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    Apr. 27, 2017

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My King Biscuit Experience

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(Deb Finney is the host of KABF's Blues House Party every Friday from 3 to 5 PM.)

My first trip to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR was in 1987. It was a pilgrimage, of sorts. Having lost my younger brother, Billy, in a tragic accident earlier in the year a group of us headed to the Biscuit because he wanted to go there. We were a rag tag bunch of college kids and grown ups (my girlfriends and I) but we were all sitting on the levee jamming on the blues music and sunshine that day...

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Halloween on the River

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Join us Sunday, October 30th in Riverfront Park as Big Brown & Brownie’s LUV Foundation in association with THE VAN proudly present “HALLOWEEN on the RIVER” from 4-10PM. This mini festival is designed to bring together community, commerce & tourism to our amazing park & entertainment district, while benefiting The Van by urging all attendees to bring blankets, coats or monetary donations to help keep our homeless brothers & sisters warm this upcoming winter....

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SXSW 31!

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The 31st annual SXSW will take place March 10th through 19th, 2017 in Austin, Texas. SXSW features multiple conferences and festivals over ten days, including film, interactive, comedy and music events. Last year's conference featured keynote addresses by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, exhibition of dozens of films and performances by hundreds of musicians and comedians...

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Squirrel Nut Zippers Tour Coming To Four Quarters

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The Four Quarter Bar is excited to be presenting The Squirrel Nut Zippers on Saturday, September 17. The ticketed show will run $35, a bargain for this exciting off-the-wall band’s appearance.

Describing the Squirrel Nut Zippers would be difficult, but to say ‘unique’ would be a true misnomer....

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Jazz Eureka features Brubeck Brothers

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In a special tribute to their father, Dave Brubeck, the Brubeck Brothers will be performing at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs on Saturday Sept 10. An exciting addition to this show will be the 12 piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective Horns accompanying the Brothers during the second half of the show....

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Nate Hancock by Nate Hancock

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I am very proud to be from a hard-working, blue-collar community like Northwest Arkansas. My mother is an immigrant from Mexico, my dad a Vietnam Vet USMC... Hard working middle class people to the core .. Both whom I believe got to live their dreams of settling down raising and providing for a family filled with lots of love.. That's what I'm grateful for most. That there were people who loved and supported me unconditionally and still do to this day....

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Homegrown Music Festival

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Homegrown Music is a brand new music festival with Leftover Salmon and the Wood Brothers headlining at Byrd's adventure center (outside of Ozark, AR) on July 21-23.

We're are doing things a little differently and are holding our region's first sustainable music festival! Our attendees will all be supplied with collectible plates, stainless steel pint glasses...

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Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame

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On Wednesday night, June 15, fans, musicians, and friends and family came out to The Big Chill in Hot Springs, Arkansas to support the 2016 inductees to the Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame. With a standing-room only crowd, many musicians participated in the open blues jam while celebrating the legendary musicians recognized during the evening...

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TC's Midtown Grill

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It wasn't too many years ago that the city of Conway actually spent a huge pile of money to prevent Outback Steakhouse, a restaurant-club, from opening in Conway. The business needed to be able to serve alcohol to its customers, and at the time, Conway simply prohibited alcohol nearly across the board with very few exceptions. The VFW and Country Club were those exceptions...

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ARISE Music Festival... Let The Healing Begin!

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Read on for how you can win a pair of Weekend Passes to The ARISE Music Festival!!

The ARISE Music Festival is a quintessential Colorado music festival that perfectly encapsulates the Colorado lifestyle. Running from Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, It features diverse music, camping, vendors, yoga, workshops, environmental-activist presenters and opportunities for fun and inspiration around every corner. And one of the coolest things about this "Leave No Trace" festival, they plant a tree for every ticket sold!

Located at the Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, just 45 minutes from Denver, it's a locally grown, independent event that draws nearly 7,000 people into the foothills each year...

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Hot Springs Blues Returns To Hill Wheatley Plaza Labor Day Weekend

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On Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, the Spa City Blues Society will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hot Springs Blues Festival as it makes its return to Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. For $20, listeners will get to enjoy the festivities for both days.

Headlining this year's festivities include California's The Delgado Brothers, Ohio's Noah Wotherspoon Band, and Barbara Blue, Memphis's reigning queen of Beale Street...

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2016 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration

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The 2016 Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Jazz Celebration was presented by the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation on Monday, 20 June (8-11 p.m.) in the ballroom of Little Rock's historic Capital Hotel.

Early jazz greats Junie Cobb and Alex Hill, as well as jazz icon Clark Terry were inducted posthumously. Gwen Terry was present to accept the award for her husband.

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Spa City Blues To Present Selwyn Birchwood at The Big Chill June 23!

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On Thursday, June 23 from 8 p.m.- 12 a.m., the Spa City Blues Society of Hot Springs will present contemporary blues act Selwyn Birchwood Band to The Big Chill in Hot Springs. For $8.00, guests will hear the incomparable sounds of the 2013 International Blues Challenge winners...

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Blues Weekend Moves To Turpentine Creek!

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After years of complaints about the lack of parking near The Auditorium and Basin Spring Park, the producers of Turpentine Creek have moved the main shows to the refuge where there is plenty of free parking adjacent to the festival grounds. There is also limited onsite RV spaces available for camping, as well as several lodging units for those who want to stay at the Refuge for the weekend. Also, Turpentine Creek will have lots of arts & crafts, food, drinks and fun activities...

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Salgado To Headline The 26th Annual Riverfront Blues Festival

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The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society announced their lineup for the 26th annual Riverfront Blues Festival in downtown Fort Smith Arkansas. This year’s festival will be held June 24th and 25th at Harry E Kelly Park, 201 Riverfront Drive in Fort Smith...

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Bonnie Montgomery - A True Diva Amongst Us

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Bonnie Montgomery is a classically trained musician settled in central Arkansas. That's a bit of a misnomer, actually. She's taught and performed around the world, and is a composer and excellent musician with two bands (based in Central Arkansas and Austin, Texas); a recording artist that has released multiple records; and thinks of herself as a "lucky" person across the board.

Her opera, Billy Blythe, about a young Bill Clinton, just had its world-premiere in Ithaca, New York and enjoyed glorious national reviews...

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Festivals in the Altered State

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Yes, it's that time of year when the big shows begin in The Altered State... our favorite time of the year... Arkansas has a plethora of excellent annual music festivals. Why? Probably because music loving crowd seems to eat them up... Especially the several day events that include camping...

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Blues in the Schools

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In its third year, the Spa City Blues in the Schools (BITS) program, sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society, is working hard to “keep the Blues alive” in the next generation of musicians. BITS is a program that focuses on the Blues genre...

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Steel Horse Rally

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After a tremendous kick-off last year, the second annual Steel Horse Rally is gearing up to do it again. The rally has become extremely popular with the community, and the good folks of the Fort have made great plans for the arrival of hundreds of bikers to once again roll into Fort Smith on the last weekend of April, bringing Jackyl and many other bands into town for a gala event...

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SXSW From A Musician's Point Of View

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I've been heading down to Austin a lot the last few years, so on the drive down for SXSW 2016, I was prepared for the worst of traffic situations. But just like always, about an hour outside Austin, the clouds parted and that Texas landscape shimmered and shined upon me...

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Louis Meyers, RIP

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Louis Meyers passed away early morning March 10, 2016...

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Obamas To Keynote SXSW

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President and First Lady Obama will be the keynote speakers for SXSW 2016. The President will address SXSW Interactive attendees on March 11, and the First Lady will speak to the Music attendees on March 16...

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Bria Skonberg

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The Oxford American magazine will present Jazz trumpter/singer/songwriter Bria Skonberg at South on Main on March 17, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available...

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Bonnie Montgomery Named 2016 Ameripolitan Outlaw Female

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Arkansas native Bonnie Montgomery is the recipient of the Ameripolitan Outlaw Female Award for 2016. The awards were held Tuesday night in Austin Texas at the Paramount Theatre.

The Ameripolitan organization was founded by Dale Watson as a way to showcase grassroots country musicians...

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Tom Ware

I've known Tom Ware for going on 35 years or so. He is, without a doubt, one of the nicest humans I know…

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Divas On Fire Headed To Memphis

You know the saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts...”? Divas On Fire is living proof!

Nine female singers, songwriters and musicians make up Divas On Fire...

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SXSW 30th Anniversary

The 30th annual SXSW will take place March 11th through 20th in Austin, Texas. Thousands of Showcasing Artists have performed on SXSW's stages over the past three decades, several of which went on to build prolific careers. Nightflying was one of the original media partners of SXSW...

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No Waka 2016...

Bad news for Wakarusa fans... According to their Facebook page, Wakarusa is taking a break for 2016. Citing their ongoing legal battles with former partners Madison Companies and Horsepower Entertainment, Pipeline Productions (Wakarusa's producers) decided to take 2016 off. PIpeline also pulled the plug on sister festivals...

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Greg Batterton

We lost Greg Batterton not long ago. He was an excellent auctioneer and an amazing musician. I had the honor of speaking at his funeral and sharing a memory or two about a man who was larger than life in the music world. Greg-O, as he was often referred to...

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Big Dam Blues

Big Dam Blues Party was just that, a big dam blues party! ...

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Susan Erwin

A friend of mine from work asked me one day "Have you ever heard of Susan Erwin?" Admittedly, I didn't know who Susan Erwin was at the time. The conversation continued, "You should hear her. She's from around here (Magnet Cove) and she's great! You'd really like her." ...

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