The students are gone for the summer, and the dog days are starting to set in around Fayetteville. As they say in show business, however, the shows must go on.
That’s definitely the case at Fayetteville’s oldest music venue, George’s, where live music never seems to slows down no matter the season.
The upcoming lineup at the venue this summer includes some big shows, including performances by Texas folk/Americana act Shakey Graves on July 20, high energy Los Angeles soul/pop group Fitz and the Tantrums on July 21, and the annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash featuring Forgotten Space and Friends of the Phamily on July 29. Local favorite Andy Frasco is back in town for a show late night on July 16.
Fayetteville Roots Festival will take over the venue for a handful of shows this year as well, with singer/songwriter Chris Knight on Aug. 25, blues guitar slinger Samantha Fish and excellent Little Rock band Amasa Hines on Aug. 26, and a special night with songwriter Amy Helm with Earl & Them on Aug. 27.
The venue also recently released a sneak peek of their upcoming Fall lineup, which will feature alt-country band American Aquarium Sept. 10, Finnish band and YouTube sensations Steve’n’Seagulls on Sept. 29, and songwriter David Ramirez Oct. 8.
The full list is below. Tickets to several of the listed shows are already on sale at George’s ticketing site.
Go see some music.
George’s Summer 2016 Lineup
July 15 – Chasing Pictures, Surf De Soleil, Bottlerocket, and The Fairweather
July 16 – Beach House on the Hill benefit with Southern Drawl Band, Andy Frasco Frofest
July 19 – Otherwise, Sons of Texas
July 20 – Shakey Graves, Streets of Laredo
July 21 – Fitz and the Tantrums
July 22 – Boom!Kinetic
July 29 – 12th annual Jerry Garcia BDay Bash with Forgotten Space and Friends of the Phamily
July 30 – Funk Factory
August 11 – Nate Hancock, The Ozark Travelers, Guta, Drawing Blanks, and Darryl Brooks
August 18 – Hardworking Americans
August 19 – National Park Radio
August 20 -Casey Donahew Band
August 25 – Fayetteville Roots Festival Presents: Chris Knight
August 26 – Fayetteville Roots Festival Presents: Samantha Fish & Amasa Hines
August 27 – Fayetteville Roots Festival Presents: Amy Helm w/ Earl and Them
Fall schedule preview
Sept. 2 – Stoney LaRue
Sept 8 – The Motet
Sept 9 – JB &The Moonshine Band
Sept 10 – American Aquarium
Sept 28 – HELLYEAH
Sept 29 – Steve’n’Seagulls
Oct. 6 – Anderson East
Oct. 7 – Cody Johnson
Oct. 8 – David Ramirez
Oct. 13 – Ray Wiley Hubbard
Oct. 24 -Perpetual Groove
Nov. 7 – LANY
Nov 17 Blue October