"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Southern rockers Bang Bang Bang make the trek from Nashville to play Sticky Fingerz with Autovaughn, 9:30 p.m., $7. Fairhope, Ala.,-party band Triple40 blends hip-hop, soul and rock at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5. Local singer/songwriter Stacy Mackey hosts open mic night at Bogie’s, 8:30 p.m., free. New Orleans native Ted Ludwig leads a jazz trio at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $2. The Travs open a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6.
Local party band Mr. Meaner plays Revolution, 9 p.m., $5. The Getty’s, a slightly more angsty Little Rock party band, is at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5. Jonesboro’s Starroy plays Southern-fried jam-rock at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $5. Christian alt-rockers the Vanished come to Juanita’s with Adisis, 10 p.m., $7 adv./$10 d.o.s. Blue-eyed soulman Big John Miller and his band perform at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Local jam-band Free Verse plays Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m. The Travs host Tulsa, 7:10 p.m., $6.
Arkansas Times Showcase winners Cooper’s Orbit plays Revolution, 9 p.m. Australian classic rockers the Little River Band comes to Magic Springs, 8 p.m., park admission. Local jazz-trumpet whiz Rodney Block performs with friends at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Esteemed local blueswoman Charlotte Taylor brings her band to Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5. Jim Bellman and the Family Dog plays the blues at Cornerstone, 9 p.m. Party band Tragikly White Band is at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Travs play the Drillers again, 7:10 p.m., $6.
The Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation presents Steve Struthers on guitar, Brian Wolverton on bass and Dave Rogers on drums at the Afterthought, 9 p.m. $5. Prolific local pop-rocker Bryan Frazier holds down happy hour at Easy Street Piano Bar, free.
The classic “Wizard of Oz” screens at the second-to-last Movies in the Park of the summer at Riverfest Amphitheatre, sundown, free. Fayetteville alt-rocker Benjamin Del Shreeve brings his band to Juanita’s with Midwestern Caravan and “American Idol” contestant Sean Michel, 9 p.m., $6