Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Band of Heathens, an Austin-based crew of roots rockers, visits Sticky Fingerz alongside the smooth drawl of Fayetteville's Matt Stell & The Crashers, 9 p.m., $7. Wayland Holyfield, Arkansas native and Nashville songwriter with a list of admirers from Anne Murray to George Strait, goes to the AETN studios to record an episode of "Front Row with ..." accompanied by a sterling list of backing musicians, 6:30 p.m., free. North Little Rock's ongoing RiverFlicks series shows "Coraline" on the North Shore Riverwalk, sundown, free. Town Pump brings throwback folk-grass duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken, 10 p.m., $3. Roots rocking collective American Aquarium come to White Water, 9 p.m., $7. "Smokey Joe's Cafe," the Rep's production of Lieber & Stoller jukebox musical, returns, 8 p.m., $20-$40.
Pianist Chuck Dodson releases his newest classical jazz album, "The Wildwood Sessions," at Maxine's in Hot Springs, performing alongside his studio-accompanied cellist and violinist, 7 p.m., $5. "American Idol" contestant Charity Vance shares the Juanita's stage with heartfelt pop outfit Benjamin's Army, 9 p.m., $9. Monthly dance party Cool Shoes returns with DJs Risky Biz, Cameron Holifield and Patrick Malpractice, Downtown Music Hall, 10 p.m., $5-$8. Midtown continues booking the occasional local band with rockabillies Josh the Devil & The Sinners and omnipresent Little Rock favorites Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, 12:30 a.m., $5. "Jesus Christ Superstar," the classic rock opera, continues its stand at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $18.
ACAC throws "Dance 'til You Disintegrate," a fund-raiser for its annual July fashion show with music by DJs Cameron Holifield and Michael Inscoe at Union, 9 p.m., $3 members, $5 non-members. The long-standing free music paper, Nightflying, celebrates its 30th year in publication with an Arkie-packed anniversary party in Fayetteville at George's Majestic with Southern soul pioneers The Cate Brothers, Fayetteville songstress Tiffany Christopher, anthemic pop act A Good Fight and American Aquarium, 9 p.m., $5. The smooth trumpet soul and R&B of Rodney Block & Co. comes to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10. The late-night blurriness at Midtown Billiards gets a soundtrack from Austin bar-rockers Uncle Lucius, 12:30 a.m., $5 non-members. Rena Wren brings her brand of bouncy, poppy country to Town Pump, 10 p.m., $3. Country rockers Jason Greenlaw and The Groove take to Bill St., 10 p.m., $5.