Weekend Flyer: Oct. 14-16

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Guitarist Brian Venable of Memphis-based Lucero performs on the Revival Tent stage at Wakarusa 2011. Lucero will be in Fayetteville for a show at George’s Friday night.

Townies, rejoice. Chances are good that the lines at the bars in Fayetteville will be a bit shorter than normal this weekend.

Why? For one, the Razorbacks are off this weekend, so there will be no extra game traffic. For two, many local music lovers will be out on Mulberry Mountain for the Harvest Music Festival. For three, UA Students are off on Monday and Tuesday of next week for something called “Fall Break,” so some of them will probably be heading home for the weekend.

Don’t panic. There’s still plenty of fun to be had all over the place, we’re just thinking it will be a bit less crowded fun. Go for it.


It’s going to be a perfect weekend for camping and music on the Mulberry Mountain for the Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Music Festival. Friday night, you can see Emmit-Nershi Band, Split Lip Rayfield, And Railroad Earth on the mainstage. Locals Groovement are on the Roost stage. Here’s the full lineup.

An Affair to Remember

Tulsa guitar-slinger Steve Pryor is kicking off the weekend at George’s Majestic Lounge for happy hour. Later on, Lucero will be back in town for a show with locals Benjamin Del Shreve. The Lucero show was originally planned for the AMP on Sept. 16, but was rescheduled due to the fact that they’ve been in the studio working on a new record. This show will sell out (if it hasn’t already). Better get your tickets.

If you’ve never had a chance to catch The Twilight Sloan in action, you’ll get another chance at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night. The band is made up of twins Gary and Jim Sloan (formerly of Memphis Pencils), and their father, renowned blues musician Gary Alaska Sloan, and friends. If you like freaky-good musicians, this might be the show for you.

Want to know what films are coming to the Offshoot Film Fest this year? An Affair to Remember, the Offshoot Film Fest announcement gala is happening Friday night at Matt Miller Studios. Tickets are $50, and are available at seedlingfilm.com.


If you get hungry on Saturday morning, you could head over to Fire Station No. 1 at 303 W. Center St. for the Fayetteville Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast. Here’s more info on that.

There’s a rock show at George’s Majestic Lounge with Jarris, Two Elevens, and Dreamfast.

There’s another rock show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, with St. Louis band Kentucky Knife Fight. They’re stopping in town on their way to Memphis for a show at the Hi-Tone with Jason Isbell. Also, Kentucky Knife Fight is one of the toughest band names we’ve ever heard.


Arkansas T-shirts!

AMC’s The Walking Dead is back, and the folks at Smoke & Barrel are throwing a watch party Sunday night. Have you ever watched that show? It rules and starts at 8 p.m.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is hosting another Local, Fresh and Pasta cooking demo on Sunday. This one’s called Classic Italian, and it starts at 1:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Lee Harper, Donna Clem Schoby, Wanbli Gamache, Randy-Bettinna Hathorn-Coger, Darcy Morton, Stephen Coger, Adam Jones, Deborah Murray, Autumn Darling, Bill Lonon, Brandon Vick, Gary Alderson, Laney Bryan, Judy Williford Jacobs, Leslie Holt, Jeff Patrick, Teresa Lackey, Kim Scott, Lee Anne Gay Stelte, Linda Goodall Westphal, Frank Bailey, Morty Mortenson, Vicki Jones, and Shane Prince.
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The List

Friday, Oct. 14

Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Harvest Music Festival
Rogue Pizza Co.: Jimmy Garrett / Nate Hancock / Shene Robinson
Greenhouse Grille: Shawn Eckles
Legacy Blues Lounge: Claudia Burson Trio / Joe Pitts Band
George’s Majestic Lounge: Lucero / Benjamin Del Shreve
Matt Miller Studios: An Affair to Remember: Offshoot Film Fest Announcement Gala
Pratt Place Inn & Barn: Restore Humanity’s Winetopia
Mermaids: Opera Gala
GoodFolk: Steve Fisher
JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers
The Wine Cellar: Jim Goza
Walton Arts Center: Rene Marie
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: RJ Mischo Blues Band
Scarpino: Salsa Contest
Rogue Pizza Co.: Kelly Road
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Twilight Sloan
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garret

Saturday, Oct. 15

Fayetteville Fire Dept.: Annual Pancake Breakfast
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
UA Campus: Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival
Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Harvest Music Festival
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Plein Air Art Class for Adults
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Gretchen Renshaw – Tuba and Euphonium Chamber Recital
The Showcase: The Overseer / Take It Back / Son of Suffering
Legacy Blues Lounge: Yaniv Taubenhouse Trio / RJ Mischo Blues Band
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
ROTC Grill: FOS Project
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jarris / Two Elevens / Dreamfast
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Kentucky Knife Fight

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Harvest Music Festival
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree
Fayetteville High School: The New School Children’s Fun Run
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Local Fresh and Pasta: Classic Italian
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist, Kyung-Won On – Organ Recital
Jose’s: Take Cover
Nightbird Books: Howl Open Mic for Women
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: AMC’s The Walking Dead Premiere