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Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

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The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival returns to Riverfront Park in Fort Smith this weekend.

Peacemaker expands in third year   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Board members for the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival in Fort Smith have been trying to get acclaimed American rock/jam band Gov’t Mule to Riverfront Park since the festival’s inception. For the event’s third year, they did. “People in that area are music fans, you know?”…

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Casey Donahew — “Pure Texas Country” singer Casey Donahew returns to Northwest Arkansas for a free show today at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. The “All Night Party” singer/songwriter will celebrate his 15th anniversary of being in the music business this fall. To mark the occasion, Donahew will release a new album in October — “15 years: The Wild Ride” — featuring his 15 biggest songs to date, which have been re-recorded specially for this new project. caseydonahew.com.

Today (7/27) The Caleb Miller Solo Project — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Rick Atha — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. John Spurling — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Caleb Martin — Foghorn’s, Rogers. Isayah’s Allstars — Foghorn’s, Springdale. Local Metal Night — George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. Take Cover — JJ’s Grill, Dickson Street. Photosphere —…

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Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released in 2016, to debut at No. 4 on the Country Album charts. The group is joined by Stephen Neeper & the Wild Hearts. whiskeymyers.com.

Whiskey Myers — Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Texas group Whiskey Myers is back in Northwest Arkansas today for a free show at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing in Fayetteville. Their breakout album, “Early Morning Shakes,” led the way for their most recent album “Mud,” released…

An ARC For Bella Vista

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Heather Marie, a vocalist living near Branson, Mo., and Paul Price, who plays guitar and harp guitar, will bring a selection of cover songs to the ARC in Bella Vista tonight.

Historic structure now home to music and more BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Raised in Bentonville, Sara Parnell remembers the brightly painted houses along U.S. 71 as the original Bella Vista — the resort, not the retirement village or the bedroom community it has become. And that’s what she wants others to see, too. So Parnell is…

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Zigtebra — She is Zebra. He is Tiger. Together, they make up lo-fi pop duo Zigtebra. The Chicago group is in the middle of a 120-day national tour this summer, including a stop at Backspace in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. Friday with Neon Glittery, Open Fields and PZA. With the release of “Take My Hand I’m Ready” last week, Zigtebra is keeping up with an ambitious 2017 plan to release a new song and music video every month for the entire year. zigtebra.com. $5.

  Today (7/13) Grady Philip Drugg — 9 p.m., with Buckle Up Baby, and The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Boys. Backspace, Fayetteville. $5. 123 Andrés — 7 p.m. family concert, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville. Photosphere — 6 p.m., Fred’s Hickory Inn, Bentonville. Melody Pond — Gulley Park, Fayetteville. Stoney LaRue — with ShotGun Billys. JJ’s…

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Backroad Anthem — After making the move to the home of country music, Nashville, Tenn., Arkansas-bred country rockers Backroad Anthem are back in our neck of the woods for two shows on Sunday and Monday. The group will perform at Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Okla., at 7 o’clock both nights. Pursuing a new sound, the five musicians will release an EP of all new songs this year, giving fans something to look forward to. backroadanthem.com. Free.

Today (6/29) Mudlarks — 6 p.m., Bear’s Place, Fayetteville. Rain Kings — 7 p.m., with Ricky Young. Choctaw Casino, Pocola, Okla. Rozenbridge — 6 p.m., Crystal Bridges, Bentonville. Stephen Pigman — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Lindsay Will — Foghorn’s on Green Acres, Fayetteville. The Greg Creamer Band — Foghorn’s on W. 15th, Fayetteville. Steve Dimmitt…