Shovels & Rope, Bully, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and more coming to George’s this fall

( Shovels & Rope / Courtesy)

Students are back, the weather is cooling, and things are heating up on the live music lineup at George’s Majestic Lounge for this fall and winter.

The venue has been busy announcing big shows for the upcoming fall season, and the better part of the lineup through November is officially available online.

Beginning in September, the big shows begin this weekend with Jason Boland and the Stragglers Sept. 22, the return of former Fayettevillian Shawn James on Sept. 28, local legends The Cate Brothers back for happy hour Sept. 29, and Finnish Bluegrass band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls playing the late night show on Sept. 29.

In October, songwriter James McMurtry will perform Oct. 3, and Langhorn Slim will play on Oct. 13. That same weekend, folk duo Shovels & Rope will return to the big stage. There are several reunions planned in Oct. The Hardtops are performing together again, and will play happy hour on Oct. 13, and Gypsy (Oct. 20) and Goose (the Fayetteville band, not the jam band, Oct. 21) will reunite for performances in October. There’s a big metal show to end the month with North Little Rock Band Rwake Oct. 22, Alicia Bognanno’s solo project Bully is coming Oct. 25, and Utah-based indie folk group The National Parks will play Oct. 27.

November will kick off with a big jam show with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Dogs in a Pile Nov. 2, and there’s a dance party Nov. 3 with Israeli DJ, Borgore. Legendary singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard returns Nov. 4. More good songwriters are on the schedule as well, with country artist Frank Foster on Nov. 10, and singer/songwriter Corey Smith on Nov. 11. The month will wrap up with a Saturday-after-Thanksgiving show that has been come a tradition in recent years, a local all-star-studded tribute to The Last Waltz on Nov. 25.

There’s a ton more actually, but these are a few of the shows that caught our eye on the upcoming schedule for the next few months.

The full list of upcoming shows we know about so far are below, and you can find ticket info on all of these at

Go see some live music.