Weekend Flyer: Dec. 9-11

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Carter Sampson & The County Seat will celebrate the release of their new record, Mockingbird Sing at Smoke & Barrel Friday night.

Does anyone have any idea why this past week had at least three times as many days in it as a normal week?

We distinctly remember Monday happening three times in a row, then two Tuesdays, three Wednesdays, and five Thursdays before we finally got to Friday.

We’re not sure what that was about, but we’re looking into it. For now, enjoy a weekend, why don’t you? I think we’ve earned it.


The Nace Brothers are back in town for a happy hour show at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night. Later on, Tab Benoit will be Louisiana-bluesing the faces off of people.

Singer/songwriter Carter Sampson will celebrate the release of her new album, Mockingbird Sing at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night. Samson will be joined by her full band, The County Seat for the show, and locals Honeyshine are also on the bill.

If you like virtuoso jazz saxophone/clarinet players, you’ll love the Anat Cohen show at Walton Arts Center. There will be two performances, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m in the Starr Theatre.

There is a benefit for the NWA Rape Crisis Center at Mojo’s Pints & Pies Friday night, with music by Jeff Kearney and Randall Shreve.

Theatre-wise, TheatreSquared’s adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life is at Nadine Baum Studios, and Mark Landon Smith is performing David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at UARK Bowl.


Smoke & Barrel Tavern is turning 3 years old, and they’re celebrating Saturday night with The Blind Pets, Lollipop Factory, An A+ Setup, and Matt Demon. Happy dadgum birthday, S&B. Thanks for being awesome.

Glory Bones are back at JR’s Lightbulb Club Saturday night, along with locals Real Live Vikings, and a disc jockeying performance by DJ Clunk.

Rogue has a big show with A Good Fight, Dreamfast, Friday Maybe Saturday and Left Holding The Gun, and Kory Montgomery is at George’s.


There’s a discussion called Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense Of The American Civil War beginning at 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library on Sunday for all you history buffs.

Tunes-wise, Tin Pan Alley Cats are playing a brunch show at Greenhouse Grille, and Big Bad Gina is at George’s Sunday night.

Happy Birthday!

Eric Hobbs, James Giczkowski, Denise Garner, Karen Stewart, Bo Elkins, Brandon Dorsey, Cara Hinkle, Deonn Angleton, Crissy Hancock, Buddy Kelly, Huong Nguyen, Lesa Bement, Ambra Bruce, Vicky May, Rob Shaunfield, Johnny Arredondo, Scott Queen, Scott Baskin, Adam Cragg-Knapp, Christina Jerrett, Joe Younger, John James, Carrie Davis, Tandy Cole, Sarah Bunton, Shallen Carroll, Ron Finch, Nicole McCracken, Ted Belden, Liana Chisler, Joseph Smith, Jay Ahlert, Kathryn Venema, Jo Lynn Boatright, Regina Johnson , Linda Martin, Linda Collins and Bob Ford.

The List

Friday, Dec. 9

Maxine’s Tap Room: Megan Parochka / Matt Anders / Trasspassers
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Thunderlizards / Suzi Trash
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Nace Brothers / Tab Benoit
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Honeyshine /Carter Sampson
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Walton Arts Center: Anat Cohen
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney / Randall Shreve
UARK Bowl: Ceramic Cow presents The Santaland Diaries
Legacy Blues Lounge: Chester P. & The Vinyl Kings / Gary Sloan / Alex Lewis
Rowdy Beaver Den: Leah and the Mojo Doctors
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
JJ’s Grill: Ego Trip
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Community Music School – Student Recital
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremy Dryer
Nightbird Books: Booksigning for Joe Neal
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett
The Wine Cellar: Keith Nicholson & Tom Anderson
Legacy Blues Lounge: Gary Sloan and Alex Lewis / Chester P and the Vinyl Kings

Saturday, Dec. 10

George’s Majestic Lounge: Kory Montgomery
Nightbird Books: Improved Lighting Reading Series w/ music by Zack Wait
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Blind Pets / Lollipop Factory / An A+ Setup / Matt Demon
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Walton Arts Center: SoNA: Christmas Pops
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
UARK Bowl: Ceramic Cow presents The Santaland Diaries
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Glory Bones / Real Live Vikings / Clunk
Rogue: A Good Fight /Dreamfast / Friday, Maybe Saturday / Left Holding The Gun
Legacy Blues Lounge: Chris Cameron Blues Band
JJ’s Grill: Ocie & the Heartstrings
Legacy Blues Lounge: Yaniv Taubenhouse Trio
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Flight to Light
GoodFolk: Still on the Hill
Dickson Street Pub: The Goods

Sunday, Dec. 11

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Violin Recital / Clarinet Recital
Common Grounds: Richard Barnett
Fayetteville Public Library: Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense Of The American Civil War
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Bad Gina
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Greenhouse Grille: Tin Pan Alley Cats