Girl Talk, The Fray, Dierks Bentley among Fort Smith’s 2011 Festival on the Border lineup

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Girl Talk will play Festival on the Border in Fort Smith on Saturday, Sept. 10 with The Fray and Andy Grammer.

A new charity music event, Festival on the Border, is set for Sept. 9-11 in Fort Smith and will feature performances from The Randy Rogers Band, Dierks Bentley, Andy Grammer, Girl Talk, The Fray and the Fort Smith Symphony featuring Mark O’Connor.

The multi-venue event lists The Randy Rogers Band and Dierks Bentley Sept. 9 at Harry E. Kelley Park, and The Fray, Girl Talk and Andy Grammer Sept. 10 at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Campus Green area.

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Mark O’Connor will perform with the Fort Smith Symphony Sept. 10 at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, which will feature O’Connor’s compositions and the symphony’s live performance of the music of the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit” movie.

Tickets for each night are sold separately and range from $10 to $25.

Ten charities will benefit from the revenues generated by ticket and concession sales for the event, with sponsors covering all of the performance and production expenses. Those charities are: AR/OK Alzheimer’s Association, Bost Foundation, Children’s Emergency Shelter, First Tee of Fort Smith, Gregory Kistler Treatment Center, Good Samaritan Clinic, Helping Hands for Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Making a Difference One Kid at a Time, and the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.

2011 Festival on the Border lineup

Friday, Sept. 9Harry E. Kelley River Park
Tickets: $10
7:30 p.m. – The Randy Rogers Band
9:00 p.m. – Dierks Bentley

Saturday, Sept. 10UAFS Campus Green
Tickets: $10
7:00 p.m. – Andy Grammer
8:30 p.m. – Girl Talk
10:00 p.m. – The Fray

Saturday, Sept. 10Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $25
8:30 p.m. – Fort Smith Symphony featuring Mark O’Connor

Sunday Sept. 11Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10
4:00 p.m. – The Young Actors Guild presents Hairspray


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