Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
The Hot Springs Music Festival, a worldwide showcase of musicians from all over the world, continues through Saturday. Tonight, at the First Christian Church, there's a family concert featuring Tuba Todd & Friends, 6 p.m., $5. Also, at the Hot Springs Fieldhouse, the Festival Chamber Orchestra performs, 7:30 p.m., $15. Acoustic soul man John West dips down South (he's from L.A.) for a mini-tour that brings him to Crush Wine Bar, 8 p.m., $5. Renowned producer and guitarist Randy Kohrs brings his country band to Juanita's with Indian Rodeo, 9 p.m., $10. From Denton, Texas, the Eli Young Band specializes in catchy country-pop. They play Revolution, 8 p.m., $10. Oklahoma-based cover act Full Flava Kings comes to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. The Weekend Theater hosts its annual gala, featuring performance of “Sweeney Todd,” 6:30 p.m., $50, reservations. The Travs take on the Drillers at Dickey-Stephens, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
The Hot Springs Music Festival continues with the Festival Chamber Players Potpourri at the Hot Springs Fieldhouse, 7:30 p.m., $10. At Juanita's, popular folk-rockers Silverton perform with Notion and Nashville indie-poppers Hey Penny, 10 p.m. Texas alt-rockers the Feds headline at the Village with the Underwater and Sean Michele. Singer/songwriter Michael Jonathon performs at Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $10. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tonya Leeks plays the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The Travs continue their home stand against the Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
Local folk wunderkind Chris Denny performs with his band the Old Soles at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. The Hot Springs Music Festival concludes with the Festival Symphony Orchestra playing selections from Mahler and Tchaikovsky at the Hot Springs Fieldhouse, 7:30 p.m., $15. Memphis throwbacks the Dempseys play Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m. The Intruders bill themselves as “purveyors of blues, rock, reggae, New Orleans funk and classic dance tunes.” They're at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Jazz man William Staggers returns to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The Travs take on the Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10, and the Twisters do battle with Lubbock at Alltel, 7 p.m., $11-$28.