Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio performs its weekly gig at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soulman Big John Miller plays for the Cajun's crowd, 9 p.m., $5. Country singer Stoney LaRue headlines a show at Sticky Fingerz. Mickey and the Motorcars open, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. The Fayetteville Arts Festival kicks off at George's Majestic Lounge with performances by Charliehorse and Benjamin del Shreve, 6 p.m., $25. Author and senior NPR correspondent Juan Williams gives the keynote address at an international symposium on Central High at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Library. The event is free, but tickets are required. Call the UALR department of history for more information, 569-3236.
Rows and rows of hot rods will be on display at the monthly Cruisin' in the Rock event, which takes place downtown in the River Market pavilions, 6 p.m., free. Markham 801 hosts the First Friday Little Rock, a “Casino Night”-themed party featuring roulette, blackjack and craps tables and a DJ spinning dance music, 9 p.m. Hot Rod Van, a self-described “ultra-swinging hillbilly band,” plays Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
Impressive local rockers the Munks do a long set at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls keep their concert series going with a show by the Memphis Soul Revue at the park's Timberwood Amphitheatre, 8 p.m., free with park admission ($44.99 for adults and $34.99 for kids). Funky jam band Outformation plays Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $8. Singer/songwriters Graham Weber and Adam Carroll perform at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Local DJs Balance and Dave McRoberts hold down the 1s and 2s in the disco at Discovery, where there's a weekly drag show after midnight. The music starts at midnight. Admission before then is $5, after it's $10.
Local singer-songwriter Conrad Burnham, who currently fronts the melodic indie-rock band Winter Furs, plays a solo show at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free. Conway-based bluesy garage rockers Cephus plays Juanita's, 9 p.m., $7. For something different, try salsa lessons on Wednesday nights at Revolution, 7 p.m., free.