Weekend Flyer: Sept. 2-4

Night Game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, 2006. See more of Steve Moore’s photos in the Fayetteville Panorama Project.

Get ready, Fayetteville.

If you thought traffic increased over the last week with the return of the students, wait until you see what happens this weekend.

The bars and restaurants will be packed, the streets will be lined with Razorback-flag-flying vehicles, and several people will be wearing red pants. Just wait and see.

Happy first game weekend of the season.


How about a some happy hour tunes? George’s has Full House and Red Ambition for the early show starting at 6 p.m., and later on they’re planning a Charlie Daniels Band after-party with Mountain Sprout.


Speaking of old Charlie, he will almost certainly play Devil Went Down To Georgia at least once at the AMP Friday night. At least. Mountain Sprout and Amanda Cramer will open that show.

There’s a brand new place opening up inside the Legacy building Friday night. Cherry Brooks & Cal Jackson and house band Big Bluesy will christen the Legacy Blues Lounge with their musical abilities.

The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds through Saturday. Friday is armband night, and you can save $5 on your armband with a Pepsi can. It’s also midnight madness, and the carnival will be open until 2 a.m.

Of all the bands in Little Rock, no one has a cooler name than Jonathan Wilkins & The Reparations. It’s the Reparations part that’s so awesome. Anyway, they’ll be at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night. Locals The Thunderlizards will open. Update: The Reparations van broke down, so it’s Shortfuze tonight at Smoke & Barrel.

Wanna see a play? TheatreSquared’s sixth season opened Thursday night with Boeing-Boeing, and there are chances to see it all weekend at Nadine Baum Studios (that is, if it doesn’t sell out).

Rogue has 1 oz Jig Friday night, and a special all-star appearance by Shawn Eckells (Speakeasy) Kory Montgomery, Dave Gesualdo (Mountain of Venus) and Anthony Ball (Black Pearl) opening the show.


On Saturday, stop by the Farmers’ Market, and high-five every vendor around the square for finishing fifth in the America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market competition. High-five everyone else you see down there while you’re at it. Why not?

Ying Yang Twins

Later on, how about you head down to the area around Reynolds Razorback Stadium, drink some drinks, and eat some tailgate food before you watch the Razorbacks obliterate the Bears from Missouri State? How about it?

Boom! Kinetic will be playing their musical instruments in the garden at George’s (well, so long as Wiley gets over the sickness that cancelled his Kingfish appearance Thursday night), and Mountain Sprout will play their third set of the weekend in the lounge.

Do you like the Flipoff Pirates? We ask, not as some kind of public opinion poll about the band or anything, but because they’re playing at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night. If you like ’em, we figured maybe you’d want to know that. $5 cover.

You know what Lil’ John would say if you told him that Ying Yang Twins were playing at Rogue Pizza Co. Saturday night? Yeah, that’s what we said too. According to a Facebook event created for the show, they’ll be a few tickets for sale at the door no matter what.


Austin one-man-band Daniel Francis Doyle is back in town for a show at JR’s Lightbulb Club on Sunday night. Also on the bill is new(ish) band Potions, featuring a couple former members of Perpetual Werewolf. Last time Daniel Francis Doyle was in town, Bikes, Blues & BBQ was happening. He’s going to be confused.

Smoke & Barrel has a Sunday night show with some Memphis Americana from Star & Micey.

Happy Birthday

Locals: Jessica Nguyen, Dave Godwin, J.T. Wampler, Xochitl Deloach-Baxter, Missy VanBrunt Todd, Tanisha Mize, Aaron Nolan, Stuart Walker, Angela McIver, Mark W. Watkins, Alison Tussey, Brian Dandy, Jason Suel, Devin Cate, Aaron Ritz, Melanie Batey, Rhonda Duncan, Nancy McCarty Vincent, Sara Dent Sawyer, Teesha Taylor, Hunter Bell, Jamie Ulick, Jenna Maedean Solley Burns , Ginny Tittel, Beth Porter, Paul Hickman, Rickey Glover, Jeremy Forst, and Misty White.
Send us your local birthday shout outs.

The List

Friday, Sept. 2

Rogue Pizza Co.: Leah and the Mojo Doctors / 1 oz Jig
Legacy Blues Lounge: Cherry Brooks & Cal Jackson / Big Bluesy
George’s Majestic Lounge: Full House / Red Ambition / Charlie Daniels Band after party / Mountain Sprout
Greenhouse Grille: Stephen & Bonnie Turner Jazz Duo
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Washington County Fairgrounds: Washington County Fair
Foghorn’s on College: Ben Coulter
AMP: Charlie Daniels Band / Mountain Sprout / Amanda Cramer
Jose’s: Cassette
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Effron White
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
ROTC Grill: Doug Haase and The Tyrones Reunion
Dickson Street Pub: Chris Parker / Stephen Pigman
JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
Kingfish: Travis Kidd
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Christopher
The Wine Cellar: Chris Craig & B.A
West End: Chris Henry
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jonathan Wilkins & The Reparations
Rowdy Beaver Den: Catfish Jackson

Saturday, Sept. 3

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Plein Air art class for children
Ozark Natural Foods: First Saturday
Washington County Fairgrounds: Washington County Fair
Legacy Blues Lounge: Cherry Brooks & Cal Jackson / Chris Cameron Blues Band
Savor: Paul Smith
Reynolds Razorback Stadium: UA Football vs. Missouri State
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jimmy Garrett
Jose’s: Durham
Scarpino: Hispanic Caucasus
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
Dickson Street Pub: Stephen Pigman
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom! Kinetic / Mountain Sprout
JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe
Kingfish: Amber & Emma
West End: Barrett Baber
Scarpino: Salsa Night with DJ Tonny
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Flipoff Pirates
Rogue Pizza Co.: Ying Yang Twins
LIT: Kory Montgomery
Rowdy Beaver Den: Catfish Jackson

Sunday, Sept. 4

Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
Powerhouse Seafood: Charliehorse Band
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Daniel Francis Doyle / Potions
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Star & Micey