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Country singer Cody Johnson, along with his friends Jacob Bryant and David Adam Byrnes, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the First Security Amphitheater in Little Rock. Tickets range from $25 to $80.

Johnson, 31, grew up in Huntsville, Texas, and has self-released six albums since his debut, Black and White Label, in 2006. In 2011, he won the Texas Regional Music award for new male vocalist of the year, and after the win, he quit his day job with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to pursue a full-time musical career.

His latest album, Gotta Be Me, came out in August 2016.

(The show is being presented by George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville and the Razorback Foundation, as University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students are expected to travel to Little Rock for the football game Saturday against Ole Miss.)

First Security Amphitheater, Riverfront Park, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, tinyurl.com/ybvja64a

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Country singer Thomas Rhett will bring his Life Changes Tour, featuring opening acts Brett Young and Midland, to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock for a show at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets range from $32.75 to $77.75, plus service charges; general admission is on the floor, no chairs.

Rhett, 28, a native of Valdosta, Ga., (whose full name is Thomas Rhett Akins Jr.) is the son of musician Rhett Akins. He attended college in Nashville, Tenn., but dropped out at age 20 to pursue music. He began his career climb with a publishing deal and wrote songs for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line and others.

He has released three albums: It Goes Like This in 2013, Tangled Up in 2015 and Life Changes in 2017. His first tour was as an opening act for Lady Antebellum in 2012.

In 2016, he won the Country Music Association song of the year award for "Die a Happy Man."

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

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Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

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

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

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Lee Bain III & The Glory Fire, along with opening acts Dazz & Brie and SA SoloAct will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

The Alabama-based Bains and his band debuted in 2012 with the album, There Is a Bomb in Gilead, and have since released Dereconstructed in 2014, Youth Detention in 2017 and Live at the Nick earlier this year.

Terminal Nation, along with opening act Tranquilo, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

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

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The Inner Party, along with opening act Adventureland, will perform at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $3.

Tragikly White will perform at 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10; $12 for those under age 21.

Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.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 $10.

The Busty Petites will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

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

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The Weeks, along with opening act Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $15.

The Weeks, formed in 2006 in Florence, Miss., combine Southern rock with an indie rock approach. The four-man band released its debut, Dog Days, in 2006. The group has since released five more albums, the latest of which, Easy, came out in 2017.

Khaki Onion will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

Boom Kinetic will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

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

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Trey Johnson will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Erica Jones will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock.

Raising Grey will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Just Sayin' will perform at 9 p.m. Friday.

Alex Summerlin 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

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Front Cover Band will perform at 8 p.m. today at Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.

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

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

Thomas Rhett

Weekend on 10/11/2018

Print Headline: Johnson playing by the river, Rhett at Verizon

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