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story.lead_photo.caption Theo Croker leads the Theo Croker Quintet today at South on Main in Little Rock.

The Theo Croker Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. today in the Oxford American's first show in the 2017-2018 Jazz Series at South on Main in Little Rock. Tickets are $29, $33.50 or $47.

Croker is a trumpeter, singer and bandleader from Leesburg, Fla., and is the grandson of Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Doc Cheatham.

The Oberlin College Conservatory-educated Croker released his debut album, The Fundamentals, in 2006 and followed up with In the Tradition in 2009, Afro Physicist in 2014 and Escape Velocity in 2016.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (800) 293-5949, metrotix.com

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Rockabilly singer and piano pounder Jason D. Williams will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday for the Wilson Music Series at The Grange at Wilson Gardens in Wilson. Tickets are $45.

Williams, a native of El Dorado, has toured and recorded since the 1980s, when he became known for his resemblance, musically and personally, to the young Jerry Lee Lewis. Williams even provided his fingers and hands to accompany close-ups of actor Dennis Quaid, who was portraying Lewis in the film Great Balls of Fire.

The Grange at Wilson Gardens, 15 S. Jefferson St., Wilson, (870) 655-8311, wilsonarkansas.com

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Riverbottom Debutante, plus opening acts All the Way and Spero, will perform at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern. Admission is $8.

All Night Stations will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $6.

Dazz & Brie, along with opening act Youth Pastor, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $6.

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

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Fumblebuckers will perform at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $5.

Tragikly White will perform at 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

The Roosevelts will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. 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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Chris Knight will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 the day of the show. See story on Page 4E.

From Day One, along with opening acts Switchbach, City Boys and Adalynn Logan, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

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

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Brian & Nick will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Charlotte Taylor, plus Rustenhaven, will perform at 9 today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock.

Some Guy Named Rob will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Donna Massey will perform at 9 Friday.

Ben & Adam will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Ghost Town Blues Band will perform at 9 Saturday.

Admission to all three shows is $5 after 9 p.m.

Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com

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The Great Whiskey Rendezvous will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $7.

Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings 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 All American Freakshow Peepshow will perform at 9 p.m. today at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is $5.

Dangerous Idiots, along with opening act Way Away will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5.

The Foul Play Cabaret Burlesque Show will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show.

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

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Kellie Pickler and Three Dog Night will perform this weekend for the Hot Springs Rally, a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts that will be open to the public. Pickler will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Three Dog Night at 8 p.m. Saturday, with both shows at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena. Tickets are $50 for access to all events; $35 for rally only pass (no concerts), $35 for Friday events only and $35 for Saturday events only.

The rally will also include a vendor mall, downtown parade, poker run, kids events and biker bingo.

Hot Springs Rally, Bank of the Ozarks Arena, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, (501) 282-7076, thehotspringsrally.com.

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The Legendary Pacers -- minus the late Sonny Burgess -- will continue to perform, starting with a show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ward Country Music in Ward. Admission is $6.

The band will perform a tribute to its late leader, who died Aug. 18 at the age of 88.

Ward Country Music, Hickory Street and Arkansas 319 (exit 25 off U.S. 67/167 North), (501) 605-3251.

Weekend on 09/07/2017

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