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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. 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…

Summer Beats

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Gulley Park rocks the heat For Ben Ringel, frontman of Nashville rock outfit The Delta Saints, the records that stick with him the most are ones with a narrative start-to-finish — where each song represents a chapter or moment in that narrative. “You leave with a feeling. You may not know what the feeling is,…


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“Tyson Tuesday Nights” — With extended hours and free admission at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks throughout the summer. In addition, the Free Summer Concert Series begins this Tuesday with a “Red, White & Blooms” concert by the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band. The next concert in the series will be the melt-your-socks-off blues/rock of Leah & the Mojo Doctors, left, on July 25. The final show in the series will be the folk/soul beat-boxing, world-traveling duo Handmade Moments, right, back in NWA on Aug. 22. All family-friendly shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome.

Thursday Everclear — Oregon natives Everclear are crossing the country on their “So Much For The Afterglow Tour” — the same name as their most successful album to date, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The rockers will perform a free show at Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, Okla., at 7 p.m. Thursday,…

Music For Miles

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Grammy-nominated singer Elle King will headline the Walmart Community Concert as part of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday at the Walmart AMP. King’s distinct and smokey voice blends rock, blues, pop and country for her signature sound — heard in popular singles like “America’s Sweetheart,” “Ex’s & Oh’s” and her duet with country artist Dierks Bentley “Different for Girls.” Fayetteville native Madison Watkins, who appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will open the show.

Northwest Arkansas is home for, and host of, some amazing creative talent. Our corner of the state also attracts some impressive names when it comes to nationally and internationally touring musical celebrities. But with our perfect position between some of the Midwest’s biggest cities, even more famous names and concerts on a spectacular level are…

8 Days A Week

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TODAY (6/22) “Aladdin” — With Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. today, Bentonville Public Library, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fort Smith Main Library. Free. 271-3192 in Bentonville or 783-0229 in Fort Smith. “Aladdin” — With Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. 271-3192. Opening Reception — For…

What Else Is New?

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Courtesy Photo Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour is one of six playwrights workshopping their plays at the 2017 T2 Arkansas New Play Festival.   Playwrights are king at T2 festival Now in its ninth year of production, TheatreSquared’s New Play Festival has reached a level of national recognition that T2 artistic director Robert Ford had…