Schedule

Rwake & Neurosis

Rwake & Neurosis Concert Film Double Feature

Friday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE and open to the public

Arkansas Sounds will present two concert films: Rwake: A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door by Arkansas metal band Rwake and A Sun That Never Sets by Bay Area heavy music masters Neurosis.

Doors to the theater open at 6:00 p.m.

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown

Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $20

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), remaining “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time” (New York Times). The band’s musical alchemy has been described as “another breathless journey in the Texas tardis” (The Times, London), while American Songwriter observed that “the excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound.” The Belfast Telegraph calls the Hot Club of Cowtown “a pretty much perfect country trio at the very top of their game,” and the New York Times described the trio as armed with “an arsenal full of technique and joy.”

Doors to the theater open at 6:00 p.m.

Top of the Rock Chorus and Acapella Rising

Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE and open to the public

Award winning-women's chorus, Top of the Rock, and all-male barbershop chorus, Acapella Rising, come together for a free concert. Top of the Rock currently has over 60 singers of all ages, from all walks of life, and all parts of the greater Little Rock area. Acapella Rising consists of approximately 30 men. It was chartered in 1955 as a chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. It is part of the largest non-profit men’s singing group in America with more than 34,000 members. It is the only men's chorus of this type in Little Rock.

Doors to the theater open at 6:00 p.m.

Cate Brothers

The Cate Brothers Band

Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $20

Southern soul specialists and Arkansas music legends, The Cate Brothers Band, reunite to perform hits from their five decade career. The band’s country-style rock and roll showcases the music that flourished in the Ozark Mountains area of northwestern Arkansas. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Cates toured nationally and internationally with the likes of Heart, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen.

Doors to the theater open at 6:00 p.m.

The Bob Boyd Sounds

Bob Boyd Sounds

Friday, December 8, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE and open to the public

A one-hour holiday concert with Arkansas band The Bob Boyd Sounds. Band members sing, solo and in harmony, songs ranging from Frank Sinatra, the Four Freshmen and the Modernaires, to Stevie Wonder. The concert will begin following 2nd Friday Art Night activities.

Doors to the theater open at 7:00 p.m.

sounds in the stacks

Sounds in the Stacks

Sounds in the Stacks is a run of piano concerts at CALS branches which highlights local keyboardists with different musical backgrounds. Pianists and vocalists showcase their talent and musical prowess using a 7-foot, 6-inch Kawai GX-7 concert grand piano provided by Piano Kraft-the exclusive piano provider for Arkansas Sounds. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Sounds in the Stacks is sponsored, in part, by Piano Kraft, Kawai, and KATV 7

Upcoming concerts:

Ned Perme, piano
July 27 • Maumelle Library

Tim Anthony, R&B/jazz piano and vocals
August 29 • Dee Brown Library

Robert "Frisbee" Coleman & Franko Nilsson Coleman (father & son piano & sax vocal duo)
September 26 • Fletcher Library

Brenda & Ellis (husband and wife piano and vocal duo)
October 19 • Terry Library

Jeff Coleman (solo pop piano & vocal)
November 16 • Sanders Library

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