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The annual Winter Jam showcasing contemporary Christian artists will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $15 donation at the door for the all-ages show, which lasts four hours.

Skillet is headlining the 46-city tour, which will also feature Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes; Building 429; KB; NewSong; Jordan Feliz; John Crist; and Nick Hall.

Kari Jobe and Building 429 have been nominated for Grammy Awards and NewSong, creator of the tour and its host, has won a Grammy. KB is a hip-hop musician and Feliz has won a Dove Award. Crist is a comedian and viral sensation. And Hall is an evangelist, author and speaker who will deliver a message.

The Pre-Jam Party will feature worship artist Dan Bremnes, singer-songwriterMallary Hope and new artist Westover.

Verizon Arena, East Broadway and Interstate 30, North Little Rock, (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Country singer Miranda Lambert will bring her "Livin' Like Hippies" tour to Verizon Arena for a 7 p.m. show Saturday. Opening acts are Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney. Tickets are $77.75, $62.75 and $42.75.

Lambert's song, "Highway Vagabond," has a line it about "livin' like hippies," (and the name she chose for her 2017 tour was "The Highway Vagabond Tour.")

Lambert released a self-titled debut album in 2001 and has since released five more albums, the latest of which, The Weight of These Wings, came out in 2016. She is also a member of a country trio, The Pistol Annies. Of her 164 award nominations, she has won 52, including 23 Academy of Country Music Awards, 13 Country Music Association Awards, 7 CMT Music Awards, 5 American Country Awards and two Grammy Awards.

Pardi, a native of Dixon, Calif., has released two albums since his 2014 debut. He has toured with Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson and Brothers Osborne. Sweeney, a native of Houston, has released four albums since her debut release, Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame, came out in March 2006.

Lambert has announced there will be a "Little Red Wagon" site at the bottom of the main stairs to Verizon Arena, for those who would like to support homeless animals with pet food, treats or pet supplies, to benefit the Humane Society of Pulaski County. One donor and guest will be randomly selected to win a meet and greet with Lambert before the concert.

Visit the site http://warmhearts.org/fill-the-wagon

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Dead Meadow, along with opening acts Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass and Canaan, will perform at 8 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $12.

Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

Louise is the daughter of Ezra Idlet, of the folk-rock duo, Trout Fishing in America. Idlet and his TFIA partner, Keith Grimwood, are also members of Louise's band.

Andrew Bryant will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Lee Bains & the Glory Fires will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.

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

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Whiskey Myers, along with opening act Muscadine Bloodline, will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $20.

The Rios, Couch Jackets, Sabine Valley, Recognizer and Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Arkansas Times Musicians' Showcase finals. Tickets range from $6 to $21.

Kevin Griffin, lead singer of the band Better Than Ezra, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $25.

Griffin, 49, formed Better Than Ezra in 1988 while a student at Louisiana State University, and is known for his falsetto singing and his skill as a mimic of other singers, including Aaron Neville and Bruce Springsteen. He also writes or co-writes songs for other musicians, including Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Train, Debbie Harry, James Blunt, Missy Higgins, Skillet and The Secret Sisters.

Pop Evil, on the band's Music Over Words tour, will perform, along with opening acts Palaye Royale and Black Map, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show.

Pop Evil launched its Music Over Words tour to support Music Gives to St. Jude Kids, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Little Bandit and Elise Davis will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

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

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The Irie Lions will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $6.

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

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The Creek Rocks will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at The Undercroft, in Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

The Undercroft, Christ Episcopal Church, East Capitol Avenue and Scott Street, Little Rock, (501) 375-2342, facebook.com/theundercroftlr

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Darril Edwards will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Tragikly White will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock. Admission is $5 after 9 p.m.

Buh Jones will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Canvas will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $15 after 9 p.m.

Steve Boyster will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Shannon Boshears will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 after 5 p.m.

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

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Polyester Robot will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $7.

The Salty Dogs will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

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

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Low will perform at 8 p.m. today at Low Key Arts in Hot Springs. Admission is $20.

Low, a trio from Duluth, Minn., formed in 1993 and the band has released 11 albums since 1994. Two members, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, are married and their vocal harmonies have been compared to those of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor St., Hot Springs, (501) 282-9057, lowkeyarts.org

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Ernie Biggs Roadshow will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.

Shoji Tabuchi, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Tabuchi, a Japanese-American who plays fiddle and sings, moved to Branson in 1980 and opened his own country/gospel theater 10 years later.

Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 444-3007 Eldomad.com.

Kari Jobe

Weekend on 03/08/2018

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