Schedule

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

Two legendary Arkansas songwriters, Wayland Holyfield of Mallettown and Randy Goodrum of Hot Springs, will perform their Grammy Award-winning hit music.

Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, Wayland Holyfield and Randy Goodrum will join forces as a duo and return home to Arkansas to perform some of their many Top 40 pop and country hits. Wayland Holyfield, guitar and vocals, has received 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. Wayland also wrote the state song, "Arkansas, You Run Deep In Me". Randy Goodrum, piano and vocals, is a Grammy award-nominated songwriter, a producer, and performer. Goodrum has written #1 songs in each of the four decades since his first #1 hit, 1978's "You Needed Me." Goodrum's award winning and chart topping hits from the country, pop, jazz, rock, R&B, and adult contemporary charts also include "Bluer Than Blue", "It's Sad to Belong", "Oh, Sherrie", and "What Are We Doin' In Love" amongst many others. In his role as a musician, Randy has performed with Chet Atkins, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Reed.

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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