Schedule

charley sandage and harmony

Charley Sandage & Harmony

Friday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE

Charley Sandage and Harmony, a Mountain View trio comprising Mary and Robert Gillihan and Dave Smith, present original songs that tell stories about people and events that shaped Arkansas. The group uses an array of traditional instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, autoharp, bass, button accordion, harmonica, pickin’ bow, and spoons.

Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen

Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen

Monday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $20

Bill Frisell is a guitarist, composer, and arranger who is one of the leading guitarists in jazz. His eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music, and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds with his instrument. Since 1983, Frisell has released over 30 albums, received numerous Grammy nominations, and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2005. Kenny Wollesen, a drummer and percussionist, has recorded and toured with artists such as Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Norah Jones, and John Zorn, among many others. He has been featured on over 50 albums, including the soundtrack to the popular children’s show, The Backyardigans.

Tickets are $20, general admission, and will be available for purchase online at www.cals.org (secure online ticket sales are hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System, the parent organization of Arkansas Sounds) and at Butler Center Galleries, 401 Pres. Clinton Ave., beginning Monday, January 26. Tickets purchased online will not be mailed, but may be picked up in the lobby of the Ron Robinson Theater one hour prior to the show. If the event is not sold out, remaining tickets may be purchased at the will-call table as well.

Lyon College Pipe Band

Celtic Cultural Celebration Featuring Lyon College Pipe Band

Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
FREE

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate Celtic culture with an Arkansas Sounds concert, featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band, an award-winning bagpipe band from Batesville, Arkansas. The concert will include traditional Scottish bagpipe music, Scottish and Irish dancers, and a ceilidh (Celtic) band with guitars, accordions, uilleann (Irish) pipes, and singers.

Brian Nahlen

Brian Nahlen

Friday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Hillcrest Hall
1501 Kavanaugh Blvd.
General Admission: $5

Singer/songwriter Brian Nahlen, a North Little Rock native, will perform a few Beatles favorites, such as "Blackbird," "Norwegian Wood," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and original music from his debut album, Better Than I Thought It Could Be, to be released in February, 2015.

The Wildflowers

The Wildflowers

(Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde)

Friday, May 29, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $10

Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, and Mandy McBryde have recently formed the Wildflowers, performing music with folk, country, rock, and blues influences. This concert will feature a brief solo set by each artist, followed up with a full set to be performed by the trio with a backing band.

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