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.
Memphis nu-metal outfit Saliva makes up a canceled Little Rock gig at Revolution; local acts Iron Tongue and Afternoon Delight open, 7:30 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. Cajun's Wharf gets Some Guy Named Robb for the happy hour detail, 6 p.m., and Eoff Brothers for the later crowd, 9:30 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. J-One Productions' "In Too Deep" party returns yet again to Deep Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. In Hillcrest, this month's Shop and Sip offers up browsing, buying and boozing, 5 p.m.; afterwards, the Little Rock Jazz Quintet plays their weekly engagement at Ferneau, 8 p.m.FRIDAY 6/3
Celebrated singer-songwriter and jam fest favorite Bob Schneider plays Juanita's with co-ed pop act Smile Smile, 10 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. Conway's Soundstage gets a great metal lineup with local favorites Pallbearer, prog-dosed Still Reign and Vilonia thrash act The Curse Follows supporting for the kickoff show for Fire to Reason's summer tour, 8 p.m., $6. After a week's hiatus for Riverfest, the weekly Rivertop Party at the Peabody is back with emcee extraordinaire Epiphany and omnipresent DJ g-force, 8 p.m., $5. Local country act Ryan Couron is still CMT-ready; he's taking his act (and his gear truck with his face on the side) to Fox and Hound, 10 p.m., $5. In Hot Springs, Low Key Arts shows cult-classic action flick "Point Blank" alongside art inspired by the movie, 7:30 p.m. Lollipop Shoppe bakes together glam, hard rock and prog in a decidedly odd, curiously catchy recipe; they're at Vino's, 9 p.m.SATURDAY 6/4
Expect a crowd at White Water Tavern when local favorites Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth play with throwback country act, Nashville's The Avery Set, 9:30 p.m. Texas country hero Pat Green plays Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs with the soul-infused Western music of Randy Houser and the summery sound of Mark McKinney, 8 p.m., $5-$10. Flying Saucer hosts the dense, melodic bluegrass tunes of The Crumbs, 9 p.m. ACAC invites local competitive video gamers to test their button-mashing skills for their Little Rock Multitap Game Night, 6:30 p.m., $5. For the club contingency, Discovery brings in DJs Michael Shane and Brandon Peck to spin in the disco and lobby, respectively, 9 p.m., $10.