Ice Cube coming to JJ’s Live in Fayetteville

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A star of the classic film Friday and member of the legendary rap group N.W.A. will be spending the first Friday in October in NWA.

He’ll actually be in Fayetteville, to be exact.

That’s because JJ’s Live officials yesterday announced that legendary rapper, actor, and filmmaker Ice Cube will perform at the venue on Friday, Oct. 1.

The artist is touring this fall, and though the JJ’s Live appearance isn’t on his website yet, another Arkansas date in El Dorado is listed at First Financial Music Hall on Oct. 2.

We probably don’t need to tell you who Ice Cube is. He was in the rap group, N.W.A. He’s been in films, like Friday, Barbershop, and 21 Jump Street. He started the Big3 3-on-3 basketball tournament. He’s Ice Cube. You’ve heard of him.

JJ’s Live originally opened in the spring of 2017 as a new destination for craft brews and summer concerts, but the business closed in late 2019 with hopes of enclosing the patio area to allow for more frequent live music. Renovations on the space are nearing completion, and the expanded restaurant will include a larger live music lineup of local, regional, and national touring acts each year, along with other additions including a large TV for watching sporting events, a pickleball court, a duck pin bowling area, and other amenities.

The Ice Cube show won’t be the first show at the newly-remodeled venue. JJ’s Live is set to host Parker McCollum this week on Thursday, Sept. 2, and officials told us last month they plan to host a handful of shows in early September, but the restaurant won’t officially open for business until later in the month. The restaurant is set to be fully up and running in time for the Ice Cube show, though.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, and prices range from $70 for general admission, $125 for VIPs, and $1500 for mezzanine-level VIP seats.

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