Weekend Flyer: Sept. 23-25

Photo: Janie B. / commonersband.com
Colin Hardaway is back in town for a show with The Commoners at LIT Friday night

If I were you guys, I’d keep your Saturday night plans flexible.

If the Razorbacks win their football game against Alabama, Dickson Street is gonna be crazy fun. Just keep that in mind.


George’s Majestic Lounge has happy hour favorites Earl & Them kicking off the weekend. Later on, former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada’s new band The Departed will take the stage. Also, Charliehorse will play the lounge at around 8 p.m.

Legacy Blues Lounge also has a happy hour show with house band Big Bluesy, and Hogtown Hot Club will play the late show.

Colin Hardaway recently moved to New York City, but he’ll be back in town Friday night for a special show with The Commoners at LIT. According to the Facebook event for the show, admission is free.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has Sad Daddy (featuring Joe Sundell on banjo), and Kingfish has The Great Scotts.


If you feel like hanging out with the mayor on Saturday, you could go on the Fall Trail Tour. Mayor Jordan will lead the tour, which begins with a look at the new butterfly pavilion at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at 9 a.m.

The Razorbacks are playing arguably their biggest football game of the season when they take on Alabama on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS. The Hogs are going to win.


There’s a big salsa music party happening at George’s beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It’s called Arkansalsa, and will feature performances by The ArkanSalsa All Star Band, Calle Soul, Black Pearl, Ynzomnio, Ocie Fisher and the Soulful Sound, Alex Real, The Miami Stream Connection with DJ Zee, and others. Here’s some more info.

Rogue Pizza Co. has two shows Saturday night. Fair To Midland, Day After Mourning, Surf de Soleil, and The People in Paper are playing one stage, and 1 oz. Jig and Los Angeles-based The Wreckards are playing the other. That’s at least six bands.

Tulsa’s garage-y, surf-y band The Escatones will be in town for a show at Smoke & Barrel with locals The Thunderlizards Saturday night.

Also, there’s an Inner Party reunion show at The Lightbulb Club with locals Dreamfast and A Good Fight also taking the stage.


The Fayetteville Public Library is hosting an event called 10×10 Countdown Conversations to preview some of the Walton Arts Center’s upcoming 10×10 Art Series shows.

Sunday is also the last chance to see TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing at Nadine Baum Studios.

Happy Birthday

Eva Madison, Justin Bersi, Grant Merrill, Jason Reddecliff, Jeff Hunt, Paula Bemberg, Matt Hoffman, Melanie Vergura, Stella Castoral Dunson LaRue, Susan Neyman, Cheryl Vanwinkle, Quinn Landrum, Brandon Hartung, Chrischasity Herrin, Andi Andrei, Brooke McNeely Galligan, Carla Gregory, C.M. Kieffer, Abbi Kontz, Rachel Shannon, Tyler Clark, Cat Fury, Alu H’ Cisneros, Bobby Melton, Brad Schmitt, Chaz Stephens , Jordan Garner Bartholomew, Katie Daniel, Jason Jech, Jess Eris, Caitlin Kennedy, Elizabeth Williams, Mariah Smith and Meg Mock.

The List

Friday, Sept. 23

Fayetteville Public Library: Workshop – “Building a Sustainable Nonprofit”
Rogue Pizza Co.: Black Pearl featuring Brandi Hamilton
Legacy Blues Lounge: Big Bluesy / Hogtown Hot Club
Garner Farm: NWACCC’s Art D’Vine
East Square Plaza: Haas Hall Book Sale preview party
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Jose’s: Boston Mountain Playboys
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
The Wine Cellar: Jones & Leah
Foghorn’s on College: Sarah Hughes
Hjem Restaurant: Brick Fields
JJ’s Grill: Daryl Brooks Band
Kingfish: The Great Scotts
George’s Majestic Lounge: Cody Canada and the Departed / Earl & Them
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sad Daddy
UARK Bowl: Fayetteville Jazz Collective
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Reese Neil
West End: Keith Nicholson Trio
LIT: The Commoners

Saturday, Sept. 24

East Square Plaza: Haas Hall Book Sale
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Fall Trail Tour
Ozark Natural Foods: Workshop: Organizing Your Closet for Order and Ease
Scarpino: Latin Festival with DJ Tonny
George’s Majestic Lounge: Arkansalsa
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall Jazz Trio / Joe Pitts Band
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Savor: Birthday Jazz Jam Session
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
Nightbird Books: Scott Phillips
Jose’s: Staggering Odds
Rogue Pizza Co.: Fair To Midland / Day After Mourning / Surf de Soleil / The People in Paper / 1 oz. Jig / The Wreckards
JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Inner Party / Dreamfast / A Good Fight
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Escatones / The Thunderlizards
Fayetteville Town Center: Moving Planet Day

Sunday, Sept. 25

Lake Fayetteville: Run for Every Chris – 10K
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Boeing-Boeing
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Local, Fresh and Pasta
Fayetteville Public Library: 10×10 Countdown Conversations
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: World Music Series Celtic Music
GoodFolk: The Special Consensus