Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville takes part in a nationwide night of benefit shows to aid those directly impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. "Coast to Coast" will feature local jam act Mountain of Venus, the roots country of Matt Stell & the Crashers, driving rural pop from Bent Grass Green, neo-soul collective Black Pearl, singer/songwriter Sarah Hughes and tunesmith Tiffany Christopher, 7 p.m. With songs like "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot" and "Beertown U.S.A.," New Orleans frat-bar rock act, Dash Rip Rock, is sure to get the Sticky Fingerz bar rocking, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Gettys headline Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., while acoustic duo Brett & Adam man the deck for the end of the day, 5:30 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m.
Taut, traditional bluegrass outfit The Crumbs take to Town Pump for the night, 10 p.m., $3. Downtown Music Hall celebrates new ownership with music from melodic Memphis metalheads Epoch of Unlight, loud, local favorites Iron Tongue, the hardcore metal of A DarkEnd Era and Fort Smith death metal act Macrocosm, 8 p.m., $5. Dance event promoters Allied Kreations invade Sticky Fingerz for "Rhythmic Fusion" with Swedish electro DJ/producer Peo de Pitte, dubstep tracks from Memphis' N8, house bumpers from Crawley and School of Dub mixer Digital Love, 9 p.m., $10. White Water Tavern turns into a back porch juke-joint with a night of rural dance/party music with long-time local stompers Damn Bullets and their new cohorts, Sad Daddy, 10 p.m., $5.
Heartfelt acoustic college rockers Clayton Jones leaves their native St. Louis for a show at Conway's Soundstage alongside the James and Matthew Experience (better known as J.A.M.E.), 8 p.m., $5. Southern-tinged singer-songwriter Greg Madden visits Town Pump, 10 p.m., $3. Modern rockers McCuin play West End Smokehouse and Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. The Afterthought brings in lady-charming, golden-voiced local soulman William Staggers, 9 p.m., $7. Midtown Billiards brings in Memphis-based cowpunkers Josephus and the George Jonestown Massacre, 12:30 a.m., $8. Fresh off of an album release, locals Kingsdown head down to Maxine's in Hot Springs alongside sunshine pop act Free Micah, 9 p.m., $5. The Ted Ludwig Trio wraps up its weekly four-night stint at Capitol Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., free.