Schedule

Walter Henderson

Walter Henderson Group

Friday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $10

The Walter Henderson Group, a trumpet jazz combo, will perform Henderson's original music and jazz favorites.

Little Rock native and trumpeter Walter Henderson has worked with musical luminaries such as John Stubblefield, James Leary, Buddy Guy, Robert Irving III, Pharaoh Sanders and Art Porter. A member of the Brazilian jazz-pop band, Circo Verde, Walter also plays with local bands Amasa Hines and The Funkanites.

Wayland Holyfield
Randy Goodrum

Wayland Holyfield & Randy Goodrum

Friday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $15

Wayland Holyfield (guitar and vocals) and Randy Goodrum (piano and vocals), two Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, will perform their pop and country hit music.

Two Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, Mallettown native Wayland Holyfield and Hot Springs native Randy Goodrum, will join forces as a guitar and piano vocal duo and return home to Arkansas to perform some of their many Top 40 pop and country hits. Wayland Holyfield has received a total of thirty-seven Performance Society awards and has written over forty Top 10 hits and fourteen #1 songs, such as "Could I Have This Dance," "You're My Best Friend," "Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer," "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend," and more. Randy Goodrum has received numerous music industry awards from ASCAP, the County Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music, as well as two Grammy Awards, for songs such as "You Needed Me," "Oh, Sherri," "Foolish Heart," "Bluer Than Blue," and more.

Holyfield photo: Brittany Platt; Goodrum photo courtesy of artist.

Cedell Davis

CeDell Davis

Friday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $10

CeDell Davis, Helena native and blues legend, will perform with duo Zakk & Papa Binns and band Brethren to celebrate Davis's 90th birthday and his 63-year career.

Blues legend and Helena native CeDell Davis will perform with duo Zakk & Papa Binns and band Brethren as they celebrate CeDell's 90th birthday and his 63 year career. Davis, a polio survivor who plays guitar with a butter knife, will present a career retrospective that will include his own original music and touch on his collaborations with other artists, such Robert Palmer, Robert Nighthawk, Peter Buck, Barrett Martin and Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit.

Photo: Troy Michael

Richard Leo Johnson

Richard Leo Johnson

Friday, December 9, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE

Richard Leo Johnson, El Dorado native and acoustic guitar master, will perform original music in his unorthodox, new age style. Photographs created by Johnson will also be displayed at this event.

El Dorado native and acoustic guitar master Richard Leo Johnson is a self-taught guitarist with an unorthodox acoustic style. While he is often placed in the new age category, his sonic and rhythmic whirlwinds are often far more intense than that term implies. His songs are an instrumental hybrid of jazz, country, rock, soul and Americana. Johnson has released 5 albums including 2 on the prestigious jazz label, Blue Note Records. Also a gifted artist and photographer, Johnson's photos will be shown on the Ron Robinson Theater screen during his free one hour performance.

Photo: Orlando Montoya

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