Pickin’ Post radio host plans series of folk concerts at 324 Ballroom

Chuck Brodsky

Pickin’ Post radio show host and former GoodFolk House proprietor Mike Shirkey will host a series of folk concerts on Dickson Street this spring.

Shirkey, who is responsible for bringing to town some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and blues music over the last 20 years, has booked five shows at 324 Ballroom behind Jose’s Mexican Restaurant at 324 W. Dickson Street.

Shirkey stopped hosting shows at the GoodFolk House last summer, but has since booked occasional performances at the Fayetteville Underground. He hopes to continue those intimate shows, he said, but the 324 Ballroom has more room to accommodate some of the larger acts he brings to town.

The series begins Friday, March 1 with singer/songwriter Chuck Brodsky.

Brodsky is best known for his baseball ballads, a collection of songs based on true events, people, and stories from the history and culture of America’s pastime. Several of his songs have been enshrined in the archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Tickets are $12, and music is set to start at 8 p.m. Shirkey said the Jose’s and Bordinos valet parking services will be available to concert attendees.

Future shows at 324 Ballroom include Steve Smith & Hard Road on May 24, Hot Club of Cowtown on June 11, Brennen Leigh on June 14, and Slaid Cleaves on June 22.

Shirkey’s radio show, the Pickin’ Post, airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. on KUAF 91.3 FM.

Pickin’ Post Productions series at 324 Ballroom

March 1 – Chuck Brodsky
May 24 – Steve Smith & Hard Road
June 11 – Hot Club of Cowtown
June 14 – Brennen Leigh
June 22 – Slaid Cleaves