music

The Fine Times at Our House weekend returns to Mount Sequoyah this weekend. The three day event is focused on scholarship and enjoyment of traditional dance, music and song. Today, we hear about the lasting power of old-time music, and we get a sample of the type of music that will be featured this weekend.

The annual Hillberry Music Festival is this weekend in Eureka Springs, but there are also plenty of other opportunities to see live music in the coming days.

Thursday Oct 11

  • Hillberry Music Festival at The Farm (Eureka Springs) - $60 (for Sunday only) to $180 for the 4-day pass, all weekend
  • deFrance at Kingfish (Fayetteville) - 8 to 11 p.m.

Friday Oct 12

A concert this weekend, presented by the Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, will feature two styles of Indian classical violin. The concert is intended for those already familiar with Indian classical music and for those who are curious. We speak with two of the event's organizers to learn more about the music and about the foundation's work to bring more Indian culture to the region.

courtesy: George Brooks

George Brooks is a saxophonist and composer, and his band Aspada draws on musical influences from India, Africa, Europe and America. Friday night, the band will perform at Walton Arts Center. We speak with Brooks about his musical influences and career prior to his performance in Fayetteville.

courtesy: The Vine Brothers

After a number of successful tours, the Vine Brothers took off much of this year to reconnect with family and work on other musical projects. In September, the group hit the road again, and their tour has brought them to Northwest Arkansas. Yesterday, the trio came to our studio to perform some of their new songs.

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