Mandolin Orange will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. The show is sold-out.
Mandolin Orange is a North Carolina duo consisting of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. Marlin writes the songs and plays mandolin, guitar and banjo, and Frantz plays violin and guitar. Both sing and their sound has been described as a mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel and pop.
Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, Mandolin Orange released its first album, Quiet Little Room, a year later. They signed with home state major label Yep Roc Records in 2013, which released This Side of Jordan that year and followed up with Such Jubilee in 2015 and Blindfaller in 2016.
The duo's next album, Tides of a Teardrop, will be released Feb. 1 by Yep Roc.
John Neal will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show.
Neal, a Little Rock singer-songwriter, performs a blend of country, gospel and blues.
Rodney Block will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show.
South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (800) 293-5949 or metrotix.com (for Mandolin Orange); (501) 244-9660; southonmain.com (for Neal and Block)
Weakness for Blondes will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $7.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Saturday's show is sold out; admission to the Sunday show is $30. Saturday's show will feature an opening set by Joe Sundell; Sunday's opener has not been confirmed.
Elliott, an 87-year-old native of Brooklyn, N.Y., began his career when he joined a rodeo, where he witnessed singing cowboys for the first time. He became a follower of Woody Guthrie and later taught Arlo Guthrie about Woody's life and times, as well as imparting wisdom and stories to the young Bob Dylan.
According to legend, he got his nickname not from a life of traveling, but for his lengthy stories between songs. He released his first album, Woody Guthrie's Blues, in 1955 and his latest and 16th, A Stranger Here, in 2009. His 1995 album, South Coast, won him a Grammy Award.
White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com
Josh Ward will perform at 8 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $15.
Ward, a new country singer from Texas, released his latest album, More Than I Deserve, on May 4. A single, "Together," from his previous album, was recently featured on a Netflix series, The Ranch.
Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com
Mike Dillon, with opening act Pope, will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $8.
Angie Clements' eighth annual Toys for Tots benefit will feature CosmOcean at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8 or two toys.
Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com
Kick -- The INXS Experience will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $15.
INXS, an Australian rock group, remained active until 2012 after the 1997 suicide of its lead singer, Michael Hutchence. Cory Massi auditioned to replace Hutchence on a 2004 reality TV show, Rockstar: INXS. About four years ago, the Greeville, S.C., native decided to form a tribute band.
William Clark Green will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com
Memphis Yahoos will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Mayday by Midnight will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock.
Raising Grey will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Memphis Yahoos will perform at 9 p.m. Friday.
Brian & Nick will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Shannon Boshears will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.
Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com
Lewd Awakening Revue will perform at 9 p.m. today at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is $10.
Arkansauce will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.
Ronnie Heart, Landrest and Markee Oh will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.
Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com
Earl & Them will perform at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Big Chill in Hot Springs. Admission is $5.
The Big Chill, 910 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs, (501) 624-5185, thebigchilldhotsprings.com
Roses and Revolvers will perform at 8 p.m. today at Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.
Josh Walker will perform at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 444-3007, eldomad.com.
Weekend on 12/06/2018
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