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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Join us for a special engagement, featuring Little Rock Nine member Dr. Terrence Roberts and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of Viola Liuzzo, for a conversation about Civil Rights—how far we’ve come and how far we have to go.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Kiah is an important and innovative presence in contemporary traditional music. Describing herself as a ‘Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter,’ Amythyst has a repertoire that honors tradition while crossing genres to illuminate many common threads.”
The Bluegrass Situation

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

The Oxford American magazine is excited to welcome the University of Central Arkansas Jazz I Ensemble to the South on Main stage. This event is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Louisiana-based singer Robert Finley is a prime example that talent only improves with age.”
Billboard

SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.”
The New York Times

SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels.”
—NPR

THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Much like the best of his contemporaries, Mr. Almazan revels in the space between musical styles, and between form and improvisation.”
Wall Street Journal

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Please join us for our 2018 fundraising gala—Books, Bourbon & Boogie—featuring Arlo Guthrie.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“The North Carolina duo's music—laced with bluegrass, country and folk—is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.”
—WNYC Soundcheck

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Trying to categorize or label vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a futile pursuit.”
All About Jazz

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“His shows are not only impressive from a musical standpoint, but he gives the audience a lot to think about—how this traditional music of the past influences today's culture.”
Everything Sundry

SATURDAY, MAR. 2 & SUNDAY, MAR. 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

A reprise performance of the No Tears Suite with expanded symphonic arrangements written by and featuring Rufus Reid (bass); Brian Blade (drums), and an Arkansas Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble.

The No Tears Suite was written in honor of unity on the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School Crisis.

THURSDAY, MAR. 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Mark Mullins and Craig Klein . . . together they created the core sound of Bonerama—reminiscent of street-tromping brass bands, avenues of jazz clubs and heavy-pulsing rock. It feels like a force of nature, and as such, it threatens to sweep away everything in its path.”
—NPR

THURSDAY, MAR. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“This is a killer organ trio barrage that’s deep in the pocket. Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart have a natural feel for this music, laying down a groove that lets each soloist float across the tunes.”
DownBeat

THURSDAY, APR. 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“We've so rarely seen sibling artists mine their common musical roots in southern pop, country and soul traditions while fashioning utterly distinct identities for themselves, Lynne an embodiment of tough-minded sensuality, Moorer a model of introspective elegance.”
—NPR's First Listen

THURSDAY, APR. 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“[Purdy] evokes the emotion and fragility that make him a great songwriter . . . . In the end, you are left with wanting to hear more.”
Folk Alley