THURSDAY, NOV. 2 at 6:00 PM | CHARTS THEATRE at UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS—PULASKI TECH [3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock]
6:00 PM—The nonprofit Oxford American, “A Magazine of the South,” is proud to present its 25th anniversary fundraising gala, Books, Bourbon & Boogie, featuring Lucinda Williams and her band on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at CHARTS Theatre (Center for Humanities and the Arts) on the campus of UA — Pulaski Tech (3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118). Event proceeds will benefit the ongoing work of the Oxford American, and is made possible in part by sponsors including Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South Division, Four Roses Bourbon, Lost Forty Brewing, Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, Fassler Hall, and Bill & Sally Rector.
Tickets are $175 for the Front section, and $125 for the Loge/Rear section—they are available via Metrotix.com or by calling (800) 293-5949 beginning August 3, 2017 at noon. A portion of the ticket price will be tax-deductible donation to the Oxford American. All tickets include a pre-concert reception with appetizers and drinks beginning at 6:00 PM in the CHARTS lobby. Doors to the theatre for seating will open at 7:30 PM. The concert will begin at 8:00 PM.
If you are unable to make it to the event in November but would still like to contribute to the Oxford American, visit our Donate page.
We’ve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land—like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who’ve spent their lives traversing it.
Lucinda Williams is one of those people, and with the expansive, enveloping The Ghosts of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life—and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life. The intensely involving 14-song collection may be the most deeply felt, deeply affecting work of Lucinda Williams’ illustrious 35-plus-year career, a career that has been established on a foundation of remarkably personal songs.