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Broadbent plays blues; benefit honors LaBeef

By JACK W. HILL SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE

This article was published March 16, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

Jack Broadbent

Jack Broadbent will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Broadbent, a native of Great Britain, performs folk and blues-rock on slide guitar. He released a debut CD, Along the Trail of Tears, in 2015 and will tour this summer with Peter Frampton.

He will also perform at the Lyric Theater in Harrison on Friday night.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (501) 244-9660, southonmain.com

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A benefit will be held for Arkansas rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ward Country Dance Music Hall in Ward. Admission is $20.

Participating musicians will be Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers, Jason D. Williams and band, Ace Cannon and band, W.S. Holland and band, Stan Perkins and band and J.M. Van Eaton.

Holland played with Johnny Cash for 37 years and played on Carl Perkins' hit recordings. Stan Perkins is the son of Carl Perkins and toured with his father for many years. Van Eaton played drums on Sun Records' hits by Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison.

LaBeef, who has had health problems, as has his wife, Linda, will also perform.

Ward Country Dance Music Hall, Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, just off exit 25 of U.S. 67/167, Ward, (501) 580-3501

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The Frontier Circus will open the show for Jim Mize at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $7.

Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers will perform for a St. Patrick's Day celebration -- "The Green Party" -- a jazz vs. hip-hop concert at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

Block will be joined by Thememusiq and Rah Howard.

Patrick Sweany will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Sweany, an Ohio native, has released 11 blues-rock albums, the latest of which, Daytime Turned to Nighttime, came out in 2015.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com

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Wade Bowen will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

Bowen, a native of Waco, Texas, released the first of 10 albums in 2002. He released two albums in 2016: Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother and Watch This (with Randy Rogers).

Weedeater, along with opening acts Beitthemeans, Iron Tongue and Tempus Terra, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com

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A Funky St. Patrick's Day Bash with Groovement will be held at 10 p.m. Friday at The Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $7.

Magnolia Brown will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com

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The Dead Deads, will perform at 9:30 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack. Admission is $10.

The Stolen Faces will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show.

Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com

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Thread will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Thirst N' Howl in Little Rock. Admission is $5.

Canvas will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Admission is $5.

Thirst N' Howl, 14710 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 379-8189, thirst-n-howl.com

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American Pinup will perform at 9 p.m. today at Maxine's Live in Hot Springs. Admission is free.

The Valley of the Vapors festival will present a St. Paddy's Day show featuring Ginsu Wives, May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, Big Piph and Oh My Blue Sky at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

The Valley of the Vapors festival will present Dazz & Brie, the winner of the 2017 Arkansas Times' Musicians Showcase, along with The Dangerous Idiots, at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.

Maxine's Live, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com

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The late Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be honored with "Arkansas Got Sister Rosetta Tharpe Talent" in her Cotton Plant hometown from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the ARcare Theatre Park on Main Street. Admission is free.

The event will be a "battle of guitars and singers" for local artists and others who will perform Tharpe's songs from 1 to 3 p.m., followed at 4 p.m. by a screening of the 2013 PBS documentary, Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll, in the Cotton Plant Historical Museum, 142 Central Ave. Admission is free.

ARcare Theatre Park, Main Street, Cotton Plant (Woodruff County), (870) 270-0886.

Weekend on 03/16/2017

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