Music stories, interviews and performances from across KUAF's local programming.

The next seven days offer several opportunities throughout the region to see live music in person.

Thurs, Jun 10

In today's Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas music professor Lia Uribe is inspired by dance, dancers and powerful dance rhythms. We hear selections by Gabriela Ortiz, Alberto Ginastera and Grupo Bahia.

Courtesy / Music Moves

Music Moves, a northwest-Arkansas based organization, is hosting all kinds of events this month to honor contributions to American history from African American musicians. But as Reggie James and Anthony Ball, president and progam director of Music Moves, tell us, there is also curriculum developed by the group.

Courtesy / Jazz in Bloom

Jazz in Bloom will present live music, in person, at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Sunday evening at 6:30. KUAF's Robert Ginsburg gives us a preview.

The 2020 Opera in the Ozarks season was scratched. That quiet summer resulted in upgrades and the development of a new concert series. Now, the 2021 season is about to begin and the artists and staff are ready for audiences.

Sound Perimeter: Fly Me To The Moon

Jun 3, 2021

In today's Sound Perimeter, U of A music professor Lia Uribe expands our musical boundaries to outer space with pieces inspired by the moon. We hear compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy and Bart Howard.

As live music returns to the region, we return with our weekly look at what you can see and hear at venues across northwest Arkansas.

Thurs, Jun 3

Courtesy / Her Set, Her Sound

Saturday's Her Set, Her Sound at Prairie Street Live will feature seven women DJs performing together on the same bill for the first time. We discovered the festival's organizer, Robyn Jordan, wants to life others up and the festival is designed to do just that.

A new weekly patio concert series at Wood Stone Pizza's Uptown location in Fayetteville features local musicians every Wednesday night. On June 2, Clare Starr, Jeff Kearney and KillerSugar will take the outdoor stage from 5 to 8 p.m.. Earlier this week, Clare came to the Harold and Blanche Caulk News Studio at KUAF to give us a preview.


Opal Agafia has her first full-band show of the year scheduled for May 28 at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Red Oak Ruse is scheduled to open the show. Opal and Michael Schembre recently stopped by our Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a preview and to perform a few songs.