You know what the best cure for a really long week is? A weekend with an extra day in it. This one is sorely needed.
Local legends The Cate Brothers are back on one of Fayetteville’s oldest and most revered stages this weekend. They’ll play at happy hour at George’s on Friday night after work. Also this weekend at George’s, locals Cole Birmingham Band play Friday night, rockers Mud Lung will perform on Saturday, and English post punk band Shame is in town for a Sunday night performance as part of the On the Map show series. Here’s ticket info for the George’s shows.
Smash hit musical and winner of multiple Tony Awards, Hadestown, is in town for a series of performances at Walton Arts Center this weekend. Reviewer Kevin Kinder wrote a thoughtful review about the show and its themes for us this week. Read it here.
JJ’s Live has a couple big events this weekend as well, including a Queens of Pop dance party featuring DJ Raquel on Friday, and a North West Fight Alliance event on Saturday if you wanna watch some people rumble.
Longtime local songwriter Candy Lee has a new children’s album, and she’ll celebrate the release of the record at Fayetteville Public Library’s Mountain Street Stage on Sunday.
Also in tunes, Kingfish has a performance by Dalton Richmond & Friends on Friday, there’s a four-band bill at Nomad’s Trailside with Eye Too Eye, Eye Creatures, Violets are Blue and The Big Sad on Friday, and Smoke & Barrel has a big show on Saturday with Fight Dream, TownHouseFire, Brother Tongue, and Turquoise Tiger.
Around the region, Incubus with Coheed & Cambria are playing the Walmart AMP on Friday night, Smokey & the Mirror will play a new show series in Johnson Square (next to Pizzeria Ruby), and Rochelle Bradshaw will play Railyard Park in Rogers on Friday night. Bentonville will host their annual Bentonville Bike Fest this weekend as well.
There’s more below. Y’all keep trying your best. That’s really all you can do.