Rogue Pizza Co.: Kelly Road
Foghorn’s on College: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Kory Montgomery Band / Nace Brothers
Arsaga’s on Crossover: John Cook
JJ’s Grill: Barett Baber
Kingfish: Charliehorse
The Wine Cellar: Chris Craig
ROTC Grill: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Bill Dollar & Loose Change
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Daikaiju
Saturday, July 16
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Lewis & Clark Outfitters: Road Bike Ride
Greenhouse Grille: Stevie Tombstone
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Firefly Fling: The Summer Festival for Families
Savor: Miles Ralston
Jose’s: Staggering Odds
UARK Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
George’s Majestic Lounge: Benjamin Del Shreve / Kingsdown / Jon Shorter Band / Wavedrop Scholars / Army of Birds
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremy Dryer
JJ’s Grill: The Eoff Brothers
Kingfish: Keith Nicholson
Nightbird Books: Bill Willett and Matthew Henriksen reading Frank Stanford
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot / DJ Hod-I / The Fat
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Kory Montgomery
Rogue Pizza Co.: Groovement / Jamstring
Walton Arts Center: KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series
JR’s Lightbulb Club: JR’s Drunken Spelling Bee Grand Championship
Sunday, July 17
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Pioneers of Rock
LIT: Jody’s Living Room open mic
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Fungi Girls / Voyageurs / Taifas
ROTC Grill: Benefit for Bob Moers