Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
One of the longest tenured divas in R&B music, Patti LaBelle, will bring her Vegas revue to the Statehouse Convention Center on March 17.
The Walton Arts Center has announced a trio of shows at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, the Fayetteville amphitheater it recently acquired. The biggest show: Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver on Sunday, May 1. Tickets, which range from $17 to $77, are on sale at waltonartscenter.org.
Also announced: The Band Perry on Thursday, May 26 (tickets on sale now), and Primus on Friday, May 27 (tickets on sale Friday, March 11).
Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown and Willie's Picnic are coming to the Osage Creek Amphitheater, a new venue west of Springdale. The concert, scheduled for July 3, includes Willie, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Jack Ingram and more artists to be announced. It's the first Willie's Picnic ever staged in Arkansas. Tickets, ranging from $43 to $95, are on sale at osagecreeklive.com.
Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown (but not Picnic) will land in North Little Rock a month earlier, Saturday, June 4, for another all-day festival at North Shore Park. The Braided One will be joined by Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell and Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real. Tickets, which range from $34 to $74, are available via Ticketmaster.