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Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin will co-headline a concert that will also include opening acts Bad Wolves and In Flames, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Tickets range from $25.50 to $80.

Five Finger Death Punch, a heavy metal quintet, was formed in Las Vegas in 2005 and took its name from a kung fu movie, The Five Fingers of Death. The group released its debut album, The Way of the Fist, in 2007, and has since released six more albums, the latest of which, And Justice for None, came out May 18.

Breaking Benjamin, a hard rock band formed in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1999, is also a quintet with only Benjamin Burnley remaining from its original lineup. The group has released six albums, the latest of which, Ember, was released April 13.

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


Gurf Morlix will perform at 8 p.m. today at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $15.

Morlix, who was born in Buffalo, N.Y., moved to Austin, Texas, in 1975 and soon found work as an in-demand musician. He produced two of Lucinda Williams' albums, Lucinda Williams and Sweet Old World, along with albums by Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier, Robert Earl Keen and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

He has released 10 solo albums, beginning with Toad of Titicaca in 2000. His most recent release, The Soul & The Heal, came out in 2017.

He is perhaps best-known for his friendship and work with Blaze Foley, the Malvern native whose life story was recently told in a feature film, Blaze, in which Morlix also had a cameo appearance.

Holiday Hangouts I, II and III will be held at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Friday and Saturday shows are sold out; admission Sunday is $10.

Over the course of the weekend, the shows will include: Brent Best; Cary Hudson; Chasing 76 (Jkutchma); Dazz & Brie; Eric "Roscoe" Ambel; Hammel on Trial; Isaac Hoskins and The Glass Mountain Orchestra; Jim Mize; John Calvin Abney; John Paul Keith; Kevin Kerby; Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; Matt Woods; Shane Sweeney; Six String Drag; Slobberbone, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts; and Tim Easton.

Originally started as a birthday celebration for Last Chance Records founder Travis Hill, the hangouts have become a three-day event for musicians and fans in the roots/Americana music community.

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


The Here & Now will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $15, $10 for military with ID, $8 for students with ID and free for accompanied children 12 and under.

The Here & Now, who play traditional Irish music in a contemporary context, are a quartet based in Austin, Texas. Members are Rob Forkner on bodhran, Joseph Carmichael on guitar and vocals, Chris Buckley on fiddle and Niamh Fahy on fiddle and vocals.

Carmichael is also a member of the Irish trio, Flashpoint, and Buckley has spent more than a decade as a member of an Irish trio, The Tea Merchants, which also featured Forkner as a founding member. Fahy, a native of Ireland, moved to Austin in 2014 after she spent five years as a soloist with the Riverdance show.

Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, (501) 663-0634,


Tinder Live, featuring Lane Moore, will be held at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $15.

The Artisinals will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

The Ben Miller Band, along with opening act Big Red Flag, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Kalu and the Electric Joint will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8.

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


Groovement will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $8.

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

The Robert Mabe Band will perform at 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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


The Meditations will perform at 9 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $15.

Strangelove "The Depeche Mode Experience" -- along with DJ Big Brown, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15.

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


Jocko will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Jet 420 will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock.

Adam Tilley will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Tragikly White will perform at 9 p.m. Friday.

David & Sarah will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Pamela K. Ward 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,


Renowned bluesman Bobby Rush will be honored at "A Tribute to Blues Legend Bobby Rush" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Tickets are $20.

The event, sponsored by the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance, will include a meet and greet with Rush, a catfish and blues dinner, Freedom and Blues Folk Art show and a blues bash after-party. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Rush is a former Pine Bluff and Jefferson County resident.

Pine Bluff Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff, (937) 241-3867;


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

Jimmy "Cadillac Crumb" Davis will perform at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

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

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