Weekend Flyer: Mountain Sprout, The Chads, Responders, The Heavy Heavy, and more

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Put your party pants on, everyone. It’s the dadgum weekend.

If you’re reading this on Thursday, there might still be time to get down to First Thursday Fayetteville, the monthly summer outdoor festival on the square. This month’s event includes live music by Fight Dream and 1 Oz. Jig, an art installation by Gina Gallina, and more. Details are here.

Friday kicks off with the city’s Weekend Starts series in the Lower Ramble area. This week’s performers include UARK Music featuring the Arkansas National Guard’s 106th Army Band, take-away card making with local artist Shelby Fleming, and more. It starts at 5 p.m. on Friday. Here’s more info.

George’s will kick their weekend off with a happy hour performance by local party band, Ultra Suede. Later on Friday night, there’s a metal show for a cause, as several local metal bands will host a food drive and show. Performers include Lost Cause, Gallowwalker, Spare the Dead, and Commandment. On Sunday, rockers The Heavy Heavy and Nik Parr will perform.

Also in rock shows, there’s a big one at Smoke & Barrel on Friday night with local rockers The Chads reuniting for a show with Gardensnakes, Big Drama, and Quid Quo. Quid Quo is a new project by former Fayettevillian Zack Wait, who played in a ton of influential local bands before moving out west a few years ago.

Also in tunes, Mountain Sprout is back in town, this time for an outdoor show over at Prairie Street Live on Friday night.

There are a couple new shows playing in Fayetteville this weekend. TheatreSquared is hosting the world premier of a new play called Responders this week. Over at Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, local theatre troupe The Smokehouse Players wlll be performing The Last of the Red Hot Lovers this weekend.

How about a movie? The Arkansas Cinema Society will host a screening of the locally-made film Valley Inn at Walker Park on Friday night at around 8 p.m.

A new art show called Transfigure opened at Fenix Fayetteville this week, and there’s an opening reception on Friday night featuring a performance by artist Sandrine Schaefer and music by Lauren Leonard. Here’s more.

On Sunday, Maxine’s Tap Room will host a dance party featuring music by the Odeon Collective, and food by local truck Bottlerocket Subs, It’s called Tighten Up. Here’s more.

Up north, coutry artist Dierks Bently will play the Walmart AMP on Saturday night along with Chase Rice and Zach Top, and The Momentary has a couple shows on Saturday as well with comedian/SNL cast member Sarah Squirm at 8 p.m. and House of Untz for late night.

There’s a lot more below. Have a great weekend, everyone.


Thursday, June 6
07:00 am

Fayetteville Farmers' Market

Fayetteville Square
Theatre
Thursday, June 6
04:30 pm
Community
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

Ecdysis gallery opening

Mount Sequoyah Center
Art
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

First Thursday – Avant Garden

Fayetteville Square
Community
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

Riley McGill

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

George Bros.

JJ's Grill on Steamboat
Music
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

TJ Scarlett

JJ's Grill – Springdale
Music
Thursday, June 6
06:00 pm

Poker Night

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza
Activity
Thursday, June 6
07:00 pm

In Conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
Thursday, June 6
07:30 pm
Theatre
Thursday, June 6
07:30 pm

Smokehouse Players

Ozark Mountain Smokehouse
Theatre
Thursday, June 6
08:00 pm

Comedy Night: Mo Mitchell w/ Emily Davis

Black Apple Hard Cider – Springdale
Comedy
Thursday, June 6
09:30 pm

Gavin Sumrall

Tin Roof
Music
Friday, June 7
01:00 pm

Arkansas Anime Festival

Bentonville, Arkansas
Activity
Friday, June 7
05:00 pm

Weekend Starts Series

Lower Ramble
Community
Friday, June 7
05:30 pm
Art
Friday, June 7
06:00 pm

Retro Remix Friday

Prairie Street Live
Music
Friday, June 7
06:00 pm

Happy Hour: Ultra Suede

George's Majestic Lounge
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
06:00 pm

Rachel B & Table For Three

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
06:00 pm

Dime Box Duo

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
06:30 pm

Michael Longfellow

The Grove Comedy Club – Lowell
Comedy
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
06:30 pm
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
07:00 pm

Reggae Fest

Railyard Park – Rogers
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
07:30 pm
Theatre
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
07:30 pm

Smokehouse Players

Ozark Mountain Smokehouse
Theatre
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm

Git in the Truck

JJ's Grill on Steamboat
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm

Take Cover

JJ's Grill – Springdale
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm

Average Joey / Lady Slipper

Nomads Trailside
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm

Mountain Sprout

Prairie Street Live
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:00 pm
Community
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:30 pm

Emmitt & 4WD

JJ's Grill on Dickson
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
08:30 pm

DJ Shemaveli

Tin Roof
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
09:00 pm

Local Metal Food Drive

George's Majestic Lounge
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
09:00 pm

Aztlan / Heleswa / Oska

West & Watson
Music
Friday, June 7
Friday, June 7
10:00 pm

Wasted Party

West End
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 am

Fayetteville Farmers' Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 am
Activity
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
09:00 am

Saving AR State Butterfly

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Lecture
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
09:00 am

Arkansas Anime Festival

Bentonville, Arkansas
Activity
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
10:00 am

Super Saturday: Mömandpöp!

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
11:00 am

International Yarn Bombing Day

Ozark Folkways – Winslow
Art
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
02:00 pm

Hitmakers from the Ozarks

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
02:00 pm
Theatre
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
04:00 pm

June Jam Song Circle

Ozark Folkways – Winslow
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
05:00 pm
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
06:00 pm

June Jam Square Dance

Ozark Folkways – Winslow
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
06:00 pm

Leyton Robinson

Tin Roof
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
06:30 pm

Michael Longfellow

The Grove Comedy Club – Lowell
Comedy
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm

Robin Bibeau

Fayetteville Beer Works
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm
Art
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm

Mike Bewley

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm

Funk Fest

Railyard Park – Rogers
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:00 pm

Street Dinner

Downtown Springdale
Community
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:30 pm
Theatre
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:30 pm

Prince Tribute

JJ's Live
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
07:30 pm

Smokehouse Players

Ozark Mountain Smokehouse
Theatre
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
08:00 pm

265 South

JJ's Grill on Steamboat
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
08:00 pm

Brian Odle

JJ's Grill – Springdale
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
08:00 pm

Sarah Squirm

The Momentary – Bentonville
Comedy
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
08:30 pm

265 South

JJ's Grill on Steamboat
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
08:30 pm

DJ Zero Cool

JJ's Grill on Dickson
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
09:00 pm

Impact Drum & Bass

West & Watson
Music
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 8
09:30 pm

Haus of Untz

The Momentary – Bentonville
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
09:00 am

Arkansas Anime Festival

Bentonville, Arkansas
Activity
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:00 pm

Statehood Day

First Christian Church
Community
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:00 pm

Mountain Street Stage: Dandelion Heart

Fayetteville Public Library
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:00 pm
Theatre
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:00 pm

Soldier Songs & Voices Jam

Folk School of Fayetteville
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:00 pm

Trillium Salon Series: Go Find Water

Crystal Bridges – Bentonville
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
02:30 pm

Watercolor Bouquet

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Art
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
03:00 pm

Allen Mp3

Tin Roof
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
05:30 pm

Ozark Bronze Handbell Ensemble

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
06:00 pm

Latin Dance Night

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, June 9
08:00 pm

The Heavy Heavy / Nik Parr

George's Majestic Lounge
Music