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Locals: James Goolsby, Eric Manzer, Jason Suttle, Cynthia Dawn NeSmith, Julie Bielawski, Olivia Slone, Brady Carman, Justin Johnson, and Larry Ropp.
Others: Musician Paul Simon is 70, singer Sammy Hagar is 64, singer-actress Marie Osmond is 52, singer Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) is 51, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 42, actor Sacha Baron Cohen is 40, and singer Ashanti is 31.
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The Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival begins today on Mulberry Mountain.
About 75 bands are set to play this year’s installment of the annual music festival. If 7,500 fans show up as expected, Harvest will set an all-time attendance record.
This year’s schedule includes Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Split Lip Rayfield, Railroad Earth, Todd Snider and more. For a full list, check out yonderharvestfestival.com.
Here’s today’s full list of live music and events:
- Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
- Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Harvest Music Festival
- JJ’s Grill: A & W
- Legacy Blues Lounge: West Street Blues Band / Hogtown Hot Club
- Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Herb Society of NWA Meeting
- Walton Arts Center: Step Afrika
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Jon Shorter Band / Ryan Burton
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist, Heidi Lucas – French Horn
- Rogue Pizza Co.: Motortrain / Dreamfast / People in the Paper / Noise Letter
- Dickson Street Pub: Will Brand
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt & Gus Smith
- Rowdy Beaver Den: Karaoke
- City Hall, Room 326: Subdivision Committee * – 9:00 a.m.
- City Hall, Room 326: FFEAC Inclusion Group – 12:00 p.m.
- Drake Field, Conference Room: Airport Board * – 1:30 p.m.
- City Hall, Room 326: Bid Opening: Bid 11-62, Lake Sequoyah Boat Ramp and Dock – 2:00 p.m.
- City Hall, Room 111: Environmental Action Committee * – 5:30 p.m.
- New Design School: FFEAC Creative Economy Action Group – 6:00 p.m.
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk