A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
At Denton's Trotline in Benton, Michael Shipp, who was a member of Tres Hombres along with Billy Bob Thornton, plays a tuneful blend of Southern rock and blues, 8 p.m., free. Cody Belew and the Mercers offer soul jams that are liable to have you dancing at SpeakEasy, 9 p.m., $15 (for the show only) or $50 (dinner, champagne and the show). At Cornerstone, local jam band 5th and River shares a bill with rockers Embrace the Crash, 9 p.m., $5. Eighties hard rock cover band the Meanies headline at West End, 9 p.m., $5. Swaggering Memphis modern rock act Snozberry plays Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $10 or $40 (for reservations). At Rio's, local party band Typhoid Mary gets butts on the dance floor, 9 p.m., $10-$100. At the Legion Event Center, saxophonist Warren Crow leads the Legion Band, 8:30 p.m., $25. At the Afterthought, piano man William Staggers performs, 8 p.m., $20. In Hot Springs, Oklahoma's El Paso Hot Button headlines a bill Maxine's is calling “Party Like a Rock Star.” Blue Screen Skyline, White Glove Test, Giggle Party and Sonic Retard also perform, 8 p.m.
Andy Warr, who's changed the name of his band at least a half a dozen times (lately, he's Andy Warr and His Big Damn Mouth), cuts an imposing figure on stage. He's well over 6 feet tall and fairly wide, with a bushy beard, and he can holler with the best of them. He and his band share a bill at Vino's with Nebraska's Bandit Sound, Welkin, Soundwaves and Polyphonic Breakdown, 8 p.m. The Hellzapoppin' Sideshow Revue features sword swallowers, fire-eaters, contortionists and burlesque dancers at Revolution, 9 p.m., $5. Up and coming local county singer Ryan Couron returns to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5. Local honky tonk heroes the Salty Dogs come to Denton's Trotline, 8 p.m., free.
Popular local rockers the Gettys return to Revolution, 9 p.m., $5. Gold Diggin' Mothers pay tribute to Kings of Leon at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., free. At Juanita's Oceans' Tim Griggs shares a bill with Austin electro-rock act Art Versus Industry, 9:30 p.m., $6. Local singer/songwriter Rena Wren performs at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. Jonesboro blues guitarist Jess Hoggard shares a bill with the Charles Woods Band at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5.